Employment increases in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services in June

July 08, 2013

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial activities.

Over-the-month and over-the-year change in nonfarm payroll employment, by industry, seasonally adjusted, June 2013
IndustryEmploymentEmployment change(p)

Total nonfarm


Professional and business services


Leisure and hospitality


Education and health services


Retail trade




Financial activities


Wholesale trade


Transportation and warehousing


Other services




Mining and logging








(p) Preliminary.


Leisure and hospitality added 75,000 jobs in June. Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to expand. Employment in the amusements, gambling, and recreation industry also continued to trend up in June. Since June 2012, leisure and hospitality employment has increased by 514,000.

Employment in professional and business services rose by 53,000 in June. Job gains occurred in management and technical consulting services and in computer systems design and related services. Employment continued to trend up in temporary help services. Over the past year, professional and business services has added 624,000 jobs.

Retail trade employment increased by 37,000 in June. Within retail trade, employment increased in building material and garden supply stores and in motor vehicle and parts dealers. Over the past year, employment has increased by 300,000 in retail trade.

Education and health services added 13,000 jobs in June and 366,000 over the past year. Health care continued to add jobs in June. Within health care, employment continued to trend up in ambulatory health care services.  

Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in June, with most of the increase occurring in credit intermediation and in insurance carriers and related activities.

Total government employment decreased in June and over the year (−7,000 and −64,000 respectively). Federal government employment continued to trend down in June (−5,000) and has declined by 65,000 over the past 12 months.

Employment in most other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, manufacturing, and transportation and warehousing, showed little change in June.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-13-1284. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: June 2013.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment increases in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services in June on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130708.htm (visited October 01, 2016).


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