Employment by industry, monthly changes, with confidence intervals

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Employment change by industry with confidence intervals, August 2018, seasonally adjusted, in thousands
Industry 1-month net change 1-month 90-percent confidence interval 3-month net change 3-month 90-percent confidence interval 6-month net change 6-month 90-percent confidence interval 12-month net change 12-month 90-percent confidence interval

Total nonfarm

201 114.6 556 210.5 1,154 265.7 2,330 308.7

Total private

204 106.9 549 198.7 1,136 248.9 2,329 288.4

Goods-producing

26 35.8 98 67.2 232 85.6 607 97.9

Service providing

175 106.8 458 199.2 922 252.3 1,723 292.6

Mining and logging

6 6.0 13 13.3 32 18.4 56 21.6

Construction

23 26.4 49 52.0 92 68.7 297 72.5

Manufacturing

-3 20.5 36 38.8 108 49.3 254 58.7

Wholesale trade

22.4 13.7 45.9 26.4 54.9 36.2 98.9 45.9

Retail trade

-5.9 22.7 -43.6 48.2 -5.5 76.4 62.0 81.3

Transportation and warehousing

20.2 19.4 41.8 39.1 79.7 53.2 172.7 55.0

Utilities

0.3 2.3 -3.2 5.5 -4.1 8.5 -3.3 9.7

Information

-6 17.1 -9 32.7 3 39.3 -30 54.8

Financial activities

11 14.7 25 28.5 45 40.8 111 47.8

Professional and business services

53 49.2 137 95.0 286 130.2 519 156.3

Education and health services

53 40.3 161 68.6 270 81.9 449 101.1

Leisure and hospitality

17 52.9 77 100.5 128 115.7 253 129.9

Other services

13 19.4 19 34.9 47 39.2 90 47.7

Government

-3 41.2 7 69.5 18 93.0 1 110.1

Note: Significant changes are calculated at a 90-percent confidence level. The variance for total nonfarm is an approximation because government and rail transportation are not based on a probability sample