For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 312,000 jobs, 301,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: November total jobs growth was revised up by 21,000 from a gain of 155,000 to a gain of 176,000 . October growth was revised up by 37,000 from a gain of 237,000 to a gain of 274,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Dec. 2018||Oct. 2018||Nov. 2018||Dec. 2018||Dec. 2018||Oct. 2018||Nov. 2018||Dec. 2018||Dec. 2018|
|– Total private||127,858||281.0||173.0||301.0||0.24||2,481.0||2,437.0||2,564.0||2.05|
|– – Mining and logging||758||4.0||0.0||4.0||0.53||63.0||57.0||60.0||8.60|
|– – Construction||7,352||31.0||0.0||38.0||0.52||326.0||284.0||280.0||3.96|
|– – Manufacturing||12,842||29.0||27.0||32.0||0.25||294.0||291.0||284.0||2.26|
|– – Trade, transportation, and utilities||27,963||24.0||68.0||34.0||0.12||308.0||327.0||370.0||1.34|
|– – Information||2,760||7.0||-5.0||-1.0||-0.04||-18.0||-19.0||-16.0||-0.58|
|– – Financial activities||8,621||10.0||1.0||6.0||0.07||120.0||112.0||110.0||1.29|
|– – Professional and business services||21,260||56.0||44.0||43.0||0.20||543.0||571.0||583.0||2.82|
|– – Education and health services||23,897||44.0||21.0||82.0||0.34||482.0||465.0||517.0||2.21|
|– – Leisure and hospitality||16,513||67.0||18.0||55.0||0.33||284.0||282.0||306.0||1.89|
|– – Other services||5,892||9.0||-1.0||8.0||0.14||79.0||67.0||70.0||1.20|
|– – Government||22,405||-7.0||3.0||11.0||0.05||60.0||64.0||74.0||0.33|
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