Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, September 2017, seasonally adjusted
Industry Employed (thousands) 1-month net change (thousands) 1-month percent change 3-month net change (thousands) 3-month percent change 6-month net change (thousands) 6-month percent change 12-month net change (thousands) 12-month percent change

Mining and logging

721 2 0.3 8 1.1 30 4.3 60 9.1

Logging

49.2 0.2 0.4 -1.0 -2.0 -1.3 -2.6 -1.5 -3.0

Mining

672.2 2.3 0.3 9.9 1.5 31.8 5.0 62.0 10.2

Oil and gas extraction

181.0 2.3 1.3 2.2 1.2 2.7 1.5 3.3 1.9

Mining, except oil and gas

186.7 0.7 0.4 1.7 0.9 2.8 1.5 8.0 4.5

Coal mining

52.1 0.5 1.0 1.3 2.6 1.7 3.4 3.5 7.2

Metal ore mining(1)

39.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

95.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 1.1 1.2 4.6 5.1

Support activities for mining

304.5 -0.7 -0.2 6.0 2.0 26.3 9.5 50.7 20.0

Construction

6,911 8 0.1 18 0.3 40 0.6 184 2.7

Construction of buildings

1,527.8 0.9 0.1 4.3 0.3 4.1 0.3 33.5 2.2

Residential building

757.1 -3.9 -0.5 -4.1 -0.5 -8.7 -1.1 10.7 1.4

Nonresidential building

770.7 4.8 0.6 8.4 1.1 12.8 1.7 22.8 3.0

Heavy and civil engineering construction

972.5 -1.6 -0.2 -3.4 -0.3 8.5 0.9 31.4 3.3

Specialty trade contractors

4,410.6 8.9 0.2 16.6 0.4 27.8 0.6 119.0 2.8

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,935.8 0.4 0.0 4.3 0.2 12.1 0.6 69.9 3.7

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,474.8 8.5 0.3 12.3 0.5 15.7 0.6 49.1 2.0

Manufacturing

12,447 -1 0.0 29 0.2 59 0.5 117 0.9

Durable goods

7,775 4 0.1 19 0.2 47 0.6 82 1.1

Wood products

392.8 -1.5 -0.4 -1.5 -0.4 -3.4 -0.9 1.5 0.4

Nonmetallic mineral products

415.0 -0.6 -0.1 1.2 0.3 -1.3 -0.3 7.0 1.7

Primary metals

382.4 -1.8 -0.5 -2.2 -0.6 2.8 0.7 7.0 1.9

Fabricated metal products

1,450.1 3.8 0.3 10.7 0.7 21.8 1.5 31.5 2.2

Machinery

1,098.6 1.7 0.2 7.7 0.7 18.1 1.7 24.0 2.2

Computer and electronic products

1,044.1 3.0 0.3 6.0 0.6 7.1 0.7 1.0 0.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

166.4 1.7 1.0 4.2 2.6 4.9 3.0 2.6 1.6

Communications equipment

85.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 -0.2 -0.2

Semiconductors and electronic components

361.8 1.7 0.5 1.2 0.3 1.3 0.4 -2.3 -0.6

Electronic instruments

397.4 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.3 0.7 0.2 2.8 0.7

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -1.8 -0.1 -0.3 -1.9 -5.4

Electrical equipment and appliances

392.5 0.7 0.2 3.3 0.8 6.2 1.6 10.4 2.7

Transportation equipment

1,617.8 -1.2 -0.1 -2.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 -3.5 -0.2

Motor vehicles and parts

939.6 -3.2 -0.3 -6.4 -0.7 -3.6 -0.4 2.0 0.2

Furniture and related products

391.6 0.8 0.2 -2.1 -0.5 -0.7 -0.2 3.8 1.0

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

590.0 -0.5 -0.1 -1.7 -0.3 -2.9 -0.5 -1.2 -0.2

Nondurable goods

4,672 -5 -0.1 10 0.2 12 0.3 35 0.8

Food manufacturing

1,607.3 4.2 0.3 15.5 1.0 21.8 1.4 43.2 2.8

Textile mills

110.8 1.0 0.9 1.4 1.3 0.0 0.0 -2.1 -1.9

Textile product mills

109.5 -1.5 -1.4 -1.6 -1.4 -3.0 -2.7 -5.0 -4.4

Apparel

116.7 -1.9 -1.6 -4.6 -3.8 -7.8 -6.3 -14.0 -10.7

Paper and paper products

367.6 -0.6 -0.2 0.4 0.1 -2.7 -0.7 -1.2 -0.3

Printing and related support activities

435.1 -3.6 -0.8 -3.5 -0.8 -4.6 -1.0 -9.0 -2.0

Petroleum and coal products

112.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.4 1.5 1.3 0.9 0.8

Chemicals

817.3 -2.0 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2 0.2 0.0 5.8 0.7

Plastics and rubber products

706.6 0.7 0.1 5.2 0.7 6.0 0.9 7.0 1.0

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

288.6 -0.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.3 1.4 0.5 9.4 3.4

Wholesale trade

5,932.8 6.7 0.1 12.8 0.2 30.2 0.5 55.3 0.9

Durable goods

2,965.8 8.0 0.3 12.9 0.4 24.5 0.8 35.1 1.2

Nondurable goods

2,059.2 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.0 -0.3 0.0 8.1 0.4

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

907.8 -1.4 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1 6.0 0.7 12.1 1.4

Retail trade

15,809.0 -2.9 0.0 -21.0 -0.1 -39.1 -0.2 -78.4 -0.5

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,012.9 -1.7 -0.1 1.3 0.1 3.3 0.2 24.3 1.2

Automobile dealers

1,303.3 -0.5 0.0 1.2 0.1 1.6 0.1 15.1 1.2

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

152.7 -3.2 -2.1 -4.4 -2.8 -1.5 -1.0 2.0 1.3

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

556.8 1.9 0.3 4.4 0.8 3.1 0.6 7.0 1.3

Furniture and home furnishings stores

484.0 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.2 -0.8 -0.2 6.9 1.4

Electronics and appliance stores

502.1 -1.8 -0.4 -4.9 -1.0 -12.1 -2.4 -28.1 -5.3

Building material and garden supply stores

1,296.6 5.3 0.4 10.6 0.8 9.9 0.8 17.5 1.4

Food and beverage stores

3,067.4 -6.9 -0.2 -13.3 -0.4 -25.0 -0.8 -28.8 -0.9

Health and personal care stores

1,048.0 0.2 0.0 -3.7 -0.4 -12.1 -1.1 -3.8 -0.4

Gasoline stations

940.5 1.5 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.1 0.1 8.1 0.9

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,321.1 -2.5 -0.2 -20.2 -1.5 -28.5 -2.1 -30.7 -2.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

601.2 -0.6 -0.1 -2.3 -0.4 -2.3 -0.4 -17.5 -2.8

General merchandise stores

3,130.7 -2.5 -0.1 3.3 0.1 14.3 0.5 -57.9 -1.8

Department stores

1,275.1 -2.2 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2 -39.7 -3.0

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,855.6 -0.2 0.0 5.5 0.3 17.1 0.9 -18.3 -1.0

Miscellaneous store retailers

834.4 3.5 0.4 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.1

Nonstore retailers

570.1 2.0 0.4 3.7 0.7 12.9 2.3 30.4 5.6

Transportation and warehousing

5,110.5 21.8 0.4 37.5 0.7 63.9 1.3 109.5 2.2

Air transportation

493.7 3.3 0.7 7.3 1.5 9.8 2.0 15.1 3.2

Rail transportation

206.3 -0.4 -0.2 -1.8 -0.9 -4.2 -2.0 -6.9 -3.2

Water transportation

65.9 0.7 1.1 1.2 1.9 1.5 2.3 -0.1 -0.2

Truck transportation

1,471.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -4.4 -0.3 16.8 1.2

Transit and ground passenger transportation

482.5 9.4 2.0 7.1 1.5 12.1 2.6 9.9 2.1

Pipeline transportation

46.6 -0.4 -0.9 -0.6 -1.3 -2.1 -4.3 -2.4 -4.9

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

35.9 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -1.4 0.4 1.1 0.8 2.3

Support activities for transportation

670.2 0.9 0.1 4.5 0.7 8.1 1.2 9.3 1.4

Couriers and messengers

677.2 3.6 0.5 11.3 1.7 26.8 4.1 32.0 5.0

Warehousing and storage

961.0 4.8 0.5 9.1 1.0 15.9 1.7 35.0 3.8

Utilities

552.7 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.4 -3.2 -0.6

Information

2,707 -9 -0.3 -16 -0.6 -33 -1.2 -79 -2.8

Publishing industries, except Internet

716.8 -2.0 -0.3 -4.8 -0.7 -11.0 -1.5 -13.9 -1.9

Motion picture and sound recording industries

394.6 -4.6 -1.2 -6.1 -1.5 -12.7 -3.1 -30.4 -7.2

Broadcasting, except Internet

259.8 1.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -6.0 -2.3 -9.1 -3.4

Telecommunications

758.0 -1.9 -0.3 -7.0 -0.9 -11.5 -1.5 -39.4 -4.9

Data processing, hosting and related services

304.2 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.3 3.5 1.2 2.8 0.9

Other information services

273.2 -2.4 -0.9 0.5 0.2 4.3 1.6 10.8 4.1

Financial activities

8,473 10 0.1 29 0.3 70 0.8 149 1.8

Finance and insurance

6,267.2 4.5 0.1 20.6 0.3 48.2 0.8 100.2 1.6

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.7 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 1.6

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,657.5 -6.6 -0.2 -2.1 -0.1 9.0 0.3 35.4 1.4

Depository credit intermediation

1,716.9 -1.5 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1 1.7 0.1 14.0 0.8

Commercial banking

1,313.5 -3.1 -0.2 -5.0 -0.4 -2.9 -0.2 4.8 0.4

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

628.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.9 0.1 5.3 0.9 13.3 2.2

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

312.5 -4.3 -1.4 -1.4 -0.4 1.9 0.6 8.1 2.7

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

948.7 0.3 0.0 3.2 0.3 11.9 1.3 15.9 1.7

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,642.3 10.9 0.4 19.6 0.7 27.4 1.0 48.6 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,206.0 5.6 0.3 9.0 0.4 21.7 1.0 49.5 2.3

Real estate

1,606.2 2.1 0.1 2.3 0.1 9.4 0.6 33.9 2.2

Rental and leasing services

576.6 3.7 0.6 6.9 1.2 12.4 2.2 15.8 2.8

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.2 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

20,807 13 0.1 99 0.5 239 1.2 528 2.6

Professional and technical services

9,186.5 11.9 0.1 44.7 0.5 108.5 1.2 230.0 2.6

Legal services

1,128.6 0.9 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 5.3 0.5 7.3 0.7

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,010.1 0.8 0.1 8.0 0.8 13.2 1.3 12.6 1.3

Architectural and engineering services

1,463.9 1.2 0.1 6.0 0.4 17.6 1.2 48.7 3.4

Specialized design services(1)

140.0 0.8 0.6 -0.8 -0.6 -2.9 -2.0 -2.2 -1.5

Computer systems design and related services

2,066.9 4.2 0.2 13.5 0.7 22.2 1.1 54.3 2.7

Management and technical consulting services

1,453.0 1.9 0.1 10.0 0.7 28.4 2.0 54.6 3.9

Scientific research and development services(1)

711.9 2.2 0.3 6.1 0.9 12.1 1.7 25.4 3.7

Advertising and related services(1)

487.5 -1.2 -0.2 -2.5 -0.5 -2.5 -0.5 -4.4 -0.9

Other professional and technical services(1)

724.7 1.3 0.2 6.6 0.9 15.2 2.1 33.7 4.9

Management of companies and enterprises

2,277.8 -4.2 -0.2 -2.8 -0.1 9.9 0.4 31.3 1.4

Administrative and waste services

9,342.6 5.2 0.1 57.2 0.6 121.0 1.3 266.5 2.9

Administrative and support services

8,926.9 4.1 0.0 54.8 0.6 120.3 1.4 257.2 3.0

Office administrative services(1)

527.6 1.8 0.3 4.3 0.8 10.3 2.0 28.2 5.6

Facilities support services(1)

145.3 0.0 0.0 1.9 1.3 6.1 4.4 3.4 2.4

Employment services

3,718.7 4.4 0.1 23.0 0.6 57.1 1.6 131.4 3.7

Temporary help services

3,053.7 5.9 0.2 26.3 0.9 54.4 1.8 112.8 3.8

Business support services

916.3 0.4 0.0 8.4 0.9 1.1 0.1 -6.2 -0.7

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

214.1 -2.4 -1.1 -0.9 -0.4 -2.1 -1.0 -3.5 -1.6

Investigation and security services(1)

918.6 -0.1 0.0 2.4 0.3 5.9 0.6 17.7 2.0

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,157.3 1.8 0.1 11.3 0.5 33.7 1.6 75.1 3.6

Other support services(1)

329.2 -1.7 -0.5 4.6 1.4 8.4 2.6 11.2 3.5

Waste management and remediation services

415.7 1.1 0.3 2.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 9.3 2.3

Education and health services

23,217 27 0.1 123 0.5 245 1.1 472 2.1

Educational services

3,669.9 13.9 0.4 50.7 1.4 45.0 1.2 82.8 2.3

Health care

15,817.5 22.5 0.1 79.9 0.5 163.9 1.0 317.7 2.0

Ambulatory health care services

7,358.7 24.7 0.3 64.7 0.9 125.2 1.7 223.9 3.1

Offices of physicians

2,609.3 8.8 0.3 19.1 0.7 42.2 1.6 66.6 2.6

Offices of dentists(1)

945.8 3.0 0.3 3.2 0.3 3.8 0.4 15.2 1.6

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

911.7 3.2 0.4 9.5 1.1 19.9 2.2 41.7 4.8

Outpatient care centers

916.4 2.8 0.3 12.9 1.4 19.5 2.2 49.0 5.6

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

261.0 0.7 0.3 1.1 0.4 2.6 1.0 -3.2 -1.2

Home health care services

1,417.6 3.0 0.2 16.6 1.2 29.1 2.1 46.5 3.4

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

296.8 3.0 1.0 2.2 0.7 7.9 2.7 8.0 2.8

Hospitals

5,127.2 4.5 0.1 15.6 0.3 33.9 0.7 79.7 1.6

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,331.6 -6.7 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 4.8 0.1 14.1 0.4

Nursing care facilities

1,628.1 -9.4 -0.6 -8.8 -0.5 -14.3 -0.9 -16.7 -1.0

Residential mental health facilities(1)

622.2 0.4 0.1 1.2 0.2 2.8 0.5 8.1 1.3

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

912.5 3.1 0.3 6.2 0.7 12.1 1.3 18.3 2.0

Other residential care facilities(1)

168.9 -0.6 -0.4 1.1 0.7 4.3 2.6 4.4 2.7

Social assistance

3,729.8 -9.4 -0.3 -7.7 -0.2 36.7 1.0 71.7 2.0

Individual and family services(1)

2,305.1 -1.5 -0.1 -0.9 0.0 28.4 1.2 55.5 2.5

Emergency and other relief services(1)

169.0 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 5.4 3.3

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

337.6 -0.7 -0.2 -1.0 -0.3 2.7 0.8 0.1 0.0

Child day care services

918.1 -7.9 -0.9 -6.9 -0.7 5.4 0.6 10.8 1.2

Leisure and hospitality

15,873 -111 -0.7 -61 -0.4 70 0.4 189 1.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,263.6 -5.9 -0.3 -11.5 -0.5 27.0 1.2 28.4 1.3

Performing arts and spectator sports

459.7 2.7 0.6 -4.6 -1.0 15.6 3.5 2.2 0.5

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

168.6 0.6 0.4 -0.7 -0.4 6.0 3.7 7.1 4.4

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,635.3 -9.2 -0.6 -6.2 -0.4 5.4 0.3 19.1 1.2

Accommodation and food services

13,609.1 -105.4 -0.8 -49.9 -0.4 42.3 0.3 159.9 1.2

Accommodation

1,954.0 -0.7 0.0 -5.8 -0.3 2.6 0.1 3.8 0.2

Food services and drinking places

11,655.1 -104.7 -0.9 -44.1 -0.4 39.7 0.3 156.1 1.4

Other services

5,761 -5 -0.1 0 0.0 38 0.7 53 0.9

Repair and maintenance

1,292.4 -2.8 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 4.4 0.3

Personal and laundry services

1,491.7 0.4 0.0 5.1 0.3 22.1 1.5 33.2 2.3

Membership associations and organizations

2,976.5 -3.3 -0.1 -3.8 -0.1 16.3 0.6 15.0 0.5

Government

22,337 7 0.0 17 0.1 25 0.1 21 0.1

Federal

2,806.0 0.0 0.0 -4.0 -0.1 -7.0 -0.2 -5.0 -0.2

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,189.2 -0.8 0.0 -3.0 -0.1 -6.8 -0.3 -6.9 -0.3

U.S. Postal Service

616.3 0.4 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 1.8 0.3

State government

5,100.0 2.0 0.0 10.0 0.2 6.0 0.1 -1.0 0.0

State government education

2,434.4 2.8 0.1 9.0 0.4 16.5 0.7 11.6 0.5

State government, excluding education

2,665.4 -0.8 0.0 0.5 0.0 -10.7 -0.4 -13.1 -0.5

Local government

14,431.0 5.0 0.0 11.0 0.1 26.0 0.2 27.0 0.2

Local government education

7,957.0 1.9 0.0 4.8 0.1 0.2 0.0 -10.6 -0.1

Local government, excluding education

6,474.2 3.2 0.0 6.3 0.1 26.4 0.4 38.2 0.6

Footnotes
(1) Seasonally adjusted independently. See https://www.bls.gov/ces/cestn.htm#SA_ind for details.