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Payroll employment declines in June 2010

July 06, 2010

Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June, reflecting the departure of 225,000 temporary Census 2010 workers from Federal government payrolls.

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, June 2008–June 2010
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Total private employment edged up over the month (+83,000) due to modest increases in several industries. So far this year, private-sector employment has increased by 593,000 but in June was 7.9 million below its December 2007 level.

1-month change in payroll employment by industry, May–June 2010
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In June, within professional and business services, employment continued to increase in temporary help services (+21,000). Employment in temporary help has risen by 379,000 since a recent low in September 2009. Elsewhere in professional and business services, management and technical consulting (+11,000) and business support services (+7,000) also added jobs over the month.

From May to June, within leisure and hospitality, employment in amusements, gambling, and recreation rose by 28,000.

Construction employment decreased by 22,000 in June, with the largest decline occurring in nonresidential specialty trade contracting. On net, construction employment has shown little change over the last 4 months.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. These data are seasonally adjusted, and data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation – June 2010," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-10-0886.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment declines in June 2010 at (visited May 28, 2024).

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