Posted August 5, 2016

Factory and construction jobs improved in July

Manufacturers added 9,000 jobs during the month of July, with a gain of 11,000 jobs among durable goods manufacturers being offset by a decrease of 2,000 jobs in the non-durable goods category.

The construction industry added 14,000 jobs during the month, while mining and logging lost another 7,000 jobs.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was
unchanged at 4.9 percent.

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