March 7, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment up in February 2011

1-month change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected industries, February 2011
Industry Net change (p)

Professional and business services

47,000

Health care

34,000

Manufacturing

33,000

Construction

33,000

Transportation and warehousing

22,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment up in February 2011.

 

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