Posted August 6, 2018

37,000 manufacturing jobs added in July

Manufacturing added 37,000 jobs in July, with most of the gain in the durable goods component.

Employment rose in transportation equipment (+13,000), machinery (+6,000), and electronic instruments (+2,000). Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has added 327,000 jobs.

Construction employment continued to trend up in July (+19,000) and has increased by 308,000 over the year.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent.

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