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The classification system conversion information on this page details a prior conversion. More information about NAICS, previous versions of NAICS, and the current classification system can be obtained at www.bls.gov/ces/naics/home.htm.

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 2002 CES NAICS 2002 Tabcode CES NAICS 2002 Industry Reclassification

516

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

517212

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

5173

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

5175

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

5181

50-518100 ISPs and web search portals Moved 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 2007 CES NAICS 2007 Tabcode CES NAICS 2007 Industry Composed of NAICS 2002 industries

5179

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

517911

50-517911 Telecommunications resellers Telecommunications resellers (50-517300)

51911,2,9

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

51913

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

561311

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

561312

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

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Change in scope due to NAICS 2007
NAICS 2007 CES NAICS 2007 Tabcode CES NAICS 2007 Industry Composed of NAICS 2002 industries

33422

31-334220 Broadcasting and wireless communications equipment A 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

31-334515 Electricity and signal testing instruments A 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

31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies Laboratory 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

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

333415

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

339

31-339000 Miscellaneous manufacturing Laboratory 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

31-339113 Surgical appliances and supplies All 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

31-337129 Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture Laboratory 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

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

31499

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

32619

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

336612

31-336612 Boat building Inflatable 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

32-326291 Rubber product manufacturing for mechanical use Rubber 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

32-326299 All other rubber products Rubber 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

50-517100 Wired telecommunications carriers The 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

50-517200 Wireless 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

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

5191

50-519100 Other information services All 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

50-519130 Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals All 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

50-518000 Data processing, hosting and related services Moved 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

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

5259

55-525900 Other investment pools and funds Portions 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

55-531110 Lessors of residential buildings A 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

55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings A 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

55-531130 Miniwarehouse and self-storage operators A 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

55-531190 Lessors of other real estate property A 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

60-541612 Human resource consulting services Executive 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

60-561310 Employment placement agencies and executive search agencies Executive 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 Tabcode NAICS 2002 Industry CES NAICS 2007 Tabcode NAICS 2007 Industry Ratio

31-334200

Communications equipment 31-334200 Communications equipment 96.3

31-334200

Communications equipment 31-334515 Electricity and signal testing instruments 3.7

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies 31-333200 Industrial machinery 0.3

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies 31-333400 HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment 0.1

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies 31-333990 All other general purpose machinery 0.4

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies 31-337129 Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture 0.9

31-339100

Medical equipment and supplies 31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies 98.4

32-315211

Men's cut and sew apparel contractors 32-314990 All other textile product mills 21.0

32-315211

Men's cut and sew apparel contractors 32-315211 Men's cut and sew apparel contractors 79.0

32-315212

Women's cut and sew apparel contractors 32-314990 All other textile product mills 3.9

32-315212

Women's cut and sew apparel contractors 32-315212 Women's cut and sew apparel contractors 96.1

32-326190

Other plastics products 31-336612 Boat Building 0.2

32-326190

Other plastics products 32-326190 Other plastics products 99.8

32-326291

Rubber products for mechanical use 32-326291 Rubber products for mechanical use 91.7

32-326291

Rubber products for mechanical use 32-326299 All other rubber products 8.3

32-326299

All other rubber products 31-336612 Boat Building 0.7

32-326299

All other rubber products 32-326299 All other rubber products 99.3

50-516000

Internet publishing and broadcasting 50-519100 All other information services 100.0

50-517212

Cellular and other wireless carriers 50-517200 Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 100.0

50-517300

Telecommunications resellers 50-517911 Telecommunications resellers 100.0

50-517500

Cable and other program distribution 50-517100 Wired telecommunications carriers 100.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals 50-517100 Wired telecommunications carriers 41.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals 50-517919 All other telecommunications 28.0

50-518100

ISPs and web search portals 50-519100 All other information services 31.1

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds 90.4

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds 55-531110 Lessors of residential buildings 4.1

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds 55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings 3.7

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds 55-531130 Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators 0.4

55-525900

Other investment pools and funds 55-531190 Lessors of other real estate property 1.4

60-541612

Human resource consulting services 60-541612 Human resource consulting services 72.9

60-541612

Human resource consulting services 60-561312 Executive search services 27.1

60-561310

Employment placement agencies 60-561311 Employment placement agencies 100.0

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 Tabcode NAICS 2007 Industry CES NAICS 2002 Tabcode NAICS 2002 Industry Ratio

31-333200

Industrial machinery 31-333200 Industrial machinery 99.4

31-333200

Industrial machinery 31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies 0.6

31-333400

HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment 31-333400 HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment 99.9

31-333400

HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment 31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies 0.1

31-333990

All other general purpose machinery 31-333990 All other general purpose machinery 99.1

31-333990

All other general purpose machinery 31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies 0.9

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments 31-334515 Electricity and signal testing instruments 89.3

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments 31-334200 Communications equipment 10.7

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments 31-334515 Electricity and signal testing instruments 89.3

31-334515

Electricity and signal testing instruments 31-334220 Broadcast and wireless communications equipment 10.7

31-336612

Boat building 31-336612 Boat building 98.4

31-336612

Boat building 32-326190 Other plastics products 1.3

31-336612

Boat building 32-326299 All other rubber products 0.3

31-337129

Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture 31-337129 Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture 93.8

31-337129

Miscellaneous household and institutional furniture 31-339100 Medical equipment and supplies 6.2

32-314990

All other textile product mills 32-314990 All other textile product mills 88.3

32-314990

All other textile product mills 32-315211 Men's cut and sew apparel contractors 6.7

32-314990

All other textile product mills 32-315212 Women's cut and sew apparel contractors 5.0

32-315210

Cut and sew apparel contractors 32-315212 Women's cut and sew apparel contractors 83.3

32-315210

Cut and sew apparel contractors 32-315211 Men's cut and sew apparel contractors 16.7

32-326299

All other rubber products 32-326299 All other rubber products 88.9

32-326299

All other rubber products 32-326291 Rubber products for mechanical use 11.1

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers 50-517100 Wired telecommunications carriers 71.6

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers 50-517500 Cable and other program distribution 23.0

50-517100

Wired telecommunications carriers 50-518100 ISPs and web search portals 5.4

50-517200

Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 50-517212 Cellular and other wireless carriers 92.0

50-517200

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

50-517900

Other telecommunications 50-517300 Telecommunications resellers 72.6

50-517900

Other telecommunications 50-518100 ISPs and web search portals 14.6

50-517900

Other telecommunications 50-517900 Satellite and other telecommunications 12.7

50-517911

Telecommunications resellers 50-517300 Telecommunications resellers 100.0

50-519130

Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals 50-516000 Internet publishing and broadcasting 60.8

50-519130

Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals 50-518100 ISPs and web search portals 39.2

55-531110

Lessors of residential buildings 55-531110 Lessors of residential buildings 99.5

55-531110

Lessors of residential buildings 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds 0.5

55-531120

Lessors of nonresidential buildings 55-531120 Lessors of nonresidential buildings 98.9

55-531120

Lessors of nonresidential buildings 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds 1.1

55-531130

Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators 55-531130 Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators 99.5

55-531130

Miniwarehouse and self-storage unit operators 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds 0.5

55-531190

Lessors of other real estate property 55-531190 Lessors of other real estate property 98.5

55-531190

Lessors of other real estate property 55-525900 Other investment pools and funds 1.5

60-561311

Employment placement agencies 60-561310 Employment placement agencies 100.0

60-561312

Executive search services 60-541612 Human resource consulting services 100.0

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 2007 CES NAICS 2007 Tabcode CES NAICS 2007 Industry Next highest published level

333313

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

333315

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

333319

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

33511

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

33512

31-335120 Lighting fixtures Electric lighting equipment (31-335100 )

335211

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

335222

31-335222 Household refrigerators and home freezers Major appliances (31-335220)

335931

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

336311

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

336312

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

31511

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

315211

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

315212

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

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

32711

31-327110 Pottery, ceramics, and plumbing fixtures

33149

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

332111

31-332111 Iron and steel forging

332991

31-332991 Ball and roller bearings

334511

31-334511 Search, detection, and navigation instruments

335312

31-335312 Motors and generators

335313

31-335313 Switchgear and switchboard apparatus

336412

31-336412 Aircraft engines and engine parts

336419

31-336419 Guided missiles, space vehicles

31131

32-311310 Sugar

45122

42-451220 Prerecorded tape, CD, and record stores

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

32711

31-327110 Pottery, ceramics, and plumbing fixtures

33149

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

332111

31-332111 Iron and steel forging

332991

31-332991 Ball and roller bearings

334511

31-334511 Search, detection, and navigation instruments

335312

31-335312 Motors and generators

336412

31-336412 Aircraft engines and engine parts

336419

31-336419 Guided missiles, space vehicles

31131

32-311310 Sugar

3169

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

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Title Changes
NAICS 2007 CES NAICS 2007 Tabcode Original CES NAICS 2007 Industry New CES NAICS 2007 Industry

4921

43-492100 Couriers Couriers and express delivery services

49211

43-492110 Couriers Couriers and express delivery services

5172

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

5174,9

50-517900 Satellite and other telecommunications Other telecommunications

518

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

5182

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

51821

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

54171

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

56131

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

561422

60-561422 Telemarketing bureaus Telemarketing bureaus and other contact centers

72

70-720000 Accommodations and food services Accommodation and food services

721

70-721000 Accommodations Accommodation

7211

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

72119

70-721190 Miscellaneous traveler accommodations Miscellaneous traveler accommodation

721199

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

722212

70-722212 Cafeterias Cafeterias, grill buffets, and buffets

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Last Modified Date: August 2, 2019