non-farm payroll

Nonfarm Payrolls Fell 125,000 in June on Census Worker Lay-Offs

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June as the government laid off 225,000 temporary census workers. That was roughly in line with expectations of a 130,000-job drop. Private sector jobs rose by 83,000, below estimates of 110,000.census workers. Unemployment fell slightly to 9.5 percent, or 14. 6 million people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on its website.