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Payroll Employment Increased By 916,000 in March

Job growth in March was widespread, with the largest gains occurring in leisure and hospitality and construction.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Payroll Employment Increased By 916,000 in March
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 916,000 in March 2021. Job growth in March was widespread, with the largest gains occurring in leisure and hospitality and construction. Average weekly earnings for the private sector were $1,045.60 in March 2021. -BLS
IndustryOver-the-month-change in employmentAverage weekly earningsEmployment level

Total private

780,000$1,045.60122,507,000

Mining and logging

20,0001,563.62610,000

Construction

110,0001,273.547,466,000

Manufacturing

53,0001,180.5812,284,000

Wholesale trade

23,7001,291.685,661,300

Retail trade

22,500658.2115,228,800

Transportation and warehousing

47,5001,005.265,757,000

Utilities

3001,887.05539,600

Information

-2,0001,631.222,673,000

Financial activities

16,0001,495.568,788,000

Professional and business services

66,0001,318.1820,784,000

Education and health services

101,000974.6123,393,000

Leisure and hospitality

280,000459.4213,781,000

Other services

42,000876.855,541,000

Dane Carlson

Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas. Previously: World's first business blogger.