Posted January 6, 2017

Manufacturing hiring rose in December

In December, employment edged up in manufacturing (+17,000), with a gain of 15,000 in the durable goods component.

However, since reaching a recent peak in January, manufacturing employment has declined by 63,000.

The construction industry lost 3,000 jobs in December, while employment in the mining and logging industries declined by 2,000.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent.

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