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Current Employment Statistics (Establishment Data):
Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail, Seasonally adjusted

   
    Jan 1939    
 
 
    May 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name May 2017 Apr 2017 May 2016
Total nonfarm
146,135 145,997 143,869
Total private
123,831 123,684 121,682
Goods-producing
19,985 19,969 19,699
Mining and logging
706 700 674
Logging
50.7 51.0 51.6
Mining
655.3 648.7 622.6
Oil and gas extraction
179.8 179.2 180.4
Mining, except oil and gas
183.1 185.0 178.9
Coal mining
51.0 50.6 49.8
Support activities for mining
292.4 284.5 263.3
Construction
6,881 6,870 6,690
Construction of buildings
1,531.1 1,525.6 1,487.7
Residential building
766.8 764.8 730.5
Nonresidential building
764.3 760.8 757.2
Heavy and civil engineering construction
969.5 962.3 946.4
Specialty trade contractors
4,380.8 4,382.0 4,255.7
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,930.2 1,925.1 1,846.2
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,450.6 2,456.9 2,409.5
Manufacturing
12,398 12,399 12,335
Durable goods
7,736 7,734 7,712
Wood products
393.2 395.6 391.1
Nonmetallic mineral products
412.2 415.4 406.3
Primary metals
384.8 381.9 378.7
Fabricated metal products
1,431.3 1,427.8 1,425.1
Machinery
1,088.1 1,084.4 1,076.7
Computer and electronic products
1,034.7 1,036.4 1,051.9
Computer and peripheral equipment
161.9 161.5 164.8
Communication equipment
84.7 84.8 85.9
Semiconductors and electronic components
357.5 358.9 370.4
Electronic instruments
397.2 397.6 395.5
Electrical equipment and appliances
386.0 386.3 382.1
Transportation equipment
1,622.7 1,620.3 1,623.6
Motor vehicles and parts
943.7 945.2 938.4
Furniture and related products
392.6 392.9 387.2
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
590.5 592.5 589.4
Nondurable goods
4,662 4,665 4,623
Food manufacturing
1,594.7 1,594.1 1,545.3
Textile mills
109.8 110.1 114.1
Textile product mills
111.7 112.0 116.3
Apparel
123.1 123.6 131.7
Paper and paper products
370.3 370.8 372.2
Printing and related support activities
436.1 438.1 448.2
Petroleum and coal products
112.0 111.9 111.5
Chemicals
818.3 817.5 811.1
Plastics and rubber products
695.3 699.1 701.1
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
290.6 287.3 271.6
Private service-providing
103,846 103,715 101,983
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,346 27,352 27,187
Wholesale trade
5,906.5 5,908.6 5,857.0
Durable goods
2,947.0 2,947.4 2,926.4
Nondurable goods
2,061.5 2,060.9 2,034.5
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
898.0 900.3 896.1
Retail trade
15,836.2 15,842.3 15,800.3
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,013.4 2,012.3 1,975.1
Automobile dealers
1,304.7 1,302.9 1,277.0
Furniture and home furnishings stores
483.4 484.4 473.4
Electronics and appliance stores
511.2 513.0 528.3
Building material and garden supply stores
1,283.5 1,281.9 1,269.2
Food and beverage stores
3,081.7 3,087.0 3,085.7
Health and personal care stores
1,059.0 1,057.3 1,047.6
Gasoline stations
938.4 937.1 922.7
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,349.7 1,349.9 1,350.9
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
605.3 604.2 622.1
General merchandise stores
3,114.4 3,120.6 3,160.0
Department stores
1,273.1 1,276.8 1,303.0
Miscellaneous store retailers
833.5 834.8 831.4
Nonstore retailers
562.7 559.8 533.9
Transportation and warehousing
5,050.0 5,046.4 4,975.7
Air transportation
486.5 484.5 476.8
Rail transportation
209.6 209.9 214.5
Water transportation
64.4 64.6 66.2
Truck transportation
1,473.8 1,473.9 1,450.4
Transit and ground passenger transportation
471.4 466.9 483.7
Pipeline transportation
47.1 48.0 49.8
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
36.0 35.9 34.3
Support activities for transportation
661.1 663.6 657.3
Couriers and messengers
653.7 652.9 632.3
Warehousing and storage
946.4 946.2 910.4
Utilities
553.2 554.5 553.5
Information
2,723 2,725 2,739
Publishing industries, except Internet
726.0 725.0 729.7
Motion picture and sound recording industries
406.3 408.8 412.1
Broadcasting, except Internet
260.1 262.1 270.3
Telecommunications
756.2 757.3 771.6
Data processing, hosting and related services
302.1 301.1 297.9
Other information services
272.3 270.5 257.5
Financial activities
8,428 8,417 8,263
Finance and insurance
6,237.2 6,230.5 6,129.3
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.8 18.8 18.6
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,655.3 2,650.6 2,605.7
Depository credit intermediation
1,719.1 1,715.4 1,697.5
Commercial banking
1,320.2 1,316.6 1,309.3
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
938.7 938.5 928.9
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,624.4 2,622.6 2,576.1
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,190.4 2,186.0 2,133.2
Real estate
1,600.3 1,599.3 1,549.6
Rental and leasing services
566.9 563.4 560.2
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.2 23.3 23.4
Professional and business services
20,644 20,606 20,022
Professional and technical services
9,112.0 9,101.1 8,833.8
Legal services
1,127.7 1,125.7 1,120.1
Accounting and bookkeeping services
1,002.0 1,002.4 980.9
Architectural and engineering services
1,446.8 1,446.4 1,403.2
Computer systems design and related services
2,045.7 2,045.9 1,980.9
Management and technical consulting services
1,438.9 1,432.5 1,361.6
Management of companies and enterprises
2,271.3 2,269.6 2,230.4
Administrative and waste services
9,260.8 9,235.6 8,958.2
Administrative and support services
8,845.3 8,820.9 8,556.1
Employment services
3,680.4 3,666.2 3,525.5
Temporary help services
3,016.3 3,003.4 2,875.8
Business support services
911.6 913.3 907.7
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,139.7 2,133.3 2,065.1
Waste management and remediation services
415.5 414.7 402.1
Education and health services
23,069 23,022 22,544
Educational services
3,644.8 3,630.1 3,557.1
Health care and social assistance
19,423.9 19,391.6 18,987.2
Health care
15,702.5 15,678.2 15,373.4
Ambulatory health care services
7,265.8 7,253.2 7,053.3
Offices of physicians
2,578.5 2,575.3 2,517.3
Outpatient care centers
897.9 897.2 849.7
Home health care services
1,397.3 1,394.8 1,359.4
Hospitals
5,104.4 5,097.0 5,008.9
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,332.3 3,328.0 3,311.2
Nursing care facilities
1,639.7 1,640.6 1,643.9
Social assistance
3,721.4 3,713.4 3,613.8
Child day care services
919.1 915.1 904.0
Leisure and hospitality
15,892 15,861 15,561
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,258.7 2,260.9 2,213.8
Performing arts and spectator sports
456.2 454.8 446.9
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
165.9 164.5 160.0
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,636.6 1,641.6 1,606.9
Accommodation and food services
13,632.9 13,599.9 13,346.7
Accommodation
1,960.9 1,958.2 1,941.8
Food services and drinking places
11,672.0 11,641.7 11,404.9
Other services
5,744 5,732 5,667
Repair and maintenance
1,293.6 1,292.8 1,286.5
Personal and laundry services
1,480.8 1,476.8 1,439.3
Membership associations and organizations
2,969.7 2,962.3 2,941.5
Government
22,304 22,313 22,187
Federal
2,815 2,807 2,791
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,196.8 2,195.6 2,182.0
U.S. Postal Service
618.4 611.4 608.8
State government
5,085 5,093 5,079
State government education
2,418.8 2,420.2 2,403.8
State government, excluding education
2,665.7 2,672.8 2,674.9
Local government
14,404 14,413 14,317
Local government education
7,954.3 7,960.1 7,913.9
Local government, excluding education
6,449.7 6,453.0 6,403.4
   

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