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Release for:  August 2019
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Units as noted, changes calculated by Market News International
                                  Apr-19  May-19  Jun-19  Jul-19  Aug-19
Unemployment rate (household)        3.6     3.6     3.7     3.7     3.7
--Unrounded Unemp Rate*           3.5847  3.6201  3.6661  3.7116  3.6871 Net
                                                                         Revision
Chg in nonfarm payrolls (,000)       216      62     178     159     130   -20
 Previously reported:                216      62     193     164
 Private payrolls                    195      81     161     131      96
 Goods-producing                      37       5      27      -2      12
  Mining                               1       1      -2      -5      -6
  Construction                        34       1      19      -2      14
  Manufacturing                        3       2      10       4       3
   Transport Equip                     1       4       1       1       1
    Mtr Veh, Parts                    -3       2      -2      -2       0
Private Service Providing            158      76     134     133      84
  Trade, transportation               -1      -2       8       2     -11
  Wholesale trade                      8       5      -1       7       3
  Retail trade                       -15     -12     -12      -5     -11
   Mtr Veh, Parts Dealers              6       1       0       1       1
   Food, beverage                      2       0      -1       5      -1
  Financial activities                14       5       3      20      15
  Prof, business svcs                 55      21      43      36      37
   Temp help svcs                      4      -2      -3      -8      15
  Government                          21     -19      17      28      34
Average weekly hours                34.4    34.4    34.4    34.3    34.4
 Manufacturing weekly hours         40.6    40.6    40.7    40.4    40.6
 Manufacturing overtime              3.4     3.4     3.4     3.3     3.2
Average hourly earnings ($)        27.75   27.82   27.91   28.00   28.11
 % change from prev month            0.1     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.4
Agg hrs index, % ch from prev mo    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.4
Manufacturing hrs index, % ch       -0.2     0.1     0.3    -0.7     0.5
Household data:
Labor force, monthly change         -490     176     335     370     571
 Employment, change                 -103     113     247     283     590
 Unemployment, change               -387      64      87      88     -19
 Pool of available workers*        10945   10933   11297   11106   11194
 monthly change*                    -493     -12     364    -191      88
* MNI Calculations
     ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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