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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, October 2020, 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

622 1 0.2 2 0.3 -31 -4.7 -113 -15.4

Logging

50.9 0.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.4 0.8 -3.1 -5.7

Mining

571.3 1.5 0.3 2.3 0.4 -31.6 -5.2 -109.5 -16.1

Oil and gas extraction

158.9 1.4 0.9 3.7 2.4 3.5 2.3 3.1 2.0

Mining, except oil and gas

178.4 -1.5 -0.8 -1.7 -0.9 1.3 0.7 -11.1 -5.9

Coal mining

43.2 -1.1 -2.5 -2.7 -5.9 1.3 3.1 -8.8 -16.9

Metal ore mining(1)

40.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.7

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

94.5 -0.4 -0.4 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.1 -2.0 -2.1

Support activities for mining

234.0 1.6 0.7 0.3 0.1 -36.4 -13.5 -101.5 -30.3

Construction

7,345 84 1.2 143 2.0 789 12.0 -196 -2.6

Construction of buildings

1,644.5 19.4 1.2 45.7 2.9 187.8 12.9 -25.8 -1.5

Residential building

834.9 6.0 0.7 16.5 2.0 122.1 17.1 5.4 0.7

Nonresidential building

809.6 13.4 1.7 29.2 3.7 65.7 8.8 -31.2 -3.7

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,027.5 18.8 1.9 12.6 1.2 34.6 3.5 -57.3 -5.3

Specialty trade contractors

4,672.6 45.3 1.0 84.3 1.8 566.0 13.8 -113.2 -2.4

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,099.0 17.8 0.9 62.6 3.1 302.6 16.8 6.1 0.3

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,573.6 27.5 1.1 21.7 0.9 263.4 11.4 -119.3 -4.4

Manufacturing

12,231 38 0.3 128 1.1 742 6.5 -579 -4.5

Durable goods

7,624 21 0.3 63 0.8 498 7.0 -395 -4.9

Wood products

397.9 4.4 1.1 10.2 2.6 22.5 6.0 -12.8 -3.1

Nonmetallic mineral products

402.0 -0.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.4 26.4 7.0 -21.9 -5.2

Primary metals

341.4 6.0 1.8 3.3 1.0 -1.5 -0.4 -38.0 -10.0

Fabricated metal products

1,399.7 7.2 0.5 19.2 1.4 36.9 2.7 -90.8 -6.1

Machinery

1,054.4 3.9 0.4 15.1 1.5 35.2 3.5 -66.8 -6.0

Computer and electronic products

1,091.6 3.5 0.3 7.6 0.7 4.2 0.4 2.4 0.2

Computer and peripheral equipment

170.5 1.4 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.1 0.1 4.8 2.9

Communications equipment

82.7 -0.6 -0.7 0.4 0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.7

Semiconductors and electronic components

374.4 1.2 0.3 2.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.1 -3.9 -1.0

Electronic instruments

428.7 1.0 0.2 3.8 0.9 2.8 0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

35.3 0.5 1.4 0.3 0.9 2.3 7.0 2.5 7.6

Electrical equipment and appliances

378.9 -0.9 -0.2 -1.1 -0.3 -5.8 -1.5 -26.2 -6.5

Transportation equipment

1,606.6 -2.4 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1 264.8 19.7 -89.9 -5.3

Motor vehicles and parts

913.3 1.4 0.2 4.3 0.5 274.6 43.0 -42.1 -4.4

Furniture and related products

353.1 -1.2 -0.3 4.1 1.2 42.6 13.7 -33.2 -8.6

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

598.7 2.1 0.4 7.7 1.3 73.5 14.0 -17.9 -2.9

Nondurable goods

4,607 17 0.4 65 1.4 244 5.6 -184 -3.8

Food manufacturing

1,620.1 6.2 0.4 26.3 1.7 62.6 4.0 -33.5 -2.0

Textile mills

97.4 1.8 1.9 5.3 5.8 11.7 13.7 -10.2 -9.5

Textile product mills

103.1 -1.0 -1.0 2.3 2.3 17.3 20.2 -9.6 -8.5

Apparel

86.6 1.2 1.4 3.6 4.3 19.0 28.1 -22.4 -20.6

Paper and paper products

355.0 -1.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1 -10.3 -2.8

Printing and related support activities

367.2 2.4 0.7 3.1 0.9 30.1 8.9 -55.1 -13.0

Petroleum and coal products

105.5 2.0 1.9 2.2 2.1 -0.2 -0.2 -7.0 -6.2

Chemicals

836.4 -0.1 0.0 2.5 0.3 6.4 0.8 -15.3 -1.8

Plastics and rubber products

728.4 3.5 0.5 9.0 1.3 55.3 8.2 -10.5 -1.4

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

307.1 2.6 0.9 10.2 3.4 41.1 15.5 -10.6 -3.3

Wholesale trade

5,630.6 6.4 0.1 37.7 0.7 93.6 1.7 -292.7 -4.9

Durable goods

3,057.7 0.4 0.0 10.3 0.3 38.8 1.3 -164.4 -5.1

Nondurable goods

2,070.8 6.6 0.3 24.3 1.2 50.8 2.5 -97.0 -4.5

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

502.1 -0.6 -0.1 3.1 0.6 4.0 0.8 -31.3 -5.9

Retail trade

15,173.5 103.7 0.7 388.1 2.6 1,885.9 14.2 -471.2 -3.0

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,967.8 22.7 1.2 65.0 3.4 281.4 16.7 -76.2 -3.7

Automobile dealers

1,224.0 10.1 0.8 38.0 3.2 204.1 20.0 -74.7 -5.8

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

159.1 3.3 2.1 9.3 6.2 35.9 29.1 -6.4 -3.9

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

584.7 9.3 1.6 17.7 3.1 41.4 7.6 4.9 0.8

Furniture and home furnishings stores

429.3 13.6 3.3 31.8 8.0 175.7 69.3 -38.9 -8.3

Electronics and appliance stores

461.9 31.2 7.2 50.5 12.3 34.9 8.2 -16.9 -3.5

Building material and garden supply stores

1,402.9 1.6 0.1 26.3 1.9 128.8 10.1 94.6 7.2

Food and beverage stores

3,145.5 2.7 0.1 20.8 0.7 97.7 3.2 53.2 1.7

Health and personal care stores

982.9 -1.5 -0.2 27.1 2.8 33.5 3.5 -76.0 -7.2

Gasoline stations

927.2 2.8 0.3 15.1 1.7 28.6 3.2 -25.0 -2.6

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

966.9 12.6 1.3 54.7 6.0 474.9 96.5 -310.7 -24.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

462.6 2.1 0.5 21.2 4.8 123.9 36.6 -87.8 -16.0

General merchandise stores

3,134.6 10.0 0.3 32.7 1.1 265.3 9.2 105.5 3.5

Department stores

1,043.8 1.8 0.2 25.2 2.5 233.0 28.7 -31.2 -2.9

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters(1)

2,090.8 8.2 0.4 7.5 0.4 32.3 1.6 136.7 7.0

Miscellaneous store retailers

731.2 -2.6 -0.4 22.4 3.2 187.2 34.4 -96.5 -11.7

Nonstore retailers

560.7 8.5 1.5 20.5 3.8 54.0 10.7 3.5 0.6

Transportation and warehousing

5,407.4 63.2 1.2 188.9 3.6 299.0 5.9 -228.0 -4.0

Air transportation

386.7 -17.7 -4.4 -8.7 -2.2 -46.4 -10.7 -120.6 -23.8

Rail transportation

145.8 -0.3 -0.2 0.5 0.3 -8.6 -5.6 -21.6 -12.9

Water transportation

56.2 0.2 0.4 1.2 2.2 -2.9 -4.9 -10.0 -15.1

Truck transportation

1,463.7 9.6 0.7 23.9 1.7 33.1 2.3 -66.0 -4.3

Transit and ground passenger transportation

378.6 25.2 7.1 43.6 13.0 61.6 19.4 -122.3 -24.4

Pipeline transportation

49.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7 -1.4 -1.2 -2.4 -1.9 -3.7

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

23.6 1.8 8.3 2.9 14.0 11.1 88.8 -12.1 -33.9

Support activities for transportation

688.8 8.1 1.2 16.5 2.5 20.2 3.0 -67.2 -8.9

Couriers and messengers

946.6 8.3 0.9 28.8 3.1 85.4 9.9 117.2 14.1

Warehousing and storage

1,268.1 28.1 2.3 80.9 6.8 146.7 13.1 76.5 6.4

Utilities

539.4 -1.5 -0.3 0.6 0.1 -2.9 -0.5 -6.8 -1.2

Information

2,632 -3 -0.1 67 2.6 23 0.9 -233 -8.1

Publishing industries, except Internet

737.2 2.5 0.3 6.8 0.9 -9.8 -1.3 -26.7 -3.5

Motion picture and sound recording industries

282.1 -2.4 -0.8 68.1 31.8 61.7 28.0 -157.1 -35.8

Broadcasting, except Internet

246.4 2.7 1.1 7.3 3.1 0.0 0.0 -19.3 -7.3

Telecommunications

672.6 -5.8 -0.9 -11.8 -1.7 -22.1 -3.2 -34.9 -4.9

Data processing, hosting and related services

338.9 0.8 0.2 -2.2 -0.6 -5.2 -1.5 -4.1 -1.2

Other information services

355.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -1.4 -0.4 9.1 2.6

Financial activities

8,716 31 0.4 96 1.1 150 1.8 -76 -0.9

Finance and insurance

6,500.1 16.8 0.3 47.2 0.7 57.2 0.9 47.5 0.7

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,670.7 8.7 0.3 20.5 0.8 22.6 0.9 12.8 0.5

Depository credit intermediation

1,757.3 -3.3 -0.2 -7.8 -0.4 -14.0 -0.8 -19.2 -1.1

Commercial banking

1,370.8 -1.7 -0.1 -6.5 -0.5 -13.2 -1.0 -17.6 -1.3

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

594.8 7.5 1.3 20.0 3.5 16.3 2.8 18.3 3.2

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

318.6 4.5 1.4 8.3 2.7 20.3 6.8 13.7 4.5

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

975.4 1.4 0.1 6.0 0.6 8.8 0.9 6.7 0.7

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,834.1 6.7 0.2 20.6 0.7 25.6 0.9 27.8 1.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,215.7 14.5 0.7 48.4 2.2 92.2 4.3 -123.6 -5.3

Real estate

1,705.9 10.4 0.6 31.9 1.9 67.4 4.1 -29.7 -1.7

Rental and leasing services

486.7 4.1 0.8 16.4 3.5 24.8 5.4 -93.8 -16.2

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

Professional and business services

20,401 208 1.0 514 2.6 1,147 6.0 -1,043 -4.9

Professional and technical services

9,445.8 55.8 0.6 151.0 1.6 299.0 3.3 -178.2 -1.9

Legal services

1,117.4 4.8 0.4 9.0 0.8 25.1 2.3 -36.3 -3.1

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,013.3 1.4 0.1 0.6 0.1 48.3 5.0 -20.1 -1.9

Architectural and engineering services

1,504.1 4.0 0.3 33.4 2.3 44.6 3.1 -14.5 -1.0

Specialized design services(1)

138.6 3.3 2.4 6.5 4.9 12.8 10.2 -8.2 -5.6

Computer systems design and related services

2,193.5 15.8 0.7 39.3 1.8 20.9 1.0 -34.5 -1.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,516.7 14.5 1.0 25.8 1.7 44.2 3.0 -36.3 -2.3

Scientific research and development services(1)

762.2 7.1 0.9 22.3 3.0 31.5 4.3 24.4 3.3

Advertising and related services(1)

446.0 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 -4.4 -1.0 -48.7 -9.8

Other professional and technical services(1)

754.0 4.8 0.6 13.5 1.8 76.0 11.2 -4.1 -0.5

Management of companies and enterprises

2,357.5 3.7 0.2 20.9 0.9 2.0 0.1 -85.3 -3.5

Administrative and waste services

8,598.1 148.7 1.8 342.8 4.2 846.3 10.9 -779.4 -8.3

Administrative and support services

8,140.0 147.3 1.8 336.1 4.3 839.4 11.5 -776.1 -8.7

Office administrative services(1)

508.9 0.2 0.0 2.0 0.4 18.0 3.7 -20.7 -3.9

Facilities support services(1)

153.9 -0.1 -0.1 -4.5 -2.8 0.8 0.5 -12.6 -7.6

Employment services

3,241.6 120.2 3.9 263.7 8.9 600.9 22.8 -403.8 -11.1

Temporary help services

2,597.1 108.7 4.4 232.0 9.8 549.2 26.8 -345.8 -11.8

Business support services

778.1 -2.6 -0.3 16.8 2.2 27.1 3.6 -89.4 -10.3

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

153.9 -0.3 -0.2 -4.8 -3.0 -22.0 -12.5 -65.4 -29.8

Investigation and security services(1)

917.7 12.3 1.4 16.4 1.8 27.5 3.1 -44.2 -4.6

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,089.5 19.0 0.9 45.3 2.2 178.4 9.3 -94.1 -4.3

Other support services(1)

296.4 -1.4 -0.5 1.2 0.4 8.7 3.0 -45.8 -13.4

Waste management and remediation services

458.1 1.4 0.3 6.7 1.5 6.9 1.5 -3.3 -0.7

Education and health services

23,260 57 0.2 281 1.2 1,455 6.7 -1,103 -4.5

Educational services

3,452.9 -21.5 -0.6 -18.6 -0.5 135.3 4.1 -338.2 -8.9

Health care

15,917.4 58.3 0.4 204.6 1.3 987.8 6.6 -459.8 -2.8

Ambulatory health care services

7,609.5 50.7 0.7 205.3 2.8 1,087.5 16.7 -151.2 -1.9

Offices of physicians

2,651.2 14.3 0.5 59.3 2.3 223.6 9.2 -36.7 -1.4

Offices of dentists(1)

951.1 10.8 1.1 33.5 3.7 523.2 122.3 -18.8 -1.9

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

923.6 8.3 0.9 40.5 4.6 172.9 23.0 -56.9 -5.8

Outpatient care centers

970.6 9.7 1.0 27.5 2.9 69.9 7.8 -0.8 -0.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

283.5 5.8 2.1 10.5 3.8 24.9 9.6 -3.7 -1.3

Home health care services

1,527.1 3.7 0.2 33.1 2.2 65.4 4.5 -19.7 -1.3

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

302.4 -1.9 -0.6 0.9 0.3 7.6 2.6 -14.7 -4.6

Hospitals

5,154.7 16.2 0.3 21.6 0.4 15.1 0.3 -70.9 -1.4

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,153.2 -8.6 -0.3 -22.3 -0.7 -114.8 -3.5 -237.7 -7.0

Nursing care facilities

1,459.1 -4.9 -0.3 -17.5 -1.2 -81.7 -5.3 -137.5 -8.6

Residential mental health facilities(1)

621.7 -0.3 0.0 5.1 0.8 -1.3 -0.2 -29.9 -4.6

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

913.8 -3.8 -0.4 -9.2 -1.0 -30.9 -3.3 -62.8 -6.4

Other residential care facilities(1)

158.6 0.4 0.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -0.6 -7.6 -4.6

Social assistance

3,890.1 20.7 0.5 95.7 2.5 332.0 9.3 -304.9 -7.3

Individual and family services(1)

2,565.0 12.0 0.5 56.7 2.3 112.4 4.6 -90.0 -3.4

Emergency and other relief services(1)

180.3 -0.3 -0.2 -2.7 -1.5 2.4 1.3 -5.1 -2.8

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

284.1 1.0 0.4 9.4 3.4 24.5 9.4 -41.2 -12.7

Child day care services

860.7 8.0 0.9 32.3 3.9 192.7 28.8 -168.6 -16.4

Leisure and hospitality

13,381 271 2.1 815 6.5 4,832 56.5 -3,320 -19.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,740.4 44.0 2.6 153.0 9.6 597.3 52.3 -710.9 -29.0

Performing arts and spectator sports

299.6 23.9 8.7 42.2 16.4 30.7 11.4 -216.8 -42.0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

134.4 3.4 2.6 9.6 7.7 9.1 7.3 -39.5 -22.7

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,306.4 16.7 1.3 101.2 8.4 557.5 74.4 -454.6 -25.8

Accommodation and food services

11,640.1 226.4 2.0 661.5 6.0 4,234.0 57.2 -2,609.8 -18.3

Accommodation

1,435.3 34.2 2.4 137.2 10.6 256.3 21.7 -653.2 -31.3

Food services and drinking places

10,204.8 192.2 1.9 524.3 5.4 3,977.7 63.9 -1,956.6 -16.1

Other services

5,505 47 0.9 165 3.1 934 20.4 -402 -6.8

Repair and maintenance

1,330.0 17.9 1.4 47.4 3.7 195.8 17.3 -34.0 -2.5

Personal and laundry services

1,288.5 27.1 2.1 48.8 3.9 603.5 88.1 -236.3 -15.5

Membership associations and organizations

2,886.6 2.1 0.1 69.0 2.4 135.3 4.9 -131.7 -4.4

Government

21,529 -268 -1.2 -23 -0.1 -247 -1.1 -1,116 -4.9

Federal

2,993 -138 -4.4 81 2.8 100.0 3.5 149.0 5.2

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,389.7 -138.8 -5.5 75.5 3.3 100.1 4.4 153.3 6.9

U.S. Postal Service

602.8 -0.1 0.0 4.6 0.8 -0.1 0.0 -4.3 -0.7

State government

4,844 -65 -1.3 -120 -2.4 -149.0 -3.0 -340.0 -6.6

State government education

2,149.6 -61.4 -2.8 -120.2 -5.3 -140.4 -6.1 -331.7 -13.4

State government, excluding education

2,694.1 -3.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -8.7 -0.3 -8.4 -0.3

Local government

13,692 -65 -0.5 16 0.1 -198.0 -1.4 -925.0 -6.3

Local government education

7,375.8 -97.8 -1.3 -173.4 -2.3 -220.3 -2.9 -652.1 -8.1

Local government, excluding education

6,316.4 33.3 0.5 189.3 3.1 22.1 0.4 -273.0 -4.1

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