March 12, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment increases by 227,000 in February 2012

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

Professional and business services

82,000

Education and health services

71,000

Leisure and hospitality

44,000

Manufacturing

31,000

Transportation and warehousing

10,600

Wholesale trade

8,400

Financial activities

6,000

Mining and logging

6,000

Utilities

800

Information

-1,000

Government

-6,000

Other services

-6,000

Retail trade

-7,400

Construction

-13,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases by 227,000 in February 2012.

 

Unemployment rates by selected demographic group, December 2011–February 2012
Demographic group Dec 2011 Jan 2012 Feb 2012

Total, 16 years and over

8.5 8.3 8.3

Adult men (20 years and over)

8.0 7.7 7.7

Adult women (20 years and over)

7.9 7.7 7.7

Teenagers (16 to 19 years)

23.1 23.2 23.8

White

7.5 7.4 7.3

Black or African American

15.8 13.6 14.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

11.0 10.5 10.7

NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases by 227,000 in February 2012.

 

 

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