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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, October 2019, 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

747 0 0.0 -4 -0.5 -9 -1.2 -4 -0.5

Logging

48.5 0.1 0.2 1.1 2.3 2.7 5.9 1.3 2.8

Mining

698.5 0.2 0.0 -5.2 -0.7 -11.8 -1.7 -5.1 -0.7

Oil and gas extraction

163.8 0.3 0.2 4.5 2.8 8.5 5.5 17.3 11.8

Mining, except oil and gas

192.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.5 -2.8 -1.4 -2.1 -1.1

Coal mining

53.1 -0.1 -0.2 1.0 1.9 0.7 1.3 1.2 2.3

Metal ore mining(1)

39.7 -0.1 -0.3 -1.6 -3.9 -1.8 -4.3 -1.9 -4.6

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

99.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -1.8 -1.8 -1.5 -1.5

Support activities for mining

342.2 0.1 0.0 -8.8 -2.5 -17.5 -4.9 -20.3 -5.6

Construction

7,527 10 0.1 28 0.4 45 0.6 148 2.0

Construction of buildings

1,665.8 1.2 0.1 7.0 0.4 13.5 0.8 24.3 1.5

Residential building

846.7 2.9 0.3 9.9 1.2 16.3 2.0 33.0 4.1

Nonresidential building

819.1 -1.7 -0.2 -2.9 -0.4 -2.8 -0.3 -8.7 -1.1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,088.5 6.0 0.6 13.6 1.3 -0.1 0.0 16.7 1.6

Specialty trade contractors

4,772.2 1.9 0.0 6.9 0.1 31.0 0.7 106.4 2.3

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,074.7 2.2 0.1 2.3 0.1 8.7 0.4 20.7 1.0

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,697.5 -0.3 0.0 4.6 0.2 22.3 0.8 85.7 3.3

Manufacturing

12,811 -36 -0.3 -39 -0.3 -23 -0.2 49 0.4

Durable goods

8,020 -41 -0.5 -49 -0.6 -35 -0.4 14 0.2

Wood products

412.6 1.4 0.3 2.8 0.7 2.3 0.6 3.4 0.8

Nonmetallic mineral products

419.6 2.0 0.5 3.6 0.9 5.0 1.2 2.7 0.6

Primary metals

374.8 -2.9 -0.8 -4.8 -1.3 -7.0 -1.8 -3.1 -0.8

Fabricated metal products

1,481.3 1.3 0.1 -2.0 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1 5.2 0.4

Machinery

1,130.9 -0.6 -0.1 -6.7 -0.6 -8.4 -0.7 0.4 0.0

Computer and electronic products

1,092.7 0.4 0.0 6.6 0.6 15.5 1.4 32.8 3.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

163.6 0.2 0.1 1.9 1.2 4.0 2.5 6.4 4.1

Communications equipment

86.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 1.2

Semiconductors and electronic components

379.4 -1.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 3.1 0.8 9.8 2.7

Electronic instruments

430.0 1.8 0.4 4.7 1.1 8.8 2.1 15.9 3.8

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.5 -0.4 -1.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.6

Electrical equipment and appliances

403.3 0.8 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1

Transportation equipment

1,698.3 -39.1 -2.3 -43.3 -2.5 -37.3 -2.1 -26.6 -1.5

Motor vehicles and parts

946.3 -41.6 -4.2 -47.7 -4.8 -50.1 -5.0 -59.5 -5.9

Furniture and related products

391.6 -1.2 -0.3 -1.7 -0.4 -2.9 -0.7 -2.8 -0.7

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

614.8 -3.0 -0.5 -3.0 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1 2.0 0.3

Nondurable goods

4,791 5 0.1 10 0.2 12 0.3 35 0.7

Food manufacturing

1,648.9 7.8 0.5 14.0 0.9 13.9 0.9 20.3 1.2

Textile mills

110.6 -0.5 -0.5 -1.1 -1.0 -2.8 -2.5 -1.3 -1.2

Textile product mills

113.4 0.9 0.8 -0.5 -0.4 -1.1 -1.0 -2.4 -2.1

Apparel

104.2 -1.3 -1.2 -3.2 -3.0 -4.0 -3.7 -5.9 -5.4

Paper and paper products

370.2 0.6 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 1.0 0.3

Printing and related support activities

418.2 -1.3 -0.3 -2.2 -0.5 -2.7 -0.6 -10.5 -2.4

Petroleum and coal products

113.7 -0.8 -0.7 -1.9 -1.6 -3.0 -2.6 -1.8 -1.6

Chemicals

861.0 0.8 0.1 2.6 0.3 4.2 0.5 18.1 2.1

Plastics and rubber products

737.3 -1.9 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2 1.0 0.1 4.2 0.6

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

313.8 0.7 0.2 4.0 1.3 6.7 2.2 14.0 4.7

Wholesale trade

5,959.6 10.8 0.2 20.3 0.3 29.8 0.5 82.1 1.4

Durable goods

3,235.4 6.5 0.2 17.7 0.6 26.2 0.8 61.6 1.9

Nondurable goods

2,165.3 -1.8 -0.1 -5.5 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 12.4 0.6

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

558.9 6.1 1.1 8.1 1.5 4.4 0.8 8.1 1.5

Retail trade

15,772.3 6.1 0.0 11.5 0.1 -14.7 -0.1 -22.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,061.0 -0.7 0.0 9.8 0.5 12.8 0.6 29.2 1.4

Automobile dealers

1,309.1 -1.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -2.3 -0.2 6.5 0.5

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

161.6 0.4 0.2 3.0 1.9 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.8

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

590.3 0.4 0.1 7.5 1.3 14.3 2.5 21.4 3.8

Furniture and home furnishings stores

484.8 0.4 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -2.6 -0.5 1.3 0.3

Electronics and appliance stores

469.7 6.3 1.4 5.9 1.3 -2.1 -0.4 -13.1 -2.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,313.7 -2.8 -0.2 6.1 0.5 11.9 0.9 13.1 1.0

Food and beverage stores

3,136.2 5.3 0.2 14.3 0.5 18.7 0.6 46.7 1.5

Health and personal care stores

1,045.4 5.1 0.5 2.1 0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -15.9 -1.5

Gasoline stations

960.5 3.8 0.4 6.5 0.7 16.1 1.7 26.4 2.8

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,297.7 -7.7 -0.6 -23.3 -1.8 -44.7 -3.3 -54.6 -4.0

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

561.2 -1.2 -0.2 2.8 0.5 1.8 0.3 -0.2 0.0

General merchandise stores

3,052.9 2.4 0.1 5.9 0.2 2.0 0.1 -41.9 -1.4

Department stores

1,119.2 5.3 0.5 8.5 0.8 -1.2 -0.1 -27.3 -2.4

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

1,933.6 -3.0 -0.2 -2.7 -0.1 3.2 0.2 -14.7 -0.8

Miscellaneous store retailers

822.3 -1.8 -0.2 -8.9 -1.1 -13.0 -1.6 -4.2 -0.5

Nonstore retailers

566.9 -3.0 -0.5 -9.1 -1.6 -14.5 -2.5 -8.9 -1.5

Transportation and warehousing

5,571.5 9.9 0.2 8.6 0.2 31.5 0.6 83.0 1.5

Air transportation

520.7 3.0 0.6 1.2 0.2 6.5 1.3 17.0 3.4

Rail transportation

199.3 -0.3 -0.2 -5.8 -2.8 -11.2 -5.3 -16.9 -7.8

Water transportation

64.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.8

Truck transportation

1,513.6 1.3 0.1 -7.0 -0.5 -3.6 -0.2 11.0 0.7

Transit and ground passenger transportation

490.1 1.1 0.2 6.7 1.4 -2.7 -0.5 3.2 0.7

Pipeline transportation

47.6 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.8 0.2 0.4 -1.1 -2.3

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

34.7 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 1.2 1.3 3.9

Support activities for transportation

725.0 1.8 0.2 1.7 0.2 5.9 0.8 8.3 1.2

Couriers and messengers

778.5 2.4 0.3 8.9 1.2 26.1 3.5 34.3 4.6

Warehousing and storage

1,197.6 0.5 0.0 3.4 0.3 9.9 0.8 26.4 2.3

Utilities

550.2 -1.4 -0.3 -3.6 -0.7 -2.1 -0.4 -4.3 -0.8

Information

2,822 -4 -0.1 -4 -0.1 16 0.6 -10 -0.4

Publishing industries, except Internet

745.5 0.7 0.1 2.9 0.4 9.8 1.3 12.6 1.7

Motion picture and sound recording industries

422.9 -6.3 -1.5 -8.4 -1.9 2.1 0.5 -18.1 -4.1

Broadcasting, except Internet

268.3 1.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.3 -1.2 -0.4

Telecommunications

704.7 -1.3 -0.2 -6.9 -1.0 -16.4 -2.3 -37.9 -5.1

Data processing, hosting and related services

338.2 0.6 0.2 2.2 0.7 7.2 2.2 6.8 2.1

Other information services

342.0 1.2 0.4 5.6 1.7 14.1 4.3 27.0 8.6

Financial activities

8,719 16 0.2 41 0.5 68 0.8 108 1.3

Finance and insurance

6,375.6 5.9 0.1 21.9 0.3 42.3 0.7 47.6 0.8

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.4 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,646.3 5.5 0.2 12.8 0.5 15.1 0.6 -3.2 -0.1

Depository credit intermediation

1,714.2 -0.5 0.0 3.2 0.2 4.6 0.3 -1.5 -0.1

Commercial banking

1,308.1 -1.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 -9.7 -0.7

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

622.4 1.9 0.3 4.4 0.7 7.2 1.2 -1.6 -0.3

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

309.7 4.0 1.3 5.2 1.7 3.3 1.1 -0.1 0.0

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

976.4 0.5 0.1 -1.3 -0.1 4.2 0.4 15.3 1.6

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,733.5 0.0 0.0 10.4 0.4 23.2 0.9 35.7 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,343.3 9.6 0.4 18.9 0.8 25.8 1.1 60.6 2.7

Real estate

1,724.1 7.4 0.4 13.6 0.8 23.7 1.4 45.8 2.7

Rental and leasing services

596.2 2.3 0.4 5.2 0.9 2.2 0.4 15.4 2.7

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -2.5

Professional and business services

21,585 22 0.1 97 0.5 198 0.9 402 1.9

Professional and technical services

9,659.4 16.5 0.2 44.6 0.5 127.2 1.3 271.6 2.9

Legal services

1,147.9 0.3 0.0 3.4 0.3 6.3 0.6 5.2 0.5

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,060.1 1.8 0.2 -0.2 0.0 13.8 1.3 36.8 3.6

Architectural and engineering services

1,525.4 2.5 0.2 5.2 0.3 13.7 0.9 35.7 2.4

Specialized design services(1)

151.8 1.3 0.9 2.5 1.7 2.1 1.4 7.5 5.2

Computer systems design and related services

2,233.4 4.5 0.2 12.7 0.6 37.0 1.7 86.8 4.0

Management and technical consulting services

1,554.5 7.2 0.5 19.8 1.3 31.0 2.0 52.3 3.5

Scientific research and development services(1)

736.9 1.5 0.2 6.6 0.9 15.0 2.1 33.0 4.7

Advertising and related services(1)

490.9 1.2 0.2 0.7 0.1 3.4 0.7 2.0 0.4

Other professional and technical services(1)

758.5 -3.7 -0.5 -6.1 -0.8 4.9 0.7 12.4 1.7

Management of companies and enterprises

2,428.0 -2.0 -0.1 7.0 0.3 18.8 0.8 36.8 1.5

Administrative and waste services

9,497.6 7.7 0.1 45.6 0.5 52.1 0.6 93.6 1.0

Administrative and support services

9,032.6 5.9 0.1 38.3 0.4 41.1 0.5 72.8 0.8

Office administrative services(1)

533.4 2.3 0.4 2.0 0.4 4.5 0.9 14.2 2.7

Facilities support services(1)

157.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 2.3 1.5 2.3 1.5

Employment services

3,736.8 -3.7 -0.1 32.3 0.9 27.0 0.7 24.7 0.7

Temporary help services

3,040.4 -8.1 -0.3 21.5 0.7 6.1 0.2 -4.6 -0.2

Business support services

880.3 -3.9 -0.4 -12.8 -1.4 -13.5 -1.5 -18.7 -2.1

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

216.4 0.9 0.4 1.1 0.5 1.3 0.6 -3.8 -1.7

Investigation and security services(1)

957.4 6.3 0.7 3.5 0.4 3.1 0.3 8.3 0.9

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,209.2 3.1 0.1 8.2 0.4 11.4 0.5 33.4 1.5

Other support services(1)

341.9 -0.1 0.0 3.8 1.1 5.0 1.5 12.4 3.8

Waste management and remediation services

465.0 1.8 0.4 7.3 1.6 11.0 2.4 20.8 4.7

Education and health services

24,451 39 0.2 151 0.6 309 1.3 635 2.7

Educational services

3,833.9 4.9 0.1 16.9 0.4 60.5 1.6 94.7 2.5

Health care

16,503.4 14.6 0.1 87.1 0.5 168.2 1.0 402.1 2.5

Ambulatory health care services

7,823.5 7.8 0.1 50.0 0.6 107.1 1.4 275.3 3.6

Offices of physicians

2,699.1 -0.7 0.0 10.9 0.4 28.0 1.0 67.2 2.6

Offices of dentists(1)

981.7 -3.6 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4 -1.5 -0.2 19.4 2.0

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

983.6 2.4 0.2 10.5 1.1 20.4 2.1 40.6 4.3

Outpatient care centers

982.2 3.4 0.3 8.7 0.9 14.7 1.5 38.4 4.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

297.3 3.0 1.0 5.4 1.8 8.5 2.9 16.2 5.8

Home health care services

1,565.1 4.2 0.3 16.4 1.1 33.2 2.2 79.9 5.4

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

314.6 -0.8 -0.3 1.7 0.5 3.9 1.3 13.7 4.6

Hospitals

5,270.6 2.1 0.0 25.7 0.5 41.8 0.8 91.3 1.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,409.3 4.7 0.1 11.4 0.3 19.3 0.6 35.5 1.1

Nursing care facilities

1,608.1 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.0

Residential mental health facilities(1)

655.7 1.3 0.2 1.5 0.2 4.7 0.7 8.9 1.4

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

974.0 4.6 0.5 8.5 0.9 10.7 1.1 22.1 2.3

Other residential care facilities(1)

171.6 0.2 0.1 2.2 1.3 2.9 1.7 4.1 2.4

Social assistance

4,113.8 19.6 0.5 46.7 1.1 80.6 2.0 138.5 3.5

Individual and family services(1)

2,607.0 17.2 0.7 40.1 1.6 62.3 2.4 110.5 4.4

Emergency and other relief services(1)

178.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.1 1.7 1.0 1.1 0.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

329.8 2.3 0.7 3.3 1.0 1.6 0.5 -1.8 -0.5

Child day care services

998.4 0.5 0.1 3.2 0.3 15.0 1.5 28.6 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

16,844 61 0.4 154 0.9 157 0.9 394 2.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,485.4 7.2 0.3 32.8 1.3 23.3 0.9 55.1 2.3

Performing arts and spectator sports

511.6 -9.8 -1.9 -3.6 -0.7 -7.3 -1.4 -15.6 -3.0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

177.6 1.9 1.1 2.9 1.7 2.0 1.1 5.3 3.1

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,796.2 15.1 0.8 33.5 1.9 28.6 1.6 65.4 3.8

Accommodation and food services

14,358.2 53.2 0.4 120.7 0.8 133.6 0.9 338.8 2.4

Accommodation

2,057.4 5.7 0.3 5.7 0.3 10.4 0.5 25.0 1.2

Food services and drinking places

12,300.8 47.5 0.4 115.0 0.9 123.2 1.0 313.8 2.6

Other services

5,946 -3 -0.1 0 0.0 19 0.3 79 1.3

Repair and maintenance

1,370.8 2.6 0.2 6.0 0.4 15.8 1.2 33.4 2.5

Personal and laundry services

1,534.4 -2.0 -0.1 1.4 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 11.4 0.7

Membership associations and organizations

3,040.9 -3.2 -0.1 -7.7 -0.3 4.5 0.1 34.7 1.2

Government

22,639 -3 0.0 66 0.3 108 0.5 153 0.7

Federal

2,827.0 -17.0 -0.6 10.0 0.4 17.0 0.6 29.0 1.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,221.0 -17.0 -0.8 11.2 0.5 18.3 0.8 27.7 1.3

U.S. Postal Service

606.0 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.2 -1.7 -0.3 1.1 0.2

State government

5,189.0 3.0 0.1 7.0 0.1 13.0 0.3 -8.0 -0.2

State government education

2,473.9 -1.8 -0.1 -5.6 -0.2 -9.2 -0.4 -27.9 -1.1

State government, excluding education

2,714.7 4.8 0.2 12.6 0.5 21.4 0.8 19.5 0.7

Local government

14,623.0 11.0 0.1 49.0 0.3 78.0 0.5 132.0 0.9

Local government education

8,049.7 9.7 0.1 42.2 0.5 60.4 0.8 80.2 1.0

Local government, excluding education

6,573.7 1.9 0.0 7.0 0.1 18.0 0.3 52.7 0.8

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