For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 138,000 jobs, 147,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: April total jobs growth was revised down by 37,000 from a gain of 211,000 to a gain of 174,000 . March growth was revised down by 29,000 from a gain of 79,000 to a gain of 50,000 .
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 (%)*|
|May 2017||Mar. 2017||Apr. 2017||May 2017||May 2017||Mar. 2017||Apr. 2017||May 2017||May 2017|
|– Total Private||123,831||59.0||173.0||147.0||0.12||2,004.0||2,019.0||2,149.0||1.77|
|– – Mining and Logging||706||6.0||9.0||6.0||0.86||-1.0||17.0||32.0||4.75|
|– – Construction||6,881||0.0||-1.0||11.0||0.16||166.0||166.0||191.0||2.86|
|– – Manufacturing||12,398||11.0||11.0||-1.0||-0.01||33.0||43.0||63.0||0.51|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,346||-39.0||0.0||-6.0||-0.02||185.0||175.0||159.0||0.58|
|– – Information||2,723||-8.0||-15.0||-2.0||-0.07||-39.0||-56.0||-16.0||-0.58|
|– – Financial Activities||8,428||4.0||14.0||11.0||0.13||172.0||168.0||165.0||2.00|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,644||58.0||38.0||38.0||0.18||640.0||612.0||622.0||3.11|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,069||16.0||50.0||47.0||0.20||529.0||527.0||525.0||2.33|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||15,892||11.0||58.0||31.0||0.20||266.0||309.0||331.0||2.13|
|– – Other Services||5,744||0.0||9.0||12.0||0.21||53.0||58.0||77.0||1.36|
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