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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    
 
 
    Mar 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2016
Total nonfarm
145,858 145,760 143,673
Total private
123,540 123,451 121,507
Goods-producing
19,969 19,941 19,752
Mining and logging
695 684 692
Logging
50.8 51.6 52.3
Mining
644.0 632.7 639.8
Oil and gas extraction
180.7 178.9 183.1
Mining, except oil and gas
184.2 183.5 183.5
Coal mining
50.3 50.2 52.1
Support activities for mining
279.1 270.3 273.2
Construction
6,882 6,876 6,705
Construction of buildings
1,524.9 1,524.0 1,488.1
Residential building
767.5 768.5 724.3
Nonresidential building
757.4 755.5 763.8
Heavy and civil engineering construction
962.4 958.3 958.8
Specialty trade contractors
4,394.2 4,393.5 4,258.5
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,925.1 1,931.7 1,855.7
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,469.1 2,461.8 2,402.8
Manufacturing
12,392 12,381 12,355
Durable goods
7,737 7,726 7,736
Wood products
399.1 398.2 391.1
Nonmetallic mineral products
418.3 417.0 407.2
Primary metals
379.0 378.1 379.8
Fabricated metal products
1,431.3 1,425.8 1,429.5
Machinery
1,080.0 1,082.6 1,088.1
Computer and electronic products
1,036.6 1,035.9 1,052.8
Computer and peripheral equipment
161.2 161.5 165.0
Communication equipment
84.6 84.5 86.3
Semiconductors and electronic components
360.6 359.3 369.7
Electronic instruments
396.4 396.7 396.3
Electrical equipment and appliances
386.5 385.6 384.5
Transportation equipment
1,620.0 1,617.0 1,623.2
Motor vehicles and parts
944.4 941.4 935.1
Furniture and related products
391.3 392.8 389.8
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
595.3 593.3 590.3
Nondurable goods
4,655 4,655 4,619
Food manufacturing
1,581.8 1,583.1 1,541.9
Textile mills
111.4 111.7 114.9
Textile product mills
111.7 112.5 116.4
Apparel
125.5 126.5 132.5
Paper and paper products
370.1 369.8 372.7
Printing and related support activities
439.9 440.8 449.5
Petroleum and coal products
110.4 109.9 111.8
Chemicals
815.4 814.2 810.7
Plastics and rubber products
702.1 701.1 699.5
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
287.0 285.2 269.5
Private service-providing
103,571 103,510 101,755
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,359 27,386 27,167
Wholesale trade
5,902.3 5,902.7 5,855.9
Durable goods
2,940.4 2,938.5 2,928.4
Nondurable goods
2,061.0 2,057.8 2,031.8
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
900.9 906.4 895.7
Retail trade
15,855.7 15,885.4 15,797.2
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,010.1 2,010.4 1,973.3
Automobile dealers
1,301.6 1,300.6 1,274.4
Furniture and home furnishings stores
486.1 485.3 472.1
Electronics and appliance stores
516.5 512.6 527.5
Building material and garden supply stores
1,291.2 1,285.9 1,269.2
Food and beverage stores
3,099.9 3,098.1 3,082.8
Health and personal care stores
1,059.5 1,063.6 1,045.0
Gasoline stations
938.7 937.8 921.4
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,351.8 1,357.6 1,358.2
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
600.8 602.7 625.7
General merchandise stores
3,109.3 3,144.0 3,159.8
Department stores
1,272.4 1,285.0 1,311.3
Miscellaneous store retailers
836.1 833.9 829.9
Nonstore retailers
555.7 553.5 532.3
Transportation and warehousing
5,046.7 5,043.2 4,958.0
Air transportation
483.8 481.8 471.8
Rail transportation
209.9 210.1 216.6
Water transportation
64.3 64.3 65.5
Truck transportation
1,476.8 1,472.1 1,452.1
Transit and ground passenger transportation
469.5 471.8 483.4
Pipeline transportation
48.0 48.1 49.9
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
35.0 34.8 33.7
Support activities for transportation
662.0 661.4 660.5
Couriers and messengers
652.2 653.4 626.5
Warehousing and storage
945.2 945.4 898.0
Utilities
554.4 555.1 555.6
Information
2,747 2,750 2,779
Publishing industries, except Internet
729.6 729.4 729.5
Motion picture and sound recording industries
408.7 410.7 419.3
Broadcasting, except Internet
266.0 265.5 272.0
Telecommunications
772.9 776.3 803.8
Data processing, hosting and related services
300.3 300.3 298.2
Other information services
269.5 268.1 256.4
Financial activities
8,409 8,400 8,231
Finance and insurance
6,223.1 6,215.3 6,110.7
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.9 18.8 18.6
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,653.3 2,647.2 2,599.4
Depository credit intermediation
1,716.0 1,714.4 1,696.1
Commercial banking
1,316.1 1,314.9 1,308.6
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
935.8 935.0 923.8
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,615.1 2,614.3 2,568.9
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,186.0 2,185.1 2,120.5
Real estate
1,597.8 1,601.2 1,543.4
Rental and leasing services
564.9 560.7 553.6
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.3 23.2 23.5
Professional and business services
20,567 20,511 19,928
Professional and technical services
9,082.3 9,060.1 8,766.4
Legal services
1,121.8 1,123.3 1,119.6
Accounting and bookkeeping services
994.8 993.6 968.5
Architectural and engineering services
1,447.7 1,440.4 1,402.0
Computer systems design and related services
2,050.8 2,046.3 1,960.3
Management and technical consulting services
1,426.2 1,417.9 1,341.2
Management of companies and enterprises
2,268.9 2,268.3 2,229.5
Administrative and waste services
9,216.2 9,182.8 8,931.7
Administrative and support services
8,800.6 8,767.9 8,530.4
Employment services
3,651.1 3,643.8 3,533.0
Temporary help services
2,996.1 2,985.6 2,885.9
Business support services
917.4 916.5 901.5
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,123.1 2,106.3 2,049.3
Waste management and remediation services
415.6 414.9 401.3
Education and health services
22,970 22,954 22,443
Educational services
3,623.8 3,625.2 3,534.1
Health care and social assistance
19,345.8 19,329.1 18,908.8
Health care
15,654.9 15,641.4 15,299.7
Ambulatory health care services
7,233.4 7,226.6 7,008.4
Offices of physicians
2,565.1 2,566.6 2,507.1
Outpatient care centers
897.7 891.8 842.2
Home health care services
1,388.1 1,386.6 1,350.1
Hospitals
5,095.8 5,087.1 4,983.7
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,325.7 3,327.7 3,307.6
Nursing care facilities
1,642.3 1,644.1 1,640.9
Social assistance
3,690.9 3,687.7 3,609.1
Child day care services
910.9 909.9 902.4
Leisure and hospitality
15,795 15,786 15,537
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,238.0 2,250.4 2,228.2
Performing arts and spectator sports
444.9 449.7 456.9
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
162.0 162.7 157.2
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,631.1 1,638.0 1,614.1
Accommodation and food services
13,557.3 13,535.2 13,308.3
Accommodation
1,950.0 1,949.6 1,944.9
Food services and drinking places
11,607.3 11,585.6 11,363.4
Other services
5,724 5,723 5,670
Repair and maintenance
1,294.3 1,293.0 1,292.9
Personal and laundry services
1,472.4 1,471.5 1,434.1
Membership associations and organizations
2,957.6 2,958.7 2,942.5
Government
22,318 22,309 22,166
Federal
2,816 2,817 2,781
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,197.5 2,200.1 2,175.1
U.S. Postal Service
618.2 617.2 605.6
State government
5,086 5,085 5,091
State government education
2,408.4 2,408.4 2,410.8
State government, excluding education
2,677.2 2,676.7 2,679.7
Local government
14,416 14,407 14,294
Local government education
7,967.7 7,958.0 7,900.6
Local government, excluding education
6,448.0 6,449.2 6,393.3
   

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