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 263,000 jobs, 236,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: March total jobs growth was revised down , but not significantly, from a gain of 196,000 to a gain of 189,000 . February growth was revised up by 23,000 from a gain of 33,000 to a gain of 56,000 .
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. 2019||Feb. 2019||Mar. 2019||Apr. 2019||Apr. 2019||Feb. 2019||Mar. 2019||Apr. 2019||Apr. 2019|
|– Total private||128,548||46.0||179.0||236.0||0.18||2,436.0||2,442.0||2,494.0||1.98|
|– – Mining and logging||753||-4.0||1.0||-3.0||-0.40||49.0||42.0||30.0||4.15|
|– – Construction||7,486||-23.0||20.0||33.0||0.44||234.0||252.0||256.0||3.54|
|– – Manufacturing||12,838||8.0||0.0||4.0||0.03||242.0||222.0||204.0||1.61|
|– – Trade, transportation, and utilities||27,820||-9.0||-12.0||5.0||0.02||267.0||224.0||231.0||0.84|
|– – Information||2,814||-7.0||7.0||-1.0||-0.04||-4.0||-9.0||-15.0||-0.53|
|– – Financial activities||8,651||5.0||13.0||12.0||0.14||98.0||102.0||110.0||1.29|
|– – Professional and business services||21,413||54.0||24.0||76.0||0.36||539.0||521.0||535.0||2.56|
|– – Education and health services||24,130||19.0||69.0||62.0||0.26||518.0||550.0||588.0||2.50|
|– – Leisure and hospitality||16,717||-1.0||37.0||34.0||0.20||413.0||439.0||455.0||2.80|
|– – Other services||5,926||4.0||20.0||14.0||0.24||80.0||99.0||100.0||1.72|
|– – Government||22,547||10.0||10.0||27.0||0.12||110.0||111.0||126.0||0.56|
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