Monthly mortgage job gains continued for the third consecutive month. Among all U.S. industries, jobs data for last month was healthy.

The U.S. nonfarm payroll was 149,128,000 as of July, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the Department of Labor.

That turned out to be an increase of 157,000 jobs compared to the upwardly revised level for the previous month. Last month’s gain came up short versus 248,000 jobs added in June.

Source: Mortgage Daily