The Jobs Numbers: Who’s Hiring in America—and Who’s Not

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Total number of jobs
Monthly change

Leaders & Laggards

Below are the industries with the highest and lowest rates of employment growth for the most recent month. Additionally, monthly growth rates are shown for the prior year. The latest month’s figures are highlighted. Wage data are shown when available.

Search for an industry below to chart changes in employment or wages over time.

Connecting the dots

Follow the dots in the chart below to see how shifts in employment have coincided with changes in average hourly pay from one month to the next. The greater the vertical distance between dots, the larger the change in wages; the greater the horizontal distance, the larger the change in total number of jobs.