Employment increases in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services in June
July 08, 2013
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial activities.
Professional and business services
Leisure and hospitality
Education and health services
Transportation and warehousing
Mining and logging
Leisure and hospitality added 75,000 jobs in June. Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places continued to expand. Employment in the amusements, gambling, and recreation industry also continued to trend up in June. Since June 2012, leisure and hospitality employment has increased by 514,000.
Employment in professional and business services rose by 53,000 in June. Job gains occurred in management and technical consulting services and in computer systems design and related services. Employment continued to trend up in temporary help services. Over the past year, professional and business services has added 624,000 jobs.
Retail trade employment increased by 37,000 in June. Within retail trade, employment increased in building material and garden supply stores and in motor vehicle and parts dealers. Over the past year, employment has increased by 300,000 in retail trade.
Education and health services added 13,000 jobs in June and 366,000 over the past year. Health care continued to add jobs in June. Within health care, employment continued to trend up in ambulatory health care services.
Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in June, with most of the increase occurring in credit intermediation and in insurance carriers and related activities.
Total government employment decreased in June and over the year (−7,000 and −64,000 respectively). Federal government employment continued to trend down in June (−5,000) and has declined by 65,000 over the past 12 months.
Employment in most other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, manufacturing, and transportation and warehousing, showed little change in June.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-13-1284. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: June 2013.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment increases in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services in June on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130708.htm (visited May 28, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.