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Warehousing and Logistics Jobs Jumped in July

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E-commerce is roiling retailers but it’s proving a boon to the U.S. economy.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday that total nonfarm jobs increased by 255,000 in July, the best two-month streak so far this year, with gains in professional and business services, health care and financial activities. Mining continued to trend down.

Transportation and warehousing employers added 11,700 jobs last month, led by 4,400 hires in passenger transportation. Increases were also recorded in companies providing logistics services to e-commerce. Couriers and messengers hired 1,800 people in July, for a total of 18,600 over last year, while warehousing and storage added 2,600 positions, totaling 48,100 more than a year ago.

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