May 7, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

The employment situation in April 2012

One-month change in payroll employment, by industry, April 2012
Industry Change in payroll employment (p)

Professional and business services

62,000

Retail trade

29,300

Education and health services

23,000

Manufacturing

16,000

Leisure and hospitality

12,000

Wholesale trade

7,400

Financial activities

1,000

Mining and logging

0

Construction

-2,000

Information

-2,000

Other services

-2,000

Government

-15,000

Transportation and warehousing

-16,600

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in April 2012.

 

Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, April 2010–April 2012
Month Rate

Apr 2010

9.9

May 2010

9.6

Jun 2010

9.4

Jul 2010

9.5

Aug 2010

9.6

Sep 2010

9.5

Oct 2010

9.5

Nov 2010

9.8

Dec 2010

9.4

Jan 2011

9.1

Feb 2011

9.0

Mar 2011

8.9

Apr 2011

9.0

May 2011

9.0

Jun 2011

9.1

Jul 2011

9.1

Aug 2011

9.1

Sep 2011

9.0

Oct 2011

8.9

Nov 2011

8.7

Dec 2011

8.5

Jan 2012

8.3

Feb 2012

8.3

Mar 2012

8.2

Apr 2012

8.1

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in April 2012.

 

 

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