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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 2018
Thousands of Persons
Name Period Value Preceding
Period
Year Ago
from Period
Total nonfarm
Aug 2018 149,279 149,078 146,949
Total private
Aug 2018 126,939 126,735 124,610
Goods-producing
Aug 2018 20,722 20,696 20,115
Mining and logging
Aug 2018 746 740 690
Logging
Aug 2018 48.2 48.6 48.6
Mining
Aug 2018 697.3 691.3 641.5
Oil and gas extraction
Aug 2018 151.9 152.6 145.0
Mining, except oil and gas
Aug 2018 189.9 189.5 185.7
Coal mining
Aug 2018 53.1 53.1 52.5
Support activities for mining
Aug 2018 355.5 349.2 310.8
Construction
Aug 2018 7,259 7,236 6,962
Construction of buildings
Aug 2018 1,616.3 1,608.9 1,539.8
Residential building
Aug 2018 801.7 797.5 748.9
Nonresidential building
Aug 2018 814.6 811.4 790.9
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Aug 2018 1,016.3 1,016.5 991.4
Specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 4,626.1 4,610.8 4,430.4
Residential specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 2,032.4 2,023.7 1,948.6
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 2,593.7 2,587.1 2,481.8
Manufacturing
Aug 2018 12,717 12,720 12,463
Durable goods
Aug 2018 7,950 7,954 7,750
Wood products
Aug 2018 404.8 405.4 397.1
Nonmetallic mineral products
Aug 2018 418.5 418.8 411.3
Primary metals
Aug 2018 381.7 381.0 374.6
Fabricated metal products
Aug 2018 1,495.6 1,491.5 1,434.4
Machinery
Aug 2018 1,127.0 1,128.2 1,083.6
Computer and electronic products
Aug 2018 1,066.6 1,068.4 1,041.4
Computer and peripheral equipment
Aug 2018 168.2 169.2 159.9
Communication equipment
Aug 2018 84.1 85.4 87.0
Semiconductors and electronic components
Aug 2018 370.3 371.0 360.2
Electronic instruments
Aug 2018 411.8 410.6 400.2
Electrical equipment and appliances
Aug 2018 406.8 405.8 389.9
Transportation equipment
Aug 2018 1,660.6 1,664.9 1,633.8
Motor vehicles and parts
Aug 2018 951.6 956.5 954.5
Furniture and related products
Aug 2018 389.9 391.2 392.8
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
Aug 2018 598.1 598.5 590.7
Nondurable goods
Aug 2018 4,767 4,766 4,713
Food manufacturing
Aug 2018 1,639.7 1,641.0 1,609.2
Textile mills
Aug 2018 112.5 111.9 112.0
Textile product mills
Aug 2018 111.0 111.0 114.8
Apparel
Aug 2018 114.5 114.9 118.1
Paper and paper products
Aug 2018 377.4 375.6 368.5
Printing and related support activities
Aug 2018 432.7 433.5 442.2
Petroleum and coal products
Aug 2018 117.0 117.0 115.7
Chemicals
Aug 2018 836.0 831.4 822.9
Plastics and rubber products
Aug 2018 723.0 726.6 718.0
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
Aug 2018 302.8 303.0 292.0
Private service-providing
Aug 2018 106,217 106,039 104,495
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Aug 2018 27,820 27,783 27,490
Wholesale trade
Aug 2018 6,007.1 5,984.7 5,908.2
Durable goods
Aug 2018 3,034.6 3,021.0 2,966.3
Nondurable goods
Aug 2018 2,058.9 2,052.6 2,045.4
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
Aug 2018 913.6 911.1 896.5
Retail trade
Aug 2018 15,913.5 15,919.4 15,851.5
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
Aug 2018 2,038.7 2,034.3 2,008.9
Automobile dealers
Aug 2018 1,311.5 1,309.4 1,296.7
Furniture and home furnishings stores
Aug 2018 479.5 481.5 475.1
Electronics and appliance stores
Aug 2018 497.0 498.4 503.3
Building material and garden supply stores
Aug 2018 1,309.0 1,311.2 1,275.2
Food and beverage stores
Aug 2018 3,102.3 3,098.8 3,084.2
Health and personal care stores
Aug 2018 1,055.6 1,054.0 1,058.8
Gasoline stations
Aug 2018 938.6 939.2 931.0
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
Aug 2018 1,358.4 1,379.2 1,368.4
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
Aug 2018 573.1 563.9 604.1
General merchandise stores
Aug 2018 3,126.8 3,129.9 3,142.8
Department stores
. . . .
Miscellaneous store retailers
Aug 2018 832.8 830.1 826.1
Nonstore retailers
Aug 2018 601.7 598.9 573.6
Transportation and warehousing
Aug 2018 5,349.0 5,328.8 5,176.3
Air transportation
Aug 2018 505.6 504.8 494.3
Rail transportation
Aug 2018 213.3 213.6 213.8
Water transportation
Aug 2018 66.1 66.1 65.0
Truck transportation
Aug 2018 1,483.1 1,477.4 1,452.5
Transit and ground passenger transportation
Aug 2018 496.6 491.6 488.5
Pipeline transportation
Aug 2018 46.9 47.2 48.0
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
Aug 2018 35.5 35.0 35.5
Support activities for transportation
Aug 2018 713.7 711.1 692.7
Couriers and messengers
Aug 2018 751.9 748.1 691.2
Warehousing and storage
Aug 2018 1,036.3 1,033.9 994.8
Utilities
Aug 2018 550.5 550.2 553.8
Information
Aug 2018 2,762 2,768 2,792
Publishing industries, except Internet
Aug 2018 713.0 713.1 720.6
Motion picture and sound recording industries
Aug 2018 409.3 413.1 425.0
Broadcasting, except Internet
Aug 2018 262.9 262.5 263.5
Telecommunications
Aug 2018 753.3 757.3 779.2
Data processing, hosting and related services
Aug 2018 328.4 327.7 318.4
Other information services
Aug 2018 294.9 294.1 285.1
Financial activities
Aug 2018 8,588 8,577 8,477
Finance and insurance
Aug 2018 6,333.5 6,328.1 6,287.3
Monetary authorities - central bank
Aug 2018 19.3 19.2 19.0
Credit intermediation and related activities
Aug 2018 2,669.0 2,667.7 2,662.9
Depository credit intermediation
Aug 2018 1,719.1 1,720.2 1,716.3
Commercial banking
Aug 2018 1,320.4 1,322.6 1,325.8
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
Aug 2018 970.5 966.5 945.4
Insurance carriers and related activities
Aug 2018 2,674.7 2,674.7 2,660.0
Real estate and rental and leasing
Aug 2018 2,254.1 2,249.2 2,189.7
Real estate
Aug 2018 1,632.2 1,631.3 1,596.6
Rental and leasing services
Aug 2018 596.6 592.6 568.8
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
Aug 2018 25.3 25.3 24.3
Professional and business services
Aug 2018 21,062 21,009 20,543
Professional and technical services
Aug 2018 9,275.4 9,247.8 9,034.4
Legal services
Aug 2018 1,135.3 1,136.8 1,135.5
Accounting and bookkeeping services
Aug 2018 1,014.4 1,010.8 999.0
Architectural and engineering services
Aug 2018 1,487.9 1,481.9 1,441.2
Computer systems design and related services
Aug 2018 2,114.8 2,110.9 2,049.1
Management and technical consulting services
Aug 2018 1,457.2 1,450.8 1,407.9
Management of companies and enterprises
Aug 2018 2,336.5 2,331.8 2,298.8
Administrative and waste services
Aug 2018 9,450.0 9,429.1 9,210.0
Administrative and support services
Aug 2018 9,019.5 8,999.3 8,797.8
Employment services
Aug 2018 3,728.3 3,723.5 3,625.8
Temporary help services
Aug 2018 3,047.1 3,037.1 2,961.7
Business support services
Aug 2018 913.6 910.4 906.9
Services to buildings and dwellings
Aug 2018 2,193.4 2,184.3 2,133.7
Waste management and remediation services
Aug 2018 430.5 429.8 412.2
Education and health services
Aug 2018 23,732 23,679 23,283
Educational services
Aug 2018 3,765.0 3,753.1 3,703.5
Health care and social assistance
Aug 2018 19,966.5 19,925.8 19,579.8
Health care
Aug 2018 16,071.3 16,038.1 15,770.2
Ambulatory health care services
Aug 2018 7,522.6 7,501.5 7,323.8
Offices of physicians
Aug 2018 2,643.7 2,638.8 2,595.5
Outpatient care centers
Aug 2018 935.5 933.9 902.8
Home health care services
Aug 2018 1,470.3 1,462.4 1,424.5
Hospitals
Aug 2018 5,189.3 5,181.1 5,094.7
Nursing and residential care facilities
Aug 2018 3,359.4 3,355.5 3,351.7
Nursing care facilities
Aug 2018 1,608.8 1,608.7 1,629.7
Social assistance
Aug 2018 3,895.2 3,887.7 3,809.6
Child day care services
Aug 2018 936.9 933.1 941.6
Leisure and hospitality
Aug 2018 16,374 16,357 16,121
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
Aug 2018 2,343.2 2,346.2 2,339.3
Performing arts and spectator sports
Aug 2018 480.1 485.3 495.7
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
Aug 2018 174.2 173.9 167.2
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
Aug 2018 1,688.9 1,687.0 1,676.4
Accommodation and food services
Aug 2018 14,030.7 14,010.7 13,781.3
Accommodation
Aug 2018 2,042.3 2,039.8 2,006.0
Food services and drinking places
Aug 2018 11,988.4 11,970.9 11,775.3
Other services
Aug 2018 5,879 5,866 5,789
Repair and maintenance
Aug 2018 1,323.8 1,320.0 1,308.8
Personal and laundry services
Aug 2018 1,531.9 1,523.2 1,490.0
Membership associations and organizations
Aug 2018 3,023.3 3,022.7 2,990.3
Government
Aug 2018 22,340 22,343 22,339
Federal
Aug 2018 2,796 2,796 2,803
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
Aug 2018 2,190.0 2,189.9 2,189.1
U.S. Postal Service
Aug 2018 606.4 606.3 613.7
State government
Aug 2018 5,117 5,118 5,149
State government education
Aug 2018 2,455.3 2,452.9 2,471.7
State government, excluding education
Aug 2018 2,662.1 2,665.4 2,677.0
Local government
Aug 2018 14,427 14,429 14,387
Local government education
Aug 2018 7,941.6 7,943.6 7,935.1
Local government, excluding education
Aug 2018 6,485.5 6,485.1 6,451.7
   

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