Employment level of the United States from 1990 to 2018 (in millions)

Employment level of the U.S. 1990-2018 This statistic shows the number of employees in the United States from 1990 to 2018. Employed persons consist of: persons who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week; persons who did at least 15 hours of unpaid work in a family-operated enterprise; and persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of illness, vacation, bad weather, industrial dispute, or various personal reasons. In 2018, the employment level increased to 155.76 million people.
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Number of employees in millions
'18155.76
'17153.34
'16151.44
'15148.83
'14146.31
'13143.93
'12142.47
'11139.87
'10139.06
'09139.88
'08145.36
'07146.05
'06144.43
'05141.73
'04139.25
'03137.74
'02136.49
'01136.93
'00136.89
'99133.49
'98131.46
'97129.56
'96126.71
'95124.9
'94123.06
'93120.26
'92118.49
'91117.72
'90118.79
Number of employees in millions
'18155.76
'17153.34
'16151.44
'15148.83
'14146.31
'13143.93
'12142.47
'11139.87
'10139.06
'09139.88
'08145.36
'07146.05
'06144.43
'05141.73
'04139.25
'03137.74
'02136.49
'01136.93
'00136.89
'99133.49
'98131.46
'97129.56
'96126.71
'95124.9
'94123.06
'93120.26
'92118.49
'91117.72
'90118.79
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This statistic shows the number of employees in the United States from 1990 to 2018. Employed persons consist of: persons who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week; persons who did at least 15 hours of unpaid work in a family-operated enterprise; and persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of illness, vacation, bad weather, industrial dispute, or various personal reasons. In 2018, the employment level increased to 155.76 million people.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2018
Age group
16 years and older
Special properties
Full-time and part-time employees
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