Employment Trends September

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Employment Trends September

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employment-trends-september_blog_staff-management-SMXIn August, the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000, in line with the average monthly gain of 184,000 over the past year. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3%. Job growth was present in retail trade and healthcare, while jobs declined in the information industry, specifically, the motion picture and sound recording industry lost 22,000 jobs in August.

Employment growth also continued to trend up in food services and drinking places, wholesale trade and professional and business services. Retail trade added 44,000 jobs while healthcare, professional and business services and food services and drinking places increased by 33,000, 23,000, and 21,000 jobs respectively. Employment rose slightly in manufacturing, with the return of previously laid-off workers. Staffing Industry Analysts announced that temporary help jobs increased by 13,100 in August, a 7.2% from
last year.

Employment in other industries such as mining and logging, construction, transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and government, showed little or no change in August.

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