Health care continued to add jobs (+19,000) in April. Within the industry, employment in ambulatory health care services, which includes home health care and offices of physicians, rose by 15,000.
May, 4, 2012 – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate was little changed at 8. 1 percent, with 115,000 jobs added in April.
Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 115,000 in April. Among the major worker groups impacted: adult women (7.4 percent), teenagers (24.9 percent), whites (7.4 percent), and Hispanics (10.3 percent) showed little or no change in April, while the rate for blacks declined over the month to (13.0 percent).
Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up (+20,000) in April. Since February 2010, food
services and drinking places has added 576,000 jobs.
Manufacturing employment continued to trend up (+16,000) in April, with job growth in fabricated metal products (+6,000) and machinery (+5,000).
Since its most recent employment low in January 2010, manufacturing has added 489,000 jobs, largely in durable goods manufacturing.