For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 164,000 jobs, 168,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: March total jobs growth was revised up by 32,000 from a gain of 103,000 to a gain of 135,000 . February growth was revised down , but not significantly, from a gain of 326,000 to a gain of 324,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Apr. 2018||Feb. 2018||Mar. 2018||Apr. 2018||Apr. 2018||Feb. 2018||Mar. 2018||Apr. 2018||Apr. 2018|
|– Total Private||126,106||321.0||135.0||168.0||0.13||2,216.0||2,283.0||2,277.0||1.84|
|– – Mining and Logging||730||9.0||8.0||8.0||1.11||59.0||62.0||59.0||8.79|
|– – Construction||7,174||67.0||-10.0||17.0||0.24||248.0||235.0||257.0||3.72|
|– – Manufacturing||12,655||31.0||22.0||24.0||0.19||219.0||231.0||245.0||1.97|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,720||68.0||32.0||-7.0||-0.03||247.0||300.0||289.0||1.05|
|– – Information||2,772||-1.0||6.0||7.0||0.25||-51.0||-44.0||-26.0||-0.93|
|– – Financial Activities||8,549||29.0||4.0||2.0||0.02||139.0||137.0||126.0||1.50|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,869||61.0||39.0||54.0||0.26||511.0||514.0||518.0||2.55|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,517||32.0||24.0||31.0||0.13||445.0||446.0||431.0||1.87|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||16,272||18.0||8.0||18.0||0.11||309.0||310.0||279.0||1.74|
|– – Other Services||5,848||7.0||2.0||14.0||0.24||90.0||92.0||99.0||1.72|
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