Payroll employment up 2,238,000 over the year; averaged 186,500 jobs per month

February 10, 2014

From January 2013 to January 2014, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2,238,000, an average of 186,500 jobs per month. Employment grew in mining and logging, construction, durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.

Over-the-year net and percent change in nonfarm payroll employment, by industry, seasonally adjusted, January 2014

Over-the-year net and percent change in nonfarm payroll employment, by industry, seasonally adjusted, January 2013–January 2014
Industry12-month net change12-month percent changeJanuary 2014 employment(p)

Mining and logging

36,0004.2%890,000

Construction

179,0003.15,922,000

Durable goods manufacturing

84,0001.17,598,000

Nondurable goods manufacturing

9,0000.24,477,000

Wholesale trade

95,5001.75,809,900

Retail trade

316,0002.115,259,500

Transportation and warehousing

81,2001.84,562,600

Utilities

-2,400-0.4549,600

Information

6,0000.22,679,000

Financial activities

65,0000.87,900,000

Professional and business services

656,0003.618,866,000

Education and health services

306,0001.521,227,000

Leisure and hospitality

433,0003.114,461,000

Other services

26,0000.55,484,000

Government

-53,000-0.221,813,000

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary.
 

Over the year, professional and business services added 656,000 jobs, or 3.6 percent—an average of 54,667 jobs per month.  Employment in leisure and hospitality increased 433,000, or 3.1 percent, an average of 36,083 jobs per month.

From January 2013 to January 2014, government employment decreased by 53,000.  Employment in nondurable goods manufacturing, utilities, and other services changed little.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for January 2014 are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — January 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑0168. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: January 2014.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Payroll employment up 2,238,000 over the year; averaged 186,500 jobs per month on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140210.htm (visited August 23, 2014).

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