Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, February 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

754 -5 -0.7 6 0.8 12 1.6 48 6.8

Logging

45.8 -1.9 -4.0 -0.7 -1.5 -2.2 -4.6 -4.5 -8.9

Mining

708.3 -2.8 -0.4 7.3 1.0 14.3 2.1 53.0 8.1

Oil and gas extraction

150.6 0.8 0.5 2.7 1.8 4.4 3.0 9.4 6.7

Mining, except oil and gas

195.7 0.2 0.1 1.6 0.8 1.7 0.9 6.8 3.6

Coal mining

52.8 0.1 0.2 0.5 1.0 0.7 1.3 1.9 3.7

Metal ore mining(1)

41.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.6 -1.4 0.1 0.2

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

101.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.6 4.8 4.9

Support activities for mining

362.0 -3.8 -1.0 3.0 0.8 8.2 2.3 36.8 11.3

Construction

7,422 -31 -0.4 38 0.5 85 1.2 223 3.1

Construction of buildings

1,651.9 -4.6 -0.3 3.8 0.2 9.3 0.6 53.8 3.4

Residential building

830.8 -1.6 -0.2 8.8 1.1 18.3 2.3 43.9 5.6

Nonresidential building

821.1 -3.0 -0.4 -5.0 -0.6 -9.0 -1.1 9.9 1.2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,072.8 -13.2 -1.2 1.1 0.1 10.2 1.0 40.6 3.9

Specialty trade contractors

4,697.4 -13.5 -0.3 33.6 0.7 65.8 1.4 129.0 2.8

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,052.2 -9.3 -0.5 1.9 0.1 16.8 0.8 46.8 2.3

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,645.2 -4.2 -0.2 31.7 1.2 49.0 1.9 82.2 3.2

Manufacturing

12,834 4 0.0 45 0.4 119 0.9 242 1.9

Durable goods

8,064 5 0.1 42 0.5 91 1.1 199 2.5

Wood products

411.7 2.2 0.5 2.8 0.7 3.7 0.9 6.9 1.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

417.4 -3.3 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1 2.8 0.7 4.0 1.0

Primary metals

383.2 0.6 0.2 2.1 0.6 4.8 1.3 5.6 1.5

Fabricated metal products

1,482.0 -2.9 -0.2 5.8 0.4 6.7 0.5 32.6 2.2

Machinery

1,143.0 3.2 0.3 8.4 0.7 17.3 1.5 40.5 3.7

Computer and electronic products

1,073.9 2.5 0.2 10.5 1.0 16.8 1.6 27.1 2.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.1 1.3 0.8 3.2 2.0 5.5 3.5 5.5 3.5

Communications equipment

85.6 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.8 0.9 -0.7 -0.8

Semiconductors and electronic components

376.0 1.0 0.3 4.7 1.3 5.9 1.6 9.3 2.5

Electronic instruments

417.8 -0.1 0.0 3.0 0.7 4.8 1.2 13.5 3.3

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -1.2 -0.3 -0.9 -0.6 -1.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

404.6 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.9 11.7 3.0

Transportation equipment

1,738.5 3.5 0.2 9.8 0.6 28.5 1.7 58.6 3.5

Motor vehicles and parts

1,006.0 1.3 0.1 2.1 0.2 10.1 1.0 14.1 1.4

Furniture and related products

395.8 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 2.7 0.7 1.1 0.3

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

614.2 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.4 4.6 0.8 11.1 1.8

Nondurable goods

4,770 -1 0.0 3 0.1 28 0.6 43 0.9

Food manufacturing

1,632.8 -0.1 0.0 2.7 0.2 16.6 1.0 21.9 1.4

Textile mills

112.1 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.4 -1.5 -1.3 -0.4 -0.4

Textile product mills

114.3 -0.4 -0.3 -1.4 -1.2 -1.7 -1.5 -2.0 -1.7

Apparel

106.9 -2.6 -2.4 -2.2 -2.0 -5.3 -4.7 -7.9 -6.9

Paper and paper products

369.5 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 1.3 0.4 5.1 1.4

Printing and related support activities

423.6 -1.2 -0.3 -3.8 -0.9 -6.6 -1.5 -11.9 -2.7

Petroleum and coal products

117.1 0.6 0.5 2.0 1.7 1.1 0.9 0.0 0.0

Chemicals

855.7 5.9 0.7 6.2 0.7 15.6 1.9 24.3 2.9

Plastics and rubber products

737.0 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.1 7.7 1.1 9.5 1.3

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

300.9 -3.3 -1.1 -1.2 -0.4 0.9 0.3 4.5 1.5

Wholesale trade

5,922.2 10.9 0.2 33.4 0.6 53.4 0.9 94.9 1.6

Durable goods

3,204.9 7.7 0.2 24.3 0.8 41.8 1.3 73.1 2.3

Nondurable goods

2,161.6 1.5 0.1 4.4 0.2 8.3 0.4 9.9 0.5

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

555.7 1.7 0.3 4.7 0.9 3.3 0.6 11.9 2.2

Retail trade

15,828.6 -6.1 0.0 1.7 0.0 -1.7 0.0 -4.5 0.0

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,037.4 3.1 0.2 9.7 0.5 13.1 0.6 23.3 1.2

Automobile dealers

1,306.0 2.0 0.2 5.3 0.4 5.2 0.4 7.8 0.6

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

159.0 -1.4 -0.9 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.5

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

572.3 2.3 0.4 4.3 0.8 7.2 1.3 14.5 2.6

Furniture and home furnishings stores

485.8 -2.1 -0.4 2.4 0.5 6.4 1.3 7.4 1.5

Electronics and appliance stores

474.2 2.4 0.5 5.4 1.2 -15.8 -3.2 -19.3 -3.9

Building material and garden supply stores

1,305.1 3.2 0.2 5.1 0.4 -0.2 0.0 -8.1 -0.6

Food and beverage stores

3,113.6 4.0 0.1 14.2 0.5 28.7 0.9 29.5 1.0

Health and personal care stores

1,048.0 -11.7 -1.1 -16.8 -1.6 -11.7 -1.1 -10.8 -1.0

Gasoline stations

945.6 -2.0 -0.2 6.2 0.7 12.6 1.4 13.9 1.5

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,352.1 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 -13.0 -1.0 -17.8 -1.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

559.2 0.3 0.1 12.2 2.2 -10.2 -1.8 -35.1 -5.9

General merchandise stores

3,091.9 -3.1 -0.1 -36.4 -1.2 -16.4 -0.5 -7.1 -0.2

Department stores

1,133.2 -9.0 -0.8 -24.3 -2.1 -18.5 -1.6 -18.7 -1.6

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

1,958.7 6.0 0.3 -12.1 -0.6 2.1 0.1 11.5 0.6

Miscellaneous store retailers

837.4 -1.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3 2.6 0.3 9.0 1.1

Nonstore retailers

578.3 1.1 0.2 1.6 0.3 2.2 0.4 10.6 1.9

Transportation and warehousing

5,537.6 -3.0 -0.1 25.5 0.5 96.6 1.8 194.5 3.6

Air transportation

512.4 2.1 0.4 7.8 1.5 10.2 2.0 13.2 2.6

Rail transportation

215.0 -0.4 -0.2 -1.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 2.3 1.1

Water transportation

65.4 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.8 1.3 2.0

Truck transportation

1,517.6 0.9 0.1 9.3 0.6 22.3 1.5 39.2 2.7

Transit and ground passenger transportation

486.8 2.4 0.5 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -2.8 -0.6

Pipeline transportation

47.2 -0.5 -1.0 -0.8 -1.7 -1.3 -2.7 -1.8 -3.7

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

32.4 -1.8 -5.3 -2.5 -7.2 -1.4 -4.1 -2.7 -7.7

Support activities for transportation

720.9 -0.1 0.0 -1.6 -0.2 7.1 1.0 14.8 2.1

Couriers and messengers

754.6 -9.7 -1.3 3.9 0.5 22.6 3.1 53.1 7.6

Warehousing and storage

1,185.3 3.9 0.3 11.1 0.9 37.1 3.2 77.9 7.0

Utilities

555.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 0.1 2.4 0.4 -0.6 -0.1

Information

2,815 0 0.0 -14 -0.5 -11 -0.4 3 0.1

Publishing industries, except Internet

734.7 1.0 0.1 0.5 0.1 1.6 0.2 3.7 0.5

Motion picture and sound recording industries

424.9 -2.4 -0.6 -8.3 -1.9 -11.5 -2.6 6.0 1.4

Broadcasting, except Internet

271.2 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.3 0.8 0.3 1.7 0.6

Telecommunications

730.4 -2.3 -0.3 -9.7 -1.3 -16.3 -2.2 -33.8 -4.4

Data processing, hosting and related services

332.1 2.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 3.3 1.0 3.4 1.0

Other information services

321.7 1.6 0.5 3.4 1.1 10.8 3.5 22.5 7.5

Financial activities

8,630 6 0.1 16 0.2 47 0.5 102 1.2

Finance and insurance

6,332.7 4.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 13.9 0.2 34.7 0.6

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.7 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,636.5 -1.2 0.0 -6.7 -0.3 -11.5 -0.4 -10.7 -0.4

Depository credit intermediation

1,716.8 1.1 0.1 2.6 0.2 1.5 0.1 2.7 0.2

Commercial banking

1,315.2 -0.8 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -4.1 -0.3 -6.8 -0.5

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

611.6 -2.2 -0.4 -8.0 -1.3 -14.4 -2.3 -10.0 -1.6

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

308.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.4 1.5 0.5 -3.4 -1.1

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

965.9 0.7 0.1 -1.5 -0.2 7.0 0.7 15.3 1.6

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,710.6 4.7 0.2 8.0 0.3 18.4 0.7 29.8 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,296.8 1.3 0.1 16.1 0.7 33.1 1.5 67.2 3.0

Real estate

1,689.7 2.3 0.1 12.2 0.7 22.0 1.3 48.7 3.0

Rental and leasing services

584.0 -0.9 -0.2 4.0 0.7 11.6 2.0 18.4 3.3

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -2.1 0.1 0.4

Professional and business services

21,311 42 0.2 94 0.4 236 1.1 537 2.6

Professional and technical services

9,473.9 22.0 0.2 56.3 0.6 134.5 1.4 287.9 3.1

Legal services

1,142.7 0.6 0.1 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.0 3.3 0.3

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,036.5 4.1 0.4 8.0 0.8 17.8 1.7 44.0 4.4

Architectural and engineering services

1,504.5 5.8 0.4 11.2 0.8 21.3 1.4 42.4 2.9

Specialized design services(1)

149.4 1.6 1.1 3.3 2.3 4.8 3.3 7.4 5.2

Computer systems design and related services

2,167.7 3.3 0.2 9.7 0.4 37.0 1.7 79.5 3.8

Management and technical consulting services

1,515.3 5.2 0.3 11.6 0.8 24.4 1.6 50.4 3.4

Scientific research and development services(1)

715.7 2.9 0.4 9.1 1.3 18.4 2.6 35.7 5.3

Advertising and related services(1)

491.9 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.2 4.3 0.9

Other professional and technical services(1)

750.3 -2.2 -0.3 1.2 0.2 9.6 1.3 21.0 2.9

Management of companies and enterprises

2,402.1 3.8 0.2 10.2 0.4 19.2 0.8 58.9 2.5

Administrative and waste services

9,434.9 16.1 0.2 27.2 0.3 82.3 0.9 189.7 2.1

Administrative and support services

8,984.4 14.6 0.2 22.0 0.2 72.0 0.8 167.4 1.9

Office administrative services(1)

521.1 -1.0 -0.2 1.9 0.4 3.5 0.7 10.1 2.0

Facilities support services(1)

156.7 0.6 0.4 2.1 1.4 2.9 1.9 4.4 2.9

Employment services

3,729.0 5.4 0.1 13.9 0.4 45.1 1.2 81.5 2.2

Temporary help services

3,054.1 5.8 0.2 7.8 0.3 37.1 1.2 67.0 2.2

Business support services

895.3 -2.5 -0.3 -5.0 -0.6 -4.0 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

216.6 -1.9 -0.9 -1.5 -0.7 -3.0 -1.4 -2.4 -1.1

Investigation and security services(1)

947.0 3.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 7.4 0.8

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,184.7 9.4 0.4 7.2 0.3 21.1 1.0 57.2 2.7

Other support services(1)

333.7 1.2 0.4 3.9 1.2 7.5 2.3 12.7 4.0

Waste management and remediation services

450.5 1.5 0.3 5.2 1.2 10.3 2.3 22.3 5.2

Education and health services

23,980 4 0.0 135 0.6 226 1.0 499 2.1

Educational services

3,753.8 -18.7 -0.5 22.2 0.6 -7.9 -0.2 47.4 1.3

Health care

16,244.7 20.8 0.1 109.5 0.7 200.1 1.2 361.1 2.3

Ambulatory health care services

7,656.5 15.5 0.2 79.2 1.0 131.0 1.7 236.7 3.2

Offices of physicians

2,656.0 3.1 0.1 15.7 0.6 32.4 1.2 52.6 2.0

Offices of dentists(1)

977.0 2.6 0.3 12.7 1.3 18.2 1.9 33.6 3.6

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

958.3 2.7 0.3 11.3 1.2 24.2 2.6 44.1 4.8

Outpatient care centers

962.8 4.9 0.5 13.7 1.4 24.5 2.6 41.9 4.5

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

286.7 -0.4 -0.1 5.7 2.0 6.4 2.3 12.7 4.6

Home health care services

1,510.4 4.7 0.3 20.0 1.3 28.6 1.9 56.0 3.9

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

305.4 -2.1 -0.7 0.2 0.1 -3.3 -1.1 -4.1 -1.3

Hospitals

5,212.7 4.2 0.1 23.8 0.5 56.9 1.1 103.2 2.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,375.5 1.1 0.0 6.5 0.2 12.2 0.4 21.2 0.6

Nursing care facilities

1,606.2 0.6 0.0 -0.8 0.0 1.0 0.1 -7.3 -0.5

Residential mental health facilities(1)

645.7 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 3.9 0.6

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

953.0 -0.5 -0.1 3.2 0.3 6.4 0.7 19.1 2.0

Other residential care facilities(1)

170.5 0.7 0.4 3.1 1.9 5.2 3.1 5.5 3.3

Social assistance

3,981.2 1.7 0.0 3.2 0.1 33.6 0.9 90.1 2.3

Individual and family services(1)

2,499.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.0 25.2 1.0 69.9 2.9

Emergency and other relief services(1)

176.2 0.5 0.3 -2.1 -1.2 -0.4 -0.2 4.3 2.5

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

328.7 -0.5 -0.2 -1.7 -0.5 -2.1 -0.6 -2.8 -0.8

Child day care services

976.7 2.2 0.2 7.5 0.8 10.8 1.1 18.7 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

16,643 0 0.0 154 0.9 248 1.5 410 2.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,470.8 -3.5 -0.1 37.5 1.5 79.2 3.3 99.0 4.2

Performing arts and spectator sports

520.4 3.3 0.6 4.4 0.9 21.3 4.3 19.3 3.9

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

173.2 -1.2 -0.7 -0.9 -0.5 3.1 1.8 4.9 2.9

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,777.2 -5.6 -0.3 34.0 2.0 54.8 3.2 74.8 4.4

Accommodation and food services

14,172.1 3.7 0.0 116.5 0.8 169.1 1.2 310.5 2.2

Accommodation

2,045.7 2.1 0.1 16.2 0.8 8.8 0.4 29.7 1.5

Food services and drinking places

12,126.4 1.6 0.0 100.3 0.8 160.3 1.3 280.8 2.4

Other services

5,890 3 0.1 22 0.4 37 0.6 78 1.3

Repair and maintenance

1,337.9 -1.4 -0.1 2.8 0.2 6.5 0.5 19.4 1.5

Personal and laundry services

1,529.5 7.1 0.5 8.4 0.6 15.9 1.1 32.3 2.2

Membership associations and organizations

3,022.7 -2.7 -0.1 11.2 0.4 14.6 0.5 26.6 0.9

Government

22,483 -5 0.0 1 0.0 -11 0.0 83 0.4

Federal

2,799.0 0.0 0.0 -5.0 -0.2 3.0 0.1 7.0 0.3

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,195.3 1.7 0.1 2.3 0.1 5.2 0.2 11.4 0.5

U.S. Postal Service

604.0 -1.0 -0.2 -7.0 -1.1 -1.8 -0.3 -4.1 -0.7

State government

5,176.0 -1.0 0.0 -4.0 -0.1 -14.0 -0.3 21.0 0.4

State government education

2,473.8 -6.2 -0.3 -10.0 -0.4 -21.4 -0.9 -1.8 -0.1

State government, excluding education

2,702.5 5.1 0.2 6.6 0.2 8.0 0.3 23.4 0.9

Local government

14,508.0 -4.0 0.0 10.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 55.0 0.4

Local government education

7,974.3 -4.4 -0.1 3.9 0.0 -19.1 -0.2 24.7 0.3

Local government, excluding education

6,533.9 0.4 0.0 6.2 0.1 18.9 0.3 30.8 0.5

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