Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, December 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

727 0 0.0 5 0.7 14 2.0 59 8.8

Logging

50.7 0.8 1.6 1.4 2.8 0.5 1.0 -0.3 -0.6

Mining

675.8 -1.7 -0.3 3.3 0.5 13.5 2.0 59.0 9.6

Oil and gas extraction

177.9 -1.1 -0.6 -2.6 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5 0.6 0.3

Mining, except oil and gas

186.3 -0.8 -0.4 -0.5 -0.3 1.3 0.7 4.3 2.4

Coal mining

50.5 -0.4 -0.8 -1.2 -2.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 1.6

Metal ore mining(1)

38.8 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.8

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

97.1 -0.3 -0.3 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.1 3.9 4.2

Support activities for mining

311.6 0.2 0.1 6.4 2.1 13.1 4.4 54.1 21.0

Construction

6,993 30 0.4 72 1.0 100 1.5 210 3.1

Construction of buildings

1,550.4 6.9 0.4 22.3 1.5 26.9 1.8 47.2 3.1

Residential building

780.8 8.2 1.1 21.7 2.9 19.6 2.6 27.2 3.6

Nonresidential building

769.6 -1.3 -0.2 0.6 0.1 7.3 1.0 20.0 2.7

Heavy and civil engineering construction

957.2 -0.7 -0.1 -12.7 -1.3 -18.7 -1.9 22.2 2.4

Specialty trade contractors

4,485.1 23.8 0.5 62.4 1.4 91.1 2.1 140.1 3.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,971.4 10.0 0.5 26.3 1.4 39.9 2.1 59.2 3.1

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,513.7 13.8 0.6 36.1 1.5 51.2 2.1 80.9 3.3

Manufacturing

12,539 25 0.2 79 0.6 121 1.0 196 1.6

Durable goods

7,838 21 0.3 60 0.8 82 1.1 130 1.7

Wood products

395.0 0.7 0.2 2.6 0.7 0.7 0.2 -1.2 -0.3

Nonmetallic mineral products

419.7 1.7 0.4 4.3 1.0 5.9 1.4 7.4 1.8

Primary metals

390.3 2.6 0.7 5.5 1.4 5.7 1.5 14.5 3.9

Fabricated metal products

1,469.9 5.4 0.4 17.4 1.2 30.5 2.1 48.3 3.4

Machinery

1,112.7 6.0 0.5 14.9 1.4 21.8 2.0 37.1 3.4

Computer and electronic products

1,053.6 3.0 0.3 8.7 0.8 15.5 1.5 14.2 1.4

Computer and peripheral equipment

169.7 0.0 0.0 3.1 1.9 7.5 4.6 7.3 4.5

Communications equipment

84.8 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.7

Semiconductors and electronic components

366.8 2.3 0.6 4.5 1.2 6.2 1.7 4.7 1.3

Electronic instruments

400.1 0.7 0.2 2.3 0.6 3.8 1.0 4.1 1.0

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

32.2 0.0 0.0 -1.2 -3.6 -2.0 -5.8 -2.4 -6.9

Electrical equipment and appliances

397.3 1.2 0.3 5.3 1.4 8.1 2.1 14.1 3.7

Transportation equipment

1,616.9 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 -3.4 -0.2 -2.9 -0.2

Motor vehicles and parts

941.5 1.3 0.1 2.3 0.2 -4.5 -0.5 -0.9 -0.1

Furniture and related products

389.4 -0.7 -0.2 -1.3 -0.3 -4.3 -1.1 -3.4 -0.9

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

592.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.2 1.1 0.2 1.4 0.2

Nondurable goods

4,701 4 0.1 19 0.4 39 0.8 66 1.4

Food manufacturing

1,616.4 4.5 0.3 8.9 0.6 24.6 1.5 48.2 3.1

Textile mills

110.3 0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.8 -1.9 -1.7

Textile product mills

108.5 -0.2 -0.2 -1.1 -1.0 -2.6 -2.3 -4.3 -3.8

Apparel

115.8 -0.7 -0.6 -1.3 -1.1 -5.5 -4.5 -13.1 -10.2

Paper and paper products

369.6 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 2.4 0.7 1.3 0.4

Printing and related support activities

433.9 -1.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.5 -4.7 -1.1 -8.4 -1.9

Petroleum and coal products

110.3 -1.9 -1.7 -2.6 -2.3 -2.0 -1.8 -0.7 -0.6

Chemicals

828.4 1.9 0.2 7.1 0.9 9.3 1.1 18.6 2.3

Plastics and rubber products

714.6 1.1 0.2 6.3 0.9 13.2 1.9 16.3 2.3

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

293.0 0.9 0.3 3.7 1.3 3.6 1.2 9.4 3.3

Wholesale trade

5,959.2 9.8 0.2 22.5 0.4 39.2 0.7 70.8 1.2

Durable goods

2,986.6 6.6 0.2 19.0 0.6 33.7 1.1 53.9 1.8

Nondurable goods

2,065.8 2.9 0.1 5.4 0.3 7.3 0.4 12.9 0.6

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

906.8 0.3 0.0 -1.9 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2 4.0 0.4

Retail trade

15,814.5 -20.3 -0.1 -14.0 -0.1 -15.5 -0.1 -66.5 -0.4

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,028.3 2.9 0.1 11.8 0.6 16.7 0.8 26.3 1.3

Automobile dealers

1,310.2 1.0 0.1 4.7 0.4 8.1 0.6 14.9 1.2

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

157.7 1.9 1.2 3.7 2.4 0.6 0.4 5.2 3.4

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

560.4 0.0 0.0 3.3 0.6 8.0 1.4 6.2 1.1

Furniture and home furnishings stores

489.9 2.2 0.5 5.0 1.0 6.9 1.4 11.9 2.5

Electronics and appliance stores

495.3 3.8 0.8 -5.5 -1.1 -11.7 -2.3 -13.7 -2.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,311.5 1.9 0.1 11.2 0.9 25.5 2.0 28.3 2.2

Food and beverage stores

3,098.1 6.5 0.2 22.5 0.7 17.4 0.6 1.1 0.0

Health and personal care stores

1,046.6 -3.9 -0.4 -1.9 -0.2 -5.1 -0.5 -18.4 -1.7

Gasoline stations

941.1 -3.0 -0.3 1.0 0.1 1.6 0.2 6.8 0.7

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,312.2 -3.8 -0.3 -10.2 -0.8 -29.1 -2.2 -28.6 -2.1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

610.8 -1.6 -0.3 3.1 0.5 7.3 1.2 -4.0 -0.7

General merchandise stores

3,089.9 -27.3 -0.9 -44.2 -1.4 -37.5 -1.2 -90.3 -2.8

Department stores

1,273.0 -8.2 -0.6 -8.5 -0.7 -4.2 -0.3 -28.6 -2.2

Other general merchandise stores(1)

1,816.9 -19.1 -1.0 -35.7 -1.9 -33.2 -1.8 -61.8 -3.3

Miscellaneous store retailers

827.2 1.8 0.2 -2.7 -0.3 -4.7 -0.6 -3.1 -0.4

Nonstore retailers

563.6 0.2 0.0 -4.1 -0.7 -2.8 -0.5 17.2 3.1

Transportation and warehousing

5,122.3 1.8 0.0 16.6 0.3 49.3 1.0 74.3 1.5

Air transportation

493.2 0.2 0.0 2.8 0.6 6.8 1.4 13.9 2.9

Rail transportation

204.4 -0.5 -0.2 -1.1 -0.5 -3.7 -1.8 -6.4 -3.0

Water transportation

66.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.0 1.6 2.5

Truck transportation

1,475.3 -0.6 0.0 0.5 0.0 4.0 0.3 10.4 0.7

Transit and ground passenger transportation

479.0 1.0 0.2 -2.8 -0.6 3.6 0.8 9.0 1.9

Pipeline transportation

46.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 -1.6 -3.3

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 -0.4 -1.1 0.7 2.0

Support activities for transportation

677.0 4.1 0.6 5.6 0.8 11.3 1.7 13.0 2.0

Couriers and messengers

678.2 2.1 0.3 4.9 0.7 12.3 1.8 10.2 1.5

Warehousing and storage

966.3 -4.8 -0.5 6.5 0.7 14.4 1.5 23.5 2.5

Utilities

552.3 -0.9 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2 -1.4 -0.3 -4.4 -0.8

Information

2,722 7 0.3 7 0.3 -1 0.0 -40 -1.4

Publishing industries, except Internet

716.0 -1.2 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2 -5.6 -0.8 -13.5 -1.9

Motion picture and sound recording industries

410.5 7.4 1.8 12.2 3.1 9.8 2.4 -5.4 -1.3

Broadcasting, except Internet

258.9 -0.7 -0.3 -0.9 -0.3 -1.1 -0.4 -5.8 -2.2

Telecommunications

753.3 -0.7 -0.1 -8.0 -1.1 -11.7 -1.5 -32.9 -4.2

Data processing, hosting and related services

307.0 0.4 0.1 2.2 0.7 3.6 1.2 6.3 2.1

Other information services

275.9 1.2 0.4 2.7 1.0 3.2 1.2 10.7 4.0

Financial activities

8,498 6 0.1 21 0.2 54 0.6 134 1.6

Finance and insurance

6,271.8 3.7 0.1 2.0 0.0 25.2 0.4 77.2 1.2

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,664.8 1.1 0.0 4.0 0.2 5.2 0.2 26.9 1.0

Depository credit intermediation

1,717.9 -1.4 -0.1 1.1 0.1 -0.6 0.0 9.0 0.5

Commercial banking

1,313.9 -1.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -4.6 -0.3 3.0 0.2

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

628.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0 1.6 0.3 6.9 1.1

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

318.2 2.6 0.8 3.3 1.0 4.3 1.4 11.2 3.6

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

953.4 0.7 0.1 2.8 0.3 7.9 0.8 20.4 2.2

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,634.9 1.9 0.1 -4.8 -0.2 12.2 0.5 30.0 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,225.9 2.2 0.1 18.4 0.8 28.9 1.3 56.6 2.6

Real estate

1,618.0 1.6 0.1 10.5 0.7 14.1 0.9 31.6 2.0

Rental and leasing services

584.7 0.5 0.1 7.9 1.4 15.0 2.6 25.2 4.5

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.2 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

20,943 19 0.1 115 0.6 235 1.1 527 2.6

Professional and technical services

9,215.2 -4.7 -0.1 25.9 0.3 73.4 0.8 202.0 2.2

Legal services

1,128.2 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.0 -2.5 -0.2 2.1 0.2

Accounting and bookkeeping services

993.7 -15.4 -1.5 -14.7 -1.5 -8.4 -0.8 -6.3 -0.6

Architectural and engineering services

1,474.9 2.3 0.2 8.7 0.6 17.0 1.2 47.6 3.3

Specialized design services(1)

141.7 -0.3 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.4

Computer systems design and related services

2,078.3 3.3 0.2 11.3 0.5 24.9 1.2 46.8 2.3

Management and technical consulting services

1,464.4 0.8 0.1 10.6 0.7 21.4 1.5 57.0 4.1

Scientific research and development services(1)

711.6 0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 5.8 0.8 16.6 2.4

Advertising and related services(1)

489.6 2.5 0.5 3.3 0.7 -0.4 -0.1 1.3 0.3

Other professional and technical services(1)

732.8 1.4 0.2 6.2 0.9 14.7 2.0 36.4 5.2

Management of companies and enterprises

2,294.0 3.8 0.2 12.0 0.5 13.4 0.6 35.1 1.6

Administrative and waste services

9,434.1 20.2 0.2 77.7 0.8 148.7 1.6 290.5 3.2

Administrative and support services

9,014.1 18.6 0.2 73.0 0.8 142.0 1.6 283.5 3.2

Office administrative services(1)

535.3 2.7 0.5 6.1 1.2 12.0 2.3 24.9 4.9

Facilities support services(1)

148.0 1.3 0.9 2.3 1.6 4.6 3.2 7.4 5.3

Employment services

3,778.2 10.8 0.3 49.7 1.3 82.5 2.2 160.2 4.4

Temporary help services

3,097.3 7.0 0.2 38.2 1.2 69.9 2.3 135.7 4.6

Business support services

915.3 -3.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 7.4 0.8 -4.7 -0.5

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

215.8 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.4

Investigation and security services(1)

924.3 4.8 0.5 5.6 0.6 8.1 0.9 14.0 1.5

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,162.0 -0.1 0.0 3.0 0.1 16.0 0.7 60.6 2.9

Other support services(1)

335.2 1.4 0.4 5.4 1.6 10.6 3.3 20.4 6.5

Waste management and remediation services

420.0 1.6 0.4 4.7 1.1 6.7 1.6 7.0 1.7

Education and health services

23,309 28 0.1 95 0.4 215 0.9 438 1.9

Educational services

3,668.9 -0.3 0.0 -4.3 -0.1 49.7 1.4 65.3 1.8

Health care

15,894.2 31.4 0.2 83.5 0.5 156.6 1.0 299.7 1.9

Ambulatory health care services

7,400.3 14.8 0.2 47.6 0.6 106.3 1.5 205.6 2.9

Offices of physicians

2,612.6 0.7 0.0 4.5 0.2 22.4 0.9 53.7 2.1

Offices of dentists(1)

957.4 7.7 0.8 12.1 1.3 14.8 1.6 20.3 2.2

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

916.1 2.6 0.3 6.5 0.7 13.9 1.5 31.9 3.6

Outpatient care centers

926.7 2.7 0.3 9.2 1.0 23.2 2.6 46.2 5.2

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

263.6 1.2 0.5 2.2 0.8 3.7 1.4 1.6 0.6

Home health care services

1,426.8 0.0 0.0 12.2 0.9 25.8 1.8 46.8 3.4

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

297.1 -0.1 0.0 0.9 0.3 2.5 0.8 5.2 1.8

Hospitals

5,152.8 12.4 0.2 24.1 0.5 41.2 0.8 75.8 1.5

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,341.1 4.2 0.1 11.8 0.4 9.1 0.3 18.3 0.6

Nursing care facilities

1,631.8 -0.1 0.0 2.7 0.2 -5.1 -0.3 -14.0 -0.9

Residential mental health facilities(1)

627.5 2.9 0.5 6.3 1.0 6.5 1.0 11.7 1.9

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

913.2 0.9 0.1 0.8 0.1 6.9 0.8 15.9 1.8

Other residential care facilities(1)

168.6 0.5 0.3 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.5 4.7 2.9

Social assistance

3,746.3 -2.2 -0.1 16.1 0.4 8.8 0.2 73.9 2.0

Individual and family services(1)

2,319.2 -2.8 -0.1 15.2 0.7 13.2 0.6 57.2 2.5

Emergency and other relief services(1)

170.9 0.6 0.4 1.9 1.1 3.0 1.8 4.9 3.0

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

337.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -1.5 -0.4 1.6 0.5

Child day care services

919.1 0.2 0.0 -1.2 -0.1 -5.9 -0.6 10.2 1.1

Leisure and hospitality

16,050 29 0.2 150 0.9 116 0.7 306 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,286.9 3.8 0.2 24.1 1.1 11.8 0.5 41.0 1.8

Performing arts and spectator sports

470.3 3.5 0.7 7.3 1.6 6.0 1.3 20.5 4.6

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

173.5 2.2 1.3 4.5 2.7 4.2 2.5 12.1 7.5

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,643.1 -1.9 -0.1 12.3 0.8 1.6 0.1 8.4 0.5

Accommodation and food services

13,762.8 25.4 0.2 125.5 0.9 103.8 0.8 264.4 2.0

Accommodation

1,965.3 0.3 0.0 6.3 0.3 5.5 0.3 15.8 0.8

Food services and drinking places

11,797.5 25.1 0.2 119.2 1.0 98.3 0.8 248.6 2.2

Other services

5,810 12 0.2 39 0.7 49 0.9 109 1.9

Repair and maintenance

1,304.4 1.3 0.1 7.5 0.6 10.0 0.8 16.7 1.3

Personal and laundry services

1,510.7 3.9 0.3 18.0 1.2 24.1 1.6 48.1 3.3

Membership associations and organizations

2,994.5 6.3 0.2 13.0 0.4 14.2 0.5 44.1 1.5

Government

22,341 2 0.0 4 0.0 21 0.1 42 0.2

Federal

2,803.0 1.0 0.0 -5.0 -0.2 -7.0 -0.2 -16.0 -0.6

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,189.9 0.4 0.0 -1.3 -0.1 -2.3 -0.1 -9.8 -0.4

U.S. Postal Service

612.6 -0.3 0.0 -3.7 -0.6 -4.7 -0.8 -6.5 -1.0

State government

5,066.0 -4.0 -0.1 -4.0 -0.1 -24.0 -0.5 -19.0 -0.4

State government education

2,408.6 -3.0 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -16.8 -0.7 -5.5 -0.2

State government, excluding education

2,657.1 -0.8 0.0 -2.5 -0.1 -7.8 -0.3 -14.0 -0.5

Local government

14,472.0 5.0 0.0 13.0 0.1 52.0 0.4 77.0 0.5

Local government education

7,990.0 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.0 37.8 0.5 45.4 0.6

Local government, excluding education

6,482.3 3.1 0.0 12.8 0.2 14.4 0.2 32.3 0.5

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