Where the Jobs Are

Graph shows which sectors were hiring in January 2022:


  • The U.S. added over 450,000 jobs in January 2022 amid strong demand for workers at restaurants, retailers and mail and parcel delivery companies.

  • The leisure and hospitality sector, which the Covid-19 pandemic has hit especially hard, added more than 150,000 jobs in the first month of 2022.

  • Retail had healthy job gains in January as employers added 61,400 to payrolls, the industry’s second-best print over the last 12.

  • Workers who pick up and deliver packages and mail saw employment pop by 21,200 last month while warehousing and storage facilities added 13,400.