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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
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Oct.
2021(p)
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Oct.
2021(p)

Total nonfarm

70,923 73,543 73,598 73,902 49.8 49.9 49.8 49.8

Total private

58,515 60,703 60,842 61,218 48.4 48.4 48.4 48.4

Goods-producing

4,541 4,671 4,691 4,716 22.6 22.8 22.8 22.8

Mining and logging

86 83 83 83 14.5 12.9 12.8 12.7

Construction

973 1,029 1,036 1,041 13.3 13.9 13.9 13.9

Manufacturing

3,482 3,559 3,572 3,592 28.6 28.6 28.6 28.7

Durable goods

1,845 1,887 1,896 1,908 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.5

Nondurable goods

1,637 1,672 1,676 1,684 35.5 35.6 35.6 35.6

Private service-providing

53,974 56,032 56,151 56,502 53.5 53.4 53.4 53.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

10,526 10,798 10,882 10,955 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5

Wholesale trade

1,674.4 1,725.4 1,724.1 1,724.0 30.0 30.2 30.1 30.0

Retail trade

7,334.8 7,439.6 7,489.4 7,529.0 48.5 48.4 48.5 48.7

Transportation and warehousing

1,383.0 1,499.1 1,533.7 1,566.7 24.8 25.6 25.9 26.2

Utilities

134.0 133.9 135.0 134.9 24.8 24.9 25.2 25.1

Information

1,060 1,100 1,094 1,098 40.0 39.6 39.3 39.3

Financial activities

4,951 4,966 4,970 4,970 56.6 56.1 56.1 56.0

Professional and business services

9,323 9,738 9,781 9,878 45.9 46.2 46.2 46.5

Education and health services

17,934 18,250 18,243 18,301 77.2 77.0 77.0 77.0

Leisure and hospitality

7,258 8,114 8,123 8,219 53.3 53.1 52.9 52.9

Other services

2,922 3,066 3,058 3,081 53.2 53.4 53.3 53.4

Government

12,408 12,840 12,756 12,684 57.5 58.2 58.0 57.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: November 05, 2021