Payroll employment up 222,000 in June 2017

July 11, 2017

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June 2017. Employment growth has averaged 180,000 per month thus far in 2017, compared with an average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016.

Over-the-month change in nonfarm payroll employment by industry, June 2017, seasonally adjusted
Industry Over-the-month change Statistically significant?

Mining and logging

8,000 Yes

Construction

16,000 No

Manufacturing

1,000 No

Wholesale trade

10,000 No

Retail trade

8,100 No

Transportation and warehousing

2,400 No

Utilities

1,800 No

Information

-4,000 No

Financial activities

17,000 Yes

Professional and business services

35,000 No

Education and health services

45,000 Yes

Leisure and hospitality

36,000 No

Other services

11,000 No

Government

35,000 No

Employment in mining increased by 8,000 in June, with most of the growth occurring in support activities for mining (+7,000). Since a recent employment low in October 2016, mining has added 56,000 jobs.

The health care industry (part of education and health services) added 37,000 jobs in June. Health care has added an average of 24,000 jobs per month in the first half of 2017, compared with a monthly average of 32,000 jobs in 2016. Employment in social assistance (also part of education and health services) increased by 23,000 in June. Within social assistance, employment continued to trend up in individual and family services (+12,000) and in child day care services (+8,000). Social assistance has added 115,000 jobs over the last 12 months.

Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in June and has grown by 169,000 over the year. Within financial activities, securities, commodity contracts, and investments added 5,000 jobs over the month. Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in June (+35,000) and has grown by 624,000 over the last 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, and government, showed little change over the month.

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 — June 2017” (HTML) (PDF). For additional charts, see Graphics for Economic News Releases: The Employment Situation.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up 222,000 in June 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/payroll-employment-up-222000-in-june-2017.htm (visited July 20, 2017).

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