Month to month job growth in 2010

Once a year the Bureau of Labor Statistics revises the payroll data series from the monthly Establishment Survey to reflect added data and – in the case of seasonally adjusted data – adjusted seasonal factors. The table below shows the revised month-by-month job growth and job loss in the United States in 2010 (seasonally adjusted). The second column shows the previously reported monthly change, the second column the revised monthly change and the third column the difference between the the two. All numbers in thousand. The total payroll is about 130 million (closing in on 131 million) so the monthly changes are quite small by comparison.

Month As previously
published
As revised Difference
January 14 -39 -53
February 39 -35 -74
March 208 192 -16
April 313 277 -36
May 432 458 26
June -175 -192 -17
July -66 -49 17
August -1 -59 -58
September -24 -29 -5
October 210 171 -39
November 71 93 22
December 103 121 18