Current Government Employment Statistics – June 2015

The latest employments statistics report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed government employment remained unchanged in June 2015, with little change at the federal, state, and local levels. Government employment has changed little over the past 12 months, with 55,000 government jobs added or an increase of 0.3 percent. In contrast, private sector employment rose by 2.5 percent during the same period.

Government Employment - BLS June 2015

Looking at overall employment activity, nonfarm employment increased by 223,000 in June. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services, healthcare, retail trade, financial activities, and transportation and warehousing.

Employment has increased by an average 221,000 per month over the past 3 months. Average hourly earnings for all employees on private, nonfarm payrolls were unchanged in June, following a 6-cent gain in May. Hourly earnings were up 2.0 percent over the year. In
June, average weekly hours of all employees, at 34.5 hours, were unchanged.

Current Government Employment Statistics – July 2015

Latest employments statistics report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed government employment remained flat in July. Employment at the federal, state, and local levels changed little over the month. Government added 62,000 jobs over the past 12 months, with the majority of the employment gain occurring in state government education and local government, excluding education.

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Overall, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July. Retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities added jobs. The employment change for June revised up from 223,000 to 231,000, and the change for May revised up from 254,000 to 260,000. Incorporating revisions, monthly job gains averaged 235,000 over the past 3 months Average hourly earnings of all privatesector employees increased by 5 cents (0.2 percent) over the month following little change in June (-1 cent). Over the year, hourly earnings are up 2.1 percent. In July, average weekly hours edged up 0.1 hour to 34.6 hours.