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Private industry employment up 2.6 percent over the year ending March 2015

April 06, 2015

From March 2014 to March 2015, total nonfarm employment increased by 3.1 million or 2.3 percent. Employment in private industry increased by 3 million jobs, or 2.6 percent. Within private industry, employment in goods-producing industries increased by 2.5 percent, while employment in service-providing industries rose 2.7 percent.

Percent change in employment by industry, March 2014–March 2015, seasonally adjusted
Industry Percent change (p)

Goods-producing

2.5

Mining and logging

0.5

Construction

4.7

Manufacturing

1.5

Private service-providing

2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2.3

Information

2.2

Financial activities

1.9

Professional and business services

3.5

Education and health services

2.5

Leisure and hospitality

3.4

Other services

1.3

Government

0.3

  Federal

0.0

  State government

0.4

  Local government

0.4
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

From March 2014 to March 2015, employment in construction increased by 4.7 percent. Employment in manufacturing rose by 1.5 percent.

Among the service-providing industries, professional and business services had the highest over-the-year percentage increase at 3.5 percent. Leisure and hospitality followed at 3.4 percent.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program and are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — March 2015" (HTML) (PDF). More charts featuring nonfarm employment data are in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: March 2015.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Private industry employment up 2.6 percent over the year ending March 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/private-industry-employment-up-over-the-year-ending-march-2015.htm (visited May 26, 2020).

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