Table 3. Employment by major industry sector, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022

Table 3. Employment by major industry sector, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022                                                                                    


Industry sector
                                                           Thousands of jobs             Change        Percent distribution    Annual growth rate
                                                                                                                                  (percent)                                                
                                                   2002       2012       2022       2002-     2012-    2002    2012    2022     2002-    2012-                                            
                                                                                    2012      2022                              2012     2022 

Total (1)...................................... 142,294.9  145,355.8  160,983.7   3,060.9  15,627.9   100.0   100.0   100.0      0.2      1.0                                             
                                                                                      
Nonagriculture wage and salary (2)............. 131,028.3  134,427.6  149,751.3   3,399.3  15,323.7    92.1    92.5    93.0      0.3      1.1                                             
                                                                                       
Goods-producing, excluding agriculture.........  22,486.7   18,360.3   19,554.2   -4126.4   1,193.9    15.8    12.6    12.1     -2.0      0.6                                             
   Mining......................................     512.3      800.5      921.7     288.2     121.2     0.4     0.6     0.6      4.6      1.4                                             
   Construction................................   6,715.7    5,640.9    7,263.0   -1074.8   1,622.1     4.7     3.9     4.5     -1.7      2.6                                             
   Manufacturing...............................  15,258.7   11,918.9   11,369.4   -3339.8    -549.5    10.7     8.2     7.1     -2.4     -0.5                                             
                                                                                      
Services-providing............................. 108,541.6  116,067.3  130,197.1   7,525.7  14,129.8    76.3    79.9    80.9      0.7      1.2                                             
   Utilities...................................     596.3      554.2      497.8     -42.1     -56.4     0.4     0.4     0.3     -0.7     -1.1                                             
   Wholesale trade.............................   5,652.4    5,672.8    6,143.2      20.4     470.4     4.0     3.9     3.8      0.0      0.8                                             
   Retail trade................................  15,025.1   14,875.3   15,966.2    -149.8   1,090.9    10.6    10.2     9.9     -0.1      0.7                                             
   Transportation and warehousing..............   4,223.8    4,414.7    4,742.0     190.9     327.3     3.0     3.0     2.9      0.4      0.7                                             
   Information.................................   3,394.6    2,677.6    2,612.4    -717.0     -65.2     2.4     1.8     1.6     -2.3     -0.2                                             
   Financial activities........................   7,847.1    7,786.3    8,537.3     -60.8     751.0     5.5     5.4     5.3     -0.1      0.9                                             
   Professional and business services..........  15,976.2   17,930.2   21,413.0   1,954.0   3,482.8    11.2    12.3    13.3      1.2      1.8                                             
   Educational services........................   2,642.8    3,346.9    4,022.2     704.1     675.3     1.9     2.3     2.5      2.4      1.9                                             
   Health care and social assistance...........  13,555.6   16,971.8   21,965.9   3,416.2   4,994.1     9.5    11.7    13.6      2.3      2.6                                             
   Leisure and hospitality.....................  11,986.0   13,745.8   15,035.0   1,759.8   1,289.2     8.4     9.5     9.3      1.4      0.9                                             
   Other services..............................   6,129.0    6,174.5    6,823.4      45.5     648.9     4.3     4.2     4.2      0.1      1.0                                             
   Federal government..........................   2,766.0    2,814.0    2,406.5      48.0    -407.5     1.9     1.9     1.5      0.2     -1.6                                             
   State and local government..................  18,746.7   19,103.2   20,032.2     356.5     929.0    13.2    13.1    12.4      0.2      0.5                                             
                                                                                      
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (3)   2,245.4    2,112.7    1,889.2    -132.7    -223.5     1.6     1.5     1.2     -0.6     -1.1                                             
   Agriculture wage and salary.................   1,217.4    1,306.9    1,281.8      89.5     -25.1     0.9     0.9     0.8      0.7     -0.2                                             
   Agriculture self-employed and  
     unpaid family workers.....................   1,028.0      805.8      607.4    -222.2    -198.4     0.7     0.6     0.4     -2.4     -2.8                                             
                                                                                      
Nonagriculture self-employed and 
  unpaid family workers........................   9,021.2    8,815.5    9,343.2    -205.7     527.7     6.3     6.1     5.8     -0.2      0.6                                             
                                                                                    


   (1) Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, 
whereas self-employed, unpaid family workers, 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 
Current Employment Statistics survey. Government wage and salary workers are excluded.                                                                                    



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