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U.S. Employment - % Change Y/Y

Services jobs fell more severely, on a y/y basis, in the Spring of 2020 than in Summer, 2009. Construction & manufacturing, though, did not experience jobs drops that were as steep as their declines 11 years prior.

The latest data points are for January, 2021.
Based on seasonally adjusted (SA) data.

Data source: Payroll Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor).
Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Weekly

For the week ending Feb. 20, 2021, the figure was 730,000, a substantial decline from the previous week's number of 841,000.

Data source: Department of Labor & Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

U.S. Month-to-month Total Jobs Creation

U.S. total employment in Jan 2021 was 0.0% month to month and -6.3% year over year.

Latest data point is for January, 2021.

Source: Payroll Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) / Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.