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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    
 
 
    Oct 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2016
Total nonfarm
147,010 146,749 145,006
Total private
124,649 124,397 122,698
Goods-producing
20,128 20,095 19,727
Mining and logging
717 719 659
Logging
48.8 49.2 50.7
Mining
667.7 669.7 608.6
Oil and gas extraction
179.9 180.3 177.5
Mining, except oil and gas
186.7 186.7 179.0
Coal mining
51.9 51.9 49.3
Support activities for mining
301.1 302.7 252.1
Construction
6,930 6,919 6,743
Construction of buildings
1,530.9 1,527.0 1,500.7
Residential building
766.6 759.4 749.4
Nonresidential building
764.3 767.6 751.3
Heavy and civil engineering construction
970.0 973.0 946.4
Specialty trade contractors
4,429.3 4,418.9 4,295.5
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,949.9 1,943.8 1,868.6
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,479.4 2,475.1 2,426.9
Manufacturing
12,481 12,457 12,325
Durable goods
7,798 7,779 7,692
Wood products
396.8 394.0 392.5
Nonmetallic mineral products
416.1 415.4 409.5
Primary metals
385.9 384.6 376.2
Fabricated metal products
1,455.5 1,451.5 1,418.9
Machinery
1,093.7 1,095.3 1,070.6
Computer and electronic products
1,049.8 1,045.1 1,041.4
Computer and peripheral equipment
168.5 166.5 163.6
Communication equipment
86.0 85.2 84.8
Semiconductors and electronic components
364.1 362.4 362.6
Electronic instruments
398.1 397.5 394.7
Electrical equipment and appliances
394.7 392.3 381.8
Transportation equipment
1,620.5 1,617.4 1,620.3
Motor vehicles and parts
943.2 939.8 940.1
Furniture and related products
392.7 391.7 388.9
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
591.9 591.4 592.1
Nondurable goods
4,683 4,678 4,633
Food manufacturing
1,608.0 1,607.7 1,564.7
Textile mills
111.1 110.7 112.9
Textile product mills
108.8 109.6 113.5
Apparel
117.9 117.3 129.3
Paper and paper products
366.6 368.9 368.1
Printing and related support activities
436.0 436.0 442.9
Petroleum and coal products
112.7 112.6 110.6
Chemicals
821.5 817.9 811.6
Plastics and rubber products
708.3 707.2 698.6
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
292.3 289.6 280.6
Private service-providing
104,521 104,302 102,971
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,434 27,428 27,331
Wholesale trade
5,944.2 5,938.5 5,881.2
Durable goods
2,969.0 2,966.9 2,927.9
Nondurable goods
2,067.0 2,062.5 2,057.0
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
908.2 909.1 896.3
Retail trade
15,815.2 15,823.5 15,880.6
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,024.1 2,015.9 1,993.4
Automobile dealers
1,310.0 1,305.2 1,291.9
Furniture and home furnishings stores
484.0 484.2 474.0
Electronics and appliance stores
499.1 502.3 510.5
Building material and garden supply stores
1,305.9 1,300.4 1,281.0
Food and beverage stores
3,071.4 3,073.7 3,097.4
Health and personal care stores
1,047.4 1,047.8 1,053.1
Gasoline stations
943.6 942.1 933.0
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,315.4 1,321.2 1,339.9
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
605.6 604.6 619.0
General merchandise stores
3,123.8 3,131.9 3,198.6
Department stores
1,277.4 1,279.7 1,318.1
Miscellaneous store retailers
825.3 830.1 839.2
Nonstore retailers
569.6 569.3 541.5
Transportation and warehousing
5,120.9 5,112.5 5,012.8
Air transportation
496.4 492.9 478.3
Rail transportation
205.8 205.5 213.2
Water transportation
63.7 65.5 65.5
Truck transportation
1,473.5 1,473.6 1,460.4
Transit and ground passenger transportation
481.7 484.5 472.6
Pipeline transportation
46.7 46.8 48.9
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
37.1 36.4 34.7
Support activities for transportation
671.3 671.4 660.3
Couriers and messengers
684.3 678.6 647.2
Warehousing and storage
960.4 957.3 931.7
Utilities
553.2 553.2 556.2
Information
2,716 2,717 2,780
Publishing industries, except Internet
715.9 717.1 728.8
Motion picture and sound recording industries
402.3 399.2 431.3
Broadcasting, except Internet
260.7 260.1 268.8
Telecommunications
757.6 762.6 786.0
Data processing, hosting and related services
305.5 304.4 301.9
Other information services
273.6 273.4 262.8
Financial activities
8,483 8,478 8,330
Finance and insurance
6,264.3 6,270.1 6,172.6
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.7 18.4
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,662.4 2,661.3 2,626.0
Depository credit intermediation
1,718.8 1,716.8 1,703.8
Commercial banking
1,314.8 1,313.8 1,308.2
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
949.7 949.8 930.0
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,633.5 2,640.3 2,598.2
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,218.3 2,207.4 2,157.7
Real estate
1,612.4 1,606.8 1,575.9
Rental and leasing services
582.7 577.3 558.3
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.2 23.3 23.5
Professional and business services
20,870 20,820 20,334
Professional and technical services
9,198.3 9,184.1 8,987.9
Legal services
1,126.2 1,127.3 1,122.7
Accounting and bookkeeping services
1,008.1 1,007.9 1,002.6
Architectural and engineering services
1,469.8 1,466.0 1,420.4
Computer systems design and related services
2,069.2 2,065.5 2,019.9
Management and technical consulting services
1,456.0 1,452.3 1,407.4
Management of companies and enterprises
2,286.8 2,283.3 2,249.2
Administrative and waste services
9,385.1 9,353.0 9,097.0
Administrative and support services
8,967.3 8,937.5 8,688.7
Employment services
3,748.2 3,724.4 3,600.2
Temporary help services
3,075.1 3,056.8 2,953.5
Business support services
914.6 915.6 921.9
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,161.2 2,158.9 2,088.9
Waste management and remediation services
417.8 415.5 408.3
Education and health services
23,254 23,213 22,790
Educational services
3,680.0 3,672.4 3,590.6
Health care and social assistance
19,573.9 19,540.4 19,199.5
Health care
15,830.7 15,809.2 15,530.1
Ambulatory health care services
7,368.6 7,352.5 7,152.0
Offices of physicians
2,613.1 2,608.6 2,546.2
Outpatient care centers
922.0 917.2 870.6
Home health care services
1,421.4 1,414.7 1,375.8
Hospitals
5,130.7 5,127.9 5,058.3
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,331.4 3,328.8 3,319.8
Nursing care facilities
1,631.3 1,628.8 1,643.5
Social assistance
3,743.2 3,731.2 3,669.4
Child day care services
915.7 918.9 908.1
Leisure and hospitality
15,979 15,873 15,695
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,285.2 2,269.6 2,240.2
Performing arts and spectator sports
464.6 464.7 452.5
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
169.0 169.1 162.0
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,651.6 1,635.8 1,625.7
Accommodation and food services
13,694.1 13,603.8 13,454.3
Accommodation
1,961.6 1,959.8 1,943.8
Food services and drinking places
11,732.5 11,644.0 11,510.5
Other services
5,785 5,773 5,711
Repair and maintenance
1,298.9 1,296.1 1,289.3
Personal and laundry services
1,502.0 1,493.4 1,458.9
Membership associations and organizations
2,984.4 2,983.3 2,962.7
Government
22,361 22,352 22,308
Federal
2,814 2,809 2,817
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,195.3 2,192.2 2,201.7
U.S. Postal Service
618.9 617.0 615.6
State government
5,091 5,089 5,092
State government education
2,426.1 2,426.6 2,414.4
State government, excluding education
2,664.5 2,662.8 2,677.9
Local government
14,456 14,454 14,399
Local government education
7,991.2 7,986.0 7,952.9
Local government, excluding education
6,465.0 6,467.6 6,446.4
   

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