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Employment by industry, monthly changes

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Employment change by industry, December 2019, 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

731 -9 -1.2 -15 -2.0 -25 -3.3 -21 -2.8

Logging

50.3 -0.7 -1.4 1.6 3.3 3.2 6.8 3.1 6.6

Mining

681.0 -7.6 -1.1 -16.7 -2.4 -27.8 -3.9 -24.1 -3.4

Oil and gas extraction

167.6 2.5 1.5 3.7 2.3 8.7 5.5 19.3 13.0

Mining, except oil and gas

190.0 -1.9 -1.0 -2.6 -1.3 -4.8 -2.5 -4.9 -2.5

Coal mining

52.0 -1.2 -2.3 -1.2 -2.3 -1.0 -1.9 -0.7 -1.3

Metal ore mining(1)

39.4 -0.3 -0.8 -0.4 -1.0 -1.9 -4.6 -1.6 -3.9

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying(1)

98.5 -0.5 -0.5 -1.1 -1.1 -2.0 -2.0 -2.6 -2.6

Support activities for mining

323.4 -8.2 -2.5 -17.8 -5.2 -31.7 -8.9 -38.5 -10.6

Construction

7,551 20 0.3 36 0.5 49 0.7 151 2.0

Construction of buildings

1,671.1 4.0 0.2 8.1 0.5 14.4 0.9 21.4 1.3

Residential building

844.5 -1.1 -0.1 1.7 0.2 10.6 1.3 19.8 2.4

Nonresidential building

826.6 5.1 0.6 6.4 0.8 3.8 0.5 1.6 0.2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,091.3 1.8 0.2 9.3 0.9 9.6 0.9 15.9 1.5

Specialty trade contractors

4,788.2 14.1 0.3 18.1 0.4 24.8 0.5 113.7 2.4

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,077.3 4.3 0.2 5.3 0.3 7.5 0.4 30.6 1.5

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,710.9 9.8 0.4 12.8 0.5 17.3 0.6 83.1 3.2

Manufacturing

12,855 -12 -0.1 1 0.0 9 0.1 46 0.4

Durable goods

8,056 -7 -0.1 -10 -0.1 -11 -0.1 20 0.2

Wood products

413.3 1.2 0.3 2.5 0.6 4.0 1.0 7.1 1.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

416.8 -1.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 0.2 -0.8 -0.2

Primary metals

370.6 -2.3 -0.6 -7.6 -2.0 -10.2 -2.7 -11.4 -3.0

Fabricated metal products

1,472.6 -7.2 -0.5 -7.7 -0.5 -10.5 -0.7 -8.6 -0.6

Machinery

1,126.8 -2.1 -0.2 -4.8 -0.4 -14.7 -1.3 -10.2 -0.9

Computer and electronic products

1,097.7 1.5 0.1 5.3 0.5 14.7 1.4 30.1 2.8

Computer and peripheral equipment

165.7 0.8 0.5 2.3 1.4 4.3 2.7 7.6 4.8

Communications equipment

86.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.1 0.1

Semiconductors and electronic components

379.7 -0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.3 1.4 0.4 7.4 2.0

Electronic instruments

431.8 1.1 0.3 3.7 0.9 7.9 1.9 15.3 3.7

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products(1)

34.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.6 -0.3 -0.9

Electrical equipment and appliances

404.8 0.9 0.2 2.0 0.5 2.2 0.5 -0.1 0.0

Transportation equipment

1,741.6 1.9 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 10.0 0.6

Motor vehicles and parts

986.9 -0.8 -0.1 -5.1 -0.5 -9.5 -1.0 -18.2 -1.8

Furniture and related products

392.6 -1.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.2 0.8 0.2 -2.6 -0.7

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

618.9 1.5 0.2 0.8 0.1 1.2 0.2 5.8 0.9

Nondurable goods

4,799 -5 -0.1 11 0.2 20 0.4 26 0.5

Food manufacturing

1,652.3 -3.7 -0.2 10.5 0.6 18.9 1.2 20.6 1.3

Textile mills

109.6 -0.5 -0.5 -1.3 -1.2 -2.5 -2.2 -3.0 -2.7

Textile product mills

113.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.7 0.6 -0.8 -0.7 -3.1 -2.7

Apparel

101.7 -0.5 -0.5 -3.5 -3.3 -6.4 -5.9 -6.7 -6.2

Paper and paper products

370.2 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Printing and related support activities

415.1 -1.6 -0.4 -4.3 -1.0 -6.2 -1.5 -10.4 -2.4

Petroleum and coal products

116.0 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 0.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.6

Chemicals

861.6 -0.2 0.0 1.4 0.2 4.8 0.6 12.2 1.4

Plastics and rubber products

743.2 0.9 0.1 3.1 0.4 3.9 0.5 5.5 0.7

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

316.5 -0.3 -0.1 2.5 0.8 7.7 2.5 12.0 3.9

Wholesale trade

5,963.2 8.3 0.1 16.5 0.3 29.1 0.5 61.9 1.0

Durable goods

3,231.8 2.7 0.1 5.2 0.2 17.6 0.5 42.0 1.3

Nondurable goods

2,173.5 5.0 0.2 5.7 0.3 3.5 0.2 13.0 0.6

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

557.9 0.6 0.1 5.6 1.0 8.0 1.5 6.9 1.3

Retail trade

15,829.5 41.2 0.3 58.0 0.4 66.7 0.4 8.5 0.1

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,076.7 2.9 0.1 13.8 0.7 27.9 1.4 42.9 2.1

Automobile dealers

1,314.9 3.4 0.3 4.4 0.3 6.7 0.5 10.0 0.8

Other motor vehicle dealers(1)

162.9 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.1 3.8 2.4 3.2 2.0

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores(1)

598.9 -0.6 -0.1 7.8 1.3 17.5 3.0 29.7 5.2

Furniture and home furnishings stores

482.7 1.7 0.4 -1.2 -0.2 -3.5 -0.7 -1.8 -0.4

Electronics and appliance stores

470.7 2.6 0.6 7.5 1.6 2.3 0.5 -3.5 -0.7

Building material and garden supply stores

1,324.6 7.1 0.5 5.9 0.4 18.4 1.4 23.6 1.8

Food and beverage stores

3,137.9 -2.1 -0.1 6.4 0.2 21.9 0.7 30.0 1.0

Health and personal care stores

1,046.6 -0.5 0.0 5.8 0.6 4.4 0.4 -15.7 -1.5

Gasoline stations

959.2 0.0 0.0 2.7 0.3 7.2 0.8 16.5 1.8

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,313.2 33.2 2.6 10.7 0.8 -11.3 -0.9 -35.0 -2.6

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

548.4 -2.9 -0.5 -12.6 -2.2 -8.9 -1.6 5.6 1.0

General merchandise stores

3,086.9 2.8 0.1 31.5 1.0 38.9 1.3 -18.2 -0.6

Department stores

1,138.9 4.3 0.4 23.1 2.1 23.2 2.1 -3.7 -0.3

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

1,947.9 -1.6 -0.1 8.3 0.4 15.6 0.8 -14.6 -0.7

Miscellaneous store retailers

813.5 -5.5 -0.7 -11.2 -1.4 -21.0 -2.5 -28.8 -3.4

Nonstore retailers

569.1 1.9 0.3 -1.3 -0.2 -9.6 -1.7 -7.1 -1.2

Transportation and warehousing

5,568.1 -10.4 -0.2 4.3 0.1 4.5 0.1 57.1 1.0

Air transportation

521.3 0.8 0.2 3.7 0.7 3.0 0.6 13.0 2.6

Rail transportation

194.8 0.7 0.4 -4.4 -2.2 -11.4 -5.5 -20.6 -9.6

Water transportation

63.7 -0.8 -1.2 -0.9 -1.4 -0.5 -0.8 -1.2 -1.8

Truck transportation

1,509.4 -3.5 -0.2 -3.2 -0.2 -11.5 -0.8 -2.2 -0.1

Transit and ground passenger transportation

495.6 2.7 0.5 5.9 1.2 2.8 0.6 8.2 1.7

Pipeline transportation

47.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.4 -0.8 0.0 0.0

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

35.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.2

Support activities for transportation

727.1 1.4 0.2 4.2 0.6 2.8 0.4 5.8 0.8

Couriers and messengers

773.0 -9.4 -1.2 -3.6 -0.5 10.2 1.3 23.2 3.1

Warehousing and storage

1,200.5 -2.2 -0.2 2.0 0.2 9.5 0.8 30.5 2.6

Utilities

552.2 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.1 -2.4 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4

Information

2,839 3 0.1 11 0.4 11 0.4 12 0.4

Publishing industries, except Internet

742.8 -0.7 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.1 0.0 10.0 1.4

Motion picture and sound recording industries

433.8 3.6 0.8 4.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 -5.3 -1.2

Broadcasting, except Internet

266.7 -0.9 -0.3 -0.6 -0.2 -2.1 -0.8 -3.7 -1.4

Telecommunications

707.3 -1.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -9.5 -1.3 -28.2 -3.8

Data processing, hosting and related services

342.8 2.1 0.6 5.1 1.5 11.0 3.3 13.3 4.0

Other information services

345.5 0.4 0.1 3.7 1.1 11.7 3.5 25.8 8.1

Financial activities

8,737 6 0.1 36 0.4 78 0.9 122 1.4

Finance and insurance

6,386.7 4.8 0.1 19.6 0.3 49.6 0.8 58.6 0.9

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -1.0

Credit intermediation and related activities

2,657.4 5.3 0.2 16.3 0.6 25.9 1.0 18.9 0.7

Depository credit intermediation

1,722.6 4.0 0.2 7.6 0.4 12.3 0.7 8.1 0.5

Commercial banking

1,313.8 2.2 0.2 3.9 0.3 5.5 0.4 -1.7 -0.1

Nondepository credit intermediation(1)

624.0 1.8 0.3 3.3 0.5 7.0 1.1 7.4 1.2

Activities related to credit intermediation(1)

310.8 -0.5 -0.2 5.4 1.8 6.7 2.2 3.5 1.1

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

977.4 0.7 0.1 1.6 0.2 3.5 0.4 10.5 1.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,732.5 -1.2 0.0 1.7 0.1 20.2 0.7 29.4 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,349.9 1.3 0.1 16.3 0.7 28.4 1.2 63.0 2.8

Real estate

1,734.1 3.0 0.2 16.6 1.0 26.4 1.5 51.3 3.0

Rental and leasing services

592.5 -1.8 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 1.7 0.3 11.7 2.0

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.3 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

21,651 10 0.0 98 0.5 200 0.9 397 1.9

Professional and technical services

9,710.3 9.2 0.1 64.0 0.7 128.0 1.3 275.4 2.9

Legal services

1,150.4 -1.6 -0.1 2.2 0.2 6.3 0.6 10.5 0.9

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,071.4 4.6 0.4 11.8 1.1 16.7 1.6 37.1 3.6

Architectural and engineering services

1,532.8 3.1 0.2 10.2 0.7 15.3 1.0 37.5 2.5

Specialized design services(1)

150.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.2 1.9 1.3 4.5 3.1

Computer systems design and related services

2,243.2 0.7 0.0 15.0 0.7 31.7 1.4 81.0 3.7

Management and technical consulting services

1,557.3 1.7 0.1 10.1 0.7 29.9 2.0 51.6 3.4

Scientific research and development services(1)

744.7 2.8 0.4 8.6 1.2 17.7 2.4 34.4 4.8

Advertising and related services(1)

491.9 -1.6 -0.3 2.1 0.4 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Other professional and technical services(1)

768.0 0.4 0.1 3.9 0.5 7.3 1.0 18.5 2.5

Management of companies and enterprises

2,441.3 3.6 0.1 10.9 0.4 21.9 0.9 46.0 1.9

Administrative and waste services

9,499.8 -2.7 0.0 23.7 0.3 51.0 0.5 76.5 0.8

Administrative and support services

9,030.3 -3.3 0.0 17.5 0.2 37.7 0.4 54.2 0.6

Office administrative services(1)

534.3 1.8 0.3 3.7 0.7 3.9 0.7 15.7 3.0

Facilities support services(1)

158.2 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 1.2 1.3 0.8 2.9 1.9

Employment services

3,736.8 3.4 0.1 6.8 0.2 30.5 0.8 5.6 0.2

Temporary help services

3,043.3 6.4 0.2 5.0 0.2 13.9 0.5 -16.5 -0.5

Business support services

880.0 -3.3 -0.4 -3.5 -0.4 -14.6 -1.6 -17.5 -1.9

Travel arrangement and reservation services(1)

221.1 1.1 0.5 5.8 2.7 5.9 2.7 4.6 2.1

Investigation and security services(1)

959.2 0.9 0.1 8.0 0.8 5.5 0.6 11.1 1.2

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,194.5 -5.7 -0.3 -8.8 -0.4 -3.6 -0.2 17.3 0.8

Other support services(1)

346.1 -1.5 -0.4 3.7 1.1 8.6 2.5 14.5 4.4

Waste management and remediation services

469.5 0.6 0.1 6.2 1.3 13.3 2.9 22.3 5.0

Education and health services

24,559 36 0.1 139 0.6 335 1.4 647 2.7

Educational services

3,835.9 1.3 0.0 2.8 0.1 48.0 1.3 90.4 2.4

Health care

16,583.5 28.1 0.2 91.2 0.6 200.1 1.2 398.8 2.5

Ambulatory health care services

7,884.0 23.1 0.3 65.3 0.8 137.6 1.8 269.4 3.5

Offices of physicians

2,723.5 5.4 0.2 22.6 0.8 39.1 1.5 75.7 2.9

Offices of dentists(1)

989.1 -0.1 0.0 2.2 0.2 7.5 0.8 17.6 1.8

Offices of other health practitioners(1)

984.6 4.9 0.5 3.5 0.4 18.1 1.9 30.6 3.2

Outpatient care centers

990.1 7.3 0.7 11.8 1.2 20.0 2.1 36.2 3.8

Medical and diagnostic laboratories(1)

299.2 0.2 0.1 4.5 1.5 8.6 3.0 16.8 5.9

Home health care services

1,578.3 3.9 0.2 17.1 1.1 36.7 2.4 78.0 5.2

Other ambulatory health care services(1)

319.2 1.4 0.4 3.6 1.1 7.6 2.4 14.5 4.8

Hospitals

5,297.1 8.8 0.2 27.8 0.5 54.3 1.0 102.0 2.0

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,402.4 -3.8 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1 8.2 0.2 27.4 0.8

Nursing care facilities

1,597.0 -6.7 -0.4 -13.2 -0.8 -10.7 -0.7 -12.2 -0.8

Residential mental health facilities(1)

656.4 -0.1 0.0 2.0 0.3 3.2 0.5 9.2 1.4

Community care facilities for the elderly(1)

976.4 2.6 0.3 7.7 0.8 11.8 1.2 26.7 2.8

Other residential care facilities(1)

172.6 0.4 0.2 1.5 0.9 4.0 2.4 3.7 2.2

Social assistance

4,139.2 5.8 0.1 44.3 1.1 86.1 2.1 157.8 4.0

Individual and family services(1)

2,622.1 1.7 0.1 31.6 1.2 64.7 2.5 119.9 4.8

Emergency and other relief services(1)

180.0 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.4 1.2 0.7 2.8 1.6

Vocational rehabilitation services(1)

330.5 0.6 0.2 3.0 0.9 3.3 1.0 0.4 0.1

Child day care services

1,006.6 3.1 0.3 8.9 0.9 16.9 1.7 34.7 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

16,942 40 0.2 148 0.9 239 1.4 388 2.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,520.7 14.7 0.6 40.4 1.6 73.3 3.0 76.1 3.1

Performing arts and spectator sports

516.2 -2.2 -0.4 -6.8 -1.3 -1.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

182.2 2.5 1.4 6.2 3.5 7.3 4.2 8.2 4.7

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,822.3 14.4 0.8 41.0 2.3 67.1 3.8 67.7 3.9

Accommodation and food services

14,421.2 24.9 0.2 107.4 0.8 165.7 1.2 311.7 2.2

Accommodation

2,076.4 9.0 0.4 22.7 1.1 10.2 0.5 40.4 2.0

Food services and drinking places

12,344.8 15.9 0.1 84.7 0.7 155.5 1.3 271.3 2.2

Other services

5,959 5 0.1 13 0.2 20 0.3 80 1.4

Repair and maintenance

1,371.6 -1.5 -0.1 3.5 0.3 12.7 0.9 34.6 2.6

Personal and laundry services

1,535.4 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.0 2.6 0.2 11.2 0.7

Membership associations and organizations

3,051.6 3.2 0.1 8.4 0.3 4.3 0.1 33.4 1.1

Government

22,646 6 0.0 7 0.0 117 0.5 161 0.7

Federal

2,826.0 0.0 0.0 -20.0 -0.7 9.0 0.3 28.0 1.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,222.1 1.8 0.1 -16.4 -0.7 13.8 0.6 30.2 1.4

U.S. Postal Service

603.5 -2.6 -0.4 -3.5 -0.6 -5.4 -0.9 -2.8 -0.5

State government

5,185.0 -8.0 -0.2 -5.0 -0.1 20.0 0.4 2.0 0.0

State government education

2,477.8 -3.0 -0.1 -2.9 -0.1 10.9 0.4 -8.9 -0.4

State government, excluding education

2,707.6 -4.1 -0.2 -1.3 0.0 9.6 0.4 11.8 0.4

Local government

14,635.0 14.0 0.1 32.0 0.2 88.0 0.6 131.0 0.9

Local government education

8,038.4 2.8 0.0 6.9 0.1 60.2 0.8 64.7 0.8

Local government, excluding education

6,596.1 11.0 0.2 24.8 0.4 27.3 0.4 66.2 1.0

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