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Payroll employment in October

November 06, 2000

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 137,000 to 131.9 million in October, seasonally adjusted.

Over-the-month change in payroll employment, adjusted for strikes and changes in census employment, in thousands, Jan.-Oct. 2000 (seasonally adjusted)
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This compares to a September gain of 148,000 jobs (after adjusting for the net effect of strikes and the layoff of the last sizable contingent of temporary census workers). Over the first 8 months of the year, the average monthly gain (after similar adjustments for strikes and changes in the number of temporary census workers) was 195,000.

In October, employment gains occurred in several service-producing industry divisions and in construction and mining.

These data are a product of the BLS Current Employment StatisticsProgram. Find out more in "The Employment Situation: October 2000," news release USDL 00-320.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment in October at (visited June 17, 2024).

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