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Payroll Up 372,000 – Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 3.6%

United State of America – Payroll rose by 372,000 jobs in the United States. The unemployment rate stayed at 3.6% in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professional, business, leisure, and health care saw job gains while the number of unemployed remained at 5.9 million. Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these metrics were 3.5 percent and 5.7 million, respectively.

The labor force participation rate was 62.2% and the employment-population ratio was 59.9%. Both are below February 2020 values (63.4 percent and 61.2 percent, respectively).

The number of people working half time for economic reasons fell by 707,000 to 3.6 million in June. These people, who preferred full-time work, were working part-time because their hours were cut or they couldn’t obtain full-time jobs.

June – 2022 U.S. Census Data Payroll & Jobs Facts

  • Professional and business services added 74,000 jobs.Management of organizations and enterprises (+12,000),
  • Computer systems design and related services (+10,000), office administrative services (+8,000), and scientific R&D services (+6,000) added jobs.

Professional and business services employment is up 880,000 since February 2020.

  • Leisure and hospitality created 67,000 jobs in June, led by food services and drinks (+41,000).

Since February 2020, leisure and hospitality employment has dropped by 1.3 million.

  • Ambulatory health care (+28,000), hospitals (+21,000), and nursing and residential care (+8,000) added jobs.
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Health care employment is 176,000 (1.1%) below February 2020 levels.

  • Transport and storage added 36,000 jobs in June.
  • Warehousing and storage (+18000) and air travel (+8000) added jobs.

Transportation and warehousing employment has up 759,000 since February 2020.

  • Manufacturing employment reached its February 2020 level, up 29,000 jobs.
  • Information industries, excluding Internet, added 9,000 jobs in June.

Information job growth is 105,000 since February 2020.

  • Social assistance employment surged 21,000 in June.
    Child day care (+11,000) and individual/family services (+10,000) added jobs.

Since February 2020, 87,000 jobs in social assistance have been lost.

  • Nondurable products created 8,000 employment to wholesale trade.
    Since February 2020, wholesale employment has fallen by 18,000.
  • Oil and gas extraction employment climbed by 2,000 in June.

The mining industry added 86,000 jobs since February 2021.

Construction, retail, financial activities, other services, and government saw little employment change last month.


For a complete copy of the U.S. Census survey and data you can download a copy here.



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