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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    
 
 
    Oct 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2016
Total nonfarm
148,006 146,964 145,969
Total private
125,272 124,669 123,312
Goods-producing
20,355 20,346 19,970
Mining and logging
726 727 671
Logging
50.2 50.7 52.4
Mining
675.4 676.6 618.4
Oil and gas extraction
180.1 180.4 177.8
Mining, except oil and gas
189.1 189.5 182.2
Coal mining
52.2 52.0 49.5
Support activities for mining
306.2 306.7 258.4
Construction
7,130 7,124 6,950
Construction of buildings
1,564.6 1,561.3 1,534.3
Residential building
784.7 774.1 767.6
Nonresidential building
779.9 787.2 766.7
Heavy and civil engineering construction
1,031.1 1,034.9 1,007.2
Specialty trade contractors
4,533.9 4,527.6 4,408.7
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,988.0 1,991.1 1,918.5
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,545.9 2,536.5 2,490.2
Manufacturing
12,499 12,495 12,349
Durable goods
7,800 7,781 7,700
Wood products
397.5 393.9 394.5
Nonmetallic mineral products
422.4 421.7 416.0
Primary metals
385.8 384.5 376.0
Fabricated metal products
1,455.6 1,451.0 1,419.1
Machinery
1,092.3 1,095.0 1,070.5
Computer and electronic products
1,048.9 1,043.4 1,039.9
Computer and peripheral equipment
168.7 166.4 162.9
Communication equipment
85.9 84.8 84.7
Semiconductors and electronic components
363.5 361.2 362.1
Electronic instruments
397.5 397.4 394.6
Electrical equipment and appliances
394.2 391.9 381.5
Transportation equipment
1,617.1 1,619.1 1,619.5
Motor vehicles and parts
942.4 941.5 939.5
Furniture and related products
392.8 390.3 389.7
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
593.2 590.5 593.0
Nondurable goods
4,699 4,714 4,649
Food manufacturing
1,618.7 1,634.0 1,574.9
Textile mills
111.1 110.4 112.5
Textile product mills
109.3 110.4 114.3
Apparel
118.9 118.0 130.6
Paper and paper products
365.6 369.4 367.5
Printing and related support activities
436.5 435.6 443.7
Petroleum and coal products
115.2 114.4 113.1
Chemicals
818.3 816.3 808.6
Plastics and rubber products
705.4 707.8 695.1
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
300.1 297.8 288.3
Private service-providing
104,917 104,323 103,342
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,487 27,307 27,370
Wholesale trade
5,955.4 5,939.6 5,889.9
Durable goods
2,969.6 2,967.5 2,929.4
Nondurable goods
2,077.0 2,063.7 2,062.5
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
908.8 908.4 898.0
Retail trade
15,827.7 15,691.0 15,884.3
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,025.9 2,019.3 1,996.3
Automobile dealers
1,312.7 1,306.3 1,294.7
Furniture and home furnishings stores
487.0 478.3 479.6
Electronics and appliance stores
501.0 495.5 515.3
Building material and garden supply stores
1,284.4 1,278.8 1,255.0
Food and beverage stores
3,072.4 3,069.7 3,100.1
Health and personal care stores
1,046.5 1,038.9 1,054.0
Gasoline stations
946.6 948.2 935.4
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,306.0 1,285.2 1,333.1
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
604.0 593.5 613.2
General merchandise stores
3,134.6 3,085.0 3,194.7
Department stores
1,276.0 1,245.3 1,307.0
Miscellaneous store retailers
839.8 832.7 853.9
Nonstore retailers
579.5 565.9 553.7
Transportation and warehousing
5,151.4 5,123.7 5,040.0
Air transportation
496.0 492.7 477.7
Rail transportation
206.0 206.0 213.3
Water transportation
63.8 66.5 65.4
Truck transportation
1,490.3 1,488.2 1,477.2
Transit and ground passenger transportation
498.8 497.0 488.5
Pipeline transportation
46.8 46.6 48.9
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
38.3 42.7 35.4
Support activities for transportation
677.0 673.6 665.8
Couriers and messengers
663.6 652.7 625.5
Warehousing and storage
970.8 957.7 942.3
Utilities
552.3 552.4 555.5
Information
2,719 2,708 2,777
Publishing industries, except Internet
717.3 717.4 730.6
Motion picture and sound recording industries
401.8 390.9 426.9
Broadcasting, except Internet
262.3 260.1 269.5
Telecommunications
757.5 761.8 785.4
Data processing, hosting and related services
306.5 304.2 301.9
Other information services
273.4 273.3 263.0
Financial activities
8,486 8,482 8,337
Finance and insurance
6,262.2 6,262.6 6,173.2
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.7 18.5
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,656.7 2,656.6 2,622.1
Depository credit intermediation
1,711.9 1,711.5 1,698.4
Commercial banking
1,310.2 1,310.0 1,305.2
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
952.2 950.6 933.4
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,634.6 2,636.7 2,599.2
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,223.7 2,218.9 2,163.9
Real estate
1,617.4 1,608.9 1,581.8
Rental and leasing services
583.1 586.9 558.6
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.2 23.1 23.5
Professional and business services
21,056 20,876 20,516
Professional and technical services
9,176.5 9,094.9 8,959.2
Legal services
1,128.5 1,123.9 1,125.1
Accounting and bookkeeping services
946.8 937.1 936.9
Architectural and engineering services
1,477.6 1,466.4 1,427.9
Computer systems design and related services
2,078.5 2,057.4 2,028.5
Management and technical consulting services
1,468.5 1,450.7 1,417.7
Management of companies and enterprises
2,283.7 2,283.3 2,247.6
Administrative and waste services
9,596.1 9,497.8 9,308.8
Administrative and support services
9,177.4 9,079.9 8,899.1
Employment services
3,878.8 3,794.1 3,730.9
Temporary help services
3,192.7 3,115.8 3,068.3
Business support services
928.8 912.0 934.9
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,209.8 2,226.5 2,139.5
Waste management and remediation services
418.7 417.9 409.7
Education and health services
23,456 23,138 22,987
Educational services
3,846.1 3,634.9 3,750.9
Health care and social assistance
19,609.7 19,502.7 19,236.1
Health care
15,862.2 15,801.4 15,560.9
Ambulatory health care services
7,397.5 7,339.6 7,178.8
Offices of physicians
2,623.4 2,605.6 2,556.1
Outpatient care centers
922.7 915.0 871.8
Home health care services
1,429.3 1,414.6 1,381.9
Hospitals
5,134.5 5,134.8 5,062.0
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,330.2 3,327.0 3,320.1
Nursing care facilities
1,632.0 1,629.0 1,645.3
Social assistance
3,747.5 3,701.3 3,675.2
Child day care services
924.8 911.2 919.2
Leisure and hospitality
15,927 16,053 15,647
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,241.0 2,322.9 2,195.8
Performing arts and spectator sports
470.6 484.9 457.5
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
170.1 171.0 162.5
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,600.3 1,667.0 1,575.8
Accommodation and food services
13,685.5 13,730.5 13,451.6
Accommodation
1,948.2 1,997.1 1,931.1
Food services and drinking places
11,737.3 11,733.4 11,520.5
Other services
5,786 5,759 5,708
Repair and maintenance
1,299.6 1,294.8 1,290.1
Personal and laundry services
1,503.7 1,491.9 1,459.4
Membership associations and organizations
2,982.7 2,972.4 2,958.0
Government
22,734 22,295 22,657
Federal
2,808 2,811 2,802
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,192.9 2,198.7 2,192.5
U.S. Postal Service
614.7 612.2 609.9
State government
5,249 5,134 5,251
State government education
2,590.1 2,471.5 2,579.7
State government, excluding education
2,658.9 2,662.1 2,670.8
Local government
14,677 14,350 14,604
Local government education
8,248.1 7,880.5 8,197.7
Local government, excluding education
6,428.4 6,469.4 6,405.9
   

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