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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    
 
 
    Feb 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Feb 2016
Total nonfarm
145,798 145,563 143,448
Total private
123,474 123,247 121,318
Goods-producing
19,943 19,848 19,747
Mining and logging
680 671 710
Logging
51.5 50.3 52.7
Mining
628.8 621.1 656.9
Oil and gas extraction
178.7 176.9 184.6
Mining, except oil and gas
183.3 183.4 185.5
Coal mining
50.3 50.0 53.5
Support activities for mining
266.8 260.8 286.8
Construction
6,881 6,823 6,662
Construction of buildings
1,521.0 1,515.1 1,477.5
Residential building
766.9 762.9 720.0
Nonresidential building
754.1 752.2 757.5
Heavy and civil engineering construction
956.7 941.6 947.0
Specialty trade contractors
4,403.1 4,366.7 4,237.5
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,940.1 1,925.2 1,850.8
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,463.0 2,441.5 2,386.7
Manufacturing
12,382 12,354 12,375
Durable goods
7,725 7,715 7,753
Wood products
398.9 397.4 391.1
Nonmetallic mineral products
416.1 413.7 406.3
Primary metals
378.0 376.4 382.0
Fabricated metal products
1,420.7 1,420.2 1,433.3
Machinery
1,085.9 1,079.1 1,092.7
Computer and electronic products
1,035.4 1,036.2 1,054.5
Computer and peripheral equipment
161.4 161.8 164.3
Communication equipment
84.8 84.4 86.3
Semiconductors and electronic components
358.8 359.2 371.0
Electronic instruments
396.5 396.5 397.5
Electrical equipment and appliances
385.5 384.3 384.9
Transportation equipment
1,616.0 1,622.0 1,624.6
Motor vehicles and parts
941.6 945.1 934.8
Furniture and related products
395.4 394.4 391.5
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
593.3 591.5 592.5
Nondurable goods
4,657 4,639 4,622
Food manufacturing
1,583.8 1,575.0 1,540.2
Textile mills
111.7 111.9 115.3
Textile product mills
112.9 113.1 117.1
Apparel
126.8 127.2 133.1
Paper and paper products
370.1 368.6 373.3
Printing and related support activities
441.3 441.4 449.8
Petroleum and coal products
110.3 110.3 112.0
Chemicals
812.2 809.7 810.4
Plastics and rubber products
702.6 700.1 698.2
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
285.1 282.0 272.5
Private service-providing
103,531 103,399 101,571
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,401 27,409 27,123
Wholesale trade
5,904.2 5,894.3 5,854.0
Durable goods
2,941.3 2,935.9 2,928.6
Nondurable goods
2,056.7 2,055.0 2,031.6
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
906.2 903.4 893.8
Retail trade
15,894.9 15,920.9 15,766.5
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,011.5 2,008.0 1,969.7
Automobile dealers
1,301.0 1,298.8 1,269.8
Furniture and home furnishings stores
485.0 483.8 471.0
Electronics and appliance stores
506.1 514.3 528.0
Building material and garden supply stores
1,285.9 1,284.9 1,258.6
Food and beverage stores
3,099.3 3,100.0 3,080.9
Health and personal care stores
1,071.0 1,067.8 1,039.5
Gasoline stations
937.8 936.0 919.3
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,355.3 1,360.8 1,364.0
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
602.4 611.3 624.8
General merchandise stores
3,155.5 3,174.8 3,153.7
Department stores
1,288.4 1,293.1 1,310.6
Miscellaneous store retailers
832.7 830.0 827.3
Nonstore retailers
552.4 549.2 529.7
Transportation and warehousing
5,046.6 5,037.8 4,945.6
Air transportation
481.0 480.6 470.3
Rail transportation
208.4 209.5 217.8
Water transportation
64.0 64.7 64.4
Truck transportation
1,470.4 1,459.8 1,454.3
Transit and ground passenger transportation
472.8 471.4 480.6
Pipeline transportation
48.1 48.2 50.2
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
34.6 35.1 33.2
Support activities for transportation
659.3 659.9 660.4
Couriers and messengers
659.4 658.5 622.3
Warehousing and storage
948.6 950.1 892.1
Utilities
555.3 556.3 556.9
Information
2,759 2,759 2,773
Publishing industries, except Internet
729.6 730.1 730.4
Motion picture and sound recording industries
416.7 417.6 412.3
Broadcasting, except Internet
264.0 265.0 272.5
Telecommunications
779.6 777.7 804.4
Data processing, hosting and related services
300.5 301.2 297.8
Other information services
268.3 266.9 255.7
Financial activities
8,403 8,396 8,213
Finance and insurance
6,216.9 6,214.7 6,094.7
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.9 18.8 18.5
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,646.6 2,647.1 2,589.3
Depository credit intermediation
1,714.7 1,714.8 1,688.0
Commercial banking
1,315.0 1,314.1 1,299.2
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
933.5 934.1 920.7
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,617.9 2,614.7 2,566.2
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,186.1 2,181.3 2,118.1
Real estate
1,604.4 1,597.3 1,539.3
Rental and leasing services
558.4 560.8 555.2
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.3 23.2 23.6
Professional and business services
20,499 20,462 19,902
Professional and technical services
9,059.6 9,039.3 8,760.8
Legal services
1,125.1 1,126.4 1,119.1
Accounting and bookkeeping services
996.9 997.0 970.2
Architectural and engineering services
1,437.8 1,433.3 1,405.4
Computer systems design and related services
2,048.3 2,042.8 1,956.7
Management and technical consulting services
1,413.6 1,407.3 1,337.2
Management of companies and enterprises
2,268.3 2,263.2 2,229.3
Administrative and waste services
9,171.5 9,159.4 8,911.4
Administrative and support services
8,755.6 8,745.3 8,512.4
Employment services
3,633.8 3,628.7 3,534.1
Temporary help services
2,971.2 2,968.1 2,880.2
Business support services
918.4 919.6 898.4
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,100.9 2,101.7 2,037.9
Waste management and remediation services
415.9 414.1 399.0
Education and health services
22,954 22,892 22,408
Educational services
3,628.4 3,599.1 3,523.7
Health care and social assistance
19,325.5 19,293.0 18,884.3
Health care
15,633.4 15,606.6 15,276.8
Ambulatory health care services
7,220.1 7,201.8 6,989.3
Offices of physicians
2,566.3 2,559.4 2,502.2
Outpatient care centers
890.7 885.5 837.6
Home health care services
1,385.8 1,381.6 1,345.5
Hospitals
5,085.0 5,078.7 4,981.0
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,328.3 3,326.1 3,306.5
Nursing care facilities
1,645.2 1,644.3 1,642.2
Social assistance
3,692.1 3,686.4 3,607.5
Child day care services
909.6 907.9 901.4
Leisure and hospitality
15,794 15,768 15,488
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,257.3 2,251.6 2,211.1
Performing arts and spectator sports
450.6 452.1 454.7
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
163.4 162.3 154.7
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,643.3 1,637.2 1,601.7
Accommodation and food services
13,536.2 13,515.9 13,276.9
Accommodation
1,950.3 1,946.7 1,946.2
Food services and drinking places
11,585.9 11,569.2 11,330.7
Other services
5,721 5,713 5,664
Repair and maintenance
1,294.4 1,291.1 1,295.8
Personal and laundry services
1,471.9 1,465.7 1,429.2
Membership associations and organizations
2,954.5 2,955.8 2,938.9
Government
22,324 22,316 22,130
Federal
2,825 2,823 2,777
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,206.4 2,204.1 2,173.5
U.S. Postal Service
618.3 618.4 603.7
State government
5,086 5,089 5,084
State government education
2,412.1 2,415.3 2,407.7
State government, excluding education
2,673.9 2,673.2 2,676.0
Local government
14,413 14,404 14,269
Local government education
7,956.4 7,951.5 7,886.7
Local government, excluding education
6,456.7 6,452.2 6,382.3
   

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