Small change in payroll employment in April
May 07, 2002
Total nonfarm payroll employment, at 131.2 million, was little changed in April (+43,000).
This is the third consecutive month in which payroll employment has remained essentially flat. In contrast, employment declined by an average of 144,000 a month from March 2001 to January 2002.
Construction posted a large job loss in April, while employment declines in manufacturing continued to moderate. Offsetting these declines were gains in a number of industries, notably services, transportation, and eating and drinking places.
Payroll employment data are products of the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for March and April 2002 are preliminary and subject to revision. For more information, see The Employment Situation: April 2002, news release USDL 02-255.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Small change in payroll employment in April on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited July 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.