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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, January 2021, 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

609 9 1.5 15 2.5 16 2.7 -80 -11.6

Logging

46.3 0.5 1.1 1.7 3.8 1.1 2.4 -2.3 -4.7

Mining

562.6 8.8 1.6 13.2 2.4 14.5 2.6 -78.0 -12.2

Oil and gas extraction

141.9 0.8 0.6 4.2 3.1 8.2 6.1 3.1 2.2

Mining, except oil and gas

179.4 0.5 0.3 3.5 2.0 3.2 1.8 -8.1 -4.3

Coal mining

42.4 0.3 0.7 2.9 7.3 1.9 4.7 -5.0 -10.5

Metal ore mining(1)

41.8 0.3 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.5

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

95.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.7 1.3 1.4 -2.9 -3.0

Support activities for mining

241.3 7.5 3.2 5.5 2.3 3.1 1.3 -73.0 -23.2

Construction

7,392 -3 0.0 63 0.9 195 2.7 -223 -2.9

Construction of buildings

1,658.3 3.0 0.2 12.8 0.8 58.4 3.7 -23.8 -1.4

Residential building

847.9 3.6 0.4 15.2 1.8 33.7 4.1 18.1 2.2

Nonresidential building

810.4 -0.6 -0.1 -2.4 -0.3 24.7 3.1 -41.9 -4.9

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,051.5 2.0 0.2 21.7 2.1 22.5 2.2 -60.7 -5.5

Specialty trade contractors

4,682.5 -7.5 -0.2 29.1 0.6 114.4 2.5 -137.7 -2.9

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,136.5 -4.2 -0.2 22.0 1.0 82.7 4.0 9.5 0.4

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,546.0 -3.3 -0.1 7.1 0.3 31.7 1.3 -147.2 -5.5

Manufacturing

12,217 -10 -0.1 62 0.5 180 1.5 -575 -4.5

Durable goods

7,581 -17 -0.2 31 0.4 79 1.1 -421 -5.3

Wood products

403.6 1.3 0.3 6.4 1.6 16.3 4.2 -7.7 -1.9

Nonmetallic mineral products

394.5 -6.4 -1.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -22.2 -5.3

Primary metals

347.4 -0.8 -0.2 -1.3 -0.4 2.1 0.6 -32.0 -8.4

Fabricated metal products

1,381.1 -4.1 -0.3 0.9 0.1 18.4 1.4 -87.9 -6.0

Machinery

1,054.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.0 12.6 1.2 -60.5 -5.4

Computer and electronic products

1,073.4 1.3 0.1 1.8 0.2 6.5 0.6 -8.5 -0.8

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.4

Communications equipment

85.9 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.1 -1.0 -1.2

Semiconductors and electronic components

370.1 1.8 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.9 0.5 -4.6 -1.2

Electronic instruments

420.5 -1.2 -0.3 -1.0 -0.2 2.4 0.6 -6.1 -1.4

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

35.1 0.3 0.9 1.6 4.8 1.6 4.8 3.9 12.5

Electrical equipment and appliances

370.4 -3.2 -0.9 -2.0 -0.5 -3.5 -0.9 -28.8 -7.2

Transportation equipment

1,594.9 -3.2 -0.2 14.4 0.9 3.1 0.2 -127.8 -7.4

Motor vehicles and parts

905.2 -5.3 -0.6 16.0 1.8 10.5 1.2 -70.7 -7.2

Furniture and related products

354.0 -2.1 -0.6 2.0 0.6 8.2 2.4 -31.2 -8.1

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

607.5 1.3 0.2 8.7 1.5 16.1 2.7 -14.0 -2.3

Nondurable goods

4,636 7 0.2 31 0.7 101 2.2 -154 -3.2

Food manufacturing

1,636.3 2.2 0.1 13.3 0.8 39.3 2.5 -24.7 -1.5

Textile mills

95.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 4.0 4.4 -11.0 -10.4

Textile product mills

105.6 0.4 0.4 1.7 1.6 4.5 4.5 -8.0 -7.0

Apparel

90.2 -2.5 -2.7 -1.1 -1.2 4.9 5.7 -14.1 -13.5

Paper and paper products

355.8 -0.4 -0.1 1.2 0.3 2.1 0.6 -8.4 -2.3

Printing and related support activities

371.7 -1.2 -0.3 1.5 0.4 4.4 1.2 -48.5 -11.5

Petroleum and coal products

106.9 -0.3 -0.3 1.9 1.8 4.1 4.0 -6.8 -6.0

Chemicals

851.6 10.5 1.2 11.6 1.4 13.3 1.6 -3.1 -0.4

Plastics and rubber products

723.7 -0.1 0.0 9.0 1.3 21.2 3.0 -7.4 -1.0

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

299.1 -1.8 -0.6 -7.4 -2.4 3.6 1.2 -22.4 -7.0

Wholesale trade

5,632.2 14.3 0.3 44.6 0.8 94.8 1.7 -268.9 -4.6

Durable goods

3,081.5 7.9 0.3 31.3 1.0 43.5 1.4 -137.1 -4.3

Nondurable goods

2,070.0 6.4 0.3 9.9 0.5 44.3 2.2 -97.2 -4.5

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

480.7 0.0 0.0 3.4 0.7 7.0 1.5 -34.6 -6.7

Retail trade

15,226.8 -37.8 -0.2 95.0 0.6 483.9 3.3 -378.4 -2.4

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,947.3 -6.5 -0.3 12.2 0.6 74.3 4.0 -96.8 -4.7

Automobile dealers

1,236.8 -2.8 -0.2 11.3 0.9 50.5 4.3 -76.0 -5.8

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

153.9 -1.8 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2 9.4 6.5 -8.1 -5.0

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

556.6 -1.9 -0.3 1.2 0.2 14.5 2.7 -12.7 -2.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

436.0 0.8 0.2 3.7 0.9 36.5 9.1 -36.0 -7.6

Electronics and appliance stores

405.2 -29.3 -6.7 -39.2 -8.8 1.8 0.4 -61.8 -13.2

Building material and garden supply stores

1,429.6 0.8 0.1 38.1 2.7 67.7 5.0 130.6 10.1

Food and beverage stores

3,163.3 15.2 0.5 36.1 1.2 56.8 1.8 85.9 2.8

Health and personal care stores

975.2 14.4 1.5 16.3 1.7 46.2 5.0 -53.9 -5.2

Gasoline stations

938.2 -1.3 -0.1 2.3 0.2 16.5 1.8 -20.2 -2.1

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

993.2 14.8 1.5 15.3 1.6 72.2 7.8 -279.5 -22.0

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

459.0 1.4 0.3 -10.4 -2.2 13.7 3.1 -99.2 -17.8

General merchandise stores

3,114.0 -38.3 -1.2 31.1 1.0 51.2 1.7 117.0 3.9

Department stores

973.3 -7.8 -0.8 -2.1 -0.2 13.8 1.4 -41.9 -4.1

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

2,140.7 -30.5 -1.4 33.2 1.6 37.4 1.8 158.9 8.0

Miscellaneous store retailers

772.4 5.0 0.7 2.3 0.3 36.7 5.0 -74.4 -8.8

Nonstore retailers

593.4 -14.8 -2.4 -12.8 -2.1 10.3 1.8 9.9 1.7

Transportation and warehousing

5,659.4 -27.8 -0.5 71.7 1.3 274.2 5.1 -138.7 -2.4

Air transportation

412.2 14.8 3.7 21.6 5.5 12.8 3.2 -101.9 -19.8

Rail transportation

144.8 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 -15.7 -9.8

Water transportation

58.9 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.5 0.9 1.6 -8.4 -12.5

Truck transportation

1,475.4 -2.9 -0.2 15.0 1.0 39.8 2.8 -47.4 -3.1

Transit and ground passenger transportation

360.3 -2.8 -0.8 -12.1 -3.2 31.6 9.6 -133.5 -27.0

Pipeline transportation

49.0 -0.5 -1.0 -1.2 -2.4 -1.9 -3.7 -2.7 -5.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

24.9 0.3 1.2 1.8 7.8 4.2 20.3 -10.1 -28.9

Support activities for transportation

689.5 -5.3 -0.8 1.4 0.2 15.2 2.3 -73.7 -9.7

Couriers and messengers

1,019.3 -13.7 -1.3 27.0 2.7 59.3 6.2 140.1 15.9

Warehousing and storage

1,425.1 -17.4 -1.2 18.1 1.3 112.3 8.6 114.6 8.7

Utilities

539.1 0.6 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -8.5 -1.6

Information

2,672 16 0.6 22 0.8 80 3.1 -238 -8.2

Publishing industries, except Internet

763.2 4.1 0.5 8.4 1.1 18.6 2.5 -18.0 -2.3

Motion picture and sound recording industries

262.6 5.0 1.9 4.5 1.7 51.9 24.6 -179.3 -40.6

Broadcasting, except Internet

246.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 7.4 3.1 -16.1 -6.1

Telecommunications

685.4 6.0 0.9 4.2 0.6 -3.4 -0.5 -26.1 -3.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

353.5 -1.6 -0.5 1.0 0.3 -1.6 -0.5 -8.5 -2.3

Other information services

360.1 2.5 0.7 3.9 1.1 6.8 1.9 10.1 2.9

Financial activities

8,782 8 0.1 36 0.4 136 1.6 -67 -0.8

Finance and insurance

6,540.2 1.0 0.0 13.8 0.2 59.9 0.9 41.7 0.6

Monetary authorities - central bank

20.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.5 2.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,671.0 1.4 0.1 8.2 0.3 27.6 1.0 3.3 0.1

Depository credit intermediation

1,747.7 -3.2 -0.2 -12.2 -0.7 -17.6 -1.0 -37.8 -2.1

Commercial banking

1,360.6 -4.0 -0.3 -14.7 -1.1 -21.8 -1.6 -36.0 -2.6

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

608.4 3.1 0.5 16.5 2.8 34.8 6.1 27.6 4.8

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

314.9 1.5 0.5 3.9 1.3 10.4 3.4 13.5 4.5

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

981.7 9.0 0.9 10.1 1.0 16.9 1.8 17.6 1.8

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,867.3 -9.3 -0.3 -4.4 -0.2 15.5 0.5 20.3 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,241.7 7.1 0.3 22.1 1.0 76.5 3.5 -108.9 -4.6

Real estate

1,724.4 3.9 0.2 16.9 1.0 53.9 3.2 -19.6 -1.1

Rental and leasing services

494.8 3.1 0.6 5.1 1.0 22.5 4.8 -88.6 -15.2

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

22.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4 -0.7 -3.0

Professional and business services

20,644 97 0.5 348 1.7 929 4.7 -793 -3.7

Professional and technical services

9,567.0 40.1 0.4 112.6 1.2 274.5 3.0 -106.8 -1.1

Legal services

1,126.1 4.8 0.4 6.5 0.6 17.4 1.6 -36.8 -3.2

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,004.2 3.8 0.4 10.7 1.1 8.1 0.8 -18.5 -1.8

Architectural and engineering services

1,530.7 4.0 0.3 14.4 0.9 48.9 3.3 -4.5 -0.3

Specialized design services(1)

134.5 0.9 0.7 -0.8 -0.6 5.0 3.9 -8.7 -6.1

Computer systems design and related services

2,220.9 11.3 0.5 32.3 1.5 71.2 3.3 -11.3 -0.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,570.0 16.1 1.0 36.1 2.4 68.4 4.6 -1.6 -0.1

Scientific research and development services(1)

794.0 10.0 1.3 14.0 1.8 39.6 5.2 37.5 5.0

Advertising and related services(1)

435.5 -5.7 -1.3 -2.3 -0.5 -1.9 -0.4 -52.8 -10.8

Other professional and technical services(1)

751.1 -5.1 -0.7 1.7 0.2 17.6 2.4 -10.3 -1.4

Management of companies and enterprises

2,346.4 -1.1 0.0 10.4 0.4 38.0 1.6 -83.6 -3.4

Administrative and waste services

8,730.5 58.4 0.7 224.9 2.6 616.1 7.6 -602.7 -6.5

Administrative and support services

8,280.7 58.5 0.7 222.9 2.8 602.8 7.9 -594.6 -6.7

Office administrative services(1)

533.2 4.5 0.9 8.6 1.6 11.0 2.1 -10.3 -1.9

Facilities support services(1)

153.4 0.5 0.3 1.3 0.9 -3.5 -2.2 -13.0 -7.8

Employment services

3,318.1 62.4 1.9 186.8 6.0 489.7 17.3 -280.6 -7.8

Temporary help services

2,703.7 80.9 3.1 184.2 7.3 423.1 18.6 -246.0 -8.3

Business support services

802.7 -1.0 -0.1 6.6 0.8 22.2 2.8 -64.6 -7.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

148.1 1.1 0.7 -2.9 -1.9 -7.2 -4.6 -73.6 -33.2

Investigation and security services(1)

904.6 9.4 1.1 3.6 0.4 19.2 2.2 -49.1 -5.1

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,121.5 -13.5 -0.6 9.4 0.4 60.0 2.9 -71.1 -3.2

Other support services(1)

299.1 -4.9 -1.6 9.4 3.2 11.4 4.0 -32.4 -9.8

Waste management and remediation services

449.8 -0.1 0.0 2.0 0.4 13.3 3.0 -8.1 -1.8

Education and health services

23,240 -7 0.0 5 0.0 355 1.6 -1,273 -5.2

Educational services

3,352.6 33.9 1.0 -41.2 -1.2 -19.0 -0.6 -433.9 -11.5

Health care

15,950.1 -29.6 -0.2 44.2 0.3 263.9 1.7 -510.1 -3.1

Ambulatory health care services

7,706.9 3.5 0.0 59.4 0.8 279.9 3.8 -143.6 -1.8

Offices of physicians

2,668.2 3.4 0.1 9.9 0.4 78.0 3.0 -48.7 -1.8

Offices of dentists(1)

986.3 2.8 0.3 10.3 1.1 49.5 5.3 -1.6 -0.2

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

952.6 5.9 0.6 15.4 1.6 56.6 6.3 -45.6 -4.6

Outpatient care centers

999.0 -2.9 -0.3 7.0 0.7 39.6 4.1 2.2 0.2

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

290.6 2.5 0.9 5.4 1.9 14.1 5.1 0.7 0.2

Home health care services

1,495.9 -13.1 -0.9 -0.8 -0.1 28.6 1.9 -44.3 -2.9

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

314.3 4.9 1.6 12.2 4.0 13.5 4.5 -6.3 -2.0

Hospitals

5,169.8 -2.1 0.0 41.8 0.8 63.9 1.3 -61.2 -1.2

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,073.4 -31.0 -1.0 -57.0 -1.8 -79.9 -2.5 -305.3 -9.0

Nursing care facilities

1,414.2 -19.4 -1.4 -37.3 -2.6 -55.5 -3.8 -172.3 -10.9

Residential mental health facilities(1)

608.2 -3.0 -0.5 -6.8 -1.1 -0.4 -0.1 -42.0 -6.5

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

899.0 -6.7 -0.7 -9.1 -1.0 -18.9 -2.1 -76.0 -7.8

Other residential care facilities(1)

152.0 -1.9 -1.2 -3.9 -2.5 -5.1 -3.2 -15.0 -9.0

Social assistance

3,937.6 -11.2 -0.3 2.5 0.1 110.9 2.9 -329.1 -7.7

Individual and family services(1)

2,605.1 -8.5 -0.3 5.4 0.2 64.4 2.5 -109.3 -4.0

Emergency and other relief services(1)

183.4 -0.5 -0.3 0.7 0.4 -1.0 -0.5 -3.0 -1.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

275.6 -1.0 -0.4 -6.2 -2.2 2.5 0.9 -47.3 -14.6

Child day care services

873.5 -1.2 -0.1 2.5 0.3 45.1 5.4 -169.5 -16.3

Leisure and hospitality

13,035 -61 -0.5 -587 -4.3 211 1.6 -3,823 -22.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,690.4 -23.2 -1.4 -89.1 -5.0 63.9 3.9 -812.1 -32.5

Performing arts and spectator sports

325.4 5.2 1.6 13.1 4.2 47.7 17.2 -200.4 -38.1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

131.5 -1.5 -1.1 -1.1 -0.8 6.9 5.5 -43.8 -25.0

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,233.5 -26.9 -2.1 -101.1 -7.6 9.3 0.8 -567.9 -31.5

Accommodation and food services

11,344.2 -37.7 -0.3 -498.1 -4.2 146.5 1.3 -3,010.8 -21.0

Accommodation

1,403.8 -18.3 -1.3 -51.7 -3.6 48.6 3.6 -704.5 -33.4

Food services and drinking places

9,940.4 -19.4 -0.2 -446.4 -4.3 97.9 1.0 -2,306.3 -18.8

Other services

5,474 7 0.1 -14 -0.3 158 3.0 -456 -7.7

Repair and maintenance

1,313.6 1.2 0.1 6.6 0.5 50.9 4.0 -45.9 -3.4

Personal and laundry services

1,302.8 4.8 0.4 -10.7 -0.8 45.2 3.6 -259.1 -16.6

Membership associations and organizations

2,857.9 1.8 0.1 -9.5 -0.3 62.1 2.2 -151.1 -5.0

Government

21,508 43 0.2 -75 -0.3 -48 -0.2 -1,281 -5.6

Federal

2,865 -24 -0.8 -110 -3.7 -32 -1.1 13 0.5

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,261.0 -24.1 -1.1 -111.1 -4.7 -44.3 -1.9 13.1 0.6

U.S. Postal Service

604.1 -0.2 0.0 1.3 0.2 12.6 2.1 -0.1 0.0

State government

4,971 31 0.6 26 0.5 -68 -1.3 -313 -5.9

State government education

2,291.6 36.1 1.6 37.8 1.7 -58.5 -2.5 -286.9 -11.1

State government, excluding education

2,679.2 -5.7 -0.2 -11.8 -0.4 -9.9 -0.4 -25.8 -1.0

Local government

13,672 36 0.3 9 0.1 52 0.4 -981 -6.7

Local government education

7,377.5 49.4 0.7 36.1 0.5 -114.8 -1.5 -647.0 -8.1

Local government, excluding education

6,294.5 -13.3 -0.2 -27.4 -0.4 166.4 2.7 -334.3 -5.0

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