Dataset Name: bls_civilian_employment
Vendor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) powered by CloudQuant
Data Starts at: 1995-01-31 00:00:00
Symbol Set: Government Statistics
Data Update Time(s): 12:05 AM EST
Data Update Frequency: month
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Civilian Employment measure is a monthly estimate of the number of people aged 16 years and older who are employed in the civilian noninstitutional population. The civilian noninstitutional population excludes members of the armed forces, people in correctional facilities, nursing homes, and other institutions, and people under 16 years of age. The Civilian Employment measure is based on a survey of about 60,000 households, called the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is conducted by the Census Bureau for the BLS¹.
According to the latest data, Civilian Employment was **154.6 million** in April 2023, up by **253,000** from March 2023². The Civilian Employment measure is different from the Nonfarm Payroll Employment measure, which is based on a survey of about 666,000 worksites and covers workers who receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month³. Nonfarm Payroll Employment was **152.5 million** in April 2023, up by **253,000** from March 2023³.
(1) Current Employment Statistics - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ces/.
(2) Employment Projections - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/emp/.
(3) Disability Employment Statistics | U.S. Department of Labor. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep/research-evaluation/statistics.
(4) Labor Force Statistics - Census.gov. https://www.census.gov/topics/employment/labor-force.html.
Data Contained in this Dataset
|_seq||uint||Internal sequence number used to keep data rows in order|
|timestamp||string||Timestamp of the Data - America/New York Time.|
|muts||uint64||Microseconds Unix Timestamp. An integer representation of a timestamp with microsecond precision that can be compared directly to other timestamps. (underlying field is nc_publish_date_actual)|
|symbol||string||The item being measured|
|period||string||Period. ´M01´, ´M02´, ´M03´, ´M04´, ´M05´, ´M06´, ´M07´, ´M08´, ´M09´, ´M10´, ´M11´, ´M12´|
|value||int64||The value or measure for the given dataset.|
|footnotes||string||footnotes to the data proved by the data source|