Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs in September 2014

October 06, 2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 248,000 in September 2014, compared with an average monthly gain of 213,000 over the prior 12 months.

Over-the-month change in nonfarm payroll employment, January 2012–September 2014
Month Employment change

Jan 2012

360,000

Feb 2012

226,000

Mar 2012

243,000

Apr 2012

96,000

May 2012

110,000

Jun 2012

88,000

Jul 2012

160,000

Aug 2012

150,000

Sep 2012

161,000

Oct 2012

225,000

Nov 2012

203,000

Dec 2012

214,000

Jan 2013

197,000

Feb 2013

280,000

Mar 2013

141,000

Apr 2013

203,000

May 2013

199,000

Jun 2013

201,000

Jul 2013

149,000

Aug 2013

202,000

Sep 2013

164,000

Oct 2013

237,000

Nov 2013

274,000

Dec 2013

84,000

Jan 2014

144,000

Feb 2014

222,000

Mar 2014

203,000

Apr 2014

304,000

May 2014

229,000

Jun 2014

267,000

Jul 2014

243,000

Aug 2014(p)

180,000

Sept 2014(p)

248,000
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs in September, compared with an average gain of 56,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In September, job gains occurred in employment services (+34,000), management and technical consulting services (+12,000), and architectural and engineering services (+6,000). Employment in legal services declined by 5,000 over the month.

Employment in retail trade rose by 35,000 in September. Food and beverage stores added 20,000 jobs, largely reflecting the return of workers who had been off payrolls in August due to employment disruptions at a grocery store chain in New England.

Over-the-month change in nonfarm payroll employment by industry, September 2014
Industry Employment change(p)

Professional & business services

81,000

Retail trade

35,300

Leisure & hospitality

33,000

Education & health services

32,000

Construction

16,000

Information

12,000

Financial activities

12,000

Government

12,000

Mining & logging

9,000

Manufacturing

4,000

Transportation & warehousing

1,900

Wholesale trade

1,800

Other services

0
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

Education and health services gained 32,000 jobs in September. Health care added 23,000 jobs, in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 20,000 jobs per month. In September, employment rose in home health care services (+7,000) and hospitals (+6,000).

Leisure and hospitality added 33,000 jobs over the month. Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in September (+20,000) and is up by 290,000 over the year.

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 — September 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑1796. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: September 2014 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Professional and business services added 81,000 jobs in September 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141006.htm (visited October 18, 2017).

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