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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 2017
Thousands of Persons
Name Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2016
Total nonfarm
148,346 148,526 146,158
Total private
125,654 125,716 123,522
Goods-producing
20,179 20,299 19,670
Mining and logging
730 735 669
Logging
51.2 51.1 50.3
Mining
678.9 683.6 618.3
Oil and gas extraction
178.9 180.3 177.7
Mining, except oil and gas
184.4 187.8 179.7
Coal mining
50.9 51.1 50.2
Support activities for mining
315.6 315.5 260.9
Construction
6,910 7,057 6,660
Construction of buildings
1,544.4 1,556.2 1,491.9
Residential building
780.0 778.4 751.0
Nonresidential building
764.4 777.8 740.9
Heavy and civil engineering construction
917.2 982.9 885.3
Specialty trade contractors
4,448.4 4,517.7 4,282.5
Residential specialty trade contractors
1,954.6 1,982.3 1,882.7
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
2,493.8 2,535.4 2,399.8
Manufacturing
12,539 12,507 12,341
Durable goods
7,847 7,816 7,709
Wood products
396.7 395.2 396.0
Nonmetallic mineral products
416.7 421.6 407.0
Primary metals
390.6 386.0 377.2
Fabricated metal products
1,470.8 1,464.8 1,422.1
Machinery
1,113.2 1,103.1 1,075.7
Computer and electronic products
1,054.9 1,048.8 1,040.7
Computer and peripheral equipment
170.4 170.1 162.4
Communication equipment
84.9 84.7 84.0
Semiconductors and electronic components
367.2 363.2 363.2
Electronic instruments
400.2 398.3 396.4
Electrical equipment and appliances
397.8 395.6 382.7
Transportation equipment
1,622.1 1,617.0 1,623.8
Motor vehicles and parts
945.5 941.4 946.1
Furniture and related products
389.6 388.8 391.0
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
594.9 595.3 592.7
Nondurable goods
4,692 4,691 4,632
Food manufacturing
1,609.7 1,606.3 1,565.8
Textile mills
110.5 109.9 112.2
Textile product mills
108.8 109.6 112.8
Apparel
116.8 118.2 129.8
Paper and paper products
369.9 370.0 368.7
Printing and related support activities
436.6 436.7 444.1
Petroleum and coal products
108.4 113.0 110.0
Chemicals
828.5 821.8 812.5
Plastics and rubber products
713.1 711.2 695.8
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
289.8 294.0 280.3
Private service-providing
105,475 105,417 103,852
Trade, transportation, and utilities
28,220 28,025 28,090
Wholesale trade
5,964.3 5,961.0 5,892.8
Durable goods
2,989.2 2,981.3 2,933.0
Nondurable goods
2,065.3 2,069.7 2,054.6
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
909.8 910.0 905.2
Retail trade
16,345.9 16,286.6 16,375.9
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
2,019.1 2,025.3 1,993.4
Automobile dealers
1,307.6 1,311.2 1,293.5
Furniture and home furnishings stores
510.7 504.6 494.2
Electronics and appliance stores
514.3 513.4 532.7
Building material and garden supply stores
1,276.0 1,282.1 1,242.9
Food and beverage stores
3,124.0 3,111.3 3,117.5
Health and personal care stores
1,067.4 1,065.5 1,080.8
Gasoline stations
938.2 947.1 929.9
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
1,457.9 1,434.8 1,489.7
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
685.0 671.4 689.0
General merchandise stores
3,316.8 3,303.0 3,392.0
Department stores
1,425.7 1,393.2 1,448.4
Miscellaneous store retailers
842.8 839.6 840.6
Nonstore retailers
593.7 588.5 573.2
Transportation and warehousing
5,357.5 5,225.3 5,264.8
Air transportation
491.4 491.2 476.8
Rail transportation
204.3 205.5 210.9
Water transportation
64.9 64.5 63.3
Truck transportation
1,476.2 1,486.6 1,465.0
Transit and ground passenger transportation
493.5 493.5 484.6
Pipeline transportation
47.0 47.1 48.5
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
30.0 31.4 29.3
Support activities for transportation
680.5 674.9 665.8
Couriers and messengers
874.4 731.6 855.2
Warehousing and storage
995.3 999.0 965.4
Utilities
552.2 552.2 556.8
Information
2,730 2,729 2,775
Publishing industries, except Internet
719.5 719.6 733.2
Motion picture and sound recording industries
408.8 412.1 415.0
Broadcasting, except Internet
260.3 260.9 264.6
Telecommunications
756.9 755.8 793.3
Data processing, hosting and related services
308.4 306.7 303.9
Other information services
276.5 274.1 264.9
Financial activities
8,505 8,485 8,373
Finance and insurance
6,284.9 6,268.8 6,210.7
Monetary authorities - central bank
18.7 18.7 18.9
Credit intermediation and related activities
2,668.4 2,661.1 2,644.3
Depository credit intermediation
1,717.3 1,716.1 1,709.1
Commercial banking
1,313.1 1,312.4 1,313.2
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
956.6 953.3 934.6
Insurance carriers and related activities
2,641.2 2,635.7 2,612.9
Real estate and rental and leasing
2,220.0 2,216.5 2,161.9
Real estate
1,622.5 1,615.1 1,586.0
Rental and leasing services
574.1 578.1 552.3
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
23.4 23.3 23.6
Professional and business services
21,042 21,125 20,521
Professional and technical services
9,243.4 9,232.0 9,036.5
Legal services
1,133.6 1,130.1 1,130.5
Accounting and bookkeeping services
992.2 979.1 997.8
Architectural and engineering services
1,473.5 1,473.3 1,424.8
Computer systems design and related services
2,079.8 2,087.9 2,028.1
Management and technical consulting services
1,478.5 1,477.8 1,422.3
Management of companies and enterprises
2,298.5 2,289.4 2,265.6
Administrative and waste services
9,499.9 9,603.6 9,218.9
Administrative and support services
9,081.8 9,186.0 8,807.5
Employment services
3,907.8 3,923.2 3,759.5
Temporary help services
3,214.2 3,231.5 3,093.1
Business support services
940.0 941.6 941.8
Services to buildings and dwellings
2,076.1 2,167.8 2,014.8
Waste management and remediation services
418.1 417.6 411.4
Education and health services
23,485 23,525 23,023
Educational services
3,778.1 3,860.9 3,699.1
Health care and social assistance
19,707.3 19,664.1 19,324.3
Health care
15,949.5 15,901.4 15,641.9
Ambulatory health care services
7,427.8 7,411.1 7,224.2
Offices of physicians
2,626.7 2,621.1 2,575.6
Outpatient care centers
929.4 924.8 884.3
Home health care services
1,432.5 1,432.3 1,384.8
Hospitals
5,166.9 5,149.6 5,087.3
Nursing and residential care facilities
3,354.8 3,340.7 3,330.4
Nursing care facilities
1,638.9 1,634.5 1,651.1
Social assistance
3,757.8 3,762.7 3,682.4
Child day care services
926.8 930.9 917.8
Leisure and hospitality
15,703 15,738 15,394
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2,109.4 2,125.2 2,059.8
Performing arts and spectator sports
450.3 452.5 424.9
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
164.9 164.4 153.4
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
1,494.2 1,508.3 1,481.5
Accommodation and food services
13,593.8 13,613.1 13,334.5
Accommodation
1,899.6 1,911.3 1,882.8
Food services and drinking places
11,694.2 11,701.8 11,451.7
Other services
5,790 5,790 5,676
Repair and maintenance
1,296.5 1,297.6 1,275.9
Personal and laundry services
1,511.0 1,509.6 1,461.9
Membership associations and organizations
2,982.2 2,982.5 2,938.2
Government
22,692 22,810 22,636
Federal
2,819 2,794 2,837
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
2,190.8 2,180.9 2,199.8
U.S. Postal Service
628.0 613.4 637.4
State government
5,177 5,249 5,190
State government education
2,530.0 2,600.9 2,524.2
State government, excluding education
2,646.7 2,648.2 2,665.9
Local government
14,696 14,767 14,609
Local government education
8,293.2 8,333.5 8,246.2
Local government, excluding education
6,402.5 6,433.1 6,363.2
   

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