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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, January 2024, 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

635 -6 -0.9 -9 -1.4 -9 -1.4 4 0.6

Logging

41.5 -0.9 -2.1 -3.9 -8.6 -3.8 -8.4 -3.3 -7.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

593.2 -4.9 -0.8 -5.7 -1.0 -5.3 -0.9 7.5 1.3

Oil and gas extraction

119.9 1.7 1.4 2.1 1.8 2.8 2.4 3.5 3.0

Mining (except oil and gas)

188.7 0.5 0.3 2.2 1.2 1.2 0.6 2.2 1.2

Coal mining

42.9 0.1 0.2 0.7 1.7 -0.3 -0.7 0.7 1.7

Metal ore mining(1)

43.2 -0.5 -1.1 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.5

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

102.7 1.0 1.0 2.1 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

Support activities for mining

284.6 -7.1 -2.4 -10.0 -3.4 -9.3 -3.2 1.8 0.6

Construction

8,137 11 0.1 50 0.6 116 1.4 216 2.7

Construction of buildings

1,843.0 4.1 0.2 15.0 0.8 35.9 2.0 42.8 2.4

Residential building construction

938.4 2.5 0.3 6.4 0.7 18.1 2.0 8.5 0.9

Nonresidential building construction

904.6 1.6 0.2 8.6 1.0 17.8 2.0 34.3 3.9

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,125.2 -7.7 -0.7 -4.5 -0.4 7.0 0.6 36.0 3.3

Specialty trade contractors

5,168.4 13.9 0.3 39.0 0.8 73.2 1.4 136.4 2.7

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,394.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 12.4 0.5 51.6 2.2

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,774.1 13.7 0.5 38.8 1.4 60.8 2.2 84.8 3.2

Manufacturing

12,979 23 0.2 56 0.4 40 0.3 37 0.3

Durable goods

8,146 4 0.0 54 0.7 33 0.4 71 0.9

Wood product manufacturing

412.5 -0.9 -0.2 -3.4 -0.8 -2.6 -0.6 -11.5 -2.7

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

424.6 0.3 0.1 2.8 0.7 4.3 1.0 0.8 0.2

Primary metal manufacturing

372.3 0.2 0.1 -2.4 -0.6 -4.8 -1.3 1.6 0.4

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

1,464.6 1.9 0.1 7.6 0.5 12.6 0.9 14.6 1.0

Machinery manufacturing

1,143.0 0.9 0.1 4.7 0.4 6.7 0.6 15.8 1.4

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

1,108.4 1.4 0.1 3.9 0.4 -3.8 -0.3 1.3 0.1

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

163.4 0.1 0.1 1.9 1.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Communications equipment manufacturing

86.8 0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.6 0.1 0.1 2.0 2.4

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

394.0 0.9 0.2 3.5 0.9 0.5 0.1 -6.4 -1.6

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

433.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.2 -3.2 -0.7 6.7 1.6

Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media and audio and video equipment manufacturing(1)

30.6 0.5 1.7 -0.3 -1.0 -0.9 -2.9 -0.6 -1.9

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

411.2 -2.6 -0.6 -6.4 -1.5 -3.1 -0.7 -3.6 -0.9

Transportation equipment manufacturing

1,835.0 5.6 0.3 51.0 2.9 33.9 1.9 77.0 4.4

Motor vehicles and parts

1,064.1 3.1 0.3 38.8 3.8 17.1 1.6 39.9 3.9

Furniture and related product manufacturing

346.7 -2.9 -0.8 -6.1 -1.7 -9.5 -2.7 -19.7 -5.4

Miscellaneous manufacturing

627.4 0.3 0.0 2.2 0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -5.3 -0.8

Nondurable goods

4,833 19 0.4 2 0.0 7 0.1 -34 -0.7

Food manufacturing

1,736.4 3.5 0.2 7.5 0.4 18.5 1.1 11.6 0.7

Textile mills

88.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.9 -1.0 -1.8 -2.0 -5.1 -5.4

Textile product mills

95.3 0.0 0.0 -1.5 -1.5 -2.6 -2.7 -7.5 -7.3

Apparel manufacturing

88.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.8 -0.9 -2.7 -3.0

Paper manufacturing

351.1 -1.8 -0.5 -2.5 -0.7 -4.6 -1.3 -10.5 -2.9

Printing and related support activities

368.9 5.1 1.4 2.4 0.7 0.3 0.1 -7.0 -1.9

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

109.9 1.0 0.9 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.7 2.5

Chemical manufacturing

901.6 6.9 0.8 1.0 0.1 2.7 0.3 0.7 0.1

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

729.7 2.2 0.3 -4.9 -0.7 -7.6 -1.0 -20.3 -2.7

Beverage, tobacco, and leather and allied product manufacturing

363.0 2.2 0.6 -0.7 -0.2 0.9 0.2 4.2 1.2

Wholesale trade

6,164.9 2.1 0.0 19.7 0.3 44.8 0.7 90.4 1.5

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

3,427.2 1.4 0.0 11.2 0.3 32.5 1.0 61.5 1.8

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

2,226.4 4.0 0.2 14.0 0.6 13.6 0.6 30.9 1.4

Wholesale trade agents and brokers

511.3 -3.3 -0.6 -5.5 -1.1 -1.3 -0.3 -2.0 -0.4

Retail trade

15,658.8 45.2 0.3 45.5 0.3 59.4 0.4 140.5 0.9

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,075.2 1.5 0.1 12.0 0.6 32.0 1.6 47.9 2.4

Automobile dealers

1,296.5 1.8 0.1 10.3 0.8 22.7 1.8 29.0 2.3

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

175.1 0.3 0.2 -1.1 -0.6 -3.4 -1.9 -5.0 -2.8

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers(1)

603.6 -0.7 -0.1 2.9 0.5 12.7 2.1 23.8 4.1

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

1,410.4 1.4 0.1 13.7 1.0 9.7 0.7 -17.5 -1.2

Food and beverage retailers

3,252.6 4.6 0.1 8.2 0.3 14.2 0.4 16.4 0.5

Furniture, home furnishings, electronics, and appliance retailers

826.8 -2.0 -0.2 -8.9 -1.1 -17.0 -2.0 -42.3 -4.9

General merchandise retailers

3,222.0 23.7 0.7 -16.7 -0.5 -22.1 -0.7 105.4 3.4

Health and personal care retailers

1,096.2 3.7 0.3 -1.8 -0.2 -5.0 -0.5 -4.3 -0.4

Gasoline stations and fuel dealers

1,071.3 0.6 0.1 5.5 0.5 9.1 0.9 19.4 1.8

Clothing, clothing accessories, shoe, and jewelry retailers

1,148.6 1.3 0.1 8.0 0.7 10.2 0.9 -6.5 -0.6

Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, book, and miscellaneous retailers

1,555.7 10.4 0.7 25.5 1.7 28.3 1.9 22.0 1.4

Transportation and warehousing

6,556.0 15.5 0.2 6.6 0.1 -20.2 -0.3 -53.4 -0.8

Air transportation

568.0 -1.5 -0.3 5.2 0.9 15.5 2.8 34.0 6.4

Rail transportation

152.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 1.9 1.3

Water transportation

72.2 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.6 1.9 2.7 5.2 7.8

Truck transportation

1,555.7 2.4 0.2 7.5 0.5 -19.0 -1.2 -31.3 -2.0

Transit and ground passenger transportation

434.7 2.4 0.6 5.7 1.3 6.8 1.6 6.2 1.4

Pipeline transportation

53.0 1.2 2.3 1.2 2.3 1.5 2.9 1.8 3.5

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

30.9 -1.4 -4.3 2.2 7.7 1.1 3.7 1.7 5.8

Support activities for transportation

834.7 3.3 0.4 8.0 1.0 10.8 1.3 13.1 1.6

Couriers and messengers

1,075.2 2.8 0.3 -26.8 -2.4 -13.3 -1.2 -7.5 -0.7

Warehousing and storage

1,779.0 5.5 0.3 3.4 0.2 -25.0 -1.4 -78.5 -4.2

Utilities

585.5 1.8 0.3 5.7 1.0 12.0 2.1 17.1 3.0

Information

3,032 15 0.5 50 1.7 17 0.6 -35 -1.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

444.8 11.7 2.7 48.3 12.2 24.9 5.9 22.8 5.4

Publishing industries

938.0 2.9 0.3 0.8 0.1 3.9 0.4 -17.1 -1.8

Broadcasting and content providers

343.6 0.5 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 -4.1 -1.2 -10.1 -2.9

Telecommunications

629.8 -3.4 -0.5 -8.3 -1.3 -14.6 -2.3 -28.8 -4.4

Computing infrastructure providers, data processing, web hosting, and related services

497.0 2.1 0.4 7.9 1.6 4.0 0.8 11.3 2.3

Web search portals, libraries, archives, and other information services

178.9 1.2 0.7 1.8 1.0 2.6 1.5 -12.5 -6.5

Financial activities

9,248 8 0.1 25 0.3 29 0.3 103 1.1

Finance and insurance

6,741.2 -0.3 0.0 2.4 0.0 -5.9 -0.1 28.0 0.4

Monetary authorities-central bank

22.6 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.9

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,600.1 -4.1 -0.2 -14.5 -0.6 -36.7 -1.4 -54.6 -2.1

Depository credit intermediation

1,783.7 -1.8 -0.1 -6.7 -0.4 -20.0 -1.1 -15.0 -0.8

Commercial banking

1,375.3 -2.7 -0.2 -7.3 -0.5 -20.4 -1.5 -20.7 -1.5

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

531.7 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.3 -7.3 -1.4 -21.9 -4.0

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

284.7 -2.1 -0.7 -6.3 -2.2 -9.4 -3.2 -17.7 -5.9

Securities, commodity contracts, funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles, investments, and related activities

1,116.2 -1.1 -0.1 3.8 0.3 11.9 1.1 31.5 2.9

Insurance carriers and related activities

3,002.3 4.8 0.2 13.0 0.4 19.0 0.6 50.9 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,506.6 7.8 0.3 22.1 0.9 34.8 1.4 75.1 3.1

Real estate

1,882.5 7.3 0.4 19.1 1.0 25.1 1.4 36.0 1.9

Rental and leasing services

600.7 0.4 0.1 2.8 0.5 9.1 1.5 38.4 6.8

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)

23.4 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.6 2.6 0.7 3.1

Professional and business services

22,978 74 0.3 119 0.5 112 0.5 207 0.9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

10,983.0 41.9 0.4 95.0 0.9 135.4 1.2 288.6 2.7

Legal services

1,187.8 -4.4 -0.4 2.8 0.2 2.8 0.2 5.9 0.5

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services

1,159.2 4.1 0.4 7.9 0.7 6.2 0.5 24.1 2.1

Architectural, engineering, and related services

1,684.4 9.9 0.6 13.8 0.8 18.5 1.1 47.1 2.9

Specialized design services(1)

156.4 2.0 1.3 1.1 0.7 3.1 2.0 4.0 2.6

Computer systems design and related services

2,543.2 14.5 0.6 33.2 1.3 39.6 1.6 65.4 2.6

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

1,901.4 8.4 0.4 18.8 1.0 27.6 1.5 66.0 3.6

Scientific research and development services(1)

952.3 1.9 0.2 8.5 0.9 17.7 1.9 35.7 3.9

Advertising, public relations, and related services(1)

521.3 2.0 0.4 7.1 1.4 13.2 2.6 18.1 3.6

Other professional, scientific, and technical services(1)

877.0 3.4 0.4 1.8 0.2 6.5 0.7 22.1 2.6

Management of companies and enterprises

2,563.9 3.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 3.6 0.1 18.7 0.7

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

9,430.9 28.6 0.3 23.4 0.2 -26.8 -0.3 -100.2 -1.1

Administrative and support services

8,919.8 25.7 0.3 13.8 0.2 -36.8 -0.4 -120.6 -1.3

Office administrative services(1)

638.8 4.0 0.6 8.6 1.4 19.7 3.2 29.8 4.9

Facilities support services(1)

173.9 0.9 0.5 3.0 1.8 3.0 1.8 9.4 5.7

Employment services

3,544.7 9.2 0.3 -22.9 -0.6 -87.5 -2.4 -213.5 -5.7

Temporary help services

2,772.9 3.9 0.1 -26.5 -0.9 -89.6 -3.1 -207.4 -7.0

Business support services

716.7 -4.9 -0.7 -14.3 -2.0 -32.6 -4.4 -42.6 -5.6

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

200.2 1.8 0.9 5.6 2.9 10.0 5.3 13.2 7.1

Investigation and security services(1)

1,016.0 3.0 0.3 9.2 0.9 13.3 1.3 14.6 1.5

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,285.7 10.4 0.5 22.0 1.0 30.6 1.4 60.0 2.7

Other support services(1)

343.9 1.5 0.4 2.7 0.8 6.7 2.0 8.7 2.6

Waste management and remediation services

511.1 2.9 0.6 9.6 1.9 10.0 2.0 20.4 4.2

Private education and health services

25,943 112 0.4 306 1.2 557 2.2 1,037 4.2

Private educational services

3,851.1 11.8 0.3 20.2 0.5 24.6 0.6 54.1 1.4

Health care

17,365.6 70.3 0.4 207.5 1.2 386.3 2.3 704.2 4.2

Ambulatory health care services

8,671.1 33.4 0.4 110.6 1.3 199.3 2.4 353.4 4.2

Offices of physicians

3,003.5 14.5 0.5 44.8 1.5 82.8 2.8 130.8 4.6

Offices of dentists(1)

1,032.7 0.8 0.1 5.6 0.5 0.0 0.0 10.5 1.0

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

1,188.9 4.3 0.4 17.6 1.5 31.7 2.7 60.8 5.4

Outpatient care centers

1,078.4 1.1 0.1 8.6 0.8 20.3 1.9 23.2 2.2

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

323.9 -1.5 -0.5 2.5 0.8 3.1 1.0 5.4 1.7

Home health care services

1,691.7 15.1 0.9 34.1 2.1 58.6 3.6 113.5 7.2

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

352.0 -0.8 -0.2 -2.6 -0.7 2.8 0.8 9.2 2.7

Hospitals

5,456.8 20.4 0.4 57.7 1.1 113.4 2.1 199.1 3.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,237.7 16.5 0.5 39.2 1.2 73.6 2.3 151.7 4.9

Skilled nursing care facilities

1,455.1 9.0 0.6 17.8 1.2 35.9 2.5 70.3 5.1

Residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities(1)

656.4 2.9 0.4 10.4 1.6 18.1 2.8 32.4 5.2

Continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly(1)

967.1 3.7 0.4 9.5 1.0 17.3 1.8 45.3 4.9

Other residential care facilities(1)

159.1 0.9 0.6 1.4 0.9 2.3 1.5 3.7 2.4

Social assistance

4,726.5 30.1 0.6 78.8 1.7 146.7 3.2 279.4 6.3

Individual and family services(1)

3,150.1 22.3 0.7 56.6 1.8 108.2 3.6 210.2 7.1

Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services(1)

225.5 0.6 0.3 1.7 0.8 4.2 1.9 12.7 6.0

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

288.7 2.2 0.8 5.1 1.8 8.3 3.0 10.7 3.8

Child care services

1,062.2 5.1 0.5 15.5 1.5 26.1 2.5 45.9 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

16,824 11 0.1 59 0.4 195 1.2 479 2.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,611.8 16.2 0.6 43.4 1.7 75.5 3.0 191.4 7.9

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

613.7 1.3 0.2 8.6 1.4 33.1 5.7 86.7 16.5

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

178.3 2.1 1.2 2.0 1.1 5.8 3.4 12.0 7.2

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

1,819.8 12.8 0.7 32.8 1.8 36.6 2.1 92.7 5.4

Accommodation and food services

14,212.1 -5.5 0.0 15.1 0.1 119.2 0.8 287.5 2.1

Accommodation

1,922.9 -3.1 -0.2 11.8 0.6 31.8 1.7 50.7 2.7

Food services and drinking places

12,289.2 -2.4 0.0 3.3 0.0 87.4 0.7 236.8 2.0

Other services

5,868 5 0.1 14 0.2 38 0.7 84 1.5

Repair and maintenance

1,475.7 1.7 0.1 8.1 0.6 18.0 1.2 48.4 3.4

Personal and laundry services

1,546.0 4.2 0.3 -3.2 -0.2 11.8 0.8 20.2 1.3

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

2,845.8 -1.1 0.0 8.8 0.3 8.0 0.3 15.3 0.5

Government

23,091 36 0.2 121 0.5 298 1.3 601 2.7

Federal

2,968 11 0.4 15 0.5 40 1.4 86 3.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,362.6 6.5 0.3 16.3 0.7 39.0 1.7 80.3 3.5

U.S. Postal Service

605.5 4.5 0.7 -1.4 -0.2 1.2 0.2 6.0 1.0

State government

5,408 10 0.2 33 0.6 107 2.0 202 3.9

State government education

2,638.8 5.6 0.2 21.4 0.8 67.0 2.6 117.0 4.6

State government, excluding education

2,769.5 5.0 0.2 12.3 0.4 39.9 1.5 85.2 3.2

Local government

14,715 15 0.1 73 0.5 151 1.0 313 2.2

Local government education

8,025.8 -4.0 0.0 8.5 0.1 56.8 0.7 123.5 1.6

Local government, excluding education

6,689.6 19.4 0.3 64.8 1.0 94.9 1.4 189.8 2.9

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