Table 3. Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth and declines

Table 3. Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth and declines
(Numbers in thousands)
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                                                    |                                    |                     |            | Compound annual
                                                    |                                    |       Employment    |    Change  |  rate of change
                      Industry                      |             Major sector           |---------------------|------------|----------------
                                                    |                                    |   2014   |   2024   |   2014-24  |      2014-24   
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                                                                                       Largest Growth                                        
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Construction                                        |Construction                        |  6,138.4 |  6,928.8 |    790.4   |        1.2     
Home health care services                           |Health care and social assistance   |  1,262.2 |  2,022.6 |    760.4   |        4.8     
Nursing and residential care facilities             |Health care and social assistance   |  3,261.0 |  3,996.7 |    735.7   |        2.1     
Food services and drinking places                   |Leisure and hospitality             | 10,717.0 | 11,375.0 |    658.0   |        0.6     
Offices of physicians                               |Health care and social assistance   |  2,470.2 |  2,992.9 |    522.7   |        1.9     
Local government educational services compensation  |State and local government          |  7,791.2 |  8,217.6 |    426.4   |        0.5     
Employment services                                 |Professional and business services  |  3,421.0 |  3,845.8 |    424.8   |        1.2     
Computer systems design and related services        |Professional and business services  |  1,777.7 |  2,186.6 |    408.9   |        2.1     
Hospitals; private                                  |Health care and social assistance   |  4,784.3 |  5,179.2 |    394.9   |        0.8     
Offices of other health practitioners               |Health care and social assistance   |    784.2 |  1,136.5 |    352.3   |        3.8     
Outpatient care centers                             |Health care and social assistance   |    711.1 |  1,059.2 |    348.1   |        4.1     
Management, scientific, and technical consulting    |                                    |          |          |            |                
 services                                           |Professional and business services  |  1,244.4 |  1,573.7 |    329.3   |        2.4     
Wholesale trade                                     |Wholesale trade                     |  5,826.0 |  6,151.4 |    325.4   |        0.5     
Individual and family services                      |Health care and social assistance   |  2,032.5 |  2,318.8 |    286.3   |        1.3     
General Merchandise stores                          |Retail trade                        |  3,113.6 |  3,376.8 |    263.2   |        0.8     
Retail, except motor vehicle and parts dealers,     |                                    |          |          |            |           
 food and beverage stores, and general              |                                    |          |          |            | 
 merchandise stores                                 |Retail trade                        |  7,395.6 |  7,646.6 |    251.0   |        0.3     
Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and        |                                    |          |          |            |                
 professional schools; private                      |Educational services; private       |  1,777.2 |  1,997.2 |    220.0   |        1.2     
Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial|                                    |          |          |            |                
 investments and related activities                 |Financial activities                |    877.6 |  1,074.2 |    196.6   |        2.0     
Offices of dentists                                 |Health care and social assistance   |    891.1 |  1,050.9 |    159.8   |        1.7     
Motor vehicle and parts dealers                     |Retail trade                        |  1,861.3 |  2,017.2 |    155.9   |        0.8     
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                                                                                       Largest Declines                                      
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Postal Service                                      |Federal government                  |   593.0  |    427.9 |   -165.1   |       -3.2     
Federal non-defense government compensation         |Federal government                  | 1,514.8  |  1,404.3 |   -110.5   |       -0.8     
Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory          |                                    |          |          |            |                
 publishers                                         |Information                         |   412.3  |    309.0 |   -103.3   |       -2.8     
Wired telecommunications carriers                   |Information                         |   607.0  |    509.2 |    -97.8   |       -1.7     
Federal defense government compensation             |Federal government                  |   522.2  |    440.0 |    -82.2   |       -1.7     
Printing and related support activities             |Manufacturing                       |   452.7  |    371.3 |    -81.4   |       -2.0     
Apparel, leather, and allied manufacturing          |Manufacturing                       |   168.5  |     91.7 |    -76.8   |       -5.9     
Crop production                                     |Agriculture                         |   765.6  |    699.9 |    -65.7   |       -0.9     
Plastics product manufacturing                      |Manufacturing                       |   541.6  |    478.5 |    -63.1   |       -1.2     
Textile mills and textile product mills             |Manufacturing                       |   232.1  |    174.2 |    -57.9   |       -2.8     
Other miscellaneous manufacturing                   |Manufacturing                       |   275.2  |    219.3 |    -55.9   |       -2.2     
Electric power generation, transmission and         |                                    |          |          |            |                
 distribution                                       |Utilities                           |   392.1  |    351.3 |    -40.8   |       -1.1     
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control|                                    |          |          |            |                
 instruments manufacturing                          |Manufacturing                       |   388.3  |    353.1 |    -35.2   |       -0.9     
Semiconductor and other electronic component        |                                    |          |          |            |                
 manufacturing                                      |Manufacturing                       |   367.8  |    332.7 |    -35.1   |       -1.0     
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing     |Manufacturing                       |   162.8  |    135.5 |    -27.3   |       -1.8     
Travel arrangement and reservation services         |Professional business services      |   195.7  |    168.9 |    -26.8   |       -1.5     
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing           |Manufacturing                       |   488.4  |    464.1 |    -24.3   |       -0.5     
Communications equipment manufacturing              |Manufacturing                       |    93.5  |     69.5 |    -24.0   |       -2.9     
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing                   |Manufacturing                       |   536.6  |    514.0 |    -22.6   |       -0.4     
Federal enterprises except the Postal Service and   |                                    |          |          |            |                
 electric utilities                                 |Federal government                  |    81.1  |     58.9 |    -22.2   |       -3.1     
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   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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