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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    
 
 
    Aug 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2016
Total nonfarm
146,730 146,574 144,633
Total private
124,432 124,267 122,343
Goods-producing
20,117 20,047 19,707
Mining and logging
719 713 661
Logging
48.7 49.5 50.6
Mining
670.4 663.9 610.8
Oil and gas extraction
178.3 178.2 178.4
Mining, except oil and gas
185.1 185.5 177.9
Coal mining
50.7 50.7 48.6
Support activities for mining
307.0 300.2 254.5
Construction
6,918 6,890 6,704
Construction of buildings
1,529.6 1,524.3 1,489.9
Residential building
765.6 764.1 737.9
Nonresidential building
764.0 760.2 752.0
Heavy and civil engineering construction
980.5 973.9 935.2
Specialty trade contractors
4,407.6 4,392.2 4,278.8
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,943.3 1,931.8 1,859.3
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,464.3 2,460.4 2,419.5
Manufacturing
12,480 12,444 12,342
Durable goods
7,803 7,775 7,703
Wood products
395.8 394.8 392.0
Nonmetallic mineral products
416.3 415.1 405.4
Primary metals
386.4 385.3 376.0
Fabricated metal products
1,450.3 1,445.1 1,420.4
Machinery
1,094.5 1,092.8 1,076.4
Computer and electronic products
1,042.4 1,038.5 1,045.6
Computer and peripheral equipment
164.2 161.2 163.8
Communication equipment
84.8 85.0 85.6
Semiconductors and electronic components
361.6 361.4 365.8
Electronic instruments
397.8 397.0 394.9
Electrical equipment and appliances
392.7 390.8 381.1
Transportation equipment
1,641.2 1,628.9 1,626.9
Motor vehicles and parts
965.0 951.3 942.8
Furniture and related products
392.7 392.7 388.8
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
591.0 591.4 590.7
Nondurable goods
4,677 4,669 4,639
Food manufacturing
1,600.8 1,594.2 1,565.1
Textile mills
109.1 109.1 113.3
Textile product mills
111.8 111.4 114.2
Apparel
118.9 121.1 129.9
Paper and paper products
369.9 368.8 370.4
Printing and related support activities
438.9 438.7 445.2
Petroleum and coal products
112.9 112.6 111.7
Chemicals
819.6 820.0 812.3
Plastics and rubber products
705.5 702.9 699.4
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
289.3 290.4 277.0
Private service-providing
104,315 104,220 102,636
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,390 27,382 27,282
Wholesale trade
5,932.4 5,926.1 5,864.2
Durable goods
2,958.5 2,956.1 2,927.7
Nondurable goods
2,062.9 2,059.6 2,041.1
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
911.0 910.4 895.4
Retail trade
15,828.9 15,828.1 15,860.1
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,016.5 2,015.4 1,983.3
Automobile dealers
1,304.0 1,305.2 1,284.5
Furniture and home furnishings stores
484.8 483.6 478.8
Electronics and appliance stores
505.8 505.3 527.3
Building material and garden supply stores
1,295.6 1,291.1 1,279.4
Food and beverage stores
3,076.9 3,078.1 3,094.7
Health and personal care stores
1,048.0 1,050.3 1,050.6
Gasoline stations
939.2 938.6 924.6
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,327.8 1,330.2 1,344.4
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
601.2 602.8 620.9
General merchandise stores
3,137.1 3,134.2 3,180.2
Department stores
1,279.6 1,280.2 1,311.6
Miscellaneous store retailers
827.4 830.6 836.1
Nonstore retailers
568.6 567.9 539.8
Transportation and warehousing
5,076.5 5,074.6 5,002.7
Air transportation
488.7 487.5 479.5
Rail transportation
206.7 207.0 214.0
Water transportation
64.5 64.5 66.5
Truck transportation
1,471.0 1,472.6 1,451.3
Transit and ground passenger transportation
469.8 473.0 484.3
Pipeline transportation
46.3 46.8 49.3
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
35.6 36.2 35.3
Support activities for transportation
670.0 667.9 660.1
Couriers and messengers
672.9 669.0 641.7
Warehousing and storage
951.0 950.1 920.7
Utilities
552.6 553.1 555.4
Information
2,711 2,719 2,778
Publishing industries, except Internet
719.1 720.5 733.1
Motion picture and sound recording industries
397.1 402.0 421.8
Broadcasting, except Internet
258.3 258.8 269.3
Telecommunications
757.2 759.9 791.9
Data processing, hosting and related services
303.5 304.1 301.0
Other information services
275.5 273.8 261.2
Financial activities
8,464 8,454 8,315
Finance and insurance
6,261.9 6,259.0 6,161.5
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.8 18.8 18.5
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,668.9 2,664.4 2,618.8
Depository credit intermediation
1,719.5 1,720.0 1,701.0
Commercial banking
1,318.8 1,318.7 1,308.2
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
948.6 949.9 933.6
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,625.6 2,625.9 2,590.6
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,201.7 2,194.9 2,153.0
Real estate
1,605.0 1,600.2 1,567.2
Rental and leasing services
573.3 571.3 562.4
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.4 23.4 23.4
Professional and business services
20,798 20,758 20,196
Professional and technical services
9,182.0 9,159.6 8,920.0
Legal services
1,126.3 1,126.2 1,121.8
Accounting and bookkeeping services
1,006.6 1,004.9 988.6
Architectural and engineering services
1,464.7 1,460.3 1,412.8
Computer systems design and related services
2,066.7 2,058.7 2,004.0
Management and technical consulting services
1,452.1 1,449.0 1,382.9
Management of companies and enterprises
2,284.2 2,284.1 2,243.8
Administrative and waste services
9,331.8 9,313.9 9,032.2
Administrative and support services
8,917.5 8,901.7 8,626.2
Employment services
3,714.8 3,707.8 3,557.6
Temporary help services
3,037.6 3,037.5 2,911.4
Business support services
911.5 913.1 918.2
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,158.2 2,151.7 2,076.0
Waste management and remediation services
414.3 412.2 406.0
Education and health services
23,173 23,148 22,697
Educational services
3,638.2 3,629.6 3,563.0
Health care and social assistance
19,535.2 19,518.6 19,134.3
Health care
15,798.7 15,778.5 15,470.3
Ambulatory health care services
7,335.4 7,324.4 7,113.3
Offices of physicians
2,606.0 2,598.5 2,534.3
Outpatient care centers
912.7 910.4 862.7
Home health care services
1,413.1 1,413.3 1,366.8
Hospitals
5,125.4 5,119.0 5,040.8
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,337.9 3,335.1 3,316.2
Nursing care facilities
1,637.6 1,635.7 1,643.6
Social assistance
3,736.5 3,740.1 3,664.0
Child day care services
922.6 922.5 916.5
Leisure and hospitality
15,996 15,992 15,673
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,278.0 2,281.4 2,245.6
Performing arts and spectator sports
456.0 465.0 462.3
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
169.0 169.4 162.0
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,653.0 1,647.0 1,621.3
Accommodation and food services
13,718.4 13,710.9 13,426.9
Accommodation
1,957.0 1,958.7 1,948.7
Food services and drinking places
11,761.4 11,752.2 11,478.2
Other services
5,783 5,767 5,695
Repair and maintenance
1,297.1 1,296.5 1,286.9
Personal and laundry services
1,493.3 1,490.3 1,451.7
Membership associations and organizations
2,992.1 2,979.8 2,956.6
Government
22,298 22,307 22,290
Federal
2,808 2,809 2,805
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,190.9 2,190.5 2,191.6
U.S. Postal Service
616.6 618.5 612.9
State government
5,083 5,088 5,094
State government education
2,421.5 2,424.1 2,412.7
State government, excluding education
2,661.8 2,663.5 2,680.9
Local government
14,407 14,410 14,391
Local government education
7,936.9 7,936.6 7,961.4
Local government, excluding education
6,470.5 6,473.0 6,429.7
   

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