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Payroll employment in professional, scientific and technical services surpasses its pre-pandemic level in January

payroll employment change (%) compared with February 2020 -30 -25 -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 Feb. 2020 Jan. 2021 Professional, scientific and technical servicesProfessional, scientific and technical services Legal servicesLegal services Computer systems design and related servicesComputer systems design and related services Scientific research and development servicesScientific research and development services Advertising, public relations, and related servicesAdvertising, public relations, and related services
Source(s):
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (2612), table 14-10-0220-01.

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Payroll employment in professional, scientific and technical services surpasses its pre-pandemic level in January, payroll employment change (%) compared with February 2020
  Professional, scientific and technical services Legal services Computer systems design and related services Scientific research and development services Advertising, public relations, and related services
February 2020 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
March 2020 -3.3 -4.7 -1.9 -0.2 -8.0
April 2020 -7.6 -10.3 -1.9 -2.7 -19.4
May 2020 -9.6 -14.4 -2.2 -4.1 -24.1
June 2020 -8.2 -12.1 -2.4 -4.1 -24.2
July 2020 -6.3 -10.1 -0.9 -0.2 -21.3
August 2020 -5.0 -9.1 0.0 0.6 -18.3
September 2020 -3.2 -6.0 1.0 3.4 -15.3
October 2020 -1.9 -4.2 2.1 4.1 -12.5
November 2020 -1.1 -3.1 2.5 4.7 -9.9
December 2020 -1.1 -4.4 3.1 5.0 -9.4
January 2021 0.6 -1.2 5.0 6.0 -11.4
Source(s):
Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (2612), table 14-10-0220-01.
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