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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    
 
 
    May 2018
Thousands of Persons
Name Period Value Preceding
Period
Year Ago
from Period
Total nonfarm
May 2018 149,309 148,366 146,937
Total private
May 2018 126,650 125,659 124,287
Goods-producing
May 2018 20,664 20,403 20,051
Mining and logging
May 2018 732 721 672
Logging
May 2018 47.2 47.6 48.9
Mining
May 2018 684.4 673.0 622.9
Oil and gas extraction
May 2018 150.7 149.1 144.3
Mining, except oil and gas
May 2018 190.2 185.3 186.3
Coal mining
May 2018 52.9 52.8 51.6
Support activities for mining
May 2018 343.5 338.6 292.3
Construction
May 2018 7,281 7,083 6,990
Construction of buildings
May 2018 1,600.1 1,576.2 1,535.4
Residential building
May 2018 791.8 776.0 746.7
Nonresidential building
May 2018 808.3 800.2 788.7
Heavy and civil engineering construction
May 2018 1,040.4 989.2 1,021.4
Specialty trade contractors
May 2018 4,640.8 4,517.3 4,432.7
Residential specialty trade contractors
May 2018 2,041.9 1,983.8 1,954.2
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
May 2018 2,598.9 2,533.5 2,478.5
Manufacturing
May 2018 12,651 12,599 12,389
Durable goods
May 2018 7,916 7,887 7,711
Wood products
May 2018 406.5 402.5 396.7
Nonmetallic mineral products
May 2018 424.0 420.0 413.9
Primary metals
May 2018 379.1 380.0 370.8
Fabricated metal products
May 2018 1,480.9 1,476.5 1,423.3
Machinery
May 2018 1,118.4 1,112.4 1,073.4
Computer and electronic products
May 2018 1,062.1 1,058.2 1,036.3
Computer and peripheral equipment
May 2018 169.1 169.0 157.5
Communication equipment
May 2018 85.8 85.3 86.4
Semiconductors and electronic components
May 2018 368.5 367.7 359.9
Electronic instruments
May 2018 406.8 404.6 398.9
Electrical equipment and appliances
May 2018 401.9 400.0 382.8
Transportation equipment
May 2018 1,653.8 1,652.7 1,630.1
Motor vehicles and parts
May 2018 957.0 963.0 954.7
Furniture and related products
May 2018 391.9 389.6 394.0
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
May 2018 597.0 595.4 589.7
Nondurable goods
May 2018 4,735 4,712 4,678
Food manufacturing
May 2018 1,614.4 1,606.4 1,579.8
Textile mills
May 2018 112.2 111.2 112.3
Textile product mills
May 2018 109.9 110.6 115.2
Apparel
May 2018 116.2 117.6 120.5
Paper and paper products
May 2018 374.4 373.3 369.1
Printing and related support activities
May 2018 433.3 432.9 439.7
Petroleum and coal products
May 2018 116.0 113.8 115.4
Chemicals
May 2018 824.9 824.6 820.1
Plastics and rubber products
May 2018 728.9 725.6 713.8
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
May 2018 305.0 296.4 291.6
Private service-providing
May 2018 105,986 105,256 104,236
Trade, transportation, and utilities
May 2018 27,694 27,493 27,340
Wholesale trade
May 2018 5,960.2 5,936.3 5,893.4
Durable goods
May 2018 3,008.7 3,001.5 2,957.2
Nondurable goods
May 2018 2,053.3 2,042.1 2,048.8
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
May 2018 898.2 892.7 887.4
Retail trade
May 2018 15,899.5 15,771.7 15,769.0
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
May 2018 2,033.4 2,023.4 2,011.3
Automobile dealers
May 2018 1,305.5 1,302.4 1,295.8
Furniture and home furnishings stores
May 2018 477.1 476.4 469.2
Electronics and appliance stores
May 2018 493.0 493.3 498.1
Building material and garden supply stores
May 2018 1,391.5 1,360.3 1,335.9
Food and beverage stores
May 2018 3,092.0 3,068.6 3,080.3
Health and personal care stores
May 2018 1,050.7 1,050.5 1,065.2
Gasoline stations
May 2018 941.8 929.8 933.6
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
May 2018 1,334.2 1,317.6 1,343.0
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
May 2018 576.9 573.6 581.3
General merchandise stores
May 2018 3,085.8 3,073.5 3,057.5
Department stores
. . . .
Miscellaneous store retailers
May 2018 837.8 818.0 833.6
Nonstore retailers
May 2018 585.3 586.7 560.0
Transportation and warehousing
May 2018 5,280.2 5,231.3 5,124.6
Air transportation
May 2018 503.9 501.3 492.7
Rail transportation
May 2018 212.5 212.5 217.1
Water transportation
May 2018 65.7 64.2 66.1
Truck transportation
May 2018 1,475.9 1,458.1 1,451.1
Transit and ground passenger transportation
May 2018 513.0 509.0 511.6
Pipeline transportation
May 2018 47.0 46.8 48.1
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
May 2018 37.7 31.1 39.4
Support activities for transportation
May 2018 705.0 705.7 685.5
Couriers and messengers
May 2018 699.7 691.0 637.2
Warehousing and storage
May 2018 1,019.8 1,011.6 975.8
Utilities
May 2018 553.6 554.1 553.4
Information
May 2018 2,771 2,763 2,789
Publishing industries, except Internet
May 2018 710.2 709.0 720.1
Motion picture and sound recording industries
May 2018 427.7 419.3 430.4
Broadcasting, except Internet
May 2018 260.5 263.1 264.2
Telecommunications
May 2018 757.5 758.7 779.4
Data processing, hosting and related services
May 2018 326.3 326.4 316.5
Other information services
May 2018 289.1 286.2 278.7
Financial activities
May 2018 8,545 8,509 8,419
Finance and insurance
May 2018 6,306.4 6,294.8 6,242.7
Monetary authorities - central bank
May 2018 19.0 18.9 18.9
Credit intermediation and related activities
May 2018 2,662.1 2,655.7 2,641.8
Depository credit intermediation
May 2018 1,722.6 1,717.3 1,714.4
Commercial banking
May 2018 1,326.3 1,323.3 1,325.0
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
May 2018 957.7 958.7 932.0
Insurance carriers and related activities
May 2018 2,667.6 2,661.5 2,650.0
Real estate and rental and leasing
May 2018 2,238.1 2,213.7 2,176.6
Real estate
May 2018 1,623.1 1,612.6 1,587.6
Rental and leasing services
May 2018 590.4 576.9 564.9
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
May 2018 24.6 24.2 24.1
Professional and business services
May 2018 20,908 20,815 20,417
Professional and technical services
May 2018 9,131.8 9,217.6 8,920.5
Legal services
May 2018 1,133.1 1,131.5 1,134.0
Accounting and bookkeeping services
May 2018 955.2 1,080.7 943.9
Architectural and engineering services
May 2018 1,465.4 1,455.0 1,429.5
Computer systems design and related services
May 2018 2,095.3 2,085.3 2,030.1
Management and technical consulting services
May 2018 1,440.5 1,430.9 1,394.5
Management of companies and enterprises
May 2018 2,322.7 2,306.3 2,287.0
Administrative and waste services
May 2018 9,453.6 9,291.3 9,209.3
Administrative and support services
May 2018 9,026.6 8,869.0 8,796.2
Employment services
May 2018 3,698.9 3,641.1 3,587.4
Temporary help services
May 2018 3,012.9 2,963.6 2,926.5
Business support services
May 2018 900.0 901.0 894.1
Services to buildings and dwellings
May 2018 2,252.6 2,163.4 2,200.6
Waste management and remediation services
May 2018 427.0 422.3 413.1
Education and health services
May 2018 23,632 23,695 23,195
Educational services
May 2018 3,759.2 3,882.0 3,711.8
Health care and social assistance
May 2018 19,872.4 19,813.1 19,483.3
Health care
May 2018 15,975.7 15,933.1 15,660.0
Ambulatory health care services
May 2018 7,469.9 7,442.3 7,262.0
Offices of physicians
May 2018 2,632.8 2,627.8 2,571.5
Outpatient care centers
May 2018 929.5 924.3 889.3
Home health care services
May 2018 1,453.8 1,445.2 1,411.5
Hospitals
May 2018 5,153.5 5,150.8 5,054.1
Nursing and residential care facilities
May 2018 3,352.3 3,340.0 3,343.9
Nursing care facilities
May 2018 1,612.4 1,606.7 1,627.4
Social assistance
May 2018 3,896.7 3,880.0 3,823.3
Child day care services
May 2018 958.8 953.0 960.2
Leisure and hospitality
May 2018 16,547 16,137 16,285
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
May 2018 2,431.7 2,278.1 2,403.6
Performing arts and spectator sports
May 2018 532.5 511.6 519.6
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
May 2018 174.9 169.2 172.1
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
May 2018 1,724.3 1,597.3 1,711.9
Accommodation and food services
May 2018 14,115.2 13,858.4 13,881.2
Accommodation
May 2018 2,023.8 1,978.3 2,005.1
Food services and drinking places
May 2018 12,091.4 11,880.1 11,876.1
Other services
May 2018 5,889 5,844 5,791
Repair and maintenance
May 2018 1,330.0 1,321.5 1,316.0
Personal and laundry services
May 2018 1,537.0 1,521.2 1,490.9
Membership associations and organizations
May 2018 3,021.8 3,001.1 2,983.6
Government
May 2018 22,659 22,707 22,650
Federal
May 2018 2,782 2,784 2,806
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
May 2018 2,178.4 2,175.6 2,189.2
U.S. Postal Service
May 2018 603.9 608.4 616.5
State government
May 2018 5,132 5,273 5,174
State government education
May 2018 2,460.8 2,611.1 2,494.6
State government, excluding education
May 2018 2,671.4 2,661.7 2,678.9
Local government
May 2018 14,745 14,650 14,670
Local government education
May 2018 8,266.0 8,252.2 8,240.2
Local government, excluding education
May 2018 6,479.2 6,397.5 6,429.9
   

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