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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    
 
 
    Apr 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Apr 2016
Total nonfarm
146,063 145,852 143,826
Total private
123,723 123,529 121,665
Goods-producing
19,977 19,956 19,743
Mining and logging
704 694 683
Logging
51.1 50.5 51.6
Mining
652.5 643.7 631.0
Oil and gas extraction
181.2 180.2 181.4
Mining, except oil and gas
186.2 185.1 181.6
Coal mining
50.6 50.4 51.2
Support activities for mining
285.1 278.4 268.0
Construction
6,877 6,872 6,704
Construction of buildings
1,525.5 1,524.2 1,493.4
Residential building
762.8 765.5 732.1
Nonresidential building
762.7 758.7 761.3
Heavy and civil engineering construction
968.9 964.6 955.5
Specialty trade contractors
4,382.1 4,383.6 4,254.8
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,928.9 1,925.3 1,850.3
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,453.2 2,458.3 2,404.5
Manufacturing
12,396 12,390 12,356
Durable goods
7,727 7,730 7,735
Wood products
397.6 397.4 390.7
Nonmetallic mineral products
416.3 417.0 404.9
Primary metals
380.6 379.1 379.5
Fabricated metal products
1,425.3 1,428.8 1,427.9
Machinery
1,083.5 1,081.3 1,085.1
Computer and electronic products
1,035.0 1,036.7 1,051.9
Computer and peripheral equipment
161.3 161.3 165.2
Communication equipment
84.9 84.7 86.1
Semiconductors and electronic components
358.0 360.3 369.3
Electronic instruments
397.3 396.7 396.0
Electrical equipment and appliances
385.3 386.4 384.8
Transportation equipment
1,617.2 1,617.1 1,631.9
Motor vehicles and parts
946.3 943.5 943.9
Furniture and related products
392.8 392.4 389.1
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
593.3 593.5 589.4
Nondurable goods
4,669 4,660 4,621
Food manufacturing
1,595.5 1,586.4 1,545.2
Textile mills
110.0 110.7 114.4
Textile product mills
112.1 111.9 116.0
Apparel
123.7 124.5 132.2
Paper and paper products
370.8 370.4 372.0
Printing and related support activities
438.4 439.9 449.0
Petroleum and coal products
111.8 111.3 111.7
Chemicals
818.8 817.2 810.2
Plastics and rubber products
700.4 700.7 698.8
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
287.3 286.9 271.9
Private service-providing
103,746 103,573 101,922
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,390 27,371 27,177
Wholesale trade
5,914.9 5,906.7 5,861.0
Durable goods
2,951.1 2,944.3 2,931.9
Nondurable goods
2,062.2 2,060.5 2,033.3
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
901.6 901.9 895.8
Retail trade
15,866.5 15,860.2 15,791.5
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,013.6 2,010.9 1,973.2
Automobile dealers
1,302.8 1,302.3 1,275.3
Furniture and home furnishings stores
486.2 485.6 471.7
Electronics and appliance stores
511.6 513.8 528.5
Building material and garden supply stores
1,282.8 1,287.9 1,267.3
Food and beverage stores
3,096.4 3,097.1 3,083.8
Health and personal care stores
1,059.8 1,060.5 1,048.1
Gasoline stations
940.7 939.6 922.2
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,349.8 1,350.4 1,353.9
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
604.7 603.7 619.5
General merchandise stores
3,127.4 3,119.9 3,158.0
Department stores
1,277.0 1,277.6 1,309.4
Miscellaneous store retailers
835.5 834.7 832.2
Nonstore retailers
558.0 556.1 533.1
Transportation and warehousing
5,052.8 5,049.3 4,969.3
Air transportation
484.1 483.6 473.7
Rail transportation
210.1 210.6 214.9
Water transportation
64.4 64.4 66.0
Truck transportation
1,476.0 1,476.1 1,451.5
Transit and ground passenger transportation
464.5 468.9 484.2
Pipeline transportation
47.6 48.0 49.9
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
36.0 35.5 34.3
Support activities for transportation
666.1 663.9 659.5
Couriers and messengers
655.3 652.1 630.0
Warehousing and storage
948.7 946.2 905.3
Utilities
555.9 555.2 555.5
Information
2,735 2,742 2,781
Publishing industries, except Internet
726.6 727.8 729.3
Motion picture and sound recording industries
409.7 408.1 421.0
Broadcasting, except Internet
262.7 266.1 271.0
Telecommunications
765.1 770.4 805.1
Data processing, hosting and related services
301.2 300.6 298.5
Other information services
269.5 268.7 255.9
Financial activities
8,422 8,403 8,249
Finance and insurance
6,233.3 6,217.8 6,123.9
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.8 18.8 18.6
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,648.6 2,647.7 2,606.4
Depository credit intermediation
1,714.7 1,714.8 1,696.4
Commercial banking
1,314.9 1,315.2 1,307.8
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
936.6 936.0 926.0
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,629.3 2,615.3 2,572.9
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,188.6 2,185.3 2,124.6
Real estate
1,601.8 1,598.3 1,542.9
Rental and leasing services
563.4 563.7 558.2
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.4 23.3 23.5
Professional and business services
20,606 20,567 19,994
Professional and technical services
9,102.0 9,078.9 8,793.7
Legal services
1,124.1 1,123.0 1,119.3
Accounting and bookkeeping services
1,002.8 997.6 970.1
Architectural and engineering services
1,448.0 1,445.9 1,399.7
Computer systems design and related services
2,049.7 2,047.1 1,970.4
Management and technical consulting services
1,431.7 1,424.0 1,352.6
Management of companies and enterprises
2,268.8 2,267.6 2,233.7
Administrative and waste services
9,235.4 9,220.9 8,966.9
Administrative and support services
8,821.3 8,806.2 8,562.8
Employment services
3,665.9 3,660.3 3,542.4
Temporary help services
3,005.3 2,999.5 2,892.9
Business support services
912.5 915.0 904.7
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,134.2 2,124.3 2,059.3
Waste management and remediation services
414.1 414.7 404.1
Education and health services
23,007 22,966 22,495
Educational services
3,625.9 3,622.0 3,549.0
Health care and social assistance
19,381.2 19,344.4 18,945.7
Health care
15,672.3 15,652.8 15,335.4
Ambulatory health care services
7,247.3 7,233.1 7,026.6
Offices of physicians
2,574.1 2,567.2 2,507.9
Outpatient care centers
897.7 897.3 846.5
Home health care services
1,393.9 1,389.2 1,354.3
Hospitals
5,096.9 5,092.7 5,002.1
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,328.1 3,327.0 3,306.7
Nursing care facilities
1,640.9 1,642.7 1,640.1
Social assistance
3,708.9 3,691.6 3,610.3
Child day care services
913.1 911.9 902.2
Leisure and hospitality
15,856 15,801 15,552
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,256.7 2,235.3 2,227.5
Performing arts and spectator sports
449.4 443.0 458.1
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
163.6 162.1 158.0
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,643.7 1,630.2 1,611.4
Accommodation and food services
13,599.4 13,565.7 13,324.4
Accommodation
1,959.3 1,951.8 1,944.1
Food services and drinking places
11,640.1 11,613.9 11,380.3
Other services
5,730 5,723 5,674
Repair and maintenance
1,291.8 1,293.1 1,290.6
Personal and laundry services
1,479.1 1,471.4 1,438.6
Membership associations and organizations
2,959.2 2,958.9 2,944.6
Government
22,340 22,323 22,161
Federal
2,806 2,812 2,769
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,195.0 2,196.0 2,178.6
U.S. Postal Service
610.5 616.3 590.1
State government
5,094 5,094 5,089
State government education
2,420.1 2,417.2 2,409.8
State government, excluding education
2,673.6 2,676.3 2,679.3
Local government
14,440 14,417 14,303
Local government education
7,972.3 7,964.1 7,904.4
Local government, excluding education
6,467.8 6,453.0 6,399.0
   

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