Latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

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At Hueman, we know that the more data you have, the easier it is to make decisions that affect your business and your employees. We're updating this page monthly with the newest BLS data - so bookmark this page and always have the most up-to-date info at your fingertips! The latest report showed notable job gains in the hospitality, education, and retail.


Latest BLS Data - All Industries

  • 3.9%

    +0.1% change, MoM
    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS
  • +199,000

    Change in Employment Level, MoM
    December 2021, BLS
  • +10,562,000

    Number of Job Openings
    November 2021, BLS
  • 4.5%

    Latest Hires Rate
    November 2021, BLS
  • 4.2%

    Latest Turnover Rate
    November 2021, BLS

Healthcare Industry Statistics

In December, employment showed little or no change in the Healthcare industry.


Latest BLS Data

  • 20,161,600

    Number of Employees
    December 2021, BLS
  • 2.2%

    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS
  • 1,738,000

    Number of Job Openings
    November 2021, BLS
  • 656,000

    Number of Job Separations
    November 2021, BLS

Manufacturing Industry Statistics

Manufacturing added 26,000 jobs in December, primarily in durable goods industries. A job gain in machinery (+8,000) reflected the return of workers from a strike. Manufacturing employment is down by 219,000 since February 2020.


Latest BLS Data

  • 12,580,000

    Number of Employees
    December 2021, BLS
  • 2.8%

    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS
  • 818,000

    Number of Job Openings
    November 2021, BLS
  • 372,000

    Number of Job Separations
    November 2021, BLS

Construction Industry Statistics

Construction employment rose by 22,000 in December, following monthly gains averaging 38,000 over the prior 3 months. In December, job gains occurred in nonresidential specialty trade contractors (+13,000) and in heavy and civil engineering construction (+10,000). Construction employment is 88,000 below its February 2020 level.


Latest BLS Data

  • 7,560,000

    Number of Employees
    December 2021, BLS
  • 5.0%

    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS
  • 307,000

    Number of Job Openings
    November 2021, BLS
  • 417,000

    Number of Job Separations
    November 2021, BLS

Transportation Industry Statistics

Employment in transportation and warehousing increased by 19,000 in December. Job gains occurred in support activities for transportation (+7,000), in air transportation (+6,000),and in warehousing and storage (+5,000). Employment in couriers and messengers was essentially unchanged. Since February 2020, employment in transportation and warehousing is up by 218,000, reflecting job growth in couriers and messengers (+202,000) and in warehousing and storage (+181,000).


Latest BLS Data

  • 6,041,300

    Number of Employees
    December 2021, BLS
  • 3.6%

    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS

Education Industry Statistics

In December, employment showed little change in other major industries, including mining, wholesale trade, information, other services, and public and private education.


Latest BLS Data

  • 3,642,200

    Number of Employees
    December 2021, BLS
  • 1.8%

    Unemployment Rate
    December 2021, BLS
  • 160,000

    Number of Job Openings
    November 2021, BLS
  • 66,000

    Number of Job Separations
    November 2021, BLS

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