“Retail trade businesses accounted for the majority of the 1,000 jobs added since May 2008, reflecting a store opening and an expansion at a different retailer. All industries in the sector reported year-over-year job growth, with the majority of these employment gains occurring in retail trade enterprises,” Detzel said.
The construction sector recorded 700 more positions in June 2008. Since June 2007, employment in this sector has increased by 2,100 positions. “This is the third consecutive month of employment gains in the construction sector, which is reflective of strength in specialty trade contractors,” said Detzel.
The government sector, which includes public education, public administration agencies, and state-owned hospitals, added 500 positions in June 2008. Since June 2007, this sector has risen by 9,200 jobs.
“A majority, 5,700, of the year-over-year employment gains in the government sector occurred in the local government subsector,” said Detzel.
Between May 2008 and June 2008, the number of positions in the natural resources and mining sector rose by 100 jobs. Since June 2007, the segment has gained 300 jobs.
The manufacturing sector lost 4,200 jobs in June 2008. Compared to June 2007, jobs in the sector were down by 10,700 in June 2008.