Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, March 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

695 11 1.6 27 4.0 34 5.1 3 0.4

Logging

50.8 -0.8 -1.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -1.5 -2.9

Mining

644.0 11.3 1.8 27.2 4.4 33.8 5.5 4.2 0.7

Oil and gas extraction

180.7 1.8 1.0 3.4 1.9 3.0 1.7 -2.4 -1.3

Mining, except oil and gas

184.2 0.7 0.4 2.2 1.2 5.5 3.1 0.7 0.4

Coal mining

50.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 1.2 1.7 3.5 -1.8 -3.5

Metal ore mining(1)

39.3 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

94.5 0.4 0.4 1.3 1.4 3.7 4.1 2.1 2.3

Support activities for mining

279.1 8.8 3.3 21.6 8.4 25.3 10.0 5.9 2.2

Construction

6,882 6 0.1 99 1.5 155 2.3 177 2.6

Construction of buildings

1,524.9 0.9 0.1 21.7 1.4 30.6 2.0 36.8 2.5

Residential building

767.5 -1.0 -0.1 13.9 1.8 21.1 2.8 43.2 6.0

Nonresidential building

757.4 1.9 0.3 7.8 1.0 9.5 1.3 -6.4 -0.8

Heavy and civil engineering construction

962.4 4.1 0.4 27.4 2.9 21.3 2.3 3.6 0.4

Specialty trade contractors

4,394.2 0.7 0.0 49.2 1.1 102.6 2.4 135.7 3.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,925.1 -6.6 -0.3 12.9 0.7 59.2 3.2 69.4 3.7

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,469.1 7.3 0.3 36.3 1.5 43.4 1.8 66.3 2.8

Manufacturing

12,392 11 0.1 49 0.4 62 0.5 37 0.3

Durable goods

7,737 11 0.1 29 0.4 44 0.6 1 0.0

Wood products

399.1 0.9 0.2 2.9 0.7 7.8 2.0 8.0 2.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

418.3 1.3 0.3 6.0 1.5 10.3 2.5 11.1 2.7

Primary metals

379.0 0.9 0.2 3.2 0.9 3.6 1.0 -0.8 -0.2

Fabricated metal products

1,431.3 5.5 0.4 9.7 0.7 12.7 0.9 1.8 0.1

Machinery

1,080.0 -2.6 -0.2 4.4 0.4 5.4 0.5 -8.1 -0.7

Computer and electronic products

1,036.6 0.7 0.1 -2.8 -0.3 -6.5 -0.6 -16.2 -1.5

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.2 -0.3 -0.2 -1.2 -0.7 -2.6 -1.6 -3.8 -2.3

Communications equipment

84.6 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 -0.6 -0.7 -1.7 -2.0

Semiconductors and electronic components

360.6 1.3 0.4 -1.5 -0.4 -3.5 -1.0 -9.1 -2.5

Electronic instruments

396.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.1 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.8 -2.3 -1.7 -4.8 -1.7 -4.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

386.5 0.9 0.2 3.3 0.9 4.4 1.2 2.0 0.5

Transportation equipment

1,620.0 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -3.2 -0.2

Motor vehicles and parts

944.4 3.0 0.3 2.0 0.2 6.8 0.7 9.3 1.0

Furniture and related products

391.3 -1.5 -0.4 -1.5 -0.4 3.5 0.9 1.5 0.4

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

595.3 2.0 0.3 3.9 0.7 4.1 0.7 5.0 0.8

Nondurable goods

4,655 0 0.0 20 0.4 18 0.4 36 0.8

Food manufacturing

1,581.8 -1.3 -0.1 13.6 0.9 17.7 1.1 39.9 2.6

Textile mills

111.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.8 -0.7 -1.5 -1.3 -3.5 -3.0

Textile product mills

111.7 -0.8 -0.7 -1.1 -1.0 -2.8 -2.4 -4.7 -4.0

Apparel

125.5 -1.0 -0.8 -3.4 -2.6 -5.2 -4.0 -7.0 -5.3

Paper and paper products

370.1 0.3 0.1 1.8 0.5 1.3 0.4 -2.6 -0.7

Printing and related support activities

439.9 -0.9 -0.2 -2.4 -0.5 -4.2 -0.9 -9.6 -2.1

Petroleum and coal products

110.4 0.5 0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -1.5 -1.3 -1.4 -1.3

Chemicals

815.4 1.2 0.1 5.6 0.7 3.9 0.5 4.7 0.6

Plastics and rubber products

702.1 1.0 0.1 3.8 0.5 2.5 0.4 2.6 0.4

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

287.0 1.8 0.6 3.4 1.2 7.8 2.8 17.5 6.5

Wholesale trade

5,902.3 -0.4 0.0 13.9 0.2 24.8 0.4 46.4 0.8

Durable goods

2,940.4 1.9 0.1 7.7 0.3 9.7 0.3 12.0 0.4

Nondurable goods

2,061.0 3.2 0.2 8.1 0.4 9.9 0.5 29.2 1.4

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

900.9 -5.5 -0.6 -1.9 -0.2 5.2 0.6 5.2 0.6

Retail trade

15,855.7 -29.7 -0.2 -25.3 -0.2 -31.7 -0.2 58.5 0.4

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,010.1 -0.3 0.0 8.1 0.4 21.5 1.1 36.8 1.9

Automobile dealers

1,301.6 1.0 0.1 6.3 0.5 13.4 1.0 27.2 2.1

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

154.2 -0.6 -0.4 1.7 1.1 3.5 2.3 4.4 2.9

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

554.3 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0 4.5 0.8 5.1 0.9

Furniture and home furnishings stores

486.1 0.8 0.2 8.1 1.7 9.0 1.9 14.0 3.0

Electronics and appliance stores

516.5 3.9 0.8 7.5 1.5 -13.7 -2.6 -11.0 -2.1

Building material and garden supply stores

1,291.2 5.3 0.4 8.0 0.6 12.1 0.9 22.0 1.7

Food and beverage stores

3,099.9 1.8 0.1 2.9 0.1 3.7 0.1 17.1 0.6

Health and personal care stores

1,059.5 -4.1 -0.4 -5.5 -0.5 7.7 0.7 14.5 1.4

Gasoline stations

938.7 0.9 0.1 4.4 0.5 6.3 0.7 17.3 1.9

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,351.8 -5.8 -0.4 11.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 -6.4 -0.5

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

600.8 -1.9 -0.3 -14.0 -2.3 -17.9 -2.9 -24.9 -4.0

General merchandise stores

3,109.3 -34.7 -1.1 -70.9 -2.2 -79.3 -2.5 -50.5 -1.6

Department stores

1,272.4 -12.6 -1.0 -29.2 -2.2 -42.4 -3.2 -38.9 -3.0

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,836.9 -22.1 -1.2 -41.8 -2.2 -37.0 -2.0 -11.6 -0.6

Miscellaneous store retailers

836.1 2.2 0.3 5.8 0.7 2.9 0.3 6.2 0.7

Nonstore retailers

555.7 2.2 0.4 9.3 1.7 16.0 3.0 23.4 4.4

Transportation and warehousing

5,046.7 3.5 0.1 -1.3 0.0 45.7 0.9 88.7 1.8

Air transportation

483.8 2.0 0.4 4.5 0.9 5.2 1.1 12.0 2.5

Rail transportation

209.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.4 -3.3 -1.5 -6.7 -3.1

Water transportation

64.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -1.7 -2.6 -1.2 -1.8

Truck transportation

1,476.8 4.7 0.3 11.9 0.8 22.4 1.5 24.7 1.7

Transit and ground passenger transportation

469.5 -2.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -3.1 -0.7 -13.9 -2.9

Pipeline transportation

48.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5 -1.0 -1.0 -2.0 -1.9 -3.8

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

35.0 0.2 0.6 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 1.3 3.9

Support activities for transportation

662.0 0.6 0.1 -2.0 -0.3 1.1 0.2 1.5 0.2

Couriers and messengers

652.2 -1.2 -0.2 -15.8 -2.4 7.0 1.1 25.7 4.1

Warehousing and storage

945.2 -0.2 0.0 2.4 0.3 19.2 2.1 47.2 5.3

Utilities

554.4 -0.7 -0.1 -2.3 -0.4 -1.5 -0.3 -1.2 -0.2

Information

2,747 -3 -0.1 -15 -0.5 -39 -1.4 -32 -1.2

Publishing industries, except Internet

729.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Motion picture and sound recording industries

408.7 -2.0 -0.5 -7.2 -1.7 -16.3 -3.8 -10.6 -2.5

Broadcasting, except Internet

266.0 0.5 0.2 1.3 0.5 -2.9 -1.1 -6.0 -2.2

Telecommunications

772.9 -3.4 -0.4 -13.3 -1.7 -24.5 -3.1 -30.9 -3.8

Data processing, hosting and related services

300.3 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -1.1 -0.4 2.1 0.7

Other information services

269.5 1.4 0.5 4.3 1.6 7.1 2.7 13.1 5.1

Financial activities

8,409 9 0.1 45 0.5 85 1.0 178 2.2

Finance and insurance

6,223.1 7.8 0.1 28.5 0.5 56.1 0.9 112.4 1.8

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.9 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.5 2.7 0.3 1.6

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,653.3 6.1 0.2 15.4 0.6 31.2 1.2 53.9 2.1

Depository credit intermediation

1,716.0 1.6 0.1 7.1 0.4 13.1 0.8 19.9 1.2

Commercial banking

1,316.1 1.2 0.1 5.2 0.4 7.4 0.6 7.5 0.6

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

624.7 1.2 0.2 2.8 0.5 9.9 1.6 17.4 2.9

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

312.6 3.2 1.0 5.6 1.8 8.2 2.7 16.6 5.6

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

935.8 0.8 0.1 2.8 0.3 3.0 0.3 12.0 1.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,615.1 0.8 0.0 10.2 0.4 21.4 0.8 46.2 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,186.0 0.9 0.0 16.7 0.8 29.5 1.4 65.5 3.1

Real estate

1,597.8 -3.4 -0.2 11.4 0.7 25.5 1.6 54.4 3.5

Rental and leasing services

564.9 4.2 0.7 5.4 1.0 4.1 0.7 11.3 2.0

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.3 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

20,567 56 0.3 151 0.7 288 1.4 639 3.2

Professional and technical services

9,082.3 22.2 0.2 69.1 0.8 125.8 1.4 315.9 3.6

Legal services

1,121.8 -1.5 -0.1 -4.3 -0.4 0.5 0.0 2.2 0.2

Accounting and bookkeeping services

994.8 1.2 0.1 -5.2 -0.5 -2.7 -0.3 26.3 2.7

Architectural and engineering services

1,447.7 7.3 0.5 20.4 1.4 32.5 2.3 45.7 3.3

Specialized design services(1)

143.2 0.4 0.3 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.7 6.9 5.1

Computer systems design and related services

2,050.8 4.5 0.2 19.3 1.0 38.2 1.9 90.5 4.6

Management and technical consulting services

1,426.2 8.3 0.6 18.8 1.3 27.8 2.0 85.0 6.3

Scientific research and development services(1)

701.5 2.0 0.3 6.5 0.9 15.0 2.2 28.3 4.2

Advertising and related services(1)

489.8 0.5 0.1 1.5 0.3 -2.1 -0.4 3.8 0.8

Other professional and technical services(1)

706.5 -0.4 -0.1 10.1 1.5 15.5 2.2 27.3 4.0

Management of companies and enterprises

2,268.9 0.6 0.0 10.0 0.4 22.4 1.0 39.4 1.8

Administrative and waste services

9,216.2 33.4 0.4 72.6 0.8 140.1 1.5 284.5 3.2

Administrative and support services

8,800.6 32.7 0.4 70.0 0.8 130.9 1.5 270.2 3.2

Office administrative services(1)

515.7 3.1 0.6 5.3 1.0 16.3 3.3 27.9 5.7

Facilities support services(1)

139.8 0.1 0.1 -0.8 -0.6 -2.1 -1.5 -3.5 -2.4

Employment services

3,651.1 7.3 0.2 33.1 0.9 63.8 1.8 118.1 3.3

Temporary help services

2,996.1 10.5 0.4 34.5 1.2 55.2 1.9 110.2 3.8

Business support services

917.4 0.9 0.1 -2.6 -0.3 -5.1 -0.6 15.9 1.8

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

216.5 -0.7 -0.3 1.5 0.7 -1.1 -0.5 0.5 0.2

Investigation and security services(1)

915.0 4.3 0.5 4.7 0.5 14.1 1.6 24.2 2.7

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,123.1 16.8 0.8 21.7 1.0 40.9 2.0 73.8 3.6

Other support services(1)

321.8 0.8 0.2 7.0 2.2 3.8 1.2 13.2 4.3

Waste management and remediation services

415.6 0.7 0.2 2.6 0.6 9.2 2.3 14.3 3.6

Education and health services

22,970 16 0.1 99 0.4 225 1.0 527 2.3

Educational services

3,623.8 -1.4 0.0 20.2 0.6 36.7 1.0 89.7 2.5

Health care

15,654.9 13.5 0.1 60.4 0.4 155.1 1.0 355.2 2.3

Ambulatory health care services

7,233.4 6.8 0.1 38.7 0.5 98.6 1.4 225.0 3.2

Offices of physicians

2,565.1 -1.5 -0.1 6.2 0.2 22.4 0.9 58.0 2.3

Offices of dentists(1)

942.3 1.8 0.2 5.2 0.6 11.7 1.3 25.1 2.7

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

890.7 2.2 0.2 6.5 0.7 20.7 2.4 50.1 6.0

Outpatient care centers

897.7 5.9 0.7 17.2 2.0 30.3 3.5 55.5 6.6

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

258.3 -1.6 -0.6 -3.7 -1.4 -5.9 -2.2 -4.7 -1.8

Home health care services

1,388.1 1.5 0.1 8.1 0.6 17.0 1.2 38.0 2.8

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

291.1 -1.5 -0.5 -0.8 -0.3 2.3 0.8 2.9 1.0

Hospitals

5,095.8 8.7 0.2 18.8 0.4 48.3 1.0 112.1 2.2

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,325.7 -2.0 -0.1 2.9 0.1 8.2 0.2 18.1 0.5

Nursing care facilities

1,642.3 -1.8 -0.1 -3.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2 1.4 0.1

Residential mental health facilities(1)

618.8 0.4 0.1 3.0 0.5 4.7 0.8 4.5 0.7

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

900.1 -0.3 0.0 2.8 0.3 5.9 0.7 11.4 1.3

Other residential care facilities(1)

164.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 0.5

Social assistance

3,690.9 3.2 0.1 18.5 0.5 32.8 0.9 81.8 2.3

Individual and family services(1)

2,276.8 0.2 0.0 14.8 0.7 27.2 1.2 72.2 3.3

Emergency and other relief services(1)

168.5 0.7 0.4 2.5 1.5 4.9 3.0 5.8 3.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

334.8 1.4 0.4 -0.7 -0.2 -2.7 -0.8 -4.6 -1.4

Child day care services

910.9 1.0 0.1 2.0 0.2 3.6 0.4 8.5 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

15,795 9 0.1 51 0.3 111 0.7 258 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,238.0 -12.4 -0.6 -7.9 -0.4 2.8 0.1 9.8 0.4

Performing arts and spectator sports

444.9 -4.8 -1.1 -4.9 -1.1 -12.6 -2.8 -12.0 -2.6

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

162.0 -0.7 -0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 4.8 3.1

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,631.1 -6.9 -0.4 -3.6 -0.2 14.9 0.9 17.0 1.1

Accommodation and food services

13,557.3 22.1 0.2 58.9 0.4 108.1 0.8 249.0 1.9

Accommodation

1,950.0 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.0 -0.2 0.0 5.1 0.3

Food services and drinking places

11,607.3 21.7 0.2 58.4 0.5 108.3 0.9 243.9 2.1

Other services

5,724 1 0.0 23 0.4 16 0.3 54 1.0

Repair and maintenance

1,294.3 1.3 0.1 6.6 0.5 6.3 0.5 1.4 0.1

Personal and laundry services

1,472.4 0.9 0.1 9.8 0.7 13.9 1.0 38.3 2.7

Membership associations and organizations

2,957.6 -1.1 0.0 7.2 0.2 -3.9 -0.1 15.1 0.5

Government

22,318 9 0.0 19 0.1 2 0.0 152 0.7

Federal

2,816.0 -1.0 0.0 -3.0 -0.1 5.0 0.2 35.0 1.3

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,197.5 -2.6 -0.1 -2.2 -0.1 1.4 0.1 22.4 1.0

U.S. Postal Service

618.2 1.0 0.2 -0.9 -0.1 3.7 0.6 12.6 2.1

State government

5,086.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 -15.0 -0.3 -5.0 -0.1

State government education

2,408.4 0.0 0.0 -5.7 -0.2 -14.4 -0.6 -2.4 -0.1

State government, excluding education

2,677.2 0.5 0.0 6.1 0.2 -1.3 0.0 -2.5 -0.1

Local government

14,416.0 9.0 0.1 21.0 0.1 12.0 0.1 122.0 0.9

Local government education

7,967.7 9.7 0.1 23.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 67.1 0.8

Local government, excluding education

6,448.0 -1.2 0.0 -2.0 0.0 12.0 0.2 54.7 0.9

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