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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
Dec.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Dec.
2019(p)
Dec.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Dec.
2019(p)

Total nonfarm

74,724 75,958 76,107 76,246 49.7 50.0 50.0 50.0

Total private

61,748 62,877 63,012 63,145 48.3 48.6 48.6 48.7

Goods-producing

4,651 4,741 4,755 4,764 22.2 22.5 22.5 22.5

Mining and logging

95 101 100 101 12.6 13.5 13.5 13.8

Construction

956 981 983 988 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.1

Manufacturing

3,600 3,659 3,672 3,675 28.1 28.6 28.5 28.6

Durable goods

1,911 1,942 1,951 1,955 23.8 24.2 24.2 24.3

Nondurable goods

1,689 1,717 1,721 1,720 35.4 35.8 35.8 35.8

Private service-providing

57,097 58,136 58,257 58,381 53.4 53.7 53.7 53.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,129 11,183 11,180 11,210 40.0 40.1 40.1 40.2

Wholesale trade

1,769.5 1,794.5 1,797.9 1,804.0 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3

Retail trade

7,853.2 7,828.0 7,814.5 7,834.4 49.6 49.5 49.5 49.5

Transportation and warehousing

1,375.5 1,428.5 1,434.8 1,437.4 25.0 25.7 25.7 25.8

Utilities

130.8 132.4 132.8 134.2 23.6 24.1 24.1 24.3

Information

1,115 1,128 1,138 1,137 39.4 39.9 40.1 40.0

Financial activities

4,868 4,916 4,920 4,927 56.5 56.4 56.4 56.4

Professional and business services

9,648 9,868 9,895 9,916 45.4 45.7 45.7 45.8

Education and health services

18,462 18,904 18,972 18,997 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.4

Leisure and hospitality

8,736 8,969 8,979 9,020 52.8 53.2 53.1 53.2

Other services

3,139 3,168 3,173 3,174 53.4 53.3 53.3 53.3

Government

12,976 13,081 13,095 13,101 57.7 57.8 57.8 57.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2018 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020