Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, April 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

704 10 1.4 31 4.6 45 6.8 21 3.1

Logging

51.1 0.6 1.2 0.7 1.4 0.4 0.8 -0.5 -1.0

Mining

652.5 8.8 1.4 29.8 4.8 43.9 7.2 21.5 3.4

Oil and gas extraction

181.2 1.0 0.6 4.1 2.3 3.7 2.1 -0.2 -0.1

Mining, except oil and gas

186.2 1.1 0.6 2.7 1.5 7.2 4.0 4.6 2.5

Coal mining

50.6 0.2 0.4 0.6 1.2 1.3 2.6 -0.6 -1.2

Metal ore mining(1)

39.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 2.3

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

96.2 0.9 0.9 1.7 1.8 5.9 6.5 4.3 4.7

Support activities for mining

285.1 6.7 2.4 23.0 8.8 33.0 13.1 17.1 6.4

Construction

6,877 5 0.1 60 0.9 134 2.0 173 2.6

Construction of buildings

1,525.5 1.3 0.1 10.6 0.7 24.8 1.7 32.1 2.1

Residential building

762.8 -2.7 -0.4 0.8 0.1 13.4 1.8 30.7 4.2

Nonresidential building

762.7 4.0 0.5 9.8 1.3 11.4 1.5 1.4 0.2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

968.9 4.3 0.4 27.7 2.9 22.5 2.4 13.4 1.4

Specialty trade contractors

4,382.1 -1.5 0.0 21.2 0.5 86.6 2.0 127.3 3.0

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,928.9 3.6 0.2 8.8 0.5 60.3 3.2 78.6 4.2

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,453.2 -5.1 -0.2 12.4 0.5 26.3 1.1 48.7 2.0

Manufacturing

12,396 6 0.0 41 0.3 71 0.6 40 0.3

Durable goods

7,727 -3 0.0 9 0.1 35 0.5 -8 -0.1

Wood products

397.6 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 5.1 1.3 6.9 1.8

Nonmetallic mineral products

416.3 -0.7 -0.2 1.9 0.5 6.8 1.7 11.4 2.8

Primary metals

380.6 1.5 0.4 3.8 1.0 4.4 1.2 1.1 0.3

Fabricated metal products

1,425.3 -3.5 -0.2 2.2 0.2 6.4 0.5 -2.6 -0.2

Machinery

1,083.5 2.2 0.2 7.2 0.7 12.9 1.2 -1.6 -0.1

Computer and electronic products

1,035.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -6.4 -0.6 -16.9 -1.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.3 0.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.4 -2.3 -1.4 -3.9 -2.4

Communications equipment

84.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 -1.2 -1.4

Semiconductors and electronic components

358.0 -2.3 -0.6 -0.8 -0.2 -4.6 -1.3 -11.3 -3.1

Electronic instruments

397.3 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.2 2.6 0.7 1.3 0.3

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6 -1.7 -1.9 -5.3 -1.5 -4.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

385.3 -1.1 -0.3 0.7 0.2 3.5 0.9 0.5 0.1

Transportation equipment

1,617.2 0.1 0.0 -7.4 -0.5 -3.1 -0.2 -14.7 -0.9

Motor vehicles and parts

946.3 2.8 0.3 -0.4 0.0 6.2 0.7 2.4 0.3

Furniture and related products

392.8 0.4 0.1 -0.9 -0.2 3.9 1.0 3.7 1.0

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

593.3 -0.2 0.0 1.6 0.3 1.2 0.2 3.9 0.7

Nondurable goods

4,669 9 0.2 32 0.7 36 0.8 48 1.0

Food manufacturing

1,595.5 9.1 0.6 23.4 1.5 30.8 2.0 50.3 3.3

Textile mills

110.0 -0.7 -0.6 -1.9 -1.7 -2.9 -2.6 -4.4 -3.8

Textile product mills

112.1 0.2 0.2 -0.8 -0.7 -1.4 -1.2 -3.9 -3.4

Apparel

123.7 -0.8 -0.6 -3.4 -2.7 -5.6 -4.3 -8.5 -6.4

Paper and paper products

370.8 0.4 0.1 2.2 0.6 2.7 0.7 -1.2 -0.3

Printing and related support activities

438.4 -1.5 -0.3 -2.8 -0.6 -4.5 -1.0 -10.6 -2.4

Petroleum and coal products

111.8 0.5 0.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.1 0.1

Chemicals

818.8 1.6 0.2 7.3 0.9 7.2 0.9 8.6 1.1

Plastics and rubber products

700.4 -0.3 0.0 1.3 0.2 1.8 0.3 1.6 0.2

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

287.3 0.4 0.1 5.3 1.9 6.7 2.4 15.4 5.7

Wholesale trade

5,914.9 8.2 0.1 20.1 0.3 33.7 0.6 53.9 0.9

Durable goods

2,951.1 6.8 0.2 16.5 0.6 23.2 0.8 19.2 0.7

Nondurable goods

2,062.2 1.7 0.1 5.8 0.3 5.2 0.3 28.9 1.4

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

901.6 -0.3 0.0 -2.2 -0.2 5.3 0.6 5.8 0.6

Retail trade

15,866.5 6.3 0.0 -49.8 -0.3 -14.1 -0.1 75.0 0.5

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,013.6 2.7 0.1 7.0 0.3 20.2 1.0 40.4 2.0

Automobile dealers

1,302.8 0.5 0.0 4.7 0.4 10.9 0.8 27.5 2.2

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

155.3 1.1 0.7 2.2 1.4 4.6 3.1 6.3 4.2

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

555.5 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 4.7 0.9 6.5 1.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

486.2 0.6 0.1 1.5 0.3 12.2 2.6 14.5 3.1

Electronics and appliance stores

511.6 -2.2 -0.4 -6.4 -1.2 1.1 0.2 -16.9 -3.2

Building material and garden supply stores

1,282.8 -5.1 -0.4 -2.6 -0.2 1.8 0.1 15.5 1.2

Food and beverage stores

3,096.4 -0.7 0.0 -2.3 -0.1 -1.0 0.0 12.6 0.4

Health and personal care stores

1,059.8 -0.7 -0.1 -5.7 -0.5 6.7 0.6 11.7 1.1

Gasoline stations

940.7 1.1 0.1 5.0 0.5 7.7 0.8 18.5 2.0

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,349.8 -0.6 0.0 -12.7 -0.9 9.9 0.7 -4.1 -0.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

604.7 1.0 0.2 -6.6 -1.1 -14.3 -2.3 -14.8 -2.4

General merchandise stores

3,127.4 7.5 0.2 -40.0 -1.3 -71.2 -2.2 -30.6 -1.0

Department stores

1,277.0 -0.6 0.0 -14.7 -1.1 -41.1 -3.1 -32.4 -2.5

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,850.4 8.0 0.4 -25.3 -1.3 -30.2 -1.6 1.9 0.1

Miscellaneous store retailers

835.5 0.8 0.1 5.2 0.6 -3.7 -0.4 3.3 0.4

Nonstore retailers

558.0 1.9 0.3 7.8 1.4 16.5 3.0 24.9 4.7

Transportation and warehousing

5,052.8 3.5 0.1 17.7 0.4 40.0 0.8 83.5 1.7

Air transportation

484.1 0.5 0.1 3.1 0.6 5.8 1.2 10.4 2.2

Rail transportation

210.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -3.1 -1.5 -4.8 -2.2

Water transportation

64.4 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.6 -1.1 -1.7 -1.6 -2.4

Truck transportation

1,476.0 -0.1 0.0 13.3 0.9 15.6 1.1 24.5 1.7

Transit and ground passenger transportation

464.5 -4.4 -0.9 -6.2 -1.3 -8.1 -1.7 -19.7 -4.1

Pipeline transportation

47.6 -0.4 -0.8 -0.6 -1.2 -1.3 -2.7 -2.3 -4.6

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.0 0.5 1.4 0.8 2.3 1.3 3.7 1.7 5.0

Support activities for transportation

666.1 2.2 0.3 5.1 0.8 5.8 0.9 6.6 1.0

Couriers and messengers

655.3 3.2 0.5 1.4 0.2 8.1 1.3 25.3 4.0

Warehousing and storage

948.7 2.5 0.3 1.3 0.1 17.0 1.8 43.4 4.8

Utilities

555.9 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Information

2,735 -7 -0.3 -19 -0.7 -45 -1.6 -46 -1.7

Publishing industries, except Internet

726.6 -1.2 -0.2 -3.4 -0.5 -2.2 -0.3 -2.7 -0.4

Motion picture and sound recording industries

409.7 1.6 0.4 -4.0 -1.0 -21.6 -5.0 -11.3 -2.7

Broadcasting, except Internet

262.7 -3.4 -1.3 -3.6 -1.4 -6.1 -2.3 -8.3 -3.1

Telecommunications

765.1 -5.3 -0.7 -11.2 -1.4 -20.9 -2.7 -40.0 -5.0

Data processing, hosting and related services

301.2 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.2 2.7 0.9

Other information services

269.5 0.8 0.3 2.6 1.0 6.7 2.5 13.6 5.3

Financial activities

8,422 19 0.2 28 0.3 92 1.1 173 2.1

Finance and insurance

6,233.3 15.5 0.2 20.6 0.3 60.7 1.0 109.4 1.8

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 2.2 0.2 1.1

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,648.6 0.9 0.0 1.2 0.0 22.6 0.9 42.2 1.6

Depository credit intermediation

1,714.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9 0.6 18.3 1.1

Commercial banking

1,314.9 -0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 6.7 0.5 7.1 0.5

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

623.0 0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 5.9 1.0 11.8 1.9

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

310.8 0.5 0.2 1.8 0.6 5.7 1.9 12.0 4.0

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

936.6 0.6 0.1 1.7 0.2 6.6 0.7 10.6 1.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,629.3 14.0 0.5 17.7 0.7 31.1 1.2 56.4 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,188.6 3.3 0.2 7.7 0.4 30.9 1.4 64.0 3.0

Real estate

1,601.8 3.5 0.2 6.3 0.4 25.9 1.6 58.9 3.8

Rental and leasing services

563.4 -0.3 -0.1 1.2 0.2 5.1 0.9 5.2 0.9

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.4 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.9 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Professional and business services

20,606 39 0.2 131 0.6 272 1.3 612 3.1

Professional and technical services

9,102.0 23.1 0.3 62.2 0.7 114.1 1.3 308.3 3.5

Legal services

1,124.1 1.1 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 1.4 0.1 4.8 0.4

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,002.8 5.2 0.5 7.9 0.8 0.2 0.0 32.7 3.4

Architectural and engineering services

1,448.0 2.1 0.1 12.8 0.9 27.6 1.9 48.3 3.5

Specialized design services(1)

143.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.6 5.5 4.0

Computer systems design and related services

2,049.7 2.6 0.1 8.9 0.4 29.8 1.5 79.3 4.0

Management and technical consulting services

1,431.7 7.7 0.5 22.9 1.6 24.3 1.7 79.1 5.8

Scientific research and development services(1)

700.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.1 11.2 1.6 25.0 3.7

Advertising and related services(1)

491.0 0.5 0.1 2.3 0.5 -0.1 0.0 2.7 0.6

Other professional and technical services(1)

711.7 3.8 0.5 8.2 1.2 18.9 2.7 31.2 4.6

Management of companies and enterprises

2,268.8 1.2 0.1 4.7 0.2 19.6 0.9 35.1 1.6

Administrative and waste services

9,235.4 14.5 0.2 64.1 0.7 138.4 1.5 268.5 3.0

Administrative and support services

8,821.3 15.1 0.2 63.6 0.7 132.6 1.5 258.5 3.0

Office administrative services(1)

518.8 1.8 0.3 9.3 1.8 16.8 3.3 30.3 6.2

Facilities support services(1)

139.6 0.3 0.2 -0.6 -0.4 -1.7 -1.2 -2.5 -1.8

Employment services

3,665.9 5.6 0.2 30.4 0.8 65.7 1.8 123.5 3.5

Temporary help services

3,005.3 5.8 0.2 28.6 1.0 51.8 1.8 112.4 3.9

Business support services

912.5 -2.5 -0.3 -6.8 -0.7 -9.4 -1.0 7.8 0.9

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

213.9 -2.2 -1.0 -2.8 -1.3 -3.2 -1.5 -2.7 -1.2

Investigation and security services(1)

912.0 -0.5 -0.1 2.4 0.3 11.2 1.2 14.5 1.6

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,134.2 9.9 0.5 26.4 1.3 45.3 2.2 74.9 3.6

Other support services(1)

324.3 2.6 0.8 5.3 1.7 7.7 2.4 12.7 4.1

Waste management and remediation services

414.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.5 0.1 5.8 1.4 10.0 2.5

Education and health services

23,007 41 0.2 119 0.5 217 1.0 512 2.3

Educational services

3,625.9 3.9 0.1 30.2 0.8 35.3 1.0 76.9 2.2

Health care

15,672.3 19.5 0.1 62.3 0.4 142.2 0.9 336.9 2.2

Ambulatory health care services

7,247.3 14.2 0.2 42.2 0.6 95.3 1.3 220.7 3.1

Offices of physicians

2,574.1 6.9 0.3 13.7 0.5 27.9 1.1 66.2 2.6

Offices of dentists(1)

940.3 -0.9 -0.1 2.0 0.2 7.6 0.8 19.4 2.1

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

892.5 1.5 0.2 6.2 0.7 19.0 2.2 46.3 5.5

Outpatient care centers

897.7 0.4 0.0 11.5 1.3 27.1 3.1 51.2 6.0

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

258.1 -0.3 -0.1 -2.4 -0.9 -7.2 -2.7 -5.0 -1.9

Home health care services

1,393.9 4.7 0.3 10.8 0.8 18.1 1.3 39.6 2.9

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

290.7 1.9 0.7 0.2 0.1 2.8 1.0 2.9 1.0

Hospitals

5,096.9 4.2 0.1 17.0 0.3 38.6 0.8 94.8 1.9

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,328.1 1.1 0.0 3.1 0.1 8.3 0.3 21.4 0.6

Nursing care facilities

1,640.9 -1.8 -0.1 -2.4 -0.1 -2.6 -0.2 0.8 0.0

Residential mental health facilities(1)

620.6 1.4 0.2 3.3 0.5 5.7 0.9 6.3 1.0

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

900.7 0.4 0.0 0.9 0.1 4.7 0.5 11.6 1.3

Other residential care facilities(1)

165.9 1.2 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.4 0.2 2.7 1.7

Social assistance

3,708.9 17.3 0.5 26.7 0.7 39.5 1.1 98.6 2.7

Individual and family services(1)

2,293.7 17.1 0.8 21.7 1.0 35.2 1.6 87.3 4.0

Emergency and other relief services(1)

167.4 -1.0 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5 3.4 2.1 6.5 4.0

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

334.7 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 -4.1 -1.2 -6.2 -1.8

Child day care services

913.1 1.2 0.1 5.4 0.6 5.0 0.6 10.9 1.2

Leisure and hospitality

15,856 55 0.3 97 0.6 161 1.0 304 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,256.7 21.4 1.0 11.3 0.5 16.5 0.7 29.2 1.3

Performing arts and spectator sports

449.4 6.4 1.4 -1.1 -0.2 -3.1 -0.7 -8.7 -1.9

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

163.6 1.5 0.9 1.9 1.2 1.6 1.0 5.6 3.5

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,643.7 13.5 0.8 10.5 0.6 18.0 1.1 32.3 2.0

Accommodation and food services

13,599.4 33.7 0.2 85.9 0.6 145.1 1.1 275.0 2.1

Accommodation

1,959.3 7.5 0.4 12.7 0.7 15.5 0.8 15.2 0.8

Food services and drinking places

11,640.1 26.2 0.2 73.2 0.6 129.6 1.1 259.8 2.3

Other services

5,730 7 0.1 17 0.3 19 0.3 56 1.0

Repair and maintenance

1,291.8 -1.3 -0.1 1.6 0.1 2.5 0.2 1.2 0.1

Personal and laundry services

1,479.1 7.7 0.5 14.5 1.0 20.2 1.4 40.5 2.8

Membership associations and organizations

2,959.2 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.0 -3.5 -0.1 14.6 0.5

Government

22,340 17 0.1 29 0.1 32 0.1 179 0.8

Federal

2,806.0 -6.0 -0.2 -11.0 -0.4 -11.0 -0.4 37.0 1.3

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,195.0 -1.0 0.0 -4.6 -0.2 -6.7 -0.3 16.4 0.8

U.S. Postal Service

610.5 -5.8 -0.9 -7.0 -1.1 -5.1 -0.8 20.4 3.5

State government

5,094.0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 5.0 0.1

State government education

2,420.1 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 5.7 0.2 10.3 0.4

State government, excluding education

2,673.6 -2.7 -0.1 -1.3 0.0 -4.3 -0.2 -5.7 -0.2

Local government

14,440.0 23.0 0.2 41.0 0.3 41.0 0.3 137.0 1.0

Local government education

7,972.3 8.2 0.1 19.1 0.2 19.4 0.2 67.9 0.9

Local government, excluding education

6,467.8 14.8 0.2 21.8 0.3 21.4 0.3 68.8 1.1

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