June 07, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

First quarter 2011 productivity revised upward

1-month change in payroll employment, by industry, April–May 2011
Industry Change in payroll employment (p)

Total nonfarm

54,000

Professional and business services

44,000

Education and health services

34,000

Transportation and warehousing

8,000

Mining and logging

6,000

Wholesale trade

3,300

Financial activities

3,000

Other services

3,000

Construction

2,000

Information

-1,000

Manufacturing

-5,000

Leisure and hospitality

-6,000

Retail trade

-8,500

Government

-29,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment little changed in May 2011.

 

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