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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    
 
 
    Dec 2018
Thousands of Persons
Name Period Value Preceding
Period
Year Ago
from Period
Total nonfarm
Dec 2018 151,190 151,244 148,530
Total private
Dec 2018 128,431 128,371 125,855
Goods-producing
Dec 2018 20,856 20,947 20,230
Mining and logging
Dec 2018 759 758 700
Logging
Dec 2018 47.4 47.3 50.1
Mining
Dec 2018 711.2 710.2 649.6
Oil and gas extraction
Dec 2018 155.1 155.2 145.3
Mining, except oil and gas
Dec 2018 190.2 192.0 183.7
Coal mining
Dec 2018 54.0 53.2 51.9
Support activities for mining
Dec 2018 365.9 363.0 320.6
Construction
Dec 2018 7,253 7,389 6,970
Construction of buildings
Dec 2018 1,625.9 1,636.7 1,555.5
Residential building
Dec 2018 815.7 817.3 766.0
Nonresidential building
Dec 2018 810.2 819.4 789.5
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Dec 2018 1,003.0 1,054.0 942.4
Specialty trade contractors
Dec 2018 4,623.9 4,698.4 4,471.7
Residential specialty trade contractors
Dec 2018 2,018.3 2,060.9 1,964.9
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
Dec 2018 2,605.6 2,637.5 2,506.8
Manufacturing
Dec 2018 12,844 12,800 12,560
Durable goods
Dec 2018 8,045 8,015 7,829
Wood products
Dec 2018 406.8 407.9 399.1
Nonmetallic mineral products
Dec 2018 422.2 425.3 413.0
Primary metals
Dec 2018 387.1 384.2 379.9
Fabricated metal products
Dec 2018 1,503.2 1,495.1 1,458.2
Machinery
Dec 2018 1,140.3 1,133.2 1,097.5
Computer and electronic products
Dec 2018 1,080.2 1,072.9 1,057.2
Computer and peripheral equipment
Dec 2018 170.6 170.8 166.3
Communication equipment
Dec 2018 86.4 85.7 86.5
Semiconductors and electronic components
Dec 2018 372.4 370.2 367.6
Electronic instruments
Dec 2018 417.6 413.3 404.1
Electrical equipment and appliances
Dec 2018 411.2 409.9 395.6
Transportation equipment
Dec 2018 1,700.3 1,692.1 1,642.3
Motor vehicles and parts
Dec 2018 973.8 968.9 959.2
Furniture and related products
Dec 2018 391.0 390.4 392.2
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
Dec 2018 602.4 603.7 593.6
Nondurable goods
Dec 2018 4,799 4,785 4,731
Food manufacturing
Dec 2018 1,649.6 1,644.8 1,620.0
Textile mills
Dec 2018 112.4 112.4 111.8
Textile product mills
Dec 2018 111.8 111.2 113.0
Apparel
Dec 2018 110.9 111.2 116.5
Paper and paper products
Dec 2018 379.7 377.3 369.8
Printing and related support activities
Dec 2018 432.2 432.6 439.3
Petroleum and coal products
Dec 2018 114.6 115.3 113.0
Chemicals
Dec 2018 844.6 841.6 831.6
Plastics and rubber products
Dec 2018 735.7 732.8 723.9
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
Dec 2018 307.2 305.4 292.4
Private service-providing
Dec 2018 107,575 107,424 105,625
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Dec 2018 28,704 28,506 28,337
Wholesale trade
Dec 2018 6,042.8 6,036.2 5,951.7
Durable goods
Dec 2018 3,058.4 3,050.5 2,998.1
Nondurable goods
Dec 2018 2,061.3 2,065.2 2,057.5
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
Dec 2018 923.1 920.5 896.1
Retail trade
Dec 2018 16,446.7 16,370.2 16,371.1
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
Dec 2018 2,038.3 2,039.9 2,010.6
Automobile dealers
Dec 2018 1,314.8 1,311.3 1,300.8
Furniture and home furnishings stores
Dec 2018 512.1 502.9 503.2
Electronics and appliance stores
Dec 2018 489.9 492.6 513.0
Building material and garden supply stores
Dec 2018 1,264.4 1,271.5 1,261.0
Food and beverage stores
Dec 2018 3,144.1 3,134.8 3,125.2
Health and personal care stores
Dec 2018 1,086.0 1,079.4 1,089.1
Gasoline stations
Dec 2018 940.6 945.9 930.3
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
Dec 2018 1,487.0 1,468.2 1,486.5
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
Dec 2018 588.4 589.8 674.4
General merchandise stores
Dec 2018 3,420.9 3,374.4 3,334.3
Department stores
. . . .
Miscellaneous store retailers
Dec 2018 850.6 847.7 835.6
Nonstore retailers
Dec 2018 624.4 623.1 607.9
Transportation and warehousing
Dec 2018 5,659.3 5,547.2 5,459.1
Air transportation
Dec 2018 505.5 504.9 497.7
Rail transportation
Dec 2018 216.4 216.4 211.8
Water transportation
Dec 2018 64.6 64.7 64.7
Truck transportation
Dec 2018 1,497.5 1,504.2 1,460.2
Transit and ground passenger transportation
Dec 2018 509.5 510.8 511.0
Pipeline transportation
Dec 2018 46.9 46.8 47.8
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
Dec 2018 31.3 32.4 30.0
Support activities for transportation
Dec 2018 730.4 725.8 703.8
Couriers and messengers
Dec 2018 958.3 845.1 887.9
Warehousing and storage
Dec 2018 1,098.9 1,096.1 1,044.2
Utilities
Dec 2018 554.8 552.6 554.9
Information
Dec 2018 2,763 2,782 2,784
Publishing industries, except Internet
Dec 2018 716.9 718.0 720.3
Motion picture and sound recording industries
Dec 2018 397.1 417.5 414.6
Broadcasting, except Internet
Dec 2018 264.6 266.0 264.7
Telecommunications
Dec 2018 751.9 749.6 778.1
Data processing, hosting and related services
Dec 2018 328.6 327.8 320.1
Other information services
Dec 2018 304.0 302.8 286.5
Financial activities
Dec 2018 8,629 8,612 8,516
Finance and insurance
Dec 2018 6,348.3 6,345.9 6,301.6
Monetary authorities - central bank
Dec 2018 19.2 19.2 19.0
Credit intermediation and related activities
Dec 2018 2,655.0 2,657.8 2,660.6
Depository credit intermediation
Dec 2018 1,715.9 1,714.4 1,714.5
Commercial banking
Dec 2018 1,313.2 1,313.6 1,321.1
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
Dec 2018 981.2 978.2 952.5
Insurance carriers and related activities
Dec 2018 2,692.9 2,690.7 2,669.5
Real estate and rental and leasing
Dec 2018 2,280.3 2,266.4 2,214.7
Real estate
Dec 2018 1,657.6 1,644.8 1,615.5
Rental and leasing services
Dec 2018 597.5 596.5 574.8
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
Dec 2018 25.2 25.1 24.4
Professional and business services
Dec 2018 21,349 21,431 20,770
Professional and technical services
Dec 2018 9,391.5 9,370.7 9,110.2
Legal services
Dec 2018 1,143.2 1,139.5 1,143.8
Accounting and bookkeeping services
Dec 2018 1,017.0 998.8 979.8
Architectural and engineering services
Dec 2018 1,499.8 1,500.4 1,454.6
Computer systems design and related services
Dec 2018 2,142.6 2,153.6 2,066.2
Management and technical consulting services
Dec 2018 1,492.7 1,488.7 1,439.1
Management of companies and enterprises
Dec 2018 2,341.0 2,337.7 2,312.1
Administrative and waste services
Dec 2018 9,616.3 9,722.5 9,347.8
Administrative and support services
Dec 2018 9,179.0 9,286.8 8,931.5
Employment services
Dec 2018 3,920.7 3,935.8 3,800.5
Temporary help services
Dec 2018 3,215.5 3,229.6 3,113.6
Business support services
Dec 2018 935.3 937.3 932.1
Services to buildings and dwellings
Dec 2018 2,121.5 2,217.2 2,052.0
Waste management and remediation services
Dec 2018 437.3 435.7 416.3
Education and health services
Dec 2018 24,077 24,066 23,556
Educational services
Dec 2018 3,865.3 3,919.4 3,808.3
Health care and social assistance
Dec 2018 20,212.1 20,146.7 19,748.0
Health care
Dec 2018 16,272.3 16,207.3 15,921.8
Ambulatory health care services
Dec 2018 7,640.6 7,597.3 7,419.1
Offices of physicians
Dec 2018 2,682.7 2,668.5 2,628.0
Outpatient care centers
Dec 2018 953.6 949.8 916.2
Home health care services
Dec 2018 1,493.7 1,483.3 1,436.5
Hospitals
Dec 2018 5,244.8 5,236.1 5,135.9
Nursing and residential care facilities
Dec 2018 3,386.9 3,373.9 3,366.8
Nursing care facilities
Dec 2018 1,620.8 1,616.4 1,626.6
Social assistance
Dec 2018 3,939.8 3,939.4 3,826.2
Child day care services
Dec 2018 947.5 951.6 943.5
Leisure and hospitality
Dec 2018 16,184 16,153 15,862
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
Dec 2018 2,232.1 2,226.2 2,174.0
Performing arts and spectator sports
Dec 2018 488.6 492.7 475.4
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
Dec 2018 169.9 171.8 163.0
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
Dec 2018 1,573.6 1,561.7 1,535.6
Accommodation and food services
Dec 2018 13,952.3 13,927.2 13,687.7
Accommodation
Dec 2018 1,968.0 1,967.0 1,948.5
Food services and drinking places
Dec 2018 11,984.3 11,960.2 11,739.2
Other services
Dec 2018 5,869 5,874 5,800
Repair and maintenance
Dec 2018 1,321.0 1,320.2 1,309.6
Personal and laundry services
Dec 2018 1,541.0 1,540.5 1,507.2
Membership associations and organizations
Dec 2018 3,006.9 3,013.3 2,982.8
Government
Dec 2018 22,759 22,873 22,675
Federal
Dec 2018 2,820 2,804 2,811
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
Dec 2018 2,192.7 2,187.9 2,180.3
U.S. Postal Service
Dec 2018 627.6 615.6 630.2
State government
Dec 2018 5,243 5,302 5,233
State government education
Dec 2018 2,578.9 2,641.9 2,576.9
State government, excluding education
Dec 2018 2,663.9 2,659.7 2,655.6
Local government
Dec 2018 14,696 14,767 14,631
Local government education
Dec 2018 8,263.0 8,296.2 8,246.2
Local government, excluding education
Dec 2018 6,432.8 6,470.6 6,384.9
   

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