Payroll employment continued to edge up in June 2012
July 09, 2012
Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up in June, increasing by 80,000 jobs.
In the April 2012–June 2012 quarter, employment growth averaged 75,000 per month, compared with an average monthly gain of 226,000 from January to March 2012.
Slower job growth in the second quarter occurred in most major industries.
Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs in June, with temporary help services accounting for 25,000 of the increase. Employment also rose in management and technical consulting services (+9,000) and in computer systems design and related services (+7,000). Employment in professional and business services has grown by 1.5 million since its most recent low point in September 2009.
Employment in manufacturing continued to edge up in June (+11,000). Growth in the second quarter averaged 10,000 per month, compared with an average of 41,000 per month during the first quarter. In June, employment increased in motor vehicles and parts (+7,000) and in fabricated metal products (+5,000).
Employment continued to trend up in health care (+13,000) and wholesale trade (+9,000) in June.
Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, leisure and hospitality, and government, showed little or no change.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2012," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-12-1332. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: June 2012 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment continued to edge up in June 2012 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120709.htm (visited January 20, 2020).
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