Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Aug.
2016
June
2017
July
2017(p)
Aug.
2017(p)

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

Total nonfarm

176 210 189 156

Total private

143 207 202 165

Goods-producing

-24 42 23 70

Mining and logging

-3 6 0 6

Construction

-4 15 -3 28

Manufacturing

-17 21 26 36

Durable goods(1)

-20 19 19 28

Motor vehicles and parts

-8.8 2.9 5.3 13.7

Nondurable goods

3 2 7 8

Private service-providing

167 165 179 95

Wholesale trade

3.0 11.9 6.1 6.3

Retail trade

16.7 -3.7 -1.9 0.8

Transportation and warehousing

18.5 5.6 1.6 1.9

Utilities

-0.6 0.8 -0.6 -0.5

Information

0 -1 -4 -8

Financial activities

15 15 10 10

Professional and business services(1)

31 44 50 40

Temporary help services

1.0 11.1 10.1 0.1

Education and health services(1)

53 40 54 25

Health care and social assistance

39.7 50.6 43.5 16.6

Leisure and hospitality

21 38 58 4

Other services

10 14 6 16

Government

33 3 -13 -9

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

255 187 181 185

Total private

220 185 187 191

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.6 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private women employees

48.2 48.1 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.3 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.5 34.5 34.4

Average hourly earnings

$25.74 $26.27 $26.36 $26.39

Average weekly earnings

$882.88 $906.32 $909.42 $907.82

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

105.3 107.4 107.6 107.4

Over-the-month percent change

-0.2 0.5 0.2 -0.2

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

129.6 134.9 135.6 135.5

Over-the-month percent change

-0.1 0.7 0.5 -0.1

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

Total private (261 industries)

55.7 64.9 64.9 63.8

Manufacturing (78 industries)

42.3 60.3 62.2 73.1

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 2016 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: September 01, 2017