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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
Dec.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Dec.
2020(p)
Dec.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Dec.
2020(p)
Change from:
Nov.2020 - Dec.2020(p)

Total nonfarm

152,929 143,502 144,105 143,777 151,998 142,428 142,764 142,624 -140

Total private

129,918 121,571 122,162 122,027 129,319 120,901 121,318 121,223 -95

Goods-producing

21,037 20,361 20,320 20,283 21,136 20,192 20,259 20,352 93

Mining and logging

714 629 629 630 715 623 626 630 4

Logging

53.7 52.4 51.8 53.0 53.2 51.0 50.9 52.2 1.3

Mining

659.9 576.7 577.3 577.0 661.3 572.4 575.2 577.3 2.1

Oil and gas extraction

158.0 160.4 161.6 164.4 157.9 159.7 161.4 163.7 2.3

Mining, except oil and gas

187.2 182.0 181.1 179.1 189.3 180.1 179.9 179.9 0.0

Coal mining

51.2 44.8 44.7 44.7 51.1 44.6 44.2 44.1 -0.1

Metal ore mining

40.6 40.5 40.4 40.0 40.7 40.6 40.6 40.3 -0.3

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

95.4 96.7 96.0 94.4 97.5 94.9 95.1 95.5 0.4

Support activities for mining

314.7 234.3 234.6 233.5 314.1 232.6 233.9 233.7 -0.2

Construction

7,447 7,507 7,425 7,322 7,555 7,333 7,362 7,413 51

Construction of buildings

1,666.4 1,667.9 1,655.3 1,649.9 1,675.9 1,645.9 1,650.7 1,655.3 4.6

Residential building

827.7 849.9 844.6 849.3 829.5 836.6 838.8 847.7 8.9

Nonresidential building

838.7 818.0 810.7 800.6 846.4 809.3 811.9 807.6 -4.3

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,042.4 1,080.4 1,050.6 997.2 1,087.6 1,015.7 1,025.4 1,040.4 15.0

Specialty trade contractors

4,738.5 4,758.9 4,718.6 4,674.8 4,791.9 4,671.5 4,685.4 4,717.5 32.1

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,066.7 2,138.3 2,131.5 2,120.1 2,095.0 2,106.6 2,120.2 2,134.0 13.8

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,671.8 2,620.6 2,587.1 2,554.7 2,696.9 2,564.9 2,565.2 2,583.5 18.3

Manufacturing

12,876 12,225 12,266 12,331 12,866 12,236 12,271 12,309 38

Durable goods

8,072 7,599 7,637 7,685 8,064 7,623 7,648 7,673 25

Wood products

411.1 397.3 398.9 401.1 411.0 398.3 399.1 400.8 1.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

419.8 407.2 406.8 407.9 422.3 402.5 404.1 410.2 6.1

Primary metals

377.6 339.7 341.7 342.4 375.9 343.6 342.9 340.8 -2.1

Fabricated metal products

1,485.7 1,393.4 1,394.1 1,406.8 1,485.1 1,402.2 1,401.9 1,404.6 2.7

Machinery

1,117.4 1,047.5 1,050.8 1,058.0 1,117.3 1,052.6 1,055.1 1,057.9 2.8

Computer and electronic products

1,096.4 1,087.6 1,090.9 1,095.4 1,095.3 1,090.4 1,091.6 1,093.2 1.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

167.8 170.6 169.8 170.3 167.5 170.2 169.9 170.1 0.2

Communications equipment

84.4 81.6 83.5 83.5 84.2 82.3 83.2 83.1 -0.1

Semiconductors and electronic components

378.8 372.8 371.7 373.4 379.1 373.5 372.9 373.7 0.8

Electronic instruments

431.8 427.2 429.8 430.7 431.3 428.9 429.7 429.6 -0.1

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

33.6 35.4 36.1 37.5 33.2 35.5 35.9 36.7 0.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

407.1 378.7 378.3 381.8 405.6 378.9 378.2 380.1 1.9

Transportation equipment(1)

1,747.2 1,593.3 1,614.2 1,623.6 1,743.7 1,599.8 1,614.0 1,619.2 5.2

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

1,001.7 904.0 924.1 934.0 997.9 914.6 925.5 932.2 6.7

Furniture and related products

387.8 353.9 357.8 360.5 386.8 355.0 358.6 359.8 1.2

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

621.9 600.6 603.1 607.4 620.7 599.2 602.2 606.0 3.8

Nondurable goods

4,804 4,626 4,629 4,646 4,802 4,613 4,623 4,636 13

Food manufacturing

1,662.8 1,630.4 1,631.7 1,639.7 1,661.1 1,622.0 1,626.3 1,631.8 5.5

Textile mills

106.7 96.3 96.5 96.5 106.7 96.8 96.5 96.4 -0.1

Textile product mills

112.7 104.2 104.2 105.1 112.0 103.7 103.9 104.5 0.6

Apparel

106.2 89.1 87.0 90.8 106.3 88.8 86.9 90.9 4.0

Paper and paper products

365.6 353.5 355.0 357.7 365.0 355.2 356.1 356.8 0.7

Printing and related support activities

421.2 368.5 371.1 373.6 419.3 367.5 368.9 371.7 2.8

Petroleum and coal products

111.9 106.7 104.9 106.1 113.9 105.5 105.1 108.3 3.2

Chemicals

855.3 834.6 834.9 838.4 853.3 836.5 835.2 835.8 0.6

Plastics and rubber products

743.8 729.1 732.7 742.6 743.0 730.7 734.7 741.6 6.9

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

317.5 313.7 310.9 295.7 320.9 306.7 309.6 298.4 -11.2

Private service-providing

108,881 101,210 101,842 101,744 108,183 100,709 101,059 100,871 -188

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28,582 26,830 27,410 27,896 27,809 26,761 26,880 27,071 191

Wholesale trade

5,947.8 5,654.7 5,672.8 5,699.6 5,933.2 5,646.6 5,658.4 5,683.5 25.1

Durable goods

3,224.5 3,066.2 3,078.1 3,094.8 3,218.2 3,062.0 3,077.0 3,088.4 11.4

Nondurable goods

2,185.3 2,084.9 2,089.3 2,096.2 2,179.5 2,082.1 2,078.0 2,088.8 10.8

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

538.0 503.6 505.4 508.6 535.5 502.5 503.4 506.3 2.9

Retail trade

16,159.7 15,183.7 15,500.8 15,730.5 15,672.2 15,162.0 15,140.8 15,261.3 120.5

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,049.0 1,962.0 1,965.3 1,974.5 2,057.1 1,961.6 1,965.7 1,980.8 15.1

Automobile dealers

1,304.0 1,226.2 1,227.4 1,239.2 1,306.5 1,223.3 1,226.3 1,239.7 13.4

Other motor vehicle dealers

159.2 156.8 154.8 153.6 166.3 159.0 159.0 160.3 1.3

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

585.8 579.0 583.1 581.7 584.3 579.3 580.4 580.8 0.4

Furniture and home furnishings stores

491.8 428.9 444.6 457.7 470.2 429.3 433.6 435.9 2.3

Electronics and appliance stores

495.9 458.0 465.8 465.7 479.8 454.2 446.4 445.9 -0.5

Building material and garden supply stores

1,269.9 1,383.1 1,376.2 1,369.9 1,305.8 1,402.3 1,405.5 1,407.3 1.8

Food and beverage stores

3,119.7 3,152.2 3,182.5 3,198.4 3,088.3 3,148.8 3,155.9 3,163.8 7.9

Health and personal care stores

1,082.8 986.0 997.0 1,014.0 1,055.8 985.9 978.1 987.9 9.8

Gasoline stations

949.1 928.5 930.5 930.6 951.5 929.1 929.7 931.3 1.6

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,410.5 958.7 1,022.2 1,069.7 1,286.9 970.0 966.2 973.9 7.7

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

589.4 459.1 476.5 492.1 543.1 459.4 450.8 453.5 2.7

General merchandise stores

3,291.9 3,148.5 3,318.7 3,411.6 3,060.7 3,126.5 3,115.9 3,172.6 56.7

Department stores

1,231.3 1,054.7 1,128.1 1,166.1 1,090.6 1,042.3 1,032.4 1,030.4 -2.0

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

2,060.6 2,093.8 2,190.6 2,245.5 1,970.1 2,084.2 2,083.5 2,142.2 58.7

Miscellaneous store retailers

834.3 750.3 745.6 750.0 821.5 732.4 735.1 736.2 1.1

Nonstore retailers

575.4 568.4 575.9 596.3 551.5 562.5 557.9 572.2 14.3

Transportation and warehousing

5,925.3 5,454.3 5,697.9 5,926.3 5,655.9 5,414.2 5,542.2 5,588.8 46.6

Air transportation

506.3 386.2 387.4 390.3 508.2 385.9 388.9 391.7 2.8

Rail transportation

163.7 145.2 145.2 145.2 163.8 145.1 144.9 144.9 0.0

Water transportation

64.3 56.6 55.9 55.7 65.2 56.7 57.4 56.8 -0.6

Truck transportation

1,525.2 1,478.3 1,484.9 1,482.4 1,526.4 1,465.2 1,477.0 1,484.3 7.3

Transit and ground passenger transportation

522.0 402.7 403.8 394.6 506.1 384.6 387.0 378.4 -8.6

Pipeline transportation

51.4 49.3 49.3 49.3 51.2 49.3 49.3 49.3 0.0

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

30.0 24.1 21.8 20.6 35.9 23.6 25.7 24.5 -1.2

Support activities for transportation

765.9 688.8 696.3 700.1 760.7 687.9 692.5 693.8 1.3

Couriers and messengers

1,073.1 942.6 1,134.3 1,361.8 846.4 948.0 1,032.2 1,069.6 37.4

Warehousing and storage

1,223.4 1,280.5 1,319.0 1,326.3 1,192.0 1,267.9 1,287.3 1,295.5 8.2

Utilities

549.3 537.5 538.5 539.6 547.9 538.6 538.1 537.7 -0.4

Information

2,895 2,631 2,642 2,640 2,883 2,625 2,627 2,626 -1

Publishing industries, except Internet

765.9 739.8 743.1 744.6 764.4 739.1 740.4 743.8 3.4

Motion picture and sound recording industries

459.5 272.9 272.1 270.5 454.4 266.8 267.6 264.2 -3.4

Broadcasting, except Internet

265.6 246.2 247.5 246.3 264.0 246.0 246.6 245.0 -1.6

Telecommunications

708.1 676.9 679.6 677.0 704.3 675.6 674.8 672.3 -2.5

Data processing, hosting and related services

345.2 338.8 339.4 340.9 346.4 339.1 338.8 341.4 2.6

Other information services

351.0 356.4 359.9 360.2 349.5 358.0 359.2 359.4 0.2

Financial activities

8,819 8,723 8,737 8,758 8,814 8,715 8,731 8,743 12

Finance and insurance

6,475.4 6,496.9 6,515.7 6,530.2 6,464.4 6,498.7 6,507.7 6,514.6 6.9

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.1 19.9 19.8 19.9 19.2 20.0 20.0 20.1 0.1

Credit intermediation and related
activities

2,672.7 2,663.9 2,677.5 2,681.5 2,669.1 2,670.2 2,677.3 2,677.1 -0.2

Depository credit intermediation(1)

1,782.0 1,749.0 1,751.8 1,750.3 1,783.4 1,757.8 1,755.3 1,750.9 -4.4

Commercial banking

1,390.9 1,361.2 1,362.2 1,359.8 1,392.8 1,368.7 1,365.7 1,361.8 -3.9

Nondepository credit intermediation

582.9 597.7 604.2 609.1 580.2 595.3 603.2 606.5 3.3

Activities related to credit intermediation

307.8 317.2 321.5 322.1 305.5 317.1 318.8 319.7 0.9

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

971.0 979.6 974.6 980.3 968.6 976.3 974.9 977.0 2.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,812.6 2,833.5 2,843.8 2,848.5 2,807.5 2,832.2 2,835.5 2,840.4 4.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,344.0 2,225.9 2,220.8 2,228.2 2,349.1 2,216.6 2,223.4 2,228.2 4.8

Real estate

1,747.9 1,713.7 1,718.0 1,724.0 1,743.5 1,705.2 1,716.5 1,717.0 0.5

Rental and leasing services

572.4 488.9 479.5 481.0 582.0 488.3 483.8 488.2 4.4

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.7 23.3 23.3 23.2 23.6 23.1 23.1 23.0 -0.1

Professional and business services

21,600 20,670 20,748 20,800 21,503 20,443 20,531 20,692 161

Professional and technical services

9,693.5 9,441.3 9,469.6 9,540.8 9,667.4 9,449.4 9,455.6 9,508.1 52.5

Legal services

1,162.3 1,121.3 1,125.7 1,129.0 1,156.3 1,119.2 1,122.8 1,122.6 -0.2

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,039.4 963.6 980.8 1,019.8 1,037.1 1,012.9 1,011.7 1,014.0 2.3

Architectural and engineering services

1,528.5 1,512.3 1,512.2 1,513.4 1,530.2 1,504.2 1,510.1 1,514.5 4.4

Specialized design services

146.7 138.2 137.8 138.5 144.4 137.6 136.8 136.4 -0.4

Computer systems design and related services

2,233.6 2,204.6 2,203.6 2,203.9 2,238.9 2,193.6 2,188.6 2,208.9 20.3

Management and technical consulting services

1,570.2 1,534.4 1,536.7 1,543.4 1,557.2 1,518.2 1,519.6 1,528.8 9.2

Scientific research and development services

745.7 761.8 765.8 770.8 744.8 764.7 766.5 770.2 3.7

Advertising and related services

497.1 447.4 447.6 452.0 495.1 445.4 446.8 449.2 2.4

Other professional and technical services

770.0 757.7 759.4 770.0 763.4 753.6 752.7 763.5 10.8

Management of companies and enterprises

2,451.5 2,356.1 2,357.8 2,373.1 2,447.7 2,358.6 2,357.4 2,368.1 10.7

Administrative and waste services

9,455.0 8,872.3 8,920.6 8,886.4 9,387.4 8,634.5 8,717.9 8,815.3 97.4

Administrative and support services

8,991.2 8,412.9 8,459.6 8,425.5 8,922.2 8,175.8 8,257.0 8,352.8 95.8

Office administrative services

529.6 512.1 512.9 514.4 530.1 509.6 511.1 514.6 3.5

Facilities support services

167.0 155.7 154.5 154.4 166.7 154.3 154.3 154.1 -0.2

Employment services(1)

3,797.9 3,418.1 3,486.2 3,553.1 3,653.4 3,267.7 3,317.5 3,405.9 88.4

Temporary help services

3,086.3 2,751.2 2,813.5 2,866.1 2,950.0 2,616.9 2,658.7 2,726.3 67.6

Business support services

892.4 793.1 807.8 816.2 869.5 781.7 788.0 795.2 7.2

Travel arrangement and reservation services

220.1 154.3 152.0 149.2 222.5 154.3 152.3 150.6 -1.7

Investigation and security services

966.4 921.1 926.1 917.1 962.9 917.4 919.5 913.0 -6.5

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,075.4 2,156.2 2,117.2 2,017.4 2,170.0 2,094.8 2,110.4 2,112.0 1.6

Other support services

342.4 302.3 302.9 303.7 347.1 296.0 303.9 307.4 3.5

Waste management and remediation services

463.8 459.4 461.0 460.9 465.2 458.7 460.9 462.5 1.6

Education and health services

24,633 23,487 23,581 23,470 24,465 23,279 23,323 23,292 -31

Educational services

3,909.2 3,610.3 3,629.9 3,483.0 3,810.3 3,445.6 3,441.0 3,378.5 -62.5

Health care and social assistance

20,724.0 19,876.2 19,950.6 19,987.3 20,654.2 19,833.3 19,881.8 19,913.8 32.0

Health care(3)

16,497.8 15,963.2 16,011.1 16,066.3 16,438.6 15,935.4 15,966.4 16,005.2 38.8

Ambulatory health care services

7,842.8 7,641.8 7,687.8 7,716.2 7,811.1 7,627.0 7,661.4 7,682.1 20.7

Offices of physicians

2,726.5 2,663.4 2,673.2 2,679.9 2,709.2 2,659.2 2,662.5 2,662.7 0.2

Offices of dentists

977.8 957.4 963.7 969.3 974.0 957.9 960.8 965.4 4.6

Offices of other health practitioners

985.4 925.6 932.5 937.1 982.0 923.4 929.8 933.7 3.9

Outpatient care centers

980.9 973.5 982.4 992.0 977.4 976.1 983.3 987.6 4.3

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

289.0 281.8 283.6 284.4 288.2 282.7 282.9 283.5 0.6

Home health care services

1,564.2 1,534.3 1,546.4 1,545.2 1,560.1 1,525.6 1,538.4 1,539.9 1.5

Other ambulatory health care services

319.0 305.8 306.0 308.3 320.3 302.1 303.7 309.3 5.6

Hospitals

5,255.3 5,166.1 5,177.9 5,208.8 5,242.1 5,156.8 5,164.4 5,195.9 31.5

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,399.7 3,155.3 3,145.4 3,141.3 3,385.4 3,151.6 3,140.6 3,127.2 -13.4

Nursing care facilities

1,594.8 1,459.6 1,450.1 1,445.2 1,588.2 1,457.6 1,445.4 1,439.3 -6.1

Residential mental health facilities

652.2 622.6 621.3 620.4 650.7 622.6 620.6 619.2 -1.4

Community care facilities for the elderly

985.6 915.0 916.6 918.7 979.7 913.3 917.2 912.2 -5.0

Other residential care facilities

167.1 158.1 157.4 157.0 166.8 158.1 157.4 156.5 -0.9

Social assistance

4,226.2 3,913.0 3,939.5 3,921.0 4,215.6 3,897.9 3,915.4 3,908.6 -6.8

Individual and family services

2,672.0 2,570.6 2,594.1 2,581.9 2,670.2 2,567.2 2,585.7 2,578.7 -7.0

Emergency and other relief services

188.4 180.6 184.0 185.5 186.2 181.4 183.6 183.1 -0.5

Vocational rehabilitation services

325.2 284.4 281.9 279.6 325.2 285.7 282.8 279.6 -3.2

Child day care services

1,040.6 877.4 879.5 874.0 1,034.0 863.6 863.3 867.2 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

16,450 13,365 13,225 12,712 16,784 13,382 13,457 12,959 -498

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,311.7 1,718.7 1,676.2 1,584.0 2,481.5 1,738.1 1,786.6 1,684.0 -102.6

Performing arts and spectator sports

493.7 304.3 312.5 300.1 514.3 297.2 321.0 310.5 -10.5

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

171.1 134.0 130.7 129.6 178.5 133.6 134.8 134.6 -0.2

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,646.9 1,280.4 1,233.0 1,154.3 1,788.7 1,307.3 1,330.8 1,238.9 -91.9

Accommodation and food services

14,138.5 11,646.2 11,549.0 11,127.7 14,302.9 11,643.7 11,670.2 11,274.6 -395.6

Accommodation

2,032.6 1,422.2 1,387.5 1,358.9 2,099.6 1,436.2 1,449.1 1,425.5 -23.6

Food services and drinking places

12,105.9 10,224.0 10,161.5 9,768.8 12,203.3 10,207.5 10,221.1 9,849.1 -372.0

Other services

5,902 5,504 5,499 5,468 5,925 5,504 5,510 5,488 -22

Repair and maintenance

1,357.8 1,329.4 1,328.8 1,323.3 1,365.4 1,326.4 1,331.2 1,330.2 -1.0

Personal and laundry services

1,533.7 1,290.2 1,291.4 1,279.7 1,533.0 1,288.8 1,291.7 1,279.3 -12.4

Membership associations and organizations

3,010.5 2,884.3 2,879.1 2,864.9 3,026.3 2,889.1 2,887.2 2,878.7 -8.5

Government

23,011 21,931 21,943 21,750 22,679 21,527 21,446 21,401 -45

Federal

2,859.0 2,988 2,906 2,922 2,847.0 2,988 2,902 2,908 6

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,237.8 2,385.6 2,291.9 2,296.9 2,243.7 2,383.4 2,296.8 2,301.9 5.1

U.S. Postal Service

620.7 602.0 613.9 624.7 603.1 604.4 605.3 605.9 0.6

State government

5,291.0 5,031 5,028 4,939 5,184.0 4,850 4,845 4,826 -19

State government education

2,600.1 2,336.8 2,347.4 2,262.9 2,481.3 2,156.3 2,156.9 2,137.0 -19.9

State government, excluding education

2,690.6 2,694.6 2,680.3 2,676.5 2,702.4 2,693.3 2,688.0 2,688.8 0.8

Local government

14,861.0 13,912 14,009 13,889 14,648.0 13,689 13,699 13,667 -32

Local government education

8,340.4 7,636.1 7,703.9 7,669.7 8,039.2 7,371.6 7,363.4 7,363.1 -0.3

Local government, excluding education

6,520.2 6,276.3 6,305.4 6,218.8 6,609.2 6,317.8 6,335.4 6,303.9 -31.5

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 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 08, 2021