For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 128,000 jobs, 131,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: September total jobs growth was revised up by 44,000 from a gain of 136,000 to a gain of 180,000 . August growth was revised up by 51,000 from a gain of 168,000 to a gain of 219,000 .
Gains across the major employment sectors are shown in the bar-chart and table below.
|U.S. Payroll Jobs: Total Nonfarm. Seasonally Adjusted.|
|Sector||Level (000s)||Monthly Change (000s)||Mthly Chg (%)||Yr/Yr Change (000s)*||Yr/Yr Chg (%)*|
|Oct. 2019||Aug. 2019||Sep. 2019||Oct. 2019||Oct. 2019||Aug. 2019||Sep. 2019||Oct. 2019||Oct. 2019|
|– Total private||129,306||163.0||167.0||131.0||0.10||2,035.0||2,094.0||1,940.0||1.52|
|– – Mining and logging||747||-5.0||1.0||0.0||0.00||4.0||2.0||-4.0||-0.53|
|– – Construction||7,527||7.0||11.0||10.0||0.13||169.0||163.0||148.0||2.01|
|– – Manufacturing||12,811||2.0||-5.0||-36.0||-0.28||137.0||114.0||49.0||0.38|
|– – Trade, transportation, and utilities||27,854||-8.0||19.0||26.0||0.09||116.0||136.0||139.0||0.50|
|– – Information||2,822||-4.0||4.0||-4.0||-0.14||-4.0||4.0||-10.0||-0.35|
|– – Financial activities||8,719||17.0||8.0||16.0||0.18||112.0||106.0||108.0||1.25|
|– – Professional and business services||21,585||38.0||37.0||22.0||0.10||451.0||435.0||402.0||1.90|
|– – Education and health services||24,451||63.0||49.0||39.0||0.16||609.0||633.0||635.0||2.67|
|– – Leisure and hospitality||16,844||48.0||45.0||61.0||0.36||343.0||412.0||394.0||2.40|
|– – Other services||5,946||5.0||-2.0||-3.0||-0.05||98.0||89.0||79.0||1.35|
|– – Government||22,639||56.0||13.0||-3.0||-0.01||135.0||148.0||153.0||0.68|
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