March employment by category

The charts below show employment by category. The blue line is total employment in the category, the orange bar is monthly change and the red line is the linear regression in the last two years.

Total payroll increased 215k in March, after a 245k growth in February (which was revised up from 242k). The trend for the last 6 months slowed from 280k/month by the end of 2014 to 237k in the 6 months to December/15 to 246k in the 6 months to March/16.

Private payroll increased 195k in March, after 236k growth in February (revised up from 230k). The trend for the last 6 months slowed from 270k/month by the end of 2014 to 229k in the 6 months to December/15 to 238k in the 6 months to March/16.

Most of the slowdown in the pace of job creation was concentrated in the goods producing sector (mining and manufacturing); construction jobs are doing ok and the the services sector has, so far, not being affected by manufacturing slowdown. Overall, the 6-month pace of job creation in the goods sector slowed from 50k (at the end of 2014) to close to 18k at the end of 2015 and 22k by Mar/16, while in the services sector it slowed from 220k to 211k to 216k in the same comparison.

Employment categories

  • Total nonfarm
    • Total private
      • Goods-producing
        • Mining and logging
        • Construction
        • Manufacturing
      • Private service-providing
        • Trade, transportation, and utilities
          • Wholesale trade
          • Retail trade
          • Transportation and warehousing
          • Utilities
        • Information
        • Financial activities
        • Professional and business services
          • Temporary help services
        • Education and health services
          • Educational services
          • Health care and social assistance
        • Leisure and hospitality
        • Other services
    • Government

Charts

Total nonfarm

Total private

Goods-producing

Mining and logging

Construction

Manufacturing