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August 9, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment rises in July 2011

1-month change in payroll employment, selected industries, June 2011–July 2011
Industry Employment change

Health care

31,000

Retail trade

26,000

Manufacturing

24,000

Professional and technical services

18,000

Mining

9,000

Government

-37,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment rises in July 2011.