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Employment up 215,000 in July 2015; four industries add 30,000 jobs or more

August 10, 2015

In July, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 215,000. That compares with an average monthly gain of 211,000 so far in 2015. In 2014, job gains averaged 260,000 per month.

Monthly change in nonfarm payroll employment, seasonally adjusted, January 2012 to July 2015
Month Change

Jan 2012

380,000

Feb 2012

247,000

Mar 2012

216,000

Apr 2012

87,000

May 2012

113,000

Jun 2012

35,000

Jul 2012

177,000

Aug 2012

188,000

Sep 2012

144,000

Oct 2012

213,000

Nov 2012

164,000

Dec 2012

293,000

Jan 2013

205,000

Feb 2013

314,000

Mar 2013

115,000

Apr 2013

187,000

May 2013

219,000

Jun 2013

127,000

Jul 2013

164,000

Aug 2013

256,000

Sep 2013

150,000

Oct 2013

225,000

Nov 2013

317,000

Dec 2013

109,000

Jan 2014

166,000

Feb 2014

188,000

Mar 2014

225,000

Apr 2014

330,000

May 2014

236,000

Jun 2014

286,000

Jul 2014

249,000

Aug 2014

213,000

Sep 2014

250,000

Oct 2014

221,000

Nov 2014

423,000

Dec 2014

329,000

Jan 2015

201,000

Feb 2015

266,000

Mar 2015

119,000

Apr 2015

187,000

May 2015

260,000

Jun 2015(p)

231,000

Jul 2015(p)

215,000
Footnotes:

(p) prelinimary.

Retail trade employment rose 36,000 in July 2015 and by 322,000 over the year. Health care (part of education and health services) added 28,000 jobs over the month and has added 436,000 since July 2014.

Employment in transportation and warehousing also continued to trend up in July (14,000) and rose by 146,000 over the year. Employment in couriers and messengers—a part of the industry—rose by 3,000 over the month.

Mining and logging employment continued to trend down in July (-4,000). The industry lost 64,000 jobs from July 2014 to July 2015.

Over-the-month and over-the-year change in nonfarm payroll employment by industry, seasonally adjusted, July 2015
Industry Change from
June 2015 to July 2015 July 2014 to July 2015

Mining and logging

-4,000 -64,000

Construction

6,000 231,000

Manufacturing

15,000 159,000

Wholesale trade

6,300 84,400

Retail trade

35,900 321,700

Transportation and warehousing

14,400 145,500

Utilities

2,600 11,600

Information

2,000 53,000

Financial activities

17,000 156,000

Professional and business services

40,000 666,000

Educational and health services

37,000 572,000

Leisure and hospitality

30,000 436,000

Other services

7,000 80,000

Government

5,000 62,000

Note: data are preliminary.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — July 2015" (HTML) (PDF). More charts featuring nonfarm employment data are in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: July 2015.
SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up 215,000 in July 2015; four industries add 30,000 jobs or more on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/employment-up-215000-in-july-2015-and-four-industries-add-30000-jobs-or-more.htm (visited November 15, 2019).

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