North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) publishes industry estimates
based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS-based
estimates are available for December 2000 to the present.
NAICS Supersectors and Select Sectors
The JOLTS program publishes estimates by supersector and select sectors that are
within scope of the JOLTS program; excluded are agriculture and private households.
Publicly-owned establishments are classified in government. JOLTS publishes estimates
for the following NAICS supersectors and select sectors listed below. Seasonally adjusted
data are available for all series. For some series, no regular seasonal movements could
be identified; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally
Mining and Logging
Durable Goods Manufacturing
NAICS 321, 327
Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
NAICS 322, 323, 324, 325, 326
Sector 42—Wholesale Trade
Sectors 44 and 45—Retail Trade
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities
(All Sectors Combined)
Sectors 48 and 49—Transportation and Warehousing
Finance and Insurance
Sector 52—Finance and Insurance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Sector 53—Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional and Business Services
(All Sectors Combined)
Sector 54—Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Sector 55—Management of Companies and Enterprises
Sector 56—Administrative and Support and Waste Management and
Sector 61—Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Sector 62—Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Sector 71—Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Accommodation and Food Services
Sector 72—Accommodation and Food Services
Sector 81—Other Services, except Public Administration
State and Local Government Education
Sector 61 (public ownership)—State and Local Government Education
State and Local Government, excluding Education
What is NAICS?
After 60 years of use, the SIC system was retired and replaced by NAICS. NAICS is the product
of a collaborative effort between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sharing a common
classification system allows, for the first time ever, direct comparison of economic data
across borders in North America.
NAICS is a "clean slate" revision of the system used to classify establishments by industry.
Unlike previous SIC revisions, the NAICS changes are fundamental. The NAICS system recognizes
hundreds of new businesses in our economy, largely in the fast-growing service sector. The notice
making NAICS effective in the United States was issued in April 1997. The first NAICS manual was
published in mid-1998, and has been revised three times; once in 2002, once in 2007, and again in 2012.
At the heart of NAICS is a production-based concept of classification; that is, NAICS classifies
each establishment into a detailed industry based on the production processes it uses. Under the SIC
system, some establishments were classified according to the production processes, but others were
classified using different criteria, such as class of customer. Thus, reclassification under NAICS
substantially changes how many and which businesses are included in certain sectors.
Auxiliary establishments, which provide services such as warehousing, personnel, or data processing
to other organizations within the same company, are classified in the same industry as their parent
companies under the SIC. NAICS, however, classifies these establishments according to the services they provide.
For more information on NAICS:
Discontinued SIC Estimates
The production of SIC-based estimates was discontinued. Historical
SIC-based estimates are available for December 2000
through April 2003.
Last Modified Date: June 8, 2016