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Current Employment Statistics (Establishment Data):
Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail, Not seasonally adjusted

   
    Jan 1939    
 
 
    Aug 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Aug 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2016
Total nonfarm
146,541 146,330 144,441
Total private
125,337 125,286 123,239
Goods-producing
20,481 20,385 20,075
Mining and logging
728 723 670
Logging
50.6 51.2 52.8
Mining
677.1 671.6 617.4
Oil and gas extraction
179.7 180.0 179.7
Mining, except oil and gas
189.4 189.5 182.7
Coal mining
51.0 50.4 48.8
Support activities for mining
308.0 302.1 255.0
Construction
7,181 7,145 6,975
Construction of buildings
1,574.4 1,568.3 1,534.6
Residential building
786.4 787.3 759.5
Nonresidential building
788.0 781.0 775.1
Heavy and civil engineering construction
1,044.9 1,031.3 998.1
Specialty trade contractors
4,562.1 4,545.2 4,441.9
Residential specialty trade contractors
2,010.6 2,003.5 1,935.1
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,551.5 2,541.7 2,506.8
Manufacturing
12,572 12,517 12,430
Durable goods
7,837 7,799 7,736
Wood products
399.9 398.0 396.5
Nonmetallic mineral products
424.6 423.6 414.0
Primary metals
386.6 385.1 375.3
Fabricated metal products
1,452.6 1,450.3 1,422.3
Machinery
1,097.3 1,098.5 1,078.9
Computer and electronic products
1,048.8 1,044.3 1,051.1
Computer and peripheral equipment
166.2 162.8 165.3
Communication equipment
85.1 85.6 85.9
Semiconductors and electronic components
364.1 363.3 368.1
Electronic instruments
399.3 398.7 396.5
Electrical equipment and appliances
394.0 393.2 382.4
Transportation equipment
1,644.1 1,617.5 1,630.3
Motor vehicles and parts
968.0 937.9 945.3
Furniture and related products
396.1 394.7 392.7
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
592.7 593.9 592.1
Nondurable goods
4,735 4,718 4,694
Food manufacturing
1,640.8 1,621.4 1,602.8
Textile mills
109.0 109.0 113.1
Textile product mills
111.9 111.5 114.4
Apparel
118.9 119.6 130.1
Paper and paper products
371.6 370.5 372.0
Printing and related support activities
438.9 439.3 445.1
Petroleum and coal products
115.7 115.6 114.2
Chemicals
822.2 825.6 814.8
Plastics and rubber products
708.4 706.5 702.1
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
297.4 298.5 285.4
Private service-providing
104,856 104,901 103,164
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,360 27,376 27,259
Wholesale trade
5,956.6 5,957.6 5,888.4
Durable goods
2,973.2 2,973.5 2,942.6
Nondurable goods
2,070.5 2,070.4 2,048.0
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
912.9 913.7 897.8
Retail trade
15,823.2 15,845.3 15,851.7
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,031.5 2,031.8 1,998.6
Automobile dealers
1,309.7 1,310.5 1,290.5
Furniture and home furnishings stores
480.1 478.2 475.2
Electronics and appliance stores
495.7 495.3 512.8
Building material and garden supply stores
1,305.1 1,326.4 1,286.2
Food and beverage stores
3,093.6 3,105.6 3,115.1
Health and personal care stores
1,042.6 1,046.3 1,048.0
Gasoline stations
954.1 950.5 939.4
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,325.3 1,322.0 1,343.8
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
591.3 587.4 609.3
General merchandise stores
3,104.5 3,098.9 3,143.8
Department stores
1,257.2 1,256.4 1,286.0
Miscellaneous store retailers
837.4 841.3 846.0
Nonstore retailers
562.0 561.6 533.5
Transportation and warehousing
5,025.2 5,014.8 4,960.9
Air transportation
492.3 492.0 483.2
Rail transportation
207.2 207.2 214.4
Water transportation
67.0 67.6 68.9
Truck transportation
1,490.5 1,490.5 1,471.5
Transit and ground passenger transportation
412.0 415.9 427.1
Pipeline transportation
46.2 47.1 49.2
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
47.0 48.5 47.5
Support activities for transportation
672.1 669.3 662.1
Couriers and messengers
641.8 630.0 615.7
Warehousing and storage
949.1 946.7 921.3
Utilities
555.2 558.4 558.4
Information
2,721 2,734 2,790
Publishing industries, except Internet
721.9 723.8 736.4
Motion picture and sound recording industries
403.7 410.1 429.4
Broadcasting, except Internet
257.6 258.1 268.5
Telecommunications
756.5 761.1 791.5
Data processing, hosting and related services
303.8 305.4 300.9
Other information services
277.2 275.8 262.9
Financial activities
8,532 8,536 8,381
Finance and insurance
6,282.8 6,287.6 6,181.9
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.8 19.0 18.6
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,679.8 2,676.4 2,629.3
Depository credit intermediation
1,726.5 1,729.0 1,708.6
Commercial banking
1,323.2 1,324.4 1,312.8
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
957.3 959.0 941.6
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,626.9 2,633.2 2,592.4
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,248.8 2,248.0 2,199.0
Real estate
1,629.6 1,627.9 1,591.7
Rental and leasing services
595.5 596.3 583.7
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.7 23.8 23.6
Professional and business services
20,928 20,874 20,321
Professional and technical services
9,163.2 9,162.7 8,898.1
Legal services
1,128.9 1,136.4 1,124.4
Accounting and bookkeeping services
944.1 942.4 924.8
Architectural and engineering services
1,481.7 1,482.7 1,429.1
Computer systems design and related services
2,075.9 2,068.2 2,013.2
Management and technical consulting services
1,456.5 1,456.8 1,386.9
Management of companies and enterprises
2,295.1 2,299.9 2,255.1
Administrative and waste services
9,469.6 9,411.4 9,167.7
Administrative and support services
9,048.3 8,990.3 8,753.9
Employment services
3,739.2 3,678.1 3,580.6
Temporary help services
3,055.7 3,005.8 2,929.2
Business support services
901.1 899.6 907.8
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,267.5 2,278.3 2,184.6
Waste management and remediation services
421.3 421.1 413.8
Education and health services
22,831 22,807 22,354
Educational services
3,313.8 3,320.3 3,240.2
Health care and social assistance
19,517.4 19,486.2 19,113.5
Health care
15,821.4 15,800.2 15,491.2
Ambulatory health care services
7,343.4 7,326.8 7,120.1
Offices of physicians
2,608.8 2,600.4 2,535.4
Outpatient care centers
912.8 911.4 862.8
Home health care services
1,411.6 1,410.6 1,364.8
Hospitals
5,127.8 5,126.1 5,043.1
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,350.2 3,347.3 3,328.0
Nursing care facilities
1,642.2 1,640.6 1,648.1
Social assistance
3,696.0 3,686.0 3,622.3
Child day care services
881.7 861.1 874.3
Leisure and hospitality
16,663 16,740 16,330
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,569.9 2,640.0 2,535.6
Performing arts and spectator sports
485.0 495.0 492.0
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
183.1 187.6 174.9
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,901.8 1,957.4 1,868.7
Accommodation and food services
14,093.0 14,099.7 13,794.6
Accommodation
2,098.8 2,115.0 2,090.0
Food services and drinking places
11,994.2 11,984.7 11,704.6
Other services
5,821 5,834 5,729
Repair and maintenance
1,300.4 1,302.9 1,290.1
Personal and laundry services
1,498.8 1,501.1 1,456.1
Membership associations and organizations
3,021.4 3,029.7 2,982.9
Government
21,204 21,044 21,202
Federal
2,814 2,823 2,814
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,203.9 2,205.5 2,204.5
U.S. Postal Service
609.8 617.1 609.1
State government
4,785 4,760 4,797
State government education
2,112.0 2,079.7 2,105.4
State government, excluding education
2,672.8 2,680.4 2,691.6
Local government
13,605 13,461 13,591
Local government education
6,947.8 6,739.2 6,976.1
Local government, excluding education
6,657.1 6,721.4 6,615.0
   

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