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Nonfarm employment rises 2.0 percent for the year ending September 2015

October 05, 2015

Total nonfarm employment grew 2.0 percent over the year ending in September 2015. Employment in the construction industry grew 3.3 percent over the year, the fastest rate among the major industries. Employment in professional and business services grew 3.2 percent. Transportation and warehousing, leisure and hospitality, and education and health care also grew faster than the overall average.

 

 

Percent change in nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted, September 2014 to September 2015
Industry Percent change

Construction

3.3

Professional and business services

3.2

Transportation and warehousing

3.0

Leisure and hospitality

2.9

Education and health services

2.6

Total

2.0

Retail trade

2.0

Utilities

2.0

Financial activities

1.8

Information

1.6

Wholesale trade

1.2

Other services

1.0

State government

1.0

Manufacturing

0.9

Local government

0.6

Federal government

0.3

Mining and logging

-11.1

Employment in mining and logging fell 11.1 percent over the year, the only major group in which employment declined.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — September 2015" (HTML) (PDF). More charts featuring nonfarm employment data are in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: September 2015 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm employment rises 2.0 percent for the year ending September 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/nonfarm-employment-rises-2-0-percent-for-the-year-ending-september-2015.htm (visited November 19, 2019).

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