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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, September 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

647 4 0.6 15 2.4 34 5.5 55 9.3

Logging

43.5 -1.0 -2.2 -1.3 -2.9 -1.4 -3.1 -1.2 -2.7

Mining

603.0 4.7 0.8 16.3 2.8 35.3 6.2 55.9 10.2

Oil and gas extraction

140.4 1.1 0.8 2.8 2.0 5.2 3.8 3.8 2.8

Mining, except oil and gas

182.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.5 2.5 1.4 5.1 2.9

Coal mining

42.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 -0.9 -2.1 1.5 3.7

Metal ore mining(1)

42.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.5 0.8 1.9 0.6 1.4

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

98.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.9 2.6 2.7 3.1 3.3

Support activities for mining

279.9 3.7 1.3 12.6 4.7 27.6 10.9 47.0 20.2

Construction

7,447 22 0.3 34 0.5 -1 0.0 191 2.6

Construction of buildings

1,696.9 6.3 0.4 8.9 0.5 13.8 0.8 70.6 4.3

Residential building

882.3 2.2 0.2 8.9 1.0 12.4 1.4 56.2 6.8

Nonresidential building

814.6 4.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.2 14.4 1.8

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,036.5 3.1 0.3 -10.0 -1.0 -22.3 -2.1 18.7 1.8

Specialty trade contractors

4,713.3 12.6 0.3 35.2 0.8 7.3 0.2 101.9 2.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,178.5 1.2 0.1 17.9 0.8 23.8 1.1 80.1 3.8

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,534.8 11.4 0.5 17.3 0.7 -16.5 -0.6 21.8 0.9

Manufacturing

12,446 26 0.2 114 0.9 147 1.2 323 2.7

Durable goods

7,740 16 0.2 77 1.0 104 1.4 202 2.7

Wood products

411.0 2.3 0.6 6.8 1.7 6.7 1.7 18.2 4.6

Nonmetallic mineral products

397.0 0.8 0.2 2.8 0.7 -0.1 0.0 2.2 0.6

Primary metals

355.2 0.5 0.1 3.0 0.9 7.0 2.0 11.0 3.2

Fabricated metal products

1,424.8 8.2 0.6 18.7 1.3 28.3 2.0 49.0 3.6

Machinery

1,085.3 6.3 0.6 17.5 1.6 26.0 2.5 34.0 3.2

Computer and electronic products

1,089.3 2.0 0.2 3.3 0.3 8.6 0.8 19.2 1.8

Computer and peripheral equipment

166.6 0.7 0.4 1.3 0.8 2.8 1.7 5.1 3.2

Communications equipment

85.5 0.5 0.6 -0.6 -0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5

Semiconductors and electronic components

374.0 1.1 0.3 1.7 0.5 3.4 0.9 5.4 1.5

Electronic instruments

429.4 0.1 0.0 1.4 0.3 3.1 0.7 8.4 2.0

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

33.8 -0.4 -1.2 -0.5 -1.5 -0.4 -1.2 0.7 2.1

Electrical equipment and appliances

379.0 -0.8 -0.2 -2.5 -0.7 5.5 1.5 5.8 1.6

Transportation equipment

1,608.5 -5.1 -0.3 23.6 1.5 -2.4 -0.1 19.0 1.2

Motor vehicles and parts

906.6 -6.1 -0.7 17.9 2.0 2.6 0.3 10.9 1.2

Furniture and related products

363.1 1.3 0.4 1.8 0.5 11.3 3.2 11.9 3.4

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

626.5 0.2 0.0 1.7 0.3 12.6 2.1 31.0 5.2

Nondurable goods

4,706 10 0.2 37 0.8 43 0.9 121 2.6

Food manufacturing

1,647.3 3.5 0.2 13.8 0.8 7.2 0.4 29.3 1.8

Textile mills

97.8 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.3 1.3 1.3 3.3 3.5

Textile product mills

107.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 3.0 2.9

Apparel

92.5 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.4 0.8 0.9 3.1 3.5

Paper and paper products

352.8 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1 -3.4 -1.0 -3.3 -0.9

Printing and related support activities

377.2 4.2 1.1 3.3 0.9 3.0 0.8 10.4 2.8

Petroleum and coal products

100.9 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.7 -1.7 -1.7 -2.2 -2.1

Chemicals

858.4 -0.3 0.0 2.4 0.3 7.8 0.9 18.1 2.2

Plastics and rubber products

736.6 1.0 0.1 10.3 1.4 8.8 1.2 27.7 3.9

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

335.0 1.1 0.3 5.6 1.7 19.1 6.0 31.9 10.5

Wholesale trade

5,735.8 16.9 0.3 28.7 0.5 77.8 1.4 157.4 2.8

Durable goods

3,151.2 15.5 0.5 18.9 0.6 48.6 1.6 107.2 3.5

Nondurable goods

2,107.0 1.8 0.1 7.8 0.4 30.7 1.5 50.2 2.4

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

477.6 -0.4 -0.1 2.0 0.4 -1.5 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Retail trade

15,407.6 56.1 0.4 46.2 0.3 173.0 1.1 382.3 2.5

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,985.3 2.8 0.1 4.2 0.2 16.3 0.8 67.9 3.5

Automobile dealers

1,255.0 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.2 0.4 40.8 3.4

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

166.2 1.2 0.7 2.9 1.8 7.7 4.9 15.2 10.1

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

564.1 1.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 3.4 0.6 12.0 2.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

447.1 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.3 3.2 0.7 28.4 6.8

Electronics and appliance stores

425.6 1.7 0.4 4.2 1.0 9.2 2.2 3.8 0.9

Building material and garden supply stores

1,377.8 16.0 1.2 -21.9 -1.6 -0.1 0.0 -12.5 -0.9

Food and beverage stores

3,079.3 -12.3 -0.4 -23.1 -0.7 -81.2 -2.6 -44.3 -1.4

Health and personal care stores

1,011.3 5.1 0.5 7.8 0.8 13.6 1.4 52.6 5.5

Gasoline stations

950.4 -2.4 -0.3 3.3 0.3 10.3 1.1 17.0 1.8

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,075.3 27.3 2.6 26.9 2.6 88.5 9.0 115.9 12.1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

499.6 -2.3 -0.5 7.6 1.5 29.0 6.2 32.6 7.0

General merchandise stores

3,096.5 16.1 0.5 17.0 0.6 24.6 0.8 24.0 0.8

Department stores

1,008.9 5.4 0.5 5.9 0.6 30.0 3.1 35.8 3.7

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

2,087.6 10.7 0.5 11.1 0.5 -5.4 -0.3 -11.8 -0.6

Miscellaneous store retailers

826.9 0.0 0.0 8.5 1.0 32.1 4.0 59.5 7.8

Nonstore retailers

632.5 4.3 0.7 13.2 2.1 27.5 4.5 37.4 6.3

Transportation and warehousing

5,894.7 47.3 0.8 157.9 2.8 141.6 2.5 378.3 6.9

Air transportation

455.7 9.7 2.2 23.0 5.3 43.1 10.4 46.2 11.3

Rail transportation

141.7 -0.5 -0.4 -2.8 -1.9 -1.1 -0.8 -3.7 -2.5

Water transportation

59.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -1.4 -2.3 0.4 0.7

Truck transportation

1,502.9 2.5 0.2 14.6 1.0 21.9 1.5 52.8 3.6

Transit and ground passenger transportation

403.0 5.2 1.3 17.2 4.5 20.5 5.4 59.6 17.4

Pipeline transportation

49.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 -0.9 -1.8

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

32.4 0.9 2.9 2.2 7.3 4.4 15.7 10.9 50.7

Support activities for transportation

724.5 1.2 0.2 13.5 1.9 22.7 3.2 42.2 6.2

Couriers and messengers

1,045.2 12.5 1.2 44.0 4.4 -38.8 -3.6 64.3 6.6

Warehousing and storage

1,480.7 15.6 1.1 46.1 3.2 70.0 5.0 106.5 7.7

Utilities

537.6 -0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -2.2 -0.4 -4.0 -0.7

Information

2,806 32 1.2 80 2.9 123 4.6 147 5.5

Publishing industries, except Internet

783.8 11.0 1.4 11.7 1.5 15.1 2.0 31.8 4.2

Motion picture and sound recording industries

339.4 13.7 4.2 45.0 15.3 70.3 26.1 69.8 25.9

Broadcasting, except Internet

239.5 -0.4 -0.2 1.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -5.2 -2.1

Telecommunications

672.9 -1.1 -0.2 -3.7 -0.5 -10.3 -1.5 -11.3 -1.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

385.8 6.3 1.7 15.1 4.1 29.5 8.3 34.1 9.7

Other information services

384.8 2.7 0.7 10.7 2.9 19.3 5.3 28.5 8.0

Financial activities

8,850 2 0.0 44 0.5 63 0.7 138 1.6

Finance and insurance

6,541.0 -5.1 -0.1 6.7 0.1 -2.4 0.0 31.7 0.5

Monetary authorities - central bank

20.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.5

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,665.9 -1.2 0.0 4.6 0.2 -0.1 0.0 13.2 0.5

Depository credit intermediation

1,723.3 -1.4 -0.1 -4.1 -0.2 -15.3 -0.9 -38.5 -2.2

Commercial banking

1,333.2 -3.0 -0.2 -8.2 -0.6 -21.6 -1.6 -43.7 -3.2

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

620.5 3.8 0.6 7.5 1.2 13.8 2.3 36.8 6.3

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

322.1 -3.6 -1.1 1.2 0.4 1.4 0.4 14.9 4.9

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

994.3 -1.0 -0.1 3.3 0.3 16.2 1.7 24.6 2.5

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,860.6 -2.9 -0.1 -1.2 0.0 -18.5 -0.6 -6.0 -0.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,308.9 6.9 0.3 37.1 1.6 65.2 2.9 106.2 4.8

Real estate

1,768.3 3.3 0.2 21.3 1.2 42.4 2.5 72.6 4.3

Rental and leasing services

518.4 3.6 0.7 15.8 3.1 22.8 4.6 33.8 7.0

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

22.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

21,084 60 0.3 236 1.1 277 1.3 1,029 5.1

Professional and technical services

9,952.7 55.5 0.6 161.7 1.7 302.5 3.1 555.3 5.9

Legal services

1,145.6 4.3 0.4 11.6 1.0 17.4 1.5 31.5 2.8

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,065.5 0.3 0.0 10.5 1.0 44.6 4.4 71.9 7.2

Architectural and engineering services

1,592.9 15.1 1.0 36.4 2.3 54.6 3.5 78.9 5.2

Specialized design services(1)

143.5 0.7 0.5 4.3 3.1 8.6 6.4 11.6 8.8

Computer systems design and related services

2,278.2 8.8 0.4 26.5 1.2 46.2 2.1 103.4 4.8

Management and technical consulting services

1,650.6 15.2 0.9 34.7 2.1 56.9 3.6 132.8 8.7

Scientific research and development services(1)

836.3 5.2 0.6 19.1 2.3 38.6 4.8 65.9 8.6

Advertising and related services(1)

452.1 4.5 1.0 7.5 1.7 11.8 2.7 14.3 3.3

Other professional and technical services(1)

788.0 1.4 0.2 11.1 1.4 23.8 3.1 45.1 6.1

Management of companies and enterprises

2,339.3 3.1 0.1 9.4 0.4 -0.3 0.0 6.3 0.3

Administrative and waste services

8,791.9 1.7 0.0 65.3 0.7 -25.1 -0.3 467.4 5.6

Administrative and support services

8,339.0 -1.4 0.0 59.0 0.7 -28.9 -0.3 458.9 5.8

Office administrative services(1)

564.2 0.9 0.2 12.7 2.3 21.1 3.9 39.9 7.6

Facilities support services(1)

151.3 -1.7 -1.1 0.8 0.5 -1.7 -1.1 -2.0 -1.3

Employment services

3,330.1 -5.1 -0.2 15.6 0.5 -68.1 -2.0 342.5 11.5

Temporary help services

2,688.0 -5.2 -0.2 9.7 0.4 -74.1 -2.7 289.7 12.1

Business support services

784.4 3.8 0.5 4.0 0.5 -14.3 -1.8 -11.1 -1.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

166.3 4.8 3.0 13.5 8.8 17.8 12.0 14.9 9.8

Investigation and security services(1)

899.2 -1.8 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 -11.3 -1.2 10.6 1.2

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,124.8 -2.6 -0.1 -3.3 -0.2 4.3 0.2 34.8 1.7

Other support services(1)

318.7 0.3 0.1 16.4 5.4 23.3 7.9 29.2 10.1

Waste management and remediation services

452.9 3.1 0.7 6.3 1.4 3.8 0.8 8.5 1.9

Education and health services

23,665 -7 0.0 128 0.5 269 1.1 513 2.2

Educational services

3,606.4 -18.9 -0.5 70.6 2.0 150.7 4.4 202.5 5.9

Health care

15,968.4 -17.5 -0.1 13.9 0.1 14.8 0.1 132.5 0.8

Ambulatory health care services

7,870.5 28.2 0.4 68.5 0.9 122.3 1.6 283.5 3.7

Offices of physicians

2,711.6 0.4 0.0 14.8 0.5 35.2 1.3 72.7 2.8

Offices of dentists(1)

1,022.6 4.1 0.4 10.1 1.0 23.6 2.4 60.5 6.3

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

1,003.5 10.5 1.1 29.4 3.0 42.5 4.4 74.7 8.0

Outpatient care centers

1,011.5 2.5 0.2 6.5 0.6 12.5 1.3 30.3 3.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

297.9 0.9 0.3 3.9 1.3 5.2 1.8 17.8 6.4

Home health care services

1,506.3 8.2 0.5 3.2 0.2 2.2 0.1 14.0 0.9

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

317.1 1.6 0.5 0.6 0.2 1.1 0.3 13.4 4.4

Hospitals

5,144.2 -8.1 -0.2 6.1 0.1 -1.4 0.0 34.5 0.7

Nursing and residential care facilities

2,953.7 -37.6 -1.3 -60.7 -2.0 -106.1 -3.5 -185.5 -5.9

Nursing care facilities

1,344.9 -15.8 -1.2 -26.2 -1.9 -55.6 -4.0 -111.7 -7.7

Residential mental health facilities(1)

590.3 -3.7 -0.6 -10.0 -1.7 -19.2 -3.2 -24.5 -4.0

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

867.6 -19.5 -2.2 -26.1 -2.9 -30.9 -3.4 -44.2 -4.8

Other residential care facilities(1)

150.9 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.1 -0.4 -0.3 -5.1 -3.3

Social assistance

4,090.3 29.8 0.7 43.6 1.1 103.4 2.6 178.2 4.6

Individual and family services(1)

2,683.4 10.2 0.4 32.9 1.2 41.3 1.6 97.6 3.8

Emergency and other relief services(1)

185.4 0.8 0.4 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.4 3.0 1.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

283.7 1.0 0.4 1.4 0.5 5.8 2.1 3.7 1.3

Child day care services

937.8 17.8 1.9 7.8 0.8 55.5 6.3 74.0 8.6

Leisure and hospitality

15,321 74 0.5 520 3.5 1,564 11.4 1,964 14.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,185.7 43.0 2.0 148.1 7.3 389.9 21.7 450.5 26.0

Performing arts and spectator sports

455.9 23.7 5.5 58.2 14.6 109.6 31.6 165.2 56.8

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

145.4 2.4 1.7 6.8 4.9 14.4 11.0 15.1 11.6

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,584.4 16.9 1.1 83.1 5.5 265.9 20.2 270.2 20.6

Accommodation and food services

13,135.3 31.1 0.2 372.4 2.9 1,174.5 9.8 1,513.3 13.0

Accommodation

1,757.7 2.1 0.1 88.5 5.3 271.1 18.2 322.8 22.5

Food services and drinking places

11,377.6 29.0 0.3 283.9 2.6 903.4 8.6 1,190.5 11.7

Other services

5,727 -16 -0.3 62 1.1 188 3.4 287 5.3

Repair and maintenance

1,369.7 0.1 0.0 18.4 1.4 46.1 3.5 76.2 5.9

Personal and laundry services

1,416.8 -9.0 -0.6 29.5 2.1 76.5 5.7 133.5 10.4

Membership associations and organizations

2,940.7 -7.1 -0.2 14.0 0.5 66.1 2.3 77.9 2.7

Government

21,984 -123 -0.6 186 0.9 442 2.1 127 0.6

Federal

2,886 0 0.0 10 0.3 -2 -0.1 -231 -7.4

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,277.9 -1.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0 1.0 0.0 -236.0 -9.4

U.S. Postal Service

607.6 1.0 0.2 10.2 1.7 -3.8 -0.6 4.6 0.8

State government

5,046 -22 -0.4 -28 -0.6 79 1.6 36 0.7

State government education

2,402.6 -16.6 -0.7 -8.8 -0.4 111.3 4.9 87.6 3.8

State government, excluding education

2,643.7 -5.1 -0.2 -19.3 -0.7 -32.1 -1.2 -51.3 -1.9

Local government

14,052 -101 -0.7 204 1.5 365 2.7 322 2.3

Local government education

7,719.4 -144.2 -1.8 128.6 1.7 330.4 4.5 275.9 3.7

Local government, excluding education

6,332.1 42.5 0.7 75.3 1.2 34.1 0.5 45.5 0.7

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