Posted August 2, 2019

Small gains in manufacturing and construction employment

Manufacturing employment grew by 16,000 in July. Job gains in the industry had averaged 22,000 per month in 2018. Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs.

Mining employment declined by 5,000 in July, after showing little net change in recent months.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was
unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.