Employment up over the year in most industries
August 04, 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2.6 million (an increase of 1.9 percent) from July 2013 to July 2014. Job gains occurred in professional and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and education and health services.
|Industry||12-month percent change||12-month net change|
Mining and logging
Professional and business services
Leisure and hospitality
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Education and health services
From July 2013 to July 2014, all major industries except information saw employment gains.
Professional and business services led in job gains at 648,000 employees (an increase of 3.5 percent).
Employment in trade, transportation, and utilities increased by 576,000 (a gain of 2.2 percent). Over the past year, retail trade has added 298,000 jobs.
Leisure and hospitality has added 375,000 jobs over the year (a 2.6 percent increase), primarily in food services and drinking places.
Over the year, construction added 211,000 jobs, or a 3.6 percent increase.
Manufacturing gained 178,000 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase; over the prior 12 months, manufacturing had added an average of 12,000 jobs per month, primarily in durable goods industries.
Mining and lodging employment rose by 49,000 (5.7 percent increase).
Information lost 31,000 jobs over the year (1.1 percent decrease).
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 — July 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑1391. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: July 2014 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up over the year in most industries on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140804.htm (visited November 19, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.