Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, March 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

722 8 1.1 24 3.4 32 4.6 62 9.4

Logging

50.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 1.0 1.5 3.1 0.5 1.0

Mining

671.9 8.5 1.3 23.6 3.6 30.9 4.8 61.5 10.1

Oil and gas extraction

150.2 2.4 1.6 5.7 3.9 3.3 2.2 5.5 3.8

Mining, except oil and gas

187.6 0.6 0.3 1.8 1.0 1.5 0.8 3.5 1.9

Coal mining

52.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 -0.7 -1.3 0.9 1.8

Metal ore mining(1)

38.8 0.1 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.8

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

96.7 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 2.1 2.2 2.8 3.0

Support activities for mining

334.1 5.5 1.7 16.1 5.1 26.1 8.5 52.5 18.6

Construction

7,150 -15 -0.2 78 1.1 179 2.6 228 3.3

Construction of buildings

1,586.1 4.6 0.3 22.3 1.4 51.0 3.3 55.4 3.6

Residential building

782.4 2.4 0.3 14.9 1.9 40.9 5.5 33.4 4.5

Nonresidential building

803.7 2.2 0.3 7.4 0.9 10.1 1.3 22.0 2.8

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,005.7 -3.6 -0.4 14.4 1.5 15.3 1.5 14.3 1.4

Specialty trade contractors

4,558.3 -16.2 -0.4 41.6 0.9 113.3 2.5 158.7 3.6

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,007.1 -9.4 -0.5 20.6 1.0 52.8 2.7 80.8 4.2

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,551.2 -6.8 -0.3 21.0 0.8 60.5 2.4 77.9 3.1

Manufacturing

12,632 22 0.2 74 0.6 163 1.3 232 1.9

Durable goods

7,888 22 0.3 67 0.9 133 1.7 180 2.3

Wood products

404.5 0.8 0.2 6.0 1.5 8.9 2.2 6.8 1.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

421.3 1.7 0.4 5.5 1.3 10.5 2.6 9.6 2.3

Primary metals

380.1 -1.1 -0.3 1.4 0.4 6.6 1.8 12.0 3.3

Fabricated metal products

1,476.9 8.8 0.6 20.9 1.4 37.3 2.6 58.7 4.1

Machinery

1,106.2 2.0 0.2 9.0 0.8 22.5 2.1 37.8 3.5

Computer and electronic products

1,060.2 2.8 0.3 4.4 0.4 15.0 1.4 22.0 2.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

169.2 1.2 0.7 3.2 1.9 7.9 4.9 12.1 7.7

Communications equipment

86.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6 -0.3 -0.3

Semiconductors and electronic components

367.8 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.3 4.9 1.4 6.4 1.8

Electronic instruments

404.4 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 4.2 1.0 5.6 1.4

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

32.4 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 -0.9 -1.5 -4.4 -1.8 -5.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

400.4 2.0 0.5 5.3 1.3 10.6 2.7 15.7 4.1

Transportation equipment

1,652.2 4.8 0.3 13.2 0.8 19.3 1.2 18.5 1.1

Motor vehicles and parts

964.8 3.3 0.3 8.5 0.9 12.7 1.3 9.0 0.9

Furniture and related products

393.2 0.6 0.2 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 -0.9 -0.2

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

593.4 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.2 2.7 0.5 0.3 0.1

Nondurable goods

4,744 0 0.0 7 0.1 30 0.6 52 1.1

Food manufacturing

1,629.9 3.3 0.2 6.0 0.4 16.9 1.0 37.9 2.4

Textile mills

110.9 -0.3 -0.3 -0.6 -0.5 -2.1 -1.9 -1.8 -1.6

Textile product mills

112.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.5 -1.5 -1.3 -4.2 -3.6

Apparel

116.6 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 -6.2 -5.0

Paper and paper products

371.0 -1.0 -0.3 1.0 0.3 2.1 0.6 1.6 0.4

Printing and related support activities

435.4 -2.5 -0.6 -1.5 -0.3 -4.0 -0.9 -7.6 -1.7

Petroleum and coal products

116.3 -0.7 -0.6 1.4 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.0 1.7

Chemicals

824.7 -1.7 -0.2 -5.6 -0.7 1.3 0.2 5.5 0.7

Plastics and rubber products

723.2 -0.9 -0.1 -1.1 -0.2 3.6 0.5 10.3 1.4

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

303.4 3.5 1.2 7.4 2.5 11.7 4.0 13.9 4.8

Wholesale trade

5,967.3 11.4 0.2 25.4 0.4 51.5 0.9 85.6 1.5

Durable goods

3,008.9 3.1 0.1 14.0 0.5 32.9 1.1 58.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

2,058.2 5.8 0.3 3.4 0.2 11.9 0.6 13.7 0.7

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

900.2 2.5 0.3 8.0 0.9 6.7 0.7 13.0 1.5

Retail trade

15,915.9 -4.4 0.0 54.8 0.3 62.6 0.4 56.5 0.4

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,028.5 1.9 0.1 8.6 0.4 19.1 1.0 26.9 1.3

Automobile dealers

1,307.6 -0.2 0.0 4.2 0.3 9.4 0.7 15.1 1.2

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

157.7 0.3 0.2 1.8 1.2 4.4 2.9 3.3 2.1

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

563.3 1.9 0.3 2.7 0.5 5.3 0.9 8.6 1.6

Furniture and home furnishings stores

484.1 2.0 0.4 3.4 0.7 8.1 1.7 8.0 1.7

Electronics and appliance stores

498.5 1.7 0.3 3.5 0.7 -4.0 -0.8 -14.7 -2.9

Building material and garden supply stores

1,317.9 1.9 0.1 18.4 1.4 35.1 2.7 47.0 3.7

Food and beverage stores

3,093.9 -3.2 -0.1 -5.9 -0.2 16.3 0.5 -4.0 -0.1

Health and personal care stores

1,058.9 1.7 0.2 -7.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -11.1 -1.0

Gasoline stations

936.8 0.1 0.0 3.7 0.4 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,364.1 -7.3 -0.5 16.6 1.2 2.3 0.2 -25.3 -1.8

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

592.2 1.0 0.2 -6.6 -1.1 -11.9 -2.0 -10.1 -1.7

General merchandise stores

3,120.7 -12.6 -0.4 -1.0 0.0 -25.8 -0.8 11.0 0.4

Department stores

1,168.0 -7.9 -0.7 -7.5 -0.6 -15.4 -1.3 -3.8 -0.3

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

1,952.7 -4.7 -0.2 6.5 0.3 -10.4 -0.5 14.8 0.8

Miscellaneous store retailers

828.0 4.1 0.5 6.8 0.8 1.3 0.2 -4.0 -0.5

Nonstore retailers

592.3 4.3 0.7 14.3 2.5 16.8 2.9 27.4 4.9

Transportation and warehousing

5,279.3 9.8 0.2 43.1 0.8 77.6 1.5 149.7 2.9

Air transportation

502.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.5 5.9 1.2 13.3 2.7

Rail transportation

211.6 -0.7 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -1.2 -0.6 -6.7 -3.1

Water transportation

64.5 0.1 0.2 -1.3 -2.0 -1.5 -2.3 0.0 0.0

Truck transportation

1,478.8 6.7 0.5 18.5 1.3 24.0 1.6 22.9 1.6

Transit and ground passenger transportation

494.7 -2.4 -0.5 -0.8 -0.2 -6.3 -1.3 6.7 1.4

Pipeline transportation

47.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -2.1 -4.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.9 0.3 0.8 0.9 2.5 1.6 4.5 2.4 7.0

Support activities for transportation

703.8 -2.6 -0.4 3.6 0.5 9.6 1.4 17.9 2.6

Couriers and messengers

722.9 5.8 0.8 15.2 2.1 26.5 3.8 59.9 9.0

Warehousing and storage

1,016.6 2.5 0.2 5.2 0.5 19.2 1.9 35.4 3.6

Utilities

559.0 4.0 0.7 4.9 0.9 4.8 0.9 3.0 0.5

Information

2,760 2 0.1 -16 -0.6 -24 -0.9 -49 -1.7

Publishing industries, except Internet

713.7 -0.6 -0.1 -3.3 -0.5 -5.6 -0.8 -15.0 -2.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

400.5 2.6 0.7 -15.8 -3.8 -20.3 -4.8 -26.0 -6.1

Broadcasting, except Internet

261.4 -0.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.6 -2.9 -1.1 -8.6 -3.2

Telecommunications

769.4 -2.0 -0.3 -4.5 -0.6 -8.7 -1.1 -21.5 -2.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

329.0 2.9 0.9 9.4 2.9 10.4 3.3 14.5 4.6

Other information services

286.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 2.8 1.0 8.2 3.0

Financial activities

8,546 2 0.0 35 0.4 61 0.7 136 1.6

Finance and insurance

6,310.4 -1.6 0.0 19.2 0.3 20.6 0.3 71.7 1.1

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.0 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,656.9 -6.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 3.0 0.1 16.0 0.6

Depository credit intermediation

1,715.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 1.1 0.1 3.4 0.2

Commercial banking

1,319.8 -1.3 -0.1 -2.7 -0.2 -1.8 -0.1 -3.2 -0.2

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

625.9 -2.5 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 5.0 0.8

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

315.7 -2.6 -0.8 0.3 0.1 2.7 0.9 7.6 2.5

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

961.1 1.6 0.2 10.3 1.1 15.2 1.6 28.2 3.0

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,673.4 2.8 0.1 9.2 0.3 2.4 0.1 27.6 1.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,235.4 3.5 0.2 15.9 0.7 39.8 1.8 64.3 3.0

Real estate

1,622.0 2.8 0.2 10.9 0.7 22.5 1.4 34.4 2.2

Rental and leasing services

589.0 0.8 0.1 4.8 0.8 17.1 3.0 29.7 5.3

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

24.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.8

Professional and business services

20,803 33 0.2 126 0.6 233 1.1 502 2.5

Professional and technical services

9,137.9 18.9 0.2 57.1 0.6 92.1 1.0 202.9 2.3

Legal services

1,136.0 0.4 0.0 -1.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 4.6 0.4

Accounting and bookkeeping services

984.6 9.6 1.0 2.5 0.3 -14.2 -1.4 1.8 0.2

Architectural and engineering services

1,461.9 -2.8 -0.2 5.9 0.4 18.1 1.3 37.9 2.7

Specialized design services(1)

137.1 0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.9 -0.6 -0.4 -2.4 -1.7

Computer systems design and related services

2,081.0 5.0 0.2 16.5 0.8 28.0 1.4 51.9 2.6

Management and technical consulting services

1,436.0 -0.4 0.0 11.9 0.8 26.5 1.9 53.7 3.9

Scientific research and development services(1)

670.9 1.5 0.2 7.8 1.2 7.2 1.1 16.5 2.5

Advertising and related services(1)

499.1 4.3 0.9 8.2 1.7 10.1 2.1 6.2 1.3

Other professional and technical services(1)

731.4 1.4 0.2 6.7 0.9 17.5 2.5 32.8 4.7

Management of companies and enterprises

2,315.2 2.1 0.1 6.8 0.3 16.6 0.7 31.1 1.4

Administrative and waste services

9,349.5 11.7 0.1 62.1 0.7 124.4 1.3 268.0 3.0

Administrative and support services

8,926.8 9.9 0.1 57.4 0.6 114.9 1.3 257.4 3.0

Office administrative services(1)

518.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 3.1 0.6 15.8 3.1

Facilities support services(1)

155.7 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 1.4 0.9 8.2 5.6

Employment services

3,700.5 1.0 0.0 26.9 0.7 66.4 1.8 138.1 3.9

Temporary help services

3,016.8 -0.6 0.0 18.7 0.6 44.6 1.5 109.4 3.8

Business support services

911.7 -0.2 0.0 3.2 0.4 5.5 0.6 4.3 0.5

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

217.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.1 -1.9 -0.9

Investigation and security services(1)

933.2 0.8 0.1 5.3 0.6 12.1 1.3 20.1 2.2

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,157.0 7.5 0.3 19.4 0.9 19.9 0.9 57.6 2.7

Other support services(1)

333.1 1.3 0.4 2.0 0.6 6.2 1.9 15.2 4.8

Waste management and remediation services

422.7 1.8 0.4 4.7 1.1 9.5 2.3 10.6 2.6

Education and health services

23,483 25 0.1 103 0.4 186 0.8 443 1.9

Educational services

3,693.8 -9.0 -0.2 -1.9 -0.1 -13.0 -0.4 47.1 1.3

Health care

15,937.4 22.4 0.1 70.4 0.4 146.1 0.9 303.8 1.9

Ambulatory health care services

7,430.9 16.2 0.2 42.3 0.6 85.2 1.2 200.8 2.8

Offices of physicians

2,622.2 3.7 0.1 10.0 0.4 17.8 0.7 57.9 2.3

Offices of dentists(1)

941.0 4.4 0.5 -2.5 -0.3 6.6 0.7 9.9 1.1

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

913.9 1.4 0.2 8.3 0.9 17.3 1.9 34.5 3.9

Outpatient care centers

924.1 3.5 0.4 10.1 1.1 17.3 1.9 37.1 4.2

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

276.6 0.3 0.1 2.6 0.9 5.4 2.0 8.5 3.2

Home health care services

1,443.0 2.5 0.2 12.5 0.9 18.3 1.3 43.5 3.1

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

310.1 0.4 0.1 1.3 0.4 2.4 0.8 9.4 3.1

Hospitals

5,153.7 9.9 0.2 29.7 0.6 53.5 1.0 91.3 1.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,352.8 -3.7 -0.1 -1.6 0.0 7.4 0.2 11.7 0.4

Nursing care facilities

1,614.2 -2.9 -0.2 -5.5 -0.3 -6.1 -0.4 -19.5 -1.2

Residential mental health facilities(1)

630.2 -4.1 -0.6 -4.8 -0.8 0.9 0.1 3.4 0.5

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

936.2 2.1 0.2 6.8 0.7 8.7 0.9 22.4 2.5

Other residential care facilities(1)

172.3 1.2 0.7 2.0 1.2 3.9 2.3 5.6 3.4

Social assistance

3,851.6 11.4 0.3 34.2 0.9 52.9 1.4 92.4 2.5

Individual and family services(1)

2,400.4 11.8 0.5 34.0 1.4 51.5 2.2 80.4 3.5

Emergency and other relief services(1)

171.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.4 2.6 1.5 3.1 1.8

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

346.4 -0.3 -0.1 1.4 0.4 2.8 0.8 4.7 1.4

Child day care services

933.7 0.2 0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -3.9 -0.4 4.3 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

16,256 5 0.0 49 0.3 210 1.3 312 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,350.6 -0.2 0.0 0.7 0.0 28.9 1.2 52.8 2.3

Performing arts and spectator sports

496.0 -1.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 3.2 0.6 22.5 4.8

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

172.2 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.4 4.1 2.4 10.2 6.3

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,682.4 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.0 21.6 1.3 20.1 1.2

Accommodation and food services

13,904.9 4.3 0.0 47.4 0.3 181.1 1.3 258.8 1.9

Accommodation

2,021.3 4.3 0.2 7.5 0.4 14.0 0.7 28.0 1.4

Food services and drinking places

11,883.6 0.0 0.0 39.9 0.3 167.1 1.4 230.8 2.0

Other services

5,830 -1 0.0 8 0.1 41 0.7 88 1.5

Repair and maintenance

1,313.8 1.4 0.1 -3.0 -0.2 5.4 0.4 9.0 0.7

Personal and laundry services

1,511.2 -2.8 -0.2 4.2 0.3 22.5 1.5 45.3 3.1

Membership associations and organizations

3,005.4 0.8 0.0 7.4 0.2 13.4 0.4 34.2 1.2

Government

22,326 1 0.0 -5 0.0 -11 0.0 12 0.1

Federal

2,789.0 -1.0 0.0 -6.0 -0.2 -14.0 -0.5 -19.0 -0.7

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,182.2 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -6.5 -0.3 -9.6 -0.4

U.S. Postal Service

606.8 -0.5 -0.1 -5.8 -0.9 -7.8 -1.3 -8.9 -1.4

State government

5,113.0 -1.0 0.0 -16.0 -0.3 -27.0 -0.5 -46.0 -0.9

State government education

2,452.1 0.7 0.0 -10.2 -0.4 -13.4 -0.5 -19.5 -0.8

State government, excluding education

2,660.6 -2.4 -0.1 -6.5 -0.2 -13.8 -0.5 -27.1 -1.0

Local government

14,424.0 3.0 0.0 17.0 0.1 30.0 0.2 77.0 0.5

Local government education

7,940.1 0.4 0.0 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.0 28.4 0.4

Local government, excluding education

6,483.6 2.6 0.0 15.2 0.2 29.5 0.5 48.4 0.8

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