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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Jan.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020(p)
Jan.
2021(p)

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

Total nonfarm

315 264 -227 49

Total private

255 359 -204 6

Goods-producing

36 68 76 -4

Mining and logging

-5 3 3 9

Construction

58 24 42 -3

Manufacturing

-17 41 31 -10

Durable goods(1)

-14 30 18 -17

Motor vehicles and parts

-9.9 17.7 3.6 -5.3

Nondurable goods

-3 11 13 7

Private service-providing

219 291 -280 10

Wholesale trade

2.0 14.8 15.5 14.3

Retail trade

-13.9 -2.1 134.9 -37.8

Transportation and warehousing

37.1 123.6 -24.1 -27.8

Utilities

-1.0 -0.6 -1.0 0.6

Information

13 0 6 16

Financial activities

17 10 18 8

Professional and business services(1)

27 95 156 97

Temporary help services

-2.7 39.0 64.3 80.9

Education and health services(1)

80 43 -31 -7

Health care and social assistance

51.8 48.4 39.1 -40.8

Leisure and hospitality

47 10 -536 -61

Other services

11 -3 -18 7

Government

60 -95 -23 43

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

237 553 239 29

Total private

204 748 370 54

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

Total nonfarm women employees

50.0 49.8 49.7 49.8

Total private women employees

48.7 48.4 48.4 48.4

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.2 81.5 81.5 81.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.8 34.7 35.0

Average hourly earnings

$28.43 $29.61 $29.90 $29.96

Average weekly earnings

$975.15 $1,030.43 $1,037.53 $1,048.60

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

111.5 106.0 105.5 106.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.3 0.3 -0.5 0.9

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

151.5 150.0 150.8 152.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1

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

Total private (257 industries)

58.2 64.4 61.9 48.1

Manufacturing (75 industries)

40.0 59.3 69.3 43.3

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 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: February 05, 2021