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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, February 2020, 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

717 4 0.6 -7 -1.0 -14 -1.9 -24 -3.2

Logging

54.5 0.6 1.1 0.8 1.5 3.0 5.8 5.9 12.1

Mining

662.0 3.1 0.5 -8.5 -1.3 -17.0 -2.5 -30.6 -4.4

Oil and gas extraction

157.0 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.7 4.7 3.1 13.4 9.3

Mining, except oil and gas

189.4 -0.7 -0.4 -1.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2 -3.9 -2.0

Coal mining

50.6 -0.5 -1.0 -1.6 -3.1 -1.6 -3.1 -1.5 -2.9

Metal ore mining(1)

40.9 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.5 -1.2 -2.9

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

97.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.5 1.4 1.5 -1.2 -1.2

Support activities for mining

315.6 2.7 0.9 -8.3 -2.6 -21.3 -6.3 -40.1 -11.3

Construction

7,646 42 0.6 107 1.4 138 1.8 223 3.0

Construction of buildings

1,692.3 13.1 0.8 21.9 1.3 25.9 1.6 39.3 2.4

Residential building

841.7 9.7 1.2 11.5 1.4 16.4 2.0 26.5 3.3

Nonresidential building

850.6 3.4 0.4 10.4 1.2 9.5 1.1 12.8 1.5

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,099.1 3.0 0.3 12.8 1.2 25.0 2.3 32.8 3.1

Specialty trade contractors

4,854.4 25.6 0.5 72.6 1.5 86.7 1.8 151.2 3.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,127.1 12.2 0.6 36.0 1.7 44.6 2.1 56.9 2.7

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,727.3 13.4 0.5 36.6 1.4 42.1 1.6 94.3 3.6

Manufacturing

12,861 15 0.1 -7 -0.1 13 0.1 31 0.2

Durable goods

8,064 11 0.1 0 0.0 -2 0.0 2 0.0

Wood products

410.9 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.5 2.2 0.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

427.0 3.7 0.9 3.5 0.8 5.4 1.3 7.4 1.8

Primary metals

372.6 -0.6 -0.2 -6.4 -1.7 -11.9 -3.1 -16.7 -4.3

Fabricated metal products

1,486.9 1.8 0.1 -2.8 -0.2 -4.7 -0.3 -5.1 -0.3

Machinery

1,112.8 -2.3 -0.2 -6.5 -0.6 -12.9 -1.1 -19.4 -1.7

Computer and electronic products

1,098.9 1.9 0.2 6.6 0.6 13.4 1.2 28.6 2.7

Computer and peripheral equipment

169.5 0.5 0.3 3.1 1.9 5.7 3.5 8.6 5.3

Communications equipment

84.7 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.6

Semiconductors and electronic components

378.6 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 3.6 1.0

Electronic instruments

433.3 0.9 0.2 3.2 0.7 7.0 1.6 14.9 3.6

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

32.8 0.3 0.9 -0.3 -0.9 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 0.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

404.7 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Transportation equipment

1,742.4 7.8 0.4 3.3 0.2 6.1 0.4 2.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and parts

996.5 6.8 0.7 0.6 0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -15.7 -1.6

Furniture and related products

385.4 -1.6 -0.4 -2.2 -0.6 -1.7 -0.4 -4.2 -1.1

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

622.4 1.3 0.2 4.5 0.7 3.0 0.5 7.5 1.2

Nondurable goods

4,797 4 0.1 -7 -0.1 15 0.3 29 0.6

Food manufacturing

1,655.7 0.4 0.0 -5.7 -0.3 15.0 0.9 22.2 1.4

Textile mills

106.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 -0.7 -2.1 -1.9 -2.8 -2.6

Textile product mills

111.7 -1.2 -1.1 -0.9 -0.8 -1.2 -1.1 -2.7 -2.4

Apparel

104.2 -0.5 -0.5 -2.6 -2.4 -7.3 -6.5 -5.7 -5.2

Paper and paper products

364.2 -0.7 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2 -1.1 -0.3 -1.7 -0.5

Printing and related support activities

418.7 -0.4 -0.1 -2.6 -0.6 -6.1 -1.4 -8.9 -2.1

Petroleum and coal products

114.8 0.2 0.2 1.3 1.1 1.5 1.3 -1.0 -0.9

Chemicals

850.9 2.0 0.2 -2.7 -0.3 1.6 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Plastics and rubber products

747.0 1.7 0.2 6.0 0.8 7.4 1.0 12.8 1.7

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

323.7 3.0 0.9 2.4 0.7 7.3 2.3 17.3 5.6

Wholesale trade

5,936.2 -2.6 0.0 9.9 0.2 29.4 0.5 51.5 0.9

Durable goods

3,218.3 -1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 7.4 0.2 30.5 1.0

Nondurable goods

2,184.1 -0.6 0.0 12.2 0.6 14.0 0.6 21.1 1.0

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

533.8 -0.1 0.0 -2.0 -0.4 8.0 1.5 -0.1 0.0

Retail trade

15,659.4 -7.0 0.0 28.6 0.2 45.6 0.3 -7.8 0.0

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,064.0 -0.5 0.0 10.4 0.5 26.5 1.3 43.3 2.1

Automobile dealers

1,313.0 1.5 0.1 10.8 0.8 13.8 1.1 14.9 1.1

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

166.1 0.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 4.0 2.5 3.8 2.3

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

585.0 -2.3 -0.4 0.1 0.0 8.9 1.5 24.7 4.4

Furniture and home furnishings stores

471.6 1.9 0.4 4.0 0.9 0.9 0.2 -1.5 -0.3

Electronics and appliance stores

475.9 2.6 0.5 -5.2 -1.1 4.1 0.9 -3.4 -0.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,303.0 -5.5 -0.4 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 11.3 0.9

Food and beverage stores

3,091.4 0.4 0.0 -0.7 0.0 18.5 0.6 19.5 0.6

Health and personal care stores

1,063.3 10.9 1.0 10.9 1.0 13.1 1.2 9.5 0.9

Gasoline stations

948.9 -2.6 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3 1.1 0.1 8.2 0.9

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,276.2 -12.2 -0.9 27.0 2.2 -17.6 -1.4 -53.9 -4.1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

554.2 1.7 0.3 12.1 2.2 -1.7 -0.3 3.6 0.7

General merchandise stores

3,040.1 -2.5 -0.1 -16.2 -0.5 21.2 0.7 -6.2 -0.2

Department stores

1,074.4 -0.3 0.0 -10.6 -1.0 5.7 0.5 -14.6 -1.3

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

1,965.7 -2.2 -0.1 -5.6 -0.3 15.5 0.8 8.3 0.4

Miscellaneous store retailers

822.6 0.5 0.1 -3.4 -0.4 -8.2 -1.0 -16.5 -2.0

Nonstore retailers

548.2 -1.7 -0.3 -8.1 -1.5 -13.4 -2.4 -21.7 -3.8

Transportation and warehousing

5,681.7 -4.0 -0.1 23.7 0.4 63.6 1.1 95.8 1.7

Air transportation

510.8 1.7 0.3 3.6 0.7 7.7 1.5 9.0 1.8

Rail transportation

158.8 -2.0 -1.2 -7.0 -4.2 -13.8 -8.0 -23.7 -13.0

Water transportation

65.1 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -1.5 -0.6 -0.9 -0.9 -1.4

Truck transportation

1,529.4 1.7 0.1 -0.4 0.0 -2.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Transit and ground passenger transportation

508.7 1.0 0.2 4.9 1.0 15.6 3.2 10.6 2.1

Pipeline transportation

50.4 -0.6 -1.2 -1.0 -1.9 -0.9 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

36.6 0.3 0.8 0.4 1.1 0.4 1.1 1.3 3.7

Support activities for transportation

763.9 0.8 0.1 3.9 0.5 11.3 1.5 14.7 2.0

Couriers and messengers

853.8 -12.2 -1.4 8.7 1.0 32.3 3.9 62.6 7.9

Warehousing and storage

1,204.2 5.3 0.4 11.6 1.0 13.7 1.2 22.5 1.9

Utilities

547.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.3 -2.7 -0.5

Information

2,898 4 0.1 24 0.8 37 1.3 57 2.0

Publishing industries, except Internet

769.1 3.0 0.4 4.2 0.5 6.2 0.8 17.5 2.3

Motion picture and sound recording industries

456.2 0.1 0.0 10.5 2.4 14.8 3.4 24.5 5.7

Broadcasting, except Internet

261.7 -0.6 -0.2 -3.1 -1.2 -3.6 -1.4 -7.2 -2.7

Telecommunications

706.5 -1.0 -0.1 1.4 0.2 -1.9 -0.3 -19.3 -2.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

350.4 0.0 0.0 5.2 1.5 9.4 2.8 15.2 4.5

Other information services

354.4 2.8 0.8 5.9 1.7 12.3 3.6 27.1 8.3

Financial activities

8,850 26 0.3 46 0.5 82 0.9 160 1.8

Finance and insurance

6,488.9 13.6 0.2 31.0 0.5 49.4 0.8 95.4 1.5

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.2 -0.3 -1.5 -0.4 -2.0 -0.5 -2.5 -0.6 -3.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,680.6 6.1 0.2 16.5 0.6 30.0 1.1 31.2 1.2

Depository credit intermediation

1,789.9 4.5 0.3 10.2 0.6 13.2 0.7 14.1 0.8

Commercial banking

1,396.9 3.4 0.2 6.5 0.5 5.6 0.4 3.7 0.3

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

586.0 2.1 0.4 7.0 1.2 11.3 2.0 14.5 2.5

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

304.6 -0.6 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3 5.4 1.8 2.6 0.9

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

970.8 2.3 0.2 4.1 0.4 4.2 0.4 12.7 1.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,818.3 5.5 0.2 10.8 0.4 15.7 0.6 52.1 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,361.5 12.9 0.5 15.9 0.7 33.2 1.4 64.7 2.8

Real estate

1,752.2 7.9 0.5 11.8 0.7 25.8 1.5 55.5 3.3

Rental and leasing services

585.5 4.9 0.8 3.8 0.7 6.8 1.2 8.6 1.5

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 1.3 0.6 2.6 0.6 2.6

Professional and business services

21,569 41 0.2 88 0.4 192 0.9 405 1.9

Professional and technical services

9,717.3 32.3 0.3 67.4 0.7 130.3 1.4 285.4 3.0

Legal services

1,162.6 1.6 0.1 5.5 0.5 10.0 0.9 17.4 1.5

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,035.6 2.8 0.3 3.7 0.4 5.0 0.5 23.0 2.3

Architectural and engineering services

1,540.3 10.3 0.7 14.1 0.9 23.5 1.5 39.6 2.6

Specialized design services(1)

145.3 -0.7 -0.5 -0.5 -0.3 1.6 1.1 1.7 1.2

Computer systems design and related services

2,257.7 7.8 0.3 21.9 1.0 35.6 1.6 97.1 4.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,565.3 2.5 0.2 11.8 0.8 26.6 1.7 52.4 3.5

Scientific research and development services(1)

748.7 5.2 0.7 6.9 0.9 16.4 2.2 32.6 4.6

Advertising and related services(1)

495.2 0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 3.4 0.7 2.4 0.5

Other professional and technical services(1)

766.6 2.8 0.4 4.4 0.6 8.3 1.1 19.2 2.6

Management of companies and enterprises

2,447.8 -1.8 -0.1 2.8 0.1 13.3 0.5 36.6 1.5

Administrative and waste services

9,404.1 10.3 0.1 18.4 0.2 49.1 0.5 83.0 0.9

Administrative and support services

8,937.0 8.7 0.1 15.4 0.2 39.8 0.4 63.1 0.7

Office administrative services(1)

530.9 0.7 0.1 1.5 0.3 2.6 0.5 10.8 2.1

Facilities support services(1)

164.4 -1.6 -1.0 -2.0 -1.2 -1.3 -0.8 1.7 1.0

Employment services

3,652.4 1.1 0.0 3.3 0.1 18.6 0.5 10.1 0.3

Temporary help services

2,944.1 -3.3 -0.1 -1.4 0.0 2.4 0.1 -18.1 -0.6

Business support services

869.8 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -5.9 -0.7 -14.0 -1.6

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

221.7 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 1.6 0.7 3.1 1.4

Investigation and security services(1)

972.8 4.9 0.5 11.8 1.2 14.6 1.5 21.7 2.3

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,179.7 1.1 0.1 3.5 0.2 3.2 0.1 18.0 0.8

Other support services(1)

345.3 3.9 1.1 -2.5 -0.7 6.3 1.9 11.7 3.5

Waste management and remediation services

467.1 1.6 0.3 3.0 0.6 9.3 2.0 19.9 4.4

Education and health services

24,591 54 0.2 155 0.6 329 1.4 673 2.8

Educational services

3,838.1 -1.8 0.0 31.4 0.8 58.6 1.6 114.6 3.1

Health care

16,502.9 31.6 0.2 83.7 0.5 185.3 1.1 367.5 2.3

Ambulatory health care services

7,855.3 23.6 0.3 62.6 0.8 130.5 1.7 249.9 3.3

Offices of physicians

2,723.1 9.5 0.4 20.6 0.8 45.1 1.7 77.8 2.9

Offices of dentists(1)

977.1 1.7 0.2 2.2 0.2 5.2 0.5 14.2 1.5

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

987.3 3.3 0.3 8.5 0.9 13.7 1.4 30.7 3.2

Outpatient care centers

980.1 -1.2 -0.1 7.6 0.8 14.7 1.5 24.6 2.6

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

289.4 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 5.1 1.8 10.6 3.8

Home health care services

1,574.1 9.7 0.6 18.5 1.2 36.7 2.4 75.0 5.0

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

324.1 1.2 0.4 5.3 1.7 9.7 3.1 16.9 5.5

Hospitals

5,257.9 7.8 0.1 21.1 0.4 50.0 1.0 92.2 1.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,389.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.1 25.4 0.8

Nursing care facilities

1,590.7 -0.7 0.0 -4.0 -0.3 -9.1 -0.6 -9.2 -0.6

Residential mental health facilities(1)

652.9 0.5 0.1 1.7 0.3 3.4 0.5 9.9 1.5

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

978.0 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.1 7.4 0.8 22.2 2.3

Other residential care facilities(1)

168.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.3 0.8 3.1 1.9 2.5 1.5

Social assistance

4,250.4 24.9 0.6 40.7 1.0 85.6 2.1 191.2 4.7

Individual and family services(1)

2,697.9 17.5 0.7 29.4 1.1 63.1 2.4 147.2 5.8

Emergency and other relief services(1)

187.0 1.6 0.9 1.2 0.6 2.7 1.5 5.3 2.9

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

325.8 2.4 0.7 1.4 0.4 5.0 1.6 1.5 0.5

Child day care services

1,039.7 3.4 0.3 8.6 0.8 14.9 1.5 37.2 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

16,873 51 0.3 129 0.8 303 1.8 400 2.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,493.9 1.2 0.0 24.6 1.0 72.9 3.0 69.4 2.9

Performing arts and spectator sports

516.4 -2.4 -0.5 -1.3 -0.3 2.8 0.5 -0.5 -0.1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

176.7 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 4.4 2.6 5.9 3.5

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,800.8 3.5 0.2 25.5 1.4 65.7 3.8 64.0 3.7

Accommodation and food services

14,379.3 49.8 0.3 104.7 0.7 230.8 1.6 330.6 2.4

Accommodation

2,091.8 -2.8 -0.1 1.2 0.1 12.8 0.6 26.6 1.3

Food services and drinking places

12,287.5 52.6 0.4 103.5 0.8 218.0 1.8 304.0 2.5

Other services

5,939 4 0.1 16 0.3 29 0.5 85 1.5

Repair and maintenance

1,376.9 5.3 0.4 8.2 0.6 16.9 1.2 44.1 3.3

Personal and laundry services

1,536.1 0.9 0.1 6.8 0.4 10.3 0.7 16.8 1.1

Membership associations and organizations

3,026.3 -1.4 0.0 1.8 0.1 2.2 0.1 24.9 0.8

Government

22,775 45 0.2 116 0.5 138 0.6 262 1.2

Federal

2,865.0 8.0 0.3 15.0 0.5 8.0 0.3 51.0 1.8

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,262.7 9.6 0.4 19.0 0.8 12.5 0.6 55.4 2.5

U.S. Postal Service

602.4 -1.7 -0.3 -3.4 -0.6 -4.8 -0.8 -4.7 -0.8

State government

5,217.0 18.0 0.3 36.0 0.7 33.0 0.6 42.0 0.8

State government education

2,506.1 15.5 0.6 27.6 1.1 16.8 0.7 21.2 0.9

State government, excluding education

2,711.2 2.7 0.1 9.2 0.3 16.9 0.6 21.4 0.8

Local government

14,693.0 19.0 0.1 65.0 0.4 97.0 0.7 169.0 1.2

Local government education

8,056.4 6.2 0.1 24.6 0.3 35.9 0.4 80.9 1.0

Local government, excluding education

6,636.1 12.2 0.2 40.2 0.6 60.3 0.9 87.8 1.3

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