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Data Retrieval: Employment, Hours, and Earnings (CES)
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Establishment Data

Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail, [in thousands]
Industry Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted

Total nonfarm

Total private


Mining and logging


Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

Oil and gas extraction

Mining (except oil and gas)

Coal mining

Metal ore mining

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

Support activities for mining


Construction of buildings

Residential building construction

Nonresidential building construction

Heavy and civil engineering construction

Specialty trade contractors

Residential specialty trade contractors

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors


Durable goods

Wood product manufacturing

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Primary metal manufacturing

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Machinery manufacturing

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

Communications equipment manufacturing

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media and audio and video equipment manufacturing

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

Transportation equipment manufacturing(1)

Motor vehicles and parts(2)

Furniture and related product manufacturing

Miscellaneous manufacturing

Nondurable goods

Food manufacturing

Textile mills

Textile product mills

Apparel manufacturing

Paper manufacturing

Printing and related support activities

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

Chemical manufacturing

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

Beverage, tobacco, and leather and allied product manufacturing

Private service-providing

Trade, transportation, and utilities

Wholesale trade

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

Wholesale trade agents and brokers

Retail trade

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

Automobile dealers

Other motor vehicle dealers

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Food and beverage retailers

Furniture, home furnishings, electronics, and appliance retailers

Furniture and home furnishings retailers

Electronics and appliance retailers

General merchandise retailers

Department stores

Warehouse clubs, supercenters, and other general merchandise retailers

Health and personal care retailers

Gasoline stations and fuel dealers

Clothing, clothing accessories, shoe, and jewelry retailers

Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, book, and miscellaneous retailers

Transportation and warehousing

Air transportation

Rail transportation

Water transportation

Truck transportation

Transit and ground passenger transportation

Pipeline transportation

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

Support activities for transportation

Couriers and messengers

Warehousing and storage



Motion picture and sound recording industries

Publishing industries

Broadcasting and content providers


Computing infrastructure providers, data processing, web hosting, and related services

Web search portals, libraries, archives, and other information services

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Monetary authorities-central bank

Credit intermediation and related activities

Depository credit intermediation(1)

Commercial banking

Nondepository credit intermediation

Activities related to credit intermediation

Securities, commodity contracts, funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles, investments, and related activities

Insurance carriers and related activities

Real estate and rental and leasing

Real estate

Rental and leasing services

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)

Professional and business services

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Legal services

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services

Architectural, engineering, and related services

Specialized design services

Computer systems design and related services

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Scientific research and development services

Advertising, public relations, and related services

Other professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

Administrative and support services

Office administrative services

Facilities support services

Employment services(1)

Temporary help services

Business support services

Travel arrangement and reservation services

Investigation and security services

Services to buildings and dwellings

Other support services

Waste management and remediation services

Private education and health services

Private educational services

Health care and social assistance

Health care(3)

Ambulatory health care services

Offices of physicians

Offices of dentists

Offices of other health practitioners

Outpatient care centers

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

Home health care services

Other ambulatory health care services


Nursing and residential care facilities

Skilled nursing care facilities

Residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities

Continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly

Other residential care facilities

Social assistance

Individual and family services

Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services

Vocational rehabilitation services

Child care services

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

Accommodation and food services


Food services and drinking places

Other services

Repair and maintenance

Personal and laundry services

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations



Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service

State government

State government education

State government, excluding education

Local government

Local government education

Local government, excluding education

(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
(3) Includes ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.

Note: p = preliminary.


Last Modified Date: February 3, 2023