Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 428,000 in April as the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6%.
In April, the unemployed population was essentially unchanged at 5.9 million but there were 11.5 million job openings in March.
Employment in leisure and hospitality added 78,000 jobs, manufacturing increased by 55,000, transportation and warehousing rose by 42,000, and professional and business services increased by 41,000 in April.
In April, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by $0.10 to $31.85.
The average workweek for all private employees was unchanged at 34.6 hours in April.
The labor force participation rate was little changed at 62.2% in April.