For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 148,000 jobs, 146,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: November total jobs growth was revised up by 24,000 from a gain of 228,000 to a gain of 252,000 . October growth was revised down by 33,000 from a gain of 244,000 to a gain of 211,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Dec. 2017||Oct. 2017||Nov. 2017||Dec. 2017||Dec. 2017||Oct. 2017||Nov. 2017||Dec. 2017||Dec. 2017|
|– Total Private||125,039||222.0||239.0||146.0||0.12||1,956.0||2,017.0||2,013.0||1.64|
|– – Mining and Logging||727||0.0||5.0||0.0||0.00||63.0||61.0||59.0||8.83|
|– – Construction||6,993||15.0||27.0||30.0||0.43||193.0||192.0||210.0||3.10|
|– – Manufacturing||12,539||23.0||31.0||25.0||0.20||158.0||189.0||196.0||1.59|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,448||-9.0||43.0||-10.0||-0.04||84.0||112.0||74.0||0.27|
|– – Information||2,722||-1.0||1.0||7.0||0.26||-66.0||-53.0||-40.0||-1.45|
|– – Financial Activities||8,498||8.0||7.0||6.0||0.07||155.0||150.0||134.0||1.60|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,943||47.0||49.0||19.0||0.09||541.0||544.0||527.0||2.58|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,309||17.0||50.0||28.0||0.12||441.0||460.0||438.0||1.92|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||16,050||104.0||17.0||29.0||0.18||309.0||282.0||306.0||1.94|
|– – Other Services||5,810||18.0||9.0||12.0||0.21||78.0||80.0||109.0||1.91|
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