Table 2. Employment by major industry sector

Table 2. Employment by major industry sector
(Numbers in thousands)
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                                               |                                |                   |                       | Compound annual
                                               |             Employment         |      Change       |  Percent distribution |  rate of change
                 Industry sector               |----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|----------------
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
                                               |   2004   |   2014   |   2024   |  2004-14|  2014-24|  2004 |  2014 |  2024 |2004-14|2014-24 
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                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |  	    |       |        
Total(1)                                       |144,047.0 |150,539.9 |160,328.8 | 6,492.9 | 9,788.9 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 |   0.4 |   0.6  
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
Nonagriculture wage and salary(2)              |132,462.2 |139,811.5 |149,131.6 | 7,349.3 | 9,320.1 |  92.0 |  92.9 |  93.0 |   0.5 |   0.6  
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
Goods-producing, excluding agriculture         | 21,815.3 | 19,170.5 | 19,227.0 |-2,644.8 |    56.5 |  15.1 |  12.7 |  12.0 |  -1.3 |   0.0  
     Mining                                    |    523.2 |    843.8 |    924.0 |   320.6 |    80.2 |   0.4 |   0.6 |   0.6 |   4.9 |   0.9  
     Construction                              |  6,976.2 |  6,138.4 |  6,928.8 |  -837.8 |   790.4 |   4.8 |   4.1 |   4.3 |  -1.3 |   1.2  
     Manufacturing                             | 14,315.9 | 12,188.3 | 11,374.2 |-2,127.6 |  -814.1 |   9.9 |   8.1 |   7.1 |  -1.6 |  -0.7  
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
Services-providing                             |110,646.9 |120,641.0 |129,904.6 | 9,994.1 | 9,263.6 |  76.8 |  80.1 |  81.0 |   0.9 |   0.7  
     Utilities                                 |    563.8 |    553.0 |    505.1 |   -10.8 |   -47.9 |   0.4 |   0.4 |   0.3 |  -0.2 |  -0.9  
     Wholesale trade                           |  5,663.0 |  5,826.0 |  6,151.4 |   163.0 |   325.4 |   3.9 |   3.9 |   3.8 |   0.3 |   0.5  
     Retail trade                              | 15,058.2 | 15,364.5 | 16,129.1 |   306.3 |   764.6 |  10.5 |  10.2 |  10.1 |   0.2 |   0.5  
     Transportation and warehousing            |  4,248.6 |  4,640.3 |  4,776.9 |   391.7 |   136.6 |   2.9 |   3.1 |   3.0 |   0.9 |   0.3  
     Information                               |  3,118.3 |  2,739.7 |  2,712.6 |  -378.6 |   -27.1 |   2.2 |   1.8 |   1.7 |  -1.3 |  -0.1  
     Financial activities                      |  8,105.1 |  7,979.5 |  8,486.7 |  -125.6 |   507.2 |   5.6 |   5.3 |   5.3 |  -0.2 |   0.6  
     Professional and business services        | 16,394.9 | 19,096.2 | 20,985.5 | 2,701.3 | 1,889.3 |  11.4 |  12.7 |  13.1 |   1.5 |   0.9  
     Educational services; private             |  2,762.5 |  3,417.4 |  3,756.1 |   654.9 |   338.7 |   1.9 |   2.3 |   2.3 |   2.2 |   0.9  
     Health care and social assistance         | 14,429.8 | 18,057.4 | 21,852.2 | 3,627.6 | 3,794.8 |  10.0 |  12.0 |  13.6 |   2.3 |   1.9  
     Leisure and hospitality                   | 12,493.1 | 14,710.0 | 15,651.2 | 2,216.9 |   941.2 |   8.7 |   9.8 |   9.8 |   1.6 |   0.6  
     Other services                            |  6,188.3 |  6,394.0 |  6,662.0 |   205.7 |   268.0 |   4.3 |   4.2 |   4.2 |   0.3 |   0.4  
     Federal government                        |  2,730.0 |  2,729.0 |  2,345.6 |    -1.0 |  -383.4 |   1.9 |   1.8 |   1.5 |   0.0 |  -1.5  
     State and local government                | 18,891.3 | 19,134.0 | 19,890.1 |   242.7 |   756.1 |  13.1 |  12.7 |  12.4 |   0.1 |   0.4  
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting(3) |  2,111.3 |  2,138.3 |  2,027.7 |    26.9 |  -110.5 |   1.5 |   1.4 |   1.3 |   0.1 |  -0.5  
     Agricultural wage and salary              |  1,149.0 |  1,384.0 |  1,307.3 |   235.0 |   -76.7 |   0.8 |   0.9 |   0.8 |   1.9 |  -0.6  
     Agricultural self-employed workers        |    962.3 |    754.3 |    720.4 |  -208.1 |   -33.8 |   0.7 |   0.5 |   0.4 |  -2.4 |  -0.5  
                                               |          |          |          |         |         |       |       |       |       |        
Nonagricultural self-employed workers          |  9,473.6 |  8,590.2 |  9,169.5 |  -883.4 |   579.3 |   6.6 |   5.7 |   5.7 |  -1.0 |   0.7  
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   1 Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas
self-employed, and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting are from the Current Population Survey (household survey), which counts workers.
   2 Includes wage and salary data from the Current Employment Statistics survey, except private households, which is from the Current
Population Survey. Logging workers are excluded.
   3 Includes agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting data from the Current Population Survey, except logging, which is from the Current
Employment Statistics survey. Government wage and salary workers are excluded.



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