Employment and Earnings

2une 2016

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 287,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent.

Employment increased in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, and financial activities. Employment also increased in information, mostly reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

  

EMPLOYMENT (In Thousands):

Industry
This Month
(June)
Last Month
(May)
% Change
Total Private Sector 122,056  121,791 0.2%
Manufacturing 12,296  12,282 0.1%
Transportation/Warehousing 4,880.1  4,889.5 -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 $21.51 $21.00 2.4%
Manufacturing $20.39 $19.89 2.5%
Transportation/Warehousing $21.07 $20.69 1.8%
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 388,800 379,900  8,900 2.3%
Fabricated Metal Products 1,435,400 1,472,900 -37,500 -2.6%
Machinery 1,085,900 1,131,000 -45,100 -4.2%
Transportation Equipment 1,615,700 1,608,000 7,700 0.5%
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 2,008,800 1,944,100 64,700 3.2%
Automobile Dealers 1,292,600 1,242,000 50,600 3.9%
Air Transportation 474,500 458,200 16,300 3.4%
Repair/Service 1,303,000 1,286,200 16,800 1.3%
 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)
 

Updated 7/28/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department