For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 250,000 jobs, 246,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: September total jobs growth was revised down by 16,000 from a gain of 134,000 to a gain of 118,000 . August growth was revised up by 16,000 from a gain of 270,000 to a gain of 286,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Oct. 2018||Aug. 2018||Sep. 2018||Oct. 2018||Oct. 2018||Aug. 2018||Sep. 2018||Oct. 2018||Oct. 2018|
|– Total Private||127,353||267.0||121.0||246.0||0.19||2,376.0||2,481.0||2,450.0||1.96|
|– – Mining and Logging||756||7.0||4.0||5.0||0.67||57.0||61.0||65.0||9.41|
|– – Construction||7,318||31.0||20.0||30.0||0.41||306.0||317.0||330.0||4.72|
|– – Manufacturing||12,785||11.0||18.0||32.0||0.25||272.0||284.0||296.0||2.37|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,865||54.0||-8.0||37.0||0.13||346.0||303.0||312.0||1.13|
|– – Information||2,769||-4.0||-4.0||7.0||0.25||-26.0||-22.0||-15.0||-0.54|
|– – Financial Activities||8,609||9.0||15.0||7.0||0.08||110.0||117.0||115.0||1.35|
|– – Professional and Business Services||21,146||54.0||46.0||35.0||0.17||522.0||541.0||516.0||2.50|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,811||67.0||26.0||44.0||0.19||458.0||470.0||499.0||2.14|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||16,410||30.0||0.0||42.0||0.26||247.0||322.0||254.0||1.57|
|– – Other Services||5,884||8.0||4.0||7.0||0.12||84.0||88.0||78.0||1.34|
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