March 2007 payroll employment

April 10, 2007

In March, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 180,000 to 137.6 million, after seasonal adjustment. This increase followed gains of 162,000 in January and 113,000 in February (as revised).

Over-the-month change in payroll employment, March 2006-March 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

Over the year, total nonfarm employment rose by about 2.0 million.

In March, construction employment rose sharply, following a large decline in the prior month. A sizable job gain also occurred in general merchandise stores in March, and job growth continued in health care and in food services.

Manufacturing employment continued to trend down over the month.

These data are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics program, and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: March 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0486.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, March 2007 payroll employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/apr/wk2/art02.htm (visited July 29, 2014).

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