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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
Aug.
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)
Aug.
2020(p)

Total nonfarm

75,454 68,254 69,345 70,145 49.9 49.5 49.7 49.8

Total private

62,378 56,008 56,909 57,515 48.5 48.1 48.2 48.3

Goods-producing

4,724 4,477 4,492 4,526 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7

Mining and logging

97 93 92 92 13.3 14.9 14.9 14.9

Construction

976 953 957 963 13.0 13.3 13.3 13.3

Manufacturing

3,651 3,431 3,443 3,471 28.4 28.4 28.4 28.6

Durable goods

1,943 1,828 1,834 1,848 24.1 24.3 24.3 24.4

Nondurable goods

1,708 1,603 1,609 1,623 35.7 35.4 35.4 35.5

Private service-providing

57,654 51,531 52,417 52,989 53.7 53.3 53.5 53.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,081 10,074 10,220 10,394 40.0 39.0 39.1 39.3

Wholesale trade

1,776.2 1,673.6 1,674.4 1,684.0 30.1 29.8 29.9 30.0

Retail trade

7,733.4 7,018.3 7,154.3 7,295.8 49.5 48.3 48.4 48.6

Transportation and warehousing

1,438.9 1,250.2 1,259.0 1,281.9 25.6 24.2 24.1 24.2

Utilities

132.2 131.6 132.5 132.4 24.1 24.5 24.6 24.6

Information

1,143 1,036 1,023 1,036 40.0 40.2 39.9 40.1

Financial activities

4,960 4,866 4,872 4,894 56.6 56.5 56.5 56.6

Professional and business services

9,745 8,975 9,091 9,211 45.6 45.5 45.7 45.9

Education and health services

18,764 17,550 17,711 17,830 77.3 77.1 77.1 77.1

Leisure and hospitality

8,803 6,332 6,693 6,781 53.1 53.1 53.3 53.3

Other services

3,158 2,698 2,807 2,843 53.4 52.1 52.6 52.6

Government

13,076 12,246 12,436 12,630 57.8 57.4 57.7 57.6

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: September 23, 2020