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
Dec.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Dec.
2018(p)
Change from:
Nov.2018 - Dec.2018(p)

Total nonfarm

148,530 150,760 151,244 151,190 147,625 149,775 149,951 150,263 312

Total private

125,855 127,997 128,371 128,431 125,294 127,384 127,557 127,858 301

Goods-producing

20,230 21,051 20,947 20,856 20,328 20,851 20,878 20,952 74

Mining and logging

700 764 758 759 698 754 754 758 4

Logging

50.1 48.1 47.3 47.4 49.7 47.2 46.5 47.1 0.6

Mining

649.6 716.2 710.2 711.2 648.3 707.1 707.0 710.7 3.7

Oil and gas extraction

145.3 153.3 155.2 155.1 144.5 153.2 154.4 154.7 0.3

Mining, except oil and gas

183.7 194.2 192.0 190.2 185.8 191.1 191.2 192.1 0.9

Coal mining

51.9 53.2 53.2 54.0 51.8 52.9 53.3 53.9 0.6

Metal ore mining

38.4 38.9 38.4 38.4 38.4 38.9 38.5 38.4 -0.1

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

93.4 102.1 100.4 97.8 95.7 99.3 99.4 99.8 0.4

Support activities for mining

320.6 368.7 363.0 365.9 318.0 362.8 361.4 363.9 2.5

Construction

6,970 7,496 7,389 7,253 7,072 7,314 7,314 7,352 38

Construction of buildings

1,555.5 1,646.7 1,636.7 1,625.9 1,563.8 1,621.2 1,626.5 1,634.5 8.0

Residential building

766.0 817.3 817.3 815.7 767.5 805.6 811.6 816.2 4.6

Nonresidential building

789.5 829.4 819.4 810.2 796.3 815.6 814.9 818.3 3.4

Heavy and civil engineering construction

942.4 1,092.6 1,054.0 1,003.0 991.3 1,034.6 1,037.5 1,053.8 16.3

Specialty trade contractors

4,471.7 4,756.8 4,698.4 4,623.9 4,516.7 4,657.9 4,650.2 4,663.4 13.2

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,964.9 2,085.3 2,060.9 2,018.3 1,986.5 2,042.2 2,040.5 2,037.6 -2.9

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,506.8 2,671.5 2,637.5 2,605.6 2,530.2 2,615.7 2,609.7 2,625.8 16.1

Manufacturing

12,560 12,791 12,800 12,844 12,558 12,783 12,810 12,842 32

Durable goods

7,829 8,000 8,015 8,045 7,821 8,004 8,018 8,037 19

Wood products

399.1 408.6 407.9 406.8 398.5 407.0 406.8 405.7 -1.1

Nonmetallic mineral products

413.0 425.9 425.3 422.2 415.8 422.0 423.2 424.6 1.4

Primary metals

379.9 381.5 384.2 387.1 378.7 382.1 385.4 386.4 1.0

Fabricated metal products

1,458.2 1,495.4 1,495.1 1,503.2 1,456.0 1,498.0 1,497.5 1,504.2 6.7

Machinery

1,097.5 1,129.8 1,133.2 1,140.3 1,097.2 1,133.9 1,136.6 1,139.9 3.3

Computer and electronic products

1,057.2 1,070.2 1,072.9 1,080.2 1,055.8 1,072.2 1,074.6 1,078.2 3.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

166.3 170.7 170.8 170.6 166.0 170.7 170.4 170.3 -0.1

Communications equipment

86.5 85.5 85.7 86.4 86.5 85.6 85.9 86.3 0.4

Semiconductors and electronic components

367.6 368.8 370.2 372.4 366.6 369.9 370.8 371.3 0.5

Electronic instruments

404.1 412.3 413.3 417.6 404.1 413.3 414.6 417.2 2.6

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

32.7 32.9 32.9 33.2 32.7 32.7 32.9 33.1 0.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

395.6 408.1 409.9 411.2 395.1 408.7 410.2 410.6 0.4

Transportation equipment(1)

1,642.3 1,685.1 1,692.1 1,700.3 1,639.0 1,686.4 1,690.9 1,695.0 4.1

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

959.2 968.9 968.9 973.8 956.3 969.0 967.6 969.4 1.8

Furniture and related products

392.2 391.3 390.4 391.0 392.2 391.0 391.4 390.7 -0.7

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

593.6 603.7 603.7 602.4 592.3 602.3 601.0 601.3 0.3

Nondurable goods

4,731 4,791 4,785 4,799 4,737 4,779 4,792 4,805 13

Food manufacturing

1,620.0 1,655.4 1,644.8 1,649.6 1,623.9 1,646.5 1,650.2 1,653.9 3.7

Textile mills

111.8 111.1 112.4 112.4 111.5 111.3 112.2 112.3 0.1

Textile product mills

113.0 111.0 111.2 111.8 112.8 110.7 110.7 111.3 0.6

Apparel

116.5 111.8 111.2 110.9 115.9 111.6 110.7 110.6 -0.1

Paper and paper products

369.8 377.0 377.3 379.7 370.0 378.6 378.4 380.2 1.8

Printing and related support activities

439.3 432.4 432.6 432.2 436.9 431.6 430.9 429.9 -1.0

Petroleum and coal products

113.0 119.0 115.3 114.6 114.9 116.4 115.3 116.6 1.3

Chemicals

831.6 836.1 841.6 844.6 830.3 838.0 844.3 843.1 -1.2

Plastics and rubber products

723.9 727.1 732.8 735.7 724.3 731.0 733.7 735.9 2.2

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

292.4 310.1 305.4 307.2 296.0 303.5 305.6 311.1 5.5

Private service-providing

105,625 106,946 107,424 107,575 104,966 106,533 106,679 106,906 227

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28,337 27,897 28,506 28,704 27,593 27,861 27,929 27,963 34

Wholesale trade

5,951.7 6,021.9 6,036.2 6,042.8 5,941.9 6,013.1 6,022.4 6,030.8 8.4

Durable goods

2,998.1 3,038.1 3,050.5 3,058.4 2,994.9 3,041.4 3,048.8 3,053.7 4.9

Nondurable goods

2,057.5 2,063.5 2,065.2 2,061.3 2,054.8 2,053.3 2,055.1 2,057.0 1.9

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

896.1 920.3 920.5 923.1 892.2 918.4 918.5 920.1 1.6

Retail trade

16,371.1 15,890.4 16,370.2 16,446.7 15,861.1 15,899.7 15,928.9 15,952.7 23.8

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,010.6 2,047.4 2,039.9 2,038.3 2,019.9 2,044.0 2,040.3 2,047.6 7.3

Automobile dealers

1,300.8 1,314.9 1,311.3 1,314.8 1,303.4 1,312.4 1,311.0 1,317.3 6.3

Other motor vehicle dealers

147.8 157.2 152.0 148.9 155.9 158.0 156.9 157.1 0.2

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

562.0 575.3 576.6 574.6 560.6 573.6 572.4 573.2 0.8

Furniture and home furnishings stores

503.2 489.1 502.9 512.1 480.7 487.1 487.1 489.8 2.7

Electronics and appliance stores

513.0 489.8 492.6 489.9 495.0 487.1 476.6 476.7 0.1

Building material and garden supply stores

1,261.0 1,276.6 1,271.5 1,264.4 1,299.5 1,303.1 1,303.5 1,304.4 0.9

Food and beverage stores

3,125.2 3,106.4 3,134.8 3,144.1 3,099.8 3,105.3 3,110.9 3,114.9 4.0

Health and personal care stores

1,089.1 1,055.2 1,079.4 1,086.0 1,065.9 1,058.6 1,061.3 1,061.2 -0.1

Gasoline stations

930.3 941.3 945.9 940.6 933.1 940.4 942.2 943.5 1.3

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,486.5 1,340.6 1,468.2 1,487.0 1,347.5 1,355.2 1,351.5 1,351.5 0.0

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

674.4 557.4 589.8 588.4 598.8 553.7 541.1 531.7 -9.4

General merchandise stores

3,334.3 3,148.2 3,374.4 3,420.9 3,121.7 3,145.9 3,182.9 3,197.9 15.0

Department stores

1,315.2 1,175.5 1,298.7 1,344.1 1,175.5 1,180.5 1,190.7 1,198.8 8.1

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

2,019.1 1,972.7 2,075.7 2,076.8 1,946.2 1,965.4 1,992.1 1,999.1 7.0

Miscellaneous store retailers

835.6 831.2 847.7 850.6 821.2 820.8 832.2 835.3 3.1

Nonstore retailers

607.9 607.2 623.1 624.4 578.0 598.5 599.3 598.2 -1.1

Transportation and warehousing

5,459.1 5,432.8 5,547.2 5,659.3 5,236.2 5,394.9 5,423.8 5,426.0 2.2

Air transportation

497.7 506.0 504.9 505.5 499.6 506.2 506.6 507.3 0.7

Rail transportation

211.8 216.4 216.4 216.4 212.1 215.8 216.0 216.7 0.7

Water transportation

64.7 66.0 64.7 64.6 65.8 65.6 65.5 65.6 0.1

Truck transportation

1,460.2 1,505.9 1,504.2 1,497.5 1,460.3 1,489.9 1,494.0 1,496.9 2.9

Transit and ground passenger transportation

511.0 512.8 510.8 509.5 495.5 494.5 494.4 494.2 -0.2

Pipeline transportation

47.8 47.0 46.8 46.9 47.6 47.0 46.8 46.6 -0.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

30.0 35.9 32.4 31.3 36.0 35.2 36.9 36.9 0.0

Support activities for transportation

703.8 720.7 725.8 730.4 700.2 717.6 724.0 725.7 1.7

Couriers and messengers

887.9 748.8 845.1 958.3 707.7 764.9 777.4 772.2 -5.2

Warehousing and storage

1,044.2 1,073.3 1,096.1 1,098.9 1,011.4 1,058.2 1,062.2 1,063.9 1.7

Utilities

554.9 551.9 552.6 554.8 554.1 552.8 553.4 553.9 0.5

Information

2,784 2,773 2,782 2,763 2,776 2,766 2,761 2,760 -1

Publishing industries, except Internet

720.3 715.1 718.0 716.9 717.0 713.8 715.0 713.4 -1.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

414.6 420.5 417.5 397.1 416.3 413.7 402.4 403.3 0.9

Broadcasting, except Internet

264.7 263.6 266.0 264.6 263.0 262.3 264.1 262.9 -1.2

Telecommunications

778.1 746.5 749.6 751.9 773.9 749.5 748.9 748.4 -0.5

Data processing, hosting and related services

320.1 328.1 327.8 328.6 319.6 327.7 328.6 328.9 0.3

Other information services

286.5 299.0 302.8 304.0 285.9 299.3 302.4 302.8 0.4

Financial activities

8,516 8,626 8,612 8,629 8,511 8,614 8,615 8,621 6

Finance and insurance

6,301.6 6,339.6 6,345.9 6,348.3 6,291.2 6,336.3 6,340.5 6,337.4 -3.1

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.0 19.2 19.2 19.2 18.9 19.2 19.1 19.2 0.1

Credit intermediation and related
activities

2,660.6 2,662.5 2,657.8 2,655.0 2,657.3 2,664.1 2,658.5 2,652.9 -5.6

Depository credit intermediation(1)

1,714.5 1,713.2 1,714.4 1,715.9 1,716.0 1,719.1 1,718.0 1,717.9 -0.1

Commercial banking

1,321.1 1,313.2 1,313.6 1,313.2 1,322.5 1,318.1 1,316.8 1,315.0 -1.8

Nondepository credit intermediation

629.9 632.7 627.5 623.4 625.9 628.9 625.2 620.7 -4.5

Activities related to credit intermediation

316.2 316.6 315.9 315.7 315.4 316.2 315.3 314.3 -1.0

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

952.5 971.3 978.2 981.2 950.8 969.5 976.7 977.9 1.2

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,669.5 2,686.6 2,690.7 2,692.9 2,664.2 2,683.5 2,686.2 2,687.4 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,214.7 2,286.4 2,266.4 2,280.3 2,219.5 2,277.7 2,274.9 2,283.2 8.3

Real estate

1,615.5 1,653.6 1,644.8 1,657.6 1,611.1 1,646.5 1,646.5 1,652.1 5.6

Rental and leasing services

574.8 607.5 596.5 597.5 584.2 606.0 603.5 606.1 2.6

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

24.4 25.3 25.1 25.2 24.2 25.2 24.9 25.0 0.1

Professional and business services

20,770 21,381 21,431 21,349 20,677 21,173 21,217 21,260 43

Professional and technical services

9,110.2 9,316.4 9,370.7 9,391.5 9,080.8 9,322.4 9,348.9 9,366.5 17.6

Legal services

1,143.8 1,141.7 1,139.5 1,143.2 1,137.1 1,138.6 1,137.3 1,136.7 -0.6

Accounting and bookkeeping services

979.8 969.0 998.8 1,017.0 982.1 1,019.5 1,020.9 1,023.7 2.8

Architectural and engineering services

1,454.6 1,502.2 1,500.4 1,499.8 1,456.0 1,493.4 1,498.7 1,500.1 1.4

Specialized design services

140.6 139.8 142.5 142.6 138.3 138.8 140.1 140.3 0.2

Computer systems design and related services

2,066.2 2,140.1 2,153.6 2,142.6 2,064.5 2,129.6 2,139.8 2,142.0 2.2

Management and technical consulting services

1,439.1 1,484.7 1,488.7 1,492.7 1,424.1 1,470.0 1,472.8 1,477.0 4.2

Scientific research and development services

662.5 688.5 691.0 695.1 663.1 690.1 691.9 695.5 3.6

Advertising and related services

493.0 496.7 498.9 500.5 490.9 495.5 498.2 499.6 1.4

Other professional and technical services

730.6 753.7 757.3 758.0 724.7 746.9 749.3 751.6 2.3

Management of companies and enterprises

2,312.1 2,338.8 2,337.7 2,341.0 2,308.4 2,340.2 2,337.3 2,337.7 0.4

Administrative and waste services

9,347.8 9,725.9 9,722.5 9,616.3 9,287.4 9,510.6 9,531.0 9,556.2 25.2

Administrative and support services

8,931.5 9,288.6 9,286.8 9,179.0 8,869.4 9,074.3 9,094.0 9,117.0 23.0

Office administrative services

519.3 530.2 532.7 532.2 518.7 529.2 530.0 531.4 1.4

Facilities support services

155.3 159.6 158.3 158.0 155.8 158.2 157.9 158.2 0.3

Employment services(1)

3,800.5 3,902.9 3,935.8 3,920.7 3,673.6 3,769.6 3,777.6 3,792.4 14.8

Temporary help services

3,113.6 3,198.2 3,229.6 3,215.5 2,998.1 3,075.9 3,086.4 3,096.7 10.3

Business support services

932.1 924.6 937.3 935.3 908.5 910.3 913.3 911.5 -1.8

Travel arrangement and reservation services

213.9 217.4 213.4 212.5 216.4 217.2 215.3 215.1 -0.2

Investigation and security services

933.2 949.0 952.2 958.7 927.9 944.0 947.8 952.5 4.7

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,052.0 2,258.3 2,217.2 2,121.5 2,137.6 2,203.8 2,208.7 2,209.9 1.2

Other support services

325.2 346.6 339.9 340.1 331.1 342.2 343.4 345.9 2.5

Waste management and remediation services

416.3 437.3 435.7 437.3 418.0 436.3 437.0 439.2 2.2

Education and health services

23,556 23,997 24,066 24,077 23,380 23,794 23,815 23,897 82

Educational services

3,808.3 3,900.3 3,919.4 3,865.3 3,695.7 3,738.4 3,728.5 3,752.6 24.1

Health care and social assistance

19,748.0 20,096.3 20,146.7 20,212.1 19,684.4 20,055.4 20,086.7 20,144.6 57.9

Health care(3)

15,921.8 16,163.9 16,207.3 16,272.3 15,867.0 16,134.8 16,162.8 16,213.0 50.2

Ambulatory health care services

7,419.1 7,571.2 7,597.3 7,640.6 7,388.6 7,549.9 7,570.5 7,608.3 37.8

Offices of physicians

2,628.0 2,661.3 2,668.5 2,682.7 2,612.2 2,652.9 2,659.4 2,666.1 6.7

Offices of dentists

945.2 956.6 957.5 965.8 943.5 954.5 955.3 962.5 7.2

Offices of other health practitioners

908.4 943.5 950.2 954.6 905.6 942.2 945.6 951.2 5.6

Outpatient care centers

916.2 943.7 949.8 953.6 914.0 943.5 948.1 951.2 3.1

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

275.6 284.5 284.0 287.5 274.0 284.0 284.2 285.9 1.7

Home health care services

1,436.5 1,478.5 1,483.3 1,493.7 1,430.5 1,471.9 1,474.8 1,488.1 13.3

Other ambulatory health care services

309.2 303.1 304.0 302.7 308.8 301.0 303.1 303.2 0.1

Hospitals

5,135.9 5,221.7 5,236.1 5,244.8 5,124.0 5,215.1 5,224.4 5,231.8 7.4

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,366.8 3,371.0 3,373.9 3,386.9 3,354.4 3,369.8 3,367.9 3,372.9 5.0

Nursing care facilities

1,626.6 1,612.5 1,616.4 1,620.8 1,619.7 1,611.4 1,612.0 1,612.7 0.7

Residential mental health facilities

635.8 637.0 635.8 640.7 635.0 637.7 636.1 639.0 2.9

Community care facilities for the elderly

934.0 947.5 947.5 949.6 929.4 946.6 945.6 945.7 0.1

Other residential care facilities

170.4 174.0 174.2 175.8 170.3 174.0 174.1 175.4 1.3

Social assistance

3,826.2 3,932.4 3,939.4 3,939.8 3,817.4 3,920.6 3,923.9 3,931.6 7.7

Individual and family services

2,366.7 2,458.8 2,463.8 2,468.8 2,366.4 2,458.3 2,461.7 2,470.0 8.3

Emergency and other relief services

172.0 175.9 177.5 178.4 170.6 176.5 177.4 176.7 -0.7

Vocational rehabilitation services

344.0 347.5 346.5 345.1 345.0 347.7 346.3 345.8 -0.5

Child day care services

943.5 950.2 951.6 947.5 935.5 938.1 938.4 939.1 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

15,862 16,384 16,153 16,184 16,207 16,440 16,458 16,513 55

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,174.0 2,355.9 2,226.2 2,232.1 2,349.9 2,393.5 2,391.9 2,398.9 7.0

Performing arts and spectator sports

475.4 528.6 492.7 488.6 496.5 516.4 508.3 508.4 0.1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

163.0 176.6 171.8 169.9 171.5 176.1 177.7 178.3 0.6

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,535.6 1,650.7 1,561.7 1,573.6 1,681.9 1,701.0 1,705.9 1,712.2 6.3

Accommodation and food services

13,687.7 14,028.3 13,927.2 13,952.3 13,857.5 14,046.1 14,065.6 14,114.3 48.7

Accommodation

1,948.5 2,020.4 1,967.0 1,968.0 2,013.8 2,032.3 2,027.2 2,035.2 8.0

Food services and drinking places

11,739.2 12,007.9 11,960.2 11,984.3 11,843.7 12,013.8 12,038.4 12,079.1 40.7

Other services

5,800 5,888 5,874 5,869 5,822 5,885 5,884 5,892 8

Repair and maintenance

1,309.6 1,328.9 1,320.2 1,321.0 1,316.8 1,327.2 1,325.6 1,327.7 2.1

Personal and laundry services

1,507.2 1,543.4 1,540.5 1,541.0 1,507.0 1,539.6 1,537.6 1,540.8 3.2

Membership associations and organizations

2,982.8 3,015.3 3,013.3 3,006.9 2,998.0 3,018.2 3,021.1 3,023.5 2.4

Government

22,675 22,763 22,873 22,759 22,331 22,391 22,394 22,405 11

Federal

2,811.0 2,799.0 2,804.0 2,820.0 2,795.0 2,801.0 2,807.0 2,804.0 -3.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,180.3 2,195.2 2,187.9 2,192.7 2,182.4 2,194.2 2,193.2 2,195.2 2.0

U.S. Postal Service

630.2 603.7 615.6 627.6 612.6 607.2 613.6 609.2 -4.4

State government

5,233.0 5,292.0 5,302.0 5,243.0 5,129.0 5,133.0 5,126.0 5,131.0 5.0

State government education

2,576.9 2,632.7 2,641.9 2,578.9 2,462.3 2,464.1 2,456.9 2,457.0 0.1

State government, excluding education

2,655.6 2,659.4 2,659.7 2,663.9 2,667.1 2,668.4 2,669.1 2,673.9 4.8

Local government

14,631.0 14,672.0 14,767.0 14,696.0 14,407.0 14,457.0 14,461.0 14,470.0 9.0

Local government education

8,246.2 8,217.5 8,296.2 8,263.0 7,938.2 7,959.0 7,954.1 7,956.3 2.2

Local government, excluding education

6,384.9 6,454.0 6,470.6 6,432.8 6,468.4 6,497.9 6,506.4 6,513.2 6.8

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 2017 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 04, 2019