non·​farm | \ ˌnän-ˈfärm How to pronounce nonfarm (audio) \
variants: or non-farm

Definition of nonfarm

: not of or relating to farms or farming nonfarm job growth nonfarm products non-farm land

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Other Words from nonfarm

non-farming \ ˌnän-​ˈfär-​miŋ How to pronounce nonfarm (audio) \ or nonfarming adjective
non-farming activities a nonfarming family

Examples of nonfarm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000, but there are still 9.7 million people searching for jobs; 4 million higher than in February 2020. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, 7 May 2021 On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. economy added 916,00 nonfarm jobs in the month of March, far exceeding economist estimates of 675,000. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2021 Forecasters had anticipated some 647,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 2 Apr. 2021 Confidence surged to kick this week off after a blowout jobs report saw nonfarm payrolls increase by 916,000 in March. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Among nonfarm employment, the construction and the information and communications industries led the way in employment growth, according to department data. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2021 Connecticut has recovered 170,900 nonfarm jobs, or 58.4% of the 292,400 positions lost in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Stephen Singer,, 25 Mar. 2021 California employers shed 52,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, the first month-over-month increase in unemployment since April. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Feb. 2021 Forecasters had anticipated fewer than 200,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs. Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of nonfarm

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfarm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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