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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
Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Oct.
2020(p)
Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Oct.
2020(p)

Total nonfarm

75,731 70,202 70,508 70,788 50.0 49.8 49.7 49.7

Total private

62,650 57,512 57,968 58,405 48.6 48.3 48.3 48.3

Goods-producing

4,735 4,524 4,538 4,571 22.5 22.6 22.6 22.6

Mining and logging

98 92 91 91 13.3 14.9 14.7 14.6

Construction

980 966 969 974 13.0 13.4 13.3 13.3

Manufacturing

3,657 3,466 3,478 3,506 28.5 28.6 28.5 28.7

Durable goods

1,937 1,846 1,854 1,865 24.2 24.4 24.4 24.5

Nondurable goods

1,720 1,620 1,624 1,641 35.9 35.4 35.4 35.6

Private service-providing

57,915 52,988 53,430 53,834 53.7 53.5 53.5 53.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,112 10,406 10,464 10,491 40.0 39.3 39.4 39.2

Wholesale trade

1,781.8 1,685.2 1,687.6 1,685.8 30.1 30.1 30.0 29.9

Retail trade

7,750.7 7,299.6 7,329.5 7,341.3 49.5 48.5 48.6 48.4

Transportation and warehousing

1,448.4 1,289.3 1,312.0 1,330.6 25.7 24.3 24.5 24.6

Utilities

131.4 132.1 134.9 133.6 24.1 24.5 24.9 24.8

Information

1,140 1,036 1,054 1,057 39.8 40.0 40.0 40.2

Financial activities

4,973 4,884 4,899 4,923 56.6 56.5 56.4 56.5

Professional and business services

9,797 9,205 9,265 9,364 45.7 45.9 45.9 45.9

Education and health services

18,849 17,841 17,899 17,955 77.4 77.1 77.1 77.2

Leisure and hospitality

8,893 6,770 6,976 7,140 53.2 53.3 53.2 53.4

Other services

3,151 2,846 2,873 2,904 53.3 52.6 52.6 52.8

Government

13,081 12,690 12,540 12,383 57.8 57.6 57.5 57.5

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: November 06, 2020