The monthly jobs report showed that some of the biggest gains were in industries such as leisure and hospitality, health care and lodging and food services, all of which were hit hard during the pandemic.
There were also notable monthly job losses in technology and interest-sensitive sectors that spiked during the pandemic and are now rebalancing as consumers shift spending toward services.
Industries such as information, finance, retail, transportation, and professional and business services all lose jobs between November and December.
Some of those losses are likely an effect of the waves of mass layoffs hitting the technology industry, said Ken Kim, senior economist at KPMG.
“We̵[ads1]7;re seeing a little bit of a spread to other areas,” he told CNN.
Jobs added by main sector between November and December 2022
Total: +223,000 to 153.7 million
Mining and Logging: +4,000 to 644,000
Construction: +28,000 to 7.78 million
Production: +8,000 to 12.9 million
Wholesale: +12,000 to 5.9 million
Merchandise: +9,000 to 15.8 million
Transport and storage: +4,700 to 6.5 million
Tool: +1,600 to 544,400
Information: -5000 to 3.1 million
Financial activities: +5000 to 9 million
Professional and Business Services: -6,000 to 22.4 million
Education and health services: +78,000 to 24.9 million
Leisure and hospitality: +67,000 to 16.1 million
The authorities: +3000 to 22.4 million
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics