December 7, 2018

The employment gains in the latest establishment survey were broadly based. Health care added 32,100 jobs, a bit more than its average of 27,400 over the last year. Manufacturing added 27,000 jobs, in spite of the continued rise in the trade deficit. Employment in the sector is up by 288,000 (2.3 percent) from year-ago levels. Restaurants added 21,200 jobs, while retail added 18,200. For more, check out the latest Jobs Byte.