Retailers picked up the pace of hiring in June, contributing to U.S. job growth that beat expectations.
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:
- Education and health services: 45,000
- Leisure and hospitality: 36,000
- Professional and business services: 35,000
- Government: 35,000
- Financial activities: 17,000
- Construction: 16,000
- Other services: 11,000
- Wholesale trade: 10,000
- Retail trade: 8,100
- Mining and logging: 8,000
- Transportation and warehousing: 2,400
- Utilities: 1,800
- Manufacturing: 1,000
- Information: -4,000