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 201,000 jobs, 204,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: July total jobs growth was revised down , but not significantly, from a gain of 157,000 to a gain of 147,000 . June growth was revised down by 40,000 from a gain of 248,000 to a gain of 208,000 .
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. 2018||June 2018||July 2018||Aug. 2018||Aug. 2018||June 2018||July 2018||Aug. 2018||Aug. 2018|
|– Total Private||126,939||192.0||153.0||204.0||0.16||2,368.0||2,333.0||2,329.0||1.87|
|– – Mining and Logging||746||7.0||0.0||6.0||0.81||60.0||58.0||56.0||8.12|
|– – Construction||7,259||8.0||18.0||23.0||0.32||278.0||302.0||297.0||4.27|
|– – Manufacturing||12,717||21.0||18.0||-3.0||-0.02||274.0||296.0||254.0||2.04|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,820||-14.0||18.0||37.0||0.13||303.0||313.0||330.0||1.20|
|– – Information||2,762||-2.0||-1.0||-6.0||-0.22||-27.0||-25.0||-30.0||-1.07|
|– – Financial Activities||8,588||12.0||2.0||11.0||0.13||126.0||115.0||111.0||1.31|
|– – Professional and Business Services||21,062||47.0||37.0||53.0||0.25||524.0||508.0||519.0||2.53|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,732||67.0||41.0||53.0||0.22||460.0||444.0||449.0||1.93|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||16,374||28.0||32.0||17.0||0.10||271.0||240.0||253.0||1.57|
|– – Other Services||5,879||18.0||-12.0||13.0||0.22||99.0||82.0||90.0||1.55|
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