January 6, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment increases by 200,000 in December 2011

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, December 2009–December 2011
Month Change in payroll employment

Dec 2009

-130,000

Jan 2010

-39,000

Feb 2010

-35,000

Mar 2010

192,000

Apr 2010

277,000

May 2010

458,000

Jun 2010

-192,000

Jul 2010

-49,000

Aug 2010

-59,000

Sep 2010

-29,000

Oct 2010

171,000

Nov 2010

93,000

Dec 2010

152,000

Jan 2011

68,000

Feb 2011

235,000

Mar 2011

194,000

Apr 2011

217,000

May 2011

53,000

Jun 2011

20,000

Jul 2011

127,000

Aug 2011

104,000

Sep 2011

210,000

Oct 2011

112,000

Nov 2011

100,000(p)

Dec 2011

200,000(p)

Footnotes:
(p) =preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases by 200,000 in December 2011.

 

One-month change in payroll employment by industry, November–December 2011
Industry Change in payroll employment (p)

Trade, transportation, and utilities

90,000

Education and health services

29,000

Manufacturing

23,000

Leisure and hospitality

21,000

Construction

17,000

Professional and business services

12,000

Mining and logging

8,000

Information

6,000

Other services

4,000

Financial activities

2,000

Government

-12,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases by 200,000 in December 2011.

 

 

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