Employment and Earnings

July 2015

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent.

Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.

  

EMPLOYMENT (In Thousands):

Industry This Month
(July)
Last Month
(June)
% Change
Total Private Sector 120,148  119,938 0.2%
Manufacturing 12,350  12,335 0.1%
Transportation/Warehousing 4,789.6  4,775.2 0.3%
 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)

 

AVERAGE HOURLY EARNINGS:

Industry This Month
 
Last Year
 
% Change
Total Private Sector $21.01 $20.63 1.8%
Manufacturing $19.95 $19.59 1.8%
Transportation/Warehousing $20.77 $20.49 1.3%
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)
 

EMPLOYMENT IN IAM INDUSTRIES:

Industry Employment
This Month
Employment
Last Year
Change % Change
Manufacturing:
Wood Products 380,700 378,700 2,000 0.5%
Fabricated Metal Products 1,471,700 1,459,900 11,800 0.8%
Machinery 1,130,200 1,136,600 -6,400 -0.6%
Transportation Equipment 1,599,000 1,564,000 35,000 2.2%
Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealers 1,954,500 1,884,500 70,000 3.6%
Automobile Dealers 1,238,700 1,193,600 45,100 3.6%
Air Transportation 452,200 446,600 5,600 1.2%
Repair/Service 1,280,000 1,244,100 35,900 2.8%
 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation (Data are not Seasonally Adjusted)
 

Updated 8/17/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department


Source: GOIAM.ORG

Machinists Union Endorses Hillary Clinton

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State and honorary IAM member Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States. The move came after a unanimous vote by union leaders and an internal survey of IAM members, who voiced strong support for an early endorsement and named Mrs. Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.



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