Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health care, and in transportation and warehousing.
Aprils 446,323 full-time equivalents (FTE) was the highest employment total for any month since April 2003 (449,288 FTEs).
Total nonfarm payroll employment edged up in May (+75,000), and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services and in health care.
Jobless rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 306 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 57, and unchanged in 26. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 46 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 343.
New study reveals gig economy is alive and thriving in the hospitality industry with nearly 76% of hotels using contractors for senior hires
The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.5% more workers in March 2019 than in March 2018
Job openings rose to 7.5 million the last business day of March. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.7 million and 5.4 million, respectively.
Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Associations Made in America: Travels Contribution to Workforce Development.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance.
The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.5% more workers in February 2019 than in February 2018