Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, May 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

706 6 0.9 21 3.1 40 6.0 32 4.7

Logging

50.7 -0.3 -0.6 -0.6 -1.2 0.2 0.4 -0.9 -1.7

Mining

655.3 6.6 1.0 22.1 3.5 40.2 6.5 32.7 5.3

Oil and gas extraction

179.8 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.6 1.3 0.7 -0.6 -0.3

Mining, except oil and gas

183.1 -1.9 -1.0 -1.1 -0.6 1.8 1.0 4.2 2.3

Coal mining

51.0 0.4 0.8 0.7 1.4 1.3 2.6 1.2 2.4

Metal ore mining(1)

38.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.4 -1.0 0.1 0.3

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

93.3 -2.0 -2.1 -1.4 -1.5 0.9 1.0 3.0 3.3

Support activities for mining

292.4 7.9 2.8 22.2 8.2 37.1 14.5 29.1 11.1

Construction

6,881 11 0.2 10 0.1 110 1.6 191 2.9

Construction of buildings

1,531.1 5.5 0.4 8.0 0.5 29.8 2.0 43.4 2.9

Residential building

766.8 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 14.7 2.0 36.3 5.0

Nonresidential building

764.3 3.5 0.5 8.0 1.1 15.1 2.0 7.1 0.9

Heavy and civil engineering construction

969.5 7.2 0.7 9.7 1.0 26.3 2.8 23.1 2.4

Specialty trade contractors

4,380.8 -1.2 0.0 -7.7 -0.2 54.1 1.3 125.1 2.9

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,930.2 5.1 0.3 -1.3 -0.1 34.9 1.8 84.0 4.5

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,450.6 -6.3 -0.3 -6.4 -0.3 19.2 0.8 41.1 1.7

Manufacturing

12,398 -1 0.0 21 0.2 73 0.6 63 0.5

Durable goods

7,736 2 0.0 14 0.2 41 0.5 24 0.3

Wood products

393.2 -2.4 -0.6 -3.8 -1.0 -0.1 0.0 2.1 0.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

412.2 -3.2 -0.8 -4.4 -1.1 2.3 0.6 5.9 1.5

Primary metals

384.8 2.9 0.8 6.6 1.7 10.2 2.7 6.1 1.6

Fabricated metal products

1,431.3 3.5 0.2 8.1 0.6 13.3 0.9 6.2 0.4

Machinery

1,088.1 3.7 0.3 4.9 0.5 15.5 1.4 11.4 1.1

Computer and electronic products

1,034.7 -1.7 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1 -6.4 -0.6 -17.2 -1.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.9 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 -0.8 -0.5 -2.9 -1.8

Communications equipment

84.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.2 -1.4

Semiconductors and electronic components

357.5 -1.4 -0.4 -1.5 -0.4 -4.7 -1.3 -12.9 -3.5

Electronic instruments

397.2 -0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.7 0.4

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.6 -1.8 -2.0 -5.7 -2.0 -5.7

Electrical equipment and appliances

386.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 0.2 3.0 0.8 3.9 1.0

Transportation equipment

1,622.7 2.4 0.1 6.2 0.4 1.4 0.1 -0.9 -0.1

Motor vehicles and parts

943.7 -1.5 -0.2 2.5 0.3 2.2 0.2 5.3 0.6

Furniture and related products

392.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.2 1.8 0.5 5.4 1.4

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

590.5 -2.0 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.2

Nondurable goods

4,662 -3 -0.1 7 0.2 32 0.7 39 0.8

Food manufacturing

1,594.7 0.6 0.0 10.4 0.7 32.6 2.1 49.4 3.2

Textile mills

109.8 -0.3 -0.3 -1.7 -1.5 -2.7 -2.4 -4.3 -3.8

Textile product mills

111.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.8 -1.6 -1.4 -4.6 -4.0

Apparel

123.1 -0.5 -0.4 -2.7 -2.1 -6.3 -4.9 -8.6 -6.5

Paper and paper products

370.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 2.1 0.6 -1.9 -0.5

Printing and related support activities

436.1 -2.0 -0.5 -4.6 -1.0 -6.0 -1.4 -12.1 -2.7

Petroleum and coal products

112.0 0.1 0.1 2.2 2.0 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.4

Chemicals

818.3 0.8 0.1 3.3 0.4 6.4 0.8 7.2 0.9

Plastics and rubber products

695.3 -3.8 -0.5 -5.1 -0.7 -0.9 -0.1 -5.8 -0.8

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

290.6 3.3 1.1 5.5 1.9 7.2 2.5 19.0 7.0

Wholesale trade

5,906.5 -2.1 0.0 0.9 0.0 19.7 0.3 49.5 0.8

Durable goods

2,947.0 -0.4 0.0 5.9 0.2 15.1 0.5 20.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

2,061.5 0.6 0.0 4.2 0.2 9.5 0.5 27.0 1.3

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

898.0 -2.3 -0.3 -9.2 -1.0 -4.9 -0.5 1.9 0.2

Retail trade

15,836.2 -6.1 0.0 -51.4 -0.3 -31.5 -0.2 35.9 0.2

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,013.4 1.1 0.1 1.9 0.1 13.9 0.7 38.3 1.9

Automobile dealers

1,304.7 1.8 0.1 3.2 0.2 9.9 0.8 27.7 2.2

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

156.8 1.0 0.6 1.8 1.2 4.8 3.2 8.0 5.4

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

552.0 -1.6 -0.3 -3.0 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 2.7 0.5

Furniture and home furnishings stores

483.4 -1.0 -0.2 -1.5 -0.3 7.4 1.6 10.0 2.1

Electronics and appliance stores

511.2 -1.8 -0.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -17.1 -3.2

Building material and garden supply stores

1,283.5 1.6 0.1 0.7 0.1 2.4 0.2 14.3 1.1

Food and beverage stores

3,081.7 -5.3 -0.2 -14.9 -0.5 -18.5 -0.6 -4.0 -0.1

Health and personal care stores

1,059.0 1.7 0.2 -3.4 -0.3 -1.0 -0.1 11.4 1.1

Gasoline stations

938.4 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.0 9.0 1.0 15.7 1.7

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,349.7 -0.2 0.0 -7.6 -0.6 23.9 1.8 -1.2 -0.1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

605.3 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 -11.7 -1.9 -16.8 -2.7

General merchandise stores

3,114.4 -6.2 -0.2 -37.1 -1.2 -76.8 -2.4 -45.6 -1.4

Department stores

1,273.1 -3.7 -0.3 -14.9 -1.2 -36.6 -2.8 -29.9 -2.3

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,841.3 -2.5 -0.1 -22.2 -1.2 -40.1 -2.1 -15.7 -0.8

Miscellaneous store retailers

833.5 -1.3 -0.2 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.0 2.1 0.3

Nonstore retailers

562.7 2.9 0.5 8.9 1.6 19.5 3.6 28.8 5.4

Transportation and warehousing

5,050.0 3.6 0.1 7.3 0.1 15.4 0.3 74.3 1.5

Air transportation

486.5 2.0 0.4 4.6 1.0 7.5 1.6 9.7 2.0

Rail transportation

209.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -2.7 -1.3 -4.9 -2.3

Water transportation

64.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -1.8 -2.7

Truck transportation

1,473.8 -0.1 0.0 2.5 0.2 11.6 0.8 23.4 1.6

Transit and ground passenger transportation

471.4 4.5 1.0 0.8 0.2 -1.9 -0.4 -12.3 -2.5

Pipeline transportation

47.1 -0.9 -1.9 -0.9 -1.9 -1.4 -2.9 -2.7 -5.4

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.0 0.1 0.3 0.9 2.6 1.4 4.0 1.7 5.0

Support activities for transportation

661.1 -2.5 -0.4 -1.0 -0.2 0.7 0.1 3.8 0.6

Couriers and messengers

653.7 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.1 -6.4 -1.0 21.4 3.4

Warehousing and storage

946.4 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.1 6.8 0.7 36.0 4.0

Utilities

553.2 -1.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1

Information

2,723 -2 -0.1 -25 -0.9 -45 -1.6 -16 -0.6

Publishing industries, except Internet

726.0 1.0 0.1 -2.8 -0.4 -3.1 -0.4 -3.7 -0.5

Motion picture and sound recording industries

406.3 -2.5 -0.6 -3.4 -0.8 -19.4 -4.6 -5.8 -1.4

Broadcasting, except Internet

260.1 -2.0 -0.8 -5.1 -1.9 -6.2 -2.3 -10.2 -3.8

Telecommunications

756.2 -1.1 -0.1 -19.4 -2.5 -28.9 -3.7 -15.4 -2.0

Data processing, hosting and related services

302.1 1.0 0.3 1.6 0.5 3.2 1.1 4.2 1.4

Other information services

272.3 1.8 0.7 4.6 1.7 9.0 3.4 14.8 5.7

Financial activities

8,428 11 0.1 29 0.3 86 1.0 165 2.0

Finance and insurance

6,237.2 6.7 0.1 22.1 0.4 61.3 1.0 107.9 1.8

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 0.2 1.1

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,655.3 4.7 0.2 10.0 0.4 25.6 1.0 49.6 1.9

Depository credit intermediation

1,719.1 3.7 0.2 5.1 0.3 15.1 0.9 21.6 1.3

Commercial banking

1,320.2 3.6 0.3 5.6 0.4 11.3 0.9 10.9 0.8

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

623.9 0.3 0.0 1.3 0.2 4.7 0.8 15.5 2.5

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

312.3 0.6 0.2 3.6 1.2 5.8 1.9 12.5 4.2

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

938.7 0.2 0.0 3.6 0.4 7.2 0.8 9.8 1.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,624.4 1.8 0.1 8.5 0.3 28.2 1.1 48.3 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,190.4 4.4 0.2 6.5 0.3 24.6 1.1 57.2 2.7

Real estate

1,600.3 1.0 0.1 -0.4 0.0 16.1 1.0 50.7 3.3

Rental and leasing services

566.9 3.5 0.6 7.0 1.3 8.6 1.5 6.7 1.2

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

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

Professional and business services

20,644 38 0.2 134 0.7 264 1.3 622 3.1

Professional and technical services

9,112.0 10.9 0.1 53.5 0.6 123.8 1.4 278.2 3.1

Legal services

1,127.7 2.0 0.2 4.0 0.4 5.2 0.5 7.6 0.7

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,002.0 -0.4 0.0 6.7 0.7 1.7 0.2 21.1 2.2

Architectural and engineering services

1,446.8 0.4 0.0 7.8 0.5 24.8 1.7 43.6 3.1

Specialized design services(1)

141.8 -0.9 -0.6 -0.9 -0.6 0.8 0.6 2.9 2.1

Computer systems design and related services

2,045.7 -0.2 0.0 1.2 0.1 21.2 1.0 64.8 3.3

Management and technical consulting services

1,438.9 6.4 0.4 22.0 1.6 34.7 2.5 77.3 5.7

Scientific research and development services(1)

701.4 1.8 0.3 2.6 0.4 8.1 1.2 22.9 3.4

Advertising and related services(1)

489.3 -2.9 -0.6 -0.2 0.0 1.0 0.2 -1.2 -0.2

Other professional and technical services(1)

718.4 4.8 0.7 10.6 1.5 26.2 3.8 39.2 5.8

Management of companies and enterprises

2,271.3 1.7 0.1 4.1 0.2 18.7 0.8 40.9 1.8

Administrative and waste services

9,260.8 25.2 0.3 76.6 0.8 121.2 1.3 302.6 3.4

Administrative and support services

8,845.3 24.4 0.3 75.5 0.9 116.3 1.3 289.2 3.4

Office administrative services(1)

522.1 3.2 0.6 9.1 1.8 14.6 2.9 31.6 6.4

Facilities support services(1)

141.3 0.4 0.3 2.3 1.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.4

Employment services

3,680.4 14.2 0.4 32.1 0.9 49.6 1.4 154.9 4.4

Temporary help services

3,016.3 12.9 0.4 29.8 1.0 37.3 1.3 140.5 4.9

Business support services

911.6 -1.7 -0.2 -3.6 -0.4 -8.3 -0.9 3.9 0.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

214.3 -0.3 -0.1 -2.6 -1.2 -2.3 -1.1 -2.3 -1.1

Investigation and security services(1)

913.9 1.9 0.2 4.0 0.4 8.4 0.9 15.1 1.7

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,139.7 6.4 0.3 33.3 1.6 47.1 2.3 74.6 3.6

Other support services(1)

322.0 0.1 0.0 0.9 0.3 7.4 2.4 10.8 3.5

Waste management and remediation services

415.5 0.8 0.2 1.1 0.3 4.9 1.2 13.4 3.3

Education and health services

23,069 47 0.2 113 0.5 248 1.1 525 2.3

Educational services

3,644.8 14.7 0.4 17.1 0.5 51.8 1.4 87.7 2.5

Health care

15,702.5 24.3 0.2 64.0 0.4 144.1 0.9 329.1 2.1

Ambulatory health care services

7,265.8 12.6 0.2 40.4 0.6 93.5 1.3 212.5 3.0

Offices of physicians

2,578.5 3.2 0.1 11.5 0.4 25.9 1.0 61.2 2.4

Offices of dentists(1)

943.6 2.4 0.3 3.8 0.4 8.3 0.9 19.4 2.1

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

897.9 3.5 0.4 9.6 1.1 18.1 2.1 45.0 5.3

Outpatient care centers

897.9 0.7 0.1 6.3 0.7 23.9 2.7 48.2 5.7

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

258.1 0.1 0.0 -1.5 -0.6 -5.4 -2.0 -4.7 -1.8

Home health care services

1,397.3 2.5 0.2 9.5 0.7 20.1 1.5 37.9 2.8

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

292.6 0.3 0.1 1.3 0.4 2.8 1.0 5.6 2.0

Hospitals

5,104.4 7.4 0.1 18.9 0.4 37.1 0.7 95.5 1.9

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,332.3 4.3 0.1 4.7 0.1 13.5 0.4 21.1 0.6

Nursing care facilities

1,639.7 -0.9 -0.1 -4.6 -0.3 -3.3 -0.2 -4.2 -0.3

Residential mental health facilities(1)

623.6 2.9 0.5 5.0 0.8 9.1 1.5 9.0 1.5

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

903.8 2.6 0.3 4.1 0.5 7.7 0.9 14.9 1.7

Other residential care facilities(1)

165.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.8

Social assistance

3,721.4 8.0 0.2 31.9 0.9 52.1 1.4 107.6 3.0

Individual and family services(1)

2,298.0 4.8 0.2 20.0 0.9 39.7 1.8 87.3 3.9

Emergency and other relief services(1)

169.6 1.7 1.0 1.9 1.1 4.8 2.9 8.9 5.5

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

334.6 -2.6 -0.8 1.1 0.3 -2.9 -0.9 -3.7 -1.1

Child day care services

919.1 4.0 0.4 8.8 1.0 10.5 1.2 15.1 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

15,892 31 0.2 100 0.6 153 1.0 331 2.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,258.7 -2.2 -0.1 5.3 0.2 2.4 0.1 44.9 2.0

Performing arts and spectator sports

456.2 1.4 0.3 6.0 1.3 6.2 1.4 9.3 2.1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

165.9 1.4 0.9 3.0 1.8 5.7 3.6 5.9 3.7

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,636.6 -5.0 -0.3 -3.7 -0.2 -9.5 -0.6 29.7 1.8

Accommodation and food services

13,632.9 33.0 0.2 94.0 0.7 150.7 1.1 286.2 2.1

Accommodation

1,960.9 2.7 0.1 9.5 0.5 12.9 0.7 19.1 1.0

Food services and drinking places

11,672.0 30.3 0.3 84.5 0.7 137.8 1.2 267.1 2.3

Other services

5,744 12 0.2 21 0.4 26 0.5 77 1.4

Repair and maintenance

1,293.6 0.8 0.1 1.2 0.1 2.7 0.2 7.1 0.6

Personal and laundry services

1,480.8 4.0 0.3 9.2 0.6 20.1 1.4 41.5 2.9

Membership associations and organizations

2,969.7 7.4 0.2 10.6 0.4 3.1 0.1 28.2 1.0

Government

22,304 -9 0.0 -17 -0.1 10 0.0 117 0.5

Federal

2,815.0 8.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.1 24.0 0.9

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,196.8 1.2 0.1 -2.2 -0.1 3.6 0.2 14.8 0.7

U.S. Postal Service

618.4 7.0 1.1 2.8 0.5 0.7 0.1 9.6 1.6

State government

5,085.0 -8.0 -0.2 -8.0 -0.2 -3.0 -0.1 6.0 0.1

State government education

2,418.8 -1.4 -0.1 1.4 0.1 8.8 0.4 15.0 0.6

State government, excluding education

2,665.7 -7.1 -0.3 -9.8 -0.4 -12.0 -0.4 -9.2 -0.3

Local government

14,404.0 -9.0 -0.1 -9.0 -0.1 9.0 0.1 87.0 0.6

Local government education

7,954.3 -5.8 -0.1 -1.5 0.0 20.7 0.3 40.4 0.5

Local government, excluding education

6,449.7 -3.3 -0.1 -7.6 -0.1 -11.2 -0.2 46.3 0.7

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