For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 20,000 jobs, 25,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: January total jobs growth was revised up , but not significantly, from a gain of 304,000 to a gain of 311,000 . December growth was revised up , but not significantly, from a gain of 222,000 to a gain of 227,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Feb. 2019||Dec. 2018||Jan. 2019||Feb. 2019||Feb. 2019||Dec. 2018||Jan. 2019||Feb. 2019||Feb. 2019|
|– Total private||128,123||224.0||308.0||25.0||0.02||2,583.0||2,705.0||2,426.0||1.93|
|– – Mining and logging||754||4.0||7.0||-5.0||-0.66||60.0||60.0||48.0||6.80|
|– – Construction||7,422||16.0||53.0||-31.0||-0.42||307.0||327.0||223.0||3.10|
|– – Manufacturing||12,834||20.0||21.0||4.0||0.03||264.0||269.0||242.0||1.92|
|– – Trade, transportation, and utilities||27,844||5.0||54.0||2.0||0.01||304.0||340.0||284.0||1.03|
|– – Information||2,815||-2.0||-12.0||0.0||0.00||6.0||3.0||3.0||0.11|
|– – Financial activities||8,630||1.0||9.0||6.0||0.07||115.0||122.0||102.0||1.20|
|– – Professional and business services||21,311||37.0||15.0||42.0||0.20||561.0||539.0||537.0||2.58|
|– – Education and health services||23,980||67.0||64.0||4.0||0.02||532.0||531.0||499.0||2.13|
|– – Leisure and hospitality||16,643||65.0||89.0||0.0||0.00||359.0||435.0||410.0||2.53|
|– – Other services||5,890||11.0||8.0||3.0||0.05||75.0||79.0||78.0||1.34|
|– – Government||22,483||3.0||3.0||-5.0||-0.02||96.0||114.0||83.0||0.37|
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