Saturday, August 7, 2010

Health care added 27,000 jobs in July

Here's an "Employment Situation" update from the BLS:
  • Health care added 27,000 jobs in July.
  • Over the past 12 months, health care employment has risen by 231,000.
  • Employment in professional and business services was little changed (-13,000) in July. The number of jobs in temporary help services showed little movement (-6,000) over the month.
  • Employment in financial activities continued to trend down in July, with a decline of 17,000. So far this year, monthly job losses in the industry have averaged 12,000, compared with an average monthly job loss of  29,000 for all of 2009.
Both the number of unemployed persons, at 14.6 million, and the unemployment rate, at 9.5 percent, were unchanged in July.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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