Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Mar.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Mar.
2017(p)

EMPLOYMENT BY SELECTED INDUSTRY
(Over-the-month change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

225 216 219 98

Total private

189 204 221 89

Goods-producing

5 51 96 28

Mining and logging

-18 5 11 11

Construction

43 34 59 6

Manufacturing

-20 12 26 11

Durable goods(1)

-17 10 8 11

Motor vehicles and parts

0.3 4.3 -5.3 3.0

Nondurable goods

-3 2 18 0

Private service-providing

184 153 125 61

Wholesale trade

1.9 6.4 7.9 -0.4

Retail trade

30.7 35.3 -30.9 -29.7

Transportation and warehousing

12.4 -12.9 8.1 3.5

Utilities

-1.3 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7

Information

6 -8 -4 -3

Financial activities

18 30 6 9

Professional and business services(1)

26 59 36 56

Temporary help services

5.7 15.1 8.9 10.5

Education and health services(1)

35 17 66 16

Health care and social assistance

24.5 25.3 36.9 16.7

Leisure and hospitality

49 15 27 9

Other services

6 12 10 1

Government

36 12 -2 9

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

196 178 197 178

Total private

173 177 192 171

WOMEN AND PRODUCTION AND NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES
AS A PERCENT OF ALL EMPLOYEES(2)

Total nonfarm women employees

49.5 49.5 49.6 49.5

Total private women employees

48.0 48.1 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.4 34.3 34.3

Average hourly earnings

$25.46 $26.02 $26.09 $26.14

Average weekly earnings

$875.82 $895.09 $894.89 $896.60

Index of aggregate weekly hours (2007=100)(3)

104.9 106.4 106.3 106.4

Over-the-month percent change

-0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls (2007=100)(4)

127.7 132.3 132.6 132.9

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

DIFFUSION INDEX
(Over 1-month span)(5)

Total private (261 industries)

58.4 59.2 66.9 58.0

Manufacturing (78 industries)

37.8 50.6 67.9 52.6

Footnotes
(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries.
(3) The indexes of aggregate weekly hours are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate hours by the corresponding annual average aggregate hours.
(4) The indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate weekly payrolls by the corresponding annual average aggregate weekly payrolls.
(5) Figures are the percent of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing employment.
(p) Preliminary

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

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Last Modified Date: April 07, 2017