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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
Apr.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)
Apr.
2020(p)
Apr.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)
Apr.
2020(p)
Change from:
Mar.2020 - Apr.2020(p)

Total nonfarm

150,430 151,076 150,583 131,071 150,492 152,463 151,582 131,045 -20,537

Total private

127,482 128,040 127,531 108,956 127,939 129,718 128,865 109,308 -19,557

Goods-producing

20,884 20,771 20,785 18,622 21,039 21,205 21,131 18,776 -2,355

Mining and logging

732 700 697 646 741 714 707 657 -50

Logging

45.9 53.6 53.0 46.6 48.6 54.5 54.6 49.6 -5.0

Mining

686.0 646.7 644.2 599.6 692.4 659.7 652.7 606.9 -45.8

Oil and gas extraction

144.8 155.0 155.2 149.3 146.1 156.6 156.6 151.8 -4.8

Mining, except oil and gas

191.4 182.9 185.0 179.2 192.6 188.6 188.5 180.6 -7.9

Coal mining

51.4 50.0 49.5 43.7 51.5 50.4 49.8 43.8 -6.0

Metal ore mining

42.4 40.5 40.9 40.7 42.6 40.8 41.0 40.8 -0.2

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

97.6 92.4 94.6 94.8 98.4 97.4 97.7 96.0 -1.7

Support activities for mining

349.8 308.8 304.0 271.1 353.7 314.5 307.6 274.5 -33.1

Construction

7,377 7,276 7,328 6,544 7,469 7,639 7,606 6,631 -975

Construction of buildings

1,629.2 1,636.0 1,640.7 1,453.2 1,649.4 1,689.1 1,681.2 1,475.1 -206.1

Residential building

801.3 814.1 818.1 711.4 811.6 841.3 839.7 722.1 -117.6

Nonresidential building

827.9 821.9 822.6 741.8 837.8 847.8 841.5 753.0 -88.5

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1,064.7 994.3 1,019.7 1,002.6 1,078.8 1,098.9 1,094.8 1,015.9 -78.9

Specialty trade contractors

4,682.9 4,645.6 4,667.9 4,087.8 4,741.0 4,850.7 4,830.2 4,139.7 -690.5

Residential specialty trade contractors

2,052.3 2,036.0 2,041.9 1,791.0 2,079.2 2,124.7 2,112.4 1,815.0 -297.4

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

2,630.6 2,609.6 2,626.0 2,296.8 2,661.8 2,726.0 2,717.8 2,324.7 -393.1

Manufacturing

12,775 12,795 12,760 11,432 12,829 12,852 12,818 11,488 -1,330

Durable goods

8,038 8,036 8,020 7,107 8,056 8,058 8,038 7,124 -914

Wood products

407.4 407.8 406.0 380.8 409.2 410.6 410.1 382.2 -27.9

Nonmetallic mineral products

418.5 413.4 417.0 363.1 419.7 425.6 424.4 362.8 -61.6

Primary metals

387.9 373.5 372.3 336.1 388.4 372.7 371.7 337.4 -34.3

Fabricated metal products

1,490.6 1,478.9 1,474.8 1,367.3 1,492.9 1,483.9 1,477.8 1,369.1 -108.7

Machinery

1,126.1 1,110.5 1,104.5 1,023.7 1,128.3 1,109.9 1,105.9 1,026.4 -79.5

Computer and electronic products

1,069.1 1,095.9 1,096.0 1,083.8 1,073.2 1,098.2 1,097.6 1,088.0 -9.6

Computer and peripheral equipment

159.7 169.0 169.4 169.5 160.3 169.3 169.7 170.5 0.8

Communications equipment

83.7 84.3 84.7 83.5 83.9 84.6 84.6 83.7 -0.9

Semiconductors and electronic components

374.2 377.7 377.1 373.1 375.3 378.0 377.0 374.5 -2.5

Electronic instruments

419.2 432.0 431.7 425.0 420.7 433.1 432.9 426.2 -6.7

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

32.3 32.9 33.1 32.7 32.9 33.2 33.4 33.1 -0.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

403.5 404.2 401.9 381.4 404.9 404.5 403.9 383.1 -20.8

Transportation equipment(1)

1,732.5 1,746.2 1,743.8 1,316.5 1,733.9 1,742.9 1,739.8 1,318.5 -421.3

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

1,004.6 1,004.1 1,002.1 615.7 1,002.9 998.7 995.5 614.0 -381.5

Furniture and related products

387.8 385.4 385.6 326.1 388.4 386.4 386.0 326.8 -59.2

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

614.6 620.3 618.0 528.6 616.6 622.9 620.6 529.8 -90.8

Nondurable goods

4,737 4,759 4,740 4,325 4,773 4,794 4,780 4,364 -416

Food manufacturing

1,614.2 1,636.3 1,629.6 1,539.3 1,636.7 1,655.4 1,653.5 1,567.2 -86.3

Textile mills

110.4 107.0 105.0 85.6 110.4 106.5 105.3 85.8 -19.5

Textile product mills

113.9 110.4 108.7 88.2 114.3 111.3 109.7 88.6 -21.1

Apparel

111.9 104.7 104.4 62.4 111.9 105.0 104.6 62.4 -42.2

Paper and paper products

365.0 362.5 362.9 355.4 365.4 363.6 363.4 355.2 -8.2

Printing and related support activities

423.3 415.2 411.7 332.6 425.5 417.2 413.4 334.4 -79.0

Petroleum and coal products

113.8 110.2 110.2 103.8 115.2 114.3 113.7 105.0 -8.7

Chemicals

846.7 849.9 849.5 817.2 848.5 851.1 850.3 819.2 -31.1

Plastics and rubber products

732.7 746.0 745.2 680.4 733.7 746.2 746.0 680.5 -65.5

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

305.0 316.4 312.8 260.2 310.9 323.5 320.5 265.6 -54.9

Private service-providing

106,598 107,269 106,746 90,334 106,900 108,513 107,734 90,532 -17,202

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,425 27,481 27,459 24,508 27,671 27,830 27,776 24,719 -3,057

Wholesale trade

5,878.5 5,902.7 5,906.3 5,552.6 5,893.7 5,934.2 5,931.3 5,568.5 -362.8

Durable goods

3,188.4 3,209.9 3,215.7 3,032.2 3,195.2 3,221.0 3,224.4 3,039.4 -185.0

Nondurable goods

2,161.5 2,162.8 2,158.2 2,019.4 2,167.0 2,180.4 2,174.1 2,025.9 -148.2

Electronic markets and agents and brokers

528.6 530.0 532.4 501.0 531.5 532.8 532.8 503.2 -29.6

Retail trade

15,474.7 15,424.9 15,408.8 13,408.4 15,631.1 15,672.0 15,627.2 13,520.3 -2,106.9

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

2,027.8 2,050.3 2,048.6 1,711.3 2,029.2 2,063.7 2,058.2 1,713.5 -344.7

Automobile dealers

1,299.7 1,308.0 1,298.7 1,034.5 1,302.2 1,309.4 1,301.9 1,037.3 -264.6

Other motor vehicle dealers

165.7 158.2 161.1 126.1 164.6 165.6 165.4 124.7 -40.7

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

562.4 584.1 588.8 550.7 562.3 588.7 590.9 551.5 -39.4

Furniture and home furnishings stores

468.5 468.2 459.4 247.3 473.7 470.7 462.0 253.0 -209.0

Electronics and appliance stores

474.9 473.1 469.3 441.8 479.0 475.3 472.5 445.2 -27.3

Building material and garden supply stores

1,334.0 1,261.5 1,331.1 1,320.0 1,287.6 1,309.3 1,322.5 1,269.8 -52.7

Food and beverage stores

3,046.0 3,069.2 3,057.1 3,022.8 3,072.1 3,090.2 3,087.2 3,045.2 -42.0

Health and personal care stores

1,043.8 1,053.4 1,050.9 950.7 1,051.7 1,058.3 1,057.0 957.7 -99.3

Gasoline stations

928.9 934.4 932.0 894.0 937.4 947.2 944.0 900.6 -43.4

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

1,273.0 1,263.2 1,229.5 513.0 1,316.8 1,289.1 1,269.6 530.0 -739.6

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

534.5 537.1 518.8 339.5 551.4 549.8 535.9 351.0 -184.9

General merchandise stores

2,958.0 2,969.5 2,978.5 2,916.7 3,026.7 3,046.8 3,055.3 2,987.9 -67.4

Department stores

1,038.8 1,044.0 1,041.2 885.7 1,078.3 1,078.5 1,081.6 920.8 -160.8

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

1,919.2 1,925.5 1,937.3 2,031.0 1,948.3 1,968.3 1,973.7 2,067.1 93.4

Miscellaneous store retailers

825.1 802.6 790.0 540.8 837.8 820.4 812.9 548.7 -264.2

Nonstore retailers

560.2 542.4 543.6 510.5 567.7 551.2 550.1 517.7 -32.4

Transportation and warehousing

5,525.7 5,609.5 5,598.1 5,006.8 5,598.6 5,678.1 5,670.9 5,086.8 -584.1

Air transportation

499.5 508.0 511.3 371.8 500.3 511.2 512.7 372.0 -140.7

Rail transportation

179.5 158.9 159.2 157.2 179.6 159.9 159.6 157.2 -2.4

Water transportation

64.7 62.8 62.0 57.3 65.5 64.9 64.3 58.5 -5.8

Truck transportation

1,517.2 1,503.4 1,500.7 1,419.8 1,530.5 1,527.3 1,523.9 1,435.6 -88.3

Transit and ground passenger transportation

516.6 520.5 516.6 332.4 502.0 508.2 503.3 318.0 -185.3

Pipeline transportation

50.8 50.4 51.3 50.4 51.0 50.5 51.4 50.5 -0.9

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

31.5 28.0 27.8 12.6 36.0 36.7 35.4 13.9 -21.5

Support activities for transportation

749.1 762.2 753.9 687.8 751.0 763.8 756.5 689.6 -66.9

Couriers and messengers

746.9 816.8 808.5 786.7 797.5 847.8 846.7 848.5 1.8

Warehousing and storage

1,169.9 1,198.5 1,206.8 1,130.8 1,185.2 1,207.8 1,217.1 1,143.0 -74.1

Utilities

546.5 543.9 545.7 539.7 548.0 546.1 546.4 543.1 -3.3

Information

2,832 2,881 2,876 2,629 2,845 2,894 2,890 2,636 -254

Publishing industries, except Internet

750.7 767.8 768.4 749.9 755.9 770.0 771.7 754.6 -17.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

437.4 444.7 442.6 240.4 437.8 456.3 452.3 235.8 -216.5

Broadcasting, except Internet

266.8 263.9 262.8 250.3 266.9 263.3 262.3 250.3 -12.0

Telecommunications

711.0 701.2 698.5 689.4 716.2 700.5 697.7 694.6 -3.1

Data processing, hosting and related services

334.7 349.4 348.2 344.0 335.5 349.6 349.0 342.5 -6.5

Other information services

331.1 353.9 355.2 355.4 333.1 354.4 357.4 357.9 0.5

Financial activities

8,678 8,797 8,794 8,536 8,721 8,845 8,842 8,580 -262

Finance and insurance

6,387.5 6,474.4 6,477.8 6,425.8 6,408.6 6,486.4 6,491.0 6,451.1 -39.9

Monetary authorities - central bank

19.8 19.1 19.6 19.6 19.9 19.3 19.6 19.7 0.1

Credit intermediation and related
activities

2,635.0 2,673.6 2,676.7 2,642.8 2,645.3 2,680.5 2,684.3 2,653.1 -31.2

Depository credit intermediation(1)

1,770.8 1,786.3 1,783.7 1,772.5 1,774.7 1,788.1 1,785.8 1,776.4 -9.4

Commercial banking

1,388.7 1,394.7 1,391.5 1,385.0 1,391.5 1,393.8 1,391.2 1,386.7 -4.5

Nondepository credit intermediation

565.4 582.6 584.8 572.0 570.9 587.2 589.7 577.7 -12.0

Activities related to credit intermediation

298.8 304.7 308.2 298.3 299.6 305.2 308.8 299.0 -9.8

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

957.7 965.8 965.7 960.1 961.5 968.8 969.6 965.2 -4.4

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,775.0 2,815.9 2,815.8 2,803.3 2,781.9 2,817.8 2,817.5 2,813.1 -4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,290.4 2,322.3 2,316.6 2,109.7 2,312.0 2,358.5 2,350.7 2,128.8 -221.9

Real estate

1,696.0 1,732.1 1,728.2 1,634.7 1,707.5 1,750.0 1,747.8 1,646.5 -101.3

Rental and leasing services

571.4 566.9 565.1 452.3 581.2 584.8 579.4 459.2 -120.2

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

23.0 23.3 23.3 22.7 23.3 23.7 23.5 23.1 -0.4

Professional and business services

21,169 21,246 21,186 19,264 21,226 21,550 21,470 19,305 -2,165

Professional and technical services

9,522.1 9,760.4 9,730.6 9,209.9 9,477.7 9,707.6 9,712.9 9,166.7 -546.2

Legal services

1,140.6 1,156.0 1,156.5 1,092.1 1,146.0 1,162.7 1,161.6 1,097.6 -64.0

Accounting and bookkeeping services

1,102.3 1,144.8 1,142.8 1,058.6 1,018.5 1,038.0 1,042.5 974.9 -67.6

Architectural and engineering services

1,495.1 1,522.9 1,521.5 1,443.4 1,507.0 1,539.8 1,539.4 1,454.2 -85.2

Specialized design services

144.1 143.6 142.9 128.4 143.8 145.1 144.4 129.1 -15.3

Computer systems design and related services

2,179.3 2,250.5 2,228.1 2,155.5 2,185.1 2,252.7 2,254.6 2,161.4 -93.2

Management and technical consulting services

1,510.0 1,549.6 1,544.3 1,474.7 1,518.5 1,561.1 1,562.7 1,484.2 -78.5

Scientific research and development services

716.9 743.9 746.8 726.5 720.8 749.5 750.9 730.8 -20.1

Advertising and related services

488.7 491.1 487.5 451.1 489.4 492.6 490.0 452.0 -38.0

Other professional and technical services

745.1 758.0 760.2 679.6 748.6 766.1 766.8 682.5 -84.3

Management of companies and enterprises

2,406.1 2,433.4 2,434.7 2,351.5 2,417.0 2,447.3 2,447.3 2,365.4 -81.9

Administrative and waste services

9,241.2 9,052.6 9,021.1 7,702.5 9,331.4 9,395.0 9,309.6 7,773.2 -1,536.4

Administrative and support services

8,794.2 8,593.4 8,560.9 7,251.3 8,881.1 8,928.0 8,842.5 7,319.2 -1,523.3

Office administrative services

524.5 526.4 525.6 488.1 525.1 530.3 529.7 489.3 -40.4

Facilities support services

162.1 163.3 164.0 153.2 162.5 164.3 164.7 153.8 -10.9

Employment services(1)

3,558.2 3,499.4 3,465.0 2,581.1 3,631.2 3,650.2 3,587.5 2,641.7 -945.8

Temporary help services

2,886.0 2,804.6 2,773.9 1,985.1 2,950.8 2,939.8 2,881.9 2,040.0 -841.9

Business support services

873.4 869.9 862.6 769.0 882.4 869.4 867.2 773.7 -93.5

Travel arrangement and reservation services

218.5 218.5 211.2 172.5 218.0 222.5 212.4 172.4 -40.0

Investigation and security services

952.8 965.7 957.6 883.1 956.1 970.2 965.6 888.3 -77.3

Services to buildings and dwellings

2,167.8 2,009.7 2,036.9 1,918.9 2,169.5 2,178.8 2,175.4 1,916.0 -259.4

Other support services

336.9 340.5 338.0 285.4 336.2 342.3 340.0 284.0 -56.0

Waste management and remediation services

447.0 459.2 460.2 451.2 450.3 467.0 467.1 454.0 -13.1

Education and health services

24,206 24,711 24,600 22,111 24,046 24,586 24,485 21,941 -2,544

Educational services

3,907.5 3,995.5 3,933.3 3,506.1 3,740.1 3,828.5 3,791.6 3,334.5 -457.1

Health care and social assistance

20,298.7 20,715.4 20,666.3 18,604.5 20,306.0 20,757.7 20,693.6 18,606.7 -2,086.9

Health care(3)

16,172.5 16,463.3 16,433.7 15,005.8 16,200.7 16,507.2 16,468.7 15,032.4 -1,436.3

Ambulatory health care services

7,640.7 7,831.4 7,799.3 6,618.9 7,648.7 7,855.2 7,815.0 6,626.7 -1,188.3

Offices of physicians

2,650.0 2,716.9 2,702.4 2,458.9 2,655.8 2,722.9 2,707.7 2,464.4 -243.3

Offices of dentists

966.4 972.9 957.5 455.4 968.0 977.0 959.3 456.0 -503.3

Offices of other health practitioners

961.0 985.1 975.8 773.3 961.2 987.8 980.2 775.1 -205.1

Outpatient care centers

957.5 979.0 984.0 895.9 957.6 980.2 982.7 894.8 -87.9

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

280.1 289.2 288.7 257.1 280.2 289.6 289.1 257.9 -31.2

Home health care services

1,513.6 1,565.2 1,570.8 1,482.2 1,514.1 1,572.4 1,575.3 1,481.7 -93.6

Other ambulatory health care services

312.1 323.1 320.1 296.1 311.8 325.3 320.7 296.8 -23.9

Hospitals

5,168.9 5,255.6 5,261.5 5,123.4 5,178.3 5,261.0 5,264.9 5,130.0 -134.9

Nursing and residential care facilities

3,362.9 3,376.3 3,372.9 3,263.5 3,373.7 3,391.0 3,388.8 3,275.7 -113.1

Nursing care facilities

1,593.0 1,586.0 1,582.0 1,536.4 1,599.1 1,592.2 1,590.2 1,543.0 -47.2

Residential mental health facilities

644.8 650.7 651.5 624.7 645.9 653.0 653.4 626.5 -26.9

Community care facilities for the elderly

962.1 973.0 972.6 940.8 965.0 977.9 977.7 944.3 -33.4

Other residential care facilities

163.0 166.6 166.8 161.6 163.7 167.9 167.5 161.9 -5.6

Social assistance

4,126.2 4,252.1 4,232.6 3,598.7 4,105.3 4,250.5 4,224.9 3,574.3 -650.6

Individual and family services

2,594.2 2,697.4 2,693.9 2,463.3 2,590.6 2,699.9 2,698.0 2,456.7 -241.3

Emergency and other relief services

182.4 185.3 185.7 175.5 182.7 186.0 185.6 176.4 -9.2

Vocational rehabilitation services

321.1 323.4 319.3 256.6 322.7 326.0 321.8 257.9 -63.9

Child day care services

1,028.5 1,046.0 1,033.7 703.3 1,009.4 1,038.6 1,019.5 683.3 -336.2

Leisure and hospitality

16,406 16,264 15,965 8,655 16,507 16,867 16,368 8,715 -7,653

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,369.9 2,260.6 2,270.4 1,100.0 2,421.3 2,472.4 2,447.2 1,124.4 -1,322.8

Performing arts and spectator sports

537.1 474.8 470.4 284.8 517.0 511.7 496.4 279.4 -217.0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

169.2 160.3 162.8 127.5 172.4 175.2 173.3 129.5 -43.8

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

1,663.6 1,625.5 1,637.2 687.7 1,731.9 1,785.5 1,777.5 715.5 -1,062.0

Accommodation and food services

14,036.0 14,003.4 13,694.5 7,555.1 14,085.6 14,394.1 13,920.6 7,590.3 -6,330.3

Accommodation

2,020.2 2,002.0 1,976.3 1,157.4 2,066.8 2,091.0 2,045.0 1,206.0 -839.0

Food services and drinking places

12,015.8 12,001.4 11,718.2 6,397.7 12,018.8 12,303.1 11,875.6 6,384.3 -5,491.3

Other services

5,882 5,889 5,866 4,631 5,884 5,941 5,903 4,636 -1,267

Repair and maintenance

1,351.8 1,373.2 1,368.7 1,154.7 1,347.0 1,378.6 1,370.9 1,151.0 -219.9

Personal and laundry services

1,529.9 1,515.9 1,498.2 717.0 1,525.9 1,537.2 1,512.2 715.3 -796.9

Membership associations and organizations

3,000.7 2,999.6 2,999.1 2,758.8 3,011.3 3,025.6 3,019.5 2,769.4 -250.1

Government

22,948 23,036 23,052 22,115 22,553 22,745 22,717 21,737 -980

Federal

2,815.0 2,848.0 2,866.0 2,874.0 2,823.0 2,867.0 2,886.0 2,887.0 1.0

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

2,210.0 2,252.7 2,270.6 2,278.7 2,217.2 2,265.3 2,285.8 2,286.4 0.6

U.S. Postal Service

604.6 595.1 595.0 595.2 605.8 601.6 599.8 600.3 0.5

State government

5,339.0 5,344.0 5,299.0 5,119.0 5,169.0 5,199.0 5,153.0 4,973.0 -180.0

State government education

2,657.7 2,645.9 2,599.4 2,425.5 2,487.4 2,489.9 2,447.8 2,271.7 -176.1

State government, excluding education

2,680.8 2,698.3 2,699.7 2,693.2 2,681.8 2,709.3 2,705.1 2,700.8 -4.3

Local government

14,794.0 14,844.0 14,887.0 14,122.0 14,561.0 14,679.0 14,678.0 13,877.0 -801.0

Local government education

8,311.0 8,333.6 8,353.0 7,891.4 7,994.9 8,042.0 8,037.0 7,568.2 -468.8

Local government, excluding education

6,482.9 6,510.7 6,534.3 6,230.3 6,565.7 6,636.8 6,640.6 6,308.3 -332.3

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: May 11, 2020