Nonfarm payroll employment rose 213,000 in June 2018

July 10, 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June and has grown by 2.4 million over the last 12 months. Over the month, job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while employment in retail trade declined.

Over-the-month employment change by industry, June 2018, seasonally adjusted
Industry 1-month change

Mining and logging

4,000

Logging

-1,500

Mining

4,900

Oil and gas extraction

-200

Mining, except oil and gas

800

Coal mining

100

Metal ore mining

-100

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

800

Support activities for mining

4,300

Construction

13,000

Construction of buildings

3,700

Residential building

3,900

Nonresidential building

-200

Heavy and civil engineering construction

6,100

Specialty trade contractors

3,200

Residential specialty trade contractors

500

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,700

Manufacturing

36,000

Durable goods

32,000

Wood products

1,300

Nonmetallic mineral products

200

Primary metals

2,900

Fabricated metal products

7,100

Machinery

4,400

Computer and electronic products

5,100

Computer and peripheral equipment

400

Communications equipment

200

Semiconductors and electronic components

1,700

Electronic instruments

3,100

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

-200

Electrical equipment and appliances

0

Transportation equipment

12,500

Motor vehicles and parts

12,000

Furniture and related products

-800

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

-800

Nondurable goods

4,000

Food manufacturing

4,400

Textile mills

100

Textile product mills

-300

Apparel

-1,800

Paper and paper products

100

Printing and related support activities

-700

Petroleum and coal products

300

Chemicals

1,900

Plastics and rubber products

700

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

-1,300

Wholesale trade

2,900

Durable goods

2,800

Nondurable goods

-4,700

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

4,800

Retail trade

-21,600

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

3,100

Automobile dealers

2,300

Other motor vehicle dealers

-100

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

900

Furniture and home furnishings stores

500

Electronics and appliance stores

-3,700

Building material and garden supply stores

500

Food and beverage stores

-8,600

Health and personal care stores

-1,500

Gasoline stations

1,100

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

6,900

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

-800

General merchandise stores

-21,500

Department stores

-4,000

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

-17,500

Miscellaneous store retailers

700

Nonstore retailers

1,700

Transportation and warehousing

15,400

Air transportation

1,500

Rail transportation

-800

Water transportation

300

Truck transportation

2,500

Transit and ground passenger transportation

4,300

Pipeline transportation

300

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

-600

Support activities for transportation

3,000

Couriers and messengers

4,100

Warehousing and storage

800

Utilities

-300

Information

0

Publishing industries, except Internet

1,200

Motion picture and sound recording industries

-100

Broadcasting, except Internet

400

Telecommunications

-3,200

Data processing, hosting and related services

1,100

Other information services

600

Financial activities

8,000

Finance and insurance

4,800

Monetary authorities - central bank

100

Credit intermediation and related activities

900

Depository credit intermediation

1,900

Commercial banking

1,700

Nondepository credit intermediation

-1,300

Activities related to credit intermediation

400

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

1,500

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,300

Real estate and rental and leasing

3,800

Real estate

3,600

Rental and leasing services

-300

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

500

Professional and business services

50,000

Professional and technical services

25,100

Legal services

4,800

Accounting and bookkeeping services

700

Architectural and engineering services

6,800

Specialized design services

200

Computer systems design and related services

6,000

Management and technical consulting services

4,800

Scientific research and development services

2,900

Advertising and related services

-2,800

Other professional and technical services

1,800

Management of companies and enterprises

5,400

Administrative and waste services

19,400

Administrative and support services

19,200

Office administrative services

2,900

Facilities support services

-1,200

Employment services

6,500

Temporary help services

9,300

Business support services

500

Travel arrangement and reservation services

-500

Investigation and security services

700

Services to buildings and dwellings

8,100

Other support services

2,300

Waste management and remediation services

200

Education and health services

54,000

Educational services

18,900

Health care

25,200

Ambulatory health care services

13,500

Offices of physicians

3,200

Offices of dentists

3,200

Offices of other health practitioners

3,900

Outpatient care centers

900

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

2,100

Home health care services

200

Other ambulatory health care services

-100

Hospitals

10,600

Nursing and residential care facilities

1,100

Nursing care facilities

-1,500

Residential mental health facilities

2,100

Community care facilities for the elderly

3,600

Other residential care facilities

-3,300

Social assistance

9,500

Individual and family services

6,800

Emergency and other relief services

1,300

Vocational rehabilitation services

-1,600

Child day care services

3,000

Leisure and hospitality

25,000

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4,500

Performing arts and spectator sports

-1,300

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

2,300

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

3,500

Accommodation and food services

20,000

Accommodation

3,600

Food services and drinking places

16,400

Other services

16,000

Repair and maintenance

-800

Personal and laundry services

8,800

Membership associations and organizations

8,100

Government

11,000

Federal

-2,000

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

-1,600

U.S. Postal Service

-500

State government

0

State government education

-4,600

State government, excluding education

4,200

Local government

13,000

Local government education

7,600

Local government, excluding education

5,900

Employment in professional and business services increased by 50,000 in June and has risen by 521,000 over the year.

Manufacturing added 36,000 jobs in June. Durable goods manufacturing accounted for nearly all of the increase, including job gains in fabricated metal products (+7,000), computer and electronic products (+5,000), and primary metals (+3,000). Motor vehicles and parts also added jobs over the month (+12,000), after declining by 8,000 in May. Over the past year, manufacturing has added 285,000 jobs.

Employment in health care rose by 25,000 in June and has increased by 309,000 over the year. Hospitals added 11,000 jobs over the month, and employment in ambulatory health care services continued to trend up (+14,000).

Construction employment continued to trend up in June (+13,000) and has increased by 282,000 over the year. Mining employment continued its upward trend in June (+5,000). The industry has added 95,000 jobs since a recent low point in October 2016, almost all in support activities for mining.

In June, retail trade lost 22,000 jobs, largely offsetting a gain in May (+25,000).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. See “The Employment Situation — June 2018” to learn more. Also see more charts on nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment rose 213,000 in June 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-rose-213000-in-june-2018.htm (visited November 22, 2018).

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