Nonfarm employment up 209,000 in July 2017

August 08, 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July 2017. Job gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, and health care. Employment growth has averaged 184,000 per month thus far this year, in line with the average monthly gain in 2016 (+187,000).

 

 

Over-the-month change in nonfarm payroll employment, July 2007 to July 2017, seasonally adjusted
Month Change

Jul 2007

-34,000

Aug 2007

-20,000

Sep 2007

88,000

Oct 2007

84,000

Nov 2007

114,000

Dec 2007

98,000

Jan 2008

17,000

Feb 2008

-84,000

Mar 2008

-78,000

Apr 2008

-210,000

May 2008

-186,000

Jun 2008

-162,000

Jul 2008

-213,000

Aug 2008

-267,000

Sep 2008

-450,000

Oct 2008

-474,000

Nov 2008

-766,000

Dec 2008

-694,000

Jan 2009

-793,000

Feb 2009

-702,000

Mar 2009

-823,000

Apr 2009

-687,000

May 2009

-349,000

Jun 2009

-471,000

Jul 2009

-329,000

Aug 2009

-213,000

Sep 2009

-220,000

Oct 2009

-204,000

Nov 2009

-2,000

Dec 2009

-275,000

Jan 2010

23,000

Feb 2010

-68,000

Mar 2010

164,000

Apr 2010

243,000

May 2010

524,000

Jun 2010

-137,000

Jul 2010

-68,000

Aug 2010

-36,000

Sep 2010

-52,000

Oct 2010

262,000

Nov 2010

119,000

Dec 2010

87,000

Jan 2011

43,000

Feb 2011

189,000

Mar 2011

225,000

Apr 2011

346,000

May 2011

77,000

Jun 2011

225,000

Jul 2011

69,000

Aug 2011

110,000

Sep 2011

248,000

Oct 2011

209,000

Nov 2011

141,000

Dec 2011

209,000

Jan 2012

358,000

Feb 2012

237,000

Mar 2012

233,000

Apr 2012

78,000

May 2012

115,000

Jun 2012

76,000

Jul 2012

143,000

Aug 2012

177,000

Sep 2012

203,000

Oct 2012

146,000

Nov 2012

132,000

Dec 2012

244,000

Jan 2013

211,000

Feb 2013

286,000

Mar 2013

130,000

Apr 2013

197,000

May 2013

226,000

Jun 2013

162,000

Jul 2013

122,000

Aug 2013

261,000

Sep 2013

190,000

Oct 2013

212,000

Nov 2013

258,000

Dec 2013

47,000

Jan 2014

190,000

Feb 2014

151,000

Mar 2014

272,000

Apr 2014

329,000

May 2014

246,000

Jun 2014

304,000

Jul 2014

202,000

Aug 2014

230,000

Sep 2014

280,000

Oct 2014

227,000

Nov 2014

312,000

Dec 2014

255,000

Jan 2015

234,000

Feb 2015

238,000

Mar 2015

86,000

Apr 2015

262,000

May 2015

344,000

Jun 2015

206,000

Jul 2015

254,000

Aug 2015

157,000

Sep 2015

100,000

Oct 2015

321,000

Nov 2015

272,000

Dec 2015

239,000

Jan 2016

126,000

Feb 2016

237,000

Mar 2016

225,000

Apr 2016

153,000

May 2016

43,000

Jun 2016

297,000

Jul 2016

291,000

Aug 2016

176,000

Sep 2016

249,000

Oct 2016

124,000

Nov 2016

164,000

Dec 2016

155,000

Jan 2017

216,000

Feb 2017

232,000

Mar 2017

50,000

Apr 2017

207,000

May 2017

145,000

Jun 2017

231,000(p)

Jul 2017

209,000(p)
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary

Employment in food services and drinking places (part of the leisure and hospitality industry) rose by 53,000 in July. The industry has added 313,000 jobs over the year.

Professional and business services added 49,000 jobs in July, in line with its average monthly job gain over the prior 12 months.

In July, health care employment increased by 39,000, with job gains occurring in ambulatory health care services (+30,000) and hospitals (+7,000). Health care has added 327,000 jobs over the past year.

In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 9 cents to $26.36. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent.

 

 

Employment and average hourly earnings by industry for all employees, July 2017, seasonally adjusted
Industry Over-the-month-change in employment Average hourly earnings Employment level

Total private

205,000 $26.36 124,257,000

Mining and logging

0 33.08 712,000

Construction

6,000 28.90 6,899,000

Manufacturing

16,000 26.70 12,425,000

Wholesale trade

6,100 30.19 5,924,500

Retail trade

900 18.18 15,836,400

Transportation and warehousing

900 23.88 5,074,400

Utilities

-900 39.13 552,800

Information

4,000 38.44 2,730,000

Financial activities

6,000 33.09 8,448,000

Professional and business services

49,000 31.63 20,745,000

Education and health services

54,000 26.38 23,151,000

Leisure and hospitality

62,000 15.46 15,998,000

Other services

1,000 23.72 5,761,000

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see “The Employment Situation — July 2017” (HTML) (PDF). For additional charts, see Graphics for Economic News Releases: The Employment Situation.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm employment up 209,000 in July 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nonfarm-employment-up-209000-in-july-2017.htm (visited August 18, 2017).

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