For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 313,000 jobs, 287,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: January total jobs growth was revised up by 39,000 from a gain of 200,000 to a gain of 239,000 . December growth was revised up by 15,000 from a gain of 160,000 to a gain of 175,000 .
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 (%)*|
|Feb. 2018||Dec. 2017||Jan. 2018||Feb. 2018||Feb. 2018||Dec. 2017||Jan. 2018||Feb. 2018||Feb. 2018|
|– Total Private||125,819||174.0||238.0||287.0||0.23||2,163.0||2,149.0||2,232.0||1.81|
|– – Mining and Logging||713||1.0||7.0||8.0||1.13||52.0||59.0||58.0||8.85|
|– – Construction||7,173||42.0||40.0||61.0||0.86||250.0||239.0||254.0||3.67|
|– – Manufacturing||12,614||39.0||25.0||31.0||0.25||207.0||214.0||224.0||1.81|
|– – Trade, Transportation, and Utilities||27,699||-9.0||34.0||72.0||0.26||169.0||177.0||251.0||0.91|
|– – Information||2,748||-4.0||-16.0||-12.0||-0.43||-36.0||-50.0||-62.0||-2.21|
|– – Financial Activities||8,547||8.0||8.0||28.0||0.33||142.0||122.0||143.0||1.70|
|– – Professional and Business Services||20,760||31.0||33.0||50.0||0.24||458.0||464.0||495.0||2.44|
|– – Education and Health Services||23,466||30.0||63.0||23.0||0.10||458.0||486.0||449.0||1.95|
|– – Leisure and Hospitality||16,262||31.0||39.0||16.0||0.10||354.0||340.0||325.0||2.04|
|– – Other Services||5,837||5.0||5.0||10.0||0.17||109.0||98.0||95.0||1.65|
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