About This Statistic
This statistic shows the unadjusted number of full-time employees in the United States. In line with the definition of the BLS, full-time workers are persons who usually work 35 hours or more per week. These figures are not seasonally adjusted and reflect the actual number of full-time employees each month. In contrast, seasonal adjustment of employment figures is a technique used to attempt to remove regular seasonal fluctuations from data in order to allow for month to month comparisons. In May 2017, about 125.91 million people were employed on a full-time basis.