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Payroll employment up by 372,000 in June 2022; down by 524,000 since February 2020

July 12, 2022

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 372,000 in June 2022, down by 524,000 from its pre-pandemic level in February 2020. Private-sector employment has recovered the net job losses due to the pandemic and is 140,000 higher than in February 2020, while government employment is 664,000 lower. In June, notable job growth occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and health care.

Payroll employment by industry, January 2020–June 2022
Month Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation and warehousing Utilities Information

Jan 2020

684,000 7,577,000 12,784,000 5,897,700 15,594,100 5,802,900 547,000 2,897,000

Feb 2020

686,000 7,624,000 12,785,000 5,892,800 15,597,500 5,794,800 547,100 2,903,000

Mar 2020

673,000 7,549,000 12,717,000 5,875,400 15,511,000 5,786,900 547,000 2,898,000

Apr 2020

615,000 6,516,000 11,423,000 5,488,200 13,352,500 5,289,200 543,000 2,642,000

May 2020

595,000 7,007,000 11,656,000 5,502,700 13,689,100 5,318,400 542,400 2,606,000

Jun 2020

581,000 7,166,000 11,990,000 5,545,300 14,496,800 5,448,800 539,400 2,624,000

Jul 2020

570,000 7,198,000 12,025,000 5,528,100 14,744,500 5,510,100 539,700 2,617,000

Aug 2020

563,000 7,222,000 12,050,000 5,540,300 15,044,500 5,598,700 541,500 2,640,000

Sep 2020

561,000 7,243,000 12,095,000 5,565,700 15,054,700 5,666,400 543,300 2,698,000

Oct 2020

556,000 7,295,000 12,122,000 5,574,600 15,113,600 5,745,500 541,900 2,698,000

Nov 2020

554,000 7,313,000 12,157,000 5,584,300 15,111,500 5,827,200 541,800 2,706,000

Dec 2020

554,000 7,357,000 12,190,000 5,598,200 15,170,100 5,848,100 541,200 2,719,000

Jan 2021

546,000 7,360,000 12,184,000 5,611,700 15,243,500 5,881,100 542,200 2,745,000

Feb 2021

542,000 7,308,000 12,222,000 5,622,400 15,292,600 5,945,700 542,100 2,758,000

Mar 2021

551,000 7,408,000 12,268,000 5,635,500 15,328,600 5,995,800 542,700 2,768,000

Apr 2021

554,000 7,393,000 12,240,000 5,647,100 15,338,800 5,997,800 543,200 2,788,000

May 2021

560,000 7,381,000 12,268,000 5,655,600 15,313,600 6,026,600 542,300 2,803,000

Jun 2021

566,000 7,378,000 12,288,000 5,675,600 15,381,900 6,061,500 541,500 2,820,000

Jul 2021

569,000 7,395,000 12,350,000 5,693,800 15,398,100 6,101,400 541,600 2,841,000

Aug 2021

574,000 7,397,000 12,391,000 5,699,200 15,434,700 6,133,300 539,800 2,866,000

Sep 2021

576,000 7,427,000 12,413,000 5,703,900 15,493,600 6,169,700 539,700 2,874,000

Oct 2021

578,000 7,455,000 12,466,000 5,716,300 15,537,000 6,220,200 539,500 2,886,000

Nov 2021

582,000 7,502,000 12,514,000 5,731,200 15,556,900 6,257,400 538,700 2,904,000

Dec 2021

590,000 7,546,000 12,555,000 5,749,700 15,595,100 6,279,700 538,100 2,913,000

Jan 2022

590,000 7,552,000 12,581,000 5,762,300 15,716,500 6,333,100 538,700 2,918,000

Feb 2022

600,000 7,606,000 12,631,000 5,788,800 15,827,800 6,406,900 538,800 2,918,000

Mar 2022

605,000 7,628,000 12,689,000 5,814,700 15,804,900 6,410,600 538,300 2,936,000

Apr 2022

613,000 7,623,000 12,750,000 5,842,900 15,805,300 6,459,600 539,200 2,957,000

May 2022

619,000 7,657,000 12,768,000 5,858,300 15,761,600 6,518,300 539,700 2,983,000

Jun 2022

625,000 7,670,000 12,797,000 5,874,700 15,777,000 6,553,800 540,800 3,008,000
Payroll employment by industry, January 2020–June 2022
Month Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Government

Jan 2020

8,837,000 21,371,000 24,531,000 16,881,000 5,940,000 22,784,000

Feb 2020

8,870,000 21,393,000 24,598,000 16,983,000 5,951,000 22,879,000

Mar 2020

8,851,000 21,308,000 24,360,000 16,245,000 5,860,000 22,825,000

Apr 2020

8,590,000 19,091,000 21,759,000 8,780,000 4,520,000 21,904,000

May 2020

8,607,000 19,294,000 22,149,000 10,011,000 4,756,000 21,421,000

Jun 2020

8,623,000 19,651,000 22,699,000 11,791,000 5,089,000 21,416,000

Jul 2020

8,623,000 19,836,000 22,889,000 12,232,000 5,225,000 21,511,000

Aug 2020

8,647,000 20,026,000 23,088,000 12,513,000 5,276,000 21,963,000

Sep 2020

8,675,000 20,154,000 23,184,000 12,946,000 5,323,000 21,923,000

Oct 2020

8,696,000 20,374,000 23,277,000 13,179,000 5,335,000 21,771,000

Nov 2020

8,709,000 20,525,000 23,346,000 13,209,000 5,330,000 21,698,000

Dec 2020

8,721,000 20,689,000 23,350,000 12,749,000 5,319,000 21,691,000

Jan 2021

8,732,000 20,800,000 23,378,000 12,877,000 5,328,000 21,788,000

Feb 2021

8,724,000 20,902,000 23,454,000 13,270,000 5,339,000 21,805,000

Mar 2021

8,733,000 21,021,000 23,541,000 13,423,000 5,356,000 21,859,000

Apr 2021

8,747,000 20,943,000 23,582,000 13,631,000 5,379,000 21,910,000

May 2021

8,747,000 21,023,000 23,620,000 13,830,000 5,395,000 21,976,000

Jun 2021

8,745,000 21,084,000 23,640,000 14,054,000 5,437,000 22,025,000

Jul 2021

8,772,000 21,226,000 23,699,000 14,251,000 5,473,000 22,076,000

Aug 2021

8,781,000 21,309,000 23,728,000 14,453,000 5,502,000 22,096,000

Sep 2021

8,794,000 21,383,000 23,737,000 14,587,000 5,519,000 22,111,000

Oct 2021

8,817,000 21,619,000 23,805,000 14,728,000 5,544,000 22,094,000

Nov 2021

8,849,000 21,730,000 23,874,000 14,919,000 5,580,000 22,114,000

Dec 2021

8,863,000 21,821,000 23,939,000 15,105,000 5,604,000 22,141,000

Jan 2022

8,865,000 21,909,000 23,972,000 15,243,000 5,610,000 22,153,000

Feb 2022

8,894,000 21,996,000 24,073,000 15,367,000 5,648,000 22,163,000

Mar 2022

8,905,000 22,090,000 24,124,000 15,471,000 5,663,000 22,176,000

Apr 2022

8,936,000 22,130,000 24,186,000 15,530,000 5,676,000 22,176,000

May 2022

8,950,000 22,199,000 24,243,000 15,598,000 5,689,000 22,224,000

Jun 2022

8,951,000 22,273,000 24,339,000 15,665,000 5,691,000 22,215,000

In June 2022, employment in professional and business services increased by 74,000 and is 880,000 higher than in February 2020. Leisure and hospitality added 67,000 jobs in June, and employment is down by 1.3 million since February 2020. Employment in health care rose by 57,000 in June, and is 176,000 below its February 2020 level.

Employment in transportation and warehousing added 36,000 jobs in June 2022 and is 759,000 above its February 2020 level. Employment in manufacturing increased by 29,000 in June and has returned to its February 2020 level. Information added 25,000 jobs in June, and employment is 105,000 higher than in February 2020. 

Employment showed little change over the month in other major industries, including construction, retail trade, financial activities, other services, and government.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2022." Also see more charts of national employment, hours, and earnings data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up by 372,000 in June 2022; down by 524,000 since February 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/payroll-employment-up-by-372000-in-june-2022-down-by-524000-since-february-2020.htm (visited August 16, 2022).

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