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.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Dec.
2017(p)
Dec.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Dec.
2017(p)
Change from:
Nov.2017 - Dec.2017(p)

Total nonfarm

146,158 147,952 148,526 148,346 145,325 146,980 147,232 147,380 148

Total private

123,522 125,268 125,716 125,654 123,026 124,654 124,893 125,039 146

Goods-producing

19,670 20,351 20,299 20,179 19,794 20,141 20,204 20,259 55

Mining and logging

669 731 735 730 668 722 727 727 0

Logging

50.3 50.0 51.1 51.2 51.0 48.8 49.9 50.7 0.8

Mining

618.3 680.5 683.6 678.9 616.8 673.3 677.5 675.8 -1.7

Oil and gas extraction

177.7 179.3 180.3 178.9 177.3 178.9 179.0 177.9 -1.1

Mining, except oil and gas

179.7 188.7 187.8 184.4 182.0 186.5 187.1 186.3 -0.8

Coal mining

50.2 52.1 51.1 50.9 49.7 51.6 50.9 50.5 -0.4

Metal ore mining

39.3 38.9 38.7 38.9 39.1 39.0 38.8 38.8 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

90.2 97.7 98.0 94.6 93.2 95.9 97.4 97.1 -0.3

Support activities for mining

260.9 312.5 315.5 315.6 257.5 307.9 311.4 311.6 0.2

Construction

6,660 7,125 7,057 6,910 6,783 6,936 6,963 6,993 30

Construction of buildings

1,491.9 1,564.7 1,556.2 1,544.4 1,503.2 1,534.1 1,543.5 1,550.4 6.9

Residential building

751.0 783.0 778.4 780.0 753.6 767.5 772.6 780.8 8.2

Nonresidential building

740.9 781.7 777.8 764.4 749.6 766.6 770.9 769.6 -1.3

Heavy and civil engineering construction

885.3 1,023.7 982.9 917.2 935.0 962.9 957.9 957.2 -0.7

Specialty trade contractors

4,282.5 4,536.6 4,517.7 4,448.4 4,345.0 4,439.3 4,461.3 4,485.1 23.8

Residential specialty trade contractors

1,882.7 1,988.5 1,982.3 1,954.6 1,912.2 1,952.8 1,961.4 1,971.4 10.0

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,399.8 2,548.1 2,535.4 2,493.8 2,432.8 2,486.5 2,499.9 2,513.7 13.8

Manufacturing

12,341 12,495 12,507 12,539 12,343 12,483 12,514 12,539 25

Durable goods

7,709 7,788 7,816 7,847 7,708 7,791 7,817 7,838 21

Wood products

396.0 396.3 395.2 396.7 396.2 394.9 394.3 395.0 0.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

407.0 421.4 421.6 416.7 412.3 416.1 418.0 419.7 1.7

Primary metals

377.2 385.6 386.0 390.6 375.8 386.6 387.7 390.3 2.6

Fabricated metal products

1,422.1 1,455.8 1,464.8 1,470.8 1,421.6 1,456.7 1,464.5 1,469.9 5.4

Machinery

1,075.7 1,094.6 1,103.1 1,113.2 1,075.6 1,098.7 1,106.7 1,112.7 6.0

Computer and electronic products

1,040.7 1,045.3 1,048.8 1,054.9 1,039.4 1,047.1 1,050.6 1,053.6 3.0

Computer and peripheral equipment

162.4 167.8 170.1 170.4 162.4 167.7 169.7 169.7 0.0

Communications equipment

84.0 84.8 84.7 84.9 84.2 85.0 84.7 84.8 0.1

Semiconductors and electronic components

363.2 362.4 363.2 367.2 362.1 363.5 364.5 366.8 2.3

Electronic instruments

396.4 397.0 398.3 400.2 396.0 397.9 399.4 400.1 0.7

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

34.7 33.3 32.5 32.2 34.6 33.1 32.2 32.2 0.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

382.7 394.1 395.6 397.8 383.2 394.8 396.1 397.3 1.2

Transportation equipment(1)

1,623.8 1,611.2 1,617.0 1,622.1 1,619.8 1,613.5 1,615.9 1,616.9 1.0

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

946.1 937.2 941.4 945.5 942.4 938.7 940.2 941.5 1.3

Furniture and related products

391.0 391.4 388.8 389.6 392.8 391.0 390.1 389.4 -0.7

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

592.7 592.2 595.3 594.9 591.4 591.5 592.8 592.8 0.0

Nondurable goods

4,632 4,707 4,691 4,692 4,635 4,692 4,697 4,701 4

Food manufacturing

1,565.8 1,618.2 1,606.3 1,609.7 1,568.2 1,608.7 1,611.9 1,616.4 4.5

Textile mills

112.2 110.1 109.9 110.5 112.2 110.2 109.5 110.3 0.8

Textile product mills

112.8 109.2 109.6 108.8 112.8 108.7 108.7 108.5 -0.2

Apparel

129.8 118.3 118.2 116.8 128.9 117.3 116.5 115.8 -0.7

Paper and paper products

368.7 369.0 370.0 369.9 368.3 369.9 370.8 369.6 -1.2

Printing and related support activities

444.1 436.6 436.7 436.6 442.3 436.0 435.0 433.9 -1.1

Petroleum and coal products

110.0 115.6 113.0 108.4 111.0 112.6 112.2 110.3 -1.9

Chemicals

812.5 823.4 821.8 828.5 809.8 826.2 826.5 828.4 1.9

Plastics and rubber products

695.8 706.8 711.2 713.1 698.3 710.2 713.5 714.6 1.1

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

280.3 299.7 294.0 289.8 283.6 291.8 292.1 293.0 0.9

Private service-providing

103,852 104,917 105,417 105,475 103,232 104,513 104,689 104,780 91

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28,090 27,479 28,025 28,220 27,374 27,415 27,458 27,448 -10

Wholesale trade

5,892.8 5,951.6 5,961.0 5,964.3 5,888.4 5,943.5 5,949.4 5,959.2 9.8

Durable goods

2,933.0 2,967.9 2,981.3 2,989.2 2,932.7 2,970.5 2,980.0 2,986.6 6.6

Nondurable goods

2,054.6 2,072.1 2,069.7 2,065.3 2,052.9 2,063.3 2,062.9 2,065.8 2.9

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

905.2 911.6 910.0 909.8 902.8 909.7 906.5 906.8 0.3

Retail trade

16,375.9 15,823.9 16,286.6 16,345.9 15,881.0 15,808.4 15,834.8 15,814.5 -20.3

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1,993.4 2,025.7 2,025.3 2,019.1 2,002.0 2,023.7 2,025.4 2,028.3 2.9

Automobile dealers

1,293.5 1,312.4 1,311.2 1,307.6 1,295.3 1,309.0 1,309.2 1,310.2 1.0

Other motor vehicle dealers

145.2 153.9 150.7 150.0 152.5 155.6 155.8 157.7 1.9

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

554.7 559.4 563.4 561.5 554.2 559.0 560.4 560.4 0.0

Furniture and home furnishings stores

494.2 487.9 504.6 510.7 478.0 486.1 487.7 489.9 2.2

Electronics and appliance stores

532.7 500.0 513.4 514.3 509.0 497.2 491.5 495.3 3.8

Building material and garden supply stores

1,242.9 1,284.6 1,282.1 1,276.0 1,283.2 1,306.2 1,309.6 1,311.5 1.9

Food and beverage stores

3,117.5 3,080.1 3,111.3 3,124.0 3,097.0 3,080.3 3,091.6 3,098.1 6.5

Health and personal care stores

1,080.8 1,044.7 1,065.5 1,067.4 1,065.0 1,046.9 1,050.5 1,046.6 -3.9

Gasoline stations

929.9 942.0 947.1 938.2 934.3 939.9 944.1 941.1 -3.0

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,489.7 1,308.1 1,434.8 1,457.9 1,340.8 1,317.2 1,316.0 1,312.2 -3.8

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

689.0 606.0 671.4 685.0 614.8 608.7 612.4 610.8 -1.6

General merchandise stores

3,392.0 3,130.5 3,303.0 3,316.8 3,180.2 3,113.0 3,117.2 3,089.9 -27.3

Department stores

1,448.4 1,277.4 1,393.2 1,425.7 1,301.6 1,278.1 1,281.2 1,273.0 -8.2

Other general merchandise stores

1,943.6 1,853.1 1,909.8 1,891.1 1,878.7 1,834.9 1,836.0 1,816.9 -19.1

Miscellaneous store retailers

840.6 836.8 839.6 842.8 830.3 823.1 825.4 827.2 1.8

Nonstore retailers

573.2 577.5 588.5 593.7 546.4 566.1 563.4 563.6 0.2

Transportation and warehousing

5,264.8 5,150.9 5,225.3 5,357.5 5,048.0 5,109.4 5,120.5 5,122.3 1.8

Air transportation

476.8 492.5 491.2 491.4 479.3 492.5 493.0 493.2 0.2

Rail transportation

210.9 205.5 205.5 204.3 210.8 205.3 204.9 204.4 -0.5

Water transportation

63.3 65.6 64.5 64.9 64.4 65.5 65.6 66.0 0.4

Truck transportation

1,465.0 1,492.5 1,486.6 1,476.2 1,464.9 1,475.2 1,475.9 1,475.3 -0.6

Transit and ground passenger transportation

484.6 497.5 493.5 493.5 470.0 480.1 478.0 479.0 1.0

Pipeline transportation

48.5 46.8 47.1 47.0 48.5 46.8 47.1 46.9 -0.2

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

29.3 38.0 31.4 30.0 35.3 36.4 35.9 36.0 0.1

Support activities for transportation

665.8 674.9 674.9 680.5 664.0 670.7 672.9 677.0 4.1

Couriers and messengers

855.2 662.8 731.6 874.4 668.0 673.8 676.1 678.2 2.1

Warehousing and storage

965.4 974.8 999.0 995.3 942.8 963.1 971.1 966.3 -4.8

Utilities

556.8 552.6 552.2 552.2 556.7 553.4 553.2 552.3 -0.9

Information

2,775 2,715 2,729 2,730 2,762 2,714 2,715 2,722 7

Publishing industries, except Internet

733.2 718.8 719.6 719.5 729.5 717.4 717.2 716.0 -1.2

Motion picture and sound recording industries

415.0 403.2 412.1 408.8 415.9 405.1 403.1 410.5 7.4

Broadcasting, except Internet

264.6 262.2 260.9 260.3 264.7 260.7 259.6 258.9 -0.7

Telecommunications

793.3 751.8 755.8 756.9 786.2 752.8 754.0 753.3 -0.7

Data processing, hosting and related services

303.9 306.1 306.7 308.4 300.7 305.3 306.6 307.0 0.4

Other information services

264.9 272.8 274.1 276.5 265.2 273.1 274.7 275.9 1.2

Financial activities

8,373 8,489 8,485 8,505 8,364 8,485 8,492 8,498 6

Finance and insurance

6,210.7 6,266.9 6,268.8 6,284.9 6,194.6 6,267.4 6,268.1 6,271.8 3.7

Monetary authorities - central bank

18.9 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.8 18.7 18.7 18.7 0.0

Credit intermediation and related
activities

2,644.3 2,659.2 2,661.1 2,668.4 2,637.9 2,663.7 2,663.7 2,664.8 1.1

Depository credit intermediation(1)

1,709.1 1,713.2 1,716.1 1,717.3 1,708.9 1,719.3 1,719.3 1,717.9 -1.4

Commercial banking

1,313.2 1,310.7 1,312.4 1,313.1 1,310.9 1,314.9 1,315.0 1,313.9 -1.1

Nondepository credit intermediation

626.4 631.5 630.2 632.3 621.9 629.7 628.9 628.8 -0.1

Activities related to credit intermediation

308.8 314.5 314.8 318.8 307.0 314.7 315.6 318.2 2.6

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

934.6 952.4 953.3 956.6 933.0 950.5 952.7 953.4 0.7

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,612.9 2,636.6 2,635.7 2,641.2 2,604.9 2,634.5 2,633.0 2,634.9 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,161.9 2,222.5 2,216.5 2,220.0 2,169.3 2,217.1 2,223.7 2,225.9 2.2

Real estate

1,586.0 1,617.3 1,615.1 1,622.5 1,586.4 1,612.5 1,616.4 1,618.0 1.6

Rental and leasing services

552.3 582.0 578.1 574.1 559.5 581.4 584.2 584.7 0.5

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.6 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.4 23.2 23.1 23.2 0.1

Professional and business services

20,521 21,067 21,125 21,042 20,416 20,875 20,924 20,943 19

Professional and technical services

9,036.5 9,181.7 9,232.0 9,243.4 9,013.2 9,198.9 9,219.9 9,215.2 -4.7

Legal services

1,130.5 1,130.5 1,130.1 1,133.6 1,126.1 1,128.0 1,127.6 1,128.2 0.6

Accounting and bookkeeping services

997.8 946.7 979.1 992.2 1,000.0 1,005.1 1,009.1 993.7 -15.4

Architectural and engineering services

1,424.8 1,478.5 1,473.3 1,473.5 1,427.3 1,469.9 1,472.6 1,474.9 2.3

Specialized design services

143.1 141.8 143.7 143.5 141.2 140.6 142.0 141.7 -0.3

Computer systems design and related services

2,028.1 2,081.7 2,087.9 2,079.8 2,031.5 2,071.5 2,075.0 2,078.3 3.3

Management and technical consulting services

1,422.3 1,469.8 1,477.8 1,478.5 1,407.4 1,457.0 1,463.6 1,464.4 0.8

Scientific research and development services

694.6 708.8 710.5 711.9 695.0 711.2 711.4 711.6 0.2

Advertising and related services

491.4 489.6 489.5 491.5 488.3 487.3 487.1 489.6 2.5

Other professional and technical services

703.9 734.3 740.1 738.9 696.4 728.1 731.4 732.8 1.4

Management of companies and enterprises

2,265.6 2,283.7 2,289.4 2,298.5 2,258.9 2,287.4 2,290.2 2,294.0 3.8

Administrative and waste services

9,218.9 9,601.8 9,603.6 9,499.9 9,143.6 9,388.4 9,413.9 9,434.1 20.2

Administrative and support services

8,807.5 9,182.8 9,186.0 9,081.8 8,730.6 8,970.0 8,995.5 9,014.1 18.6

Office administrative services

510.5 531.8 534.4 536.2 510.4 531.6 532.6 535.3 2.7

Facilities support services

140.7 147.2 146.7 147.9 140.6 146.3 146.7 148.0 1.3

Employment services(1)

3,759.5 3,880.4 3,923.2 3,907.8 3,618.0 3,748.4 3,767.4 3,778.2 10.8

Temporary help services

3,093.1 3,193.2 3,231.5 3,214.2 2,961.6 3,073.4 3,090.3 3,097.3 7.0

Business support services

941.8 930.2 941.6 940.0 920.0 915.3 918.7 915.3 -3.4

Travel arrangement and reservation services

213.8 214.5 212.9 213.9 215.0 215.1 214.6 215.8 1.2

Investigation and security services

918.4 928.8 928.3 930.5 910.3 921.0 919.5 924.3 4.8

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,014.8 2,213.7 2,167.8 2,076.1 2,101.4 2,161.4 2,162.1 2,162.0 -0.1

Other support services

308.0 336.2 331.1 329.4 314.8 331.0 333.8 335.2 1.4

Waste management and remediation services

411.4 419.0 417.6 418.1 413.0 418.4 418.4 420.0 1.6

Education and health services

23,023 23,429 23,525 23,485 22,871 23,231 23,281 23,309 28

Educational services

3,699.1 3,820.3 3,860.9 3,778.1 3,603.6 3,658.9 3,669.2 3,668.9 -0.3

Health care and social assistance

19,324.3 19,608.3 19,664.1 19,707.3 19,266.9 19,572.4 19,611.3 19,640.5 29.2

Health care(3)

15,641.9 15,863.2 15,901.4 15,949.5 15,594.5 15,833.4 15,862.8 15,894.2 31.4

Ambulatory health care services

7,224.2 7,387.8 7,411.1 7,427.8 7,194.7 7,361.6 7,385.5 7,400.3 14.8

Offices of physicians

2,575.6 2,616.4 2,621.1 2,626.7 2,558.9 2,606.8 2,611.9 2,612.6 0.7

Offices of dentists

937.7 948.2 951.0 957.6 937.1 947.2 949.7 957.4 7.7

Offices of other health practitioners

886.0 910.3 919.4 919.2 884.2 907.9 913.5 916.1 2.6

Outpatient care centers

884.3 920.1 924.8 929.4 880.5 919.9 924.0 926.7 2.7

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

263.1 262.6 263.0 265.3 262.0 261.8 262.4 263.6 1.2

Home health care services

1,384.8 1,428.2 1,432.3 1,432.5 1,380.0 1,420.2 1,426.8 1,426.8 0.0

Other ambulatory health care services

292.7 302.0 299.5 297.1 291.9 297.9 297.2 297.1 -0.1

Hospitals

5,087.3 5,144.9 5,149.6 5,166.9 5,077.0 5,139.6 5,140.4 5,152.8 12.4

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,330.4 3,330.5 3,340.7 3,354.8 3,322.8 3,332.2 3,336.9 3,341.1 4.2

Nursing care facilities

1,651.1 1,630.5 1,634.5 1,638.9 1,645.8 1,630.7 1,631.9 1,631.8 -0.1

Residential mental health facilities

616.2 620.9 624.4 628.2 615.8 622.3 624.6 627.5 2.9

Community care facilities for the elderly

899.1 912.3 913.5 918.9 897.3 912.4 912.3 913.2 0.9

Other residential care facilities

164.0 166.8 168.3 168.8 163.9 166.9 168.1 168.6 0.5

Social assistance

3,682.4 3,745.1 3,762.7 3,757.8 3,672.4 3,739.0 3,748.5 3,746.3 -2.2

Individual and family services

2,261.8 2,312.8 2,324.5 2,321.9 2,262.0 2,314.7 2,322.0 2,319.2 -2.8

Emergency and other relief services

166.6 168.6 169.8 172.7 166.0 169.5 170.3 170.9 0.6

Vocational rehabilitation services

336.2 336.5 337.5 336.4 335.5 336.9 337.3 337.1 -0.2

Child day care services

917.8 927.2 930.9 926.8 908.9 917.9 918.9 919.1 0.2

Leisure and hospitality

15,394 15,951 15,738 15,703 15,744 16,004 16,021 16,050 29

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,059.8 2,244.6 2,125.2 2,109.4 2,245.9 2,285.9 2,283.1 2,286.9 3.8

Performing arts and spectator sports

424.9 473.7 452.5 450.3 449.8 467.2 466.8 470.3 3.5

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

153.4 169.4 164.4 164.9 161.4 168.8 171.3 173.5 2.2

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,481.5 1,601.5 1,508.3 1,494.2 1,634.7 1,649.9 1,645.0 1,643.1 -1.9

Accommodation and food services

13,334.5 13,706.7 13,613.1 13,593.8 13,498.4 13,717.9 13,737.4 13,762.8 25.4

Accommodation

1,882.8 1,948.9 1,911.3 1,899.6 1,949.5 1,961.7 1,965.0 1,965.3 0.3

Food services and drinking places

11,451.7 11,757.8 11,701.8 11,694.2 11,548.9 11,756.2 11,772.4 11,797.5 25.1

Other services

5,676 5,787 5,790 5,790 5,701 5,789 5,798 5,810 12

Repair and maintenance

1,275.9 1,299.5 1,297.6 1,296.5 1,287.7 1,299.6 1,303.1 1,304.4 1.3

Personal and laundry services

1,461.9 1,504.9 1,509.6 1,511.0 1,462.6 1,503.2 1,506.8 1,510.7 3.9

Membership associations and organizations

2,938.2 2,982.8 2,982.5 2,982.2 2,950.4 2,985.8 2,988.2 2,994.5 6.3

Government

22,636 22,684 22,810 22,692 22,299 22,326 22,339 22,341 2

Federal

2,837.0 2,804.0 2,794.0 2,819.0 2,819.0 2,807.0 2,802.0 2,803.0 1.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,199.8 2,189.6 2,180.9 2,190.8 2,199.7 2,191.2 2,189.5 2,189.9 0.4

U.S. Postal Service

637.4 614.7 613.4 628.0 619.1 615.6 612.9 612.6 -0.3

State government

5,190.0 5,210.0 5,249.0 5,177.0 5,085.0 5,062.0 5,070.0 5,066.0 -4.0

State government education

2,524.2 2,559.7 2,600.9 2,530.0 2,414.1 2,403.5 2,411.6 2,408.6 -3.0

State government, excluding education

2,665.9 2,650.6 2,648.2 2,646.7 2,671.1 2,658.4 2,657.9 2,657.1 -0.8

Local government

14,609.0 14,670.0 14,767.0 14,696.0 14,395.0 14,457.0 14,467.0 14,472.0 5.0

Local government education

8,246.2 8,238.5 8,333.5 8,293.2 7,944.6 7,984.7 7,987.4 7,990.0 2.6

Local government, excluding education

6,363.2 6,431.5 6,433.1 6,402.5 6,450.0 6,472.2 6,479.2 6,482.3 3.1

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 2016 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018