August 07, 2000
Total nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 108,000 in July. Private-sector employment rose by 138,000, but this was more than offset by a decline in federal government employment, as 290,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work.
Within the goods-producing industries, employment in manufacturing grew by 46,000 in July, after showing little growth over the first 6 months of 2000. Within the service-producing sector, retail trade employment increased by 49,000 in July, as eating and drinking places experienced strong job growth for the second consecutive month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment in July on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/aug/wk1/art01.htm (visited November 28, 2015).
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