Here’s where the jobs are for May 2023 — in one chart

A waiter works at a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 3, 2022. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. payrolls report for May blew past expectations, supported by strong jobs gains in the professional and business services sector — as well as a jump in government employment. Professional and business services led […]

Here’s what to watch out for in Friday’s jobs report for May

Construction workers on a job site on May 05, 2023 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Watching the monthly jobs reports this year has been something of a waiting exercise, with economists and market participants looking for a downturn that never seems to arrive. That scenario is likely to recur Friday when the […]

Here’s where the jobs are for April 2023 — in one chart

Broad job gains across the economy helped the labor market show resilience in the face of a banking crisis and growing recessionary concerns. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 253,000 in April, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. That’s more than the Dow Jones estimate of 180,000. Friday’s data bolsters the argument […]

Here’s where the jobs are for February 2023 — in one chart

The U.S. labor market surprised to the upside yet again in February, powered by continued strength in the service sectors of the economy. The leisure and hospitality sector added 105,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department, accounting for roughly a third of the total 311,000 jobs gain. The health care and social assistance […]

Here’s where the jobs will be during the rolling recessions

A Now Hiring sign is seen inside a WholeFoods store in New York City. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Recession-like conditions rolling through the U.S. economy are likely to cause more ripples through an otherwise strong jobs market. “Rolling recessions” has become a popular term these days for what the U.S. has faced since a slowdown […]

Here’s where the jobs are for January 2023 — in one chart

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards The U.S. economy added far more jobs than expected in January, boosted by a jump in leisure and hospitality employment. That one service sector saw an increase of 128,000 jobs in the month, led by 99,000 positions at restaurants and bars alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report released […]