Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, December 2018, 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

758 4 0.5 8 1.1 18 2.4 60 8.6

Logging

47.1 0.6 1.3 -0.1 -0.2 -1.0 -2.1 -2.6 -5.2

Mining

710.7 3.7 0.5 7.9 1.1 18.4 2.7 62.4 9.6

Oil and gas extraction

154.7 0.3 0.2 2.3 1.5 2.0 1.3 10.2 7.1

Mining, except oil and gas

192.1 0.9 0.5 2.1 1.1 2.8 1.5 6.3 3.4

Coal mining

53.9 0.6 1.1 1.1 2.1 0.8 1.5 2.1 4.1

Metal ore mining(1)

38.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -1.3 -0.7 -1.8 0.0 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

99.8 0.4 0.4 1.5 1.5 2.7 2.8 4.1 4.3

Support activities for mining

363.9 2.5 0.7 3.5 1.0 13.6 3.9 45.9 14.4

Construction

7,352 38 0.5 69 0.9 134 1.9 280 4.0

Construction of buildings

1,634.5 8.0 0.5 16.7 1.0 30.7 1.9 70.7 4.5

Residential building

816.2 4.6 0.6 14.6 1.8 20.8 2.6 48.7 6.3

Nonresidential building

818.3 3.4 0.4 2.1 0.3 9.9 1.2 22.0 2.8

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,053.8 16.3 1.6 28.1 2.7 38.8 3.8 62.5 6.3

Specialty trade contractors

4,663.4 13.2 0.3 24.0 0.5 64.4 1.4 146.7 3.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,037.6 -2.9 -0.1 1.9 0.1 18.6 0.9 51.1 2.6

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,625.8 16.1 0.6 22.1 0.8 45.8 1.8 95.6 3.8

Manufacturing

12,842 32 0.2 88 0.7 140 1.1 284 2.3

Durable goods

8,037 19 0.2 52 0.7 99 1.2 216 2.8

Wood products

405.7 -1.1 -0.3 -2.2 -0.5 0.3 0.1 7.2 1.8

Nonmetallic mineral products

424.6 1.4 0.3 3.1 0.7 5.4 1.3 8.8 2.1

Primary metals

386.4 1.0 0.3 3.5 0.9 3.8 1.0 7.7 2.0

Fabricated metal products

1,504.2 6.7 0.4 8.8 0.6 15.4 1.0 48.2 3.3

Machinery

1,139.9 3.3 0.3 9.0 0.8 16.0 1.4 42.7 3.9

Computer and electronic products

1,078.2 3.6 0.3 8.2 0.8 12.0 1.1 22.4 2.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

170.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.8 0.5 4.3 2.6

Communications equipment

86.3 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.8 -0.2 -0.2

Semiconductors and electronic components

371.3 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.4 1.6 0.4 4.7 1.3

Electronic instruments

417.2 2.6 0.6 5.6 1.4 8.2 2.0 13.1 3.2

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.1 0.2 0.6 0.4 1.2 0.8 2.5 0.4 1.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

410.6 0.4 0.1 2.1 0.5 6.6 1.6 15.5 3.9

Transportation equipment

1,695.0 4.1 0.2 18.4 1.1 33.2 2.0 56.0 3.4

Motor vehicles and parts

969.4 1.8 0.2 6.6 0.7 9.4 1.0 13.1 1.4

Furniture and related products

390.7 -0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -1.5 -0.4

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

601.3 0.3 0.0 1.2 0.2 5.4 0.9 9.0 1.5

Nondurable goods

4,805 13 0.3 36 0.8 41 0.9 68 1.4

Food manufacturing

1,653.9 3.7 0.2 13.1 0.8 15.0 0.9 30.0 1.8

Textile mills

112.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7

Textile product mills

111.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 -1.5 -1.3

Apparel

110.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5 -4.2 -3.7 -5.3 -4.6

Paper and paper products

380.2 1.8 0.5 0.9 0.2 4.8 1.3 10.2 2.8

Printing and related support activities

429.9 -1.0 -0.2 -2.8 -0.6 -3.9 -0.9 -7.0 -1.6

Petroleum and coal products

116.6 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 1.7 1.5

Chemicals

843.1 -1.2 -0.1 6.0 0.7 11.5 1.4 12.8 1.5

Plastics and rubber products

735.9 2.2 0.3 8.1 1.1 9.2 1.3 11.6 1.6

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

311.1 5.5 1.8 10.1 3.4 7.6 2.5 15.1 5.1

Wholesale trade

6,030.8 8.4 0.1 23.3 0.4 56.9 1.0 88.9 1.5

Durable goods

3,053.7 4.9 0.2 17.5 0.6 35.8 1.2 58.8 2.0

Nondurable goods

2,057.0 1.9 0.1 3.7 0.2 8.3 0.4 2.2 0.1

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

920.1 1.6 0.2 2.1 0.2 12.8 1.4 27.9 3.1

Retail trade

15,952.7 23.8 0.1 53.1 0.3 37.4 0.2 91.6 0.6

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,047.6 7.3 0.4 10.5 0.5 16.8 0.8 27.7 1.4

Automobile dealers

1,317.3 6.3 0.5 6.6 0.5 9.0 0.7 13.9 1.1

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

157.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 1.6 1.0 1.2 0.8

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

573.2 0.8 0.1 3.6 0.6 6.2 1.1 12.6 2.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

489.8 2.7 0.6 5.6 1.2 7.5 1.6 9.1 1.9

Electronics and appliance stores

476.7 0.1 0.0 -11.8 -2.4 -21.7 -4.4 -18.3 -3.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,304.4 0.9 0.1 1.4 0.1 -7.1 -0.5 4.9 0.4

Food and beverage stores

3,114.9 4.0 0.1 15.9 0.5 25.6 0.8 15.1 0.5

Health and personal care stores

1,061.2 -0.1 0.0 2.8 0.3 4.5 0.4 -4.7 -0.4

Gasoline stations

943.5 1.3 0.1 2.8 0.3 5.2 0.6 10.4 1.1

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,351.5 0.0 0.0 -2.1 -0.2 -20.7 -1.5 4.0 0.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

531.7 -9.4 -1.7 -30.2 -5.4 -62.5 -10.5 -67.1 -11.2

General merchandise stores

3,197.9 15.0 0.5 50.0 1.6 80.6 2.6 76.2 2.4

Department stores

1,198.8 8.1 0.7 22.6 1.9 28.4 2.4 23.3 2.0

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

1,999.1 7.0 0.4 27.4 1.4 52.2 2.7 52.9 2.7

Miscellaneous store retailers

835.3 3.1 0.4 9.9 1.2 7.0 0.8 14.1 1.7

Nonstore retailers

598.2 -1.1 -0.2 -1.7 -0.3 2.2 0.4 20.2 3.5

Transportation and warehousing

5,426.0 2.2 0.0 47.8 0.9 103.8 2.0 189.8 3.6

Air transportation

507.3 0.7 0.1 1.7 0.3 3.5 0.7 7.7 1.5

Rail transportation

216.7 0.7 0.3 1.5 0.7 3.5 1.6 4.6 2.2

Water transportation

65.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.6 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3

Truck transportation

1,496.9 2.9 0.2 8.2 0.6 20.9 1.4 36.6 2.5

Transit and ground passenger transportation

494.2 -0.2 0.0 -2.7 -0.5 -4.1 -0.8 -1.3 -0.3

Pipeline transportation

46.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -1.5 -1.0 -2.1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.9 0.0 0.0 2.2 6.3 1.8 5.1 0.9 2.5

Support activities for transportation

725.7 1.7 0.2 11.4 1.6 15.3 2.2 25.5 3.6

Couriers and messengers

772.2 -5.2 -0.7 11.9 1.6 31.5 4.3 64.5 9.1

Warehousing and storage

1,063.9 1.7 0.2 13.4 1.3 32.4 3.1 52.5 5.2

Utilities

553.9 0.5 0.1 2.5 0.5 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Information

2,760 -1 0.0 1 0.0 -9 -0.3 -16 -0.6

Publishing industries, except Internet

713.4 -1.6 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -2.1 -0.3 -3.6 -0.5

Motion picture and sound recording industries

403.3 0.9 0.2 -7.5 -1.8 -6.9 -1.7 -13.0 -3.1

Broadcasting, except Internet

262.9 -1.2 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Telecommunications

748.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.7 0.1 -12.1 -1.6 -25.5 -3.3

Data processing, hosting and related services

328.9 0.3 0.1 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.2 9.3 2.9

Other information services

302.8 0.4 0.1 6.6 2.2 11.7 4.0 16.9 5.9

Financial activities

8,621 6 0.1 17 0.2 46 0.5 110 1.3

Finance and insurance

6,337.4 -3.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 6.1 0.1 46.2 0.7

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.2 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,652.9 -5.6 -0.2 -11.9 -0.4 -17.2 -0.6 -4.4 -0.2

Depository credit intermediation

1,717.9 -0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -5.0 -0.3 1.9 0.1

Commercial banking

1,315.0 -1.8 -0.1 -4.3 -0.3 -11.7 -0.9 -7.5 -0.6

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

620.7 -4.5 -0.7 -9.9 -1.6 -12.6 -2.0 -5.2 -0.8

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

314.3 -1.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.3 0.4 0.1 -1.1 -0.3

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

977.9 1.2 0.1 6.4 0.7 13.7 1.4 27.1 2.9

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,687.4 1.2 0.0 6.7 0.2 9.6 0.4 23.2 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,283.2 8.3 0.4 15.4 0.7 39.5 1.8 63.7 2.9

Real estate

1,652.1 5.6 0.3 11.2 0.7 24.4 1.5 41.0 2.5

Rental and leasing services

606.1 2.6 0.4 4.3 0.7 15.5 2.6 21.9 3.7

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

25.0 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -1.6 0.8 3.3

Professional and business services

21,260 43 0.2 143 0.7 288 1.4 583 2.8

Professional and technical services

9,366.5 17.6 0.2 74.9 0.8 136.8 1.5 285.7 3.1

Legal services

1,136.7 -0.6 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1 -2.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.0

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,023.7 2.8 0.3 10.2 1.0 15.9 1.6 41.6 4.2

Architectural and engineering services

1,500.1 1.4 0.1 14.1 0.9 22.4 1.5 44.1 3.0

Specialized design services(1)

140.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 1.9 1.4 2.0 1.4

Computer systems design and related services

2,142.0 2.2 0.1 20.5 1.0 38.7 1.8 77.5 3.8

Management and technical consulting services

1,477.0 4.2 0.3 11.3 0.8 28.8 2.0 52.9 3.7

Scientific research and development services(1)

695.5 3.6 0.5 10.3 1.5 15.4 2.3 32.4 4.9

Advertising and related services(1)

499.6 1.4 0.3 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.5 8.7 1.8

Other professional and technical services(1)

751.6 2.3 0.3 6.8 0.9 14.0 1.9 26.9 3.7

Management of companies and enterprises

2,337.7 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 5.9 0.3 29.3 1.3

Administrative and waste services

9,556.2 25.2 0.3 67.7 0.7 145.7 1.5 268.8 2.9

Administrative and support services

9,117.0 23.0 0.3 62.9 0.7 135.4 1.5 247.6 2.8

Office administrative services(1)

531.4 1.4 0.3 3.8 0.7 6.7 1.3 12.7 2.4

Facilities support services(1)

158.2 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.6 1.7 2.4 1.5

Employment services

3,792.4 14.8 0.4 37.0 1.0 80.7 2.2 118.8 3.2

Temporary help services

3,096.7 10.3 0.3 36.6 1.2 70.5 2.3 98.6 3.3

Business support services

911.5 -1.8 -0.2 0.1 0.0 2.6 0.3 3.0 0.3

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

215.1 -0.2 -0.1 -1.8 -0.8 -2.1 -1.0 -1.3 -0.6

Investigation and security services(1)

952.5 4.7 0.5 8.3 0.9 11.4 1.2 24.6 2.7

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,209.9 1.2 0.1 12.6 0.6 24.9 1.1 72.3 3.4

Other support services(1)

345.9 2.5 0.7 2.1 0.6 8.6 2.5 14.8 4.5

Waste management and remediation services

439.2 2.2 0.5 4.8 1.1 10.3 2.4 21.2 5.1

Education and health services

23,897 82 0.3 147 0.6 259 1.1 517 2.2

Educational services

3,752.6 24.1 0.6 10.0 0.3 5.0 0.1 56.9 1.5

Health care

16,213.0 50.2 0.3 114.7 0.7 196.4 1.2 346.0 2.2

Ambulatory health care services

7,608.3 37.8 0.5 78.0 1.0 120.1 1.6 219.7 3.0

Offices of physicians

2,666.1 6.7 0.3 18.3 0.7 29.2 1.1 53.9 2.1

Offices of dentists(1)

962.5 7.2 0.8 13.4 1.4 15.8 1.7 19.0 2.0

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

951.2 5.6 0.6 15.3 1.6 24.1 2.6 45.6 5.0

Outpatient care centers

951.2 3.1 0.3 11.5 1.2 20.7 2.2 37.2 4.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

285.9 1.7 0.6 2.2 0.8 4.5 1.6 11.9 4.3

Home health care services

1,488.1 13.3 0.9 20.2 1.4 31.2 2.1 57.6 4.0

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

303.2 0.1 0.0 -3.0 -1.0 -5.5 -1.8 -5.6 -1.8

Hospitals

5,231.8 7.4 0.1 29.4 0.6 56.8 1.1 107.8 2.1

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,372.9 5.0 0.1 7.3 0.2 19.5 0.6 18.5 0.6

Nursing care facilities

1,612.7 0.7 0.0 1.0 0.1 3.2 0.2 -7.0 -0.4

Residential mental health facilities(1)

639.0 2.9 0.5 1.7 0.3 4.3 0.7 4.0 0.6

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

945.7 0.1 0.0 2.6 0.3 7.0 0.7 16.3 1.8

Other residential care facilities(1)

175.4 1.3 0.7 2.0 1.2 4.9 2.9 5.1 3.0

Social assistance

3,931.6 7.7 0.2 22.3 0.6 57.8 1.5 114.2 3.0

Individual and family services(1)

2,470.0 8.3 0.3 20.5 0.8 47.9 2.0 103.6 4.4

Emergency and other relief services(1)

176.7 -0.7 -0.4 1.6 0.9 3.7 2.1 6.1 3.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

345.8 -0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.3 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.2

Child day care services

939.1 0.7 0.1 1.2 0.1 5.6 0.6 3.6 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

16,513 55 0.3 140 0.9 188 1.2 306 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,398.9 7.0 0.3 29.6 1.2 54.1 2.3 49.0 2.1

Performing arts and spectator sports

508.4 0.1 0.0 5.9 1.2 21.5 4.4 11.9 2.4

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

178.3 0.6 0.3 3.6 2.1 4.9 2.8 6.8 4.0

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,712.2 6.3 0.4 20.1 1.2 27.7 1.6 30.3 1.8

Accommodation and food services

14,114.3 48.7 0.3 110.4 0.8 134.4 1.0 256.8 1.9

Accommodation

2,035.2 8.0 0.4 -0.2 0.0 1.1 0.1 21.4 1.1

Food services and drinking places

12,079.1 40.7 0.3 110.6 0.9 133.3 1.1 235.4 2.0

Other services

5,892 8 0.1 16 0.3 14 0.2 70 1.2

Repair and maintenance

1,327.7 2.1 0.2 4.2 0.3 6.7 0.5 10.9 0.8

Personal and laundry services

1,540.8 3.2 0.2 6.7 0.4 9.9 0.6 33.8 2.2

Membership associations and organizations

3,023.5 2.4 0.1 5.3 0.2 -2.7 -0.1 25.5 0.9

Government

22,405 11 0.0 7 0.0 56 0.3 74 0.3

Federal

2,804.0 -3.0 -0.1 5.0 0.2 9.0 0.3 9.0 0.3

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,195.2 2.0 0.1 3.6 0.2 5.9 0.3 12.8 0.6

U.S. Postal Service

609.2 -4.4 -0.7 2.0 0.3 3.8 0.6 -3.4 -0.6

State government

5,131.0 5.0 0.1 -14.0 -0.3 12.0 0.2 2.0 0.0

State government education

2,457.0 0.1 0.0 -23.2 -0.9 4.0 0.2 -5.3 -0.2

State government, excluding education

2,673.9 4.8 0.2 8.8 0.3 7.9 0.3 6.8 0.3

Local government

14,470.0 9.0 0.1 16.0 0.1 35.0 0.2 63.0 0.4

Local government education

7,956.3 2.2 0.0 -4.3 -0.1 7.5 0.1 18.1 0.2

Local government, excluding education

6,513.2 6.8 0.1 20.0 0.3 27.4 0.4 44.8 0.7

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