Non-Farm Payroll

(redirected from Nonfarm Payroll)

Non-Farm Payroll

In the United States, a figure compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics representing the total number of working-age persons working in all professions, except the following: government employees, household employees, many nonprofit employees, and farm employees. At any given time, this number represents approximately 80% of the American workforce currently employed. Economists use the non-farm payroll to help gauge the state of the overall economy.
References in periodicals archive ?
Over-the-year, nonfarm payroll employment increased by +3,700 jobs with the largest gains in these industry sectors in September: Financial Activities (+12,000); Education and Health Services (+9,600); and Professional and Business Services (+8,000).
Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2,900 in May, including a gain of 2,500 jobs in construction and manufacturing.
Nonfarm payroll jobs in Arkansas dropped by 24,500 in January to total 1.
total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September, well below market consensus of 203,000, the Labor Department announced Friday.
com)-- FinancialSpreads, the London based spread trading company has launched a new Nonfarm Payroll market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.
The better-than-expected May nonfarm payroll report raises the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its $85 million per month purchases of Treasurys and mortgage-back securities.
To say nonfarm payroll growth is a leading indicator is to say nonfarm payroll employment typically rises before the unemployment rate drops.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment decreased in the third quarter 2008 compared to this period a year ago by 427,000 workers.
Department of Labor reports in its latest figures that July nonfarm payroll employment rose in 34 states, fell in 14 states and DC, and was unchanged in only two states.
Nonfarm payroll employment was little changed in February, rising by a seasonally adjusted 21,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week.