Here’s where the jobs are for September 2023 — in one chart


The U.S. labor market saw broad gains in September in a surprisingly strong jobs report that sparked a quick sell-off in the bond market.

The strongest sector for job growth in September was leisure and hospitality, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 96,000 net jobs gain last month was more than the combined total for August and July.

Bars and restaurants were the strongest group within leisure and hospitality, adding 61,000 jobs.

Government hiring also picked up in September with a net gain of 73,000 jobs. That is up sharply from the 6,000 jobs added in the same month a year ago.

State government education accounted for 29,000 of those jobs this year.

The job market has…


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