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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    
 
 
    May 2018
Thousands of Persons
Name Period Value Preceding
Period
Year Ago
from Period
Total nonfarm
May 2018 148,662 148,439 146,299
Total private
May 2018 126,336 126,118 123,994
Goods-producing
May 2018 20,616 20,569 20,013
Mining and logging
May 2018 733 729 675
Logging
May 2018 48.5 50.0 50.0
Mining
May 2018 684.8 679.3 625.3
Oil and gas extraction
May 2018 151.5 150.7 145.4
Mining, except oil and gas
May 2018 188.3 186.7 184.4
Coal mining
May 2018 53.2 52.9 51.9
Support activities for mining
May 2018 345.0 341.9 295.5
Construction
May 2018 7,210 7,185 6,924
Construction of buildings
May 2018 1,598.2 1,598.0 1,534.7
Residential building
May 2018 790.8 786.2 746.9
Nonresidential building
May 2018 807.4 811.8 787.8
Heavy and civil engineering construction
May 2018 1,009.9 1,004.9 992.7
Specialty trade contractors
May 2018 4,602.3 4,581.8 4,396.8
Residential specialty trade contractors
May 2018 2,019.0 2,013.3 1,930.6
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
May 2018 2,583.3 2,568.5 2,466.2
Manufacturing
May 2018 12,673 12,655 12,414
Durable goods
May 2018 7,917 7,902 7,717
Wood products
May 2018 405.8 404.5 396.4
Nonmetallic mineral products
May 2018 419.5 420.8 409.4
Primary metals
May 2018 379.5 380.0 371.2
Fabricated metal products
May 2018 1,479.1 1,476.7 1,423.3
Machinery
May 2018 1,121.1 1,115.3 1,076.6
Computer and electronic products
May 2018 1,063.6 1,061.4 1,038.0
Computer and peripheral equipment
May 2018 169.6 169.5 158.1
Communication equipment
May 2018 85.8 85.5 86.6
Semiconductors and electronic components
May 2018 369.1 368.6 360.4
Electronic instruments
May 2018 407.1 405.9 399.2
Electrical equipment and appliances
May 2018 403.4 401.6 384.3
Transportation equipment
May 2018 1,654.8 1,653.4 1,632.0
Motor vehicles and parts
May 2018 956.7 961.1 954.4
Furniture and related products
May 2018 392.3 391.2 394.4
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
May 2018 597.6 597.1 591.0
Nondurable goods
May 2018 4,756 4,753 4,697
Food manufacturing
May 2018 1,635.7 1,632.8 1,600.0
Textile mills
May 2018 112.0 111.6 112.1
Textile product mills
May 2018 110.1 111.0 115.2
Apparel
May 2018 116.4 117.9 121.0
Paper and paper products
May 2018 373.5 373.3 368.8
Printing and related support activities
May 2018 433.5 434.1 439.9
Petroleum and coal products
May 2018 115.2 115.3 114.6
Chemicals
May 2018 826.3 826.3 820.6
Plastics and rubber products
May 2018 727.5 726.5 711.9
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
May 2018 305.7 303.7 292.8
Private service-providing
May 2018 105,720 105,549 103,981
Trade, transportation, and utilities
May 2018 27,789 27,736 27,439
Wholesale trade
May 2018 5,954.8 5,950.6 5,886.9
Durable goods
May 2018 3,007.3 3,007.1 2,955.7
Nondurable goods
May 2018 2,049.0 2,047.3 2,043.8
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
May 2018 898.5 896.2 887.4
Retail trade
May 2018 15,970.3 15,939.2 15,845.2
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
May 2018 2,026.4 2,025.4 2,004.0
Automobile dealers
May 2018 1,305.0 1,305.4 1,294.9
Furniture and home furnishings stores
May 2018 483.3 482.8 475.2
Electronics and appliance stores
May 2018 501.4 500.3 509.6
Building material and garden supply stores
May 2018 1,319.2 1,313.2 1,265.8
Food and beverage stores
May 2018 3,098.1 3,097.3 3,086.3
Health and personal care stores
May 2018 1,056.4 1,057.2 1,069.6
Gasoline stations
May 2018 938.8 937.5 930.6
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
May 2018 1,372.8 1,366.3 1,385.0
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
May 2018 597.8 596.5 602.1
General merchandise stores
May 2018 3,149.8 3,136.4 3,117.5
Department stores
. . . .
Miscellaneous store retailers
May 2018 832.2 831.1 829.5
Nonstore retailers
May 2018 594.1 595.2 570.0
Transportation and warehousing
May 2018 5,309.3 5,290.6 5,153.0
Air transportation
May 2018 502.0 502.0 490.5
Rail transportation
May 2018 212.3 212.3 216.9
Water transportation
May 2018 65.2 64.8 65.6
Truck transportation
May 2018 1,477.4 1,470.8 1,453.2
Transit and ground passenger transportation
May 2018 495.2 495.1 493.5
Pipeline transportation
May 2018 47.0 47.0 48.1
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
May 2018 34.9 35.3 36.2
Support activities for transportation
May 2018 706.8 706.2 687.7
Couriers and messengers
May 2018 737.3 732.5 674.5
Warehousing and storage
May 2018 1,031.2 1,024.6 986.8
Utilities
May 2018 554.4 555.5 554.0
Information
May 2018 2,775 2,769 2,794
Publishing industries, except Internet
May 2018 714.7 712.7 724.6
Motion picture and sound recording industries
May 2018 421.4 416.1 425.4
Broadcasting, except Internet
May 2018 261.6 262.7 265.3
Telecommunications
May 2018 760.3 762.2 781.2
Data processing, hosting and related services
May 2018 326.4 326.8 316.5
Other information services
May 2018 290.6 288.4 280.5
Financial activities
May 2018 8,559 8,551 8,434
Finance and insurance
May 2018 6,319.3 6,314.4 6,257.1
Monetary authorities - central bank
May 2018 19.1 19.0 19.0
Credit intermediation and related activities
May 2018 2,666.0 2,663.4 2,646.2
Depository credit intermediation
May 2018 1,721.9 1,720.4 1,713.9
Commercial banking
May 2018 1,326.3 1,324.8 1,324.8
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
May 2018 962.1 962.5 937.1
Insurance carriers and related activities
May 2018 2,672.1 2,669.5 2,654.8
Real estate and rental and leasing
May 2018 2,239.2 2,236.2 2,176.4
Real estate
May 2018 1,626.1 1,623.5 1,590.0
Rental and leasing services
May 2018 588.5 588.2 562.3
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
May 2018 24.6 24.5 24.1
Professional and business services
May 2018 20,891 20,860 20,408
Professional and technical services
May 2018 9,186.1 9,163.5 8,980.2
Legal services
May 2018 1,135.6 1,135.8 1,136.6
Accounting and bookkeeping services
May 2018 999.3 991.9 991.9
Architectural and engineering services
May 2018 1,465.6 1,464.8 1,429.4
Computer systems design and related services
May 2018 2,098.7 2,092.1 2,035.0
Management and technical consulting services
May 2018 1,443.4 1,439.4 1,396.8
Management of companies and enterprises
May 2018 2,325.9 2,318.3 2,290.6
Administrative and waste services
May 2018 9,378.6 9,378.4 9,136.7
Administrative and support services
May 2018 8,952.9 8,953.1 8,724.5
Employment services
May 2018 3,700.4 3,710.7 3,588.6
Temporary help services
May 2018 3,017.0 3,024.8 2,930.1
Business support services
May 2018 911.8 909.1 906.1
Services to buildings and dwellings
May 2018 2,167.8 2,165.2 2,117.9
Waste management and remediation services
May 2018 425.7 425.3 412.2
Education and health services
May 2018 23,563 23,524 23,122
Educational services
May 2018 3,708.9 3,701.8 3,660.6
Health care and social assistance
May 2018 19,853.6 19,821.9 19,461.6
Health care
May 2018 15,995.8 15,966.9 15,677.8
Ambulatory health care services
May 2018 7,472.8 7,454.9 7,264.4
Offices of physicians
May 2018 2,637.9 2,633.6 2,576.6
Outpatient care centers
May 2018 930.0 925.5 889.6
Home health care services
May 2018 1,451.2 1,447.1 1,409.2
Hospitals
May 2018 5,167.4 5,161.2 5,067.6
Nursing and residential care facilities
May 2018 3,355.6 3,350.8 3,345.8
Nursing care facilities
May 2018 1,615.0 1,612.4 1,629.7
Social assistance
May 2018 3,857.8 3,855.0 3,783.8
Child day care services
May 2018 934.5 934.1 934.4
Leisure and hospitality
May 2018 16,281 16,260 16,019
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
May 2018 2,347.8 2,344.3 2,321.4
Performing arts and spectator sports
May 2018 501.9 497.2 490.4
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
May 2018 168.7 172.3 165.6
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
May 2018 1,677.2 1,674.8 1,665.4
Accommodation and food services
May 2018 13,932.9 13,915.5 13,697.9
Accommodation
May 2018 2,022.2 2,022.4 2,003.4
Food services and drinking places
May 2018 11,910.7 11,893.1 11,694.5
Other services
May 2018 5,862 5,849 5,765
Repair and maintenance
May 2018 1,320.6 1,317.3 1,306.4
Personal and laundry services
May 2018 1,523.6 1,518.5 1,477.6
Membership associations and organizations
May 2018 3,017.4 3,012.7 2,981.2
Government
May 2018 22,326 22,321 22,305
Federal
May 2018 2,786 2,789 2,807
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
May 2018 2,179.8 2,182.6 2,190.0
U.S. Postal Service
May 2018 605.8 606.5 616.7
State government
May 2018 5,112 5,110 5,149
State government education
May 2018 2,444.8 2,445.6 2,473.2
State government, excluding education
May 2018 2,667.4 2,664.1 2,675.5
Local government
May 2018 14,428 14,422 14,349
Local government education
May 2018 7,942.3 7,940.2 7,913.2
Local government, excluding education
May 2018 6,485.6 6,481.7 6,435.6
   

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