Posted July 7, 2017

Mining, construction and manufacturing jobs added in June

Employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Employment increased in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining.

Mining employment grew by 8,000, with most of the growth in support activities for mining (+7,000). Since a recent employment low in October 2016, mining has added 56,000 jobs.

Durable goods manufacturers added 9,000 jobs during the month, but those gains were offset by a decline of 8,000 jobs in non-durable manufacturing. The total employment gain for manufacturing for the month was 1,000.

The construction industry added 16,000 jobs in June, following up an increase of 9,000 in May.

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