The largest industries for job growth in March were in hospitality, government, and business services, with additions of 72,000, 47,000, and 39,000 respectively. The areas that lost the most jobs were retail trade, warehousing, and construction.

Part of the difference is due to the ongoing change in the composition of demand, away from goods and toward services. Out of the 189,000 jobs the private sector added, the part of the US economy that produces goods lost 7,000, noted Gregory Daco, EY’s chief economist, in an emailed statement. The services sector added 196,000 jobs in total.

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