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 261,000 jobs, 252,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: September total jobs fall was revised up by 51,000 from a fall of 33,000 to a gain of 18,000 . August growth was revised up by 39,000 from a gain of 169,000 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 (%)*|
|Oct. 2017||Aug. 2017||Sep. 2017||Oct. 2017||Oct. 2017||Aug. 2017||Sep. 2017||Oct. 2017||Oct. 2017|
|– Total Private||124,649||184.0||15.0||252.0||0.20||2,039.0||1,831.0||1,951.0||1.59|
|– – Mining and Logging||717||5.0||1.0||-2.0||-0.28||57.0||58.0||58.0||8.80|
|– – Construction||6,930||24.0||11.0||11.0||0.16||204.0||192.0||187.0||2.77|
|– – Manufacturing||12,481||44.0||6.0||24.0||0.19||109.0||127.0||156.0||1.27|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,434||9.0||42.0||6.0||0.02||104.0||106.0||103.0||0.38|
|– – Information||2,716||0.0||-3.0||-1.0||-0.04||-58.0||-69.0||-64.0||-2.30|
|– – Financial Activities||8,483||10.0||13.0||5.0||0.06||150.0||154.0||153.0||1.84|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,870||47.0||22.0||50.0||0.24||602.0||541.0||536.0||2.64|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,254||46.0||22.0||41.0||0.18||494.0||468.0||464.0||2.04|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||15,979||-9.0||-102.0||106.0||0.67||302.0||189.0||284.0||1.81|
|– – Other Services||5,785||8.0||3.0||12.0||0.21||75.0||65.0||74.0||1.30|
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