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Current Employment Statistics Highlights

Detailed Industry Employment Analysis

Contents Current Employment Statistics


Summary
Mining & Logging
Highlights
Construction
Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities
Information
Financial Activities
Professional & Business Services
Private Education & Health Services
Leisure & Hospitality April 2017
Other Services
Release Date: May 5, 2017
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Current Employment Statistics Summary, April 2017


Nonfarm payroll employment rose by
211,000 in April. Leisure and hospitality, health
Employment in total nonfarm
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017
care and social assistance, financial activities, Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
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and mining added jobs.
The employment change for March revised

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down from +98,000 to +79,000, and the

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April and are up 2.5 percent over the year.

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+55,000 Leisure and Hospitality
Leisure and hospitality added 55,000 jobs in

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drinking places continued to trend up over the 0
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over the year. Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary.

jobs per month in 2016. Within social +39,000 Professional and Business Services
+41,000 Education and Health Services assistance, employment in individual and In April, employment continued to trend
In April, employment in health care family services expanded by 17,000 in April. upward in professional and business services.
continued to trend up (+20,000), in line with Over the past 12 months, the industry has
the average change during the first quarter. added 612,000 jobs.
This industry had added an average 32,000

Private
Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Retail & Utilities Services
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Current Employment Statistics Survey Summary, April 2017

+19,000 Financial Activities Employment in total nonfarm Total nonfarm:


211*
Within financial activities, insurance carriers Over-the-month change, April 2017
and related activities added 14,000 jobs in Seasonally adjusted, in thousands

April. Over the year, insurance employment 10


Mining and logging*
has grown by 56,000. 5
Construction
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Manufacturing
+10,000 Mining and Logging 8
Wholesale trade
Mining employment increased by 9,000 in 6
Retail trade
April, due primarily to a gain of 7,000 in 4
Transportation and warehousing
support activities for mining. Since a recent 1
Utilities
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employment low in October 2016, mining has Information
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added 44,000 jobs, with 33,000 of those Financial activities*
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coming in support activities. Professional and business services
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Education and health services*
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-7,000 Information Leisure and hospitality*
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Information employment continued to edge Other services
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down (-7,000) in April, due to declines in Government

broadcasting, except Internet (-3,000) and in -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80


telecommunications (-5,000), which partly April 2017 Prior 12-month average
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reflects a small strike. Employment in Data are preliminary.
* denotes significance
information has declined by 45,000 over the
past 6 months.

Private
Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Mining and Logging


Mining added 9,000 jobs in April.
Employment in mining Since a recent low in October, the
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017 industry has gained 44,000 jobs. Support
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands activities for mining added 7,000 jobs in
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Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Retail & Utilities Services
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Construction
Construction employment changed
Employment in construction little for a second consecutive month in
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017 April (+5,000), following growth in
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands January and February. Year to date,
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Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Manufacturing
Employment in manufacturing
continued to edge up in April (+6,000).

Nondurable goods employment


continued to trend up in April (+9,000),
driven by growth in food manufacturing
(+9,000). Nearly three quarters of the
employment gains in nondurable goods
over the past 3 months occurred in food
manufacturing. Employment in durable
goods remained flat in April (-3,000).

Consistent with the recent


employment trend in manufacturing, in
April, the Purchasing Managers’ Index
decreased from 57.2 to 54.8, indicating
that the manufacturing sector is
expanding at a slower pace than in
March.

Private
Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Wholesale Trade

Employment in wholesale trade Employment in wholesale trade


continued to trend up in April (+8,000),
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017 bringing the industry’s 12-month net job
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
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gain to 54,000.

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Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Logging Activities & Health Hospitality Services
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Retail Trade

In April, employment in retail trade changed little (+6,000) following Employment in general merchandise stores edged up by 8,000 in
losses in February and March. April. Within this industry, other general merchandise stores, such as
supercenters and warehouse clubs, added 8,000 jobs while
employment in department stores was flat.

Private
Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Retail & Utilities Services
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Transportation and Warehousing


Employment in transportation and
Employment in transportation and warehousing warehousing was flat in April (+4,000).
January 2007–April 2017 This continues a trend of industry-wide
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands deceleration. In 2014, job gains averaged
5,400 18,000 per month, compared to an
average 7,000 jobs added over the latest
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April 2017 Level: 5,053
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Shaded area represents recession as denoted by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary.
* denotes significance

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Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Utilities
In April, employment in utilities edged
Employment in utilities up by 1,000, partly offsetting a modest
January 2007–April 2017 decrease in the first quarter.
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
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Shaded area represents recession as denoted by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary.
* denotes significance

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Information
Employment in information continued
Employment in information to trend down in April (-7,000). This
January 2007–April 2017 marks the seventh consecutive month of
weakness, with information losing a total
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
3,200 of 51,000 jobs since the recent peak in
September 2016. A small strike
April 2017 Level: 2,735 contributed to a decline of 5,000 in
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Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary.
* denotes significance

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Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Financial Activities

Financial activities added 19,000 jobs in April. So far this year, employment
growth in the industry has remained in line with its 2016 average increase of
15,000 per month.

In April, widespread strength within insurance carriers and related activities


(+14,000) contributed to the job growth in financial activities.

Employment in selected financial activities Financial


activities:
Over-the-month change, April 2017 19*
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands

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Data are preliminary.
˚Includes additional component industries not shown separately.
* denotes significance

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Professional and Business Services


Employment in professional and
Employment in Professional and business services component industries
business services continued to trend up
Over-the-month change and prior averages, April 2017 in April (+39,000). Both professional and
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
technical services and management of
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Professional and technical their recent employment trends.
services Employment in professional and
technical services edged up by 23,000,
while management of companies and
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Management of companies Administrative and waste services
employment came in below its prior 3-,
and enterprises
6-, and 12-month average changes in
April (+15,000). Services to building and
dwellings added 10,000 jobs within the
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industry. Volatility in administrative and
Administrative and waste waste services employment has been
services the primary cause of recent fluctuations
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Data are preliminary.

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Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Logging Activities & Health Hospitality Services
Retail & Utilities Services
Services
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Private Education and Health Services


Private education and health services
Employment in education and health services added 41,000 jobs in April. So far this
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017 year, job growth in education and health
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands services has averaged roughly 34,000
100 per month, below the average monthly
change for 2016 (+46,000).

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Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Logging Activities & Health Hospitality Services
Retail & Utilities Services
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Leisure and Hospitality


Leisure and hospitality employment rose
Employment in leisure and hospitality Leisure and
hospitality: by 55,000 in April; the strength was
Over-the-month change, April 2017 55*
widespread among the component industries.
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
Food services and drinking places
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(+21,000) also contributed to the job gain.
Among its component industries,
employment in performing arts and spectator
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Accommodation recreation edged up in April, offsetting
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Data are preliminary.
* denotes significance

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Other Services
Employment in other services
Employment in other services continued to trend up in April (+7,000).
Over-the-month change, January 2014–April 2017 This industry has added 56,000 jobs over
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands the year. Personal and laundry services
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Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
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Logging Activities & Health Hospitality Services
Retail & Utilities Services
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Government
Government employment changed
Employment in government little in April (+17,000) and has remained
January 2007–April 2017 essentially flat since September 2016.
Since its most recent trough in January
Seasonally adjusted, in thousands
23,400 2014, government employment has
increased by 535,000. Local government
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accounted for 415,000 of this increase.
23,000 April 2017 Level: 22,340
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Shaded area represents recession as denoted by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary.
* denotes significance

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Trade: Transp., Professional
Mining & Financial Education Leisure & Other
Summary Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Warehousing Information & Business Government
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Retail & Utilities Services
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Current Employment Statistics Highlights
Detailed Industry Employment Analysis

CES Analysts

Michael Calvillo
Wander Cedeño
Tyler Downing
Brittney Forbes
Mike McCall
Michael Osifalujo
Edward Park
Trinity Wade
Julia Wolfe

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