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Jobs Added By Industry: Education, Transportation And Retail Winners; Information And Finance Losers

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Curious where the November jobs gains and losses were, broken down by industry? The chart below should explain it all.


  • Education and Health +40K, after gaining 30K in October; Job gains occurred in home healthcare services (+12,000) and offices of physicians (+7,000), while nursing care facilities lost jobs (-4,000)
  • Transportation: +31K as logistics needs of the holiday season ramped up hiring
  • Manufacturing: +27K in November after +16K in October; food manufacturing was +8K, while (channel stuffing of) motor vehicles and parts added anoterh 7K
  • Retail trade, that old standby, added another 22K, following 46K additions in October for a total of 68K in the past two months.
    • Within the industry, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+14,000); in sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores (+12,000); and in automobile dealers (+7,000). Over the prior 12 months, job growth in retail trade averaged 31,000 per month.


  • Financial Activities, or the highest paying jobs, lost 3K after gaining 7K the prior month
  • Information, the second highest paying jobs, also lost 1K, after gaining 4K in the prior month



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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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So one secotr is propped up by government money (health/education) and the other is propped up by yearly seasonal spending (retail).

The fact the NFP is *only* 203k should be a HUGE warning sign.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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I was thinking the same thing. Not long ago people would look at that number as a disaster and now it heralds recovery?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment sbenard
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You took the words right out of my keyboard.

It used to be that 200,000 jobs was considered a weak report. Now, it juices stocks for a 100+ rally and hovering near record highs. What a warped market!

It's almost as if this jobs report was calculated to juice the equity markets, but not enough to trigger more taper talk.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Figure you need 125-150K just to absorb new workers, then add in the 14 million on the sidelines, and then god only knows how many illegals streaming in and figure we lost ground again. But the headline gives the media a boner and since they can't think critically and are diverted by Omar Obama, it's all good. Party on Garth

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment venturen
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Obamacare Website worker +10000

Obama Spin Doctors and charlatans +10000

Leechers and hanger-ons +10000

Money printers +10000

Honest workers doing an honest living at a private company -1240000

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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great breakdown, was legit laughing.


needed that laugh after this fucking bullshit this morning. good job

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:44 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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I'd like to change my career path and get into either the 'leaching and hanging on' or 'spin doctor/charlatan' field.  Do you know what the qualifications are ( I mean, in addition to being a narcissistic sociopath)?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:34 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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You're late to the party...  all the beer is gone, the ladies have found their comfort for the night, and only a few stale pretzels remain. 

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment asteroids
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Education and Health, both long term disasters inthe making. $1T in student loans that will never be paid and a health system that will eventually bankrupt the USA.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Gee it looks like that IT bubble got popped eh?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment I Write Code
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Yah.  I know my usual calls from IT recruiters have been unusually quiet for several months.

You'd think they could hire 50,000 developers to work on Obamcare, but noooo.


Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Sokhmate
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code monkeys are mostly imported now.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:42 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Sweet, more "educators" on SNAP.  Long JPM...

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:46 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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    The big gains were in seasonal areas. I can see where that huge GDB inventory build came from now. Transport. Hospitality-Temp and professional services for year end accounting and 2014 tax season.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:52 | Link to Comment MFLTucson
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And after the holidays these wonderful retail jobs paying minimum wage will be gone!  What a joke!

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Fox-Scully
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Is retail trade hiring that many workers to oversee the huge pileup in inventory as a result of poor sales?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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LULZ! I needed that thank you!

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment kito
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most of the "professional" "business" services came in the form of prostitution.

on a side note, this great employment news doesnt seem to bode well for zh commenting. volume is way down in this post.

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:33 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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The "official" lies are wearing on people... We need a Friday humor?

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment The Invisible Foot
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Long Dairy.

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 05:19 | Link to Comment Melody7773
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I have to agree that education segment is closely related to money and the government. And considering the fact that our education has been pretty awful lately, we cannot expect anything good to going on in this country. So now we are only left to hope that something better might happen the next year. But I am sure that education will remain on the same level (and will continue getting lower and lower). Thank you for always informative articles.

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