Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, July 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

712 0 0.0 11 1.6 39 5.8 48 7.2

Logging

49.4 -0.9 -1.8 -1.6 -3.1 -1.0 -2.0 -1.7 -3.3

Mining

662.9 1.2 0.2 12.8 2.0 40.2 6.5 50.3 8.2

Oil and gas extraction

178.0 -0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -0.5 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.2

Mining, except oil and gas

185.8 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.2 2.3 1.3 7.9 4.4

Coal mining

50.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.2 1.9 3.9

Metal ore mining(1)

39.3 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.5 1.3

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

95.9 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 1.4 1.5 5.5 6.1

Support activities for mining

299.1 1.3 0.4 13.3 4.7 37.0 14.1 42.0 16.3

Construction

6,899 6 0.1 28 0.4 82 1.2 191 2.8

Construction of buildings

1,529.3 5.5 0.4 7.0 0.5 14.4 1.0 38.4 2.6

Residential building

767.2 5.1 0.7 4.4 0.6 5.2 0.7 36.0 4.9

Nonresidential building

762.1 0.4 0.1 2.6 0.3 9.2 1.2 2.4 0.3

Heavy and civil engineering construction

973.4 -1.2 -0.1 7.1 0.7 32.2 3.4 27.6 2.9

Specialty trade contractors

4,395.8 1.2 0.0 13.3 0.3 34.9 0.8 124.6 2.9

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,932.4 2.1 0.1 9.7 0.5 12.3 0.6 82.3 4.4

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,463.4 -0.9 0.0 3.6 0.1 22.6 0.9 42.3 1.7

Manufacturing

12,425 16 0.1 28 0.2 70 0.6 66 0.5

Durable goods

7,766 13 0.2 34 0.4 48 0.6 43 0.6

Wood products

394.3 0.3 0.1 -1.2 -0.3 -2.8 -0.7 2.1 0.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

413.8 0.2 0.0 -2.5 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1 7.3 1.8

Primary metals

385.0 0.6 0.2 3.9 1.0 8.2 2.2 7.7 2.0

Fabricated metal products

1,444.5 5.0 0.3 15.3 1.1 21.4 1.5 22.5 1.6

Machinery

1,093.7 2.1 0.2 9.1 0.8 17.4 1.6 16.9 1.6

Computer and electronic products

1,040.0 1.3 0.1 2.5 0.2 3.9 0.4 -6.9 -0.7

Computer and peripheral equipment

160.6 -1.0 -0.6 -0.9 -0.6 -1.3 -0.8 -3.8 -2.3

Communications equipment

85.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 -0.9 -1.0

Semiconductors and electronic components

361.8 1.1 0.3 1.3 0.4 3.0 0.8 -4.7 -1.3

Electronic instruments

398.7 1.5 0.4 1.7 0.4 2.1 0.5 3.8 1.0

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.8 -0.3 -0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -1.5 -1.4 -4.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

390.4 1.4 0.4 3.7 1.0 5.8 1.5 7.7 2.0

Transportation equipment

1,620.9 3.8 0.2 5.9 0.4 -3.7 -0.2 -17.5 -1.1

Motor vehicles and parts

944.5 1.6 0.2 1.9 0.2 -2.2 -0.2 -7.1 -0.7

Furniture and related products

391.7 -1.6 -0.4 -1.8 -0.5 -2.0 -0.5 3.2 0.8

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

591.3 -0.2 0.0 -1.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Nondurable goods

4,659 3 0.1 -6 -0.1 22 0.5 23 0.5

Food manufacturing

1,586.5 -1.0 -0.1 -6.2 -0.4 14.4 0.9 24.8 1.6

Textile mills

109.0 -0.3 -0.3 -1.0 -0.9 -2.9 -2.6 -4.6 -4.0

Textile product mills

111.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.8 -1.8 -1.6 -3.0 -2.6

Apparel

121.1 -0.6 -0.5 -1.7 -1.4 -6.0 -4.7 -9.5 -7.3

Paper and paper products

366.7 0.1 0.0 -3.8 -1.0 -1.9 -0.5 -3.8 -1.0

Printing and related support activities

439.1 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.1 -2.1 -0.5 -7.2 -1.6

Petroleum and coal products

112.6 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.6 2.3 2.1 1.3 1.2

Chemicals

819.9 1.0 0.1 2.4 0.3 8.4 1.0 8.4 1.0

Plastics and rubber products

702.0 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1 2.9 0.4 1.5 0.2

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

290.9 1.2 0.4 3.5 1.2 8.9 3.2 15.0 5.4

Wholesale trade

5,924.5 6.1 0.1 14.6 0.2 29.7 0.5 63.3 1.1

Durable goods

2,955.2 3.7 0.1 7.7 0.3 20.6 0.7 27.9 1.0

Nondurable goods

2,058.6 0.6 0.0 -1.8 -0.1 2.2 0.1 18.1 0.9

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

910.7 1.8 0.2 8.7 1.0 6.9 0.8 17.3 1.9

Retail trade

15,836.4 0.9 0.0 -7.7 0.0 -79.9 -0.5 -7.0 0.0

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,015.2 3.8 0.2 4.8 0.2 8.6 0.4 35.9 1.8

Automobile dealers

1,303.5 1.3 0.1 1.7 0.1 5.4 0.4 21.8 1.7

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

157.9 0.6 0.4 2.5 1.6 4.8 3.1 8.2 5.5

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

553.8 1.8 0.3 0.5 0.1 -1.5 -0.3 5.9 1.1

Furniture and home furnishings stores

480.8 -1.3 -0.3 -3.9 -0.8 -3.9 -0.8 4.5 0.9

Electronics and appliance stores

506.7 -0.8 -0.2 -5.7 -1.1 -11.3 -2.2 -20.8 -3.9

Building material and garden supply stores

1,289.8 5.0 0.4 8.6 0.7 4.4 0.3 15.9 1.2

Food and beverage stores

3,080.3 -2.1 -0.1 -8.4 -0.3 -18.4 -0.6 -10.2 -0.3

Health and personal care stores

1,055.9 2.9 0.3 -1.4 -0.1 -9.6 -0.9 5.2 0.5

Gasoline stations

938.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.6 0.1 2.3 0.2 11.8 1.3

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,331.4 -10.0 -0.7 -15.9 -1.2 -31.1 -2.3 -17.8 -1.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

603.7 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -7.6 -1.2 -18.0 -2.9

General merchandise stores

3,135.4 4.6 0.1 8.8 0.3 -32.0 -1.0 -36.6 -1.2

Department stores

1,284.4 2.4 0.2 5.3 0.4 -7.3 -0.6 -23.4 -1.8

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,850.9 2.1 0.1 3.4 0.2 -24.8 -1.3 -13.3 -0.7

Miscellaneous store retailers

832.0 -0.8 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3 1.7 0.2 -4.7 -0.6

Nonstore retailers

567.2 1.4 0.2 7.5 1.3 17.0 3.1 27.8 5.2

Transportation and warehousing

5,074.4 0.9 0.0 20.6 0.4 39.3 0.8 90.2 1.8

Air transportation

486.8 0.5 0.1 2.6 0.5 5.8 1.2 9.2 1.9

Rail transportation

208.3 -0.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.6 -1.9 -0.9 -5.7 -2.7

Water transportation

64.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -1.8 -2.7

Truck transportation

1,470.6 0.4 0.0 -3.1 -0.2 7.9 0.5 22.1 1.5

Transit and ground passenger transportation

475.6 -1.6 -0.3 7.5 1.6 4.9 1.0 -4.3 -0.9

Pipeline transportation

46.9 -0.3 -0.6 -1.1 -2.3 -1.3 -2.7 -2.3 -4.7

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.0 -0.5 -1.4 -0.3 -0.8 0.8 2.3 0.8 2.3

Support activities for transportation

667.0 1.7 0.3 2.9 0.4 6.0 0.9 7.9 1.2

Couriers and messengers

669.2 3.2 0.5 11.3 1.7 15.3 2.3 30.8 4.8

Warehousing and storage

949.5 -2.2 -0.2 2.3 0.2 2.1 0.2 33.5 3.7

Utilities

552.8 -0.9 -0.2 -1.8 -0.3 -3.1 -0.6 -3.2 -0.6

Information

2,730 4 0.1 1 0.0 -24 -0.9 -48 -1.7

Publishing industries, except Internet

721.2 -0.6 -0.1 -3.3 -0.5 -8.8 -1.2 -9.1 -1.2

Motion picture and sound recording industries

404.1 2.1 0.5 -4.0 -1.0 -9.6 -2.3 -17.7 -4.2

Broadcasting, except Internet

259.0 -1.0 -0.4 -2.7 -1.0 -7.3 -2.7 -8.3 -3.1

Telecommunications

765.3 -0.1 0.0 2.2 0.3 -11.0 -1.4 -33.7 -4.2

Data processing, hosting and related services

305.0 1.2 0.4 4.1 1.4 4.2 1.4 5.0 1.7

Other information services

275.3 2.3 0.8 5.0 1.8 8.4 3.1 15.6 6.0

Financial activities

8,448 6 0.1 29 0.3 54 0.6 148 1.8

Finance and insurance

6,254.0 8.6 0.1 21.7 0.3 41.3 0.7 104.5 1.7

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,660.2 2.6 0.1 9.5 0.4 12.8 0.5 46.1 1.8

Depository credit intermediation

1,720.0 1.3 0.1 5.1 0.3 5.3 0.3 20.3 1.2

Commercial banking

1,317.9 -0.4 0.0 2.0 0.2 3.5 0.3 9.5 0.7

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

628.9 1.9 0.3 4.4 0.7 5.2 0.8 18.4 3.0

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

311.3 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.7 7.4 2.4

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

948.1 2.5 0.3 7.6 0.8 13.2 1.4 17.7 1.9

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,626.9 3.5 0.1 4.6 0.2 15.3 0.6 40.5 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,193.8 -2.3 -0.1 7.2 0.3 12.9 0.6 43.5 2.0

Real estate

1,601.1 -3.0 -0.2 1.4 0.1 5.6 0.4 41.2 2.6

Rental and leasing services

569.4 0.7 0.1 5.9 1.0 7.2 1.3 2.5 0.4

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

20,745 49 0.2 131 0.6 270 1.3 580 2.9

Professional and technical services

9,161.1 17.9 0.2 51.9 0.6 121.3 1.3 264.6 3.0

Legal services

1,126.4 -4.3 -0.4 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.1 5.0 0.4

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,005.4 2.4 0.2 3.6 0.4 10.5 1.1 16.3 1.6

Architectural and engineering services

1,461.4 3.6 0.2 9.9 0.7 26.2 1.8 50.7 3.6

Specialized design services(1)

142.4 0.9 0.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 1.0 0.7

Computer systems design and related services

2,058.0 4.9 0.2 9.0 0.4 17.2 0.8 61.6 3.1

Management and technical consulting services

1,451.4 7.0 0.5 18.4 1.3 42.6 3.0 75.1 5.5

Scientific research and development services(1)

707.0 1.4 0.2 6.0 0.9 7.8 1.1 23.9 3.5

Advertising and related services(1)

488.7 -0.9 -0.2 -3.0 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -4.8 -1.0

Other professional and technical services(1)

720.3 2.8 0.4 7.7 1.1 16.8 2.4 35.6 5.2

Management of companies and enterprises

2,281.7 1.4 0.1 10.8 0.5 17.6 0.8 35.2 1.6

Administrative and waste services

9,302.2 30.0 0.3 68.3 0.7 130.9 1.4 280.0 3.1

Administrative and support services

8,889.3 30.2 0.3 69.2 0.8 131.6 1.5 271.0 3.1

Office administrative services(1)

524.1 1.1 0.2 5.3 1.0 14.6 2.9 28.9 5.8

Facilities support services(1)

144.6 1.1 0.8 3.6 2.6 4.4 3.1 3.8 2.7

Employment services

3,700.9 15.5 0.4 36.6 1.0 65.4 1.8 143.0 4.0

Temporary help services

3,033.9 14.7 0.5 32.9 1.1 57.2 1.9 123.5 4.2

Business support services

910.0 2.9 0.3 -2.6 -0.3 -9.3 -1.0 -6.2 -0.7

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

215.7 0.8 0.4 1.0 0.5 -1.0 -0.5 -1.9 -0.9

Investigation and security services(1)

918.7 2.9 0.3 5.5 0.6 9.1 1.0 14.3 1.6

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,150.1 4.6 0.2 17.4 0.8 42.3 2.0 75.5 3.6

Other support services(1)

325.3 1.3 0.4 2.5 0.8 6.3 2.0 13.8 4.4

Waste management and remediation services

412.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2 9.0 2.2

Education and health services

23,151 54 0.2 134 0.6 263 1.1 507 2.2

Educational services

3,626.6 9.8 0.3 4.2 0.1 30.9 0.9 77.5 2.2

Health care

15,777.3 39.4 0.3 97.5 0.6 167.3 1.1 326.7 2.1

Ambulatory health care services

7,325.4 30.0 0.4 68.5 0.9 120.3 1.7 231.0 3.3

Offices of physicians

2,597.2 6.8 0.3 21.5 0.8 36.8 1.4 63.7 2.5

Offices of dentists(1)

944.1 1.4 0.1 2.9 0.3 5.8 0.6 17.1 1.8

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

908.1 5.6 0.6 13.6 1.5 21.8 2.5 47.5 5.5

Outpatient care centers

911.2 7.3 0.8 12.8 1.4 25.0 2.8 53.0 6.2

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

258.6 -1.2 -0.5 0.4 0.2 -1.9 -0.7 -5.1 -1.9

Home health care services

1,412.7 11.3 0.8 16.4 1.2 29.6 2.1 49.3 3.6

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

293.4 -1.5 -0.5 0.7 0.2 2.9 1.0 5.3 1.8

Hospitals

5,119.4 7.3 0.1 23.0 0.5 39.5 0.8 87.3 1.7

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,332.5 2.1 0.1 6.0 0.2 7.5 0.2 8.4 0.3

Nursing care facilities

1,634.5 -1.0 -0.1 -4.8 -0.3 -8.8 -0.5 -15.6 -0.9

Residential mental health facilities(1)

622.2 1.1 0.2 2.5 0.4 4.9 0.8 9.5 1.6

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

907.5 1.4 0.2 5.8 0.6 7.7 0.9 11.1 1.2

Other residential care facilities(1)

168.2 0.4 0.2 2.3 1.4 3.7 2.2 3.3 2.0

Social assistance

3,747.4 5.6 0.1 32.4 0.9 65.2 1.8 103.4 2.8

Individual and family services(1)

2,314.4 5.9 0.3 21.4 0.9 42.4 1.9 80.2 3.6

Emergency and other relief services(1)

169.1 1.0 0.6 1.3 0.8 0.9 0.5 7.6 4.7

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

337.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.0 3.7 1.1 -1.0 -0.3

Child day care services

926.0 -0.7 -0.1 9.6 1.0 18.3 2.0 16.6 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

15,998 62 0.4 135 0.9 239 1.5 346 2.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,277.2 8.3 0.4 14.4 0.6 31.8 1.4 23.3 1.0

Performing arts and spectator sports

466.1 2.0 0.4 10.4 2.3 15.6 3.5 -5.5 -1.2

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

170.0 0.4 0.2 4.9 3.0 8.3 5.1 7.8 4.8

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,641.1 5.9 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 7.9 0.5 21.0 1.3

Accommodation and food services

13,720.5 53.4 0.4 120.4 0.9 207.0 1.5 322.0 2.4

Accommodation

1,961.6 0.3 0.0 3.0 0.2 15.0 0.8 9.0 0.5

Food services and drinking places

11,758.9 53.1 0.5 117.4 1.0 192.0 1.7 313.0 2.7

Other services

5,761 1 0.0 29 0.5 48 0.8 76 1.3

Repair and maintenance

1,297.4 2.3 0.2 4.6 0.4 7.2 0.6 7.5 0.6

Personal and laundry services

1,488.1 1.7 0.1 10.3 0.7 23.5 1.6 41.5 2.9

Membership associations and organizations

2,975.9 -3.0 -0.1 14.1 0.5 17.7 0.6 27.3 0.9

Government

22,358 4 0.0 33 0.1 47 0.2 101 0.5

Federal

2,810.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.1 -7.0 -0.2 8.0 0.3

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,188.9 -2.2 -0.1 -5.0 -0.2 -10.7 -0.5 -1.9 -0.1

U.S. Postal Service

621.4 2.5 0.4 8.9 1.5 3.9 0.6 10.6 1.7

State government

5,095.0 -3.0 -0.1 4.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0

State government education

2,432.2 -0.9 0.0 11.9 0.5 12.3 0.5 15.3 0.6

State government, excluding education

2,663.2 -1.8 -0.1 -7.9 -0.3 -11.7 -0.4 -13.0 -0.5

Local government

14,453.0 7.0 0.0 25.0 0.2 54.0 0.4 91.0 0.6

Local government education

7,973.4 0.5 0.0 7.7 0.1 20.2 0.3 31.2 0.4

Local government, excluding education

6,479.5 6.7 0.1 17.2 0.3 33.5 0.5 59.7 0.9

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