(Washington, DC – Insurance News 360) – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that several sectors have seen employment increases over the fiscal year ending September 2018.
The mining and logging industries have seen the biggest gains of all between October 2017 and September 2018. Employment in this sector rose by 61,000, or 8.8 percent.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in health care and social assistance increased 406,000 in the fiscal year ended September 2018. This is a 2.1percent increase in employment. Within health care and social assistance, employment in health care increased 301,500 over the past 12 months.
In other areas, construction added 315,000 jobs, for a 4.5 percent increase; manufacturing added 278,000 jobs, with 4/5 of those in durable goods manufacturing. That’s an increase of 2.2 percent over the previous year. Transportation and warehousing employment increased by 174,000, or 3.3 percent.
Mining and logging employment rose by 61,000, with all of the gain in mining. Employment in mining and logging increased 8.8 percent over the September 2017–September 2018 period, which was the largest percentage change among the major industries.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.