October 10, 2007
In September 2007, total payroll employment rose by 110,000 to 138.3 million, seasonally adjusted.
From June to September, employment growth averaged 90,000 per month. During the first 5 months of 2007, average growth was 147,000 per month.
In September, several service-providing industries gained jobs, while manufacturing and construction employment continued to decline.
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: September 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1492.