Employment level of the U.S. 1990-2019

This statistic shows the number of employees in the United States from 1990 to 2019. 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 2019, the employment level increased to 157.54 million people.

Employment level of the United States from 1990 to 2019

Number of employees in millions
'19157.54
'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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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Full-time and part-time employees

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