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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    
 
 
    Dec 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2016
Total nonfarm
147,380 147,232 145,325
Total private
125,039 124,893 123,026
Goods-producing
20,259 20,204 19,794
Mining and logging
727 727 668
Logging
50.7 49.9 51.0
Mining
675.8 677.5 616.8
Oil and gas extraction
177.9 179.0 177.3
Mining, except oil and gas
186.3 187.1 182.0
Coal mining
50.5 50.9 49.7
Support activities for mining
311.6 311.4 257.5
Construction
6,993 6,963 6,783
Construction of buildings
1,550.4 1,543.5 1,503.2
Residential building
780.8 772.6 753.6
Nonresidential building
769.6 770.9 749.6
Heavy and civil engineering construction
957.2 957.9 935.0
Specialty trade contractors
4,485.1 4,461.3 4,345.0
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,971.4 1,961.4 1,912.2
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,513.7 2,499.9 2,432.8
Manufacturing
12,539 12,514 12,343
Durable goods
7,838 7,817 7,708
Wood products
395.0 394.3 396.2
Nonmetallic mineral products
419.7 418.0 412.3
Primary metals
390.3 387.7 375.8
Fabricated metal products
1,469.9 1,464.5 1,421.6
Machinery
1,112.7 1,106.7 1,075.6
Computer and electronic products
1,053.6 1,050.6 1,039.4
Computer and peripheral equipment
169.7 169.7 162.4
Communication equipment
84.8 84.7 84.2
Semiconductors and electronic components
366.8 364.5 362.1
Electronic instruments
400.1 399.4 396.0
Electrical equipment and appliances
397.3 396.1 383.2
Transportation equipment
1,616.9 1,615.9 1,619.8
Motor vehicles and parts
941.5 940.2 942.4
Furniture and related products
389.4 390.1 392.8
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
592.8 592.8 591.4
Nondurable goods
4,701 4,697 4,635
Food manufacturing
1,616.4 1,611.9 1,568.2
Textile mills
110.3 109.5 112.2
Textile product mills
108.5 108.7 112.8
Apparel
115.8 116.5 128.9
Paper and paper products
369.6 370.8 368.3
Printing and related support activities
433.9 435.0 442.3
Petroleum and coal products
110.3 112.2 111.0
Chemicals
828.4 826.5 809.8
Plastics and rubber products
714.6 713.5 698.3
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
293.0 292.1 283.6
Private service-providing
104,780 104,689 103,232
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,448 27,458 27,374
Wholesale trade
5,959.2 5,949.4 5,888.4
Durable goods
2,986.6 2,980.0 2,932.7
Nondurable goods
2,065.8 2,062.9 2,052.9
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
906.8 906.5 902.8
Retail trade
15,814.5 15,834.8 15,881.0
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,028.3 2,025.4 2,002.0
Automobile dealers
1,310.2 1,309.2 1,295.3
Furniture and home furnishings stores
489.9 487.7 478.0
Electronics and appliance stores
495.3 491.5 509.0
Building material and garden supply stores
1,311.5 1,309.6 1,283.2
Food and beverage stores
3,098.1 3,091.6 3,097.0
Health and personal care stores
1,046.6 1,050.5 1,065.0
Gasoline stations
941.1 944.1 934.3
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,312.2 1,316.0 1,340.8
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
610.8 612.4 614.8
General merchandise stores
3,089.9 3,117.2 3,180.2
Department stores
1,273.0 1,281.2 1,301.6
Miscellaneous store retailers
827.2 825.4 830.3
Nonstore retailers
563.6 563.4 546.4
Transportation and warehousing
5,122.3 5,120.5 5,048.0
Air transportation
493.2 493.0 479.3
Rail transportation
204.4 204.9 210.8
Water transportation
66.0 65.6 64.4
Truck transportation
1,475.3 1,475.9 1,464.9
Transit and ground passenger transportation
479.0 478.0 470.0
Pipeline transportation
46.9 47.1 48.5
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
36.0 35.9 35.3
Support activities for transportation
677.0 672.9 664.0
Couriers and messengers
678.2 676.1 668.0
Warehousing and storage
966.3 971.1 942.8
Utilities
552.3 553.2 556.7
Information
2,722 2,715 2,762
Publishing industries, except Internet
716.0 717.2 729.5
Motion picture and sound recording industries
410.5 403.1 415.9
Broadcasting, except Internet
258.9 259.6 264.7
Telecommunications
753.3 754.0 786.2
Data processing, hosting and related services
307.0 306.6 300.7
Other information services
275.9 274.7 265.2
Financial activities
8,498 8,492 8,364
Finance and insurance
6,271.8 6,268.1 6,194.6
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.7 18.8
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,664.8 2,663.7 2,637.9
Depository credit intermediation
1,717.9 1,719.3 1,708.9
Commercial banking
1,313.9 1,315.0 1,310.9
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
953.4 952.7 933.0
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,634.9 2,633.0 2,604.9
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,225.9 2,223.7 2,169.3
Real estate
1,618.0 1,616.4 1,586.4
Rental and leasing services
584.7 584.2 559.5
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.2 23.1 23.4
Professional and business services
20,943 20,924 20,416
Professional and technical services
9,215.2 9,219.9 9,013.2
Legal services
1,128.2 1,127.6 1,126.1
Accounting and bookkeeping services
993.7 1,009.1 1,000.0
Architectural and engineering services
1,474.9 1,472.6 1,427.3
Computer systems design and related services
2,078.3 2,075.0 2,031.5
Management and technical consulting services
1,464.4 1,463.6 1,407.4
Management of companies and enterprises
2,294.0 2,290.2 2,258.9
Administrative and waste services
9,434.1 9,413.9 9,143.6
Administrative and support services
9,014.1 8,995.5 8,730.6
Employment services
3,778.2 3,767.4 3,618.0
Temporary help services
3,097.3 3,090.3 2,961.6
Business support services
915.3 918.7 920.0
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,162.0 2,162.1 2,101.4
Waste management and remediation services
420.0 418.4 413.0
Education and health services
23,309 23,281 22,871
Educational services
3,668.9 3,669.2 3,603.6
Health care and social assistance
19,640.5 19,611.3 19,266.9
Health care
15,894.2 15,862.8 15,594.5
Ambulatory health care services
7,400.3 7,385.5 7,194.7
Offices of physicians
2,612.6 2,611.9 2,558.9
Outpatient care centers
926.7 924.0 880.5
Home health care services
1,426.8 1,426.8 1,380.0
Hospitals
5,152.8 5,140.4 5,077.0
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,341.1 3,336.9 3,322.8
Nursing care facilities
1,631.8 1,631.9 1,645.8
Social assistance
3,746.3 3,748.5 3,672.4
Child day care services
919.1 918.9 908.9
Leisure and hospitality
16,050 16,021 15,744
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,286.9 2,283.1 2,245.9
Performing arts and spectator sports
470.3 466.8 449.8
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
173.5 171.3 161.4
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,643.1 1,645.0 1,634.7
Accommodation and food services
13,762.8 13,737.4 13,498.4
Accommodation
1,965.3 1,965.0 1,949.5
Food services and drinking places
11,797.5 11,772.4 11,548.9
Other services
5,810 5,798 5,701
Repair and maintenance
1,304.4 1,303.1 1,287.7
Personal and laundry services
1,510.7 1,506.8 1,462.6
Membership associations and organizations
2,994.5 2,988.2 2,950.4
Government
22,341 22,339 22,299
Federal
2,803 2,802 2,819
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,189.9 2,189.5 2,199.7
U.S. Postal Service
612.6 612.9 619.1
State government
5,066 5,070 5,085
State government education
2,408.6 2,411.6 2,414.1
State government, excluding education
2,657.1 2,657.9 2,671.1
Local government
14,472 14,467 14,395
Local government education
7,990.0 7,987.4 7,944.6
Local government, excluding education
6,482.3 6,479.2 6,450.0
   

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