Employment in government rose by 57K in July 2022, but is below its February 2020 level by 597K, or 2.6 percent. Over the month, employment increased by 37K in local government, mostly in education (27K). Employment in local government is below its February 2020 level by 555K, or 3.8 percent, with the losses split between the education and non-education components. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Government Payrolls in the United States averaged 18.26 Thousand from 1939 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 452 Thousand in August of 2020 and a record low of -921 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Government Payrolls - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Government Payrolls - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Government Payrolls in the United States is expected to be 30.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Government Payrolls is projected to trend around 70.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Government Payrolls



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-07-08 12:30 PM Jun -9K 48K 10K
2022-08-05 12:30 PM Jul 57K -6K 10K
2022-09-02 12:30 PM Aug 57K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 percent Jul 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 528.00 398.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 471.00 404.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Government Payrolls 57.00 -6.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Manufacturing Payrolls 30.00 27.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Unemployed Persons 5670.00 5912.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Employed Persons 158290.00 158111.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.40 percent Jul 2022
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 Hours Jul 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 62.20 percent Jul 2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.07 1.03 percent Feb 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.80 percent Jun 2022
Productivity 109.70 111.01 points Jun 2022
Labour Costs 131.31 127.98 points Jun 2022
Job Vacancies 10591.00 11245.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Job Offers 10698.00 11303.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Wages 27.57 27.45 USD/Hour Jul 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 25.07 24.94 USD/Hour Jul 2022
Employment Cost Index 1.30 1.40 percent Jun 2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY 5.20 5.20 percent Jul 2022
Employment Rate 60.00 59.90 percent Jul 2022
Full Time Employment 132577.00 132648.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Part Time Employment 25824.00 25440.00 Thousand Jul 2022

United States Government Payrolls
Government Payrolls reports the absolute change in the number of employees working in the Government sector in the United States. It includes Federal, State and Local governments.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.00 -6.00 452.00 -921.00 1939 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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