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U.S. employment rose in June 2005

July 12, 2005

Total U.S. nonfarm employment rose by 146,000 in June to 133.5 million. This followed gains of 292,000 in April and 104,000 in May.

Change in nonfarm payroll employment, January - June 2005
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Professional and business services employment grew by 56,000 in June, following little change in May. This industry has gained nearly a half million jobs over the year. Health care employment continued to grow in June, rising by 25,000. Over the year, the health care industry has added 249,000 jobs.

Manufacturing employment fell by 24,000 in June. Motor vehicles and parts lost 18,000 jobs over the month. Job losses in nondurable goods manufacturing were small but widespread, totaling 12,000. These declines were partially offset by a gain of 7,000 in computer and electronic products.

These data are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: June 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1302.

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