Workplaces (establishments) are classified into industries based on their principal product or activity, as determined from information on annual sales volume. Two examples of industries are manufacturing and retail trade.
BLS industry data are classified using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
BLS statistics by industry:
Industries at a Glance
Over 100 industry pages are available. These pages display a “snapshot” of national data obtained from different BLS surveys and programs. The data shown are based on the NAICS supersector, sector, and industry level.
Employment, Hours, and Earnings—National, State, and Area
The Current Employment Statistics survey is a monthly survey of the payroll records of business establishments that provides data on employment, hours, and earnings at national, state and selected local levels.
The following additional employment information is available by industry:
National estimates of employment and wages by occupation for more than 700 occupations are available for many
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