Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys approximately 144,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 554,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.
IMPORTANT The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), used by BLS and other statistical agencies to classify industry statistics, is periodically revised. Information on proposed 2017 changes to NAICS is available at www.bls.gov/ces/update.htm.
IMPORTANT Effective with the publication of July 2014 first preliminary estimates on August 1, 2014, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program has implemented new sample units into production on a quarterly basis. More information about the CES quarterly sample implementation is available at www.bls.gov/ces/cesqsi.htm.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the
unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent. Job gains occurred
in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade, and
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