May 05, 2008
Nonfarm payroll employment was little changed in April (-20,000), following job losses that totaled 240,000 in the first 3 months of the year.
Job losses continued in construction, manufacturing, and retail trade.
Employment grew in health care and in professional and technical services.
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 2008" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 08-0588.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Payrolls in April 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk1/art01.htm (visited August 21, 2014).
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