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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    
 
 
    Sep 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2016
Total nonfarm
146,880 146,540 145,084
Total private
124,604 125,301 122,847
Goods-producing
20,335 20,444 19,983
Mining and logging
729 729 668
Logging
50.6 50.9 52.2
Mining
678.1 677.6 615.9
Oil and gas extraction
181.1 179.5 177.5
Mining, except oil and gas
189.3 190.2 181.9
Coal mining
52.2 51.8 48.5
Support activities for mining
307.7 307.9 256.5
Construction
7,116 7,171 6,943
Construction of buildings
1,562.1 1,571.6 1,528.3
Residential building
773.9 783.2 764.5
Nonresidential building
788.2 788.4 763.8
Heavy and civil engineering construction
1,033.6 1,039.9 1,002.5
Specialty trade contractors
4,520.5 4,559.1 4,411.7
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,984.9 2,008.1 1,924.5
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,535.6 2,551.0 2,487.2
Manufacturing
12,490 12,544 12,372
Durable goods
7,784 7,805 7,702
Wood products
394.5 399.5 392.9
Nonmetallic mineral products
421.8 424.5 415.1
Primary metals
383.3 385.3 375.2
Fabricated metal products
1,449.3 1,449.0 1,417.2
Machinery
1,096.5 1,100.0 1,073.3
Computer and electronic products
1,043.8 1,046.5 1,042.5
Computer and peripheral equipment
166.5 166.0 163.5
Communication equipment
84.9 85.5 85.0
Semiconductors and electronic components
361.3 362.3 363.6
Electronic instruments
397.4 398.9 395.0
Electrical equipment and appliances
392.7 393.3 382.3
Transportation equipment
1,621.9 1,621.5 1,624.1
Motor vehicles and parts
942.3 944.2 940.9
Furniture and related products
391.3 393.4 388.3
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
589.3 592.1 590.8
Nondurable goods
4,706 4,739 4,670
Food manufacturing
1,631.4 1,644.3 1,585.5
Textile mills
110.6 109.4 112.3
Textile product mills
110.2 111.3 115.6
Apparel
117.9 119.1 132.3
Paper and paper products
367.2 370.0 368.8
Printing and related support activities
434.8 439.2 444.2
Petroleum and coal products
114.5 115.6 113.3
Chemicals
816.2 822.7 810.8
Plastics and rubber products
706.5 709.5 699.2
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
297.0 298.0 288.0
Private service-providing
104,269 104,857 102,864
Trade, transportation, and utilities
27,277 27,346 27,186
Wholesale trade
5,933.1 5,950.5 5,878.3
Durable goods
2,964.6 2,971.6 2,930.6
Nondurable goods
2,061.7 2,067.3 2,052.0
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
906.8 911.6 895.7
Retail trade
15,665.5 15,805.9 15,734.9
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,019.4 2,031.2 1,995.7
Automobile dealers
1,306.4 1,310.6 1,291.0
Furniture and home furnishings stores
477.5 478.4 472.3
Electronics and appliance stores
494.1 494.9 516.6
Building material and garden supply stores
1,275.1 1,294.5 1,256.1
Food and beverage stores
3,060.8 3,093.8 3,093.2
Health and personal care stores
1,039.1 1,042.6 1,045.4
Gasoline stations
947.0 953.7 938.1
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,283.2 1,321.3 1,317.6
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
590.4 591.3 605.6
General merchandise stores
3,079.9 3,103.0 3,126.9
Department stores
1,239.5 1,256.1 1,272.3
Miscellaneous store retailers
834.3 840.2 832.0
Nonstore retailers
564.7 561.0 535.4
Transportation and warehousing
5,126.4 5,033.9 5,018.1
Air transportation
494.4 493.3 479.0
Rail transportation
207.2 207.2 214.1
Water transportation
66.6 67.4 66.3
Truck transportation
1,485.8 1,490.7 1,469.3
Transit and ground passenger transportation
495.0 413.9 483.0
Pipeline transportation
46.5 47.0 48.9
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
42.7 47.3 42.2
Support activities for transportation
671.8 671.3 662.3
Couriers and messengers
654.3 642.0 624.8
Warehousing and storage
962.1 953.8 928.2
Utilities
551.8 555.4 555.1
Information
2,695 2,729 2,773
Publishing industries, except Internet
717.0 721.6 731.4
Motion picture and sound recording industries
385.2 408.0 415.5
Broadcasting, except Internet
260.1 257.7 268.6
Telecommunications
755.1 759.6 794.0
Data processing, hosting and related services
304.2 304.3 300.8
Other information services
273.2 277.7 262.5
Financial activities
8,478 8,533 8,328
Finance and insurance
6,257.3 6,286.1 6,157.6
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.8 18.4
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,652.6 2,678.1 2,618.3
Depository credit intermediation
1,711.5 1,725.9 1,698.6
Commercial banking
1,310.3 1,322.3 1,306.0
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
948.8 957.8 933.0
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,637.2 2,631.4 2,587.9
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,220.3 2,246.7 2,170.5
Real estate
1,609.8 1,628.6 1,576.8
Rental and leasing services
587.4 594.4 570.4
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.1 23.7 23.3
Professional and business services
20,879 20,933 20,351
Professional and technical services
9,098.3 9,157.7 8,864.6
Legal services
1,125.0 1,130.2 1,117.7
Accounting and bookkeeping services
939.6 947.1 923.1
Architectural and engineering services
1,465.1 1,480.4 1,416.6
Computer systems design and related services
2,058.9 2,071.1 2,004.8
Management and technical consulting services
1,451.4 1,457.5 1,396.0
Management of companies and enterprises
2,278.0 2,294.5 2,248.7
Administrative and waste services
9,502.3 9,481.1 9,238.0
Administrative and support services
9,083.7 9,059.5 8,828.2
Employment services
3,804.9 3,742.4 3,674.3
Temporary help services
3,126.6 3,066.3 3,013.1
Business support services
911.4 906.1 917.2
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,223.8 2,265.6 2,150.1
Waste management and remediation services
418.6 421.6 409.8
Education and health services
23,142 22,857 22,665
Educational services
3,632.3 3,334.2 3,542.7
Health care and social assistance
19,509.9 19,522.3 19,122.7
Health care
15,809.6 15,816.7 15,490.9
Ambulatory health care services
7,348.8 7,339.8 7,122.0
Offices of physicians
2,606.9 2,600.8 2,538.7
Outpatient care centers
914.7 913.9 866.1
Home health care services
1,419.0 1,413.6 1,371.9
Hospitals
5,131.8 5,125.3 5,052.6
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,329.0 3,351.6 3,316.3
Nursing care facilities
1,628.4 1,643.4 1,647.1
Social assistance
3,700.3 3,705.6 3,631.8
Child day care services
908.6 889.5 900.2
Leisure and hospitality
16,049 16,653 15,866
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,318.3 2,565.2 2,297.1
Performing arts and spectator sports
478.1 484.8 473.7
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
170.2 181.6 162.6
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,670.0 1,898.8 1,660.8
Accommodation and food services
13,730.6 14,088.2 13,569.3
Accommodation
1,992.6 2,095.6 1,990.2
Food services and drinking places
11,738.0 11,992.6 11,579.1
Other services
5,749 5,806 5,695
Repair and maintenance
1,291.5 1,299.1 1,288.0
Personal and laundry services
1,492.1 1,497.2 1,459.4
Membership associations and organizations
2,964.9 3,009.2 2,947.7
Government
22,276 21,239 22,237
Federal
2,811 2,813 2,815
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,198.5 2,203.6 2,203.2
U.S. Postal Service
612.2 609.6 611.3
State government
5,156 4,803 5,150
State government education
2,489.1 2,124.3 2,471.6
State government, excluding education
2,666.5 2,678.4 2,678.6
Local government
14,309 13,623 14,272
Local government education
7,842.9 6,968.9 7,843.3
Local government, excluding education
6,466.2 6,654.3 6,429.0
   

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