May 08, 2007
Nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 88,000 in April to 137.7 million (seasonally adjusted).
Thus far in 2007, monthly payroll employment gains have averaged 129,000 compared with average increases of 189,000 per month in 2006.
In April, job gains in health care, food services, and a few other industries were partially offset by employment declines in manufacturing and retail trade.
These data are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics program, and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: April 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0638.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, April 2007 payroll employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 30, 2015).
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.