According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July 2019. This was slightly lower than the number of jobs added in June which was 193,000, but is still in line with 2019’s monthly average of 165,000 jobs added.
Not all industries had the same change in employment. The education and health services industry contributed the most jobs, at 66,000. Other notable job gains were seen in manufacturing, financial activities, government, and financial/business activities. Meanwhile, jobs were actually lost in information, retail trade, and mining/logging.
While the number of jobs added each month 2019 are smaller than the jobs gained in 2018 (which was 223,000 each month on average), it’s been enough to keep unemployment low.