Manufacturing employment in July
August 09, 2004
Manufacturing employment edged up in July 2004.
Since its most recent low in January of this year, manufacturing employment has risen by 91,000, almost entirely in its durable goods component. In July, there were job gains in computer and electronic products, machinery, furniture, and paper and paper products.
Employment growth in these and other manufacturing industries was partly offset by a decline of 21,000 in transportation equipment manufacturing, reflecting larger-than-usual shutdowns of auto parts and assembly plants for annual retooling.
Total nonfarm employment was little changed in July at 131.3 million. Since its recent trough in August 2003, payroll employment has risen by 1.5 million.
Payroll employment data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for June and July 2004 are preliminary and subject to revision. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: July 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-1488.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Manufacturing employment in July on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/aug/wk2/art01.htm (visited May 29, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.