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Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail
[In thousands]
Industry Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Mar.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Mar.
2021(p)
Mar.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Mar.
2021(p)
Change from:
Feb.2021 - Mar.2021(p)

Total nonfarm

149,952 140,980 142,077 143,400 150,840 142,736 143,204 144,120 916

Total private

126,825 119,527 120,312 121,432 128,066 121,169 121,727 122,507 780

Goods-producing

20,638 19,802 19,778 20,079 20,949 20,221 20,177 20,360 183

Mining and logging

669 593 584 608 674 596 590 610 20

Logging

46.7 46.4 46.2 44.2 47.6 46.2 46.1 45.0 -1.1

Mining

622.0 546.1 537.4 563.6 626.3 549.9 544.2 565.2 21.0

Oil and gas extraction

134.2 130.8 130.7 131.7 135.2 133.0 132.7 133.3 0.6

Mining, except oil and gas

181.5 175.5 174.5 178.5 184.3 179.2 179.2 180.3 1.1

Coal mining

44.8 42.9 43.2 43.7 44.9 42.4 42.9 43.6 0.7

Metal ore mining

42.1 41.5 41.6 41.9 42.1 41.8 41.8 41.8 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

94.6 91.1 89.7 92.9 97.3 95.0 94.5 94.9 0.4

Support activities for mining

306.3 239.8 232.2 253.4 306.8 237.7 232.3 251.6 19.3

Construction

7,297 7,067 7,006 7,217 7,557 7,412 7,356 7,466 110

Construction of buildings

1,639.1 1,623.2 1,621.3 1,658.3 1,676.3 1,666.3 1,671.5 1,689.3 17.8

Residential building

813.1 833.6 838.5 856.6 832.7 854.9 862.5 872.7 10.2

Nonresidential building

826.0 789.6 782.8 801.7 843.6 811.4 809.0 816.6 7.6

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,021.9 946.8 933.4 987.1 1,097.4 1,054.6 1,035.6 1,062.9 27.3

Specialty trade contractors

4,635.7 4,496.8 4,451.0 4,571.2 4,783.5 4,691.1 4,649.2 4,714.2 65.0

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,050.5 2,066.1 2,049.8 2,100.6 2,109.7 2,141.3 2,130.8 2,157.6 26.8

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,585.2 2,430.7 2,401.2 2,470.6 2,673.8 2,549.8 2,518.4 2,556.6 38.2

Manufacturing

12,672 12,142 12,188 12,254 12,718 12,213 12,231 12,284 53

Durable goods

7,949 7,551 7,574 7,616 7,961 7,581 7,590 7,620 30

Wood products

405.3 400.1 401.2 402.2 408.3 403.3 403.0 404.4 1.4

Nonmetallic mineral products

409.4 381.6 379.5 388.0 417.0 394.6 393.1 396.0 2.9

Primary metals

379.6 346.7 346.6 351.0 378.5 347.4 346.0 348.6 2.6

Fabricated metal products

1,452.4 1,377.7 1,384.1 1,400.1 1,454.2 1,382.8 1,384.1 1,397.8 13.7

Machinery

1,105.2 1,052.9 1,057.2 1,059.5 1,104.9 1,052.7 1,055.6 1,059.1 3.5

Computer and electronic products

1,078.9 1,071.0 1,074.9 1,079.0 1,079.5 1,073.1 1,075.5 1,078.6 3.1

Computer and peripheral equipment

161.4 162.3 163.4 163.5 161.7 162.6 163.4 163.6 0.2

Communications equipment

87.4 85.8 85.5 86.2 87.2 85.6 85.6 85.9 0.3

Semiconductors and electronic components

373.5 369.0 369.5 370.4 373.6 369.7 369.4 370.1 0.7

Electronic instruments

425.2 420.2 422.7 425.2 425.1 420.9 422.9 424.8 1.9

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

31.4 33.7 33.8 33.7 31.9 34.3 34.2 34.2 0.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

394.6 370.2 371.5 373.2 395.7 370.1 371.3 374.0 2.7

Transportation equipment(1)

1,725.9 1,591.3 1,598.1 1,598.1 1,721.5 1,593.1 1,596.9 1,593.9 -3.0

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

983.9 903.7 906.8 909.8 978.9 904.4 901.4 900.4 -1.0

Furniture and related products

382.7 354.9 352.7 351.6 383.2 355.4 353.5 352.2 -1.3

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

615.0 604.5 608.3 613.0 617.8 608.5 610.7 615.2 4.5

Nondurable goods

4,723 4,591 4,614 4,638 4,757 4,632 4,641 4,664 23

Food manufacturing

1,630.2 1,619.1 1,623.3 1,625.8 1,647.9 1,635.9 1,636.4 1,639.8 3.4

Textile mills

103.8 95.0 94.2 96.7 104.0 95.1 94.0 96.8 2.8

Textile product mills

109.0 105.2 106.3 106.2 110.0 105.8 106.7 106.7 0.0

Apparel

102.6 89.6 92.0 94.1 103.0 91.0 92.7 94.1 1.4

Paper and paper products

362.5 355.9 354.5 356.3 362.6 356.8 355.6 356.0 0.4

Printing and related support activities

413.1 368.6 366.8 372.2 415.3 370.2 368.5 374.4 5.9

Petroleum and coal products

109.6 99.2 99.9 100.1 113.0 103.7 103.7 103.2 -0.5

Chemicals

852.7 844.7 851.6 855.3 852.1 848.8 850.3 853.3 3.0

Plastics and rubber products

727.1 721.3 726.9 725.7 727.8 723.3 726.3 726.0 -0.3

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

312.5 292.0 298.5 305.3 321.6 301.0 306.5 313.9 7.4

Private service-providing

106,187 99,725 100,534 101,353 107,117 100,948 101,550 102,147 597

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,423 26,957 26,805 26,907 27,729 27,023 27,093 27,187 94

Wholesale trade

5,847.9 5,600.8 5,609.4 5,635.0 5,876.6 5,631.4 5,637.6 5,661.3 23.7

Durable goods

3,204.1 3,076.5 3,083.1 3,096.7 3,214.8 3,088.0 3,092.6 3,106.9 14.3

Nondurable goods

2,136.2 2,047.4 2,050.2 2,061.3 2,151.6 2,064.4 2,066.8 2,076.5 9.7

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

507.6 476.9 476.1 477.0 510.2 479.0 478.2 477.9 -0.3

Retail trade

15,286.8 15,111.0 15,002.7 15,046.7 15,483.6 15,178.3 15,206.3 15,228.8 22.5

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,015.9 1,931.2 1,943.1 1,957.6 2,025.2 1,945.5 1,953.9 1,966.9 13.0

Automobile dealers

1,297.3 1,232.8 1,240.4 1,244.7 1,301.1 1,234.2 1,239.4 1,248.5 9.1

Other motor vehicle dealers

156.3 145.4 148.2 154.6 159.9 155.1 155.8 158.2 2.4

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

562.3 553.0 554.5 558.3 564.2 556.2 558.7 560.2 1.5

Furniture and home furnishings stores

459.0 438.2 435.9 441.3 461.7 435.9 438.2 443.8 5.6

Electronics and appliance stores

459.4 417.7 416.8 416.9 457.1 411.3 417.3 414.5 -2.8

Building material and garden supply stores

1,318.3 1,335.4 1,339.7 1,386.0 1,313.9 1,401.8 1,395.9 1,386.8 -9.1

Food and beverage stores

3,028.1 3,138.1 3,143.8 3,130.9 3,059.4 3,152.5 3,164.6 3,162.6 -2.0

Health and personal care stores

1,022.3 982.3 983.3 992.4 1,028.4 978.2 991.2 996.2 5.0

Gasoline stations

937.2 929.7 923.8 928.7 947.9 937.5 936.9 939.5 2.6

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,201.6 1,002.2 950.8 950.4 1,240.9 992.1 965.5 981.8 16.3

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

524.6 476.8 470.7 464.5 533.7 464.9 469.5 463.5 -6.0

General merchandise stores

2,932.2 3,097.6 3,019.5 3,000.2 3,002.7 3,080.2 3,084.3 3,077.2 -7.1

Department stores

978.2 998.0 957.6 951.9 1,012.1 973.4 977.5 977.3 -0.2

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

1,954.0 2,099.6 2,061.9 2,048.3 1,990.7 2,106.8 2,106.8 2,099.9 -6.9

Miscellaneous store retailers

810.8 763.2 774.0 775.7 830.5 777.8 785.9 791.5 5.6

Nonstore retailers

577.4 598.6 601.3 602.1 582.2 600.6 603.1 604.5 1.4

Transportation and warehousing

5,741.7 5,706.7 5,655.3 5,686.2 5,822.1 5,674.0 5,709.5 5,757.0 47.5

Air transportation

516.7 409.3 404.5 411.5 518.5 412.2 407.2 412.9 5.7

Rail transportation

158.6 141.7 141.7 141.7 158.3 142.4 141.6 140.7 -0.9

Water transportation

64.6 56.3 57.2 58.4 67.0 58.4 59.2 60.2 1.0

Truck transportation

1,492.2 1,454.8 1,453.5 1,461.3 1,516.2 1,480.2 1,479.4 1,482.7 3.3

Transit and ground passenger transportation

497.9 367.3 381.0 393.7 484.6 357.2 367.6 380.4 12.8

Pipeline transportation

52.1 48.7 48.1 49.0 52.2 48.7 48.5 49.1 0.6

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

26.4 19.0 19.1 22.1 33.5 25.2 25.2 27.9 2.7

Support activities for transportation

751.1 689.8 692.5 696.8 754.3 690.5 693.8 699.9 6.1

Couriers and messengers

844.3 1,100.0 1,041.4 1,040.0 893.7 1,043.6 1,072.2 1,088.9 16.7

Warehousing and storage

1,337.8 1,419.8 1,416.3 1,411.7 1,343.8 1,415.6 1,414.8 1,414.3 -0.5

Utilities

546.5 538.9 537.8 539.4 547.0 539.4 539.3 539.6 0.3

Information

2,888 2,648 2,670 2,669 2,898 2,672 2,675 2,673 -2

Publishing industries, except Internet

784.7 760.1 758.9 760.7 788.7 764.4 761.5 764.6 3.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

421.9 238.2 252.9 258.2 430.6 256.9 260.9 263.8 2.9

Broadcasting, except Internet

260.8 246.6 250.7 241.7 260.3 247.7 248.9 240.7 -8.2

Telecommunications

703.6 690.9 690.5 689.1 702.1 689.8 687.7 686.5 -1.2

Data processing, hosting and related services

362.9 351.7 356.1 355.1 361.4 353.1 354.0 353.3 -0.7

Other information services

354.2 360.0 361.0 364.2 355.0 359.8 361.5 364.5 3.0

Financial activities

8,805 8,733 8,734 8,748 8,850 8,781 8,772 8,788 16

Finance and insurance

6,498.2 6,534.0 6,535.0 6,539.0 6,506.2 6,545.0 6,540.0 6,544.8 4.8

Monetary authorities - central bank

20.0 20.2 20.2 20.1 20.0 20.2 20.3 20.2 -0.1

Credit intermediation and related
activities

2,666.4 2,669.4 2,672.8 2,665.5 2,668.1 2,668.5 2,671.0 2,664.4 -6.6

Depository credit intermediation(1)

1,783.9 1,746.4 1,742.9 1,738.2 1,783.0 1,746.3 1,742.0 1,738.3 -3.7

Commercial banking

1,396.5 1,359.4 1,357.9 1,353.0 1,395.5 1,359.7 1,356.6 1,353.2 -3.4

Nondepository credit intermediation

580.2 606.2 610.2 607.5 582.6 606.3 610.2 607.0 -3.2

Activities related to credit intermediation

302.3 316.8 319.7 319.8 302.5 315.9 318.8 319.1 0.3

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

961.9 974.2 973.1 971.6 965.6 978.3 975.6 975.9 0.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,849.9 2,870.2 2,868.9 2,881.8 2,852.5 2,878.0 2,873.1 2,884.3 11.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,307.2 2,198.6 2,198.8 2,209.1 2,343.4 2,236.4 2,232.0 2,243.6 11.6

Real estate

1,721.3 1,695.8 1,698.0 1,704.1 1,742.9 1,717.7 1,716.2 1,726.2 10.0

Rental and leasing services

563.3 480.8 478.9 483.1 577.6 496.2 493.5 495.2 1.7

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

22.6 22.0 21.9 21.9 22.9 22.5 22.3 22.2 -0.1

Professional and business services

21,050 20,291 20,442 20,535 21,318 20,640 20,718 20,784 66

Professional and technical services

9,694.1 9,553.9 9,654.3 9,664.9 9,666.6 9,561.1 9,592.8 9,620.3 27.5

Legal services

1,157.3 1,115.6 1,122.7 1,122.7 1,162.6 1,123.1 1,129.0 1,127.6 -1.4

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,126.6 1,066.4 1,113.2 1,117.1 1,018.5 1,001.0 1,000.5 1,000.9 0.4

Architectural and engineering services

1,524.6 1,511.3 1,515.4 1,520.3 1,543.9 1,528.5 1,532.0 1,539.4 7.4

Specialized design services

139.4 134.2 133.7 134.4 140.3 135.7 134.7 135.2 0.5

Computer systems design and related services

2,200.9 2,209.8 2,221.8 2,209.0 2,226.4 2,215.9 2,224.8 2,230.3 5.5

Management and technical consulting services

1,550.5 1,558.3 1,569.9 1,571.4 1,570.2 1,579.2 1,582.5 1,590.1 7.6

Scientific research and development services

759.9 783.3 790.9 795.1 762.1 789.1 794.3 795.4 1.1

Advertising and related services

480.0 432.1 438.0 440.2 482.5 435.1 439.2 442.6 3.4

Other professional and technical services

754.9 742.9 748.7 754.7 760.2 753.5 755.8 758.8 3.0

Management of companies and enterprises

2,408.0 2,330.8 2,325.7 2,330.2 2,419.0 2,339.1 2,338.1 2,338.9 0.8

Administrative and waste services

8,947.5 8,406.1 8,461.7 8,539.5 9,232.3 8,740.1 8,786.7 8,825.2 38.5

Administrative and support services

8,498.0 7,964.9 8,021.3 8,095.4 8,775.8 8,290.8 8,338.0 8,374.6 36.6

Office administrative services

541.1 532.3 534.9 539.6 544.9 537.0 539.5 542.5 3.0

Facilities support services

163.9 153.0 152.6 154.3 163.8 154.5 153.2 153.6 0.4

Employment services(1)

3,408.1 3,207.5 3,246.1 3,272.1 3,527.7 3,334.6 3,381.0 3,393.9 12.9

Temporary help services

2,786.6 2,594.1 2,634.7 2,664.5 2,894.5 2,720.3 2,770.1 2,769.3 -0.8

Business support services

855.6 802.9 799.7 794.5 860.6 799.6 798.8 799.7 0.9

Travel arrangement and reservation services

208.8 144.3 143.9 146.9 210.1 147.8 146.7 147.7 1.0

Investigation and security services

941.7 893.5 899.2 906.0 949.0 905.5 903.0 913.0 10.0

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,051.9 1,939.6 1,955.1 1,987.8 2,191.2 2,115.6 2,124.3 2,128.3 4.0

Other support services

326.9 291.8 289.8 294.2 328.5 296.2 291.5 295.9 4.4

Waste management and remediation services

449.5 441.2 440.4 444.1 456.5 449.3 448.7 450.6 1.9

Education and health services

24,471 23,105 23,393 23,515 24,347 23,235 23,292 23,393 101

Educational services

3,850.3 3,321.2 3,541.8 3,612.7 3,696.3 3,398.2 3,404.6 3,469.0 64.4

Health care and social assistance

20,621.0 19,783.3 19,851.2 19,902.5 20,650.4 19,836.6 19,887.4 19,923.8 36.4

Health care(3)

16,360.9 15,854.6 15,884.7 15,904.4 16,397.4 15,898.8 15,923.8 15,935.3 11.5

Ambulatory health care services

7,772.3 7,657.2 7,696.5 7,714.7 7,790.1 7,683.9 7,716.1 7,731.4 15.3

Offices of physicians

2,694.6 2,652.2 2,663.6 2,667.1 2,699.4 2,658.0 2,669.0 2,671.9 2.9

Offices of dentists

957.4 984.0 987.6 989.8 959.7 985.9 991.4 992.4 1.0

Offices of other health practitioners

982.1 949.2 951.6 957.7 986.8 953.4 954.6 962.1 7.5

Outpatient care centers

998.5 986.2 992.1 993.6 997.7 989.0 992.5 992.6 0.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

286.9 289.8 292.6 291.6 287.2 289.6 291.5 291.5 0.0

Home health care services

1,537.2 1,486.2 1,493.8 1,499.7 1,542.9 1,495.1 1,501.1 1,505.3 4.2

Other ambulatory health care services

315.6 309.6 315.2 315.2 316.3 312.9 316.0 315.6 -0.4

Hospitals

5,233.9 5,132.7 5,132.2 5,139.6 5,235.5 5,140.2 5,138.3 5,137.7 -0.6

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,354.7 3,064.7 3,056.0 3,050.1 3,371.8 3,074.7 3,069.4 3,066.2 -3.2

Nursing care facilities

1,572.9 1,411.0 1,400.6 1,400.2 1,581.6 1,415.0 1,406.3 1,408.0 1.7

Residential mental health facilities

648.7 604.7 608.2 608.0 650.7 606.9 610.5 609.8 -0.7

Community care facilities for the elderly

969.1 897.8 895.7 891.8 974.5 900.2 900.1 897.3 -2.8

Other residential care facilities

164.0 151.2 151.5 150.1 165.0 152.6 152.5 151.1 -1.4

Social assistance

4,260.1 3,928.7 3,966.5 3,998.1 4,253.0 3,937.8 3,963.6 3,988.5 24.9

Individual and family services

2,728.8 2,603.0 2,620.2 2,638.6 2,733.3 2,611.1 2,622.8 2,642.9 20.1

Emergency and other relief services

186.7 182.5 183.8 185.3 186.3 183.4 184.1 184.8 0.7

Vocational rehabilitation services

317.8 273.0 274.5 277.8 320.6 276.7 276.3 278.3 2.0

Child day care services

1,026.8 870.2 888.0 896.4 1,012.9 866.6 880.4 882.5 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

15,745 12,576 13,037 13,473 16,133 13,117 13,501 13,781 280

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,244.7 1,534.4 1,580.7 1,674.5 2,406.2 1,696.4 1,729.3 1,793.7 64.4

Performing arts and spectator sports

471.2 291.6 304.9 329.2 498.2 328.2 328.0 348.9 20.9

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

161.9 118.1 118.3 123.5 172.4 128.0 129.2 131.5 2.3

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,611.6 1,124.7 1,157.5 1,221.8 1,735.6 1,240.2 1,272.1 1,313.3 41.2

Accommodation and food services

13,500.4 11,041.5 11,456.4 11,798.7 13,726.6 11,421.0 11,771.7 11,987.6 215.9

Accommodation

1,980.0 1,334.3 1,380.6 1,432.6 2,050.3 1,402.0 1,443.3 1,483.4 40.1

Food services and drinking places

11,520.4 9,707.2 10,075.8 10,366.1 11,676.3 10,019.0 10,328.4 10,504.2 175.8

Other services

5,805 5,415 5,453 5,506 5,842 5,480 5,499 5,541 42

Repair and maintenance

1,341.7 1,298.6 1,301.1 1,320.0 1,344.6 1,312.7 1,305.2 1,323.5 18.3

Personal and laundry services

1,492.5 1,284.7 1,307.8 1,332.1 1,507.0 1,302.1 1,326.0 1,344.6 18.6

Membership associations and organizations

2,970.8 2,831.4 2,844.0 2,854.2 2,990.5 2,864.7 2,868.0 2,873.2 5.2

Government

23,127 21,453 21,765 21,968 22,774 21,567 21,477 21,613 136

Federal

2,857 2,861 2,858 2,858 2,879 2,876 2,875 2,882 7

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,262.1 2,258.5 2,252.4 2,253.7 2,277.8 2,268.6 2,265.8 2,273.1 7.3

U.S. Postal Service

594.9 602.1 606.0 603.8 601.5 607.8 609.3 608.9 -0.4

State government

5,405 4,913 5,090 5,164 5,242 5,008 4,956 5,002 46

State government education

2,703.6 2,242.7 2,420.8 2,495.1 2,536.2 2,324.7 2,277.1 2,326.7 49.6

State government, excluding education

2,701.3 2,670.6 2,669.6 2,669.3 2,706.0 2,682.9 2,679.0 2,675.5 -3.5

Local government

14,865 13,679 13,817 13,946 14,653 13,683 13,646 13,729 83

Local government education

8,328.4 7,521.0 7,648.8 7,753.5 8,009.3 7,394.7 7,359.9 7,435.9 76.0

Local government, excluding education

6,536.5 6,158.3 6,168.4 6,192.1 6,643.6 6,288.2 6,286.0 6,293.1 7.1

Footnotes
(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
(3) Includes ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: April 02, 2021