July 06, 2004
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 112,000 in June to 131.3 million, seasonally adjusted, following larger gains in the prior 3 months. Since August 2003, payroll employment has risen by 1.5 million.
In June, there were job gains in health care and social assistance, professional and technical services, and transportation and warehousing. Manufacturing employment edged lower following several months of small increases, and construction employment was flat.
Payroll employment data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for May and June 2004 are preliminary and subject to revision. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: June 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL. 04-1170.