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Payroll employment up 162,000 in July 2013

August 05, 2013

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in July, with gains in retail trade, food services and drinking places, financial activities, and wholesale trade. Over the prior 12 months, nonfarm employment growth averaged 189,000 per month.

Nonfarm payroll employment over-the-month change, seasonally adjusted, July 2011–July 2013
MonthEmployment change

July 2011

78,000

August 2011

132,000

September 2011

225,000

October 2011

166,000

November 2011

174,000

December 2011

230,000

January 2012

311,000

February 2012

271,000

March 2012

205,000

April 2012

112,000

May 2012

125,000

June 2012

87,000

July 2012

153,000

August 2012

165,000

September 2012

138,000

October 2012

160,000

November 2012

247,000

December 2012

219,000

January 2013

148,000

February 2013

332,000

March 2013

142,000

April 2013

199,000

May 2013

176,000

June 2013

188,000(p)

July 2013

162,000(p)

(p) preliminary
 

Retail trade added 47,000 jobs in July and has added 352,000 over the past 12 months. Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places increased by 38,000 in July and by 381,000 over the year.

Financial activities employment increased by 15,000 in July, with a gain of 6,000 in securities, commodity contracts, and investments. Over the year, financial activities has added 120,000 jobs.

Employment increased in wholesale trade (+14,000) in July. Over the past 12 months, this industry has added 83,000 jobs.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in July (+36,000). Within the industry, job growth continued in management of companies and enterprises (+7,000) and in management and technical consulting services (+7,000). Employment in temporary help services changed little over the month.

Manufacturing employment was essentially unchanged in July and has changed little, on net, over the past 12 months.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour in July to 34.4 hours. In manufacturing, the workweek decreased by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours.

Average weekly hours of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls and manufacturing payrolls, seasonally adjusted, January 2007–July 2013
MonthTotal privateManufacturing

January 2007

34.540.0

February 2007

34.539.9

March 2007

34.640.0

April 2007

34.640.0

May 2007

34.640.0

June 2007

34.640.0

July 2007

34.640.1

August 2007

34.640.0

September 2007

34.540.1

October 2007

34.539.9

November 2007

34.540.1

December 2007

34.640.2

January 2008

34.640.0

February 2008

34.640.1

March 2008

34.740.3

April 2008

34.639.9

May 2008

34.640.0

June 2008

34.640.1

July 2008

34.539.8

August 2008

34.539.9

September 2008

34.439.6

October 2008

34.439.6

November 2008

34.339.4

December 2008

34.139.1

January 2009

34.238.8

February 2009

34.039.0

March 2009

33.938.6

April 2009

33.838.7

May 2009

33.838.5

June 2009

33.838.7

July 2009

33.838.9

August 2009

33.839.2

September 2009

33.939.1

October 2009

33.839.2

November 2009

33.939.6

December 2009

33.939.7

January 2010

34.039.9

February 2010

33.939.6

March 2010

34.040.0

April 2010

34.140.2

May 2010

34.240.5

June 2010

34.140.2

July 2010

34.240.2

August 2010

34.240.3

September 2010

34.340.4

October 2010

34.340.4

November 2010

34.240.4

December 2010

34.340.4

January 2011

34.240.3

February 2011

34.340.4

March 2011

34.340.5

April 2011

34.440.4

May 2011

34.440.5

June 2011

34.340.4

July 2011

34.440.3

August 2011

34.340.4

September 2011

34.440.4

October 2011

34.440.6

November 2011

34.440.5

December 2011

34.540.6

January 2012

34.540.9

February 2012

34.640.9

March 2012

34.540.7

April 2012

34.540.8

May 2012

34.440.6

June 2012

34.440.6

July 2012

34.440.7

August 2012

34.440.5

September 2012

34.540.6

October 2012

34.340.5

November 2012

34.440.7

December 2012

34.540.8

January 2013

34.440.7

February 2013

34.540.9

March 2013

34.640.8

April 2013

34.540.7

May 2013

34.540.7

June 2013

34.5(p)40.8(p)

July 2013

34.4(p)40.6(p)

(p) preliminary
 

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — July 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑13‑1527. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: July 2013 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Payroll employment up 162,000 in July 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130805.htm (visited September 21, 2014).

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