July 10, 2007
In June, total payroll employment rose by 132,000 to 138.0 million, seasonally adjusted. This increase followed gains of 122,000 in April and 190,000 in May (as revised).
In June, employment rose in health care and social assistance, food services and drinking places, and wholesale trade. Manufacturing continued to lose jobs.
Health care employment grew by 30,000 in June, with gains in hospitals and in nursing and residential care facilities. Employment in social assistance was up by 13,000 over the month.
Food services and drinking places added 35,000 jobs in June. Wholesale trade employment increased by 20,000, with gains in both its durable and nondurable components.
These data are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics program, and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: June 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1015.