June 4, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

The employment situation in May 2012

One-month change in payroll employment, by industry, May 2012
Industry Net change in employment (p)

Education and health services

46,000

Transportation and warehousing

35,600

Wholesale trade

15,900

Manufacturing

12,000

Other services

6,000

Financial activities

3,000

Retail trade

2,300

Mining and logging

1,000

Utilities

0

Professional and business services

-1,000

Information

-2,000

Leisure and hospitality

-9,000

Government

-13,000

Construction

-28,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in May 2012.

 

Unemployment rates by demographic group (National unemployment rate = 8.2 percent), May 2012
Demographic group Unemployment rate (in percent)

Adult men (20 years and over)

7.8

Adult women (20 years and over)

7.4

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

24.6

White (16 years and over)

7.4

Black or African American (16 years and over)

13.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (16 years and over)

11.0

These data are featured in the TED article, The employment situation in May 2012.

 

 

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