For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 156,000 jobs, 165,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: July total jobs growth was revised down by 20,000 from a gain of 209,000 to a gain of 189,000 . June growth was revised down by 21,000 from a gain of 231,000 to a gain of 210,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Aug. 2017||June 2017||July 2017||Aug. 2017||Aug. 2017||June 2017||July 2017||Aug. 2017||Aug. 2017|
|– Total Private||124,432||207.0||202.0||165.0||0.13||2,114.0||2,067.0||2,089.0||1.71|
|– – Mining and Logging||719||6.0||0.0||6.0||0.84||45.0||49.0||58.0||8.77|
|– – Construction||6,918||15.0||-3.0||28.0||0.41||203.0||182.0||214.0||3.19|
|– – Manufacturing||12,480||21.0||26.0||36.0||0.29||71.0||85.0||138.0||1.12|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,390||15.0||5.0||8.0||0.03||168.0||137.0||108.0||0.40|
|– – Information||2,711||-1.0||-4.0||-8.0||-0.29||-57.0||-59.0||-67.0||-2.41|
|– – Financial Activities||8,464||15.0||10.0||10.0||0.12||164.0||154.0||149.0||1.79|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,798||44.0||50.0||40.0||0.19||627.0||593.0||602.0||2.98|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,173||40.0||54.0||25.0||0.11||491.0||504.0||476.0||2.10|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||15,996||38.0||58.0||4.0||0.03||324.0||340.0||323.0||2.06|
|– – Other Services||5,783||14.0||6.0||16.0||0.28||78.0||82.0||88.0||1.55|
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