Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Dec.
2018(p)

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

Total nonfarm

175 274 176 312

Total private

174 281 173 301

Goods-producing

82 64 27 74

Mining and logging

1 4 0 4

Construction

42 31 0 38

Manufacturing

39 29 27 32

Durable goods(1)

29 19 14 19

Motor vehicles and parts

2.5 6.2 -1.4 1.8

Nondurable goods

10 10 13 13

Private service-providing

92 217 146 227

Wholesale trade

8.6 5.6 9.3 8.4

Retail trade

-25.9 0.1 29.2 23.8

Transportation and warehousing

8.7 16.7 28.9 2.2

Utilities

-0.2 1.4 0.6 0.5

Information

-4 7 -5 -1

Financial activities

8 10 1 6

Professional and business services(1)

31 56 44 43

Temporary help services

-1.0 15.8 10.5 10.3

Education and health services(1)

30 44 21 82

Health care and social assistance

30.9 47.8 31.3 57.9

Leisure and hospitality

31 67 18 55

Other services

5 9 -1 8

Government

1 -7 3 11

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

221 226 190 254

Total private

223 222 190 252

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.5 49.7 49.7 49.7

Total private women employees

48.1 48.3 48.3 48.3

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.5 34.4 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$26.64 $27.31 $27.37 $27.48

Average weekly earnings

$919.08 $942.20 $941.53 $948.06

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

108.5 110.3 110.1 110.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.5

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

138.2 144.0 144.1 145.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.7 0.1 0.9

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

Total private (258 industries)

65.5 68.4 61.0 70.0

Manufacturing (76 industries)

68.4 62.5 62.5 67.1

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 2017 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 04, 2019