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Nonfarm employment increased by 2.3 million for the year ended June 2019

July 09, 2019

From June 2018 to June 2019, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2.3 million, or 1.5 percent. Education and health services gained 585,000 jobs (2.5 percent) over that period, while employment in professional and business services increased by 482,000, or 2.3 percent.

12-month changes in nonfarm payroll employment by industry, seasonally adjusted, June 2019
Industry Net change(p) Percent change(p)

Mining and logging

23,000 3.1%


224,000 3.1


167,000 1.3

Wholesale trade

101,900 1.7

Retail trade

-48,200 -0.3

Transportation and warehousing

158,000 2.9


-600 -0.1


-23,000 -0.8

Financial activities

88,000 1.0

Professional and business services

482,000 2.3

Education and health services

585,000 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

37,000 2.3

Other services

74,000 1.3


100,000 0.4

(p) = preliminary.

Construction added 224,000 jobs (3.1 percent) from June 2018 to June 2019, driven by job gains in residential building construction as well as residential and nonresidential specialty trade contractors.

Employment in manufacturing increased by 167,000, or 1.3 percent, for the year ended June 2019. Jobs in durable goods manufacturing increased by 126,000, or 1.6 percent.

From June 2018 to June 2019, transportation and warehousing added 158,000 jobs. Employment increased in warehousing and storage (+53,600), couriers and messengers (+39,300), truck transportation (+36,800), and air transportation (+16,700). Jobs in rail transportation decreased by 5,500. 

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 — June 2019." We also have more charts on nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm employment increased by 2.3 million for the year ended June 2019 at (visited July 22, 2024).

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