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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    
 
 
    Sep 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2016
Total nonfarm
146,659 146,692 144,882
Total private
124,322 124,362 122,566
Goods-producing
20,079 20,070 19,718
Mining and logging
721 719 661
Logging
49.2 49.0 50.7
Mining
672.2 669.9 610.2
Oil and gas extraction
181.0 178.7 177.7
Mining, except oil and gas
186.7 186.0 178.7
Coal mining
52.1 51.6 48.6
Support activities for mining
304.5 305.2 253.8
Construction
6,911 6,903 6,727
Construction of buildings
1,527.8 1,526.9 1,494.3
Residential building
757.1 761.0 746.4
Nonresidential building
770.7 765.9 747.9
Heavy and civil engineering construction
972.5 974.1 941.1
Specialty trade contractors
4,410.6 4,401.7 4,291.6
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,935.8 1,935.4 1,865.9
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,474.8 2,466.3 2,425.7
Manufacturing
12,447 12,448 12,330
Durable goods
7,775 7,771 7,693
Wood products
392.8 394.3 391.3
Nonmetallic mineral products
415.0 415.6 408.0
Primary metals
382.4 384.2 375.4
Fabricated metal products
1,450.1 1,446.3 1,418.6
Machinery
1,098.6 1,096.9 1,074.6
Computer and electronic products
1,044.1 1,041.1 1,043.1
Computer and peripheral equipment
166.4 164.7 163.8
Communication equipment
85.0 85.1 85.2
Semiconductors and electronic components
361.8 360.1 364.1
Electronic instruments
397.4 397.4 394.6
Electrical equipment and appliances
392.5 391.8 382.1
Transportation equipment
1,617.8 1,619.0 1,621.3
Motor vehicles and parts
939.6 942.8 937.6
Furniture and related products
391.6 390.8 387.8
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
590.0 590.5 591.2
Nondurable goods
4,672 4,677 4,637
Food manufacturing
1,607.3 1,603.1 1,564.1
Textile mills
110.8 109.8 112.9
Textile product mills
109.5 111.0 114.5
Apparel
116.7 118.6 130.7
Paper and paper products
367.6 368.2 368.8
Printing and related support activities
435.1 438.7 444.1
Petroleum and coal products
112.8 112.9 111.9
Chemicals
817.3 819.3 811.5
Plastics and rubber products
706.6 705.9 699.6
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
288.6 289.4 279.2
Private service-providing
104,243 104,292 102,848
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,405 27,379 27,322
Wholesale trade
5,932.8 5,926.1 5,877.5
Durable goods
2,965.8 2,957.8 2,930.7
Nondurable goods
2,059.2 2,059.1 2,051.1
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
907.8 909.2 895.7
Retail trade
15,809.0 15,811.9 15,887.4
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,012.9 2,014.6 1,988.6
Automobile dealers
1,303.3 1,303.8 1,288.2
Furniture and home furnishings stores
484.0 483.4 477.1
Electronics and appliance stores
502.1 503.9 530.2
Building material and garden supply stores
1,296.6 1,291.3 1,279.1
Food and beverage stores
3,067.4 3,074.3 3,096.2
Health and personal care stores
1,048.0 1,047.8 1,051.8
Gasoline stations
940.5 939.0 932.4
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,321.1 1,323.6 1,351.8
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
601.2 601.8 618.7
General merchandise stores
3,130.7 3,133.2 3,188.6
Department stores
1,275.1 1,277.3 1,314.8
Miscellaneous store retailers
834.4 830.9 833.2
Nonstore retailers
570.1 568.1 539.7
Transportation and warehousing
5,110.5 5,088.7 5,001.0
Air transportation
493.7 490.4 478.6
Rail transportation
206.3 206.7 213.2
Water transportation
65.9 65.2 66.0
Truck transportation
1,471.2 1,471.3 1,454.4
Transit and ground passenger transportation
482.5 473.1 472.6
Pipeline transportation
46.6 47.0 49.0
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
35.9 35.9 35.1
Support activities for transportation
670.2 669.3 660.9
Couriers and messengers
677.2 673.6 645.2
Warehousing and storage
961.0 956.2 926.0
Utilities
552.7 552.7 555.9
Information
2,707 2,716 2,786
Publishing industries, except Internet
716.8 718.8 730.7
Motion picture and sound recording industries
394.6 399.2 425.0
Broadcasting, except Internet
259.8 258.7 268.9
Telecommunications
758.0 759.9 797.4
Data processing, hosting and related services
304.2 303.9 301.4
Other information services
273.2 275.6 262.4
Financial activities
8,473 8,463 8,324
Finance and insurance
6,267.2 6,262.7 6,167.0
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.8 18.4
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,657.5 2,664.1 2,622.1
Depository credit intermediation
1,716.9 1,718.4 1,702.9
Commercial banking
1,313.5 1,316.6 1,308.7
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
948.7 948.4 932.8
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,642.3 2,631.4 2,593.7
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,206.0 2,200.4 2,156.5
Real estate
1,606.2 1,604.1 1,572.3
Rental and leasing services
576.6 572.9 560.8
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.2 23.4 23.4
Professional and business services
20,807 20,794 20,279
Professional and technical services
9,186.5 9,174.6 8,956.5
Legal services
1,128.6 1,127.7 1,121.3
Accounting and bookkeeping services
1,010.1 1,009.3 997.5
Architectural and engineering services
1,463.9 1,462.7 1,415.2
Computer systems design and related services
2,066.9 2,062.7 2,012.6
Management and technical consulting services
1,453.0 1,451.1 1,398.4
Management of companies and enterprises
2,277.8 2,282.0 2,246.5
Administrative and waste services
9,342.6 9,337.4 9,076.1
Administrative and support services
8,926.9 8,922.8 8,669.7
Employment services
3,718.7 3,714.3 3,587.3
Temporary help services
3,053.7 3,047.8 2,940.9
Business support services
916.3 915.9 922.5
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,157.3 2,155.5 2,082.2
Waste management and remediation services
415.7 414.6 406.4
Education and health services
23,217 23,190 22,745
Educational services
3,669.9 3,656.0 3,587.1
Health care and social assistance
19,547.3 19,534.2 19,157.9
Health care
15,817.5 15,795.0 15,499.8
Ambulatory health care services
7,358.7 7,334.0 7,134.8
Offices of physicians
2,609.3 2,600.5 2,542.7
Outpatient care centers
916.4 913.6 867.4
Home health care services
1,417.6 1,414.6 1,371.1
Hospitals
5,127.2 5,122.7 5,047.5
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,331.6 3,338.3 3,317.5
Nursing care facilities
1,628.1 1,637.5 1,644.8
Social assistance
3,729.8 3,739.2 3,658.1
Child day care services
918.1 926.0 907.3
Leisure and hospitality
15,873 15,984 15,684
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,263.6 2,269.5 2,235.2
Performing arts and spectator sports
459.7 457.0 457.5
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
168.6 168.0 161.5
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,635.3 1,644.5 1,616.2
Accommodation and food services
13,609.1 13,714.5 13,449.2
Accommodation
1,954.0 1,954.7 1,950.2
Food services and drinking places
11,655.1 11,759.8 11,499.0
Other services
5,761 5,766 5,708
Repair and maintenance
1,292.4 1,295.2 1,288.0
Personal and laundry services
1,491.7 1,491.3 1,458.5
Membership associations and organizations
2,976.5 2,979.8 2,961.5
Government
22,337 22,330 22,316
Federal
2,806 2,806 2,811
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,189.2 2,190.0 2,196.1
U.S. Postal Service
616.3 615.9 614.5
State government
5,100 5,098 5,101
State government education
2,434.4 2,431.6 2,422.8
State government, excluding education
2,665.4 2,666.2 2,678.5
Local government
14,431 14,426 14,404
Local government education
7,957.0 7,955.1 7,967.6
Local government, excluding education
6,474.2 6,471.0 6,436.0
   

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