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

Zero over-the-month change in payroll employment

Over-the-month change in payroll employment, by industry, August 2011
Industry Over-the-month change (p)

Total nonfarm

0

Mining and logging

5,000

Construction

-5,000

Manufacturing

-3,000

Wholesale trade

1,600

Retail trade

-7,800

Transportation and warehousing

-2,400

Information

-48,000

Financial activities

3,000

Professional and business services

28,000

Education and health services

34,000

Leisure and hospitality

2,000

Other services

9,000

Government

-17,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Zero over-the-month change in payroll employment.