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Payroll employment up 288,000, June 2014

July 07, 2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in June. Over the past 3 months, job growth has averaged 272,000 per month. In June, employment growth was widespread, led by gains in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care.

Over-the-month change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected industries, seasonally adjusted, June 2013 and April 2014–June 2014
IndustryJune 2013April 2014May 2014 (p)June 2014 (p)

Mining & logging






Wholesale trade


Retail trade


Transportation & warehousing




Financial activities


Professional & business services


Education & health services


Leisure & hospitality


Other services




(p) Preliminary.

Employment changed little over the month in mining and logging and in construction.

Manufacturing added 16,000 jobs in June, with all of the increase in durable goods manufacturing. Within durable goods, employment increased in motor vehicles and parts and in computer and peripheral equipment.

Wholesale trade added 15,000 jobs over the month. 

Retail trade employment increased by 40,000 in June. Job growth in the industry occurred in motor vehicle and parts dealers, building material and garden supply stores, and electronics and appliance stores.

Transportation and warehousing employment increased by 17,000 in June. Employment increased in couriers and messengers.

Financial activities added 17,000 jobs in June; employment in real estate and rental and leasing continued to trend up in June. 

Employment in professional and business services rose by 67,000 in June. Employment within the industry increased in management and
technical consulting services, architectural and engineering services, and computer systems design and related services. Employment continued to trend up in temporary help services.

Health care employment (included in education and health services) increased by 21,000 in June, about in line with the prior 12-month average. Within health care, employment continued to trend up in ambulatory health care services and in nursing and residential care facilities.

Employment in food services and drinking places (part of leisure and hospitality) rose by 33,000 in June.

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 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-14-1243. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: June 2014 (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up 288,000, June 2014 at (visited February 25, 2024).

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