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Employment by industry, monthly changes, with confidence intervals

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Employment change by industry with confidence intervals, August 2020, 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

1,371 108.9 7,886 173.2 -11,549 244.7 -10,246 304.4

Total private

1,027 102.2 7,237 163.0 -10,718 229.7 -9,523 285.5

Goods-producing

43 31.1 589 50.4 -1,242 69.3 -1,124 99.2

Service providing

1,328 104.5 7,297 166.0 -10,307 234.7 -9,122 286.8

Mining and logging

-2 6.0 -16 12.2 -97 20.3 -114 26.3

Construction

16 22.5 202 36.5 -425 52.2 -294 74.7

Manufacturing

29 19.0 403 30.6 -720 40.0 -716 59.5

Wholesale trade

13.5 12.5 45.8 27.2 -328.0 45.1 -300.6 62.0

Retail trade

248.9 20.6 1,343.1 32.2 -655.4 55.8 -597.2 68.7

Transportation and warehousing

78.1 14.9 214.1 23.2 -380.7 35.5 -320.7 47.1

Utilities

0.6 2.0 -1.7 3.5 -7.1 5.8 -9.9 7.5

Information

15 16.8 13 38.1 -312 55.2 -279 63.0

Financial activities

36 13.9 69 22.4 -191 33.2 -114 45.6

Professional and business services

197 47.3 661 72.8 -1,475 108.1 -1,302 136.7

Education and health services

147 42.3 936 61.5 -1,457 72.4 -1,133 94.1

Leisure and hospitality

174 54.8 2,774 88.6 -4,139 126.3 -3,842 144.7

Other services

74 20.8 594 32.2 -531 39.5 -500 51.8

Government

344 37.7 649 58.6 -831 84.5 -723 105.6

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