Employment and Earnings

July 2016

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9 percent.

Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities.  Employment in mining continued to trend down.

EMPLOYMENT (In Thousands):

Industry
This Month
(July)
Last Month
(June)
% Change
Total Private Sector 122,272 122,055 0.2%
Manufacturing 12,305 12,296 0.1%
Transportation/Warehousing 4,895.4 4,883.7 0.2%
 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)

 

AVERAGE HOURLY EARNINGS:

Industry
This Month
Last Year
% Change
Total Private Sector $21.59 $21.05 2.5%
Manufacturing $20.47 $19.96 2.5%
Transportation/Warehousing $21.00 $20.79 1.0%
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)
 

EMPLOYMENT IN IAM INDUSTRIES:

Industry Employment
This Month
Employment
Last Year
Change % Change
Manufacturing:
Wood Products 387,100 381,700  5,400 1.4%
Fabricated Metal Products 1,429,700 1,466,900 -37,200 -2.6%
Machinery 1,088,700 1,125,100 -36,400 -3.3%
Transportation Equipment 1,612,000 1,591,300 20,700 1.3%
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 2,010,700 1,956,000 54,700 2.7%
Automobile Dealers 1,292,100 1,248,200 43,900 3.4%
Air Transportation 474,900 461,200 13,700 2.9%
Repair/Service 1,292,700 1,285,200 7,500 0.6%
 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Updated 9/7/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department