Retail jobs bounce back in June

FILE PHOTO - A family shops at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Springdale, Arkansas June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2017)

Retailers picked up the pace of hiring in June, contributing to U.S. job growth that beat expectations.

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The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in June, while wages inched 0.2% higher. The retail trade accounted for 8,100 of those new jobs, recovering from a two-month losing streak.

Education and health services led all industries with 45,000 new jobs. Leisure and hospitality also had a strong month, adding 49,000 jobs in June.

Here’s a breakdown of June job growth from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Education and health services: 45,000
  2. Leisure and hospitality: 36,000
  3. Professional and business services: 35,000
  4. Government: 35,000
  5. Financial activities: 17,000
  6. Construction: 16,000
  7. Other services: 11,000
  8. Wholesale trade: 10,000
  9. Retail trade: 8,100
  10. Mining and logging: 8,000
  11. Transportation and warehousing: 2,400
  12. Utilities: 1,800
  13. Manufacturing: 1,000
  14. Information: -4,000

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