For more charts and tables at finer levels of detail, please visit our Payrolls Dataset Page.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May Payroll Survey reported a seasonally adjusted gain of 75,000 jobs, 90,000 in the private sector. Prior month revisions: April total jobs growth was revised down by 39,000 from a gain of 263,000 to a gain of 224,000 . March growth was revised down by 36,000 from a gain of 189,000 to a gain of 153,000 .
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 (%)*|
|May 2019||Mar. 2019||Apr. 2019||May 2019||May 2019||Mar. 2019||Apr. 2019||May 2019||May 2019|
|– Total private||128,581||153.0||205.0||90.0||0.07||2,416.0||2,437.0||2,263.0||1.79|
|– – Mining and logging||757||1.0||0.0||1.0||0.13||42.0||33.0||29.0||3.98|
|– – Construction||7,482||15.0||30.0||4.0||0.05||247.0||248.0||215.0||2.96|
|– – Manufacturing||12,839||-3.0||5.0||3.0||0.02||219.0||202.0||184.0||1.45|
|– – Trade, transportation, and utilities||27,811||-17.0||1.0||0.0||0.00||219.0||222.0||181.0||0.66|
|– – Information||2,797||4.0||-10.0||-5.0||-0.18||-12.0||-27.0||-34.0||-1.20|
|– – Financial activities||8,652||11.0||13.0||2.0||0.02||100.0||109.0||96.0||1.12|
|– – Professional and business services||21,427||19.0||62.0||33.0||0.15||516.0||516.0||498.0||2.38|
|– – Education and health services||24,171||72.0||73.0||27.0||0.11||553.0||602.0||590.0||2.50|
|– – Leisure and hospitality||16,721||32.0||17.0||26.0||0.16||434.0||433.0||421.0||2.58|
|– – Other services||5,924||19.0||14.0||-1.0||-0.02||98.0||99.0||83.0||1.42|
|– – Government||22,514||0.0||19.0||-15.0||-0.07||101.0||108.0||87.0||0.39|
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