Unemployment in detail

Here are some stuff I got from the report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Employment in manufacturing fell by 136,000 over the month and has declined by 1.9 million during the recession.
  • Employment in construction fell by 79,000, with losses spread throughout the industry.
  • Employment in the professional and business services industry declined by 118,000 in June.
  • Retail trade employment edged down in June (-21,000); job losses in retail trade have moderated in the past 3 months.
  • In June, financial activities employment continued to decline (-27,000)
  • The information industry lost 21,000 jobs over the month and 187,000 since the start of the recession.

Yes, there’s some good news:

Health care employment increased by 21,000 in June. Job gains in health care have averaged 21,000 per month thus far in 2009, down from an average of 30,000 per month during 2008.


The change in total nonfarm employment for April was revised from -504,000 to -519,000, and the change for May was revised from -345,000 to -322,000.

You can read the entire 30-page report HERE (PDF).


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