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Payroll employment up 214,000 in October 2014

November 13, 2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 214,000 in October, in line with the average monthly gain of 222,000 over the prior 12 months. In October, job growth occurred in food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care.

 

1-month change in nonfarm payroll employment , by industry, seasonally adjusted, January 2013–October 2014
Month Total nonfarm Total private Mining
and
logging
Construction Manufacturing Wholesale
trade
Retail
trade
Transportation
and
warehousing

Jan 2013

197,000 219,000 3,000 23,000 17,000 16,900 26,900 9,800

Feb 2013

280,000 263,000 4,000 46,000 22,000 2,100 9,600 -11,500

Mar 2013

141,000 164,000 2,000 24,000 3,000 1,800 -8,700 -100

Apr 2013

203,000 188,000 -3,000 -2,000 -6,000 5,700 22,600 5,700

May 2013

199,000 222,000 4,000 5,000 -7,000 7,700 34,700 -1,500

Jun 2013

201,000 201,000 3,000 13,000 -3,000 5,700 38,700 5,800

Jul 2013

149,000 170,000 3,000 1,000 -9,000 11,700 48,400 -8,200

Aug 2013

202,000 180,000 3,000 6,000 8,000 10,400 29,400 10,200

Sep 2013

164,000 153,000 6,000 13,000 3,000 11,300 27,300 23,100

Oct 2013

237,000 247,000 5,000 15,000 18,000 -1,800 41,900 4,800

Nov 2013

274,000 272,000 1,000 32,000 35,000 16,800 22,300 32,400

Dec 2013

84,000 86,000 0 -20,000 7,000 11,000 52,000 4,500

Jan 2014

144,000 166,000 6,000 51,000 8,000 18,300 -21,500 15,500

Feb 2014

222,000 201,000 4,000 24,000 20,000 14,700 -5,600 -4,900

Mar 2014

203,000 200,000 4,000 13,000 4,000 7,800 28,900 13,900

Apr 2014

304,000 278,000 5,000 36,000 9,000 15,900 43,000 12,000

May 2014

229,000 228,000 2,000 9,000 15,000 6,000 12,000 16,600

Jun 2014

267,000 260,000 5,000 8,000 21,000 12,900 35,400 13,400

Jul 2014

243,000 239,000 9,000 30,000 24,000 3,000 25,400 21,100

Aug 2014

203,000 200,000 2,000 17,000 3,000 5,700 -3,900 11,400

Sep 2014

256,000 244,000 8,000 19,000 9,000 5,100 34,000 5,200

Oct 2014

214,000 209,000 1,000 12,000 15,000 8,500 27,100 13,300

 

1-month change in nonfarm payroll employment , by industry, seasonally adjusted, January 2013–October 2014 (continued)
Month Utilities Information Financial
activities
Professional
and
business
services
Education
and
health
services
Leisure
and
hospitality
Other
services
Government

Jan 2013

200 -1,000 8,000 45,000 17,000 47,000 7,000 -22,000

Feb 2013

-100 19,000 12,000 85,000 27,000 50,000 -2,000 17,000

Mar 2013

-1,200 2,000 6,000 67,000 41,000 34,000 -7,000 -23,000

Apr 2013

1,200 -6,000 10,000 72,000 51,000 33,000 4,000 15,000

May 2013

1,000 -2,000 9,000 77,000 29,000 53,000 12,000 -23,000

Jun 2013

500 -1,000 13,000 59,000 15,000 51,000 0 0

Jul 2013

-1,000 12,000 16,000 51,000 24,000 23,000 -2,000 -21,000

Aug 2013

-600 -28,000 -4,000 42,000 64,000 34,000 6,000 22,000

Sep 2013

0 13,000 -1,000 37,000 9,000 9,000 2,000 11,000

Oct 2013

-600 6,000 7,000 53,000 31,000 65,000 3,000 -10,000

Nov 2013

1,400 1,000 -4,000 73,000 25,000 37,000 -1,000 2,000

Dec 2013

-1,300 -15,000 2,000 16,000 5,000 18,000 7,000 -2,000

Jan 2014

-1,600 -3,000 -1,000 49,000 16,000 25,000 4,000 -22,000

Feb 2014

100 -11,000 10,000 82,000 32,000 35,000 1,000 21,000

Mar 2014

1,900 -1,000 0 47,000 40,000 31,000 9,000 3,000

Apr 2014

-1,000 1,000 9,000 72,000 32,000 32,000 12,000 26,000

May 2014

300 -6,000 8,000 57,000 59,000 45,000 4,000 1,000

Jun 2014

600 11,000 19,000 70,000 48,000 21,000 -5,000 7,000

Jul 2014

1,800 10,000 15,000 50,000 37,000 10,000 3,000 4,000

Aug 2014

2,000 14,000 12,000 49,000 50,000 26,000 11,000 3,000

Sep 2014

-1,800 13,000 12,000 55,000 43,000 48,000 -5,000 12,000

Oct 2014

400 -4,000 3,000 37,000 41,000 52,000 3,000 5,000

Leisure and hospitality added 52,000 jobs in October. Food services and drinking places (part of leisure and hospitality) added 42,000 jobs in October, compared with an average gain of 26,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

Employment in education and health services increased by 41,000 in October. Health care added 25,000 jobs, about in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 21,000 jobs per month. In October, employment rose in ambulatory health care services.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up over the month, increasing by 37,000. Over the prior 12 months, job gains averaged 56,000 per month. In October, employment continued to trend up in temporary help services and in computer systems design and related services.

Employment in retail trade rose by 27,100 in October. Within the industry, employment grew in general merchandise stores and automobile dealers. Retail trade has added 249,000 jobs over the past year.

Manufacturing employment continued on an upward trend in October, gaining 15,000. Within the industry, job gains occurred in machinery, furniture and related products, and semiconductors and electronic components. Over the year, manufacturing has added 170,000 jobs, largely in durable goods.

Employment also continued to trend up in transportation and warehousing and in construction, increasing 13,300 and 12,000 respectively.

Employment in other major industries, including mining and logging, wholesale trade, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month.

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 — October 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-14-2037. For more charts featuring CES data, see Current Employment Statistics Highlights: October 2014 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up 214,000 in October 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141113.htm (visited November 11, 2019).

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