Private-sector employment up modestly in December
January 08, 2001
Private-sector payroll employment grew by just 49,000 in December (seasonally adjusted), with overall growth held down by declines in manufacturing, construction, and help supply services.
In the goods-producing sector, manufacturing employment fell by 62,000 in December, bringing its loss for the year to 178,000. Construction employment fell by 13,000 in December, affected for the second month in a row by adverse weather.
In the service-producing sector, employment in services rose by 81,000 over the month. Help supply services lost 58,000 jobs in December, its third consecutive monthly decline.
Over the last 3 months of 2000, total payroll employment gains averaged 77,000, compared with an average monthly gain of 187,000 during the first 9 months of the year and 229,000 a month for all of 1999.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Private-sector employment up modestly in December on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/jan/wk2/art01.htm (visited April 30, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.