Job Growth Up In June – Where Americans Found Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job growth roared back in June, with employers across most sectors vigorously ramping up hiring.

         The leisure and hospitality sector added 59,000 jobs, led by robust gains at restaurants and hotels. Also contributing were performing arts and spectator sports, which added 14,000.

         Health care and social assistance, a category that has consistently fueled job growth, was on a roll again in June. It added more than 58,000 jobs at places like hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities and child day care centers.

         The information sector added 44,000 jobs, largely because of the return of workers after the recent Verizon strike.

         But the construction sector showed no change in jobs in June, and transportation and warehousing lost 9,400.

         Overall, employers added 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October 2015. The unemployment rate rose from 4.7 percent to a still-low 4.9 percent. But the uptick occurred mainly for an encouraging reason: More Americans began seeking jobs — a sign of growing confidence in their prospects — though many didn't immediately find work.


Industry                                           June 2016    May 2016    Past 12 mos.


Construction                                    0                -16,000        217,000

Manufacturing                                  14,000         -16,000        -29,000

Retail                                              29,900         3,000          312,800

Transportation, warehousing               -9,400         3,600          38,400

Information (Telecom, publishing)       44,000         -39,000        36,000

Financial services                              16,000         14,000         163,000

Professional services

(Accounting, engineering, temp work) 38,000         18,000         497,000

Education and health                         59,000         52,000         668,000

Hotels, restaurants, entertainment        59,000         -3,000         413,000

Government                                     22,000         17,000         129,000


Source: Labor Department




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