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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, March 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

610 20 3.4 13 2.2 18 3.0 -64 -9.5

Logging

45.0 -1.1 -2.4 -0.9 -2.0 0.3 0.7 -2.6 -5.5

Mining

565.2 21.0 3.9 14.6 2.7 18.1 3.3 -61.1 -9.8

Oil and gas extraction

133.3 0.6 0.5 -6.2 -4.4 -3.3 -2.4 -1.9 -1.4

Mining, except oil and gas

180.3 1.1 0.6 1.6 0.9 2.7 1.5 -4.0 -2.2

Coal mining

43.6 0.7 1.6 1.4 3.3 2.8 6.9 -1.3 -2.9

Metal ore mining(1)

41.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.7

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

94.9 0.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -2.4 -2.5

Support activities for mining

251.6 19.3 8.3 19.2 8.3 18.7 8.0 -55.2 -18.0

Construction

7,466 110 1.5 66 0.9 210 2.9 -91 -1.2

Construction of buildings

1,689.3 17.8 1.1 31.1 1.9 63.0 3.9 13.0 0.8

Residential building

872.7 10.2 1.2 25.0 2.9 46.6 5.6 40.0 4.8

Nonresidential building

816.6 7.6 0.9 6.1 0.8 16.4 2.0 -27.0 -3.2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,062.9 27.3 2.6 11.9 1.1 45.1 4.4 -34.5 -3.1

Specialty trade contractors

4,714.2 65.0 1.4 23.5 0.5 102.8 2.2 -69.3 -1.4

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,157.6 26.8 1.3 17.3 0.8 59.2 2.8 47.9 2.3

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,556.6 38.2 1.5 6.2 0.2 43.6 1.7 -117.2 -4.4

Manufacturing

12,284 53 0.4 53 0.4 161 1.3 -434 -3.4

Durable goods

7,620 30 0.4 22 0.3 82 1.1 -341 -4.3

Wood products

404.4 1.4 0.3 1.9 0.5 11.6 3.0 -3.9 -1.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

396.0 2.9 0.7 -4.3 -1.1 1.2 0.3 -21.0 -5.0

Primary metals

348.6 2.6 0.8 0.2 0.1 4.4 1.3 -29.9 -7.9

Fabricated metal products

1,397.8 13.7 1.0 12.0 0.9 22.0 1.6 -56.4 -3.9

Machinery

1,059.1 3.5 0.3 3.2 0.3 7.8 0.7 -45.8 -4.1

Computer and electronic products

1,078.6 3.1 0.3 6.4 0.6 8.5 0.8 -0.9 -0.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

163.6 0.2 0.1 1.0 0.6 2.1 1.3 1.9 1.2

Communications equipment

85.9 0.3 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 -1.3 -1.5

Semiconductors and electronic components

370.1 0.7 0.2 1.9 0.5 1.5 0.4 -3.5 -0.9

Electronic instruments

424.8 1.9 0.4 2.8 0.7 3.8 0.9 -0.3 -0.1

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

34.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 1.1 3.3 2.3 7.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

374.0 2.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.2 -21.7 -5.5

Transportation equipment

1,593.9 -3.0 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2 4.4 0.3 -127.6 -7.4

Motor vehicles and parts

900.4 -1.0 -0.1 -10.4 -1.1 4.7 0.5 -78.5 -8.0

Furniture and related products

352.2 -1.3 -0.4 -4.0 -1.1 1.0 0.3 -31.0 -8.1

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

615.2 4.5 0.7 8.2 1.4 19.7 3.3 -2.6 -0.4

Nondurable goods

4,664 23 0.5 31 0.7 79 1.7 -93 -2.0

Food manufacturing

1,639.8 3.4 0.2 5.7 0.3 21.8 1.3 -8.1 -0.5

Textile mills

96.8 2.8 3.0 0.7 0.7 2.3 2.4 -7.2 -6.9

Textile product mills

106.7 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.1 -3.3 -3.0

Apparel

94.1 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.4 4.7 5.3 -8.9 -8.6

Paper and paper products

356.0 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -6.6 -1.8

Printing and related support activities

374.4 5.9 1.6 1.3 0.3 7.6 2.1 -40.9 -9.8

Petroleum and coal products

103.2 -0.5 -0.5 -3.7 -3.5 0.1 0.1 -9.8 -8.7

Chemicals

853.3 3.0 0.4 10.6 1.3 13.0 1.5 1.2 0.1

Plastics and rubber products

726.0 -0.3 0.0 1.3 0.2 17.1 2.4 -1.8 -0.2

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

313.9 7.4 2.4 12.9 4.3 10.8 3.6 -7.7 -2.4

Wholesale trade

5,661.3 23.7 0.4 44.1 0.8 82.9 1.5 -215.3 -3.7

Durable goods

3,106.9 14.3 0.5 33.1 1.1 62.9 2.1 -107.9 -3.4

Nondurable goods

2,076.5 9.7 0.5 13.6 0.7 19.7 1.0 -75.1 -3.5

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

477.9 -0.3 -0.1 -2.6 -0.5 0.3 0.1 -32.3 -6.3

Retail trade

15,228.8 22.5 0.1 69.0 0.5 203.5 1.4 -254.8 -1.6

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,966.9 13.0 0.7 13.6 0.7 49.5 2.6 -58.3 -2.9

Automobile dealers

1,248.5 9.1 0.7 8.9 0.7 34.3 2.8 -52.6 -4.0

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

158.2 2.4 1.5 2.8 1.8 7.2 4.8 -1.7 -1.1

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

560.2 1.5 0.3 1.9 0.3 8.1 1.5 -4.0 -0.7

Furniture and home furnishings stores

443.8 5.6 1.3 8.6 2.0 25.1 6.0 -17.9 -3.9

Electronics and appliance stores

414.5 -2.8 -0.7 -16.7 -3.9 -7.3 -1.7 -42.6 -9.3

Building material and garden supply stores

1,386.8 -9.1 -0.7 -39.8 -2.8 -3.5 -0.3 72.9 5.5

Food and beverage stores

3,162.6 -2.0 -0.1 17.5 0.6 39.0 1.2 103.2 3.4

Health and personal care stores

996.2 5.0 0.5 35.4 3.7 37.5 3.9 -32.2 -3.1

Gasoline stations

939.5 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 6.1 0.7 -8.4 -0.9

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

981.8 16.3 1.7 2.8 0.3 22.4 2.3 -259.1 -20.9

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

463.5 -6.0 -1.3 3.1 0.7 -3.5 -0.7 -70.2 -13.2

General merchandise stores

3,077.2 -7.1 -0.2 29.1 1.0 4.7 0.2 74.5 2.5

Department stores

977.3 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.1 4.2 0.4 -34.8 -3.4

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

2,099.9 -6.9 -0.3 28.6 1.4 0.5 0.0 109.2 5.5

Miscellaneous store retailers

791.5 5.6 0.7 21.5 2.8 24.1 3.1 -39.0 -4.7

Nonstore retailers

604.5 1.4 0.2 -6.3 -1.0 9.4 1.6 22.3 3.8

Transportation and warehousing

5,757.0 47.5 0.8 88.9 1.6 240.6 4.4 -65.1 -1.1

Air transportation

412.9 5.7 1.4 14.6 3.7 3.4 0.8 -105.6 -20.4

Rail transportation

140.7 -0.9 -0.6 -3.8 -2.6 -4.7 -3.2 -17.6 -11.1

Water transportation

60.2 1.0 1.7 1.0 1.7 1.3 2.2 -6.8 -10.1

Truck transportation

1,482.7 3.3 0.2 3.8 0.3 32.6 2.2 -33.5 -2.2

Transit and ground passenger transportation

380.4 12.8 3.5 17.4 4.8 37.0 10.8 -104.2 -21.5

Pipeline transportation

49.1 0.6 1.2 -0.3 -0.6 -1.1 -2.2 -3.1 -5.9

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

27.9 2.7 10.7 3.3 13.4 6.4 29.8 -5.6 -16.7

Support activities for transportation

699.9 6.1 0.9 5.2 0.7 17.6 2.6 -54.4 -7.2

Couriers and messengers

1,088.9 16.7 1.6 54.6 5.3 108.0 11.0 195.2 21.8

Warehousing and storage

1,414.3 -0.5 0.0 -6.9 -0.5 40.1 2.9 70.5 5.2

Utilities

539.6 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.2 -2.0 -0.4 -7.4 -1.4

Information

2,673 -2 -0.1 14 0.5 14 0.5 -225 -7.8

Publishing industries, except Internet

764.6 3.1 0.4 3.0 0.4 12.6 1.7 -24.1 -3.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

263.8 2.9 1.1 5.1 2.0 -5.8 -2.2 -166.8 -38.7

Broadcasting, except Internet

240.7 -8.2 -3.3 -5.6 -2.3 -4.0 -1.6 -19.6 -7.5

Telecommunications

686.5 -1.2 -0.2 7.0 1.0 2.3 0.3 -15.6 -2.2

Data processing, hosting and related services

353.3 -0.7 -0.2 -2.5 -0.7 1.6 0.5 -8.1 -2.2

Other information services

364.5 3.0 0.8 7.3 2.0 8.2 2.3 9.5 2.7

Financial activities

8,788 16 0.2 14 0.2 76 0.9 -62 -0.7

Finance and insurance

6,544.8 4.8 0.1 5.4 0.1 35.5 0.5 38.6 0.6

Monetary authorities - central bank

20.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.2 1.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,664.4 -6.6 -0.2 -6.0 -0.2 11.7 0.4 -3.7 -0.1

Depository credit intermediation

1,738.3 -3.7 -0.2 -11.6 -0.7 -23.5 -1.3 -44.7 -2.5

Commercial banking

1,353.2 -3.4 -0.3 -10.9 -0.8 -23.7 -1.7 -42.3 -3.0

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

607.0 -3.2 -0.5 1.3 0.2 23.3 4.0 24.4 4.2

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

319.1 0.3 0.1 4.3 1.4 11.9 3.9 16.6 5.5

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

975.9 0.3 0.0 2.9 0.3 6.2 0.6 10.3 1.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,884.3 11.2 0.4 8.6 0.3 17.7 0.6 31.8 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,243.6 11.6 0.5 8.9 0.4 40.9 1.9 -99.8 -4.3

Real estate

1,726.2 10.0 0.6 5.8 0.3 30.5 1.8 -16.7 -1.0

Rental and leasing services

495.2 1.7 0.3 3.3 0.7 10.6 2.2 -82.4 -14.3

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

22.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2 -0.9 -0.7 -3.1

Professional and business services

20,784 66 0.3 234 1.1 729 3.6 -534 -2.5

Professional and technical services

9,620.3 27.5 0.3 94.3 1.0 222.9 2.4 -46.3 -0.5

Legal services

1,127.6 -1.4 -0.1 5.7 0.5 13.5 1.2 -35.0 -3.0

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,000.9 0.4 0.0 4.4 0.4 7.3 0.7 -17.6 -1.7

Architectural and engineering services

1,539.4 7.4 0.5 13.7 0.9 25.4 1.7 -4.5 -0.3

Specialized design services(1)

135.2 0.5 0.4 1.6 1.2 3.3 2.5 -5.1 -3.6

Computer systems design and related services

2,230.3 5.5 0.2 18.6 0.8 55.5 2.6 3.9 0.2

Management and technical consulting services

1,590.1 7.6 0.5 35.9 2.3 72.3 4.8 19.9 1.3

Scientific research and development services(1)

795.4 1.1 0.1 11.3 1.4 25.0 3.2 33.3 4.4

Advertising and related services(1)

442.6 3.4 0.8 2.0 0.5 4.8 1.1 -39.9 -8.3

Other professional and technical services(1)

758.8 3.0 0.4 1.1 0.1 15.9 2.1 -1.4 -0.2

Management of companies and enterprises

2,338.9 0.8 0.0 -12.8 -0.5 5.9 0.3 -80.1 -3.3

Administrative and waste services

8,825.2 38.5 0.4 153.4 1.8 500.7 6.0 -407.1 -4.4

Administrative and support services

8,374.6 36.6 0.4 152.2 1.9 494.5 6.3 -401.2 -4.6

Office administrative services(1)

542.5 3.0 0.6 14.1 2.7 18.2 3.5 -2.4 -0.4

Facilities support services(1)

153.6 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 -10.2 -6.2

Employment services

3,393.9 12.9 0.4 137.4 4.2 406.3 13.6 -133.8 -3.8

Temporary help services

2,769.3 -0.8 0.0 148.7 5.7 371.0 15.5 -125.2 -4.3

Business support services

799.7 0.9 0.1 -4.4 -0.5 4.2 0.5 -60.9 -7.1

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

147.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.5 -3.7 -2.4 -62.4 -29.7

Investigation and security services(1)

913.0 10.0 1.1 17.1 1.9 24.4 2.7 -36.0 -3.8

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,128.3 4.0 0.2 -5.3 -0.2 38.3 1.8 -62.9 -2.9

Other support services(1)

295.9 4.4 1.5 -8.2 -2.7 6.4 2.2 -32.6 -9.9

Waste management and remediation services

450.6 1.9 0.4 1.2 0.3 6.2 1.4 -5.9 -1.3

Education and health services

23,393 101 0.4 144 0.6 241 1.0 -954 -3.9

Educational services

3,469.0 64.4 1.9 148.0 4.5 65.1 1.9 -227.3 -6.1

Health care

15,935.3 11.5 0.1 -44.0 -0.3 99.4 0.6 -462.1 -2.8

Ambulatory health care services

7,731.4 15.3 0.2 31.2 0.4 144.4 1.9 -58.7 -0.8

Offices of physicians

2,671.9 2.9 0.1 9.0 0.3 33.0 1.3 -27.5 -1.0

Offices of dentists(1)

992.4 1.0 0.1 8.9 0.9 30.3 3.1 32.7 3.4

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

962.1 7.5 0.8 13.7 1.4 33.3 3.6 -24.7 -2.5

Outpatient care centers

992.6 0.1 0.0 -5.8 -0.6 11.4 1.2 -5.1 -0.5

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

291.5 0.0 0.0 3.5 1.2 11.4 4.1 4.3 1.5

Home health care services

1,505.3 4.2 0.3 -3.4 -0.2 13.0 0.9 -37.6 -2.4

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

315.6 -0.4 -0.1 5.3 1.7 11.9 3.9 -0.7 -0.2

Hospitals

5,137.7 -0.6 0.0 -37.1 -0.7 28.0 0.5 -97.8 -1.9

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,066.2 -3.2 -0.1 -38.1 -1.2 -73.0 -2.3 -305.6 -9.1

Nursing care facilities

1,408.0 1.7 0.1 -25.4 -1.8 -48.6 -3.3 -173.6 -11.0

Residential mental health facilities(1)

609.8 -0.7 -0.1 -1.2 -0.2 -5.0 -0.8 -40.9 -6.3

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

897.3 -2.8 -0.3 -8.7 -1.0 -14.5 -1.6 -77.2 -7.9

Other residential care facilities(1)

151.1 -1.4 -0.9 -2.8 -1.8 -4.9 -3.1 -13.9 -8.4

Social assistance

3,988.5 24.9 0.6 39.5 1.0 76.4 2.0 -264.5 -6.2

Individual and family services(1)

2,642.9 20.1 0.8 28.5 1.1 57.1 2.2 -90.4 -3.3

Emergency and other relief services(1)

184.8 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.4 2.4 1.3 -1.5 -0.8

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

278.3 2.0 0.7 1.2 0.4 -1.7 -0.6 -42.3 -13.2

Child day care services

882.5 2.1 0.2 9.0 1.0 18.7 2.2 -130.4 -12.9

Leisure and hospitality

13,781 280 2.1 647 4.9 424 3.2 -2,352 -14.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,793.7 64.4 3.7 77.8 4.5 58.5 3.4 -612.5 -25.5

Performing arts and spectator sports

348.9 20.9 6.4 27.0 8.4 58.2 20.0 -149.3 -30.0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

131.5 2.3 1.8 -1.5 -1.1 1.2 0.9 -40.9 -23.7

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,313.3 41.2 3.2 52.3 4.1 -0.9 -0.1 -422.3 -24.3

Accommodation and food services

11,987.6 215.9 1.8 569.5 5.0 365.6 3.1 -1,739.0 -12.7

Accommodation

1,483.4 40.1 2.8 62.2 4.4 48.5 3.4 -566.9 -27.6

Food services and drinking places

10,504.2 175.8 1.7 507.3 5.1 317.1 3.1 -1,172.1 -10.0

Other services

5,541 42 0.8 72 1.3 101 1.9 -301 -5.2

Repair and maintenance

1,323.5 18.3 1.4 11.3 0.9 30.0 2.3 -21.1 -1.6

Personal and laundry services

1,344.6 18.6 1.4 46.3 3.6 61.3 4.8 -162.4 -10.8

Membership associations and organizations

2,873.2 5.2 0.2 14.7 0.5 10.4 0.4 -117.3 -3.9

Government

21,613 136 0.6 157 0.7 -244 -1.1 -1,161 -5.1

Federal

2,882 7 0.2 -10 -0.3 -235 -7.5 3 0.1

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,273.1 7.3 0.3 -12.2 -0.5 -240.8 -9.6 -4.7 -0.2

U.S. Postal Service

608.9 -0.4 -0.1 2.2 0.4 5.9 1.0 7.4 1.2

State government

5,002 46 0.9 72 1.5 -8 -0.2 -240 -4.6

State government education

2,326.7 49.6 2.2 83.0 3.7 11.7 0.5 -209.5 -8.3

State government, excluding education

2,675.5 -3.5 -0.1 -10.9 -0.4 -19.5 -0.7 -30.5 -1.1

Local government

13,729 83 0.6 95 0.7 -1 0.0 -924 -6.3

Local government education

7,435.9 76.0 1.0 109.5 1.5 -7.6 -0.1 -573.4 -7.2

Local government, excluding education

6,293.1 7.1 0.1 -14.2 -0.2 6.5 0.1 -350.5 -5.3

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