Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, April 2019, 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

753 -3 -0.4 -6 -0.8 2 0.3 30 4.1

Logging

44.6 -1.7 -3.7 -3.6 -7.5 -2.6 -5.5 -5.3 -10.6

Mining

708.0 -1.6 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3 4.4 0.6 35.2 5.2

Oil and gas extraction

152.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 1.7 6.0 4.1 8.8 6.1

Mining, except oil and gas

195.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2 1.1 0.6 5.9 3.1

Coal mining

52.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.5 1.0 0.7 1.4

Metal ore mining(1)

41.4 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.0 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

101.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.8 5.2 5.4

Support activities for mining

359.8 -1.4 -0.4 -5.1 -1.4 -2.7 -0.7 20.5 6.0

Construction

7,486 33 0.4 30 0.4 107 1.5 256 3.5

Construction of buildings

1,654.3 -2.1 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1 12.8 0.8 38.0 2.4

Residential building

834.1 -2.5 -0.3 1.6 0.2 20.4 2.5 39.0 4.9

Nonresidential building

820.2 0.4 0.0 -3.2 -0.4 -7.6 -0.9 -1.0 -0.1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,087.8 9.9 0.9 1.3 0.1 16.0 1.5 49.5 4.8

Specialty trade contractors

4,743.4 25.2 0.5 29.4 0.6 77.6 1.7 168.1 3.7

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,065.1 3.1 0.2 1.3 0.1 11.1 0.5 53.8 2.7

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,678.3 22.1 0.8 28.1 1.1 66.5 2.5 114.3 4.5

Manufacturing

12,838 4 0.0 12 0.1 76 0.6 204 1.6

Durable goods

8,055 0 0.0 0 0.0 49 0.6 152 1.9

Wood products

411.2 1.4 0.3 3.0 0.7 2.0 0.5 5.6 1.4

Nonmetallic mineral products

413.5 -0.6 -0.1 -6.5 -1.5 -3.4 -0.8 -0.8 -0.2

Primary metals

381.0 -2.1 -0.5 -1.7 -0.4 3.1 0.8 4.6 1.2

Fabricated metal products

1,484.9 -0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 8.8 0.6 26.3 1.8

Machinery

1,138.7 -2.7 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1 8.2 0.7 27.1 2.4

Computer and electronic products

1,076.6 2.2 0.2 4.7 0.4 16.7 1.6 25.9 2.5

Computer and peripheral equipment

159.5 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 2.3 1.5 3.4 2.2

Communications equipment

86.2 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1

Semiconductors and electronic components

375.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 5.7 1.5 6.6 1.8

Electronic instruments

422.2 2.9 0.7 4.0 1.0 8.1 2.0 15.1 3.7

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -1.2 -0.2 -0.6

Electrical equipment and appliances

401.6 -1.4 -0.3 -2.7 -0.7 -1.4 -0.3 5.9 1.5

Transportation equipment

1,736.3 1.9 0.1 1.7 0.1 11.4 0.7 46.5 2.8

Motor vehicles and parts

997.7 -1.5 -0.2 -6.3 -0.6 -8.1 -0.8 2.7 0.3

Furniture and related products

394.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 1.1 0.3

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

616.1 1.4 0.2 1.7 0.3 3.3 0.5 9.5 1.6

Nondurable goods

4,783 4 0.1 12 0.3 27 0.6 52 1.1

Food manufacturing

1,638.3 2.7 0.2 6.2 0.4 9.7 0.6 24.9 1.5

Textile mills

113.7 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.6 1.2 1.1

Textile product mills

114.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.9 -0.8 -1.0 -0.9

Apparel

107.9 0.2 0.2 -1.6 -1.5 -2.2 -2.0 -8.2 -7.1

Paper and paper products

369.0 -1.6 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 3.9 1.1

Printing and related support activities

419.6 -1.9 -0.5 -5.0 -1.2 -9.1 -2.1 -11.9 -2.8

Petroleum and coal products

116.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 1.0 0.9 1.7 1.5

Chemicals

859.7 3.0 0.4 9.0 1.1 16.8 2.0 27.2 3.3

Plastics and rubber products

735.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 0.4 6.7 0.9

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

307.4 1.5 0.5 2.7 0.9 7.6 2.5 7.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

5,931.4 9.9 0.2 22.3 0.4 53.9 0.9 110.0 1.9

Durable goods

3,212.2 7.1 0.2 17.1 0.5 38.4 1.2 77.0 2.5

Nondurable goods

2,164.6 0.7 0.0 3.9 0.2 11.7 0.5 20.3 0.9

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

554.6 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.2 3.8 0.7 12.7 2.3

Retail trade

15,788.9 -12.0 -0.1 -41.4 -0.3 -5.5 0.0 -49.1 -0.3

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,050.5 7.5 0.4 16.4 0.8 18.7 0.9 36.4 1.8

Automobile dealers

1,314.0 5.1 0.4 9.7 0.7 11.4 0.9 17.3 1.3

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

160.2 2.3 1.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 1.1

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

576.3 0.1 0.0 6.4 1.1 7.4 1.3 17.3 3.1

Furniture and home furnishings stores

486.9 -1.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 3.4 0.7 7.1 1.5

Electronics and appliance stores

472.4 -0.1 0.0 0.8 0.2 -10.4 -2.2 -23.3 -4.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,299.9 -3.0 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 -9.9 -0.8

Food and beverage stores

3,119.2 2.2 0.1 9.7 0.3 29.7 1.0 35.9 1.2

Health and personal care stores

1,045.0 2.6 0.2 -14.1 -1.3 -16.3 -1.5 -15.5 -1.5

Gasoline stations

948.2 2.6 0.3 1.2 0.1 14.1 1.5 16.3 1.7

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,342.1 -6.6 -0.5 -11.1 -0.8 -10.2 -0.8 -23.3 -1.7

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

558.7 -5.3 -0.9 -1.1 -0.2 -2.7 -0.5 -37.7 -6.3

General merchandise stores

3,050.5 -8.5 -0.3 -40.2 -1.3 -44.3 -1.4 -43.8 -1.4

Department stores

1,120.8 -4.7 -0.4 -21.9 -1.9 -25.7 -2.2 -23.2 -2.0

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

1,929.7 -3.8 -0.2 -18.3 -0.9 -18.6 -1.0 -20.6 -1.1

Miscellaneous store retailers

835.2 -1.1 -0.1 -3.4 -0.4 8.7 1.1 1.1 0.1

Nonstore retailers

580.3 -1.1 -0.2 3.7 0.6 4.5 0.8 7.6 1.3

Transportation and warehousing

5,548.4 11.1 0.2 7.2 0.1 59.9 1.1 176.2 3.3

Air transportation

515.4 0.5 0.1 4.9 1.0 11.7 2.3 16.1 3.2

Rail transportation

211.6 -0.7 -0.3 -3.8 -1.8 -4.6 -2.1 -1.2 -0.6

Water transportation

64.6 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5 0.2 0.3

Truck transportation

1,516.3 -0.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 13.7 0.9 34.9 2.4

Transit and ground passenger transportation

494.1 5.1 1.0 8.7 1.8 7.2 1.5 7.5 1.5

Pipeline transportation

47.2 0.1 0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -1.5 -3.1 -1.3 -2.7

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

34.1 0.1 0.3 -1.5 -4.2 0.7 2.1 -0.4 -1.2

Support activities for transportation

719.7 0.1 0.0 -1.6 -0.2 3.0 0.4 13.0 1.8

Couriers and messengers

753.4 1.0 0.1 -10.1 -1.3 9.2 1.2 39.0 5.5

Warehousing and storage

1,192.0 5.4 0.5 11.1 0.9 20.8 1.8 68.4 6.1

Utilities

551.7 -3.2 -0.6 -3.2 -0.6 -2.8 -0.5 -5.5 -1.0

Information

2,814 -1 0.0 -1 0.0 -18 -0.6 -15 -0.5

Publishing industries, except Internet

734.7 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.2 1.8 0.2 4.3 0.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

420.6 -3.5 -0.8 -6.9 -1.6 -20.4 -4.6 -18.1 -4.1

Broadcasting, except Internet

268.5 -0.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.9 -1.0 -0.4 -1.9 -0.7

Telecommunications

727.0 -3.1 -0.4 -6.4 -0.9 -15.6 -2.1 -29.6 -3.9

Data processing, hosting and related services

333.4 0.5 0.2 4.0 1.2 2.0 0.6 3.3 1.0

Other information services

330.0 5.2 1.6 9.9 3.1 15.0 4.8 27.4 9.1

Financial activities

8,651 12 0.1 30 0.3 40 0.5 110 1.3

Finance and insurance

6,332.9 3.4 0.1 9.4 0.1 4.9 0.1 29.6 0.5

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.3 1.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,629.9 -1.4 -0.1 -8.0 -0.3 -19.6 -0.7 -16.0 -0.6

Depository credit intermediation

1,708.9 -1.7 -0.1 -5.5 -0.3 -6.8 -0.4 -6.0 -0.3

Commercial banking

1,306.2 -4.1 -0.3 -9.1 -0.7 -11.6 -0.9 -16.1 -1.2

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

613.6 -0.1 0.0 -1.2 -0.2 -10.4 -1.7 -8.7 -1.4

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

307.3 0.4 0.1 -1.4 -0.5 -2.5 -0.8 -1.5 -0.5

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

970.3 0.9 0.1 4.9 0.5 9.2 1.0 17.1 1.8

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,713.0 3.9 0.1 12.4 0.5 15.2 0.6 28.2 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,317.6 7.8 0.3 20.3 0.9 34.9 1.5 79.8 3.6

Real estate

1,699.0 5.4 0.3 12.4 0.7 20.7 1.2 49.0 3.0

Rental and leasing services

595.5 2.4 0.4 8.0 1.4 14.7 2.5 30.5 5.4

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -2.1 0.3 1.3

Professional and business services

21,413 76 0.4 154 0.7 230 1.1 535 2.6

Professional and technical services

9,522.5 13.9 0.1 65.8 0.7 134.7 1.4 292.3 3.2

Legal services

1,142.4 -0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 2.4 0.2

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,042.9 1.3 0.1 9.6 0.9 19.6 1.9 37.3 3.7

Architectural and engineering services

1,506.6 -1.7 -0.1 6.4 0.4 16.9 1.1 42.5 2.9

Specialized design services(1)

149.4 -0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.1 5.1 3.5 6.6 4.6

Computer systems design and related services

2,196.8 14.1 0.6 32.9 1.5 50.2 2.3 94.4 4.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,521.7 0.9 0.1 9.5 0.6 19.5 1.3 52.7 3.6

Scientific research and development services(1)

723.1 3.2 0.4 9.7 1.4 19.2 2.7 39.3 5.7

Advertising and related services(1)

485.8 -3.8 -0.8 -5.2 -1.1 -3.1 -0.6 -4.6 -0.9

Other professional and technical services(1)

753.8 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.1 7.7 1.0 21.8 3.0

Management of companies and enterprises

2,415.0 6.8 0.3 16.6 0.7 23.8 1.0 55.2 2.3

Administrative and waste services

9,475.4 54.8 0.6 71.6 0.8 71.4 0.8 187.0 2.0

Administrative and support services

9,021.4 53.1 0.6 66.2 0.7 61.6 0.7 167.2 1.9

Office administrative services(1)

531.9 5.8 1.1 9.7 1.9 12.7 2.4 19.3 3.8

Facilities support services(1)

154.8 -0.8 -0.5 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 3.0 2.0

Employment services

3,723.1 15.2 0.4 12.4 0.3 11.0 0.3 55.9 1.5

Temporary help services

3,052.6 17.9 0.6 19.1 0.6 7.6 0.2 53.5 1.8

Business support services

893.0 1.9 0.2 -2.6 -0.3 -6.0 -0.7 -4.1 -0.5

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

215.4 -0.1 0.0 -1.9 -0.9 -4.8 -2.2 -4.3 -2.0

Investigation and security services(1)

953.3 0.8 0.1 8.2 0.9 4.2 0.4 11.7 1.2

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,207.7 20.6 0.9 30.1 1.4 31.9 1.5 67.9 3.2

Other support services(1)

342.3 9.8 2.9 10.6 3.2 12.8 3.9 17.8 5.5

Waste management and remediation services

454.0 1.7 0.4 5.4 1.2 9.8 2.2 19.8 4.6

Education and health services

24,130 62 0.3 150 0.6 314 1.3 588 2.5

Educational services

3,769.0 9.7 0.3 -3.2 -0.1 29.8 0.8 63.6 1.7

Health care

16,334.4 27.0 0.2 107.7 0.7 233.1 1.4 403.5 2.5

Ambulatory health care services

7,717.1 17.2 0.2 72.2 0.9 168.9 2.2 262.0 3.5

Offices of physicians

2,671.6 5.0 0.2 18.2 0.7 39.7 1.5 59.2 2.3

Offices of dentists(1)

983.4 2.1 0.2 9.0 0.9 21.1 2.2 34.1 3.6

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

963.4 2.3 0.2 6.5 0.7 20.4 2.2 41.8 4.5

Outpatient care centers

966.8 0.2 0.0 9.6 1.0 23.0 2.4 40.3 4.3

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

288.7 0.6 0.2 1.8 0.6 7.6 2.7 14.5 5.3

Home health care services

1,531.9 5.9 0.4 24.0 1.6 46.7 3.1 70.1 4.8

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

311.2 1.0 0.3 3.2 1.0 10.3 3.4 1.9 0.6

Hospitals

5,229.2 8.3 0.2 22.2 0.4 49.9 1.0 105.7 2.1

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,388.1 1.5 0.0 13.3 0.4 14.3 0.4 35.8 1.1

Nursing care facilities

1,605.1 -3.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -2.5 -0.2 -3.3 -0.2

Residential mental health facilities(1)

649.9 -1.4 -0.2 3.9 0.6 3.1 0.5 9.1 1.4

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

962.9 7.0 0.7 9.1 1.0 11.0 1.2 25.4 2.7

Other residential care facilities(1)

170.3 -0.9 -0.5 0.4 0.2 2.8 1.7 4.7 2.8

Social assistance

4,026.4 25.6 0.6 45.3 1.1 51.1 1.3 120.4 3.1

Individual and family services(1)

2,543.8 26.3 1.0 43.1 1.7 47.3 1.9 100.0 4.1

Emergency and other relief services(1)

176.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 -1.3 -0.7 4.9 2.9

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

328.3 -2.8 -0.8 -1.4 -0.4 -3.3 -1.0 -0.8 -0.2

Child day care services

978.1 1.8 0.2 3.2 0.3 8.3 0.9 16.2 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

16,717 34 0.2 70 0.4 267 1.6 455 2.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,490.3 9.4 0.4 15.8 0.6 60.0 2.5 114.5 4.8

Performing arts and spectator sports

519.5 2.0 0.4 4.9 1.0 -7.7 -1.5 15.5 3.1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

176.1 1.3 0.7 0.8 0.5 3.8 2.2 7.2 4.3

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,794.7 6.1 0.3 10.1 0.6 63.9 3.7 91.8 5.4

Accommodation and food services

14,226.8 24.4 0.2 54.5 0.4 207.4 1.5 340.7 2.5

Accommodation

2,046.0 -0.6 0.0 3.3 0.2 13.6 0.7 23.0 1.1

Food services and drinking places

12,180.8 25.0 0.2 51.2 0.4 193.8 1.6 317.7 2.7

Other services

5,926 14 0.2 38 0.6 59 1.0 100 1.7

Repair and maintenance

1,353.4 4.6 0.3 13.3 1.0 16.0 1.2 28.5 2.2

Personal and laundry services

1,536.9 4.4 0.3 14.3 0.9 13.9 0.9 37.1 2.5

Membership associations and organizations

3,035.7 4.9 0.2 10.1 0.3 29.5 1.0 34.7 1.2

Government

22,547 27 0.1 47 0.2 61 0.3 126 0.6

Federal

2,811.0 11.0 0.4 14.0 0.5 13.0 0.5 18.0 0.6

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,206.4 12.5 0.6 15.0 0.7 13.1 0.6 20.1 0.9

U.S. Postal Service

604.7 -1.5 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -2.3 -0.4

State government

5,175.0 -11.0 -0.2 -9.0 -0.2 -22.0 -0.4 6.0 0.1

State government education

2,487.6 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -14.2 -0.6 9.1 0.4

State government, excluding education

2,687.4 -10.2 -0.4 -8.7 -0.3 -7.8 -0.3 -2.9 -0.1

Local government

14,561.0 27.0 0.2 42.0 0.3 70.0 0.5 102.0 0.7

Local government education

8,003.3 12.9 0.2 19.1 0.2 33.8 0.4 49.9 0.6

Local government, excluding education

6,557.3 13.6 0.2 22.7 0.3 36.3 0.6 51.9 0.8

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