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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    
 
 
    Aug 2018
Thousands of Persons
Name Period Value Preceding
Period
Year Ago
from Period
Total nonfarm
Aug 2018 149,226 148,892 146,801
Total private
Aug 2018 127,912 127,813 125,528
Goods-producing
Aug 2018 21,083 21,049 20,481
Mining and logging
Aug 2018 760 750 698
Logging
Aug 2018 49.7 49.9 50.6
Mining
Aug 2018 710.3 700.3 647.1
Oil and gas extraction
Aug 2018 154.3 154.7 146.2
Mining, except oil and gas
Aug 2018 194.7 193.6 190.1
Coal mining
Aug 2018 53.2 52.9 52.7
Support activities for mining
Aug 2018 361.3 352.0 310.8
Construction
Aug 2018 7,515 7,495 7,228
Construction of buildings
Aug 2018 1,654.0 1,653.8 1,583.1
Residential building
Aug 2018 819.4 820.2 768.2
Nonresidential building
Aug 2018 834.6 833.6 814.9
Heavy and civil engineering construction
Aug 2018 1,086.8 1,084.6 1,062.4
Specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 4,774.5 4,756.9 4,582.9
Residential specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 2,101.9 2,090.6 2,018.5
Nonresidential specialty trade contractors
Aug 2018 2,672.6 2,666.3 2,564.4
Manufacturing
Aug 2018 12,808 12,804 12,555
Durable goods
Aug 2018 7,980 7,985 7,781
Wood products
Aug 2018 408.1 410.1 400.8
Nonmetallic mineral products
Aug 2018 426.7 426.6 419.9
Primary metals
Aug 2018 381.5 380.9 374.8
Fabricated metal products
Aug 2018 1,498.4 1,498.7 1,436.1
Machinery
Aug 2018 1,131.3 1,136.0 1,087.6
Computer and electronic products
Aug 2018 1,070.9 1,075.1 1,046.3
Computer and peripheral equipment
Aug 2018 169.7 170.6 161.2
Communication equipment
Aug 2018 84.0 86.0 87.4
Semiconductors and electronic components
Aug 2018 371.4 373.5 361.9
Electronic instruments
Aug 2018 413.1 412.7 401.6
Electrical equipment and appliances
Aug 2018 408.5 408.7 391.0
Transportation equipment
Aug 2018 1,662.0 1,653.5 1,636.5
Motor vehicles and parts
Aug 2018 951.4 942.0 956.3
Furniture and related products
Aug 2018 393.9 394.2 395.4
Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing
Aug 2018 599.1 601.4 592.1
Nondurable goods
Aug 2018 4,828 4,819 4,774
Food manufacturing
Aug 2018 1,680.7 1,671.2 1,651.8
Textile mills
Aug 2018 112.5 111.7 111.7
Textile product mills
Aug 2018 112.2 111.5 115.3
Apparel
Aug 2018 114.0 113.6 118.0
Paper and paper products
Aug 2018 378.1 377.2 369.3
Printing and related support activities
Aug 2018 434.2 435.0 442.6
Petroleum and coal products
Aug 2018 120.6 120.5 118.5
Chemicals
Aug 2018 839.4 836.3 825.1
Plastics and rubber products
Aug 2018 725.6 731.1 721.0
Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing
Aug 2018 310.5 311.2 300.4
Private service-providing
Aug 2018 106,829 106,764 105,047
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Aug 2018 27,767 27,773 27,449
Wholesale trade
Aug 2018 6,026.5 6,011.2 5,932.5
Durable goods
Aug 2018 3,044.0 3,034.2 2,980.5
Nondurable goods
Aug 2018 2,064.6 2,061.8 2,052.4
Electronic markets and agents and brokers
Aug 2018 917.9 915.2 899.6
Retail trade
Aug 2018 15,900.1 15,947.6 15,843.9
Motor vehicles and parts dealers
Aug 2018 2,051.7 2,049.6 2,022.7
Automobile dealers
Aug 2018 1,315.3 1,314.1 1,301.4
Furniture and home furnishings stores
Aug 2018 476.1 477.1 470.4
Electronics and appliance stores
Aug 2018 491.6 491.3 494.2
Building material and garden supply stores
Aug 2018 1,305.6 1,346.3 1,277.9
Food and beverage stores
Aug 2018 3,119.9 3,123.7 3,104.1
Health and personal care stores
Aug 2018 1,046.9 1,048.2 1,053.5
Gasoline stations
Aug 2018 950.3 951.3 946.3
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
Aug 2018 1,367.6 1,377.8 1,363.4
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores
Aug 2018 558.1 550.8 592.5
General merchandise stores
Aug 2018 3,098.5 3,097.9 3,113.7
Department stores
. . . .
Miscellaneous store retailers
Aug 2018 838.5 840.6 837.9
Nonstore retailers
Aug 2018 595.3 593.0 567.3
Transportation and warehousing
Aug 2018 5,287.3 5,258.8 5,116.4
Air transportation
Aug 2018 509.2 509.2 498.6
Rail transportation
Aug 2018 214.4 214.4 214.6
Water transportation
Aug 2018 68.8 69.1 67.4
Truck transportation
Aug 2018 1,506.5 1,493.5 1,470.5
Transit and ground passenger transportation
Aug 2018 434.3 430.9 425.5
Pipeline transportation
Aug 2018 46.9 47.3 48.0
Scenic and sightseeing transportation
Aug 2018 45.8 46.1 46.7
Support activities for transportation
Aug 2018 715.1 711.9 695.2
Couriers and messengers
Aug 2018 715.3 708.5 658.9
Warehousing and storage
Aug 2018 1,031.0 1,027.9 991.0
Utilities
Aug 2018 552.6 555.2 556.3
Information
Aug 2018 2,782 2,785 2,805
Publishing industries, except Internet
Aug 2018 716.9 716.3 722.9
Motion picture and sound recording industries
Aug 2018 421.3 422.9 434.0
Broadcasting, except Internet
Aug 2018 262.5 260.9 262.0
Telecommunications
Aug 2018 752.5 758.7 779.5
Data processing, hosting and related services
Aug 2018 330.0 328.7 318.8
Other information services
Aug 2018 298.3 297.1 287.3
Financial activities
Aug 2018 8,654 8,660 8,542
Finance and insurance
Aug 2018 6,353.4 6,359.9 6,306.7
Monetary authorities - central bank
Aug 2018 19.4 19.5 19.1
Credit intermediation and related activities
Aug 2018 2,679.6 2,683.2 2,672.2
Depository credit intermediation
Aug 2018 1,726.6 1,731.3 1,723.4
Commercial banking
Aug 2018 1,325.8 1,330.2 1,330.4
Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts
Aug 2018 977.3 974.8 954.4
Insurance carriers and related activities
Aug 2018 2,677.1 2,682.4 2,661.0
Real estate and rental and leasing
Aug 2018 2,300.3 2,300.5 2,235.0
Real estate
Aug 2018 1,657.5 1,658.2 1,620.4
Rental and leasing services
Aug 2018 617.1 616.3 590.0
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets
Aug 2018 25.7 26.0 24.6
Professional and business services
Aug 2018 21,215 21,139 20,679
Professional and technical services
Aug 2018 9,272.1 9,264.6 9,020.8
Legal services
Aug 2018 1,136.8 1,147.6 1,137.6
Accounting and bookkeeping services
Aug 2018 959.8 955.7 938.3
Architectural and engineering services
Aug 2018 1,507.0 1,504.4 1,457.6
Computer systems design and related services
Aug 2018 2,126.5 2,125.8 2,058.9
Management and technical consulting services
Aug 2018 1,462.5 1,458.1 1,414.9
Management of companies and enterprises
Aug 2018 2,346.6 2,347.5 2,309.8
Administrative and waste services
Aug 2018 9,596.5 9,526.7 9,348.4
Administrative and support services
Aug 2018 9,159.7 9,087.9 8,929.4
Employment services
Aug 2018 3,758.6 3,693.5 3,651.1
Temporary help services
Aug 2018 3,065.0 3,000.2 2,981.2
Business support services
Aug 2018 902.1 894.9 897.5
Services to buildings and dwellings
Aug 2018 2,304.8 2,312.6 2,243.2
Waste management and remediation services
Aug 2018 436.8 438.8 419.0
Education and health services
Aug 2018 23,411 23,322 22,938
Educational services
Aug 2018 3,443.0 3,423.0 3,364.9
Health care and social assistance
Aug 2018 19,968.3 19,899.0 19,572.9
Health care
Aug 2018 16,100.1 16,058.3 15,793.2
Ambulatory health care services
Aug 2018 7,531.7 7,502.6 7,330.7
Offices of physicians
Aug 2018 2,644.3 2,641.6 2,597.0
Outpatient care centers
Aug 2018 935.6 935.2 903.1
Home health care services
Aug 2018 1,472.6 1,459.3 1,422.9
Hospitals
Aug 2018 5,194.9 5,187.6 5,096.9
Nursing and residential care facilities
Aug 2018 3,373.5 3,368.1 3,365.6
Nursing care facilities
Aug 2018 1,614.5 1,613.1 1,635.2
Social assistance
Aug 2018 3,868.2 3,840.7 3,779.7
Child day care services
Aug 2018 905.8 871.9 908.7
Leisure and hospitality
Aug 2018 17,082 17,149 16,809
Arts, entertainment, and recreation
Aug 2018 2,652.1 2,717.6 2,635.9
Performing arts and spectator sports
Aug 2018 510.7 517.8 526.5
Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
Aug 2018 187.8 193.0 180.9
Amusements, gambling, and recreation
Aug 2018 1,953.6 2,006.8 1,928.5
Accommodation and food services
Aug 2018 14,429.4 14,431.8 14,173.2
Accommodation
Aug 2018 2,182.1 2,199.7 2,145.0
Food services and drinking places
Aug 2018 12,247.3 12,232.1 12,028.2
Other services
Aug 2018 5,918 5,936 5,825
Repair and maintenance
Aug 2018 1,325.1 1,325.5 1,311.8
Personal and laundry services
Aug 2018 1,540.3 1,533.5 1,495.2
Membership associations and organizations
Aug 2018 3,052.9 3,077.0 3,018.1
Government
Aug 2018 21,314 21,079 21,273
Federal
Aug 2018 2,806 2,811 2,811
Federal, except U.S. Postal Service
Aug 2018 2,202.2 2,205.8 2,201.6
U.S. Postal Service
Aug 2018 603.5 605.0 609.4
State government
Aug 2018 4,840 4,797 4,861
State government education
Aug 2018 2,159.8 2,113.5 2,171.2
State government, excluding education
Aug 2018 2,680.4 2,683.7 2,689.6
Local government
Aug 2018 13,668 13,471 13,601
Local government education
Aug 2018 7,002.2 6,742.5 6,960.7
Local government, excluding education
Aug 2018 6,665.5 6,728.7 6,640.7
   

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