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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
Apr.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021(p)
Apr.
2021(p)
Apr.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021(p)
Apr.
2021(p)

Total nonfarm

64,104 71,360 71,620 71,781 49.2 49.8 49.7 49.7

Total private

51,543 59,000 59,234 59,350 47.6 48.4 48.4 48.4

Goods-producing

4,182 4,596 4,624 4,638 22.5 22.8 22.7 22.8

Mining and logging

88 82 85 84 14.1 13.7 13.9 13.7

Construction

884 993 1,001 1,010 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.6

Manufacturing

3,210 3,521 3,538 3,544 28.1 28.7 28.8 28.9

Durable goods

1,707 1,866 1,866 1,870 24.2 24.5 24.4 24.5

Nondurable goods

1,503 1,655 1,672 1,674 34.5 35.7 35.9 35.9

Private service-providing

47,361 54,404 54,610 54,712 52.8 53.6 53.5 53.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

9,357 10,645 10,682 10,638 38.2 39.3 39.3 39.3

Wholesale trade

1,613.7 1,689.6 1,698.0 1,699.9 29.4 30.0 30.0 30.0

Retail trade

6,314.4 7,373.1 7,386.6 7,359.9 47.7 48.5 48.5 48.4

Transportation and warehousing

1,295.8 1,448.6 1,463.7 1,443.7 24.7 25.4 25.4 25.4

Utilities

132.8 133.6 133.8 134.1 24.4 24.8 24.8 24.8

Information

1,049 1,067 1,068 1,074 39.8 39.8 39.8 40.0

Financial activities

4,879 4,968 4,964 4,965 56.8 56.6 56.5 56.3

Professional and business services

8,647 9,571 9,602 9,556 45.3 46.2 46.2 46.1

Education and health services

16,637 18,013 18,049 18,069 76.6 77.3 77.1 77.2

Leisure and hospitality

4,545 7,208 7,306 7,456 52.3 53.3 53.2 53.0

Other services

2,247 2,932 2,939 2,954 49.6 53.3 53.0 52.9

Government

12,561 12,360 12,386 12,431 57.6 57.5 57.5 57.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021