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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
Mar.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020(p)
Mar.
2020(p)
Mar.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020(p)
Mar.
2020(p)

Total nonfarm

74,871 76,151 76,304 75,892 49.8 50.0 50.0 50.0

Total private

61,871 63,018 63,152 62,727 48.4 48.7 48.7 48.6

Goods-producing

4,682 4,766 4,773 4,767 22.3 22.5 22.5 22.5

Mining and logging

94 96 95 96 12.7 13.5 13.3 13.6

Construction

962 989 994 993 12.9 13.0 13.0 13.1

Manufacturing

3,626 3,681 3,684 3,678 28.3 28.7 28.7 28.6

Durable goods

1,925 1,958 1,960 1,962 23.9 24.3 24.3 24.4

Nondurable goods

1,701 1,723 1,724 1,716 35.7 36.0 36.0 35.9

Private service-providing

57,189 58,252 58,379 57,960 53.6 53.8 53.8 53.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,070 11,138 11,151 11,112 40.0 40.0 40.1 40.0

Wholesale trade

1,763.8 1,789.9 1,789.0 1,793.1 30.0 30.1 30.1 30.2

Retail trade

7,767.3 7,746.9 7,760.6 7,725.2 49.7 49.4 49.5 49.4

Transportation and warehousing

1,406.7 1,468.7 1,468.1 1,460.9 25.2 25.9 25.9 25.8

Utilities

132.0 132.8 133.1 133.2 24.0 24.3 24.3 24.3

Information

1,130 1,148 1,150 1,149 39.6 39.7 39.7 39.6

Financial activities

4,941 4,990 5,001 4,999 56.7 56.6 56.5 56.5

Professional and business services

9,631 9,877 9,900 9,871 45.5 45.9 45.9 45.9

Education and health services

18,528 18,980 19,033 18,947 77.3 77.4 77.4 77.3

Leisure and hospitality

8,754 8,959 8,986 8,725 53.1 53.3 53.3 53.2

Other services

3,135 3,160 3,158 3,157 53.4 53.2 53.1 53.3

Government

13,000 13,133 13,152 13,165 57.7 57.8 57.8 57.8

Footnotes
(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: April 03, 2020