Labor Force Statistics from The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) U.S. Employment Situation Report for April 2012. Table B – Selected Establishment Data, seasonally adjusted. The Report provides the following job growth or decline changes in thousands.
Professional and business services were the leaders in new job growth with the addition of 62,000 jobs. Education and health services added 23,000; retail, 29,000, and Manufacturing, 16,000. On the opposite side, Transportation and Warehousing cut 17,000 jobs and governments reduced their numbers by 15,000, including 12,000 by local governments.
|Group/Industry (numbers in
|Apr. 2011||Feb. 2012||Mar. 2012||Apr. 2012|
|-Transportation & Warehousing||10.0||14.3||1.8||-16.6|
|-Professional & business services||50||89||37||62|
|-Education & health services||55||71||45||23|
|-Leisure & hospitality||36||45||52||12|