Payroll employment in July 2008
August 05, 2008
Total nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend down in July. Thus far in 2008, payroll employment has fallen by 463,000.
Over the month, employment continued to decline in manufacturing, construction, employment services, wholesale trade, and the information industry. Health care and mining continued to add jobs 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: July 2008," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL 08-1049.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment in July 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/aug/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 28, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.