Table B-5. Employment of women on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-5. Employment of women on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted
Industry Women employees (in thousands) Percent of all employees
Oct.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Oct.
2017(p)

Total nonfarm

71,947 72,660 72,637 72,767 49.6 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private

59,152 59,807 59,797 59,918 48.2 48.1 48.1 48.1

Goods-producing

4,326 4,412 4,422 4,431 21.9 22.0 22.0 22.0

Mining and logging

98 100 100 99 14.9 13.9 13.9 13.8

Construction

846 876 882 883 12.5 12.7 12.7 12.7

Manufacturing

3,382 3,436 3,440 3,449 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.6

Durable goods

1,804 1,819 1,822 1,826 23.5 23.4 23.4 23.4

Nondurable goods

1,578 1,617 1,618 1,623 34.1 34.6 34.6 34.7

Private service-providing

54,826 55,395 55,375 55,487 53.2 53.1 53.1 53.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,108 10,965 10,970 10,957 40.6 40.0 40.0 39.9

Wholesale trade

1,742.2 1,747.3 1,751.5 1,755.2 29.6 29.5 29.5 29.5

Retail trade

8,004.4 7,854.0 7,849.5 7,836.2 50.4 49.7 49.6 49.5

Transportation and warehousing

1,232.0 1,236.3 1,242.0 1,238.1 24.6 24.3 24.3 24.2

Utilities

129.6 127.6 127.0 127.0 23.3 23.1 23.0 23.0

Information

1,117 1,081 1,076 1,076 40.2 39.7 39.6 39.6

Financial activities

4,732 4,784 4,782 4,780 56.8 56.5 56.4 56.3

Professional and business services

9,135 9,345 9,361 9,379 44.9 44.9 45.0 44.9

Education and health services

17,570 17,862 17,878 17,892 77.1 77.0 77.0 76.9

Leisure and hospitality

8,166 8,308 8,253 8,340 52.0 52.0 52.0 52.2

Other services

2,998 3,050 3,055 3,063 52.5 52.9 52.9 52.9

Government

12,795 12,853 12,840 12,849 57.4 57.5 57.4 57.5

Footnotes
(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: November 03, 2017