WASHINGTON (AP) — If you want a job, take note. These sectors are on a hiring roll: Health care, business services and hospitality.
Health care alone accounted for more than 20 percent of U.S. job growth in May, adding to the outsized growth the industry has produced over the past year. The health care category includes hospitals, doctors' offices, dentists, outpatient care centers and home health care companies.
About 14 percent of May's job growth came from administrative and support services. That job category ranges from secretaries and office temp workers to security guards and janitors.
The leisure and hospitality sector has also been stepping up hiring, a sign that operators of restaurants, hotels and recreational facilities are feeling confident about customer traffic.
Overall, U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate edged up to 5.5 percent, reflecting an influx of people looking for jobs and not all of them finding work. The gains were widespread, with only one sector — information — losing jobs.
Here's a look at the jobs added or lost in each major industry category:
|Industry (change from previous month)||May-15||Apr-15||Year to date||Past 12 months|
|Information (Telecom, publishing)||-3,000||8,000||16,000||60,000|
|Professional services (Accounting, engineering, temp work)||63,000||66,000||237,000||671,000|
|Education and health||74,000||64,000||283,000||592,000|
|Hotels, restaurants, entertainment||57,000||10,000||158,000||439,000|
|Source: Labor Department|