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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Nov.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020(p)
Nov.
2020(p)

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

Total nonfarm

261 711 610 245

Total private

247 930 877 344

Goods-producing

45 97 107 55

Mining and logging

-11 2 2 1

Construction

-2 35 72 27

Manufacturing

58 60 33 27

Durable goods(1)

45 45 16 22

Motor vehicles and parts

40.5 6.3 0.6 15.4

Nondurable goods

13 15 17 5

Private service-providing

202 833 770 289

Wholesale trade

3.0 32.6 5.0 10.4

Retail trade

-13.9 15.3 95.1 -34.7

Transportation and warehousing

22.6 44.4 62.0 145.0

Utilities

1.0 1.2 -1.1 -0.1

Information

9 53 -28 1

Financial activities

12 37 30 15

Professional and business services(1)

37 127 231 60

Temporary help services

2.6 24.8 123.0 32.2

Education and health services(1)

73 60 62 54

Health care and social assistance

56.7 132.0 91.3 59.6

Leisure and hospitality

43 413 270 31

Other services

16 49 44 7

Government

14 -219 -267 -99

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

218 1,322 938 522

Total private

211 1,161 945 717

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

Total nonfarm women employees

50.0 49.8 49.8 49.8

Total private women employees

48.6 48.3 48.4 48.4

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.2 81.4 81.5 81.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.8 34.8 34.8

Average hourly earnings

$28.34 $29.47 $29.49 $29.58

Average weekly earnings

$972.06 $1,025.56 $1,026.25 $1,029.38

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

111.2 104.8 105.6 105.9

Over-the-month percent change

-0.1 1.1 0.8 0.3

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

150.7 147.7 148.9 149.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.3 1.2 0.8 0.5

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

Total private (258 industries)

63.4 71.5 70.7 58.7

Manufacturing (76 industries)

61.8 66.4 60.5 58.6

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 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: December 04, 2020