Payroll employment up 2,238,000 over the year; averaged 186,500 jobs per month
February 10, 2014
From January 2013 to January 2014, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2,238,000, an average of 186,500 jobs per month. Employment grew in mining and logging, construction, durable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.
|Industry||12-month net change||12-month percent change||January 2014 employment(p)|
Mining and logging
Durable goods manufacturing
Nondurable goods manufacturing
Transportation and warehousing
Professional and business services
Education and health services
Leisure and hospitality
Over the year, professional and business services added 656,000 jobs, or 3.6 percent—an average of 54,667 jobs per month. Employment in leisure and hospitality increased 433,000, or 3.1 percent, an average of 36,083 jobs per month.
From January 2013 to January 2014, government employment decreased by 53,000. Employment in nondurable goods manufacturing, utilities, and other services changed little.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for January 2014 are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — January 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑0168. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: January 2014.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up 2,238,000 over the year; averaged 186,500 jobs per month on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140210.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
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