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
May
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
May
2017(p)

Total nonfarm

71,255 72,228 72,283 72,345 49.5 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private

58,543 59,424 59,472 59,533 48.1 48.1 48.1 48.1

Goods-producing

4,310 4,364 4,375 4,380 21.9 21.9 21.9 21.9

Mining and logging

101 100 101 101 15.0 14.5 14.4 14.3

Construction

835 859 865 869 12.5 12.5 12.6 12.6

Manufacturing

3,374 3,405 3,409 3,410 27.4 27.5 27.5 27.5

Durable goods

1,803 1,807 1,807 1,805 23.4 23.4 23.4 23.3

Nondurable goods

1,571 1,598 1,602 1,605 34.0 34.3 34.3 34.4

Private service-providing

54,233 55,060 55,097 55,153 53.2 53.2 53.1 53.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11,056 11,019 11,002 10,985 40.7 40.3 40.2 40.2

Wholesale trade

1,733.7 1,741.3 1,740.9 1,741.3 29.6 29.5 29.5 29.5

Retail trade

7,978.4 7,925.9 7,912.1 7,898.2 50.5 50.0 49.9 49.9

Transportation and warehousing

1,213.0 1,224.0 1,221.3 1,218.0 24.4 24.3 24.2 24.1

Utilities

130.6 127.3 127.5 127.3 23.6 22.9 23.0 23.0

Information

1,093 1,092 1,090 1,087 39.9 39.9 40.0 39.9

Financial activities

4,706 4,757 4,759 4,758 57.0 56.6 56.5 56.5

Professional and business services

8,966 9,247 9,249 9,273 44.8 45.0 44.9 44.9

Education and health services

17,370 17,707 17,737 17,774 77.0 77.1 77.0 77.0

Leisure and hospitality

8,069 8,219 8,235 8,246 51.9 52.0 51.9 51.9

Other services

2,973 3,019 3,025 3,030 52.5 52.8 52.8 52.8

Government

12,712 12,804 12,811 12,812 57.3 57.4 57.4 57.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2016 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2017