Saturday, September 7, 2013

Federal workforce did not add or lose any jobs last month

Uncle Sam did not add or lose any jobs during the last month, remaining flat at around 2.7 million civilian employees, which includes Postal Service workers. The country added 169,000 total nonfarm jobs in August because of growth in the private sector, particularly in retail trade and health care, but experienced a decline in public sector employment across the federal and state governments combined. Local government is thriving, adding 20,000 jobs between July and August. Unemployment is at 7.3 percent, little changed from the previous month.

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