September 10, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment increases in August 2012

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, August 2010–August 2012
Month Employment change

Aug 2010

-51,000

Sep 2010

-27,000

Oct 2010

220,000

Nov 2010

121,000

Dec 2010

120,000

Jan 2011

110,000

Feb 2011

220,000

Mar 2011

246,000

Apr 2011

251,000

May 2011

54,000

Jun 2011

84,000

Jul 2011

96,000

Aug 2011

85,000

Sep 2011

202,000

Oct 2011

112,000

Nov 2011

157,000

Dec 2011

223,000

Jan 2012

275,000

Feb 2012

259,000

Mar 2012

143,000

Apr 2012

68,000

May 2012

87,000

Jun 2012

45,000

Jul 2012

(p)141,000

Aug 2012

(p)96,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases in August 2012.

One-month change in payroll employment, by industry, August 2012
Industry Change in payroll employment (p)

Leisure and hospitality

34,000

Professional and business services

28,000

Education and health services

22,000

Utilities

9,000

Wholesale trade

7,900

Financial activities

7,000

Retail trade

6,100

Transportation and warehousing

5,700

Information

3,000

Construction

1,000

Mining and logging

-2,000

Other services

-4,000

Government

-7,000

Manufacturing

-15,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment increases in August 2012.

 

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