The health-care, manufacturing and business services industries led job gains for the month of June, besting laggards like retail, according to the latest government jobs report.
CNBC analyzed the net changes by industry for June, based on the data from the Labor Department, which found that the U.S. economy created 213,000 jobs last month, much more than the 195,000 estimated increase from economists surveyed by Reuters.
The education and health services sector was the biggest net job gainer for the month, with an increase of 54,000 positions. Of those gains, about 25,000 came from hiring in health care.
Health care has added 309,000 jobs during the past year; hospitals added 11,000 jobs in June.
Professional and business services also posted a strong month, adding to the sector's solid gains in April and May with 50,000 more jobs. This industry includes jobs such as lawyers, accountants, consultants, architects and engineers.
"Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June and has grown by 2.4 million over the last 12 months," the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. "Over the month, job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while employment in retail trade declined."
Changes in retail employment, which tends to be more volatile than the other sectors, included a loss of more than 21,000 jobs in June, the bureau said.
The manufacturing industry added 36,000 jobs in June, with durable goods accounting for nearly all of the increase. Manufacturing added 7,000 jobs in fabricated metal products, 5,000 jobs in computer and electronic products, and 12,000 jobs in motor vehicles and parts. Manufacturing employment has risen by 285,000 over the year, according to the Labor Department.
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In the No. 2 spot, the construction industry is one of the hottest in the American economy in terms of employment and has been explicitly cited by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an area of better-than-average growth.