Nonbank mortgage employment dipped slightly in July, ending a four-month run of hiring pickups.

Nondepository mortgage lenders and brokers trimmed their payrolls by 500 employees in July, bringing total employment in the sector to 340,800, from 341,300 in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The BLS data includes an increase to its original estimate for June employment of 200 jobs.

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