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US Jobs Report September 2023

336,000 +

Total Jobs Added*

(* Non-Farm Jobs Only)

3.8 %

Unemployment Rate

(No change since August)

Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 336,000 in September, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality; government; health care; professional, scientific, and technical services; and social assistance.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 1.2 million in September. The long-term unemployed accounted for 19.1 percent of all unemployed persons. Both the labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 60.4 percent, were unchanged over the month.

USA Industry-Specific Updates – September 2023

(+) Means Jobs Added MoM (-) Means Jobs Decreased MoM

Professional, Scientific & Technical
Services +29,000

  • Average monthly gain over the last 12 months +27,000

Leisure & Hospitality
+96,000

  • Food services & drinking places +61,000
  • Accommodation Places +16,000

Healthcare
+41,000

  • Ambulatory health care +24,000
  • Hospitals +8,000
  • Nursing and residential care +8,000

Transportation & Warehousing
+9000

  • Truck transportation +9,000
  • Air transportation +5,000

Government
+73,000

  • State government education +29,000
  • Local government +27000

Other Sectors

  • Social assistance +25,000
  • Information -5,000
  • Motion pictures +7,000

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.8 percent), adult women (3.1 percent), teenagers (11.6 percent), Whites (3.4 percent), Blacks (5.7 percent), Asians (2.8 percent), and Hispanics (4.6 percent) showed little or no change in September.

Source: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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