2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner
Dec 8, 12:48 PM EST

Where Americans found jobs: Manufacturing and health care


Latest Business News
Procter & Gamble agrees to add activist investor to board

Business Highlights

Costco Wholesale and Hess rise; Oracle and CSX tumble

Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

Campbell Soup, Snyder's-Lance shares rise on deal report

Multimedia
A district summary of the Beige Book
Measuring economic stress by county nationwide
Mall malaise: shoppers browse, but don't buy
Unemployment by the numbers
Family struggles with father's unemployment
Saying an affordable goodbye
Hard times hit small car dealer
Latest Economic News
Japan survey shows corporate sentiment at 11-year high

Mexico ups benchmark lending rate -point to 7.25 percent

US retail sales jump in November on strong holiday sales

European Central Bank keeps stimulus measures on track

The Latest: ECB did not discuss sudden end to stimulus

The Latest: ECB still far from raising rates like Fed

Bank of England holds rates after first hike in decade

The Latest: Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

UN: Global economy is growing at 3 percent _ best since 2011

30 years later, Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street'

Interactives
Interactive about job growth
Quiz for Older Job Seekers
Who Has Lost the Jobs? A State by State Look
Interactives
Greece's Debt Threatens to Spread
State budget
gaps map
Auto industry problems trickle down, punish Tennessee county
Women give old Derby hats a makeover in tough economy
S.C. town deals with highest unemployment in South
How mortgages were bundled and sold as securities
Tracking the $700 billion financial bailout
Tracking the year's job losses
State-by-state foreclosures since 2007
Credit crisis explained
Presidents and their economic legacies
Lexicon of the financial crisis
Americans' addiction to debt

WASHINGTON (AP) --

WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers in business services, health care and manufacturing were in a hiring mood in November.
Professional and business services added 46,000 jobs, driven by temporary-help services and management consulting. The sector has been the strongest performer over the past 12 months, having added more than a half-million jobs.
Health care and manufacturing were also top hirers last month. Manufacturers appear to be benefiting from more resilient global growth, with all major economies across the world expanding in tandem for the first time in a decade.
On the losing end again was the information sector, which includes publishing, media and telecommunications. It has lost 65,000 jobs over the past year.
Overall, employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.
Industry (change from previous month)November 2017October 2017Past 12 months
Construction24,00010,000184,000
Manufacturing31,00023,000189,000
Retail18,700-2,200-22,700
Transportation, warehousing10,5007,60089,200
Information (Telecom, publishing)-4,000-8,000-65,000
Financial services8,0007,000150,000
Professional services (Accounting, engineering, temp work)46,00054,000548,000
Education and health54,00024,000471,000
Hotels, restaurants, entertainment14,000104,000279,000
Government7,000-3,00047,000
Source: Labor Department

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.