Employment Situation News Release

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      (NOTE: This release omitted a notice routinely posted at this time
      each year announcing the implementation of annually revised season-
      ally adjusted household survey data next month. The revised data
      will be included in The Employment Situation news release scheduled
      for publication on January 8, 2010.  Please see the box note at the
      end of the news release text for additional information.)


                         THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- NOVEMBER 2009


The unemployment rate edged down to 10.0 percent in November, and nonfarm
payroll employment was essentially unchanged (-11,000), the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics reported today. In the prior 3 months, payroll job losses
had averaged 135,000 a month. In November, employment fell in construction,
manufacturing, and information, while temporary help services and health care
added jobs.

Household Survey Data

In November, both the number of unemployed persons, at 15.4 million, and the
unemployment rate, at 10.0 percent, edged down. At the start of the recession
in December 2007, the number of unemployed persons was 7.5 million, and the
jobless rate was 4.9 percent. (See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, unemployment rates for adult men (10.5 per-
cent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (26.7 percent), whites (9.3 per-
cent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.7 percent) showed little
change in November. The unemployment rate for Asians was 7.3 percent, not
seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed tem-
porary jobs fell by 463,000 in November. The number of long-term unemployed
(those jobless for 27 weeks and over) rose by 293,000 to 5.9 million. The
percentage of unemployed persons jobless for 27 weeks or more increased by
2.7 percentage points to 38.3 percent. (See tables A-8 and A-9.)

The civilian labor force participation rate was little changed in November at
65.0 percent. The employment-population ratio was unchanged at 58.5 percent.
(See table A-1.)

The number of people working part time for economic reasons (sometimes re-
ferred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in November
at 9.2 million. These individuals were working part time because their hours
had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See
table A-5.)

About 2.3 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in
November, an increase of 376,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not sea-
sonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and
were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12
months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched
for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-13.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 861,000 discouraged workers in
November, up from 608,000 a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally ad-
justed.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work be-
cause they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.5 mil-
lion persons marginally attached to the labor force had not searched for
work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey for reasons such as school attend-
ance or family responsibilities.

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged in November
(-11,000). Job losses in the construction, manufacturing, and information
industries were offset by job gains in temporary help services and health
care. Since the recession began, payroll employment has decreased by 7.2 
million. (See table B-1.)

Construction employment declined by 27,000 over the month. Job losses had
averaged 117,000 per month during the 6 months ending in April and 63,000
per month from May through October. In November, construction job losses
were concentrated among nonresidential specialty trade contractors
(-29,000).

Manufacturing employment fell by 41,000 in November. The average monthly
decline for the past 5 months (-46,000) was much lower than the average
monthly job loss for the first half of this year (-171,000). About 2.1 mil-
lion manufacturing jobs have been lost since December 2007; the majority of
this decline has occurred in durable goods manufacturing (-1.6 million).

Employment in the information industry fell by 17,000 in November. About
half of the job loss occurred in its telecommunications component (-9,000).

There was little change in wholesale and retail trade employment in November.
Within retail trade, department stores added 8,000 jobs over the month.

The number of jobs in transportation and warehousing, financial activities,
and leisure and hospitality showed little change over the month.

Employment in professional and business services rose by 86,000 in November.
Temporary help services accounted for the majority of the increase, adding
52,000 jobs. Since July, temporary help services employment has risen by
117,000.

Health care employment continued to rise in November (21,000), with not-
able gains in home health care services (7,000) and hospitals (7,000). The
health care industry has added 613,000 jobs since the recession began in
December 2007.

In November, the average workweek for production and nonsupervisory workers
on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.2 hour to 33.2 hours. The manufacturing
workweek increased by 0.3 hour to 40.4 hours. Factory overtime rose by 0.1
hour to 3.4 hours. Since May, the manufacturing workweek has increased by
1.0 hour. (See table B-2.)

In November, average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers
on private nonfarm payrolls edged up by 1 cent, or 0.1 percent, to $18.74.
Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.2 percent,
while average weekly earnings have risen by 1.6 percent. (See table B-3.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for September was revised from
-219,000 to -139,000, and the change for October was revised from -190,000 to
-111,000.

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The Employment Situation for December is scheduled to be released on Friday,
January 8, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).





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   |for December 2009, scheduled for January 8, 2010, will incorporate   |
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   |     Upcoming Changes to The Employment Situation News Release       |
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   |the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will introduce several changes   |
   |to The Employment Situation news release text and tables. Two new    |
   |summary tables--one for the household survey and one for the estab-  |
   |lishment survey--will replace the current table A. In addition,      |
   |three new household data tables will provide information on the em-  |
   |ployment status of veterans, persons with a disability, and the for- |
   |eign born. Also, the establishment data tables have been largely re- |
   |designed to include information on all employee hours and earnings,  |
   |women workers, and production and nonsupervisory workers. The or-    |
   |dering and format of some tables also will change. Additional inform-|
   |ation is available at www.bls.gov/bls/upcoming_empsit_changes.htm.   |
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Table A.  Major indicators of labor market activity, seasonally adjusted        
(Numbers in thousands)                                                          
_______________________________________________________________________________ 
                         |                 |                          |         
                         |    Quarterly    |                          |         
                         |     averages    |       Monthly data       |  Oct.-  
        Category         |_________________|__________________________|  Nov.   
                         |        |        |        |        |        | change  
                         |   II   |  III   |  Sept. |  Oct.  |  Nov.  |         
                         |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |         
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
     HOUSEHOLD DATA      |                 Labor force status                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Civilian labor force ....| 154,912| 154,362| 154,006| 153,975| 153,877|     -98 
  Employment ............| 140,591| 139,518| 138,864| 138,275| 138,502|     227 
  Unemployment ..........|  14,321|  14,844|  15,142|  15,700|  15,375|    -325 
Not in labor force ......|  80,547|  81,730|  82,316|  82,575|  82,866|     291 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                 Unemployment rates                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
All workers .............|     9.2|     9.6|     9.8|    10.2|    10.0|    -0.2 
  Adult men .............|     9.7|    10.1|    10.3|    10.7|    10.5|     -.2 
  Adult women ...........|     7.4|     7.7|     7.8|     8.1|     7.9|     -.2 
  Teenagers .............|    22.7|    25.1|    25.9|    27.6|    26.7|     -.9 
  White .................|     8.4|     8.8|     9.0|     9.5|     9.3|     -.2 
  Black or African       |        |        |        |        |        |         
    American ............|    14.9|    15.0|    15.4|    15.7|    15.6|     -.1 
  Hispanic or Latino     |        |        |        |        |        |         
    ethnicity ...........|    12.0|    12.7|    12.7|    13.1|    12.7|     -.4 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
  ESTABLISHMENT DATA     |                     Employment                       
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Nonfarm employment.......| 132,125| 131,262| 131,118|p131,007|p130,996|    p-11 
  Goods-producing (1)....|  19,041|  18,595|  18,488| p18,375| p18,306|    p-69 
    Construction ........|   6,303|   6,100|   6,043|  p5,987|  p5,960|    p-27 
    Manufacturing .......|  12,008|  11,786|  11,740| p11,689| p11,648|    p-41 
  Service-providing (1)..| 113,084| 112,667| 112,630|p112,632|p112,690|     p58 
      Retail trade (2)...|  14,814|  14,720|  14,686| p14,642| p14,628|    p-15 
    Professional and     |        |        |        |        |        |         
      business services .|  16,731|  16,628|  16,642| p16,680| p16,766|     p86 
    Education and health |        |        |        |        |        |         
      services ..........|  19,213|  19,307|  19,348| p19,388| p19,428|     p40 
    Leisure and          |        |        |        |        |        |         
      hospitality .......|  13,180|  13,172|  13,176| p13,140| p13,129|    p-11 
    Government ..........|  22,585|  22,470|  22,448| p22,494| p22,501|      p7 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                  Hours of work (3)                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|    33.1|    33.1|    33.1|   p33.0|   p33.2|    p0.2 
  Manufacturing .........|    39.5|    39.9|    40.0|   p40.1|   p40.4|     p.3 
    Overtime ............|     2.8|     3.0|     3.0|    p3.3|    p3.4|     p.1 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |   Indexes of aggregate weekly hours (2002=100)(3)    
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|    99.7|    99.0|    98.9|   p98.5|   p99.1|    p0.6 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                     Earnings (3)                     
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
Average hourly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  $18.52|  $18.64|  $18.68| p$18.73| p$18.74|  p$0.01 
Average weekly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  612.50|  617.10|  618.31| p618.09| p622.17|   p4.08 
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                                                                                
   1 Includes other industries, not shown separately.                           
   2 Quarterly averages and the over-the-month change are calculated using      
unrounded data.                                                                 
   3 Data relate to private production and nonsupervisory workers.              
   p = preliminary.                                                             




    Frequently Asked Questions about Employment and Unemployment Estimates


Why are there two monthly measures of employment?

The household survey and establishment survey both produce sample-based
estimates of employment and both have strengths and limitations. The
establishment survey employment series has a smaller margin of error on
the measurement of month-to-month change than the household survey because
of its much larger sample size. An over-the-month employment change of
107,000 is statistically significant in the establishment survey, while
the threshold for a statistically significant change in the household sur-
vey is about 400,000. However, the household survey has a more expansive
scope than the establishment survey because it includes the self-employed,
unpaid family workers, agricultural workers, and private household workers,
who are excluded by the establishment survey. The household survey also
provides estimates of employment for demographic groups.

Are undocumented immigrants counted in the surveys?

Neither the establishment nor household survey is designed to identify the
legal status of workers. Thus, while it is likely that both surveys include
at least some undocumented immigrants, it is not possible to determine how
many are counted in either survey. The household survey does include ques-
tions about whether respondents were born outside the United States. Data
from these questions show that foreign-born workers accounted for 15.6 per-
cent of the labor force in 2008.

Why does the establishment survey have revisions?

The establishment survey revises published estimates to improve its data
series by incorporating additional information that was not available at
the time of the initial publication of the estimates. The establishment
survey revises its initial monthly estimates twice, in the immediately suc-
ceeding 2 months, to incorporate additional sample receipts from respondents
in the survey and recalculated seasonal adjustment factors. For more informa-
tion on the monthly revisions, please visit www.bls.gov/ces/cesrevinfo.htm.

On an annual basis, the establishment survey incorporates a benchmark revi-
sion that re-anchors estimates to nearly complete employment counts available
from unemployment insurance tax records. The benchmark helps to control for
sampling and modeling errors in the estimates. For more information on the
annual benchmark revision, please visit www.bls.gov/web/cesbmart.htm.

Does the establishment survey sample include small firms?

Yes; about 40 percent of the establishment survey sample is comprised of busi-
ness establishments with fewer than 20 employees. The establishment survey sam-
ple is designed to maximize the reliability of the total nonfarm employment
estimate; firms from all size classes and industries are appropriately sampled
to achieve that goal.
  
Does the establishment survey account for employment from new businesses?

Yes; monthly establishment survey estimates include an adjustment to account 
for the net employment change generated by business births and deaths. The
adjustment comes from an econometric model that forecasts the monthly net 
jobs impact of business births and deaths based on the actual past values of
the net impact that can be observed with a lag from the Quarterly Census of
Employment and Wages. The establishment survey uses modeling rather than sam-
pling for this purpose because the survey is not immediately able to bring new
businesses into the sample. There is an unavoidable lag between the birth of a
new firm and its appearance on the sampling frame and availability for selection.
BLS adds new businesses to the survey twice a year.

Is the count of unemployed persons limited to just those people receiving
unemployment insurance benefits?

No; the estimate of unemployment is based on a monthly sample survey of house-
holds. All persons who are without jobs and are actively seeking and available
to work are included among the unemployed. (People on temporary layoff are in-
cluded even if they do not actively seek work.) There is no requirement or ques-
tion relating to unemployment insurance benefits in the monthly survey.

Does the official unemployment rate exclude people who have stopped looking for
work?

Yes; however, there are separate estimates of persons outside the labor force who
want a job, including those who have stopped looking because they believe no jobs
are available (discouraged workers). In addition, alternative measures of labor
underutilization (discouraged workers and other groups not officially counted as
unemployed) are published each month in the Employment Situation news release.




Technical Note


   This news release presents statistics from two major surveys, the Current
Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics
survey (establishment survey).  The household survey provides the informa-
tion on the labor force, employment, and unemployment that appears in the
A tables, marked HOUSEHOLD DATA.  It is a sample survey of about 60,000 house-
holds conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS).

   The establishment survey provides the information on the employment,
hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls that appears in the 
B tables, marked ESTABLISHMENT DATA.  This information is collected from
payroll records by BLS in cooperation with state agencies.  The sample 
includes about 160,000 businesses and government agencies covering ap-
proximately 400,000 individual worksites.  The active sample includes 
about one-third of all nonfarm payroll workers.  The sample is drawn 
from a sampling frame of unemployment insurance tax accounts.

   For both surveys, the data for a given month  relate to a particular week
or pay period.  In the household survey,  the reference week is generally
the calendar week that contains the 12th day of the month.  In the establish-
ment survey, the reference  period is the pay period including the 12th,
which may or may not correspond directly to the calendar week.

Coverage, definitions, and differences between surveys

   Household survey.  The sample  is selected  to reflect the entire
civilian noninstitutional population.  Based on responses to a series of
questions on work and job search activities, each person  16 years and over
in a sample household is classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the
labor force.

   People are classified as employed if they did any work at all as paid
employees during the reference week; worked in their own business, pro-
fession, or on their own farm; or worked without pay at least 15 hours
in a family business or farm.  People are also counted as employed if they
were temporarily absent from their jobs because of illness, bad weather,
vacation, labor-management disputes, or personal reasons.

   People are classified as unemployed if they meet all of the following
criteria:  They had no employment during the  reference week; they were
available for work at that time; and they made specific efforts to find
employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference
week.  Persons laid off from  a job and expecting recall need not be
looking for work to be counted as unemployed.  The unemployment data
derived from the household survey in no way depend upon the eligibility
for or receipt of unemployment insurance benefits.

   The civilian labor force is the sum of employed and  unemployed persons.
Those not classified as employed or unemployed are not in the labor force.
The unemployment rate is the number unemployed as a percent of the  labor
force.  The labor force participation rate is the labor force as a percent
of the population, and the employment-population ratio is the employed as a
percent of the population.
                                  
   Establishment survey.  The sample establishments are drawn from pri-
vate nonfarm businesses such as factories, offices, and stores, as well
as federal, state, and local government entities.  Employees on nonfarm
payrolls are those who received pay for any part of the reference pay
period, including persons on paid leave.  Persons are counted in each job
they hold.  Hours and earnings data are for private businesses and relate
only to production workers in the goods-producing sector and nonsupervisory
workers in the service-providing sector.  Industries are classified on the
basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007 version of
the North American Industry Classification System.

   Differences in employment estimates.  The numerous conceptual and method-
ological differences between the household and establishment surveys result
in important distinctions in the employment estimates derived from the sur-
veys.  Among these are:

   --The household survey includes agricultural workers, the self-employed,
unpaid family workers, and private household workers among the employed.
These groups are excluded from the establishment survey.

   --The household survey includes people on unpaid leave among the employed.
The establishment survey does not.

   --The household survey is limited to  workers 16 years of age and older.
The establishment survey is not limited by age.

   --The  household survey has no duplication of individuals, because in-
dividuals  are counted only once, even if they hold more than one job. In
the establishment survey, employees working at more than one job  and thus
appearing on more than one payroll would be counted separately for each
appearance.

Seasonal adjustment

   Over the course of a year, the size of the nation's labor force and the
levels of employment and unemployment undergo sharp fluctuations due to
such seasonal events as changes in weather, reduced or expanded production,
harvests, major holidays, and the opening and closing of schools.  The ef-
fect of such seasonal  variation can  be  very large; seasonal fluctua-
tions may account for as much as 95 percent of the month-to-month changes
in unemployment.

   Because these seasonal events follow a more or less regular pattern
each year, their influence on statistical trends can be eliminated by ad-
justing the statistics from month to month.  These adjustments make non-
seasonal developments, such as declines in economic activity or increases
in the participation of women in the labor force, easier to spot.  For
example, the large number of youth entering the labor force each June is
likely to obscure any other changes that have taken place relative to May,
making it difficult to determine if the level of economic activity has risen
or declined.  However, because the effect of students finishing school in
previous years is known, the statistics for the current year can be adjusted
to allow for a comparable change.  Insofar as the seasonal adjustment is made
correctly, the adjusted figure provides a more useful tool with which to ana-
lyze changes in economic act

   Most seasonally adjusted series are independently adjusted in both the 
household and establishment surveys.  However, the adjusted series for many 
major estimates, such as total payroll employment, employment in most super-
sectors, total employment, and unemployment are computed by aggregating in-
dependently adjusted component series.  For example, total unemployment is 
derived by summing the adjusted series for four major age-sex components; 
this differs from the unemployment estimate that would be obtained by di-
rectly adjusting the total or by combining the duration, reasons, or more 
detailed age categories.

   For both the household and establishment surveys, a concurrent seasonal
adjustment methodology is used in which new seasonal factors are calculated 
each month, using all relevant data, up to and including the data for the 
current month.  In the household survey, new seasonal factors are used to
adjust only the current month's data.  In the establishment survey, however, 
new seasonal factors are used each month to adjust the three most recent 
monthly estimates.  In both surveys, revisions to historical data are made 
once a year.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the household and establishment surveys are subject
to both sampling and nonsampling error.  When a sample rather than the en-
tire population is surveyed, there is a chance that the sample estimates
may differ from the "true" population values they represent.  The exact
difference, or sampling error, varies depending on the particular sample
selected, and this variability is measured by the standard error of the
estimate.  There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence,
that an estimate based on a sample will differ by no more than 1.6 stand-
ard errors from the "true" population value because of sampling error.
BLS analyses are generally conducted at the 90-percent level of confidence.

   For example, the confidence interval for the monthly change in total
employment from the household survey is on the order of plus or minus
430,000.  Suppose the estimate of total employment increases by 100,000
from one month to the next.  The 90-percent confidence interval on the
monthly change would range from -330,000 to 530,000 (100,000 +/- 430,000).
These figures do not mean that the sample results are off by these
magnitudes, but rather that there is about a 90-percent chance that the
"true" over-the-month change lies within this interval.  Since this range
includes values of less than zero, we could not say with confidence that
employment had, in fact, increased.  If, however, the reported employment
rise was half a million, then all of the values within the 90-percent
confidence interval would be greater than zero.  In this case, it is likely
(at least a 90-percent chance) that an employment rise had, in fact, oc-
curred.  At an unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent, the 90-percent con-
fidence interval for the monthly change in unemployment is about +/- 280,000, 
and for the monthly change in the unemployment rate it is about +/- .19 
percentage point.

   In general, estimates involving many individuals or establishments have
lower standard errors (relative to the size of the estimate) than estimates
which are based on a small number of observations.  The precision of esti-
mates is also improved when the data are cumulated over time such as for
quarterly and annual averages.  The seasonal adjustment process can also im-
prove the stability of the monthly estimates.

   The household and establishment surveys are also affected by nonsampling
error.  Nonsampling errors can occur for many reasons, including the failure
to sample a segment of the population, inability to obtain information for
all respondents in the sample, inability or unwillingness of respondents to
provide correct information on a timely basis, mistakes made by respondents,
and errors made in the collection or processing of the data.
 
   For example, in the establishment survey, estimates for the most recent 
2 months are based on substantially incomplete returns; for this reason,
these estimates are labeled preliminary in the tables.  It is only after
two successive revisions to a monthly estimate, when nearly all sample
reports have been received, that the estimate is considered final.

   Another major source of nonsampling error in the establishment survey is
the inability to capture, on a timely basis, employment generated by new
firms.  To correct for this systematic underestimation of employment growth, 
an estimation procedure with two components is used to account for business
births.  The first component uses business deaths to impute employment for
business births.  This is incorporated into the sample-based link relative
estimate procedure by simply not reflecting sample units going out of busi-
ness, but imputing to them the same trend as the other firms in the sample.
The second component is an ARIMA time series model designed to estimate the 
residual net birth/death employment not accounted for by the imputation.  
The historical time series used to create and test the ARIMA model was de-
rived from the unemployment insurance universe micro-level database, and 
reflects the actual residual net of births and deaths over the past five 
years.

   The sample-based estimates from the establishment survey are adjusted
once a year (on a lagged basis) to universe counts of payroll employment
obtained from administrative records of the unemployment insurance program.
The difference between the March sample-based employment estimates and the
March universe counts is known as a benchmark revision, and serves as a
rough proxy for total survey error.  The new benchmarks also incorporate
changes in the classification of industries.  Over the past decade, absolute
benchmark revisions for total nonfarm employment have averaged 0.2 percent,
with a range from 0.1 percent to 0.6 percent.

Other information

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired
individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Ser-
vice:  (800) 877-8339.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-1.  Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                       
       Employment status, sex, and age                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                    TOTAL                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  234,828   236,550   236,743   234,828   235,870   236,087   236,322   236,550   236,743 
  Civilian labor force.......................  154,624   153,635   153,539   154,620   154,504   154,577   154,006   153,975   153,877 
        Participation rate...................     65.8      64.9      64.9      65.8      65.5      65.5      65.2      65.1      65.0 
    Employed.................................  144,609   139,088   139,132   144,144   140,041   139,649   138,864   138,275   138,502 
        Employment-population ratio..........     61.6      58.8      58.8      61.4      59.4      59.2      58.8      58.5      58.5 
    Unemployed...............................   10,015    14,547    14,407    10,476    14,462    14,928    15,142    15,700    15,375 
        Unemployment rate....................      6.5       9.5       9.4       6.8       9.4       9.7       9.8      10.2      10.0 
  Not in labor force.........................   80,204    82,915    83,204    80,208    81,366    81,509    82,316    82,575    82,866 
    Persons who currently want a job.........    5,077     5,621     5,618     5,393     5,990     5,609     5,922     5,995     6,011 
                                                                                                                                       
           Men, 16 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  113,660   114,530   114,632   113,660   114,173   114,288   114,411   114,530   114,632 
  Civilian labor force.......................   82,415    81,823    81,612    82,666    82,310    82,526    82,268    82,275    82,113 
        Participation rate...................     72.5      71.4      71.2      72.7      72.1      72.2      71.9      71.8      71.6 
    Employed.................................   76,690    73,361    73,107    76,577    73,703    73,519    73,180    72,857    72,895 
        Employment-population ratio..........     67.5      64.1      63.8      67.4      64.6      64.3      64.0      63.6      63.6 
    Unemployed...............................    5,725     8,462     8,505     6,089     8,607     9,007     9,088     9,418     9,218 
        Unemployment rate....................      6.9      10.3      10.4       7.4      10.5      10.9      11.0      11.4      11.2 
  Not in labor force.........................   31,245    32,707    33,019    30,994    31,863    31,761    32,143    32,255    32,518 
                                                                                                                                       
           Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  104,978   105,906   106,018   104,978   105,530   105,651   105,780   105,906   106,018 
   Civilian labor force.......................   79,243    78,857    78,723    79,335    79,045    79,231    79,018    79,108    79,038 
         Participation rate...................     75.5      74.5      74.3      75.6      74.9      75.0      74.7      74.7      74.6 
     Employed.................................   74,283    71,260    71,112    74,045    71,319    71,204    70,887    70,671    70,751 
         Employment-population ratio..........     70.8      67.3      67.1      70.5      67.6      67.4      67.0      66.7      66.7 
     Unemployed...............................    4,960     7,596     7,611     5,290     7,726     8,027     8,131     8,437     8,286 
         Unemployment rate....................      6.3       9.6       9.7       6.7       9.8      10.1      10.3      10.7      10.5 
   Not in labor force.........................   25,735    27,050    27,295    25,643    26,485    26,420    26,762    26,798    26,980 
                                                                                                                                        
           Women, 16 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                        
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  121,168   122,020   122,111   121,168   121,696   121,799   121,911   122,020   122,111 
  Civilian labor force.......................   72,209    71,812    71,927    71,954    72,194    72,051    71,738    71,700    71,763 
        Participation rate...................     59.6      58.9      58.9      59.4      59.3      59.2      58.8      58.8      58.8 
    Employed.................................   67,919    65,727    66,024    67,567    66,339    66,131    65,684    65,418    65,607 
        Employment-population ratio..........     56.1      53.9      54.1      55.8      54.5      54.3      53.9      53.6      53.7 
    Unemployed...............................    4,290     6,085     5,902     4,387     5,855     5,920     6,054     6,282     6,156 
        Unemployment rate....................      5.9       8.5       8.2       6.1       8.1       8.2       8.4       8.8       8.6 
  Not in labor force.........................   48,959    50,207    50,184    49,214    49,503    49,748    50,174    50,320    50,348 
                                                                                                                                       
          Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  112,731   113,636   113,737   112,731   113,296   113,405   113,522   113,636   113,737 
  Civilian labor force.......................   69,108    68,946    69,049    68,753    68,985    68,923    68,703    68,714    68,749 
        Participation rate...................     61.3      60.7      60.7      61.0      60.9      60.8      60.5      60.5      60.4 
    Employed.................................   65,317    63,541    63,787    64,902    63,789    63,662    63,318    63,152    63,288 
        Employment-population ratio..........     57.9      55.9      56.1      57.6      56.3      56.1      55.8      55.6      55.6 
    Unemployed...............................    3,791     5,404     5,262     3,851     5,196     5,261     5,385     5,562     5,460 
        Unemployment rate....................      5.5       7.8       7.6       5.6       7.5       7.6       7.8       8.1       7.9 
  Not in labor force.........................   43,623    44,690    44,688    43,978    44,311    44,481    44,819    44,922    44,988 
                                                                                                                                       
         Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........   17,118    17,008    16,988    17,118    17,044    17,031    17,020    17,008    16,988 
  Civilian labor force.......................    6,272     5,833     5,767     6,531     6,474     6,423     6,285     6,152     6,090 
        Participation rate...................     36.6      34.3      33.9      38.2      38.0      37.7      36.9      36.2      35.8 
    Employed.................................    5,008     4,287     4,233     5,196     4,933     4,783     4,659     4,452     4,462 
        Employment-population ratio..........     29.3      25.2      24.9      30.4      28.9      28.1      27.4      26.2      26.3 
    Unemployed...............................    1,264     1,546     1,534     1,335     1,541     1,640     1,626     1,700     1,628 
        Unemployment rate....................     20.2      26.5      26.6      20.4      23.8      25.5      25.9      27.6      26.7 
  Not in labor force.........................   10,846    11,175    11,221    10,587    10,570    10,608    10,735    10,856    10,898 

   1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
seasonally adjusted columns.
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




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Table A-2.  Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                       
    Employment status, race, sex, and age                                                                                              
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                   WHITE                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........  190,221   191,394   191,516   190,221   190,944   191,086   191,244   191,394   191,516 
  Civilian labor force.......................  126,057   125,339   125,170   126,029   125,997   126,118   125,599   125,694   125,393 
      Participation rate.....................     66.3      65.5      65.4      66.3      66.0      66.0      65.7      65.7      65.5 
    Employed.................................  118,721   114,469   114,403   118,226   115,123   114,922   114,251   113,803   113,755 
      Employment-population ratio............     62.4      59.8      59.7      62.2      60.3      60.1      59.7      59.5      59.4 
    Unemployed...............................    7,336    10,870    10,767     7,803    10,874    11,197    11,349    11,891    11,639 
      Unemployment rate......................      5.8       8.7       8.6       6.2       8.6       8.9       9.0       9.5       9.3 
  Not in labor force.........................   64,165    66,056    66,346    64,193    64,947    64,968    65,645    65,700    66,123 
                                                                                                                                       
           Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
  Civilian labor force.......................   65,681    65,313    65,286    65,762    65,643    65,674    65,609    65,634    65,502 
      Participation rate.....................     76.0      75.0      74.9      76.1      75.6      75.6      75.4      75.4      75.2 
    Employed.................................   61,995    59,555    59,438    61,761    59,701    59,576    59,329    59,109    59,059 
      Employment-population ratio............     71.7      68.4      68.2      71.5      68.8      68.6      68.2      67.9      67.8 
    Unemployed...............................    3,686     5,758     5,848     4,001     5,941     6,098     6,281     6,525     6,443 
      Unemployment rate......................      5.6       8.8       9.0       6.1       9.1       9.3       9.6       9.9       9.8 
                                                                                                                                       
          Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
  Civilian labor force.......................   55,131    55,217    55,165    54,810    54,987    55,045    54,770    54,947    54,931 
      Participation rate.....................     60.8      60.5      60.4      60.4      60.4      60.4      60.0      60.2      60.1 
    Employed.................................   52,454    51,288    51,334    52,014    51,245    51,250    50,914    50,875    50,874 
      Employment-population ratio............     57.8      56.2      56.2      57.3      56.3      56.2      55.8      55.7      55.7 
    Unemployed...............................    2,677     3,928     3,831     2,796     3,742     3,796     3,856     4,072     4,058 
      Unemployment rate......................      4.9       7.1       6.9       5.1       6.8       6.9       7.0       7.4       7.4 
                                                                                                                                       
         Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
  Civilian labor force.......................    5,245     4,809     4,719     5,457     5,367     5,399     5,220     5,113     4,960 
      Participation rate.....................     40.0      37.0      36.3      41.6      41.2      41.5      40.1      39.3      38.2 
    Employed.................................    4,272     3,626     3,631     4,451     4,176     4,096     4,008     3,819     3,822 
      Employment-population ratio............     32.6      27.9      28.0      34.0      32.0      31.5      30.8      29.4      29.4 
    Unemployed...............................      973     1,183     1,088     1,006     1,191     1,303     1,212     1,294     1,138 
      Unemployment rate......................     18.6      24.6      23.0      18.4      22.2      24.1      23.2      25.3      23.0 
                                                                                                                                       
         BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........   28,021    28,369    28,404    28,021    28,252    28,290    28,330    28,369    28,404 
  Civilian labor force.......................   17,683    17,491    17,606    17,708    17,684    17,584    17,442    17,509    17,664 
      Participation rate.....................     63.1      61.7      62.0      63.2      62.6      62.2      61.6      61.7      62.2 
    Employed.................................   15,705    14,816    14,938    15,703    15,111    14,929    14,755    14,760    14,903 
      Employment-population ratio............     56.0      52.2      52.6      56.0      53.5      52.8      52.1      52.0      52.5 
    Unemployed...............................    1,979     2,675     2,667     2,005     2,573     2,655     2,687     2,749     2,760 
      Unemployment rate......................     11.2      15.3      15.2      11.3      14.5      15.1      15.4      15.7      15.6 
  Not in labor force.........................   10,338    10,879    10,798    10,313    10,568    10,706    10,888    10,860    10,740 
                                                                                                                                       
           Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
  Civilian labor force.......................    7,957     7,909     7,911     7,954     7,896     7,921     7,809     7,897     7,921 
      Participation rate.....................     70.6      69.1      69.0      70.5      69.4      69.5      68.3      69.0      69.1 
    Employed.................................    7,013     6,603     6,637     6,989     6,645     6,578     6,518     6,544     6,585 
      Employment-population ratio............     62.2      57.7      57.9      62.0      58.4      57.7      57.0      57.2      57.4 
    Unemployed...............................      944     1,306     1,274       965     1,251     1,343     1,291     1,353     1,336 
      Unemployment rate......................     11.9      16.5      16.1      12.1      15.8      17.0      16.5      17.1      16.9 
                                                                                                                                       
          Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
  Civilian labor force.......................    9,069     8,904     8,999     9,069     9,045     8,955     8,942     8,912     9,001 
      Participation rate.....................     64.5      62.5      63.1      64.5      63.8      63.1      62.9      62.6      63.1 
    Employed.................................    8,234     7,803     7,942     8,249     7,988     7,889     7,828     7,806     7,944 
      Employment-population ratio............     58.6      54.8      55.7      58.7      56.3      55.5      55.0      54.8      55.7 
    Unemployed...............................      836     1,100     1,057       820     1,057     1,066     1,114     1,106     1,057 
      Unemployment rate......................      9.2      12.4      11.7       9.0      11.7      11.9      12.5      12.4      11.7 
                                                                                                                                       
         Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
  Civilian labor force.......................      657       678       696       685       744       708       691       700       742 
      Participation rate.....................     24.4      25.3      26.0      25.5      27.7      26.4      25.8      26.2      27.8 
    Employed.................................      457       409       359       464       479       462       409       411       375 
      Employment-population ratio............     17.0      15.3      13.4      17.3      17.8      17.2      15.3      15.4      14.0 
    Unemployed...............................      199       269       337       221       265       246       282       289       367 
      Unemployment rate......................     30.4      39.7      48.4      32.2      35.7      34.7      40.8      41.3      49.4 
                                                                                                                                       
                   ASIAN                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........   10,811    10,841    10,879      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
  Civilian labor force.......................    7,134     7,051     7,080      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Participation rate.....................     66.0      65.0      65.1      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Employed.................................    6,791     6,520     6,566      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employment-population ratio............     62.8      60.1      60.4      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Unemployed...............................      343       531       514      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployment rate......................      4.8       7.5       7.3      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
  Not in labor force.........................    3,677     3,790     3,799      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  

   1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
seasonally adjusted columns.
   2 Data not available.
   NOTE:  Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races.
Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




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Table A-3.  Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by sex and age

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                       
       Employment status, sex, and age                                                                                                 
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
        HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                       
Civilian noninstitutional population.........   32,558    33,202    33,291    32,558    32,926    33,017    33,110    33,202    33,291 
  Civilian labor force.......................   22,137    22,481    22,622    22,074    22,526    22,341    22,469    22,497    22,566 
      Participation rate.....................     68.0      67.7      68.0      67.8      68.4      67.7      67.9      67.8      67.8 
    Employed.................................   20,263    19,688    19,860    20,168    19,745    19,433    19,625    19,555    19,694 
      Employment-population ratio............     62.2      59.3      59.7      61.9      60.0      58.9      59.3      58.9      59.2 
    Unemployed...............................    1,874     2,792     2,762     1,906     2,781     2,908     2,844     2,942     2,872 
      Unemployment rate......................      8.5      12.4      12.2       8.6      12.3      13.0      12.7      13.1      12.7 
  Not in labor force.........................   10,421    10,721    10,669    10,484    10,400    10,675    10,641    10,705    10,725 
                                                                                                                                       
           Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
  Civilian labor force.......................   12,760    12,863    12,862      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Participation rate.....................     84.1      83.2      83.0      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Employed.................................   11,777    11,333    11,374      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employment-population ratio............     77.7      73.3      73.4      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Unemployed...............................      983     1,531     1,488      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployment rate......................      7.7      11.9      11.6      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
                                                                                                                                       
          Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
  Civilian labor force.......................    8,362     8,628     8,767      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Participation rate.....................     58.5      59.1      59.9      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Employed.................................    7,745     7,718     7,838      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employment-population ratio............     54.2      52.9      53.5      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Unemployed...............................      618       909       929      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployment rate......................      7.4      10.5      10.6      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
                                                                                                                                       
         Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
  Civilian labor force.......................    1,015       990       993      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Participation rate.....................     32.8      31.4      31.5      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Employed.................................      741       637       649      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employment-population ratio............     24.0      20.2      20.6      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Unemployed...............................      274       353       344      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployment rate......................     27.0      35.6      34.7      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  

   1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
seasonally adjusted columns.
   2 Data not available.
   NOTE:  Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  Updated population controls are introduced
annually with the release of January data.




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Table A-4.  Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                       
           Educational attainment                                                                                                      
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
       Less than a high school diploma                                                                                                 
Civilian labor force.........................   12,137    11,849    11,929    12,185    12,461    12,360    12,303    12,182    12,012 
    Participation rate.......................     47.0      46.0      46.0      47.2      48.5      47.5      47.3      47.3      46.3 
  Employed...................................   10,865    10,194    10,207    10,899    10,537    10,432    10,462    10,289    10,210 
    Employment-population ratio..............     42.1      39.6      39.4      42.2      41.0      40.1      40.2      40.0      39.4 
  Unemployed.................................    1,272     1,655     1,722     1,286     1,925     1,928     1,841     1,893     1,801 
    Unemployment rate........................     10.5      14.0      14.4      10.6      15.4      15.6      15.0      15.5      15.0 
                                                                                                                                       
    High school graduates, no college (1)                                                                                              
Civilian labor force.........................   38,586    37,729    38,013    38,271    38,362    38,184    38,098    37,898    37,835 
    Participation rate.......................     62.8      61.5      62.0      62.3      62.5      62.0      62.1      61.8      61.7 
  Employed...................................   36,009    33,884    34,249    35,643    34,760    34,469    33,994    33,659    33,914 
    Employment-population ratio..............     58.6      55.3      55.9      58.1      56.7      56.0      55.4      54.9      55.3 
  Unemployed.................................    2,577     3,846     3,764     2,628     3,602     3,715     4,105     4,239     3,921 
    Unemployment rate........................      6.7      10.2       9.9       6.9       9.4       9.7      10.8      11.2      10.4 
                                                                                                                                       
      Some college or associate degree                                                                                                 
Civilian labor force.........................   37,342    37,047    37,228    37,120    36,564    36,601    36,665    36,890    36,955 
    Participation rate.......................     72.1      71.1      70.9      71.6      70.6      71.2      70.6      70.8      70.4 
  Employed...................................   35,380    33,909    34,099    35,077    33,679    33,608    33,539    33,588    33,631 
    Employment-population ratio..............     68.3      65.1      65.0      67.7      65.1      65.4      64.5      64.5      64.1 
  Unemployed.................................    1,961     3,138     3,128     2,043     2,885     2,993     3,126     3,303     3,324 
    Unemployment rate........................      5.3       8.5       8.4       5.5       7.9       8.2       8.5       9.0       9.0 
                                                                                                                                       
      Bachelor's degree and higher (2)                                                                                                 
Civilian labor force.........................   45,272    46,550    45,981    45,232    45,691    45,840    45,928    46,302    46,006 
    Participation rate.......................     77.8      77.8      77.4      77.7      76.8      77.0      77.4      77.4      77.5 
  Employed...................................   43,900    44,431    43,888    43,794    43,546    43,686    43,696    44,110    43,769 
    Employment-population ratio..............     75.4      74.3      73.9      75.3      73.2      73.4      73.6      73.7      73.7 
  Unemployed.................................    1,372     2,120     2,093     1,438     2,145     2,154     2,231     2,192     2,237 
    Unemployment rate........................      3.0       4.6       4.6       3.2       4.7       4.7       4.9       4.7       4.9 

   1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees. 
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




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Table A-5.  Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                       
                  Category                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
               CLASS OF WORKER                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                       
Agriculture and related industries...........    2,141     2,049     2,039     2,206     2,148     2,103     2,010     2,039     2,090 
  Wage and salary workers....................    1,198     1,281     1,281     1,267     1,230     1,247     1,179     1,249     1,345 
  Self-employed workers......................      920       748       740       915       876       830       808       738       755 
  Unpaid family workers......................       23        19        18      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
                                                                                                                                       
Nonagricultural industries...................  142,468   137,039   137,093   141,901   137,675   137,358   136,795   136,245   136,355 
  Wage and salary workers....................  133,697   128,093   128,049   132,983   128,939   128,285   127,712   127,350   127,186 
    Government...............................   21,613    21,375    21,466    21,431    21,367    21,133    21,002    21,192    21,263 
    Private industries.......................  112,084   106,719   106,583   111,542   107,591   107,219   106,779   106,230   105,932 
      Private households.....................      836       702       776      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
      Other industries.......................  111,247   106,016   105,807   110,677   106,728   106,375   105,990   105,470   105,155 
  Self-employed workers......................    8,706     8,879     8,973     8,816     8,801     9,034     9,010     8,929     9,070 
  Unpaid family workers......................       65        67        72      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
                                                                                                                                       
        PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                       
All industries:                                                                                                                        
  Part time for economic reasons.............    7,135     8,474     8,894     7,323     8,798     9,076     9,179     9,284     9,246 
    Slack work or business conditions........    5,354     6,309     6,524     5,399     6,849     6,941     6,960     7,013     6,731 
    Could only find part-time work...........    1,509     1,955     2,132     1,585     1,835     2,044     2,025     2,042     2,207 
  Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,892    19,135    19,208    18,886    19,018    18,814    18,621    18,714    18,368 
                                                                                                                                       
Nonagricultural industries:                                                                                                            
  Part time for economic reasons.............    7,001     8,350     8,796     7,209     8,647     8,945     9,004     9,194     9,160 
    Slack work or business conditions........    5,251     6,203     6,446     5,304     6,733     6,844     6,734     6,907     6,664 
    Could only find part-time work...........    1,497     1,947     2,124     1,579     1,776     2,020     2,021     2,022     2,218 
  Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,592    18,819    18,871    18,635    18,621    18,436    18,285    18,393    18,085 

   1 Data not available.
   2 Persons at work excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs during the entire reference week for reasons such as
vacation, illness, or industrial dispute.  Part time for noneconomic reasons excludes persons who usually work full time but worked
only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as holidays, illness, and bad weather.
   NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-6.  Selected employment indicators

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                       
               Characteristic                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                 AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                       
Total, 16 years and over.....................  144,609   139,088   139,132   144,144   140,041   139,649   138,864   138,275   138,502 
  16 to 19 years.............................    5,008     4,287     4,233     5,196     4,933     4,783     4,659     4,452     4,462 
    16 to 17 years...........................    1,771     1,400     1,349     1,791     1,718     1,715     1,623     1,428     1,408 
    18 to 19 years...........................    3,237     2,887     2,884     3,408     3,225     3,057     3,075     3,044     3,045 
  20 years and over..........................  139,601   134,802   134,899   138,948   135,108   134,866   134,206   133,823   134,040 
    20 to 24 years...........................   13,446    12,385    12,456    13,443    12,790    12,749    12,669    12,431    12,454 
    25 years and over........................  126,155   122,417   122,443   125,422   122,455   122,148   121,629   121,444   121,542 
      25 to 54 years.........................   98,921    95,001    95,033    98,373    95,297    94,992    94,404    94,269    94,312 
        25 to 34 years.......................   31,298    30,072    30,072    31,070    30,079    29,970    29,796    29,802    29,790 
        35 to 44 years.......................   33,007    31,144    31,209    32,883    31,613    31,500    31,270    30,966    31,031 
        45 to 54 years.......................   34,616    33,784    33,753    34,420    33,606    33,522    33,338    33,501    33,492 
      55 years and over......................   27,233    27,416    27,410    27,049    27,158    27,156    27,225    27,175    27,230 
                                                                                                                                       
Men, 16 years and over.......................   76,690    73,361    73,107    76,577    73,703    73,519    73,180    72,857    72,895 
  16 to 19 years.............................    2,406     2,101     1,996     2,531     2,383     2,314     2,293     2,185     2,143 
    16 to 17 years...........................      769       671       619       800       826       838       792       689       674 
    18 to 19 years...........................    1,638     1,430     1,377     1,728     1,562     1,473     1,504     1,490     1,455 
  20 years and over..........................   74,283    71,260    71,112    74,045    71,319    71,204    70,887    70,671    70,751 
    20 to 24 years...........................    6,939     6,224     6,291     6,965     6,546     6,511     6,431     6,263     6,311 
    25 years and over........................   67,344    65,037    64,821    67,039    64,828    64,727    64,484    64,446    64,387 
      25 to 54 years.........................   52,983    50,689    50,450    52,740    50,600    50,544    50,215    50,222    50,094 
        25 to 34 years.......................   17,076    16,405    16,316    16,979    16,231    16,222    16,111    16,210    16,162 
        35 to 44 years.......................   17,871    16,763    16,819    17,816    16,898    16,839    16,764    16,634    16,709 
        45 to 54 years.......................   18,036    17,520    17,314    17,944    17,470    17,482    17,340    17,378    17,223 
      55 years and over......................   14,361    14,348    14,371    14,299    14,228    14,183    14,269    14,225    14,293 
                                                                                                                                       
Women, 16 years and over.....................   67,919    65,727    66,024    67,567    66,339    66,131    65,684    65,418    65,607 
  16 to 19 years.............................    2,602     2,186     2,238     2,665     2,550     2,468     2,366     2,266     2,319 
    16 to 17 years...........................    1,002       729       730       990       892       877       830       739       734 
    18 to 19 years...........................    1,600     1,457     1,507     1,680     1,663     1,584     1,571     1,555     1,590 
  20 years and over..........................   65,317    63,541    63,787    64,902    63,789    63,662    63,318    63,152    63,288 
    20 to 24 years...........................    6,507     6,161     6,165     6,478     6,244     6,238     6,238     6,167     6,143 
    25 years and over........................   58,810    57,380    57,622    58,383    57,627    57,421    57,146    56,998    57,155 
      25 to 54 years.........................   45,938    44,312    44,583    45,634    44,697    44,448    44,189    44,047    44,218 
        25 to 34 years.......................   14,223    13,667    13,755    14,091    13,847    13,748    13,685    13,592    13,628 
        35 to 44 years.......................   15,135    14,381    14,389    15,067    14,714    14,661    14,506    14,332    14,321 
        45 to 54 years.......................   16,580    16,264    16,439    16,476    16,136    16,040    15,999    16,124    16,269 
      55 years and over......................   12,872    13,069    13,038    12,750    12,929    12,973    12,956    12,951    12,937 
                                                                                                                                       
               MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                       
Married men, spouse present..................   45,781    43,510    43,484    45,610    43,992    43,943    43,716    43,388    43,317 
Married women, spouse present................   35,937    34,822    35,082    35,649    35,377    35,199    34,857    34,754    34,845 
Women who maintain families..................    9,314     8,786     8,798     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
                                                                                                                                       
          FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                       
Full-time workers (2)........................  118,432   111,599   111,274   118,413   112,598   112,262   111,448   110,852   110,992 
Part-time workers (3)........................   26,176    27,489    27,858    25,577    27,799    27,600    27,479    27,529    27,422 
                                                                                                                                       
             MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
Total multiple jobholders....................    7,539     7,224     7,222     7,410     7,284     7,099     7,060     7,027     7,123 
    Percent of total employed................      5.2       5.2       5.2       5.1       5.2       5.1       5.1       5.1       5.1 

   1 Data not available.
   2 Employed full-time workers are persons who usually work 35 hours or more per week.
   3 Employed part-time workers are persons who usually work less than 35 hours per week.
   NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-7.  Selected unemployment indicators, seasonally adjusted
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                        Number of                                                                      
                                                    unemployed persons                         Unemployment rates (1)                  
                                                      (in thousands)                                                                   
               Characteristic                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                 AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                       
Total, 16 years and over.....................   10,476    15,700    15,375      6.8       9.4       9.7       9.8      10.2      10.0  
  16 to 19 years.............................    1,335     1,700     1,628     20.4      23.8      25.5      25.9      27.6      26.7  
    16 to 17 years...........................      567       613       572     24.1      25.4      26.4      27.6      30.0      28.9  
    18 to 19 years...........................      765     1,048     1,072     18.3      23.0      25.0      24.2      25.6      26.0  
  20 years and over..........................    9,141    14,000    13,747      6.2       8.7       9.0       9.1       9.5       9.3  
    20 to 24 years...........................    1,684     2,298     2,371     11.1      15.3      15.1      14.9      15.6      16.0  
    25 years and over........................    7,421    11,612    11,287      5.6       8.1       8.3       8.6       8.7       8.5  
      25 to 54 years.........................    6,074     9,528     9,212      5.8       8.4       8.7       9.1       9.2       8.9  
        25 to 34 years.......................    2,341     3,597     3,451      7.0      10.0      10.4      10.6      10.8      10.4  
        35 to 44 years.......................    1,874     3,075     2,912      5.4       7.9       8.1       8.8       9.0       8.6  
        45 to 54 years.......................    1,859     2,856     2,849      5.1       7.4       7.7       8.0       7.9       7.8  
      55 years and over......................    1,350     2,055     2,082      4.8       6.7       6.8       6.8       7.0       7.1  
                                                                                                                                       
Men, 16 years and over.......................    6,089     9,418     9,218      7.4      10.5      10.9      11.0      11.4      11.2  
  16 to 19 years.............................      799       981       932     24.0      27.0      29.8      29.5      31.0      30.3  
    16 to 17 years...........................      324       347       299     28.8      27.7      29.8      30.6      33.5      30.7  
    18 to 19 years...........................      466       602       639     21.2      27.0      29.8      28.3      28.8      30.5  
  20 years and over..........................    5,290     8,437     8,286      6.7       9.8      10.1      10.3      10.7      10.5  
    20 to 24 years...........................    1,027     1,432     1,418     12.9      17.1      16.8      16.9      18.6      18.3  
    25 years and over........................    4,218     6,946     6,799      5.9       9.0       9.5       9.7       9.7       9.6  
      25 to 54 years.........................    3,448     5,749     5,598      6.1       9.5      10.0      10.4      10.3      10.1  
        25 to 34 years.......................    1,373     2,110     2,057      7.5      11.1      11.5      12.1      11.5      11.3  
        35 to 44 years.......................    1,008     1,878     1,720      5.4       8.9       9.5       9.7      10.1       9.3  
        45 to 54 years.......................    1,068     1,761     1,821      5.6       8.5       9.0       9.4       9.2       9.6  
      55 years and over......................      770     1,197     1,200      5.1       7.4       7.5       7.3       7.8       7.7  
                                                                                                                                       
Women, 16 years and over.....................    4,387     6,282     6,156      6.1       8.1       8.2       8.4       8.8       8.6  
  16 to 19 years.............................      536       719       696     16.7      20.5      21.1      22.0      24.1      23.1  
    16 to 17 years...........................      243       265       273     19.7      23.2      22.9      24.5      26.4      27.1  
    18 to 19 years...........................      299       446       433     15.1      18.8      19.9      20.0      22.3      21.4  
  20 years and over..........................    3,851     5,562     5,460      5.6       7.5       7.6       7.8       8.1       7.9  
    20 to 24 years...........................      657       866       953      9.2      13.3      13.2      12.7      12.3      13.4  
    25 years and over........................    3,202     4,666     4,489      5.2       6.9       7.0       7.3       7.6       7.3  
      25 to 54 years.........................    2,625     3,779     3,613      5.4       7.1       7.2       7.6       7.9       7.6  
        25 to 34 years.......................      968     1,488     1,394      6.4       8.7       9.1       8.7       9.9       9.3  
        35 to 44 years.......................      866     1,197     1,192      5.4       6.7       6.5       7.9       7.7       7.7  
        45 to 54 years.......................      791     1,095     1,028      4.6       6.0       6.3       6.5       6.4       5.9  
      55 years and over (2)..................      577       853       859      4.3       7.1       6.7       6.3       6.1       6.2  
                                                                                                                                       
               MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                       
Married men, spouse present..................    2,003     3,565     3,551      4.2       6.9       7.1       7.4       7.6       7.6  
Married women, spouse present................    1,590     2,196     2,103      4.3       5.5       5.4       5.8       5.9       5.7  
Women who maintain families (2)..............      953     1,299     1,131      9.3      12.6      12.2      11.6      12.9      11.4  
                                                                                                                                       
          FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                       
Full-time workers (3)........................    8,940    13,901    13,746      7.0      10.1      10.5      10.7      11.1      11.0  
Part-time workers (4)........................    1,566     1,798     1,631      5.8       6.0       6.3       6.4       6.1       5.6  

   1 Unemployment as a percent of the civilian labor force.
   2 Not seasonally adjusted.
   3 Full-time workers are unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work full time (35 hours or more per week) or are on lay-
off from full-time jobs.
   4 Part-time workers are unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work part time (less than 35 hours per week) or are on
layoff from part-time jobs.
   NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-8.  Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                       
                   Reason                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                       
                                                 Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                 2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
            NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                   
 temporary jobs..............................    5,746     9,176     9,130     6,156     9,560     9,818    10,421    10,550    10,087 
  On temporary layoff........................    1,166     1,177     1,245     1,413     1,680     1,718     1,916     1,737     1,548 
  Not on temporary layoff....................    4,580     7,999     7,884     4,744     7,880     8,100     8,506     8,812     8,540 
    Permanent job losers.....................    3,520     6,564     6,515      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
    Persons who completed temporary jobs.....    1,060     1,435     1,369      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
Job leavers..................................      916       938       921       940       885       829       864       906       928 
Reentrants...................................    2,659     3,376     3,158     2,655     3,312     3,307     3,255     3,433     3,214 
New entrants.................................      694     1,058     1,198       760       967     1,085     1,112     1,090     1,266 
                                                                                                                                       
            PERCENT DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
Total unemployed.............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
 Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                  
  temporary jobs.............................     57.4      63.1      63.4      58.6      64.9      65.3      66.6      66.0      65.1 
   On temporary layoff.......................     11.6       8.1       8.6      13.4      11.4      11.4      12.2      10.9      10.0 
   Not on temporary layoff...................     45.7      55.0      54.7      45.1      53.5      53.9      54.3      55.1      55.1 
 Job leavers.................................      9.1       6.4       6.4       8.9       6.0       5.5       5.5       5.7       6.0 
 Reentrants..................................     26.6      23.2      21.9      25.3      22.5      22.0      20.8      21.5      20.7 
 New entrants................................      6.9       7.3       8.3       7.2       6.6       7.2       7.1       6.8       8.2 
                                                                                                                                       
       UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE                                                                                                  
               CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                       
 Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                  
  temporary jobs.............................      3.7       6.0       5.9       4.0       6.2       6.4       6.8       6.9       6.6 
 Job leavers.................................       .6        .6        .6        .6        .6        .5        .6        .6        .6 
 Reentrants..................................      1.7       2.2       2.1       1.7       2.1       2.1       2.1       2.2       2.1 
 New entrants................................       .4        .7        .8        .5        .6        .7        .7        .7        .8 

   1 Data not available.
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




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Table A-9.  Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                           Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                                 
                       Duration                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                           Nov.      Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      July      Aug.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.  
                                                           2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                 NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                 
Less than 5 weeks......................................    3,079     2,956     2,583     3,255     3,233     3,026     2,966     3,147     2,806 
5 to 14 weeks..........................................    3,130     3,183     3,296     3,141     3,557     4,120     3,910     3,717     3,526 
15 weeks and over......................................    3,806     8,408     8,528     3,964     7,880     7,816     8,380     8,834     9,050 
   15 to 26 weeks......................................    1,614     2,883     2,678     1,757     2,916     2,828     2,942     3,240     3,163 
   27 weeks and over...................................    2,192     5,526     5,849     2,207     4,965     4,988     5,438     5,594     5,887 
                                                                                                                                                 
Average (mean) duration, in weeks......................     19.2      28.1      29.4      18.9      25.1      24.9      26.2      26.9      28.5 
Median duration, in weeks..............................      9.9      19.3      20.2      10.0      15.7      15.4      17.3      18.7      20.1 
                                                                                                                                                 
                 PERCENT DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                 
Total unemployed.......................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
  Less than 5 weeks....................................     30.7      20.3      17.9      31.4      22.0      20.2      19.4      20.0      18.2 
  5 to 14 weeks........................................     31.3      21.9      22.9      30.3      24.2      27.5      25.6      23.7      22.9 
  15 weeks and over....................................     38.0      57.8      59.2      38.3      53.7      52.2      54.9      56.3      58.8 
    15 to 26 weeks.....................................     16.1      19.8      18.6      17.0      19.9      18.9      19.3      20.6      20.6 
    27 weeks and over..................................     21.9      38.0      40.6      21.3      33.8      33.3      35.6      35.6      38.3 

   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                     HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-10.  Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              Unemployment       
                                                                   Employed                      Unemployed                      rates           
                                                                                                                                                 
                      Occupation                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                             Nov.           Nov.            Nov.           Nov.            Nov.           Nov.   
                                                             2008           2009            2008           2009            2008           2009   
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
     Total, 16 years and over (1)......................     144,609        139,132         10,015         14,407            6.5            9.4   
Management, professional, and related occupations......      53,274         52,263          1,786          2,530            3.2            4.6   
  Management, business, and financial operations                                                                                                 
   occupations.........................................      22,189         20,721            824          1,194            3.6            5.4   
  Professional and related occupations.................      31,085         31,543            962          1,336            3.0            4.1   
Service occupations....................................      24,595         24,364          1,898          2,604            7.2            9.7   
Sales and office occupations...........................      35,205         33,281          2,304          3,202            6.1            8.8   
  Sales and related occupations........................      16,330         15,428          1,142          1,538            6.5            9.1   
  Office and administrative support occupations........      18,875         17,853          1,162          1,664            5.8            8.5   
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                                                 
 occupations...........................................      14,480         13,194          1,587          2,472            9.9           15.8   
  Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations...........         919            934            107            128           10.4           12.1   
  Construction and extraction occupations..............       8,376          7,509          1,158          1,897           12.1           20.2   
  Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations....       5,184          4,751            322            447            5.9            8.6   
Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                                                  
 occupations...........................................      17,055         16,030          1,726          2,359            9.2           12.8   
  Production occupations...............................       8,662          7,644            895          1,248            9.4           14.0   
  Transportation and material moving occupations.......       8,393          8,385            831          1,111            9.0           11.7   

   1 Persons with no previous work experience and persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total.
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                   HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-11.  Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                         Number of                                                             
                                                                         unemployed                                 Unemployment               
                                                                          persons                                      rates                   
             Industry and class of worker                              (in thousands)                                                          
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                 Nov.                  Nov.                   Nov.                  Nov.       
                                                                 2008                  2009                   2008                  2009       
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
       Total, 16 years and over (1)....................         10,015                14,407                   6.5                   9.4       
Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers........          8,264                11,688                   6.9                   9.9       
  Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction........             32                    96                   3.7                  12.0       
  Construction.........................................          1,237                 1,780                  12.7                  19.4       
  Manufacturing........................................          1,144                 1,882                   7.0                  12.5       
    Durable goods......................................            729                 1,219                   6.8                  12.7       
    Nondurable goods...................................            415                   663                   7.4                  12.0       
  Wholesale and retail trade...........................          1,397                 1,879                   6.7                   9.2       
  Transportation and utilities.........................            331                   493                   5.8                   8.5       
  Information..........................................            173                   243                   5.2                   7.6       
  Financial activities.................................            494                   619                   5.2                   6.7       
  Professional and business services...................            992                 1,514                   7.0                  10.6       
  Education and health services........................            748                 1,168                   3.6                   5.5       
  Leisure and hospitality..............................          1,283                 1,524                   9.9                  11.9       
  Other services.......................................            434                   491                   7.0                   8.0       
Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers            119                   180                   9.5                  12.6       
Government workers.....................................            527                   748                   2.4                   3.4       
Self employed and unpaid family workers................            411                   592                   4.1                   5.7       

   1 Persons with no previous work experience are included in the unemployed total.
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.  Effective with January 2009 data, industries
reflect the introduction of the 2007 Census industry classification system into the Current Population Survey.  This industry classification
system is derived from the 2007 North American Industry Classification System.  No historical data have been revised.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                            HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-12.  Alternative measures of labor underutilization

(Percent)
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
                                                          Not seasonally adjusted                   Seasonally adjusted                 
                                                                                                                                        
                        Measure                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        
                                                          Nov.     Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     July     Aug.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.  
                                                          2008     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009     2009     2009  
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
U-1 Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent                                                                                 
     of the civilian labor force.......................    2.5      5.5      5.6      2.6      5.1      5.1      5.4      5.7      5.9  
                                                                                                                                        
U-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary                                                                                      
     jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force....    3.7      6.0      5.9      4.0      6.2      6.4      6.8      6.9      6.6  
                                                                                                                                        
U-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian                                                                                      
     labor force (official unemployment rate)..........    6.5      9.5      9.4      6.8      9.4      9.7      9.8     10.2     10.0  
                                                                                                                                        
U-4 Total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a                                                                                     
     percent of the civilian labor force plus                                                                                           
     discouraged workers...............................    6.8      9.9      9.9      7.1      9.8     10.1     10.2     10.7     10.5  
                                                                                                                                        
U-5 Total unemployed, plus discouraged workers, plus                                                                                    
     all other marginally attached workers, as a                                                                                        
     percent of the civilian labor force plus all                                                                                       
     marginally attached workers.......................    7.6     10.8     10.7      7.9     10.7     11.0     11.1     11.6     11.3  
                                                                                                                                        
U-6 Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached                                                                                      
     workers, plus total employed part time for                                                                                         
     economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian                                                                                     
     labor force plus all marginally attached workers..   12.2     16.3     16.4     12.6     16.3     16.8     17.0     17.5     17.2  

   NOTE:  Marginally attached workers are persons who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and
are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the recent past.  Discouraged workers, a subset of the marginally attached,
have given a job-market related reason for not looking currently for a job.  Persons employed part time for economic reasons are those
who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule.  For more information, see "BLS intro-
duces new range of alternative unemployment measures," in the October 1995 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.  Updated population con-
trols are introduced annually with the release of January data.




HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                     HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-13.  Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                    Total                          Men                          Women            
                                                                                                                                                 
                       Category                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                             Nov.           Nov.           Nov.           Nov.           Nov.           Nov.     
                                                             2008           2009           2008           2009           2008           2009     
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                 
Total not in the labor force...........................     80,204         83,204         31,245         33,019         48,959         50,184    
 Persons who currently want a job......................      5,077          5,618          2,299          2,671          2,778          2,947    
   Marginally attached to the labor force (1)..........      1,947          2,323            961          1,242            987          1,081    
     Reason not currently looking:                                                                                                               
       Discouragement over job prospects (2)...........        608            861            315            504            293            357    
       Reasons other than discouragement (3)...........      1,339          1,462            645            738            694            725    
                                                                                                                                                 
                  MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                 
Total multiple jobholders (4)..........................      7,539          7,222          3,723          3,461          3,816          3,761    
    Percent of total employed..........................        5.2            5.2            4.9            4.7            5.6            5.7    
                                                                                                                                                 
    Primary job full time, secondary job part time.....      4,009          3,864          2,147          2,062          1,862          1,802    
    Primary and secondary jobs both part time..........      1,861          1,899            635            617          1,225          1,282    
    Primary and secondary jobs both full time..........        279            228            184            142             95             86    
    Hours vary on primary or secondary job.............      1,360          1,170            744            603            616            567    

   1 Data refer to persons who have searched for work during the prior 12 months and were available to take a job during the reference week.
   2 Includes thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of
discrimination.
   3 Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health,
and transportation problems, as well as a small number for which reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
   4 Includes persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.
   NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                                ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-1.  Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail

(In thousands)

                                         Not seasonally adjusted                    Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                           Change
           Industry                Nov.     Sept.   Oct.     Nov.      Nov.     July     Aug.     Sept.   Oct.     Nov.     from:
                                   2008     2009    2009p    2009p     2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Oct. 2009-
                                                                                                                          Nov. 2009p

          Total nonfarm......... 136,882  131,435  132,143  132,223  135,755  131,411  131,257  131,118  131,007  130,996      -11

        Total private........... 113,852  109,184  109,266  109,247  113,212  108,936  108,770  108,670  108,513  108,495      -18

    Goods-producing.............  20,997   18,840   18,700   18,528   20,814   18,713   18,583   18,488   18,375   18,306      -69

Mining and logging..............     799      717      709      707      793      715      706      705      699      698       -1
   Logging......................    58.3     54.6     52.8     53.0     56.6     51.1     51.2     51.9     50.5     50.8       .3
 Mining.........................   741.1    662.2    655.7    653.6    736.8    663.8    655.1    653.2    648.5    647.4     -1.1
  Oil and gas extraction........   167.9    166.5    165.2    167.0    167.4    165.5    165.2    166.1    165.6    166.6      1.0
  Mining, except oil and
   gas (1)......................   233.2    220.3    217.5    214.3    230.7    215.6    214.3    214.4    212.1    211.4      -.7
   Coal mining..................    84.8     78.5     77.5     76.5     84.3     79.0     78.9     78.5     77.0     76.1      -.9
  Support activities for mining.   340.0    275.4    273.0    272.3    338.7    282.7    275.6    272.7    270.8    269.4     -1.4

Construction....................   7,058    6,281    6,213    6,084    6,939    6,162    6,096    6,043    5,987    5,960      -27
  Construction of buildings..... 1,609.1  1,428.0  1,419.6  1,399.4  1,588.4  1,415.1  1,406.1  1,391.9  1,382.2  1,381.1     -1.1
   Residential building.........   793.6    702.3    697.3    686.0    781.7    689.6    685.4    680.4    676.0    675.5      -.5
   Nonresidential building......   815.5    725.7    722.3    713.4    806.7    725.5    720.7    711.5    706.2    705.6      -.6
  Heavy and civil engineering
   construction.................   969.4    902.9    883.2    864.3    942.5    854.4    849.2    841.2    828.3    833.5      5.2
  Specialty trade contractors... 4,479.7  3,950.3  3,909.7  3,820.6  4,408.5  3,892.4  3,840.2  3,810.0  3,776.6  3,745.4    -31.2
   Residential specialty trade
    contractors................. 1,946.2  1,747.6  1,738.3  1,707.9  1,921.6  1,706.9  1,691.4  1,690.3  1,685.7  1,683.0     -2.7
   Nonresidential specialty
    trade contractors........... 2,533.5  2,202.7  2,171.4  2,112.7  2,486.9  2,185.5  2,148.8  2,119.7  2,090.9  2,062.4    -28.5

Manufacturing...................  13,140   11,842   11,778   11,737   13,082   11,836   11,781   11,740   11,689   11,648      -41
   Production workers...........   9,375    8,335    8,284    8,250    9,322    8,301    8,265    8,243    8,207    8,178      -29

 Durable goods..................   8,254    7,213    7,178    7,162    8,216    7,248    7,204    7,169    7,132    7,099      -33
   Production workers...........   5,775    4,943    4,912    4,898    5,741    4,957    4,924    4,906    4,877    4,848      -29

  Wood products.................   431.0    370.8    368.0    363.4    429.8    364.3    362.2    361.6    361.0    359.4     -1.6
  Nonmetallic mineral products..   456.4    411.1    403.0    400.1    450.1    405.5    402.6    400.9    394.7    392.5     -2.2
  Primary metals................   430.4    359.1    359.2    358.8    429.8    358.8    359.3    357.3    356.6    356.0      -.6
  Fabricated metal products..... 1,494.5  1,287.4  1,285.1  1,280.1  1,486.3  1,295.1  1,288.3  1,280.2  1,274.4  1,268.5     -5.9
  Machinery..................... 1,167.6    989.6    985.9    982.9  1,162.7  1,003.2    997.5    989.8    981.4    974.2     -7.2
  Computer and electronic
   products (1)................. 1,234.9  1,119.6  1,112.5  1,111.3  1,233.3  1,134.5  1,125.6  1,120.2  1,113.7  1,108.8     -4.9
   Computer and peripheral
    equipment...................   181.8    160.2    158.9    159.2    181.8    162.4    160.5    160.4    159.0    158.5      -.5
   Communications equipment.....   129.9    125.6    125.2    125.0    129.5    126.3    125.7    126.1    125.0    124.7      -.3
   Semiconductors and electronic
    components..................   424.0    365.2    362.2    362.8    423.2    371.0    367.6    365.2    363.2    361.6     -1.6
   Electronic instruments.......   438.7    417.5    414.5    412.9    438.8    422.2    420.0    417.3    415.4    413.2     -2.2
  Electrical equipment and
   appliances...................   418.4    372.9    369.9    367.6    417.5    374.0    372.3    371.8    368.0    365.2     -2.8
  Transportation equipment (1).. 1,541.0  1,338.2  1,334.8  1,334.8  1,532.5  1,339.0  1,330.0  1,326.9  1,326.9  1,318.6     -8.3
   Motor vehicles and parts (2).   817.1    672.4    673.3    674.3    809.6    665.1    661.6    660.1    664.8    658.5     -6.3
  Furniture and related products   449.2    376.6    370.4    372.3    449.6    382.7    378.2    374.5    370.9    372.3      1.4
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...   630.7    587.2    589.2    590.4    624.2    590.9    587.7    585.8    583.9    583.0      -.9

 Nondurable goods...............   4,886    4,629    4,600    4,575    4,866    4,588    4,577    4,571    4,557    4,549       -8
   Production workers...........   3,600    3,392    3,372    3,352    3,581    3,344    3,341    3,337    3,330    3,330        0

  Food manufacturing............ 1,503.0  1,514.0  1,499.9  1,485.3  1,489.0  1,473.9  1,476.4  1,476.3  1,473.9  1,472.0     -1.9
  Beverages and tobacco products   195.7    195.8    195.2    188.6    196.4    189.4    189.8    189.7    189.9    189.2      -.7
  Textile mills.................   140.8    122.7    121.6    122.4    140.6    122.5    122.3    121.8    121.1    121.6       .5
  Textile product mills.........   144.4    126.3    125.4    125.1    143.5    125.9    125.5    125.8    124.4    123.1     -1.3
  Apparel.......................   187.7    167.7    164.2    161.0    187.1    166.7    165.4    163.7    162.0    160.2     -1.8
  Leather and allied products...    32.7     30.7     30.5     30.3     32.6     31.3     30.6     30.2     30.2     30.2       .0
  Paper and paper products......   437.5    405.9    403.4    404.0    437.1    407.2    405.7    405.4    402.9    402.2      -.7
  Printing and related support
   activities...................   578.6    513.7    510.7    507.8    574.1    518.4    513.7    511.4    507.3    502.8     -4.5
  Petroleum and coal products...   117.1    117.0    115.4    113.4    117.2    114.3    114.0    114.2    113.9    113.6      -.3
  Chemicals.....................   841.2    800.7    800.7    804.4    842.6    807.4    803.4    802.5    802.7    803.8      1.1
  Plastics and rubber products..   707.5    634.0    633.2    632.9    705.9    631.3    630.4    629.5    629.1    630.4      1.3

    Service-providing........... 115,885  112,595  113,443  113,695  114,941  112,698  112,674  112,630  112,632  112,690       58

     Private service-providing..  92,855   90,344   90,566   90,719   92,398   90,223   90,187   90,182   90,138   90,189       51

Trade, transportation, and
 utilities......................  26,439   25,070   25,135   25,434   26,005   25,174   25,146   25,090   25,030   24,996      -34

 Wholesale trade................ 5,906.6  5,662.5  5,674.4  5,664.2  5,890.3  5,666.8  5,661.0  5,654.1  5,651.4  5,639.7    -11.7
  Durable goods................. 3,008.5  2,824.2  2,825.4  2,812.4  3,004.9  2,836.8  2,828.3  2,821.2  2,815.3  2,804.1    -11.2
  Nondurable goods.............. 2,045.3  1,994.7  2,002.4  2,009.5  2,033.6  1,992.2  1,991.6  1,990.5  1,991.6  1,995.7      4.1
  Electronic markets and agents
   and brokers..................   852.8    843.6    846.6    842.3    851.8    837.8    841.1    842.4    844.5    839.9     -4.6

 Retail trade...................15,503.2 14,621.2 14,675.4 14,996.7 15,126.0 14,747.0 14,726.1 14,686.4 14,642.2 14,627.7    -14.5
  Motor vehicle and parts
   dealers (1).................. 1,763.3  1,686.9  1,679.3  1,665.7  1,770.5  1,669.9  1,674.7  1,668.4  1,667.9  1,668.7       .8
   Automobile dealers........... 1,118.7  1,051.1  1,047.7  1,042.3  1,121.2  1,040.4  1,045.6  1,040.7  1,040.8  1,043.0      2.2
  Furniture and home furnishings
   stores.......................   537.6    475.5    488.0    498.9    522.6    483.9    479.6    480.0    481.2    482.3      1.1
  Electronics and appliance
   stores.......................   561.4    507.5    510.7    522.2    541.5    513.1    513.0    511.5    506.5    503.5     -3.0
  Building material and garden
   supply stores................ 1,218.9  1,164.8  1,157.9  1,151.0  1,235.8  1,175.3  1,169.7  1,167.8  1,163.7  1,163.3      -.4
  Food and beverage stores...... 2,869.2  2,806.5  2,805.6  2,826.7  2,843.5  2,823.5  2,821.4  2,813.4  2,809.9  2,801.9     -8.0
  Health and personal care
   stores....................... 1,000.9    972.5    978.2    987.7    989.4    984.1    982.2    976.5    978.2    977.7      -.5
  Gasoline stations.............   835.7    835.6    830.9    824.7    836.9    830.3    834.4    830.1    830.7    826.4     -4.3
  Clothing and clothing
   accessories stores........... 1,546.1  1,392.4  1,420.0  1,497.8  1,462.2  1,414.4  1,410.9  1,411.3  1,410.7  1,411.6       .9
  Sporting goods, hobby, book,
   and music stores.............   669.9    610.4    593.9    616.9    633.1    605.4    601.8    604.5    588.9    583.9     -5.0
  General merchandise 
   stores (1)................... 3,186.2  2,963.5  2,983.1  3,162.2  3,024.5  3,032.8  3,025.7  3,019.1  3,003.5  3,011.6      8.1
   Department stores............ 1,640.8  1,487.1  1,505.7  1,637.2  1,517.5  1,523.3  1,524.2  1,524.4  1,512.0  1,519.5      7.5
  Miscellaneous store retailers.   854.9    793.0    803.4    805.3    838.3    797.6    797.5    790.9    790.6    788.9     -1.7
  Nonstore retailers............   459.1    412.6    424.4    437.6    427.7    416.7    415.2    412.9    410.4    407.9     -2.5

 Transportation and warehousing. 4,465.9  4,220.2  4,217.1  4,208.8  4,424.4  4,193.9  4,192.3  4,182.2  4,168.0  4,162.7     -5.3
  Air transportation............   479.5    463.7    461.5    458.1    481.6    462.9    463.5    461.7    462.1    458.7     -3.4
  Rail transportation...........   228.5    211.5    210.9    210.7    229.0    212.2    213.0    211.5    210.1    209.8      -.3
  Water transportation..........    61.8     58.4     58.0     56.3     62.6     55.7     56.3     56.5     56.6     56.8       .2
  Truck transportation.......... 1,368.7  1,283.4  1,274.5  1,263.3  1,358.0  1,264.6  1,261.2  1,261.7  1,253.9  1,251.5     -2.4
  Transit and ground passenger
   transportation...............   426.7    408.3    414.0    416.4    411.7    407.0    405.4    400.5    400.1    402.0      1.9
  Pipeline transportation.......    43.1     43.1     43.0     43.2     43.2     41.8     42.4     43.2     43.2     43.1      -.1
  Scenic and sightseeing
   transportation...............    24.4     33.0     27.9     24.6     27.2     28.7     28.1     28.1     27.3     27.5       .2
  Support activities for
   transportation...............   584.2    535.2    538.0    535.2    582.2    532.5    533.0    534.6    532.0    532.3       .3
  Couriers and messengers.......   572.0    542.0    545.6    549.7    565.7    547.8    549.0    545.5    546.8    544.4     -2.4
  Warehousing and storage.......   677.0    641.6    643.7    651.3    663.2    640.7    640.4    638.9    635.9    636.6       .7

 Utilities......................   563.2    566.0    568.1    564.1    564.0    566.1    566.5    567.5    568.0    565.6     -2.4

Information.....................   2,970    2,819    2,822    2,816    2,965    2,834    2,829    2,828    2,827    2,810      -17
  Publishing industries, except
   Internet.....................   867.0    786.6    782.6    780.6    863.6    795.6    788.5    787.3    781.0    776.8     -4.2
  Motion picture and sound
   recording industries.........   384.8    379.9    382.5    382.5    385.0    380.3    384.3    385.0    388.8    383.5     -5.3
  Broadcasting, except Internet.   314.5    288.9    290.5    295.6    313.1    290.2    288.7    289.6    290.5    293.6      3.1
  Telecommunications............ 1,010.5    973.3    974.7    967.8  1,010.2    978.2    976.7    975.0    975.1    966.5     -8.6
  Data processing, hosting and
   related services.............   258.0    255.6    255.1    254.5    257.5    254.8    256.9    255.8    254.9    254.0      -.9
  Other information services....   135.0    134.4    137.0    135.1    135.1    135.3    134.3    135.1    136.6    135.1     -1.5

Financial activities............   8,028    7,707    7,699    7,679    8,043    7,737    7,714    7,703    7,693    7,683      -10
 Finance and insurance.......... 5,945.7  5,710.4  5,711.0  5,710.0  5,948.7  5,748.0  5,729.8  5,720.9  5,714.5  5,708.5     -6.0
  Monetary authorities - central
   bank.........................    21.4     20.4     20.3     20.3     21.5     20.2     20.3     20.3     20.6     20.4      -.2
  Credit intermediation and
   related activities (1)....... 2,685.8  2,583.1  2,583.7  2,583.2  2,692.8  2,602.1  2,594.4  2,589.1  2,586.7  2,586.0      -.7
   Depository credit
    intermediation (1).......... 1,803.2  1,761.5  1,763.7  1,763.7  1,806.9  1,770.0  1,767.4  1,766.1  1,764.8  1,766.0      1.2
    Commercial banking.......... 1,349.2  1,316.6  1,318.2  1,318.0  1,352.7  1,323.5  1,320.8  1,319.7  1,319.2  1,320.2      1.0
  Securities, commodity
   contracts, investments.......   844.2    776.1    778.8    777.9    842.1    782.3    780.5    777.8    777.5    775.0     -2.5
  Insurance carriers and related
   activities................... 2,303.3  2,244.2  2,241.2  2,242.3  2,300.9  2,256.5  2,247.6  2,247.2  2,243.0  2,240.6     -2.4
  Funds, trusts, and other
   financial vehicles...........    91.0     86.6     87.0     86.3     91.4     86.9     87.0     86.5     86.7     86.5      -.2
 Real estate and rental and
  leasing....................... 2,082.0  1,996.2  1,988.4  1,969.0  2,093.8  1,988.6  1,984.3  1,982.3  1,978.1  1,974.1     -4.0
  Real estate................... 1,455.4  1,406.6  1,405.4  1,398.8  1,461.7  1,396.4  1,394.9  1,399.0  1,397.3  1,399.2      1.9
  Rental and leasing services...   598.5    562.1    555.6    543.1    603.8    564.6    562.1    555.9    553.3    547.6     -5.7
  Lessors of nonfinancial
   intangible assets............    28.1     27.5     27.4     27.1     28.3     27.6     27.3     27.4     27.5     27.3      -.2

Professional and business
 services.......................  17,590   16,734   16,870   16,900   17,488   16,624   16,618   16,642   16,680   16,766       86
 Professional and technical
  services (1).................. 7,820.2  7,512.8  7,571.2  7,585.6  7,827.7  7,598.9  7,587.8  7,588.5  7,586.1  7,587.3      1.2
   Legal services............... 1,158.2  1,117.9  1,119.0  1,116.2  1,157.7  1,128.2  1,127.2  1,124.8  1,118.8  1,115.9     -2.9
   Accounting and bookkeeping
    services....................   892.7    860.6    876.3    882.7    941.0    934.8    938.0    932.0    935.4    931.0     -4.4
   Architectural and engineering
    services.................... 1,435.8  1,328.3  1,327.7  1,322.3  1,428.6  1,324.5  1,320.9  1,322.2  1,315.8  1,313.1     -2.7
   Computer systems design and
    related services............ 1,475.9  1,461.8  1,482.3  1,482.6  1,467.9  1,462.6  1,461.3  1,465.6  1,472.6  1,473.6      1.0
   Management and technical
    consulting services......... 1,032.9  1,017.0  1,031.5  1,040.9  1,024.9  1,014.9  1,015.3  1,016.6  1,024.9  1,030.5      5.6
 Management of companies and
  enterprises................... 1,882.5  1,807.3  1,803.8  1,807.0  1,882.0  1,819.7  1,816.4  1,810.8  1,805.6  1,803.7     -1.9
 Administrative and waste
  services...................... 7,886.9  7,413.9  7,494.7  7,507.2  7,778.3  7,205.8  7,214.1  7,242.9  7,288.1  7,375.1     87.0
  Administrative and support
   services (1)................. 7,522.7  7,046.7  7,127.3  7,141.2  7,414.2  6,843.7  6,851.6  6,877.8  6,923.6  7,010.5     86.9
   Employment services (1)...... 2,998.2  2,586.9  2,669.7  2,699.8  2,896.7  2,459.5  2,465.6  2,486.9  2,529.6  2,590.7     61.1
    Temporary help services..... 2,214.8  1,851.6  1,923.2  1,952.5  2,128.5  1,745.2  1,748.4  1,765.6  1,809.7  1,862.1     52.4
   Business support services....   831.8    777.6    793.5    807.1    823.7    783.9    784.5    787.0    788.8    794.6      5.8
   Services to buildings and
    dwellings................... 1,832.6  1,831.3  1,814.0  1,779.9  1,829.4  1,769.8  1,765.3  1,764.8  1,766.4  1,770.2      3.8
  Waste management and
   remediation services.........   364.2    367.2    367.4    366.0    364.1    362.1    362.5    365.1    364.5    364.6       .1

Education and health services...  19,255   19,256   19,569   19,650   19,044   19,262   19,312   19,348   19,388   19,428       40
 Educational services........... 3,238.9  3,010.5  3,234.7  3,271.2  3,066.0  3,072.2  3,077.7  3,074.3  3,081.0  3,092.1     11.1
 Health care and social
  assistance....................16,016.3 16,245.2 16,334.2 16,378.5 15,977.8 16,190.2 16,233.8 16,273.2 16,307.4 16,335.5     28.1
  Health care (3)...............13,468.5 13,666.4 13,721.6 13,751.1 13,442.4 13,629.1 13,653.3 13,679.1 13,704.6 13,725.6     21.0
   Ambulatory health care
    services (1)................ 5,744.3  5,868.5  5,894.7  5,910.4  5,727.7  5,842.0  5,855.8  5,873.4  5,882.6  5,895.2     12.6
    Offices of physicians....... 2,297.0  2,338.3  2,346.8  2,350.0  2,289.8  2,329.8  2,335.3  2,339.0  2,339.5  2,343.3      3.8
    Outpatient care centers.....   538.8    541.3    548.0    545.4    536.9    542.0    543.8    543.6    547.3    544.0     -3.3
    Home health care services...   980.0  1,030.1  1,038.9  1,049.2    975.6  1,018.2  1,022.6  1,030.7  1,037.1  1,044.4      7.3
   Hospitals.................... 4,698.0  4,726.9  4,742.4  4,751.4  4,692.4  4,722.4  4,723.9  4,729.6  4,738.6  4,745.4      6.8
   Nursing and residential care
    facilities (1).............. 3,026.2  3,071.0  3,084.5  3,089.3  3,022.3  3,064.7  3,073.6  3,076.1  3,083.4  3,085.0      1.6
    Nursing care facilities..... 1,618.4  1,636.4  1,640.1  1,641.0  1,614.5  1,631.4  1,634.9  1,636.5  1,638.4  1,637.2     -1.2
  Social assistance (1)......... 2,547.8  2,578.8  2,612.6  2,627.4  2,535.4  2,561.1  2,580.5  2,594.1  2,602.8  2,609.9      7.1
   Child day care services......   875.9    857.9    867.2    873.2    863.2    845.9    856.3    859.4    857.2    858.8      1.6

Leisure and hospitality.........  13,087   13,369   13,095   12,881   13,344   13,177   13,163   13,176   13,140   13,129      -11
 Arts, entertainment, and
  recreation.................... 1,800.9  1,985.0  1,861.8  1,760.4  1,944.0  1,897.8  1,893.2  1,922.8  1,903.0  1,901.4     -1.6
  Performing arts and spectator
   sports.......................   386.7    411.6    397.5    381.0    398.8    400.0    395.2    399.1    397.9    393.9     -4.0
  Museums, historical sites,
   zoos, and parks..............   126.4    133.6    132.0    126.3    130.6    130.5    131.0    131.4    131.2    130.7      -.5
  Amusements, gambling, and
   recreation................... 1,287.8  1,439.8  1,332.3  1,253.1  1,414.6  1,367.3  1,367.0  1,392.3  1,373.9  1,376.8      2.9
 Accommodation and food services11,286.5 11,384.4 11,233.2 11,120.8 11,399.6 11,278.8 11,269.5 11,253.6 11,237.0 11,227.9     -9.1
  Accommodation................. 1,761.8  1,752.6  1,698.8  1,651.1  1,812.1  1,715.5  1,714.4  1,709.8  1,701.4  1,696.2     -5.2
  Food services and drinking
   places....................... 9,524.7  9,631.8  9,534.4  9,469.7  9,587.5  9,563.3  9,555.1  9,543.8  9,535.6  9,531.7     -3.9

Other services..................   5,486    5,389    5,376    5,359    5,509    5,415    5,405    5,395    5,380    5,377       -3
  Repair and maintenance........ 1,197.4  1,155.3  1,151.3  1,147.0  1,204.7  1,155.1  1,154.3  1,150.6  1,149.3  1,151.0      1.7
  Personal and laundry services. 1,317.5  1,292.8  1,285.6  1,281.2  1,323.2  1,296.1  1,293.4  1,289.6  1,285.3  1,285.3       .0
  Membership associations and
   organizations................ 2,971.2  2,940.4  2,939.2  2,930.7  2,980.7  2,963.4  2,956.8  2,955.1  2,945.1  2,940.8     -4.3

Government......................  23,030   22,251   22,877   22,976   22,543   22,475   22,487   22,448   22,494   22,501        7
 Federal........................   2,779    2,830    2,855    2,841    2,783    2,826    2,825    2,827    2,844    2,845        1
  Federal, except U.S. Postal
   Service...................... 2,045.7  2,141.9  2,159.1  2,160.1  2,052.4  2,120.9  2,129.3  2,137.0  2,157.8  2,164.4      6.6
  U.S. Postal Service...........   733.3    687.8    695.7    681.1    730.1    705.4    695.8    689.5    686.3    680.8     -5.5
 State government...............   5,365    5,177    5,343    5,363    5,197    5,149    5,172    5,173    5,184    5,189        5
  State government education.... 2,559.7  2,382.6  2,562.1  2,589.2  2,380.3  2,357.2  2,377.3  2,375.8  2,394.1  2,403.9      9.8
  State government, excluding
   education.................... 2,805.5  2,793.9  2,781.2  2,773.4  2,816.4  2,791.4  2,794.3  2,796.7  2,790.3  2,785.0     -5.3
 Local government...............  14,886   14,244   14,679   14,772   14,563   14,500   14,490   14,448   14,466   14,467        1
  Local government education.... 8,422.7  7,783.8  8,278.4  8,391.2  8,067.6  8,015.6  8,007.8  7,988.6  8,021.9  8,033.4     11.5
  Local government, excluding
   education.................... 6,463.2  6,460.2  6,400.3  6,380.6  6,495.6  6,484.6  6,481.7  6,459.1  6,443.9  6,433.4    -10.5

   1 Includes other industries, not shown separately.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   3 Includes ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                              ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-2.  Average weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector
and selected industry detail

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Change
                  Industry                       Nov.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.    Nov.   July   Aug.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.     from:
                                                 2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p  Oct. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Nov. 2009p

        Total private.........................   33.7   33.0   33.1   33.5    33.4   33.1   33.1   33.1   33.0   33.2       0.2

    Goods-producing...........................   39.8   38.9   39.4   39.9    39.5   39.3   39.4   39.3   39.1   39.5        .4

Mining and logging............................   46.0   43.0   43.0   44.4    45.3   42.9   43.3   43.2   42.8   43.1        .3

Construction..................................   37.9   36.6   37.3   37.8    37.7   37.8   37.9   37.5   36.9   37.6        .7

Manufacturing.................................   40.5   40.0   40.4   40.8    40.2   39.9   39.9   40.0   40.1   40.4        .3
   Overtime hours.............................    3.4    3.0    3.4    3.6     3.2    2.9    3.0    3.0    3.3    3.4        .1

 Durable goods................................   40.5   40.0   40.4   40.8    40.4   39.9   39.9   40.1   40.1   40.5        .4
   Overtime hours.............................    3.2    2.8    3.2    3.5     3.1    2.7    2.8    2.8    3.1    3.3        .2

  Wood products...............................   37.7   38.1   38.0   38.4    37.6   37.7   37.7   37.8   37.8   38.1        .3
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   41.1   42.1   41.5   42.3    40.9   41.5   41.3   41.1   40.8   41.7        .9
  Primary metals..............................   40.9   40.6   41.0   42.7    40.9   40.1   40.7   40.9   41.1   42.5       1.4
  Fabricated metal products...................   41.1   39.2   40.0   39.8    40.8   39.4   39.5   39.4   39.5   39.4       -.1
  Machinery...................................   41.7   39.3   40.4   40.9    41.4   39.9   39.9   39.9   40.1   40.5        .4
  Computer and electronic products............   41.7   40.3   40.7   41.7    41.3   40.2   40.5   40.5   40.6   41.0        .4
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   40.8   39.3   39.9   40.5    40.2   38.9   39.1   39.4   39.5   39.8        .3
  Transportation equipment....................   40.8   42.2   42.5   42.7    40.9   41.9   41.6   42.0   42.1   42.5        .4
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   39.9   41.7   42.7   42.7    40.0   40.6   40.8   41.3   42.1   42.4        .3
  Furniture and related products..............   37.0   37.4   37.9   38.3    37.2   37.9   37.5   38.0   38.1   38.4        .3
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   38.5   38.4   38.6   38.9    38.5   38.3   38.6   38.6   38.6   38.8        .2

 Nondurable goods.............................   40.3   40.0   40.3   40.7    39.9   39.8   39.9   39.9   40.0   40.2        .2
   Overtime hours.............................    3.6    3.5    3.7    3.8     3.4    3.3    3.3    3.3    3.5    3.6        .1

  Food manufacturing..........................   40.4   40.1   40.5   40.7    39.9   39.6   40.1   39.9   40.0   40.2        .2
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   38.4   36.2   36.0   37.1    37.9   35.0   35.4   35.9   36.2   36.3        .1
  Textile mills...............................   38.0   37.9   38.9   39.9    37.7   37.6   37.9   37.9   38.7   39.3        .6
  Textile product mills.......................   38.1   38.5   38.0   38.2    37.9   38.4   38.1   38.3   38.2   38.1       -.1
  Apparel.....................................   36.5   35.2   36.2   36.9    36.2   36.2   35.6   36.0   36.1   36.4        .3
  Leather and allied products.................   34.0   32.6   33.8   33.5    34.4   33.3   33.7   33.2   33.2   33.6        .4
  Paper and paper products....................   42.5   42.8   42.6   43.4    42.1   42.2   42.0   42.4   42.4   42.9        .5
  Printing and related support activities.....   38.7   38.5   38.7   39.0    38.2   38.5   38.7   38.4   38.2   38.5        .3
  Petroleum and coal products.................   45.1   43.4   42.9   42.9    44.4   43.2   44.1   43.0   42.1   42.4        .3
  Chemicals...................................   41.6   41.6   41.6   42.0    41.3   41.6   41.4   41.4   41.6   41.6        .0
  Plastics and rubber products................   40.8   40.6   40.9   41.2    40.6   40.4   40.3   40.6   40.7   40.8        .1

     Private service-providing................   32.5   31.9   31.9   32.4    32.2   32.0   32.0   32.0   32.0   32.1        .1

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........   33.0   33.0   32.9   33.1    33.0   32.8   32.8   32.8   32.9   33.0        .1

 Wholesale trade..............................   38.6   37.1   37.4   38.3    38.1   37.4   37.5   37.4   37.5   37.7        .2

 Retail trade.................................   29.7   30.1   29.9   29.9    29.8   29.8   29.8   29.8   29.9   29.9        .0

 Transportation and warehousing...............   36.4   36.5   36.3   37.1    36.1   36.3   36.1   36.4   36.4   36.6        .2

 Utilities....................................   42.7   41.7   41.8   42.0    42.4   41.9   41.9   41.5   41.7   41.7        .0

Information...................................   37.4   36.4   36.3   37.3    37.0   36.4   36.4   36.4   36.3   36.7        .4

Financial activities..........................   36.7   35.6   35.7   36.9    36.1   35.9   36.1   35.9   36.0   36.2        .2

Professional and business services............   35.3   34.3   34.6   35.4    34.9   34.6   34.7   34.7   34.6   34.9        .3

Education and health services.................   32.7   32.2   32.1   32.4    32.4   32.2   32.2   32.2   32.2   32.1       -.1

Leisure and hospitality.......................   25.0   24.7   24.5   24.7    25.0   24.7   24.6   24.8   24.6   24.7        .1

Other services................................   30.9   30.4   30.5   30.7    30.7   30.4   30.5   30.5   30.5   30.5        .0

   1 Data relate to production workers in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction workers in construction,
and nonsupervisory workers in the service-providing industries.  These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the
total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                          ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-3.  Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

                                                       Average hourly earnings                  Average weekly earnings

                  Industry                         Nov.      Sept.    Oct.      Nov.       Nov.      Sept.    Oct.      Nov.
                                                   2008      2009     2009p     2009p      2008      2009     2009p     2009p

        Total private........................... $18.40    $18.70    $18.73    $18.81    $620.08   $617.10   $619.96   $630.14
         Seasonally adjusted....................  18.34     18.68     18.73     18.74     612.56    618.31    618.09    622.17

    Goods-producing.............................  19.65     20.02     20.07     20.04     782.07    778.78    790.76    799.60

Mining and logging..............................  23.31     23.18     23.22     23.14    1072.26    996.74    998.46   1027.42

Construction....................................  22.32     22.69     23.00     22.81     845.93    830.45    857.90    862.22

Manufacturing...................................  17.94     18.41     18.31     18.39     726.57    736.40    739.72    750.31

 Durable goods..................................  18.92     19.56     19.48     19.56     766.26    782.40    786.99    798.05
  Wood products.................................  14.58     15.10     15.09     15.25     549.67    575.31    573.42    585.60
  Nonmetallic mineral products..................  16.85     17.48     17.36     17.41     692.54    735.91    720.44    736.44
  Primary metals................................  19.98     20.51     20.36     20.49     817.18    832.71    834.76    874.92
  Fabricated metal products.....................  17.21     17.64     17.61     17.76     707.33    691.49    704.40    706.85
  Machinery.....................................  18.18     18.63     18.64     18.75     758.11    732.16    753.06    766.88
  Computer and electronic products..............  21.37     21.99     22.02     21.98     891.13    886.20    896.21    916.57
  Electrical equipment and appliances...........  15.74     16.61     16.47     16.56     642.19    652.77    657.15    670.68
  Transportation equipment......................  24.37     25.08     24.85     24.85     994.30   1058.38   1056.13   1061.10
  Furniture and related products................  14.77     15.30     15.03     14.99     546.49    572.22    569.64    574.12
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...................  15.42     16.19     16.21     16.43     593.67    621.70    625.71    639.13

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.35     16.73     16.61     16.68     658.91    669.20    669.38    678.88
  Food manufacturing............................  14.17     14.65     14.51     14.45     572.47    587.47    587.66    588.12
  Beverages and tobacco products................  19.98     20.29     20.61     20.74     767.23    734.50    741.96    769.45
  Textile mills.................................  13.69     13.77     13.66     13.24     520.22    521.88    531.37    528.28
  Textile product mills.........................  11.59     11.29     11.41     11.53     441.58    434.67    433.58    440.45
  Apparel.......................................  11.35     11.52     11.14     11.26     414.28    405.50    403.27    415.49
  Leather and allied products...................  13.61     13.46     13.82     13.78     462.74    438.80    467.12    461.63
  Paper and paper products......................  18.89     19.50     19.22     19.52     802.83    834.60    818.77    847.17
  Printing and related support activities.......  16.86     16.87     16.79     16.83     652.48    649.50    649.77    656.37
  Petroleum and coal products...................  28.28     29.92     30.57     30.65    1275.43   1298.53   1311.45   1314.89
  Chemicals.....................................  19.77     20.58     20.57     20.79     822.43    856.13    855.71    873.18
  Plastics and rubber products..................  16.13     16.06     15.78     15.97     658.10    652.04    645.40    657.96

     Private service-providing..................  18.10     18.41     18.44     18.55     588.25    587.28    588.24    601.02

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.26     16.59     16.56     16.61     536.58    547.47    544.82    549.79

 Wholesale trade................................  20.41     21.03     21.07     21.36     787.83    780.21    788.02    818.09

 Retail trade...................................  12.85     13.22     13.06     13.02     381.65    397.92    390.49    389.30

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.69     18.62     18.75     18.79     680.32    679.63    680.63    697.11

 Utilities......................................  28.96     29.76     29.85     30.14    1236.59   1240.99   1247.73   1265.88

Information.....................................  25.03     25.62     25.78     25.82     936.12    932.57    935.81    963.09

Financial activities............................  20.54     20.89     20.97     21.20     753.82    743.68    748.63    782.28

Professional and business services..............  21.97     22.43     22.36     22.60     775.54    769.35    773.66    800.04

Education and health services...................  19.10     19.58     19.59     19.53     624.57    630.48    628.84    632.77

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.93     11.21     11.23     11.23     273.25    276.89    275.14    277.38

Other services..................................  16.24     16.44     16.45     16.52     501.82    499.78    501.73    507.16

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                             ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-4.  Average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail, seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                       Percent
                  Industry                         Nov.     July     Aug.     Sept.   Oct.     Nov.  change from:
                                                   2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Oct. 2009-
                                                                                                      Nov. 2009p
        Total private:
         Current dollars........................ $18.34   $18.59   $18.66   $18.68   $18.73   $18.74      0.1
         Constant (1982) dollars (2)............   8.54     8.59     8.58     8.57     8.57     N.A.      (3)

    Goods-producing.............................  19.63    19.92    19.92    19.92    20.01    20.01       .0

Mining and logging..............................  23.28    23.23    23.21    23.14    23.33    23.14      -.8

Construction....................................  22.28    22.60    22.63    22.50    22.84    22.76      -.4

Manufacturing...................................  17.94    18.27    18.27    18.36    18.36    18.39       .2
   Excluding overtime (4).......................  17.25    17.63    17.61    17.70    17.63    17.65       .1

 Durable goods..................................  18.91    19.44    19.41    19.49    19.52    19.55       .2

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.37    16.54    16.60    16.70    16.65    16.69       .2

     Private service-providing..................  18.03    18.30    18.39    18.41    18.46    18.46       .0

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.29    16.41    16.54    16.53    16.57    16.61       .2

 Wholesale trade................................  20.29    20.86    20.99    21.05    21.12    21.23       .5

 Retail trade...................................  12.93    12.98    13.10    13.09    13.07    13.08       .1

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.66    18.58    18.67    18.61    18.76    18.74      -.1

 Utilities......................................  28.91    29.48    29.79    29.71    29.79    30.05       .9

Information.....................................  24.94    25.42    25.61    25.52    25.69    25.76       .3

Financial activities............................  20.41    20.75    20.85    20.90    20.99    21.06       .3

Professional and business services..............  21.78    22.42    22.48    22.57    22.52    22.42      -.4

Education and health services...................  19.13    19.45    19.49    19.52    19.60    19.56      -.2

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.90    11.07    11.12    11.21    11.20    11.20       .0

Other services..................................  16.29    16.29    16.37    16.41    16.47    16.50       .2

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   2 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate this series.
   3 Change was .0 percent from Sept. 2009 to Oct. 2009, the latest month available.
   4 Derived by assuming that overtime hours are paid at the rate of time and one-half.
   N.A. = not available.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                               ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-5.  Indexes of aggregate weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

(2002=100)

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Percent
                  Industry                      Nov.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.    Nov.   July   Aug.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.   change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Oct. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Nov. 2009p

        Total private.........................  105.8   99.2   99.5  100.8   104.1   99.2   99.0   98.9   98.5   99.1       0.6

    Goods-producing...........................   93.8   81.2   81.5   81.6    92.0   80.9   80.5   79.9   79.0   79.5        .6

Mining and logging............................  147.2  119.7  117.7  120.8   143.2  119.5  117.8  117.5  115.1  115.7        .5

Construction..................................  103.2   87.9   88.4   87.5   100.5   88.0   87.2   85.5   83.3   84.6       1.6

Manufacturing.................................   87.1   76.5   76.8   77.3    86.0   76.0   75.7   75.7   75.5   75.8        .4

 Durable goods................................   87.9   74.3   74.6   75.1    87.1   74.3   73.8   73.9   73.5   73.8        .4
  Wood products...............................   70.9   61.0   60.2   60.1    70.5   59.1   58.6   58.7   58.6   58.7        .2
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   88.0   79.4   76.3   77.5    86.3   76.8   76.0   75.3   73.1   74.9       2.5
  Primary metals..............................   81.7   65.1   65.9   68.5    81.5   64.0   65.1   65.2   65.4   67.5       3.2
  Fabricated metal products...................   98.0   79.1   80.7   79.9    96.6   79.8   79.7   79.1   79.1   78.3      -1.0
  Machinery...................................   97.9   75.4   77.0   77.7    96.7   77.7   77.2   76.5   76.1   76.2        .1
  Computer and electronic products............  101.1   88.3   88.4   89.8    99.7   88.9   88.9   88.5   88.0   87.8       -.2
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   87.8   74.0   74.0   74.2    86.1   73.3   73.6   73.9   72.7   72.3       -.6
  Transportation equipment....................   81.4   71.7   71.8   72.2    81.0   71.1   69.8   70.6   70.8   70.9        .1
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   64.4   54.5   55.7   55.7    63.9   52.7   52.2   52.9   54.4   54.1       -.6
  Furniture and related products..............   67.0   55.4   55.0   56.4    67.4   57.4   55.9   56.1   55.7   56.6       1.6
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   88.0   81.3   82.3   83.3    87.1   81.6   81.7   81.5   81.5   82.1        .7

 Nondurable goods.............................   85.5   79.9   80.1   80.4    84.2   78.4   78.5   78.4   78.5   78.9        .5
  Food manufacturing..........................  101.8  102.2  102.2  101.6    99.3   97.6   99.2   98.8   98.8   99.2        .4
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   92.6   92.8   93.5   91.3    91.6   83.1   85.9   87.9   89.4   89.1       -.3
  Textile mills...............................   43.2   37.6   38.4   39.7    42.6   37.2   37.2   37.3   37.9   38.8       2.4
  Textile product mills.......................   68.0   60.2   59.0   59.1    67.5   59.3   58.9   59.4   58.8   58.4       -.7
  Apparel.....................................   53.4   43.6   43.8   43.5    52.7   45.0   43.8   43.4   42.9   42.7       -.5
  Leather and allied products.................   61.5   55.1   56.2   55.3    62.0   57.6   56.3   54.8   54.6   55.2       1.1
  Paper and paper products....................   81.8   75.8   75.2   76.1    80.9   74.8   74.2   74.8   74.5   74.9        .5
  Printing and related support activities.....   84.4   74.1   74.3   74.8    82.5   74.7   74.4   73.6   72.8   73.1        .4
  Petroleum and coal products.................  101.0   93.8   92.2   87.7    98.6   89.0   91.3   88.3   87.4   86.0      -1.6
  Chemicals...................................   93.6   87.9   88.0   89.9    93.4   88.8   88.2   88.0   88.6   89.2        .7
  Plastics and rubber products................   83.3   72.8   73.0   73.8    82.9   71.9   71.6   72.2   72.1   72.9       1.1

    Private service-providing.................  109.1  104.1  104.3  106.2   107.5  104.3  104.2  104.2  104.1  104.5        .4

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  103.5   97.6   97.6   99.5   101.4   97.5   97.4   97.1   97.1   97.2        .1

 Wholesale trade..............................  108.9   99.7  100.7  102.7   107.0  100.6  100.7  100.2  100.3  100.4        .1

 Retail trade.................................  100.4   95.4   95.2   97.6    97.9   95.5   95.3   95.0   95.0   94.9       -.1

 Transportation and warehousing...............  106.6  100.9  100.3  102.2   104.5   99.8   99.2   99.7   99.3   99.7        .4

 Utilities....................................   99.4   96.4   97.0   96.7    98.7   97.2   97.2   96.2   96.7   96.2       -.5

Information...................................  101.7   93.2   93.0   95.3   100.2   94.1   93.8   93.6   93.2   93.5        .3

Financial activities..........................  108.9  101.5  101.8  104.9   107.3  102.8  103.0  102.3  102.5  102.9        .4

Professional and business services............  114.2  105.0  106.9  109.6   112.0  105.1  105.3  105.3  105.3  107.0       1.6

Education and health services.................  118.9  117.4  118.9  120.5   116.6  117.4  117.7  117.9  118.2  118.1       -.1

Leisure and hospitality.......................  105.9  107.2  103.9  102.9   108.2  105.5  104.9  106.0  104.7  105.1        .4

Other services................................   99.3   96.2   96.1   96.4    99.1   96.7   96.7   96.6   96.2   96.3        .1

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  The indexes of aggregate weekly hours are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate hours
by the corresponding 2002 annual average levels.  Aggregate hours estimates are the product of estimates of average
weekly hours and production and nonsupervisory worker employment.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                               ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-6.  Indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

(2002=100)

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Percent
                  Industry                      Nov.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.    Nov.   July   Aug.   Sept.  Oct.   Nov.   change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Oct. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Nov. 2009p

        Total private.........................  130.0  124.0  124.6  126.6   127.6  123.2  123.4  123.5  123.2  124.1       0.7

    Goods-producing...........................  112.8   99.5  100.1  100.2   110.6   98.7   98.2   97.5   96.8   97.5        .7

Mining and logging............................  199.5  161.4  158.9  162.6   193.9  161.4  159.0  158.2  156.2  155.7       -.3

Construction..................................  124.4  107.7  109.8  107.8   120.9  107.4  106.5  103.8  102.7  104.0       1.3

Manufacturing.................................  102.2   92.1   92.0   92.9   100.9   90.8   90.4   90.9   90.7   91.2        .6

 Durable goods................................  103.8   90.7   90.7   91.7   102.9   90.2   89.4   89.9   89.5   90.0        .6

 Nondurable goods.............................   98.8   94.5   94.0   94.7    97.4   91.7   92.1   92.6   92.3   93.0        .8

    Private service-providing.................  135.4  131.4  131.9  135.0   132.8  130.8  131.4  131.5  131.7  132.3        .5

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  120.1  115.5  115.2  117.9   117.9  114.2  114.9  114.5  114.8  115.2        .3

 Wholesale trade..............................  131.0  123.5  124.9  129.2   127.9  123.6  124.5  124.3  124.8  125.6        .6

 Retail trade.................................  110.6  108.1  106.5  108.9   108.5  106.2  107.0  106.6  106.4  106.4        .0

 Transportation and warehousing...............  126.4  119.2  119.3  121.8   123.7  117.7  117.5  117.7  118.2  118.5        .3

 Utilities....................................  120.2  119.8  120.9  121.7   119.1  119.6  120.8  119.3  120.3  120.7        .3

Information...................................  126.1  118.2  118.7  121.9   123.8  118.4  119.0  118.3  118.6  119.2        .5

Financial activities..........................  138.3  131.1  132.0  137.5   135.4  131.8  132.8  132.2  133.1  134.0        .7

Professional and business services............  149.3  140.2  142.2  147.4   145.1  140.2  140.8  141.4  141.1  142.7       1.1

Education and health services.................  149.3  151.1  153.1  154.7   146.7  150.1  150.8  151.3  152.3  151.8       -.3

Leisure and hospitality.......................  131.4  136.5  132.5  131.2   133.9  132.6  132.5  135.0  133.2  133.7        .4

Other services................................  117.5  115.2  115.2  116.1   117.6  114.7  115.3  115.5  115.4  115.7        .3

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  The indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate
payrolls by the corresponding 2002 annual average levels.  Aggregate payroll estimates are the product of estimates of
average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and production and nonsupervisory worker employment.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                              ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-7.  Diffusion indexes of employment change

(Percent)

       Time span           Jan.     Feb.     Mar.     Apr.      May     June     July     Aug.    Sept.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.

                                                        Private nonfarm payrolls, 271 industries(1)

Over 1-month span:
     2005 ..............   52.6     60.1     54.1     58.1     56.8     58.3     58.5     59.2     54.2     55.9     62.7     57.6
     2006 ..............   64.9     62.2     63.8     59.8     49.1     51.8     59.2     55.4     55.7     56.3     59.4     60.7
     2007 ..............   53.5     55.5     52.4     49.4     55.9     48.3     50.7     46.5     55.9     57.2     59.4     57.9
     2008 ..............   42.1     40.6     44.1     41.1     42.6     36.9     37.6     39.1     34.7     33.0     27.1     20.5
     2009 ..............   22.1     20.8     19.6     21.8     29.3     25.8     30.3     36.7     39.3    p32.5    p40.6

Over 3-month span:
     2005 ..............   51.7     57.2     59.0     59.8     57.9     62.0     60.5     62.9     60.3     55.5     56.3     62.7
     2006 ..............   67.7     68.6     65.1     65.1     60.5     58.9     55.5     57.0     55.0     54.4     59.0     64.2
     2007 ..............   62.5     54.8     54.2     54.8     54.1     50.4     52.8     48.7     53.3     53.9     58.3     62.5
     2008 ..............   57.7     44.8     40.2     39.7     37.3     33.6     33.6     32.8     34.9     33.2     26.9     20.8
     2009 ..............   18.6     14.2     15.1     15.3     20.3     22.0     22.0     24.5     31.9    p33.4    p36.7

Over 6-month span:
     2005 ..............   55.4     57.9     58.1     57.0     58.3     60.9     63.1     63.3     61.6     59.6     61.4     62.5
     2006 ..............   64.6     63.8     67.5     66.2     65.5     66.6     60.3     61.1     57.9     57.9     62.4     59.0
     2007 ..............   60.3     57.2     60.5     58.3     55.5     56.5     52.8     52.4     56.6     54.4     56.8     59.0
     2008 ..............   56.6     53.0     50.7     47.4     40.2     33.4     31.0     33.4     30.6     29.0     26.0     24.4
     2009 ..............   21.6     17.2     15.1     15.3     15.9     16.6     15.9     20.7     24.0    p23.2    p24.7

Over 12-month span:
     2005 ..............   60.9     60.9     60.0     59.2     58.3     60.3     61.3     63.3     60.7     59.2     59.8     61.8
     2006 ..............   67.2     65.5     65.9     62.9     65.5     66.8     64.8     64.4     66.6     65.9     64.9     66.2
     2007 ..............   63.3     59.4     61.1     59.6     59.2     58.3     56.8     57.2     59.4     58.9     58.1     59.6
     2008 ..............   54.4     56.1     52.6     49.1     50.2     47.8     43.7     42.3     38.0     37.8     32.3     28.2
     2009 ..............   24.0     22.0     19.9     18.1     17.5     17.2     16.2     15.3     16.4    p14.8    p16.6

                                                        Manufacturing payrolls, 83 industries(1)

Over 1-month span:
     2005 ..............   36.7     46.4     42.2     46.4     40.4     33.7     41.0     43.4     45.8     47.6     44.6     47.0
     2006 ..............   57.8     49.4     53.6     47.0     37.3     50.6     49.4     42.2     40.4     42.8     41.0     44.0
     2007 ..............   44.6     41.0     30.7     24.7     38.0     32.5     43.4     30.7     39.2     42.8     60.8     48.2
     2008 ..............   30.7     28.9     37.3     32.5     40.4     25.3     25.9     27.7     22.9     18.7     15.1     10.2
     2009 ..............    6.0      9.6     10.8     16.3     11.4     12.0     24.1     25.9     27.1    p18.7    p30.7

Over 3-month span:
     2005 ..............   36.7     43.4     41.0     41.6     35.5     36.1     34.9     36.7     42.2     44.0     38.6     48.8
     2006 ..............   56.6     57.2     48.2     48.2     44.6     50.0     43.4     45.2     36.7     33.1     35.5     39.2
     2007 ..............   40.4     33.1     33.1     28.9     29.5     30.1     31.9     28.9     30.7     30.7     39.2     51.2
     2008 ..............   48.8     33.7     28.3     29.5     26.5     22.9     19.9     16.9     22.3     21.1     15.1     11.4
     2009 ..............    6.0      3.6      3.6      7.8      8.4     12.0      8.4     13.9     19.9    p20.5    p21.7

Over 6-month span:
     2005 ..............   33.7     39.8     38.0     36.1     35.5     34.9     39.8     36.1     36.1     38.0     36.7     39.8
     2006 ..............   45.2     45.2     50.6     48.8     50.6     50.0     45.2     47.0     43.4     42.2     39.8     34.3
     2007 ..............   37.3     33.1     29.5     28.9     30.7     34.9     28.9     26.5     29.5     28.3     33.7     38.0
     2008 ..............   34.3     30.1     37.3     35.5     25.3     20.5     17.5     18.1     16.9     13.3     11.4      9.6
     2009 ..............    9.0      4.8      4.8      6.0      4.8      4.8      7.2      7.8      7.8     p8.4    p13.9

Over 12-month span:
     2005 ..............   45.2     44.0     42.2     41.0     36.7     35.5     32.5     34.3     33.1     33.7     33.7     38.0
     2006 ..............   44.0     41.0     41.0     39.8     39.8     45.2     42.2     42.8     47.0     48.8     45.8     44.6
     2007 ..............   39.8     36.7     37.3     30.7     28.9     29.5     30.7     28.9     33.1     28.9     34.3     35.5
     2008 ..............   27.7     28.9     25.9     25.3     30.7     27.1     24.7     19.3     21.7     21.7     16.9     15.1
     2009 ..............    8.4      4.8      4.8      4.8      6.0      6.0      6.6      4.8      4.8     p3.6     p5.4

   1 Based on seasonally adjusted data for 1-, 3-, 6-month spans and unadjusted data for the 12-month span.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  Figures are the percent of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employ-
ment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing employment.




Last Modified Date: December 04, 2009