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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, August 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

617 -2 -0.3 -16 -2.5 -97 -13.6 -114 -15.6

Logging

50.3 -0.9 -1.8 -0.9 -1.8 -4.2 -7.7 -1.2 -2.3

Mining

566.3 -1.7 -0.3 -15.9 -2.7 -93.4 -14.2 -112.7 -16.6

Oil and gas extraction

153.7 -1.1 -0.7 0.2 0.1 -2.9 -1.9 1.4 0.9

Mining, except oil and gas

180.0 0.3 0.2 1.9 1.1 -8.6 -4.6 -9.8 -5.2

Coal mining

45.6 0.1 0.2 1.1 2.5 -4.8 -9.5 -6.6 -12.6

Metal ore mining(1)

40.9 0.2 0.5 1.4 3.5 0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.5

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

93.5 0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.6 -3.9 -4.0 -3.0 -3.1

Support activities for mining

232.6 -0.9 -0.4 -18.0 -7.2 -81.9 -26.0 -104.3 -31.0

Construction

7,214 16 0.2 202 2.9 -425 -5.6 -294 -3.9

Construction of buildings

1,610.9 13.4 0.8 53.1 3.4 -78.2 -4.6 -55.5 -3.3

Residential building

820.1 3.2 0.4 41.0 5.3 -21.2 -2.5 -5.2 -0.6

Nonresidential building

790.8 10.2 1.3 12.1 1.6 -57.0 -6.7 -50.3 -6.0

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,010.4 -5.5 -0.5 -13.8 -1.3 -88.5 -8.1 -63.7 -5.9

Specialty trade contractors

4,592.9 8.8 0.2 162.9 3.7 -257.8 -5.3 -174.8 -3.7

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,059.2 24.5 1.2 101.8 5.2 -65.5 -3.1 -23.3 -1.1

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,533.7 -15.7 -0.6 61.1 2.5 -192.3 -7.1 -151.5 -5.6

Manufacturing

12,132 29 0.2 403 3.4 -720 -5.6 -716 -5.6

Durable goods

7,562 2 0.0 293 4.0 -496 -6.2 -504 -6.2

Wood products

388.5 1.1 0.3 3.3 0.9 -22.1 -5.4 -20.4 -5.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

398.3 -4.4 -1.1 6.3 1.6 -27.3 -6.4 -23.3 -5.5

Primary metals

337.6 -0.5 -0.1 4.0 1.2 -35.1 -9.4 -46.9 -12.2

Fabricated metal products

1,387.6 5.9 0.4 -1.6 -0.1 -96.3 -6.5 -104.0 -7.0

Machinery

1,037.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -72.9 -6.6 -88.7 -7.9

Computer and electronic products

1,086.1 2.3 0.2 2.5 0.2 -12.1 -1.1 0.6 0.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

169.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.4 6.1 3.7

Communications equipment

82.6 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.5 -2.0 -2.4 -1.1 -1.3

Semiconductors and electronic components

372.1 0.0 0.0 -1.2 -0.3 -5.9 -1.6 -6.7 -1.8

Electronic instruments

426.2 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 -6.9 -1.6 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

35.3 0.3 0.9 2.1 6.3 2.1 6.3 2.3 7.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

379.3 -0.4 -0.1 1.8 0.5 -25.2 -6.2 -26.5 -6.5

Transportation equipment

1,600.0 -8.4 -0.5 214.1 15.4 -142.9 -8.2 -136.3 -7.9

Motor vehicles and parts

904.9 -5.3 -0.6 227.1 33.5 -93.8 -9.4 -93.3 -9.3

Furniture and related products

354.4 5.7 1.6 18.3 5.4 -32.0 -8.3 -32.7 -8.4

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

593.0 2.0 0.3 45.4 8.3 -29.9 -4.8 -26.4 -4.3

Nondurable goods

4,570 27 0.6 110 2.5 -224 -4.7 -212 -4.4

Food manufacturing

1,605.2 12.1 0.8 24.6 1.6 -50.2 -3.0 -35.5 -2.2

Textile mills

91.0 -1.2 -1.3 2.9 3.3 -15.5 -14.6 -17.6 -16.2

Textile product mills

102.0 1.2 1.2 2.7 2.7 -9.3 -8.4 -10.9 -9.7

Apparel

86.3 3.2 3.9 8.7 11.2 -18.7 -17.8 -25.2 -22.6

Paper and paper products

355.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.6 -8.6 -2.4 -10.3 -2.8

Printing and related support activities

360.3 -4.1 -1.1 2.4 0.7 -56.9 -13.6 -64.5 -15.2

Petroleum and coal products

103.9 0.6 0.6 -0.6 -0.6 -10.4 -9.1 -9.4 -8.3

Chemicals

839.8 5.5 0.7 9.7 1.2 -11.3 -1.3 -9.5 -1.1

Plastics and rubber products

726.1 6.5 0.9 30.8 4.4 -20.1 -2.7 -13.5 -1.8

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

300.5 3.4 1.1 27.4 10.0 -23.0 -7.1 -15.9 -5.0

Wholesale trade

5,606.2 13.5 0.2 45.8 0.8 -328.0 -5.5 -300.6 -5.1

Durable goods

3,048.1 0.4 0.0 32.0 1.1 -172.9 -5.4 -162.8 -5.1

Nondurable goods

2,054.5 8.5 0.4 11.5 0.6 -125.9 -5.8 -115.6 -5.3

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

503.6 4.6 0.9 2.3 0.5 -29.2 -5.5 -22.2 -4.2

Retail trade

15,016.6 248.9 1.7 1,343.1 9.8 -655.4 -4.2 -597.2 -3.8

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,925.3 22.3 1.2 153.6 8.7 -138.4 -6.7 -112.2 -5.5

Automobile dealers

1,203.0 16.8 1.4 92.3 8.3 -106.4 -8.1 -96.2 -7.4

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

152.9 3.0 2.0 17.6 13.0 -12.7 -7.7 -9.2 -5.7

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

569.4 2.5 0.4 43.7 8.3 -19.3 -3.3 -6.7 -1.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

407.2 10.5 2.6 111.7 37.8 -63.5 -13.5 -63.5 -13.5

Electronics and appliance stores

430.3 20.8 5.1 75.1 21.1 -45.0 -9.5 -41.5 -8.8

Building material and garden supply stores

1,388.8 13.2 1.0 56.5 4.2 79.5 6.1 86.9 6.7

Food and beverage stores

3,126.1 3.8 0.1 22.9 0.7 35.9 1.2 53.2 1.7

Health and personal care stores

970.8 15.3 1.6 66.4 7.3 -87.5 -8.3 -79.4 -7.6

Gasoline stations

918.0 6.3 0.7 27.1 3.0 -29.2 -3.1 -29.8 -3.1

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

916.9 11.1 1.2 343.0 59.8 -372.2 -28.9 -376.9 -29.1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

444.9 5.8 1.3 75.5 20.4 -104.9 -19.1 -111.0 -20.0

General merchandise stores

3,218.3 116.4 3.8 270.6 9.2 171.5 5.6 199.4 6.6

Department stores

1,051.1 32.3 3.2 194.3 22.7 -27.4 -2.5 -17.6 -1.6

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

2,167.2 84.1 4.0 76.3 3.6 198.9 10.1 217.0 11.1

Miscellaneous store retailers

723.9 17.2 2.4 116.0 19.1 -96.5 -11.8 -106.9 -12.9

Nonstore retailers

546.1 6.2 1.1 24.7 4.7 -5.1 -0.9 -15.5 -2.8

Transportation and warehousing

5,297.4 78.1 1.5 214.1 4.2 -380.7 -6.7 -320.7 -5.7

Air transportation

403.1 7.5 1.9 19.3 5.0 -108.1 -21.1 -100.0 -19.9

Rail transportation

145.4 0.1 0.1 -2.6 -1.8 -14.5 -9.1 -27.2 -15.8

Water transportation

55.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1.3 -2.3 -9.7 -14.9 -10.5 -16.0

Truck transportation

1,449.5 10.0 0.7 17.1 1.2 -77.8 -5.1 -82.0 -5.4

Transit and ground passenger transportation

348.1 11.4 3.4 36.7 11.8 -160.1 -31.5 -145.0 -29.4

Pipeline transportation

49.8 -0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -1.4 -0.7 -1.4 -1.5 -2.9

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

20.8 0.1 0.5 4.1 24.6 -15.9 -43.3 -15.4 -42.5

Support activities for transportation

680.6 7.2 1.1 16.0 2.4 -83.2 -10.9 -72.0 -9.6

Couriers and messengers

923.3 7.7 0.8 37.9 4.3 75.5 8.9 101.8 12.4

Warehousing and storage

1,221.6 34.4 2.9 87.6 7.7 13.8 1.1 31.1 2.6

Utilities

539.0 0.6 0.1 -1.7 -0.3 -7.1 -1.3 -9.9 -1.8

Information

2,582 15 0.6 13 0.5 -312 -10.8 -279 -9.8

Publishing industries, except Internet

733.7 3.3 0.5 -6.3 -0.9 -36.3 -4.7 -29.2 -3.8

Motion picture and sound recording industries

228.0 13.9 6.5 18.5 8.8 -228.3 -50.0 -213.4 -48.3

Broadcasting, except Internet

243.5 4.3 1.8 5.0 2.1 -19.8 -7.5 -21.8 -8.2

Telecommunications

682.3 -2.7 -0.4 -6.1 -0.9 -18.2 -2.6 -26.1 -3.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

338.6 -3.2 -0.9 -0.9 -0.3 -11.0 -3.1 -2.4 -0.7

Other information services

356.2 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.8 1.8 0.5 14.1 4.1

Financial activities

8,654 36 0.4 69 0.8 -191 -2.2 -114 -1.3

Finance and insurance

6,464.7 12.9 0.2 19.3 0.3 -21.7 -0.3 25.2 0.4

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.6 0.1 0.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,659.5 8.9 0.3 9.3 0.4 -21.0 -0.8 8.9 0.3

Depository credit intermediation

1,763.0 -1.8 -0.1 -9.1 -0.5 -25.1 -1.4 -13.7 -0.8

Commercial banking

1,376.5 -1.4 -0.1 -7.1 -0.5 -17.3 -1.2 -14.8 -1.1

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

585.3 10.0 1.7 12.5 2.2 -1.9 -0.3 10.6 1.8

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

311.2 0.7 0.2 5.9 1.9 6.0 2.0 12.0 4.0

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

969.5 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.7 0.1 2.9 0.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,815.9 3.1 0.1 9.0 0.3 -1.9 -0.1 13.3 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,189.1 23.1 1.1 49.5 2.3 -169.4 -7.2 -139.2 -6.0

Real estate

1,688.6 14.9 0.9 35.7 2.2 -61.4 -3.5 -37.8 -2.2

Rental and leasing services

477.4 8.1 1.7 13.6 2.9 -107.4 -18.4 -101.3 -17.5

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.9 -0.6 -2.5 -0.1 -0.4

Professional and business services

20,075 197 1.0 661 3.4 -1,475 -6.8 -1,302 -6.1

Professional and technical services

9,336.1 41.7 0.4 126.1 1.4 -371.5 -3.8 -250.9 -2.6

Legal services

1,107.5 0.0 0.0 9.1 0.8 -55.2 -4.7 -45.1 -3.9

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,010.5 -1.6 -0.2 10.5 1.1 -27.5 -2.6 -20.1 -2.0

Architectural and engineering services

1,484.0 14.4 1.0 22.9 1.6 -55.8 -3.6 -32.8 -2.2

Specialized design services(1)

132.6 0.6 0.5 7.3 5.8 -12.5 -8.6 -11.1 -7.7

Computer systems design and related services

2,166.4 12.8 0.6 0.0 0.0 -86.3 -3.8 -55.7 -2.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,498.8 5.3 0.4 18.7 1.3 -62.3 -4.0 -39.9 -2.6

Scientific research and development services(1)

749.4 9.6 1.3 20.0 2.7 -0.1 0.0 17.1 2.3

Advertising and related services(1)

443.4 -1.9 -0.4 -6.3 -1.4 -49.2 -10.0 -48.4 -9.8

Other professional and technical services(1)

743.5 2.5 0.3 43.9 6.3 -22.6 -3.0 -14.8 -2.0

Management of companies and enterprises

2,337.8 4.1 0.2 -1.4 -0.1 -109.5 -4.5 -96.7 -4.0

Administrative and waste services

8,400.9 151.2 1.8 536.2 6.8 -994.1 -10.6 -954.1 -10.2

Administrative and support services

7,949.2 150.8 1.9 537.2 7.2 -978.8 -11.0 -948.0 -10.7

Office administrative services(1)

506.3 0.8 0.2 11.8 2.4 -24.0 -4.5 -22.0 -4.2

Facilities support services(1)

156.0 -2.5 -1.6 4.5 3.0 -8.3 -5.1 -9.7 -5.9

Employment services

3,098.9 126.3 4.2 407.4 15.1 -551.3 -15.1 -534.9 -14.7

Temporary help services

2,467.9 106.7 4.5 373.1 17.8 -471.9 -16.1 -473.8 -16.1

Business support services

774.2 13.3 1.7 27.2 3.6 -95.2 -11.0 -101.5 -11.6

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

156.4 -2.9 -1.8 -11.7 -7.0 -66.1 -29.7 -63.7 -28.9

Investigation and security services(1)

907.2 5.4 0.6 18.7 2.1 -63.0 -6.5 -51.0 -5.3

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,049.5 5.1 0.2 69.5 3.5 -129.3 -5.9 -127.0 -5.8

Other support services(1)

300.7 5.3 1.8 9.8 3.4 -41.6 -12.2 -38.3 -11.3

Waste management and remediation services

451.7 0.4 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -15.3 -3.3 -6.1 -1.3

Education and health services

23,129 147 0.6 936 4.2 -1,457 -5.9 -1,133 -4.7

Educational services

3,530.0 56.9 1.6 184.3 5.5 -298.5 -7.8 -249.5 -6.6

Health care

15,791.8 75.3 0.5 558.2 3.7 -715.4 -4.3 -525.8 -3.2

Ambulatory health care services

7,482.1 75.0 1.0 570.6 8.3 -373.1 -4.7 -242.7 -3.1

Offices of physicians

2,619.4 26.5 1.0 128.9 5.2 -103.5 -3.8 -58.6 -2.2

Offices of dentists(1)

939.3 21.6 2.4 263.5 39.0 -37.7 -3.9 -32.6 -3.4

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

893.2 10.6 1.2 76.3 9.3 -94.6 -9.6 -80.4 -8.3

Outpatient care centers

945.7 2.4 0.3 34.7 3.8 -34.5 -3.5 -19.7 -2.0

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

274.5 0.3 0.1 15.4 5.9 -15.1 -5.2 -9.8 -3.4

Home health care services

1,506.2 11.6 0.8 42.2 2.9 -66.2 -4.2 -31.2 -2.0

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

303.8 2.0 0.7 9.6 3.3 -21.5 -6.6 -10.6 -3.4

Hospitals

5,147.6 14.0 0.3 43.1 0.8 -113.4 -2.2 -60.3 -1.2

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,162.1 -13.7 -0.4 -55.5 -1.7 -228.9 -6.8 -222.8 -6.6

Nursing care facilities

1,468.8 -7.7 -0.5 -40.7 -2.7 -123.4 -7.8 -131.0 -8.2

Residential mental health facilities(1)

620.0 3.2 0.5 4.7 0.8 -33.0 -5.1 -29.5 -4.5

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

915.2 -7.9 -0.9 -17.6 -1.9 -62.7 -6.4 -55.4 -5.7

Other residential care facilities(1)

158.1 -1.3 -0.8 -1.9 -1.2 -9.8 -5.8 -6.9 -4.2

Social assistance

3,807.3 14.8 0.4 193.8 5.4 -443.2 -10.4 -357.5 -8.6

Individual and family services(1)

2,518.5 11.3 0.5 45.8 1.9 -181.4 -6.7 -116.3 -4.4

Emergency and other relief services(1)

182.3 -2.0 -1.1 4.4 2.5 -3.7 -2.0 -2.0 -1.1

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

281.5 6.1 2.2 18.1 6.9 -44.5 -13.7 -39.3 -12.3

Child day care services

825.0 -0.6 -0.1 125.5 17.9 -213.6 -20.6 -199.8 -19.5

Leisure and hospitality

12,728 174 1.4 2,774 27.9 -4,139 -24.5 -3,842 -23.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,602.7 25.1 1.6 405.9 33.9 -869.7 -35.2 -818.3 -33.8

Performing arts and spectator sports

276.2 19.1 7.4 18.0 7.0 -235.5 -46.0 -237.4 -46.2

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

127.1 2.3 1.8 5.1 4.2 -48.1 -27.5 -45.2 -26.2

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,199.4 3.7 0.3 382.8 46.9 -586.1 -32.8 -535.7 -30.9

Accommodation and food services

11,125.6 149.0 1.4 2,368.6 27.0 -3,268.5 -22.7 -3,022.9 -21.4

Accommodation

1,310.5 15.4 1.2 241.8 22.6 -780.5 -37.3 -768.5 -37.0

Food services and drinking places

9,815.1 133.6 1.4 2,126.8 27.7 -2,488.0 -20.2 -2,254.4 -18.7

Other services

5,410 74 1.4 594 12.3 -531 -8.9 -500 -8.5

Repair and maintenance

1,312.1 28.7 2.2 99.2 8.2 -66.5 -4.8 -47.9 -3.5

Personal and laundry services

1,249.2 13.9 1.1 407.8 48.5 -288.0 -18.7 -276.6 -18.1

Membership associations and organizations

2,848.5 30.8 1.1 87.2 3.2 -177.1 -5.9 -175.6 -5.8

Government

21,914 344 1.6 649 3.1 -831 -3.7 -723 -3.2

Federal

3,163 251 8.6 278 9.6 296.0 10.3 306.0 10.7

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,561.0 246.7 10.7 278.2 12.2 295.7 13.1 310.8 13.8

U.S. Postal Service

601.7 4.2 0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 -5.5 -0.9

State government

4,981 -2 0.0 25 0.5 -218.0 -4.2 -203.0 -3.9

State government education

2,284.5 -3.9 -0.2 23.2 1.0 -205.4 -8.2 -204.8 -8.2

State government, excluding education

2,696.7 2.0 0.1 2.4 0.1 -12.6 -0.5 2.4 0.1

Local government

13,770 95 0.7 346 2.6 -909.0 -6.2 -826.0 -5.7

Local government education

7,579.9 31.7 0.4 271.9 3.7 -462.1 -5.7 -440.6 -5.5

Local government, excluding education

6,189.6 63.3 1.0 73.7 1.2 -447.2 -6.7 -386.2 -5.9

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