Septembers 450,517 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs).
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent. Food services and drinking places, social assistance, and financial activities added jobs. Employment fell in motor vehicles and parts manufacturing due to a strike.
In the first quarter of 2019, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 7.4 million. Gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 6.9 million.
The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3% more workers in August 2019 than in August 2018
Payroll Employment Increases By 136,000
Jobless rates were lower in August than a year earlier in 224 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 132, and unchanged in 33. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 52 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 337.
The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5% more workers in July 2019 than in July 2018
Hotel Industry Supports More Than 1 in 25 American Jobs
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 130,000 in August, and the unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent. Federal government employment rose, largely due to the hiring of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. Health care and financial activities also added jobs, while mining lost jobs.
Jobless rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 217 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 141, and unchanged in 31. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 51 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 338.