Payroll employment growth in perspective: Monthly employment growth under various scenarios, July 2017

Measure Payroll employment
Monthly payroll employment growth needed to keep up with working age population growth over the next year 90
. . .  and lower the unemployment rate to 4% over the next year 146
. . . and pull in 1 million more people into the labor force over the next year 223

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Current Employment Statistics public data, BLS's Current Population Survey public data, and Congressional Budget Office's projections from An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

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