Posted September 2, 2022

Manufacturing, construction and mining jobs grew in August

Manufacturing employment continued to trend up in August, adding 22,000 jobs.

Most of the gains were concentrated in durable goods industries (+19,000). Manufacturing has added 461,000 jobs over the year.

The construction industry added 16,000 jobs in August, after gaining 24,000 jobs in July.

Mining employment rose by 6,000 in August, reflecting a gain in support activities for mining (+7,000). Over the year, mining has added 68,000 jobs.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 315,000 in August, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent.

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