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Employment by major industry sector

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Table 2.1 Employment by Major Industry Sector

Industry Sector

Thousands of Jobs

Change

Percent Distribution

Compound Annual Rate of Change

2009

2019

2029

2009 - 2019

2019 - 2029

2009

2019

2029

2009 - 2019

2019 - 2029

Total(1)

143,036.4

162,795.6

168,834.7

19,759.2

6,039.1

100.0

100.0

100.0

1.3

0.4

 

Nonagriculture wage and salary(2)

132,029.2

151,709.7

158,115.6

19,680.5

6,405.9

92.3

93.2

93.7

1.4

0.4

 

Goods-producing, excluding agriculture

18,507.7

21,016.3

20,964.9

2,508.6

-51.4

12.9

12.9

12.4

1.3

0.0

Mining

643.3

684.6

777.8

41.3

93.2

0.4

0.4

0.5

0.6

1.3

Construction

6,016.5

7,492.2

7,792.4

1,475.7

300.2

4.2

4.6

4.6

2.2

0.4

Manufacturing

11,847.9

12,839.5

12,394.7

991.6

-444.8

8.3

7.9

7.3

0.8

-0.4

 

Services-providing excluding special industries

113,521.5

130,693.4

137,150.7

17,171.9

6,457.3

79.4

80.3

81.2

1.4

0.5

Utilities

560.1

549.0

506.7

-11.1

-42.3

0.4

0.3

0.3

-0.2

-0.8

Wholesale trade

5,520.9

5,903.4

5,801.3

382.5

-102.1

3.9

3.6

3.4

0.7

-0.2

Retail trade

14,527.6

15,644.2

15,275.9

1,116.6

-368.3

10.2

9.6

9.0

0.7

-0.2

Transportation and warehousing

4,224.7

5,618.1

5,944.1

1,393.4

326.0

3.0

3.5

3.5

2.9

0.6

Information

2,803.8

2,859.4

2,853.2

55.6

-6.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

0.2

0.0

Financial activities

7,838.0

8,746.0

8,799.9

908.0

53.9

5.5

5.4

5.2

1.1

0.1

Professional and business services

16,633.8

21,313.1

22,831.4

4,679.3

1,518.3

11.6

13.1

13.5

2.5

0.7

Educational services

3,090.5

3,764.5

4,230.0

674.0

465.5

2.2

2.3

2.5

2.0

1.2

Health care and social assistance

16,539.8

20,412.6

23,491.7

3,872.8

3,079.1

11.6

12.5

13.9

2.1

1.4

Leisure and hospitality

13,077.5

16,575.9

17,691.5

3,498.4

1,115.6

9.1

10.2

10.5

2.4

0.7

Other services

6,150.1

6,713.8

6,994.7

563.7

280.9

4.3

4.1

4.1

0.9

0.4

Federal government

2,832.0

2,834.0

2,650.4

2.0

-183.6

2.0

1.7

1.6

0.0

-0.7

State and local government

19,722.7

19,759.4

20,080.0

36.7

320.6

13.8

12.1

11.9

0.0

0.2

 

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting(3)

2,011.9

2,303.6

2,265.1

291.7

-38.6

1.4

1.4

1.3

1.4

-0.2

Agriculture wage and salary

1,175.7

1,565.2

1,600.5

389.5

35.3

0.8

1.0

0.9

2.9

0.2

Agriculture self-employed

836.2

738.4

664.5

-97.8

-73.9

0.6

0.5

0.4

-1.2

-1.0

 

Nonagriculture self-employed

8,995.3

8,782.3

8,454.1

-213.0

-328.2

6.3

5.4

5.0

-0.2

-0.4

Footnotes:
  1 Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas self-employed and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting are from the Current Population Survey (household survey), which counts workers.
  2 Includes wage and salary data from the Current Employment Statistics survey, except private households, which is from the Current Populations Survey. Logging workers are excluded.
  3 Includes agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting data from the Current Population Survey, except logging, which is from Current Employment Statistics survey. Government wage and salary workers are excluded.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020