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Total nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 108,000 in July. Private-sector employment rose by 138,000, but this was more than offset by a decline in federal government employment, as 290,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work.
Within the goods-producing industries, employment in manufacturing grew by 46,000 in July, after showing little growth over the first 6 months of 2000. Within the service-producing sector, retail trade employment increased by 49,000 in July, as eating and drinking places experienced strong job growth for the second consecutive month.
These data are a product of the BLS Current Employment StatisticsProgram. Find out more in "The Employment Situation: July 2000," news release USDL 00-220.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment in July at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/aug/wk1/art01.htm (visited March 29, 2023).