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Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail
[In thousands]

Industry Not seasonally

Total nonfarm

Total private


Mining and logging



Oil and gas extraction

Mining, except oil and gas

Coal mining

Metal ore mining

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

Support activities for mining


Construction of buildings

Residential building

Nonresidential building

Heavy and civil engineering construction

Specialty trade contractors

Residential specialty trade contractors

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors


Durable goods

Wood products

Nonmetallic mineral products

Primary metals

Fabricated metal products


Computer and electronic products

Computer and peripheral equipment

Communications equipment

Semiconductors and electronic components

Electronic instruments

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

Electrical equipment and appliances

Transportation equipment(1)

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

Furniture and related products

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

Nondurable goods

Food manufacturing

Textile mills

Textile product mills


Paper and paper products

Printing and related support activities

Petroleum and coal products


Plastics and rubber products

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

Private service-providing

Trade, transportation, and utilities

Wholesale trade

Durable goods

Nondurable goods

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

Retail trade

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

Automobile dealers

Other motor vehicle dealers

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

Furniture and home furnishings stores

Electronics and appliance stores

Building material and garden supply stores

Food and beverage stores

Health and personal care stores

Gasoline stations

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

General merchandise stores

Department stores

Other general merchandise stores

Miscellaneous store retailers

Nonstore retailers

Transportation and warehousing

Air transportation

Rail transportation

Water transportation

Truck transportation

Transit and ground passenger transportation

Pipeline transportation

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

Support activities for transportation

Couriers and messengers

Warehousing and storage



Publishing industries, except Internet

Motion picture and sound recording industries

Broadcasting, except Internet


Data processing, hosting and related services

Other information services

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Monetary authorities - central bank

Credit intermediation and related activities

Depository credit intermediation(1)

Commercial banking

Nondepository credit intermediation

Activities related to credit intermediation

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

Insurance carriers and related activities

Real estate and rental and leasing

Real estate

Rental and leasing services

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

Professional and business services

Professional and technical services

Legal services

Accounting and bookkeeping services

Architectural and engineering services

Specialized design services

Computer systems design and related services

Management and technical consulting services

Scientific research and development services

Advertising and related services

Other professional and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

Administrative and support services

Office administrative services

Facilities support services

Employment services(1)

Temporary help services

Business support services

Travel arrangement and reservation services

Investigation and security services

Services to buildings and dwellings

Other support services

Waste management and remediation services

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Health care(3)

Ambulatory health care services

Offices of physicians

Offices of dentists

Offices of other health practitioners

Outpatient care centers

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

Home health care services

Other ambulatory health care services


Nursing and residential care facilities

Nursing care facilities

Residential mental health facilities

Community care facilities for the elderly

Other residential care facilities

Social assistance

Individual and family services

Emergency and other relief services

Vocational rehabilitation services

Child day care services

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Performing arts and spectator sports

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

Accommodation and food services


Food services and drinking places

Other services

Repair and maintenance

Personal and laundry services

Membership associations and organizations



Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service

State government

State government education

State government, excluding education

Local government

Local government education

Local government, excluding education

(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
(3) Includes ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.

Note: p = preliminary.


Last Modified Date: February 5, 2016