The increase over the month was driven by gains in service sector jobs, which rose by 166,000. However, goods producing jobs also expanded, adding 21,000 to payrolls. Manufacturing added 19,000 jobs, the third straight month of expansion. Notably, for the first time during the recovery, non-manufacturing goods producing jobs, which are dominated by construction, added slightly to payrolls. The downsizing of the construction industry may be nearing an end.
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