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Notice of Series Changes with the Update to the North American Industry Classification System 2007 and Annual Benchmark Release on February 1, 2008

With the release of January 2008 data on February 1, 2008, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program updated its National Nonfarm Payroll series to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007 from the NAICS 2002 basis and also released the annual benchmark revision. For more information about NAICS in the CES program, see www.bls.gov/ces/naics/home.htm.

Update to NAICS 2007

The conversion to NAICS 2007 resulted in minor definitional changes within manufacturing, telecommunications, financial activities, and professional and technical services. Several industry titles and descriptions also were updated.

Detailed tables on series affected by the update to NAICS 2007:

Note: Under NAICS 2007, Press Release table B-1 is the only Press Release table with minor changes. These changes are composed of one discontinued employment series and three title changes.

For more information on NAICS 2007, see www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html.

Changes as a Result of Annual Sample Review.

All CES series are evaluated annually for sample size, coverage, and response rates. Some very small industries no longer have sufficient sample to be estimated and published separately. The following series were discontinued:

The CES survey also updated industry titles to reflect similar changes in the NAICS 2007 update. The scope of each industry is not affected by the title changes.

Discontinued NAICS 2002 series and reclassification into NAICS 2007
NAICS 2002CES NAICS 2002 TabcodeCES NAICS 2002 IndustryReclassification

516

50-516000Internet publishing and broadcastingMoved into new NAICS 2007 industry Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals (50-519130)

517212

50-517212Cellular and other wireless carriersCombined with paging (517211) as Wireless telecommunications carriers (50-517200)

5173

50-517300Telecommunications resellersMoved to Other telecommunications (50-517900) as Telecommunications resellers (50-517911)

5175

50-517500Cable and other program distributionMoved into Wired telecommunications carriers (50-517100)

5181

50-518100ISPs and web search portalsMoved the Web search portals portion to Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals (50-519130); Moved ISPs providing services via client-supplied telecommunications connection portion to Other telecommunications (50-517900); Moved the Broadband internet service providers (e.g., cable, DSL) portion to Wired telecommunications carriers (50-517100)

 

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New series as a result of NAICS 2007
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeCES NAICS 2007 IndustryComposed of NAICS 2002 industries

5179

50-517900Other telecommunicationsOther telecommunications (50-517900) and Telecommunications resellers (50-517300)

517911

50-517911Telecommunications resellersTelecommunications resellers (50-517300)

51911,2,9

50-519190All other information servicesOther information services (50-519000)

51913

50-519130Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portalsInternet publishing and broadcasting (50-516000) and the web search portals portion of (50-518000)

561311

60-561311Employment placement agenciesEmployment placement agencies (60-561310)

561312

60-561312Executive search servicesA portion of Human resource consulting services (60-541612)

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Change in scope due to NAICS 2007
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeCES NAICS 2007 IndustryComposed of NAICS 2002 industries

33422

31-334220Broadcasting and wireless communications equipmentA portion of Broadcasting and wireless communications equipment (31-334220) devoted to communications signal testing and evaluation equipment was moved to Electricity and signal testing instruments (31-334515)

334515

31-334515Electricity and signal testing instrumentsA portion of Broadcasting and wireless communications equipment (31-334220) devoted to communications signal testing and evaluation equipment was added to Electricity and signal testing instruments (31-334515)

33911

31-339100Medical equipment and suppliesLaboratory apparatus and furniture manufacturing was removed from 31-339100 and reclassified into Industrial machinery (31-333200), AC, refrigeration, and forced air heating (31-333415), All other general purpose machinery (31-333900), Surgical appliances and supplies (31-339113), and Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture (31-337129)

3332

31-333200Industrial machineryLaboratory distilling equipment was removed from Medical equipment and supplies (31-339100) and added into Industrial machinery (31-333200)

333415

31-333415AC, refrigeration, and forced air heatingLaboratory freezers was removed from Medical equipment supplies (31-339100) and added into AC, refrigeration, and forced air heating (31-334150)

339

31-339000Miscellaneous manufacturingLaboratory furnaces and ovens, Laboratory scales and balances, and Laboratory centrifuges was removed from Medical equipment and supplies (31-339100) and added into All other general purpose machinery (31-339000)

339113

31-339113Surgical appliances and suppliesAll other laboratory apparatus and furniture except laboratory distilling equipment, freezers, furnaces, ovens, scales, balances, centrifuges, and furniture was removed from Medical equipment and supplies (31-339100) and added to Surgical appliances and supplies (31-339113)

337129

31-337129Miscellaneous household and institutional furnitureLaboratory furniture (e.g., stools, tables, benches) was removed from Medical equipment and supplies (31-339100) and added to Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture (31-337129)

31521

32-315210Cut and sew apparel contractorsEmbroidery contractors removed from Cut and sew apparel contractors (32-315210) and added to All other textile product mills (32-31499)

31499

32-314990All other textile product millsEmbroidery contractors from Cut and sew apparel contractors (32-315210) were added to All other textile product mills (32-314990)

32619

32-326190Other plastics productsInflatable plastics boats was removed from Other plastic products (32-326190) and moved to Boat building (31-336612)

336612

31-336612Boat buildingInflatable plastics boats from Other plastic products (32-326190) and Inflatable rubber boats from All other rubber products (32-326299) was added to Boat building (31-336612)

326291

32-326291Rubber product manufacturing for mechanical useRubber tubing for mechanical use was removed from Rubber product manufacturing for mechanical use (32-326291) and added to All other rubber products (32-326299)

326299

32-326299All other rubber productsRubber tubing for mechanical use was added to All other rubber products (32-326299), while inflatable rubber boats was moved to Boat building (31-336612)

5171

50-517100Wired telecommunications carriersThe broadband internet service providers (e.g., cable, DSL) portion of 50-518000 and moved to Wired telecommunications carriers (50-517110) along with Cable and other program distribution (50-517500)

5172

50-517200Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)Paging (50-517211) and Cellular and other wireless carriers (50-517212) were discontinued and moved into Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) (50-517200)

517911

50-517911Telecommunications resellersTelecommunications resellers (50-517310) was moved to Other telecommunications into Telecommunications resellers (50-517911)

5191

50-519100Other information servicesAll of Internet publishing and broadcasting (50-516000) and the Web search portals portion of 50-518100 was added into Other information services (50-519100), specifically into Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals (50-519130)

51913

50-519130Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portalsAll of Internet publishing and broadcasting (50-516000) and the Web search portals portion of (50-518100) into Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals (50-519130)

518

50-518000Data processing, hosting and related servicesMoved the Web search portals portion of 50-518000 to Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals (50-519130) and moved the Internet service providers providing services via client-supplied telecommunications connection portion of 50-518000 to Other telecommunications (50-517900). Also moved the Broadband Internet service providers (e.g., cable, DSL) portion of 50-518000 to Wired telecommunications carriers (50-517100)

5174,9

50-517900Other telecommunicationsTelecommunications resellers (50-517310) was added to Other telecommunications into Telecommunications resellers (50-517911)

5259

55-525900Other investment pools and fundsPortions of Other investment pools and funds (55-525900) were moved to Lessors of Residential Buildings (55-531110), Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (55-531120), Miniwarehouse and self-storage operators (55-531130), and Lessors of other real estate property (55-531190)

53111

55-531110Lessors of residential buildingsA portion of Other investment pools and funds (55-525900) dealing with hybrid or equity REITs primarily leasing residential buildings and dwellings were added to Lessors of residential buildings (55-531110)

53112

55-531120Lessors of nonresidential buildingsA portion of Other investment pools and funds (55-525900) dealing with hybrid or equity REITS primarily leasing nonresidential buildings were added to Lessors of nonresidential buildings (55-531120)

53113

55-531130Miniwarehouse and self-storage operatorsA portion of Other investment pools and funds (55-525900) dealing with hybrid or equity REITs primarily leasing miniwarehouses or self-storage units were added to Miniwarehouses and self-storage operators (55-531130)

53119

55-531190Lessors of other real estate propertyA portion of Other investment pools and funds (55-525900) dealing with hybrid or equity REITS primarily leasing other real estate property were added to Lessors of other real estate property (55-531190)

541612

60-541612Human resource consulting servicesExecutive search consulting services was moved out of Human resource consulting services (60-541612) and added into Employment placement agencies (60-561310) creating Executive search services (60-561312)

56131

60-561310Employment placement agencies and executive search agenciesExecutive search consulting services was moved out of Human resources consulting services (60-541612) and added into Employment placement agencies (60-56131)

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NAICS 2002 to NAICS 2007 Employment Ratios
CES NAICS 2002 TabcodeNAICS 2002 IndustryCES NAICS 2007 TabcodeNAICS 2007 IndustryRatio

31-334200

Communications equipment31-334200Communications equipment96.3

31-334200

Communications equipment31-334515Electricity and signal testing instruments3.7

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies31-333200Industrial machinery0.3

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies31-333400HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment0.1

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies31-333990All other general purpose machinery0.4

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies31-337129Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture0.9

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies31-339100Medical equipment and supplies98.4

32-315211

Men's cut and sew apparel contractors32-314990All other textile product mills21.0

32-315211

Men's cut and sew apparel contractors32-315211Men's cut and sew apparel contractors79.0

32-315212

Women's cut and sew apparel contractors32-314990All other textile product mills3.9

32-315212

Women's cut and sew apparel contractors32-315212Women's cut and sew apparel contractors96.1

32-326190

Other plastics products31-336612Boat Building0.2

32-326190

Other plastics products32-326190Other plastics products99.8

32-326291

Rubber products for mechanical use32-326291Rubber products for mechanical use91.7

32-326291

Rubber products for mechanical use32-326299All other rubber products8.3

32-326299

All other rubber products31-336612Boat Building0.7

32-326299

All other rubber products32-326299All other rubber products99.3

50-516000

Internet publishing and broadcasting50-519100All other information services100.0

50-517212

Cellular and other wireless carriers50-517200Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)100.0

50-517300

Telecommunications resellers50-517911Telecommunications resellers100.0

50-517500

Cable and other program distribution50-517100Wired telecommunications carriers100.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals50-517100Wired telecommunications carriers41.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals50-517919All other telecommunications28.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals50-519100All other information services31.1

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds55-525900Other investment pools and funds90.4

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds55-531110Lessors of residential buildings4.1

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds55-531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings3.7

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds55-531130Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators0.4

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds55-531190Lessors of other real estate property1.4

60-541612

Human resource consulting services60-541612Human resource consulting services72.9

60-541612

Human resource consulting services60-561312Executive search services27.1

60-561310

Employment placement agencies60-561311Employment placement agencies100.0

NOTE: This table shows ratios of employment from NAICS 2002 series to corresponding NAICS 2007 series. The table was prepared using second quarter 2007 data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program and can be used to evaluate correspondence between NAICS 2002 and NAICS 2007 in the CES series. For example, for CES NAICS 2002 series 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds, approximately 90 percent of the employment will go to CES NAICS 2007 series 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds, approximately 4 percent to 55-531110 Lessors of residential buildings, approximately 4 percent to 55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings, and approximately 1 percent to 55-531190 Lessors of other real estate property. Ratios may not add up to 100 percent for a CES NAICS 2002 series due to rounding.

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NAICS 2007 to NAICS 2002 Employment Ratios
CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeNAICS 2007 IndustryCES NAICS 2002 TabcodeNAICS 2002 IndustryRatio

31-333200

Industrial machinery31-333200Industrial machinery99.4

31-333200

Industrial machinery31-339100Medical equipment and supplies0.6

31-333400

HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment31-333400HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment99.9

31-333400

HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment31-339100Medical equipment and supplies0.1

31-333990

All other general purpose machinery31-333990All other general purpose machinery99.1

31-333990

All other general purpose machinery31-339100Medical equipment and supplies0.9

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments31-334515Electricity and signal testing instruments89.3

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments31-334200Communications equipment10.7

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments31-334515Electricity and signal testing instruments89.3

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments31-334220Broadcast and wireless communications equipment10.7

31-336612

Boat building31-336612Boat building98.4

31-336612

Boat building32-326190Other plastics products1.3

31-336612

Boat building32-326299All other rubber products0.3

31-337129

Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture31-337129Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture93.8

31-337129

Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture31-339100Medical equipment and supplies6.2

32-314990

All other textile product mills32-314990All other textile product mills88.3

32-314990

All other textile product mills32-315211Men's cut and sew apparel contractors6.7

32-314990

All other textile product mills32-315212Women's cut and sew apparel contractors5.0

32-315210

Cut and sew apparel contractors32-315212Women's cut and sew apparel contractors83.3

32-315210

Cut and sew apparel contractors32-315211Men's cut and sew apparel contractors16.7

32-326299

All other rubber products32-326299All other rubber products88.9

32-326299

All other rubber products32-326291Rubber products for mechanical use11.1

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers50-517100Wired telecommunications carriers71.6

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers50-517500Cable and other program distribution23.0

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers50-518100ISPs and web search portals5.4

50-517200

Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)50-517212Cellular and other wireless carriers92.0

50-517200

Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)50-517200Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)8.0

50-517900

Other telecommunications50-517300Telecommunications resellers72.6

50-517900

Other telecommunications50-518100ISPs and web search portals14.6

50-517900

Other telecommunications50-517900Satellite and other telecommunications12.7

50-517911

Telecommunications resellers50-517300Telecommunications resellers100.0

50-519130

Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals50-516000Internet publishing and broadcasting60.8

50-519130

Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals50-518100ISPs and web search portals39.2

55-531110

Lessors of residential buildings55-531110Lessors of residential buildings99.5

55-531110

Lessors of residential buildings55-525900Other investment pools and funds0.5

55-531120

Lessors of nonresidential buildings55-531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings98.9

55-531120

Lessors of nonresidential buildings55-525900Other investment pools and funds1.1

55-531130

Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators55-531130Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators99.5

55-531130

Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators55-525900Other investment pools and funds0.5

55-531190

Lessors of other real estate property55-531190Lessors of other real estate property98.5

55-531190

Lessors of other real estate property55-525900Other investment pools and funds1.5

60-561311

Employment placement agencies60-561310Employment placement agencies100.0

60-561312

Executive search services60-541612Human resource consulting services100.0

NOTE: This table shows ratios of employment from NAICS 2007 series to corresponding NAICS 2002 series. The table was prepared using second quarter 2007 data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program and can be used to evaluate correspondence between NAICS 2007 and NAICS 2002 in the CES series. For example, for CES NAICS 2007 series 55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings, approximately 99 percent of the employment comes from CES NAICS 2002 series 55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings, and approximately 1 percent from 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds. Ratios may not add up to 100 percent for a CES NAICS 2007 series due to rounding.

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Discontinued Employment Series
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeCES NAICS 2007 IndustryNext highest published level

333313

31-333313Office machineryCommercial and service industry machinery (31-333300)

333315

31-333315Photographic and photocopying equipmentCommercial and service industry machinery (31-333300)

333319

31-333319Miscellaneous commercial and service industry machineryCommercial and service industry machinery (31-333300)

33511

31-335110Electric lamp bulbs and partsElectric lighting equipment (31-335100 )

33512

31-335120Lighting fixturesElectric lighting equipment (31-335100 )

335211

31-335211Electric housewares and household fansSmall electrical appliances (31-335210)

335222

31-335222Household refrigerators and home freezersMajor appliances (31-335220)

335931

31-335931Current carrying devicesWiring devices (31-335930)

336311

31-336311Carburetors, pistons, rings, and valvesMotor vehicle gasoline engine parts (31-336310)

336312

31-336312Gasoline engine and engine partsMotor vehicle gasoline engine parts (31-336310)

31511

32-315110Hosiery and sock millsApparel knitting mills (32-315100)

315211

32-315211Men's cut and sew apparel contractorsCut and sew apparel contractors(32-315210)

315212

32-315212Women's cut and sew apparel contractorsCut and sew apparel contractors(32-315210)

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Discontinued Production Worker Hours and Earnings Series
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeCES NAICS 2007 Industry

32711

31-327110Pottery, ceramics, and plumbing fixtures

33149

31-331490Nonferrous metal, except CU and AL, shaping

332111

31-332111Iron and steel forging

332991

31-332991Ball and roller bearings

334511

31-334511Search, detection, and navigation instruments

335312

31-335312Motors and generators

335313

31-335313Switchgear and switchboard apparatus

336412

31-336412Aircraft engines and engine parts

336419

31-336419Guided missiles, space vehicles

31131

32-311310Sugar

45122

42-451220Prerecorded tape, CD, and record stores

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Discontinued Average Overtime Series
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeCES NAICS 2007 Industry

32711

31-327110Pottery, ceramics, and plumbing fixtures

33149

31-331490Nonferrous metal, except CU and AL, shaping

332111

31-332111Iron and steel forging

332991

31-332991Ball and roller bearings

334511

31-334511Search, detection, and navigation instruments

335312

31-335312Motors and generators

336412

31-336412Aircraft engines and engine parts

336419

31-336419Guided missiles, space vehicles

31131

32-311310Sugar

3169

32-316900Leather and hide tanning and finishing and other leather products

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Title Changes
NAICS 2007CES NAICS 2007 TabcodeOriginal CES NAICS 2007 IndustryNew CES NAICS 2007 Industry

4921

43-492100CouriersCouriers and express delivery services

49211

43-492110CouriersCouriers and express delivery services

5172

50-517200Wireless telecommunications carriersWireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)

5174,9

50-517900Satellite and other telecommunicationsOther telecommunications

518

50-518000Internet service providers, web search portals, and data processing servicesData processing, hosting and related services

5182

50-518200Data processing and related servicesData processing, hosting and related services

51821

50-518210Data processing and related servicesData processing, hosting and related services

54171

60-541710Physical, engineering, and biological researchResearch and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences

56131

60-561310Employment placement agenciesEmployment placement agencies and executive search agencies

561422

60-561422Telemarketing bureausTelemarketing bureaus and other contact centers

72

70-720000Accommodations and food servicesAccommodation and food services

721

70-721000AccommodationsAccommodation

7211

70-721100Traveler accommodations and other longer-term accommodationsTraveler accommodation and other longer-term accommodation

72119

70-721190Miscellaneous traveler accommodationsMiscellaneous traveler accommodation

721199

70-721199All other traveler accommodations and rooming and boarding housesAll other traveler accommodation and rooming and boarding houses

722212

70-722212CafeteriasCafeterias, grill buffets, and buffets

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Last Modified Date: August 2, 2019