Employment Situation News Release

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                         THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- SEPTEMBER 2009


Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline in September (-263,000), and
the unemployment rate (9.8 percent) continued to trend up, the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics reported today. The largest job losses were in construction,
manufacturing, retail trade, and government.

Household Survey Data

Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the number of unemployed
persons has increased by 7.6 million to 15.1 million, and the unemployment
rate has doubled to 9.8 percent. (See table A-1.)

Unemployment rates for the major worker groups--adult men (10.3 percent),
adult women (7.8 percent), teenagers (25.9 percent), whites (9.0 percent),
blacks (15.4 percent), and Hispanics (12.7 percent)--showed little change
in September. The unemployment rate for Asians was 7.4 percent, not season-
ally adjusted. The rates for all major worker groups are much higher than
at the start of the recession. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed
temporary jobs rose by 603,000 to 10.4 million in September. The number of
long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) rose by 450,000
to 5.4 million. In September, 35.6 percent of unemployed persons were job-
less for 27 weeks or more. (See tables A-8 and A-9.)

The civilian labor force participation rate declined by 0.3 percentage point
in September to 65.2 percent. The employment-population ratio, at 58.8 per-
cent, also declined over the month and has decreased by 3.9 percentage points
since the recession began in December 2007. (See table A-1.)

In September, the number of persons working part time for economic reasons
(sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed
at 9.2 million. The number of such workers rose sharply throughout most of
the fall and winter but has been little changed since March. (See table A-5.)

About 2.2 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in
September, an increase of 615,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not sea-
sonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and
were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12
months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for
work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-13.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 706,000 discouraged workers in
September, up by 239,000 from a year earlier. (The data are not seasonally
adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work
because they believe no jobs are available for them. The other 1.5 million
persons marginally attached to the labor force in September had not searched
for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey for reasons such as school
attendance or family responsibilities.

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 263,000 in September. From May
through September, job losses averaged 307,000 per month, compared with los-
ses averaging 645,000 per month from November 2008 to April. Since the start
of the recession in December 2007, payroll employment has fallen by 7.2 mil-
lion. (See table B-1.)

In September, construction employment declined by 64,000. Monthly job los-
ses averaged 66,000 from May through September, compared with an average of
117,000 per month from November to April. September job cuts were concen-
trated in the industry's nonresidential components (-39,000) and in heavy
construction (-12,000). Since December 2007, employment in construction has
fallen by 1.5 million.

Employment in manufacturing fell by 51,000 in September. Over the past 3
months, job losses have averaged 53,000 per month, compared with an average
monthly loss of 161,000 from October to June. Employment in manufacturing
has contracted by 2.1 million since the onset of the recession.

In the service-providing sector, the number of jobs in retail trade fell by
39,000 in September. From April through September, retail employment has
fallen by an average of 29,000 per month, compared with an average monthly
loss of 68,000 for the prior 6-month period.

Government employment was down by 53,000 in September, with the largest
decline occurring in the non-education component of local government
(-24,000).

Employment in health care continued to increase in September (19,000), with
the largest gain occurring in ambulatory health care services (15,000).
Health care has added 559,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession,
although the average monthly job gain thus far in 2009 (22,000) is down from
the average monthly gain during 2008 (30,000).

Employment in transportation and warehousing continued to trend down in
September. The number of jobs in financial activities, professional and
business services, leisure and hospitality, and information showed little
or no change over the month.

In September, the average workweek for production and nonsupervisory workers
on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 0.1 hour to 33.0 hours. Both the
manufacturing workweek and factory overtime decreased by 0.1 hour over the
month, to 39.8 and 2.8 hours, respectively. (See table B-2.)

In September, average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory
workers on private nonfarm payrolls edged up by 1 cent, or 0.1 percent, to
$18.67. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5
percent, while average weekly earnings have risen by only 0.7 percent due
to declines in the average workweek. (See table B-3.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from
-276,000 to -304,000, and the change for August was revised from -216,000
to -201,000.

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The Employment Situation for October is scheduled to be released on
Friday, November 6, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).





Table A.  Major indicators of labor market activity, seasonally adjusted        
(Numbers in thousands)                                                          
_______________________________________________________________________________ 
                         |                 |                          |         
                         |    Quarterly    |                          |         
                         |     averages    |       Monthly data       |  Aug.-  
        Category         |_________________|__________________________| Sept.   
                         |        |        |        |        |        | change  
                         |   II   |  III   |  July  |  Aug.  |  Sept. |         
                         |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |         
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
     HOUSEHOLD DATA      |                 Labor force status                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Civilian labor force ....| 154,912| 154,362| 154,504| 154,577| 154,006|    -571 
  Employment ............| 140,591| 139,518| 140,041| 139,649| 138,864|    -785 
  Unemployment ..........|  14,321|  14,844|  14,462|  14,928|  15,142|     214 
Not in labor force ......|  80,547|  81,730|  81,366|  81,509|  82,316|     807 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                 Unemployment rates                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
All workers .............|     9.2|     9.6|     9.4|     9.7|     9.8|     0.1 
  Adult men .............|     9.7|    10.1|     9.8|    10.1|    10.3|      .2 
  Adult women ...........|     7.4|     7.7|     7.5|     7.6|     7.8|      .2 
  Teenagers .............|    22.7|    25.1|    23.8|    25.5|    25.9|      .4 
  White .................|     8.4|     8.8|     8.6|     8.9|     9.0|      .1 
  Black or African       |        |        |        |        |        |         
    American ............|    14.9|    15.0|    14.5|    15.1|    15.4|      .3 
  Hispanic or Latino     |        |        |        |        |        |         
    ethnicity ...........|    12.0|    12.7|    12.3|    13.0|    12.7|     -.3 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
  ESTABLISHMENT DATA     |                     Employment                       
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Nonfarm employment.......| 132,125|p131,189| 131,411|p131,210|p130,947|   p-263 
  Goods-producing (1)....|  19,041| p18,586|  18,713| p18,581| p18,465|   p-116 
    Construction ........|   6,303|  p6,101|   6,162|  p6,102|  p6,038|    p-64 
    Manufacturing .......|  12,008| p11,775|  11,836| p11,770| p11,719|    p-51 
  Service-providing (1)..| 113,084|p112,603| 112,698|p112,629|p112,482|   p-147 
      Retail trade (2)...|  14,814| p14,728|  14,747| p14,738| p14,700|    p-39 
    Professional and     |        |        |        |        |        |         
      business services .|  16,731| p16,609|  16,624| p16,605| p16,597|     p-8 
    Education and health |        |        |        |        |        |         
      services ..........|  19,213| p19,294|  19,262| p19,308| p19,311|      p3 
    Leisure and          |        |        |        |        |        |         
      hospitality .......|  13,180| p13,165|  13,177| p13,163| p13,154|     p-9 
    Government ..........|  22,585| p22,445|  22,475| p22,456| p22,403|    p-53 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                  Hours of work (3)                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|    33.1|   p33.1|    33.1|   p33.1|   p33.0|   p-0.1 
  Manufacturing .........|    39.5|   p39.9|    39.9|   p39.9|   p39.8|    p-.1 
    Overtime ............|     2.8|    p2.9|     2.9|    p2.9|    p2.8|    p-.1 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |   Indexes of aggregate weekly hours (2002=100)(3)    
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|    99.7|   p98.9|    99.2|   p99.0|   p98.5|   p-0.5 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                     Earnings (3)                     
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
Average hourly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  $18.52| p$18.64|  $18.59| p$18.66| p$18.67|  p$0.01 
Average weekly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  612.50| p616.36|  615.33| p617.65| p616.11|  p-1.54 
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                                                                                
   1 Includes other industries, not shown separately.                           
   2 Quarterly averages and the over-the-month change are calculated using      
unrounded data.                                                                 
   3 Data relate to private production and nonsupervisory workers.              
   p = preliminary.                                                             





    Preliminary Estimates of Benchmark Revisions to the Establishment Survey

In accordance with usual practice, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
is announcing its preliminary estimates of the upcoming annual benchmark
revision to the establishment survey employment series. The final bench-
mark revision will be issued on February 5, 2010, with the publication
of the January 2010 Employment Situation news release.

Each year, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey employment
estimates are benchmarked to comprehensive counts of employment for the
month of March. These counts are derived from state unemployment insur-
ance tax records that nearly all employers are required to file. For
national CES employment series, the annual benchmark revisions over the
last 10 years have averaged plus or minus two-tenths of one percent of
total nonfarm employment. The preliminary estimate of the benchmark
revision indicates a downward adjustment to March 2009 total nonfarm
employment of 824,000 (0.6 percent).

Table B shows the March 2009 preliminary benchmark revisions by major
industry sector. As is typically the case, many of the individual indus-
try series show larger percentage revisions than the total nonfarm ser-
ies, primarily because statistical sampling error is greater at more
detailed levels than at a total level.





Table B.  National Current Employment Statistics March 2009 preliminary
benchmark revisions by major industry sector
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                                  |                  |Percent benchmark
             Industry             |Benchmark revision|     revision    
----------------------------------|------------------|-----------------
                                  |                  |                 
 Total nonfarm ...................|      -824,000    |        -0.6     
  Total private ..................|      -855,000    |         -.8     
    Mining and logging............|       -23,000    |        -3.2     
    Construction .................|      -152,000    |        -2.5     
    Manufacturing ................|       -67,000    |         -.6     
    Trade, transportation, and    |                  |                 
      utilities...................|      -282,000    |        -1.1     
    Information ..................|       -36,000    |        -1.3     
    Financial activities .........|        -9,000    |         -.1     
    Professional and business     |                  |                 
      services ...................|      -111,000    |         -.7     
    Education and health services.|       -57,000    |         -.3     
    Leisure and hospitality.......|       -76,000    |         -.6     
    Other services ...............|       -42,000    |         -.8     
  Government .....................|        31,000    |          .1     
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Employment and Unemployment Estimates

Why are there two monthly measures of employment?

The household survey and establishment survey both produce sample-based
estimates of employment and both have strengths and limitations. The
establishment survey employment series has a smaller margin of error on
the measurement of month-to-month change than the household survey because
of its much larger sample size. An over-the-month employment change of
107,000 is statistically significant in the establishment survey, while
the threshold for a statistically significant change in the household sur-
vey is about 400,000. However, the household survey has a more expansive
scope than the establishment survey because it includes the self-employed,
unpaid family workers, agricultural workers, and private household workers,
who are excluded by the establishment survey. The household survey also
provides estimates of employment for demographic groups.

Are undocumented immigrants counted in the surveys?

Neither the establishment nor household survey is designed to identify the
legal status of workers. Thus, while it is likely that both surveys include
at least some undocumented immigrants, it is not possible to determine how
many are counted in either survey. The household survey does include ques-
tions about whether respondents were born outside the United States. Data
from these questions show that foreign-born workers accounted for 15.6 per-
cent of the labor force in 2008.

Why does the establishment survey have revisions?

The establishment survey revises published estimates to improve its data
series by incorporating additional information that was not available at
the time of the initial publication of the estimates. The establishment
survey revises its initial monthly estimates twice, in the immediately suc-
ceeding 2 months, to incorporate additional sample receipts from respondents
in the survey and recalculated seasonal adjustment factors. For more informa-
tion on the monthly revisions, please visit www.bls.gov/ces/cesrevinfo.htm.

On an annual basis, the establishment survey incorporates a benchmark revi-
sion that re-anchors estimates to nearly complete employment counts available
from unemployment insurance tax records. The benchmark helps to control for
sampling and modeling errors in the estimates. For more information on the
annual benchmark revision, please visit www.bls.gov/web/cesbmart.htm.

Does the establishment survey sample include small firms?

Yes; about 40 percent of the establishment survey sample is comprised of busi-
ness establishments with fewer than 20 employees. The establishment survey sam-
ple is designed to maximize the reliability of the total nonfarm employment
estimate; firms from all size classes and industries are appropriately sampled
to achieve that goal.
  
Does the establishment survey account for employment from new businesses?

Yes; monthly establishment survey estimates include an adjustment to account 
for the net employment change generated by business births and deaths. The
adjustment comes from an econometric model that forecasts the monthly net 
jobs impact of business births and deaths based on the actual past values of
the net impact that can be observed with a lag from the Quarterly Census of
Employment and Wages. The establishment survey uses modeling rather than sam-
pling for this purpose because the survey is not immediately able to bring new
businesses into the sample. There is an unavoidable lag between the birth of a
new firm and its appearance on the sampling frame and availability for selection.
BLS adds new businesses to the survey twice a year.

Is the count of unemployed persons limited to just those people receiving
unemployment insurance benefits?

No; the estimate of unemployment is based on a monthly sample survey of house-
holds. All persons who are without jobs and are actively seeking and available
to work are included among the unemployed. (People on temporary layoff are in-
cluded even if they do not actively seek work.) There is no requirement or ques-
tion relating to unemployment insurance benefits in the monthly survey.

Does the official unemployment rate exclude people who have stopped looking for
work?

Yes; however, there are separate estimates of persons outside the labor force who
want a job, including those who have stopped looking because they believe no jobs
are available (discouraged workers). In addition, alternative measures of labor
underutilization (discouraged workers and other groups not officially counted as
unemployed) are published each month in the Employment Situation news release.




Technical Note



   This news release presents statistics from two major surveys, the Current
Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics
survey (establishment survey).  The household survey provides the informa-
tion on the labor force, employment, and unemployment that appears in the
A tables, marked HOUSEHOLD DATA.  It is a sample survey of about 60,000 house-
holds conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS).

   The establishment survey provides the information on the employment,
hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls that appears in the 
B tables, marked ESTABLISHMENT DATA.  This information is collected from
payroll records by BLS in cooperation with state agencies.  The sample 
includes about 160,000 businesses and government agencies covering ap-
proximately 400,000 individual worksites.  The active sample includes 
about one-third of all nonfarm payroll workers.  The sample is drawn 
from a sampling frame of unemployment insurance tax accounts.

   For both surveys, the data for a given month  relate to a particular week
or pay period.  In the household survey,  the reference week is generally
the calendar week that contains the 12th day of the month.  In the establish-
ment survey, the reference  period is the pay period including the 12th,
which may or may not correspond directly to the calendar week.

Coverage, definitions, and differences between surveys

   Household survey.  The sample  is selected  to reflect the entire
civilian noninstitutional population.  Based on responses to a series of
questions on work and job search activities, each person  16 years and over
in a sample household is classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the
labor force.

   People are classified as employed if they did any work at all as paid
employees during the reference week; worked in their own business, pro-
fession, or on their own farm; or worked without pay at least 15 hours
in a family business or farm.  People are also counted as employed if they
were temporarily absent from their jobs because of illness, bad weather,
vacation, labor-management disputes, or personal reasons.

   People are classified as unemployed if they meet all of the following
criteria:  They had no employment during the  reference week; they were
available for work at that time; and they made specific efforts to find
employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference
week.  Persons laid off from  a job and expecting recall need not be
looking for work to be counted as unemployed.  The unemployment data
derived from the household survey in no way depend upon the eligibility
for or receipt of unemployment insurance benefits.

   The civilian labor force is the sum of employed and  unemployed persons.
Those not classified as employed or unemployed are not in the labor force.
The unemployment rate is the number unemployed as a percent of the  labor
force.  The labor force participation rate is the labor force as a percent
of the population, and the employment-population ratio is the employed as a
percent of the population.
                                  
   Establishment survey.  The sample establishments are drawn from pri-
vate nonfarm businesses such as factories, offices, and stores, as well
as federal, state, and local government entities.  Employees on nonfarm
payrolls are those who received pay for any part of the reference pay
period, including persons on paid leave.  Persons are counted in each job
they hold.  Hours and earnings data are for private businesses and relate
only to production workers in the goods-producing sector and nonsupervisory
workers in the service-providing sector.  Industries are classified on the
basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007 version of
the North American Industry Classification System.

   Differences in employment estimates.  The numerous conceptual and method-
ological differences between the household and establishment surveys result
in important distinctions in the employment estimates derived from the sur-
veys.  Among these are:

   --The household survey includes agricultural workers, the self-employed,
unpaid family workers, and private household workers among the employed.
These groups are excluded from the establishment survey.

   --The household survey includes people on unpaid leave among the employed.
The establishment survey does not.

   --The household survey is limited to  workers 16 years of age and older.
The establishment survey is not limited by age.

   --The  household survey has no duplication of individuals, because in-
dividuals  are counted only once, even if they hold more than one job. In
the establishment survey, employees working at more than one job  and thus
appearing on more than one payroll would be counted separately for each
appearance.

Seasonal adjustment

   Over the course of a year, the size of the nation's labor force and the
levels of employment and unemployment undergo sharp fluctuations due to
such seasonal events as changes in weather, reduced or expanded production,
harvests, major holidays, and the opening and closing of schools.  The ef-
fect of such seasonal  variation can  be  very large; seasonal fluctua-
tions may account for as much as 95 percent of the month-to-month changes
in unemployment.

   Because these seasonal events follow a more or less regular pattern
each year, their influence on statistical trends can be eliminated by ad-
justing the statistics from month to month.  These adjustments make non-
seasonal developments, such as declines in economic activity or increases
in the participation of women in the labor force, easier to spot.  For
example, the large number of youth entering the labor force each June is
likely to obscure any other changes that have taken place relative to May,
making it difficult to determine if the level of economic activity has risen
or declined.  However, because the effect of students finishing school in
previous years is known, the statistics for the current year can be adjusted
to allow for a comparable change.  Insofar as the seasonal adjustment is made
correctly, the adjusted figure provides a more useful tool with which to ana-
lyze changes in economic act

   Most seasonally adjusted series are independently adjusted in both the 
household and establishment surveys.  However, the adjusted series for many 
major estimates, such as total payroll employment, employment in most super-
sectors, total employment, and unemployment are computed by aggregating in-
dependently adjusted component series.  For example, total unemployment is 
derived by summing the adjusted series for four major age-sex components; 
this differs from the unemployment estimate that would be obtained by di-
rectly adjusting the total or by combining the duration, reasons, or more 
detailed age categories.

   For both the household and establishment surveys, a concurrent seasonal
adjustment methodology is used in which new seasonal factors are calculated 
each month, using all relevant data, up to and including the data for the 
current month.  In the household survey, new seasonal factors are used to
adjust only the current month's data.  In the establishment survey, however, 
new seasonal factors are used each month to adjust the three most recent 
monthly estimates.  In both surveys, revisions to historical data are made 
once a year.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the household and establishment surveys are subject
to both sampling and nonsampling error.  When a sample rather than the en-
tire population is surveyed, there is a chance that the sample estimates
may differ from the "true" population values they represent.  The exact
difference, or sampling error, varies depending on the particular sample
selected, and this variability is measured by the standard error of the
estimate.  There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence,
that an estimate based on a sample will differ by no more than 1.6 stand-
ard errors from the "true" population value because of sampling error.
BLS analyses are generally conducted at the 90-percent level of confidence.

   For example, the confidence interval for the monthly change in total
employment from the household survey is on the order of plus or minus
430,000.  Suppose the estimate of total employment increases by 100,000
from one month to the next.  The 90-percent confidence interval on the
monthly change would range from -330,000 to 530,000 (100,000 +/- 430,000).
These figures do not mean that the sample results are off by these
magnitudes, but rather that there is about a 90-percent chance that the
"true" over-the-month change lies within this interval.  Since this range
includes values of less than zero, we could not say with confidence that
employment had, in fact, increased.  If, however, the reported employment
rise was half a million, then all of the values within the 90-percent
confidence interval would be greater than zero.  In this case, it is likely
(at least a 90-percent chance) that an employment rise had, in fact, oc-
curred.  At an unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent, the 90-percent con-
fidence interval for the monthly change in unemployment is about +/- 280,000, 
and for the monthly change in the unemployment rate it is about +/- .19 
percentage point.

   In general, estimates involving many individuals or establishments have
lower standard errors (relative to the size of the estimate) than estimates
which are based on a small number of observations.  The precision of esti-
mates is also improved when the data are cumulated over time such as for
quarterly and annual averages.  The seasonal adjustment process can also im-
prove the stability of the monthly estimates.

   The household and establishment surveys are also affected by nonsampling
error.  Nonsampling errors can occur for many reasons, including the failure
to sample a segment of the population, inability to obtain information for
all respondents in the sample, inability or unwillingness of respondents to
provide correct information on a timely basis, mistakes made by respondents,
and errors made in the collection or processing of the data.
 
   For example, in the establishment survey, estimates for the most recent 
2 months are based on substantially incomplete returns; for this reason,
these estimates are labeled preliminary in the tables.  It is only after
two successive revisions to a monthly estimate, when nearly all sample
reports have been received, that the estimate is considered final.

   Another major source of nonsampling error in the establishment survey is
the inability to capture, on a timely basis, employment generated by new
firms.  To correct for this systematic underestimation of employment growth, 
an estimation procedure with two components is used to account for business
births.  The first component uses business deaths to impute employment for
business births.  This is incorporated into the sample-based link relative
estimate procedure by simply not reflecting sample units going out of busi-
ness, but imputing to them the same trend as the other firms in the sample.
The second component is an ARIMA time series model designed to estimate the 
residual net birth/death employment not accounted for by the imputation.  
The historical time series used to create and test the ARIMA model was de-
rived from the unemployment insurance universe micro-level database, and 
reflects the actual residual net of births and deaths over the past five 
years.

   The sample-based estimates from the establishment survey are adjusted
once a year (on a lagged basis) to universe counts of payroll employment
obtained from administrative records of the unemployment insurance program.
The difference between the March sample-based employment estimates and the
March universe counts is known as a benchmark revision, and serves as a
rough proxy for total survey error.  The new benchmarks also incorporate
changes in the classification of industries.  Over the past decade, absolute
benchmark revisions for total nonfarm employment have averaged 0.2 percent,
with a range from 0.1 percent to 0.6 percent.

Other information

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  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-1.  Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                         
         Employment status, sex, and age                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                         
                                                  Sept.      Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.     Sept.  
                                                  2008       2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                      TOTAL                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  234,360   236,087   236,322   234,360   235,452   235,655   235,870   236,087   236,322 
    Civilian labor force.......................  154,509   154,897   153,617   154,621   155,081   154,926   154,504   154,577   154,006 
          Participation rate...................     65.9      65.6      65.0      66.0      65.9      65.7      65.5      65.5      65.2 
      Employed.................................  145,310   140,074   139,079   145,029   140,570   140,196   140,041   139,649   138,864 
          Employment-population ratio..........     62.0      59.3      58.9      61.9      59.7      59.5      59.4      59.2      58.8 
      Unemployed...............................    9,199    14,823    14,538     9,592    14,511    14,729    14,462    14,928    15,142 
          Unemployment rate....................      6.0       9.6       9.5       6.2       9.4       9.5       9.4       9.7       9.8 
    Not in labor force.........................   79,851    81,190    82,706    79,739    80,371    80,729    81,366    81,509    82,316 
      Persons who currently want a job.........    4,895     5,728     5,650     5,140     5,861     5,884     5,990     5,609     5,922 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 16 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  113,414   114,288   114,411   113,414   113,953   114,060   114,173   114,288   114,411 
    Civilian labor force.......................   82,654    82,704    81,769    82,885    82,724    82,529    82,310    82,526    82,268 
          Participation rate...................     72.9      72.4      71.5      73.1      72.6      72.4      72.1      72.2      71.9 
      Employed.................................   77,501    74,341    73,435    77,249    74,033    73,777    73,703    73,519    73,180 
          Employment-population ratio..........     68.3      65.0      64.2      68.1      65.0      64.7      64.6      64.3      64.0 
      Unemployed...............................    5,153     8,363     8,335     5,636     8,691     8,751     8,607     9,007     9,088 
          Unemployment rate....................      6.2      10.1      10.2       6.8      10.5      10.6      10.5      10.9      11.0 
    Not in labor force.........................   30,760    31,583    32,642    30,529    31,229    31,532    31,863    31,761    32,143 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  104,741   105,651   105,780   104,741   105,299   105,412   105,530   105,651   105,780 
    Civilian labor force.......................   79,307    79,132    78,661    79,392    79,395    79,291    79,045    79,231    79,018 
          Participation rate...................     75.7      74.9      74.4      75.8      75.4      75.2      74.9      75.0      74.7 
      Employed.................................   74,844    71,728    71,225    74,503    71,593    71,387    71,319    71,204    70,887 
          Employment-population ratio..........     71.5      67.9      67.3      71.1      68.0      67.7      67.6      67.4      67.0 
      Unemployed...............................    4,463     7,403     7,437     4,889     7,802     7,904     7,726     8,027     8,131 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.6       9.4       9.5       6.2       9.8      10.0       9.8      10.1      10.3 
    Not in labor force.........................   25,434    26,519    27,119    25,349    25,904    26,121    26,485    26,420    26,762 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 16 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  120,946   121,799   121,911   120,946   121,499   121,594   121,696   121,799   121,911 
    Civilian labor force.......................   71,855    72,192    71,848    71,735    72,357    72,397    72,194    72,051    71,738 
          Participation rate...................     59.4      59.3      58.9      59.3      59.6      59.5      59.3      59.2      58.8 
      Employed.................................   67,809    65,733    65,644    67,780    66,537    66,419    66,339    66,131    65,684 
          Employment-population ratio..........     56.1      54.0      53.8      56.0      54.8      54.6      54.5      54.3      53.9 
      Unemployed...............................    4,046     6,460     6,203     3,956     5,820     5,978     5,855     5,920     6,054 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.6       8.9       8.6       5.5       8.0       8.3       8.1       8.2       8.4 
    Not in labor force.........................   49,091    49,607    50,064    49,210    49,142    49,197    49,503    49,748    50,174 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  112,518   113,405   113,522   112,518   113,089   113,189   113,296   113,405   113,522 
    Civilian labor force.......................   68,635    68,830    68,947    68,385    69,112    69,060    68,985    68,923    68,703 
          Participation rate...................     61.0      60.7      60.7      60.8      61.1      61.0      60.9      60.8      60.5 
      Employed.................................   65,149    63,091    63,398    65,008    63,895    63,810    63,789    63,662    63,318 
          Employment-population ratio..........     57.9      55.6      55.8      57.8      56.5      56.4      56.3      56.1      55.8 
      Unemployed...............................    3,486     5,739     5,549     3,377     5,217     5,249     5,196     5,261     5,385 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.1       8.3       8.0       4.9       7.5       7.6       7.5       7.6       7.8 
    Not in labor force.........................   43,883    44,575    44,575    44,133    43,976    44,130    44,311    44,481    44,819 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   17,101    17,031    17,020    17,101    17,064    17,053    17,044    17,031    17,020 
    Civilian labor force.......................    6,567     6,935     6,008     6,844     6,573     6,575     6,474     6,423     6,285 
          Participation rate...................     38.4      40.7      35.3      40.0      38.5      38.6      38.0      37.7      36.9 
      Employed.................................    5,317     5,255     4,456     5,518     5,082     4,999     4,933     4,783     4,659 
          Employment-population ratio..........     31.1      30.9      26.2      32.3      29.8      29.3      28.9      28.1      27.4 
      Unemployed...............................    1,250     1,680     1,552     1,326     1,491     1,576     1,541     1,640     1,626 
          Unemployment rate....................     19.0      24.2      25.8      19.4      22.7      24.0      23.8      25.5      25.9 
    Not in labor force.........................   10,534    10,096    11,012    10,257    10,491    10,478    10,570    10,608    10,735 
  
     1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
  seasonally adjusted columns.
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-2.  Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                         
      Employment status, race, sex, and age                                                                                              
                                                   Sept.     Aug.      Sept.     Sept.     May       June      July      Aug.      Sept. 
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                     WHITE                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  189,916   191,086   191,244   189,916   190,667   190,801   190,944   191,086   191,244 
    Civilian labor force.......................  125,853   126,290   125,311   125,844   126,423   126,199   125,997   126,118   125,599 
        Participation rate.....................     66.3      66.1      65.5      66.3      66.3      66.1      66.0      66.0      65.7 
      Employed.................................  119,294   115,173   114,496   118,964   115,561   115,202   115,123   114,922   114,251 
        Employment-population ratio............     62.8      60.3      59.9      62.6      60.6      60.4      60.3      60.1      59.7 
      Unemployed...............................    6,559    11,118    10,815     6,880    10,862    10,997    10,874    11,197    11,349 
        Unemployment rate......................      5.2       8.8       8.6       5.5       8.6       8.7       8.6       8.9       9.0 
    Not in labor force.........................   64,063    64,796    65,933    64,072    64,244    64,601    64,947    64,968    65,645 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................   65,645    65,506    65,286    65,718    65,766    65,732    65,643    65,674    65,609 
        Participation rate.....................     76.1      75.4      75.1      76.2      75.9      75.8      75.6      75.6      75.4 
      Employed.................................   62,400    59,896    59,578    62,125    59,820    59,656    59,701    59,576    59,329 
        Employment-population ratio............     72.3      68.9      68.5      72.0      69.0      68.8      68.8      68.6      68.2 
      Unemployed...............................    3,245     5,610     5,708     3,593     5,946     6,076     5,941     6,098     6,281 
        Unemployment rate......................      4.9       8.6       8.7       5.5       9.0       9.2       9.1       9.3       9.6 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................   54,809    54,971    55,006    54,543    55,192    55,068    54,987    55,045    54,770 
        Participation rate.....................     60.5      60.3      60.3      60.2      60.7      60.5      60.4      60.4      60.0 
      Employed.................................   52,421    50,763    51,055    52,233    51,385    51,304    51,245    51,250    50,914 
        Employment-population ratio............     57.9      55.7      56.0      57.7      56.5      56.4      56.3      56.2      55.8 
      Unemployed...............................    2,388     4,207     3,951     2,310     3,807     3,765     3,742     3,796     3,856 
        Unemployment rate......................      4.4       7.7       7.2       4.2       6.9       6.8       6.8       6.9       7.0 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................    5,399     5,813     5,019     5,583     5,465     5,400     5,367     5,399     5,220 
        Participation rate.....................     41.2      44.6      38.6      42.6      41.9      41.4      41.2      41.5      40.1 
      Employed.................................    4,473     4,513     3,863     4,605     4,356     4,243     4,176     4,096     4,008 
        Employment-population ratio............     34.2      34.7      29.7      35.2      33.4      32.5      32.0      31.5      30.8 
      Unemployed...............................      926     1,300     1,156       978     1,108     1,156     1,191     1,303     1,212 
        Unemployment rate......................     17.2      22.4      23.0      17.5      20.3      21.4      22.2      24.1      23.2 
                                                                                                                                         
           BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   27,939    28,290    28,330    27,939    28,184    28,217    28,252    28,290    28,330 
    Civilian labor force.......................   17,756    17,658    17,436    17,733    17,737    17,700    17,684    17,584    17,442 
        Participation rate.....................     63.6      62.4      61.5      63.5      62.9      62.7      62.6      62.2      61.6 
      Employed.................................   15,767    15,005    14,771    15,709    15,095    15,103    15,111    14,929    14,755 
        Employment-population ratio............     56.4      53.0      52.1      56.2      53.6      53.5      53.5      52.8      52.1 
      Unemployed...............................    1,989     2,653     2,665     2,024     2,642     2,597     2,573     2,655     2,687 
        Unemployment rate......................     11.2      15.0      15.3      11.4      14.9      14.7      14.5      15.1      15.4 
    Not in labor force.........................   10,183    10,632    10,894    10,206    10,446    10,517    10,568    10,706    10,888 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................    8,021     7,951     7,785     8,000     8,000     7,929     7,896     7,921     7,809 
        Participation rate.....................     71.4      69.7      68.1      71.2      70.5      69.8      69.4      69.5      68.3 
      Employed.................................    7,126     6,682     6,583     7,049     6,656     6,633     6,645     6,578     6,518 
        Employment-population ratio............     63.4      58.6      57.6      62.7      58.7      58.4      58.4      57.7      57.0 
      Unemployed...............................      895     1,269     1,203       952     1,345     1,297     1,251     1,343     1,291 
        Unemployment rate......................     11.2      16.0      15.5      11.9      16.8      16.4      15.8      17.0      16.5 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................    9,003     8,957     9,029     8,931     9,000     9,042     9,045     8,955     8,942 
        Participation rate.....................     64.2      63.1      63.5      63.7      63.6      63.8      63.8      63.1      62.9 
      Employed.................................    8,122     7,833     7,820     8,097     7,993     8,018     7,988     7,889     7,828 
        Employment-population ratio............     57.9      55.1      55.0      57.8      56.5      56.6      56.3      55.5      55.0 
      Unemployed...............................      881     1,124     1,209       834     1,007     1,024     1,057     1,066     1,114 
        Unemployment rate......................      9.8      12.5      13.4       9.3      11.2      11.3      11.7      11.9      12.5 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................      732       749       622       802       736       729       744       708       691 
        Participation rate.....................     27.3      27.9      23.2      29.9      27.4      27.1      27.7      26.4      25.8 
      Employed.................................      519       489       369       563       446       453       479       462       409 
        Employment-population ratio............     19.3      18.2      13.8      21.0      16.6      16.9      17.8      17.2      15.3 
      Unemployed...............................      213       260       253       239       290       276       265       246       282 
        Unemployment rate......................     29.1      34.7      40.7      29.8      39.4      37.9      35.7      34.7      40.8 
                                                                                                                                         
                     ASIAN                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   10,820    10,931    10,826      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Civilian labor force.......................    7,179     7,252     7,097      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Participation rate.....................     66.4      66.3      65.6      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employed.................................    6,904     6,709     6,570      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Employment-population ratio............     63.8      61.4      60.7      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployed...............................      276       542       527      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Unemployment rate......................      3.8       7.5       7.4      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
    Not in labor force.........................    3,640     3,679     3,729      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
  
     1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
  seasonally adjusted columns.
     2 Data not available.
     NOTE:  Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. 
  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-3.  Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by sex and age

  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                      Seasonally adjusted (1)                  
                                                                                                                                         
         Employment status, sex, and age                                                                                                 
                                                  Sept.      Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.     Sept.  
                                                  2008       2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
          HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   32,369    33,017    33,110    32,369    32,753    32,839    32,926    33,017    33,110 
    Civilian labor force.......................   22,160    22,417    22,413    22,259    22,438    22,347    22,526    22,341    22,469 
        Participation rate.....................     68.5      67.9      67.7      68.8      68.5      68.1      68.4      67.7      67.9 
      Employed.................................   20,470    19,511    19,680    20,506    19,595    19,623    19,745    19,433    19,625 
        Employment-population ratio............     63.2      59.1      59.4      63.4      59.8      59.8      60.0      58.9      59.3 
      Unemployed...............................    1,691     2,906     2,733     1,752     2,843     2,724     2,781     2,908     2,844 
        Unemployment rate......................      7.6      13.0      12.2       7.9      12.7      12.2      12.3      13.0      12.7 
    Not in labor force.........................   10,209    10,599    10,697    10,111    10,315    10,491    10,400    10,675    10,641 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................   12,773    12,788    12,809      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Participation rate.....................     84.7      83.2      83.1      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employed.................................   11,892    11,209    11,297      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Employment-population ratio............     78.9      73.0      73.3      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployed...............................      881     1,578     1,512      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Unemployment rate......................      6.9      12.3      11.8      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................    8,298     8,470     8,571      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Participation rate.....................     58.3      58.3      58.9      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employed.................................    7,760     7,536     7,655      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Employment-population ratio............     54.6      51.9      52.6      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployed...............................      538       934       916      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Unemployment rate......................      6.5      11.0      10.7      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................    1,089     1,160     1,033      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Participation rate.....................     35.5      37.0      32.9      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Employed.................................      818       766       729      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Employment-population ratio............     26.7      24.4      23.2      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
      Unemployed...............................      271       394       305      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
        Unemployment rate......................     24.9      34.0      29.5      (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)  
   
     1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and
  seasonally adjusted columns.
     2 Data not available.
     NOTE:  Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  Updated population controls are introduced
  annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-4.  Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                         
             Educational attainment                                                                                                      
                                                  Sept.      Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.     Sept.  
                                                  2008       2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
         Less than a high school diploma                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   12,177    12,240    12,262    12,165    12,210    12,363    12,461    12,360    12,303 
      Participation rate.......................     47.1      47.0      47.1      47.0      45.9      46.3      48.5      47.5      47.3 
    Employed...................................   11,081    10,433    10,580    10,977    10,321    10,447    10,537    10,432    10,462 
      Employment-population ratio..............     42.9      40.1      40.6      42.5      38.8      39.2      41.0      40.1      40.2 
    Unemployed.................................    1,097     1,807     1,682     1,187     1,889     1,916     1,925     1,928     1,841 
      Unemployment rate........................      9.0      14.8      13.7       9.8      15.5      15.5      15.4      15.6      15.0 
                                                                                                                                         
      High school graduates, no college (1)                                                                                              
  Civilian labor force.........................   38,415    37,926    37,957    38,264    38,757    38,694    38,362    38,184    38,098 
      Participation rate.......................     62.6      61.6      61.9      62.4      63.1      63.2      62.5      62.0      62.1 
    Employed...................................   36,197    34,391    34,147    35,851    34,881    34,898    34,760    34,469    33,994 
      Employment-population ratio..............     59.0      55.9      55.7      58.5      56.8      57.0      56.7      56.0      55.4 
    Unemployed.................................    2,218     3,535     3,810     2,413     3,875     3,796     3,602     3,715     4,105 
      Unemployment rate........................      5.8       9.3      10.0       6.3      10.0       9.8       9.4       9.7      10.8 
                                                                                                                                         
        Some college or associate degree                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   37,054    36,588    36,693    36,952    36,860    36,646    36,564    36,601    36,665 
      Participation rate.......................     72.0      71.2      70.6      71.8      71.7      71.0      70.6      71.2      70.6 
    Employed...................................   35,253    33,485    33,704    35,053    34,013    33,713    33,679    33,608    33,539 
      Employment-population ratio..............     68.5      65.1      64.9      68.1      66.2      65.3      65.1      65.4      64.5 
    Unemployed.................................    1,802     3,103     2,989     1,898     2,847     2,933     2,885     2,993     3,126 
      Unemployment rate........................      4.9       8.5       8.1       5.1       7.7       8.0       7.9       8.2       8.5 
                                                                                                                                         
        Bachelor's degree and higher (2)                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   45,140    45,868    45,958    45,183    45,500    45,527    45,691    45,840    45,928 
      Participation rate.......................     77.6      77.1      77.4      77.6      77.8      77.7      76.8      77.0      77.4 
    Employed...................................   43,961    43,495    43,676    44,011    43,332    43,368    43,546    43,686    43,696 
      Employment-population ratio..............     75.5      73.1      73.6      75.6      74.1      74.1      73.2      73.4      73.6 
    Unemployed.................................    1,178     2,373     2,283     1,172     2,167     2,158     2,145     2,154     2,231 
      Unemployment rate........................      2.6       5.2       5.0       2.6       4.8       4.7       4.7       4.7       4.9 
  
     1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
     2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees. 
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-5.  Employed persons by class of worker and part-time status
  
  (In thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                         
                    Category                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                         
                                                  Sept.      Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.     Sept.  
                                                  2008       2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                 CLASS OF WORKER                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
  Agriculture and related industries...........    2,276     2,241     2,073     2,199     2,173     2,165     2,148     2,103     2,010 
    Wage and salary workers....................    1,415     1,368     1,256     1,323     1,256     1,232     1,230     1,247     1,179 
    Self-employed workers......................      834       847       805       824       882       896       876       830       808 
    Unpaid family workers......................       28        26        12      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
                                                                                                                                         
  Nonagricultural industries...................  143,034   137,833   137,006   142,851   138,296   137,812   137,675   137,358   136,795 
    Wage and salary workers....................  133,660   128,493   127,769   133,582   129,298   128,939   128,939   128,285   127,712 
      Government...............................   21,204    20,665    20,954    21,183    21,247    21,446    21,367    21,133    21,002 
      Private industries.......................  112,456   107,828   106,816   112,407   108,054   107,498   107,591   107,219   106,779 
        Private households.....................      820       859       790     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
        Other industries.......................  111,636   106,969   106,026   111,591   107,238   106,631   106,728   106,375   105,990 
    Self-employed workers......................    9,293     9,269     9,154     9,178     8,990     8,891     8,801     9,034     9,010 
    Unpaid family workers......................       81        71        83      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
                                                                                                                                         
          PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                         
  All industries:                                                                                                                        
    Part time for economic reasons.............    5,701     8,835     8,255     6,292     9,084     8,989     8,798     9,076     9,179 
      Slack work or business conditions........    3,983     6,497     6,101     4,418     6,794     6,783     6,849     6,941     6,960 
      Could only find part-time work...........    1,467     1,917     1,918     1,514     1,922     1,980     1,835     2,044     2,025 
    Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,582    16,921    18,898    19,275    18,872    18,718    19,018    18,814    18,621 
                                                                                                                                         
  Nonagricultural industries:                                                                                                            
    Part time for economic reasons.............    5,621     8,712     8,134     6,167     8,928     8,845     8,647     8,945     9,004 
      Slack work or business conditions........    3,919     6,406     5,998     4,279     6,681     6,699     6,733     6,844     6,734 
      Could only find part-time work...........    1,465     1,900     1,910     1,541     1,909     1,969     1,776     2,020     2,021 
    Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,242    16,590    18,574    18,930    18,502    18,358    18,621    18,436    18,285 
  
     1 Data not available.
     2 Persons at work excludes employed persons who were absent from their jobs during the entire reference week for reasons such as
  vacation, illness, or industrial dispute.  Part time for noneconomic reasons excludes persons who usually work full time but worked
  only 1 to 34 hours during the reference week for reasons such as holidays, illness, and bad weather.
     NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
  seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-6.  Selected employment indicators
  
  (In thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                         
                 Characteristic                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
                                                  Sept.      Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.     Sept.  
                                                  2008       2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                   AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                         
  Total, 16 years and over.....................  145,310   140,074   139,079   145,029   140,570   140,196   140,041   139,649   138,864 
    16 to 19 years.............................    5,317     5,255     4,456     5,518     5,082     4,999     4,933     4,783     4,659 
      16 to 17 years...........................    2,007     1,949     1,582     2,023     1,795     1,732     1,718     1,715     1,623 
      18 to 19 years...........................    3,311     3,306     2,874     3,525     3,260     3,251     3,225     3,057     3,075 
    20 years and over..........................  139,993   134,819   134,623   139,511   135,488   135,197   135,108   134,866   134,206 
      20 to 24 years...........................   13,501    13,015    12,516    13,625    12,842    12,774    12,790    12,749    12,669 
      25 years and over........................  126,492   121,804   122,106   125,950   122,650   122,539   122,455   122,148   121,629 
        25 to 54 years.........................   99,534    94,896    94,802    99,086    95,394    95,391    95,297    94,992    94,404 
          25 to 34 years.......................   31,491    30,018    29,921    31,352    29,955    30,018    30,079    29,970    29,796 
          35 to 44 years.......................   33,397    31,445    31,413    33,250    31,681    31,734    31,613    31,500    31,270 
          45 to 54 years.......................   34,646    33,433    33,468    34,485    33,758    33,639    33,606    33,522    33,338 
        55 years and over......................   26,958    26,908    27,305    26,863    27,256    27,147    27,158    27,156    27,225 
                                                                                                                                         
  Men, 16 years and over.......................   77,501    74,341    73,435    77,249    74,033    73,777    73,703    73,519    73,180 
    16 to 19 years.............................    2,657     2,613     2,210     2,746     2,440     2,390     2,383     2,314     2,293 
      16 to 17 years...........................      945       991       775       958       851       821       826       838       792 
      18 to 19 years...........................    1,712     1,622     1,435     1,797     1,580     1,576     1,562     1,473     1,504 
    20 years and over..........................   74,844    71,728    71,225    74,503    71,593    71,387    71,319    71,204    70,887 
      20 to 24 years...........................    7,114     6,723     6,371     7,153     6,574     6,582     6,546     6,511     6,431 
      25 years and over........................   67,731    65,005    64,854    67,365    65,001    64,855    64,828    64,727    64,484 
        25 to 54 years.........................   53,424    50,842    50,506    53,136    50,672    50,640    50,600    50,544    50,215 
          25 to 34 years.......................   17,243    16,376    16,255    17,112    16,082    16,194    16,231    16,222    16,111 
          35 to 44 years.......................   18,096    16,925    16,863    18,001    17,002    16,926    16,898    16,839    16,764 
          45 to 54 years.......................   18,085    17,541    17,387    18,023    17,588    17,520    17,470    17,482    17,340 
        55 years and over......................   14,307    14,163    14,348    14,230    14,329    14,214    14,228    14,183    14,269 
                                                                                                                                         
  Women, 16 years and over.....................   67,809    65,733    65,644    67,780    66,537    66,419    66,339    66,131    65,684 
    16 to 19 years.............................    2,660     2,642     2,246     2,772     2,642     2,609     2,550     2,468     2,366 
      16 to 17 years...........................    1,061       958       807     1,065       944       911       892       877       830 
      18 to 19 years...........................    1,599     1,685     1,439     1,728     1,681     1,675     1,663     1,584     1,571 
    20 years and over..........................   65,149    63,091    63,398    65,008    63,895    63,810    63,789    63,662    63,318 
      20 to 24 years...........................    6,387     6,292     6,145     6,472     6,268     6,193     6,244     6,238     6,238 
      25 years and over........................   58,762    56,799    57,253    58,585    57,649    57,684    57,627    57,421    57,146 
        25 to 54 years.........................   46,110    44,053    44,295    45,951    44,722    44,751    44,697    44,448    44,189 
          25 to 34 years.......................   14,248    13,642    13,666    14,240    13,873    13,825    13,847    13,748    13,685 
          35 to 44 years.......................   15,301    14,520    14,549    15,249    14,679    14,808    14,714    14,661    14,506 
          45 to 54 years.......................   16,561    15,892    16,081    16,462    16,170    16,118    16,136    16,040    15,999 
        55 years and over......................   12,652    12,746    12,957    12,634    12,927    12,933    12,929    12,973    12,956 
                                                                                                                                         
                 MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
  Married men, spouse present..................   45,953    43,859    43,762    45,887    44,255    44,294    43,992    43,943    43,716 
  Married women, spouse present................   35,955    34,672    34,924    35,864    35,391    35,464    35,377    35,199    34,857 
  Women who maintain families..................    9,312     8,777     8,866      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
                                                                                                                                         
            FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Full-time workers (2)........................  120,213   113,863   111,991   119,661   113,318   112,942   112,598   112,262   111,448 
  Part-time workers (3)........................   25,097    26,211    27,088    25,411    27,195    27,374    27,799    27,600    27,479 
                                                                                                                                         
               MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                         
  Total multiple jobholders....................    7,724     6,772     7,098     7,612     7,292     7,160     7,284     7,099     7,060 
      Percent of total employed................      5.3       4.8       5.1       5.2       5.2       5.1       5.2       5.1       5.1 
  
     1 Data not available.
     2 Employed full-time workers are persons who usually work 35 hours or more per week.
     3 Employed part-time workers are persons who usually work less than 35 hours per week.
     NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
  seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-7.  Selected unemployment indicators, seasonally adjusted
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                          Number of                                                                      
                                                      unemployed persons                         Unemployment rates (1)                  
                                                        (in thousands)                                                                   
                 Characteristic                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Sept.     Aug.     Sept.     Sept.      May       June      July      Aug.      Sept. 
                                                   2008      2009     2009      2008       2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                   AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                         
  Total, 16 years and over.....................    9,592    14,928    15,142      6.2       9.4       9.5       9.4       9.7       9.8  
    16 to 19 years.............................    1,326     1,640     1,626     19.4      22.7      24.0      23.8      25.5      25.9  
      16 to 17 years...........................      561       616       619     21.7      23.4      25.1      25.4      26.4      27.6  
      18 to 19 years...........................      763     1,019       984     17.8      22.9      23.7      23.0      25.0      24.2  
    20 years and over..........................    8,266    13,288    13,516      5.6       8.8       8.9       8.7       9.0       9.1  
      20 to 24 years...........................    1,644     2,266     2,215     10.8      15.0      15.2      15.3      15.1      14.9  
      25 years and over........................    6,680    11,085    11,402      5.0       8.1       8.2       8.1       8.3       8.6  
        25 to 54 years.........................    5,508     9,078     9,467      5.3       8.4       8.5       8.4       8.7       9.1  
          25 to 34 years.......................    2,072     3,479     3,522      6.2      10.5      10.1      10.0      10.4      10.6  
          35 to 44 years.......................    1,830     2,789     3,033      5.2       8.1       8.1       7.9       8.1       8.8  
          45 to 54 years.......................    1,606     2,810     2,913      4.5       6.8       7.3       7.4       7.7       8.0  
        55 years and over......................    1,186     1,968     1,992      4.2       6.7       7.0       6.7       6.8       6.8  
                                                                                                                                         
  Men, 16 years and over.......................    5,636     9,007     9,088      6.8      10.5      10.6      10.5      10.9      11.0  
    16 to 19 years.............................      747       980       957     21.4      26.7      26.2      27.0      29.8      29.5  
      16 to 17 years...........................      290       356       349     23.2      26.1      25.8      27.7      29.8      30.6  
      18 to 19 years...........................      460       626       592     20.4      27.8      26.9      27.0      29.8      28.3  
    20 years and over..........................    4,889     8,027     8,131      6.2       9.8      10.0       9.8      10.1      10.3  
      20 to 24 years...........................      970     1,319     1,307     11.9      17.5      17.2      17.1      16.8      16.9  
      25 years and over........................    3,955     6,766     6,930      5.5       9.0       9.2       9.0       9.5       9.7  
        25 to 54 years.........................    3,283     5,619     5,813      5.8       9.5       9.5       9.5      10.0      10.4  
          25 to 34 years.......................    1,267     2,111     2,212      6.9      11.9      11.4      11.1      11.5      12.1  
          35 to 44 years.......................    1,068     1,770     1,796      5.6       9.0       8.9       8.9       9.5       9.7  
          45 to 54 years.......................      948     1,739     1,805      5.0       7.7       8.5       8.5       9.0       9.4  
        55 years and over......................      672     1,146     1,117      4.5       7.0       7.7       7.4       7.5       7.3  
                                                                                                                                         
  Women, 16 years and over.....................    3,956     5,920     6,054      5.5       8.0       8.3       8.1       8.2       8.4  
    16 to 19 years.............................      579       659       669     17.3      18.6      21.8      20.5      21.1      22.0  
      16 to 17 years...........................      271       260       269     20.3      20.7      24.4      23.2      22.9      24.5  
      18 to 19 years...........................      303       393       392     14.9      17.5      20.4      18.8      19.9      20.0  
    20 years and over..........................    3,377     5,261     5,385      4.9       7.5       7.6       7.5       7.6       7.8  
      20 to 24 years...........................      674       947       908      9.4      12.2      12.8      13.3      13.2      12.7  
      25 years and over........................    2,725     4,319     4,472      4.4       7.0       7.0       6.9       7.0       7.3  
        25 to 54 years.........................    2,225     3,458     3,654      4.6       7.2       7.2       7.1       7.2       7.6  
          25 to 34 years.......................      805     1,368     1,310      5.3       8.9       8.5       8.7       9.1       8.7  
          35 to 44 years.......................      762     1,019     1,237      4.8       7.0       7.2       6.7       6.5       7.9  
          45 to 54 years.......................      658     1,071     1,108      3.8       5.9       6.0       6.0       6.3       6.5  
        55 years and over (2)..................      516       919       876      3.9       5.8       6.4       7.1       6.7       6.3  
                                                                                                                                         
                 MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
  Married men, spouse present..................    1,863     3,338     3,474      3.9       6.8       6.9       6.9       7.1       7.4  
  Married women, spouse present................    1,296     2,023     2,131      3.5       5.7       5.6       5.5       5.4       5.8  
  Women who maintain families (2)..............      830     1,225     1,166      8.2      11.0      11.7      12.6      12.2      11.6  
                                                                                                                                         
            FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Full-time workers (3)........................    8,063    13,109    13,338      6.3      10.2      10.3      10.1      10.5      10.7  
  Part-time workers (4)........................    1,589     1,841     1,879      5.9       6.0       5.9       6.0       6.3       6.4  
  
     1 Unemployment as a percent of the civilian labor force.
     2 Not seasonally adjusted.
     3 Full-time workers are unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work full time (35 hours or more per week) or are on lay-
  off from full-time jobs.
     4 Part-time workers are unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work part time (less than 35 hours per week) or are on
  layoff from part-time jobs.
     NOTE:  Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent
  seasonal adjustment of the various series.  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                           HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-8.  Unemployed persons by reason for unemployment
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                         
                     Reason                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   Sept.     Aug.      Sept.     Sept.     May       June      July      Aug.      Sept. 
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
              NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                         
  Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                   
   temporary jobs..............................    4,699     9,316     9,170     5,348     9,546     9,649     9,560     9,818    10,421 
    On temporary layoff........................      904     1,526     1,283     1,396     1,832     1,762     1,680     1,718     1,916 
    Not on temporary layoff....................    3,795     7,790     7,887     3,952     7,714     7,886     7,880     8,100     8,506 
      Permanent job losers.....................    2,814     6,406     6,474      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
      Persons who completed temporary jobs.....      980     1,384     1,413      (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)  
  Job leavers..................................    1,075       909       955       982       910       822       885       829       864 
  Reentrants...................................    2,624     3,386     3,285     2,587     3,180     3,335     3,312     3,307     3,255 
  New entrants.................................      801     1,212     1,127       822       956       947       967     1,085     1,112 
                                                                                                                                         
              PERCENT DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                         
  Total unemployed.............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
   Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                  
    temporary jobs.............................     51.1      62.8      63.1      54.9      65.4      65.4      64.9      65.3      66.6 
     On temporary layoff.......................      9.8      10.3       8.8      14.3      12.6      11.9      11.4      11.4      12.2 
     Not on temporary layoff...................     41.3      52.6      54.3      40.6      52.9      53.5      53.5      53.9      54.3 
   Job leavers.................................     11.7       6.1       6.6      10.1       6.2       5.6       6.0       5.5       5.5 
   Reentrants..................................     28.5      22.8      22.6      26.6      21.8      22.6      22.5      22.0      20.8 
   New entrants................................      8.7       8.2       7.8       8.4       6.6       6.4       6.6       7.2       7.1 
                                                                                                                                         
         UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE                                                                                                  
                 CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
   Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                  
    temporary jobs.............................      3.0       6.0       6.0       3.5       6.2       6.2       6.2       6.4       6.8 
   Job leavers.................................       .7        .6        .6        .6        .6        .5        .6        .5        .6 
   Reentrants..................................      1.7       2.2       2.1       1.7       2.1       2.2       2.1       2.1       2.1 
   New entrants................................       .5        .8        .7        .5        .6        .6        .6        .7        .7 
  
     1 Data not available.
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                     HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-9.  Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                             Not seasonally adjusted                        Seasonally adjusted                    
                                                                                                                                                   
                         Duration                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                             Sept.     Aug.      Sept.     Sept.     May       June      July      Aug.      Sept. 
                                                             2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                   NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
  Less than 5 weeks......................................    2,851     2,867     2,847     2,864     3,275     3,204     3,233     3,026     2,966 
  5 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,840     4,322     3,558     3,083     4,321     4,066     3,557     4,120     3,910 
  15 weeks and over......................................    3,508     7,633     8,133     3,662     7,002     7,833     7,880     7,816     8,380 
     15 to 26 weeks......................................    1,491     2,572     2,671     1,621     3,054     3,452     2,916     2,828     2,942 
     27 weeks and over...................................    2,018     5,061     5,462     2,041     3,948     4,381     4,965     4,988     5,438 
                                                                                                                                                   
  Average (mean) duration, in weeks......................     19.1      25.1      27.2      18.7      22.5      24.5      25.1      24.9      26.2 
  Median duration, in weeks..............................     10.3      15.5      18.1      10.3      14.9      17.9      15.7      15.4      17.3 
                                                                                                                                                   
                   PERCENT DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
  Total unemployed.......................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
    Less than 5 weeks....................................     31.0      19.3      19.6      29.8      22.4      21.2      22.0      20.2      19.4 
    5 to 14 weeks........................................     30.9      29.2      24.5      32.1      29.6      26.9      24.2      27.5      25.6 
    15 weeks and over....................................     38.1      51.5      55.9      38.1      48.0      51.9      53.7      52.2      54.9 
      15 to 26 weeks.....................................     16.2      17.4      18.4      16.9      20.9      22.9      19.9      18.9      19.3 
      27 weeks and over..................................     21.9      34.1      37.6      21.2      27.0      29.0      33.8      33.3      35.6 
  
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                     HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-10.  Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                               Unemployment        
                                                                     Employed                     Unemployed                      rates            
                                                                                                                                                   
                        Occupation                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               Sept.          Sept.           Sept.         Sept.            Sept.          Sept.  
                                                               2008           2009            2008          2009             2008           2009   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
       Total, 16 years and over (1)......................     145,310        139,079          9,199         14,538            6.0            9.5   
  Management, professional, and related occupations......      53,104         52,186          1,539          2,859            2.8            5.2   
    Management, business, and financial operations                                                                                                 
     occupations.........................................      22,364         21,772            648          1,188            2.8            5.2   
    Professional and related occupations.................      30,741         30,414            890          1,671            2.8            5.2   
  Service occupations....................................      24,544         24,533          1,810          2,556            6.9            9.4   
  Sales and office occupations...........................      35,287         33,274          2,074          3,367            5.6            9.2   
    Sales and related occupations........................      16,232         15,519            984          1,521            5.7            8.9   
    Office and administrative support occupations........      19,055         17,755          1,091          1,846            5.4            9.4   
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                                                 
   occupations...........................................      14,941         13,264          1,288          2,210            7.9           14.3   
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations...........       1,063            916             92            156            8.0           14.6   
    Construction and extraction occupations..............       8,744          7,468            946          1,605            9.8           17.7   
    Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations....       5,134          4,880            250            449            4.6            8.4   
  Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                                                  
   occupations...........................................      17,434         15,822          1,666          2,388            8.7           13.1   
    Production occupations...............................       8,830          7,677            830          1,264            8.6           14.1   
    Transportation and material moving occupations.......       8,605          8,145            836          1,125            8.9           12.1   
  
     1 Persons with no previous work experience and persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total.
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                   HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-11.  Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                           Number of                                                             
                                                                           unemployed                                 Unemployment               
                                                                            persons                                      rates                   
               Industry and class of worker                              (in thousands)                                                          
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                   Sept.                 Sept.                  Sept.                 Sept.      
                                                                   2008                  2009                   2008                  2009       
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
         Total, 16 years and over (1)....................          9,199                14,538                   6.0                   9.5       
  Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers........          7,328                11,697                   6.1                   9.9       
    Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction........             25                    76                   2.8                  10.7       
    Construction.........................................            970                 1,594                   9.9                  17.1       
    Manufacturing........................................            984                 1,876                   6.0                  11.9       
      Durable goods......................................            688                 1,280                   6.5                  13.1       
      Nondurable goods...................................            296                   596                   5.1                  10.0       
    Wholesale and retail trade...........................          1,277                 1,809                   6.2                   9.0       
    Transportation and utilities.........................            337                   538                   5.8                   9.5       
    Information..........................................            166                   362                   5.0                  11.2       
    Financial activities.................................            380                   657                   4.0                   7.1       
    Professional and business services...................            951                 1,596                   6.9                  11.3       
    Education and health services........................            835                 1,257                   4.1                   6.0       
    Leisure and hospitality..............................          1,029                 1,469                   8.2                  11.4       
    Other services.......................................            374                   462                   5.8                   7.1       
  Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers             84                   150                   5.8                  11.1       
  Government workers.....................................            573                   928                   2.6                   4.2       
  Self employed and unpaid family workers................            414                   636                   3.9                   5.9       
  
     1 Persons with no previous work experience are included in the unemployed total.
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.  Effective with January 2009 data, industries
  reflect the introduction of the 2007 Census industry classification system into the Current Population Survey.  This industry classification
  system is derived from the 2007 North American Industry Classification System.  No historical data have been revised.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                            HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-12.  Alternative measures of labor underutilization
  
  (Percent)
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                            Not seasonally adjusted                   Seasonally adjusted                 
                                                                                                                                          
                          Measure                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                          
                                                            Sept.    Aug.     Sept.    Sept.    May      June     July     Aug.     Sept. 
                                                            2008     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009     2009     2009  
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
  U-1 Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent                                                                                 
       of the civilian labor force.......................    2.3      4.9      5.3      2.4      4.5      5.1      5.1      5.1      5.4  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary                                                                                      
       jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force....    3.0      6.0      6.0      3.5      6.2      6.2      6.2      6.4      6.8  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian                                                                                      
       labor force (official unemployment rate)..........    6.0      9.6      9.5      6.2      9.4      9.5      9.4      9.7      9.8  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-4 Total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a                                                                                     
       percent of the civilian labor force plus                                                                                           
       discouraged workers...............................    6.2     10.0      9.9      6.5      9.8     10.0      9.8     10.1     10.2  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-5 Total unemployed, plus discouraged workers, plus                                                                                    
       all other marginally attached workers, as a                                                                                        
       percent of the civilian labor force plus all                                                                                       
       marginally attached workers.......................    6.9     10.9     10.8      7.2     10.6     10.8     10.7     11.0     11.1  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-6 Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached                                                                                      
       workers, plus total employed part time for                                                                                         
       economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian                                                                                     
       labor force plus all marginally attached workers..   10.6     16.5     16.1     11.2     16.4     16.5     16.3     16.8     17.0  
  
     NOTE:  Marginally attached workers are persons who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and
  are available for a job and have looked for work sometime in the recent past.  Discouraged workers, a subset of the marginally attached,
  have given a job-market related reason for not looking currently for a job.  Persons employed part time for economic reasons are those
  who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for a part-time schedule.  For more information, see "BLS intro-
  duces new range of alternative unemployment measures," in the October 1995 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.  Updated population con-
  trols are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                                                     HOUSEHOLD DATA
  
  Table A-13.  Persons not in the labor force and multiple jobholders by sex, not seasonally adjusted
  
  (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                      Total                          Men                          Women            
                                                                                                                                                   
                         Category                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               Sept.          Sept.          Sept.          Sept.          Sept.          Sept.    
                                                               2008           2009           2008           2009           2008           2009     
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                  NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                   
  Total not in the labor force...........................     79,851         82,706         30,760         32,642         49,091         50,064    
   Persons who currently want a job......................      4,895          5,650          2,133          2,725          2,763          2,925    
     Marginally attached to the labor force (1)..........      1,604          2,219            793          1,224            811            995    
       Reason not currently looking:                                                                                                               
         Discouragement over job prospects (2)...........        467            706            265            478            203            228    
         Reasons other than discouragement (3)...........      1,137          1,513            529            746            608            768    
                                                                                                                                                   
                    MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
  Total multiple jobholders (4)..........................      7,724          7,098          3,997          3,426          3,727          3,672    
      Percent of total employed..........................        5.3            5.1            5.2            4.7            5.5            5.6    
                                                                                                                                                   
      Primary job full time, secondary job part time.....      4,199          3,667          2,417          1,872          1,782          1,795    
      Primary and secondary jobs both part time..........      1,844          1,753            638            604          1,206          1,149    
      Primary and secondary jobs both full time..........        299            246            194            162            105             84    
      Hours vary on primary or secondary job.............      1,335          1,382            717            769            618            612    
  
     1 Data refer to persons who have searched for work during the prior 12 months and were available to take a job during the reference week.
     2 Includes thinks no work available, could not find work, lacks schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of
  discrimination.
     3 Includes those who did not actively look for work in the prior 4 weeks for such reasons as school or family responsibilities, ill health, and
  transportation problems, as well as a small number for which reason for nonparticipation was not determined.
     4 Includes persons who work part time on their primary job and full time on their secondary job(s), not shown separately.
     NOTE:  Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  
  

ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                                ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-1.  Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail

(In thousands)
                                         Not seasonally adjusted                    Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                           Change
           Industry                Sept.    July    Aug.     Sept.     Sept.    May      June     July    Aug.     Sept.    from:
                                   2008     2009    2009p    2009p     2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Aug. 2009-
                                                                                                                          Sept. 2009p

          Total nonfarm......... 137,119  131,127  131,003  131,306  136,732  132,178  131,715  131,411  131,210  130,947     -263

        Total private........... 114,761  109,883  109,727  109,108  114,197  109,573  109,182  108,936  108,754  108,544     -210

    Goods-producing.............  21,608   19,013   18,990   18,837   21,247   19,041   18,829   18,713   18,581   18,465     -116

Mining and logging..............     807      725      718      719      794      731      721      715      709      708       -1
   Logging......................    59.1     51.7     53.0     53.8     56.5     51.3     51.4     51.1     51.3     51.3       .0
 Mining.........................   748.0    673.2    665.2    665.1    737.7    679.6    669.3    663.8    657.3    656.4      -.9
  Oil and gas extraction........   166.5    167.5    166.6    166.3    166.3    168.1    166.9    165.5    165.4    166.1       .7
  Mining, except oil and
   gas (1)......................   236.5    223.6    222.2    221.0    230.2    219.4    217.4    215.6    215.4    215.1      -.3
   Coal mining..................    82.6     78.6     79.3     78.8     82.5     81.4     80.3     79.0     79.3     79.0      -.3
  Support activities for mining.   345.0    282.1    276.4    277.8    341.2    292.1    285.0    282.7    276.5    275.2     -1.3

Construction....................   7,388    6,439    6,406    6,287    7,131    6,310    6,231    6,162    6,102    6,038      -64
  Construction of buildings..... 1,669.7  1,464.5  1,463.8  1,427.3  1,625.0  1,451.2  1,433.4  1,415.1  1,408.9  1,388.5    -20.4
   Residential building.........   832.3    715.9    714.6    703.2    806.5    705.0    699.6    689.6    685.2    677.8     -7.4
   Nonresidential building......   837.4    748.6    749.2    724.1    818.5    746.2    733.8    725.5    723.7    710.7    -13.0
  Heavy and civil engineering
   construction................. 1,025.7    912.6    912.4    901.3    960.2    876.1    862.1    854.4    848.3    836.4    -11.9
  Specialty trade contractors... 4,692.7  4,061.6  4,029.9  3,958.6  4,545.4  3,983.1  3,935.9  3,892.4  3,844.7  3,812.9    -31.8
   Residential specialty trade
    contractors................. 2,065.2  1,784.5  1,776.2  1,749.4  2,000.1  1,736.1  1,716.7  1,706.9  1,691.7  1,685.8     -5.9
   Nonresidential specialty
    trade contractors........... 2,627.5  2,277.1  2,253.7  2,209.2  2,545.3  2,247.0  2,219.2  2,185.5  2,153.0  2,127.1    -25.9

Manufacturing...................  13,413   11,849   11,866   11,831   13,322   12,000   11,877   11,836   11,770   11,719      -51
   Production workers...........   9,625    8,302    8,337    8,323    9,543    8,409    8,316    8,301    8,258    8,228      -30

 Durable goods..................   8,429    7,234    7,234    7,202    8,392    7,372    7,271    7,248    7,193    7,150      -43
   Production workers...........   5,930    4,935    4,948    4,929    5,898    5,034    4,957    4,957    4,916    4,890      -26

  Wood products.................   454.8    371.8    373.6    371.0    446.4    373.5    367.1    364.3    362.1    360.4     -1.7
  Nonmetallic mineral products..   469.0    415.2    414.9    412.1    460.2    410.7    406.1    405.5    403.4    401.5     -1.9
  Primary metals................   442.9    357.0    357.5    356.8    441.1    367.8    360.3    358.8    357.5    354.7     -2.8
  Fabricated metal products..... 1,525.8  1,290.8  1,293.7  1,284.8  1,519.4  1,325.9  1,308.8  1,295.1  1,286.8  1,276.9     -9.9
  Machinery..................... 1,182.4  1,000.5    998.1    989.0  1,183.1  1,032.0  1,016.3  1,003.2    997.9    989.0     -8.9
  Computer and electronic
   products (1)................. 1,247.7  1,138.1  1,127.9  1,117.3  1,246.5  1,156.1  1,142.4  1,134.5  1,125.2  1,117.8     -7.4
   Computer and peripheral
    equipment...................   182.8    162.4    160.8    159.3    182.8    164.2    162.7    162.4    160.4    159.5      -.9
   Communications equipment.....   129.2    126.6    125.2    124.8    129.2    127.4    126.5    126.3    125.4    125.4       .0
   Semiconductors and electronic
    components..................   431.7    371.3    368.5    365.0    431.0    382.8    375.6    371.0    367.9    364.8     -3.1
   Electronic instruments.......   442.7    425.0    421.4    416.9    442.5    427.2    424.4    422.2    419.7    416.9     -2.8
  Electrical equipment and
   appliances...................   423.7    374.9    373.4    374.6    422.6    378.4    377.0    374.0    372.9    373.9      1.0
  Transportation equipment (1).. 1,579.1  1,307.4  1,323.0  1,332.7  1,572.6  1,335.3  1,309.6  1,339.0  1,320.8  1,317.1     -3.7
   Motor vehicles and parts (2).   847.1    634.9    655.6    665.4    839.7    654.2    633.3    665.1    651.4    647.9     -3.5
  Furniture and related products   472.2    388.4    382.6    376.4    470.3    394.4    388.1    382.7    378.4    373.7     -4.7
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...   631.2    589.5    589.4    586.9    629.4    597.4    595.1    590.9    588.2    585.1     -3.1

 Nondurable goods...............   4,984    4,615    4,632    4,629    4,930    4,628    4,606    4,588    4,577    4,569       -8
   Production workers...........   3,695    3,367    3,389    3,394    3,645    3,375    3,359    3,344    3,342    3,338       -4

  Food manufacturing............ 1,518.5  1,492.7  1,512.0  1,508.7  1,484.3  1,471.7  1,473.8  1,473.9  1,475.5  1,473.5     -2.0
  Beverages and tobacco products   205.3    194.3    194.8    196.0    199.3    190.5    190.0    189.4    189.9    189.8      -.1
  Textile mills.................   148.5    121.9    123.0    123.3    147.5    126.1    124.5    122.5    122.4    121.7      -.7
  Textile product mills.........   145.5    124.8    124.6    126.6    145.5    127.0    126.7    125.9    125.6    126.0       .4
  Apparel.......................   200.4    166.6    168.5    168.3    197.3    170.2    165.8    166.7    165.1    163.9     -1.2
  Leather and allied products...    34.8     30.3     30.8     30.8     34.3     31.5     30.8     31.3     30.6     30.3      -.3
  Paper and paper products......   441.9    410.1    407.4    406.1    441.9    410.5    409.1    407.2    406.0    405.6      -.4
  Printing and related support
   activities...................   589.2    515.1    514.9    515.1    587.6    529.6    522.8    518.4    514.6    512.5     -2.1
  Petroleum and coal products...   120.2    118.0    117.8    117.3    117.9    114.5    114.5    114.3    114.3    114.6       .3
  Chemicals.....................   844.7    811.4    806.6    803.0    844.3    814.9    811.0    807.4    804.4    802.8     -1.6
  Plastics and rubber products..   734.9    629.3    631.8    633.8    729.7    641.4    637.1    631.3    629.0    627.9     -1.1

    Service-providing........... 115,511  112,114  112,013  112,469  115,485  113,137  112,886  112,698  112,629  112,482     -147

     Private service-providing..  93,153   90,870   90,737   90,271   92,950   90,532   90,353   90,223   90,173   90,079      -94

Trade, transportation, and
 utilities......................  26,233   25,173   25,155   25,076   26,257   25,308   25,258   25,174   25,152   25,092      -60

 Wholesale trade................ 5,954.1  5,699.3  5,677.4  5,659.0  5,947.2  5,695.7  5,680.3  5,666.8  5,654.0  5,649.1     -4.9
  Durable goods................. 3,050.0  2,850.5  2,840.0  2,824.2  3,047.2  2,861.8  2,848.1  2,836.8  2,827.1  2,820.7     -6.4
  Nondurable goods.............. 2,049.4  2,008.5  1,995.3  1,992.2  2,044.1  1,996.6  1,994.0  1,992.2  1,987.3  1,986.1     -1.2
  Electronic markets and agents
   and brokers..................   854.7    840.3    842.1    842.6    855.9    837.3    838.2    837.8    839.6    842.3      2.7

 Retail trade...................15,210.4 14,738.6 14,747.1 14,636.0 15,278.2 14,811.6 14,791.5 14,747.0 14,738.2 14,699.7    -38.5
  Motor vehicle and parts
   dealers (1).................. 1,837.4  1,692.1  1,694.1  1,686.1  1,818.4  1,681.6  1,673.9  1,669.9  1,673.4  1,666.3     -7.1
   Automobile dealers........... 1,175.2  1,050.1  1,053.8  1,050.0  1,164.8  1,050.2  1,042.6  1,040.4  1,044.1  1,038.9     -5.2
  Furniture and home furnishings
   stores.......................   534.5    478.4    477.7    477.6    538.4    486.3    484.7    483.9    480.4    479.2     -1.2
  Electronics and appliance
   stores.......................   541.8    506.2    506.9    506.5    547.1    517.0    515.7    513.1    513.5    512.1     -1.4
  Building material and garden
   supply stores................ 1,243.5  1,207.0  1,183.6  1,164.1  1,248.4  1,186.3  1,181.1  1,175.3  1,169.0  1,165.4     -3.6
  Food and beverage stores...... 2,840.3  2,840.0  2,832.2  2,807.0  2,846.5  2,828.0  2,828.8  2,823.5  2,821.4  2,815.3     -6.1
  Health and personal care
   stores.......................   995.2    983.7    983.0    977.0    998.9    984.7    984.3    984.1    983.9    980.4     -3.5
  Gasoline stations.............   840.1    842.7    846.2    833.4    834.8    829.0    829.9    830.3    833.5    828.9     -4.6
  Clothing and clothing
   accessories stores........... 1,460.9  1,411.9  1,417.9  1,391.1  1,478.5  1,426.8  1,420.1  1,414.4  1,407.1  1,408.7      1.6
  Sporting goods, hobby, book,
   and music stores.............   643.3    580.7    599.0    608.1    641.6    607.0    605.1    605.4    605.8    605.3      -.5
  General merchandise
   stores (1)................... 2,994.0  2,993.4  2,996.8  2,976.1  3,045.8  3,041.8  3,045.1  3,032.8  3,034.6  3,031.3     -3.3
   Department stores............ 1,505.0  1,487.8  1,500.3  1,488.5  1,541.9  1,526.0  1,528.6  1,523.3  1,528.1  1,525.9     -2.2
  Miscellaneous store retailers.   848.3    801.0    805.0    793.5    844.3    805.8    804.8    797.6    799.0    790.3     -8.7
  Nonstore retailers............   431.1    401.5    404.7    415.5    435.5    417.3    418.0    416.7    416.6    416.5      -.1

 Transportation and warehousing. 4,509.5  4,165.5  4,161.2  4,218.0  4,471.3  4,233.5  4,218.4  4,193.9  4,193.6  4,178.2    -15.4
  Air transportation............   485.9    466.6    467.0    465.1    483.2    466.7    463.9    462.9    463.6    462.3     -1.3
  Rail transportation...........   227.5    212.9    212.4    212.4    227.6    214.6    212.2    212.2    213.2    212.3      -.9
  Water transportation..........    66.7     58.1     58.9     58.0     64.5     57.2     56.5     55.7     56.2     56.1      -.1
  Truck transportation.......... 1,398.0  1,282.0  1,283.7  1,279.3  1,378.1  1,277.4  1,269.5  1,264.6  1,261.3  1,257.7     -3.6
  Transit and ground passenger
   transportation...............   423.3    348.4    342.0    411.0    414.4    405.4    413.0    407.0    406.7    402.8     -3.9
  Pipeline transportation.......    42.9     42.2     42.9     43.0     43.1     42.5     42.3     41.8     42.5     43.1       .6
  Scenic and sightseeing
   transportation...............    31.7     36.9     36.1     34.0     27.1     28.5     27.7     28.7     28.5     29.2       .7
  Support activities for
   transportation...............   590.5    533.6    535.4    534.9    589.5    545.6    537.8    532.5    533.9    534.1       .2
  Couriers and messengers.......   570.1    544.0    542.9    543.1    572.9    550.5    551.5    547.8    549.0    546.3     -2.7
  Warehousing and storage.......   672.9    640.8    639.9    637.2    670.9    645.1    644.0    640.7    638.7    634.3     -4.4

 Utilities......................   559.1    569.9    568.9    562.9    560.5    567.5    567.8    566.1    565.7    565.0      -.7

Information.....................   2,975    2,847    2,831    2,816    2,986    2,858    2,845    2,834    2,826    2,826        0
  Publishing industries, except
   Internet.....................   875.4    797.4    788.6    786.1    876.6    808.6    801.8    795.6    787.9    786.8     -1.1
  Motion picture and sound
   recording industries.........   376.5    390.9    387.1    379.2    381.7    381.3    379.3    380.3    382.9    384.3      1.4
  Broadcasting, except Internet.   313.6    289.2    288.1    289.1    313.0    294.2    291.9    290.2    288.6    288.5      -.1
  Telecommunications............ 1,017.8    978.9    977.1    971.3  1,021.6    986.4    981.6    978.2    976.0    974.7     -1.3
  Data processing, hosting and
   related services.............   258.3    254.4    255.7    255.4    259.6    253.8    254.4    254.8    257.0    256.1      -.9
  Other information services....   133.0    135.8    134.4    134.4    133.6    133.2    135.5    135.3    134.0    135.2      1.2

Financial activities............   8,115    7,803    7,761    7,707    8,115    7,784    7,751    7,737    7,712    7,702      -10
 Finance and insurance.......... 5,982.5  5,769.7  5,739.6  5,711.7  5,994.3  5,781.6  5,760.5  5,748.0  5,729.8  5,721.0     -8.8
  Monetary authorities - central
   bank.........................    22.3     20.4     20.5     20.4     22.3     20.3     20.3     20.2     20.3     20.3       .0
  Credit intermediation and
   related activities (1)....... 2,715.6  2,614.9  2,598.9  2,580.3  2,722.4  2,613.5  2,604.0  2,602.1  2,592.4  2,585.0     -7.4
   Depository credit
    intermediation (1).......... 1,811.3  1,778.2  1,774.6  1,759.6  1,814.8  1,774.4  1,772.7  1,770.0  1,767.0  1,763.6     -3.4
    Commercial banking.......... 1,356.0  1,329.0  1,324.8  1,316.2  1,359.0  1,327.9  1,324.2  1,323.5  1,321.0  1,319.2     -1.8
  Securities, commodity
   contracts, investments.......   849.5    784.6    780.2    779.5    851.4    791.7    786.4    782.3    780.5    780.5       .0
  Insurance carriers and related
   activities................... 2,304.3  2,262.7  2,252.8  2,244.7  2,307.6  2,268.3  2,261.9  2,256.5  2,249.6  2,248.6     -1.0
  Funds, trusts, and other
   financial vehicles...........    90.8     87.1     87.2     86.8     90.6     87.8     87.9     86.9     87.0     86.6      -.4
 Real estate and rental and
  leasing....................... 2,132.0  2,033.1  2,020.9  1,995.4  2,120.6  2,002.7  1,990.6  1,988.6  1,981.9  1,981.3      -.6
  Real estate................... 1,480.3  1,422.9  1,415.7  1,406.4  1,474.5  1,405.1  1,396.3  1,396.4  1,392.5  1,398.0      5.5
  Rental and leasing services...   623.2    582.1    577.4    561.5    617.7    569.2    566.5    564.6    562.1    555.9     -6.2
  Lessors of nonfinancial
   intangible assets............    28.5     28.1     27.8     27.5     28.4     28.4     27.8     27.6     27.3     27.4       .1

Professional and business
 services.......................  17,824   16,744   16,754   16,727   17,675   16,756   16,655   16,624   16,605   16,597       -8
 Professional and technical
  services (1).................. 7,762.8  7,581.7  7,549.0  7,500.8  7,834.4  7,652.4  7,615.6  7,598.9  7,582.6  7,576.6     -6.0
   Legal services............... 1,151.8  1,141.8  1,131.3  1,117.7  1,160.2  1,136.9  1,131.7  1,128.2  1,128.1  1,126.1     -2.0
   Accounting and bookkeeping
    services....................   874.1    867.1    863.0    857.1    945.6    938.0    936.8    934.8    934.3    928.3     -6.0
   Architectural and engineering
    services.................... 1,448.0  1,342.4  1,337.3  1,327.3  1,441.4  1,350.3  1,335.9  1,324.5  1,320.6  1,321.1       .5
   Computer systems design and
    related services............ 1,458.4  1,466.1  1,467.4  1,456.6  1,461.6  1,457.0  1,456.0  1,462.6  1,459.9  1,459.6      -.3
   Management and technical
    consulting services......... 1,025.2  1,021.3  1,020.2  1,018.2  1,021.0  1,017.9  1,015.7  1,014.9  1,015.6  1,016.0       .4
 Management of companies and
  enterprises................... 1,889.1  1,828.9  1,828.4  1,813.2  1,887.1  1,829.9  1,823.8  1,819.7  1,818.4  1,814.0     -4.4
 Administrative and waste
  services...................... 8,172.0  7,333.0  7,376.7  7,412.8  7,953.2  7,274.0  7,215.2  7,205.8  7,203.9  7,205.9      2.0
  Administrative and support
   services (1)................. 7,808.8  6,964.1  7,008.3  7,046.2  7,591.9  6,912.7  6,854.3  6,843.7  6,841.5  6,841.4      -.1
   Employment services (1)...... 3,188.0  2,469.3  2,521.1  2,581.1  3,049.8  2,501.9  2,470.3  2,459.5  2,455.9  2,456.7       .8
    Temporary help services..... 2,390.7  1,750.5  1,789.0  1,844.7  2,264.2  1,780.6  1,750.9  1,745.2  1,738.3  1,736.6     -1.7
   Business support services....   811.1    772.9    771.4    773.5    818.1    790.5    783.8    783.9    781.9    781.4      -.5
   Services to buildings and
    dwellings................... 1,917.1  1,882.5  1,867.3  1,840.2  1,843.3  1,786.1  1,771.2  1,769.8  1,767.3  1,766.4      -.9
  Waste management and
   remediation services.........   363.2    368.9    368.4    366.6    361.3    361.3    360.9    362.1    362.4    364.5      2.1

Education and health services...  18,884   18,965   19,000   19,221   18,957   19,215   19,248   19,262   19,308   19,311        3
 Educational services........... 3,008.7  2,783.2  2,776.9  2,997.1  3,055.1  3,077.6  3,082.0  3,072.2  3,076.3  3,059.4    -16.9
 Health care and social
  assistance....................15,874.8 16,182.1 16,223.1 16,223.6 15,901.9 16,137.7 16,166.1 16,190.2 16,231.5 16,252.0     20.5
  Health care (3)...............13,369.3 13,671.7 13,688.6 13,659.3 13,376.0 13,581.1 13,605.8 13,629.1 13,652.1 13,671.3     19.2
   Ambulatory health care
    services (1)................ 5,695.6  5,856.8  5,868.1  5,865.1  5,699.5  5,812.9  5,830.6  5,842.0  5,856.3  5,871.6     15.3
    Offices of physicians....... 2,276.9  2,333.6  2,339.7  2,339.9  2,279.0  2,314.6  2,321.9  2,329.8  2,336.1  2,341.4      5.3
    Outpatient care centers.....   533.0    543.2    544.2    540.7    534.8    539.3    543.5    542.0    543.3    543.6       .3
    Home health care services...   967.3  1,021.8  1,024.3  1,025.3    966.8  1,013.3  1,016.7  1,018.2  1,021.1  1,025.5      4.4
   Hospitals.................... 4,671.0  4,740.7  4,737.4  4,726.8  4,668.9  4,719.1  4,718.9  4,722.4  4,723.0  4,726.6      3.6
   Nursing and residential care
    facilities (1).............. 3,002.7  3,074.2  3,083.1  3,067.4  3,007.6  3,049.1  3,056.3  3,064.7  3,072.8  3,073.1       .3
    Nursing care facilities..... 1,607.9  1,634.5  1,641.0  1,637.4  1,608.9  1,626.8  1,628.9  1,631.4  1,635.9  1,638.0      2.1
  Social assistance (1)......... 2,505.5  2,510.4  2,534.5  2,564.3  2,525.9  2,556.6  2,560.3  2,561.1  2,579.4  2,580.7      1.3
   Child day care services......   858.4    788.8    810.6    851.6    862.5    860.3    854.3    845.9    856.5    854.8     -1.7

Leisure and hospitality.........  13,599   13,849   13,785   13,336   13,428   13,195   13,176   13,177   13,163   13,154       -9
 Arts, entertainment, and
  recreation.................... 2,008.1  2,197.6  2,145.7  1,962.3  1,955.3  1,901.8  1,885.5  1,897.8  1,892.9  1,908.4     15.5
  Performing arts and spectator
   sports.......................   412.8    430.1    421.3    408.3    402.9    396.8    393.8    400.0    396.3    398.4      2.1
  Museums, historical sites,
   zoos, and parks..............   132.6    145.5    142.1    132.0    130.6    130.9    130.8    130.5    130.5    130.4      -.1
  Amusements, gambling, and
   recreation................... 1,462.7  1,622.0  1,582.3  1,422.0  1,421.8  1,374.1  1,360.9  1,367.3  1,366.1  1,379.6     13.5
 Accommodation and food services11,590.7 11,651.7 11,639.4 11,373.5 11,472.4 11,293.6 11,290.0 11,278.8 11,270.3 11,245.8    -24.5
  Accommodation................. 1,880.5  1,846.7  1,839.9  1,739.2  1,841.3  1,728.7  1,721.0  1,715.5  1,713.8  1,699.8    -14.0
  Food services and drinking
   places....................... 9,710.2  9,805.0  9,799.5  9,634.3  9,631.1  9,564.9  9,569.0  9,563.3  9,556.5  9,546.0    -10.5

Other services..................   5,523    5,489    5,451    5,388    5,532    5,416    5,420    5,415    5,407    5,397      -10
  Repair and maintenance........ 1,227.0  1,163.8  1,162.5  1,157.5  1,221.2  1,158.4  1,157.8  1,155.1  1,155.9  1,150.6     -5.3
  Personal and laundry services. 1,334.8  1,305.8  1,302.3  1,297.9  1,333.9  1,293.3  1,298.4  1,296.1  1,295.9  1,296.1       .2
  Membership associations and
   organizations................ 2,961.0  3,019.0  2,986.2  2,932.8  2,977.1  2,964.3  2,963.9  2,963.4  2,955.2  2,950.6     -4.6

Government......................  22,358   21,244   21,276   22,198   22,535   22,605   22,533   22,475   22,456   22,403      -53
 Federal........................   2,778    2,861    2,842    2,822    2,771    2,860    2,817    2,826    2,824    2,818       -6
  Federal, except U.S. Postal
   Service...................... 2,038.9  2,149.2  2,150.8  2,133.8  2,034.3  2,150.2  2,111.1  2,120.9  2,127.6  2,127.4      -.2
  U.S. Postal Service...........   738.8    711.9    690.7    688.0    736.5    709.5    705.9    705.4    696.0    690.7     -5.3
 State government...............   5,199    4,851    4,880    5,141    5,192    5,189    5,174    5,149    5,150    5,140      -10
  State government education.... 2,387.5  2,034.2  2,064.3  2,344.2  2,373.3  2,386.2  2,377.9  2,357.2  2,354.3  2,338.7    -15.6
  State government, excluding
   education.................... 2,811.0  2,816.8  2,815.9  2,796.9  2,818.9  2,802.5  2,796.3  2,791.4  2,795.9  2,801.4      5.5
 Local government...............  14,381   13,532   13,554   14,235   14,572   14,556   14,542   14,500   14,482   14,445      -37
  Local government education.... 7,890.8  6,813.1  6,894.3  7,785.7  8,075.4  8,078.0  8,070.2  8,015.6  7,998.6  7,985.2    -13.4
  Local government, excluding
   education.................... 6,489.8  6,718.6  6,659.5  6,449.5  6,496.4  6,478.3  6,471.3  6,484.6  6,483.3  6,459.5    -23.8

   1 Includes other industries, not shown separately.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   3 Includes ambulatory health care services, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                               ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-2.  Average weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector
and selected industry detail

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Change
                  Industry                       Sept.  July   Aug.   Sept.   Sept.  May    June   July   Aug.   Sept.    from:
                                                 2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p  Aug. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Sept. 2009p

        Total private.........................   33.6   33.2   33.6   32.9    33.6   33.1   33.0   33.1   33.1   33.0      -0.1

    Goods-producing...........................   40.3   39.5   39.8   38.9    39.9   39.0   39.0   39.3   39.3   39.2       -.1

Mining and logging............................   44.9   42.8   44.1   43.0    44.5   43.3   43.3   42.9   43.4   43.2       -.2

Construction..................................   38.9   38.8   38.9   36.5    38.3   37.6   37.6   37.8   37.9   37.5       -.4

Manufacturing.................................   40.9   39.6   40.1   40.0    40.5   39.4   39.5   39.9   39.9   39.8       -.1
   Overtime hours.............................    3.8    2.9    3.1    3.0     3.5    2.8    2.8    2.9    2.9    2.8       -.1

 Durable goods................................   41.0   39.6   40.2   39.9    40.6   39.4   39.4   39.9   39.9   39.8       -.1
   Overtime hours.............................    3.7    2.7    2.9    2.6     3.4    2.6    2.6    2.7    2.7    2.5       -.2

  Wood products...............................   39.1   38.4   38.6   38.1    38.4   36.9   37.4   37.7   37.7   37.8        .1
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   42.8   42.6   42.4   41.9    41.9   40.5   40.8   41.5   41.1   40.8       -.3
  Primary metals..............................   42.3   39.7   40.8   39.9    41.8   40.0   39.7   40.1   40.4   39.9       -.5
  Fabricated metal products...................   41.3   39.1   39.7   39.3    40.9   39.2   39.3   39.4   39.5   39.4       -.1
  Machinery...................................   42.3   39.4   39.7   39.2    42.1   39.9   39.8   39.9   39.8   39.6       -.2
  Computer and electronic products............   41.2   39.8   40.2   40.4    40.8   40.0   40.0   40.2   40.4   40.3       -.1
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   41.3   38.5   39.0   38.9    41.0   39.3   38.8   38.9   39.0   39.1        .1
  Transportation equipment....................   41.2   40.7   42.1   42.1    40.9   40.0   40.4   41.9   41.6   41.8        .2
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   41.5   39.2   41.4   41.5    40.9   38.0   39.0   40.6   40.7   40.8        .1
  Furniture and related products..............   37.8   38.1   38.1   36.9    37.4   37.8   37.8   37.9   37.4   37.5        .1
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   38.9   38.2   38.9   38.3    38.7   38.0   37.9   38.3   38.4   38.4        .0

 Nondurable goods.............................   40.7   39.7   40.0   40.2    40.2   39.6   39.6   39.8   39.9   39.8       -.1
   Overtime hours.............................    4.0    3.3    3.5    3.5     3.6    3.2    3.2    3.3    3.3    3.2       -.1

  Food manufacturing..........................   41.1   39.7   40.3   40.4    40.3   40.0   39.9   39.6   40.1   39.9       -.2
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   38.0   35.0   35.8   36.5    38.2   36.5   35.3   35.0   35.4   35.9        .5
  Textile mills...............................   39.7   37.6   38.1   37.7    38.9   36.8   37.8   37.6   37.5   37.3       -.2
  Textile product mills.......................   38.3   38.4   38.5   38.9    38.1   38.3   38.0   38.4   38.3   38.7        .4
  Apparel.....................................   35.7   36.4   35.7   35.3    35.9   36.1   35.6   36.2   35.6   36.0        .4
  Leather and allied products.................   37.5   33.0   34.0   32.5    37.5   32.0   32.0   33.3   33.6   32.9       -.7
  Paper and paper products....................   43.0   42.0   41.9   42.6    42.4   41.2   41.8   42.2   41.9   42.1        .2
  Printing and related support activities.....   38.8   38.0   38.5   38.9    38.3   37.6   38.1   38.5   38.6   38.6        .0
  Petroleum and coal products.................   46.1   44.1   44.2   44.5    45.2   43.4   43.4   43.2   44.2   43.9       -.3
  Chemicals...................................   41.5   41.5   41.5   41.6    41.3   41.1   41.2   41.6   41.4   41.3       -.1
  Plastics and rubber products................   41.1   40.0   40.5   40.3    40.7   39.8   39.8   40.4   40.3   40.3        .0

     Private service-providing................   32.3   32.1   32.5   31.9    32.3   32.0   31.9   32.0   32.0   32.0        .0

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........   33.4   33.1   33.3   33.1    33.2   32.9   32.8   32.8   32.8   32.9        .1

 Wholesale trade..............................   38.0   37.3   38.0   37.2    38.1   37.6   37.6   37.4   37.6   37.4       -.2

 Retail trade.................................   30.4   30.3   30.2   30.1    30.1   29.9   29.8   29.8   29.8   29.8        .0

 Transportation and warehousing...............   36.5   36.4   36.8   37.0    36.4   36.0   35.8   36.3   36.3   36.8        .5

 Utilities....................................   43.0   41.7   41.9   41.7    42.7   42.1   41.9   41.9   42.0   41.5       -.5

Information...................................   37.0   36.4   36.9   36.4    36.9   36.5   36.4   36.4   36.4   36.3       -.1

Financial activities..........................   35.7   35.7   36.7   35.6    36.0   36.0   35.9   35.9   36.1   35.9       -.2

Professional and business services............   34.7   34.5   35.3   34.2    34.8   34.7   34.6   34.6   34.7   34.6       -.1

Education and health services.................   32.5   32.3   32.5   32.2    32.5   32.3   32.2   32.2   32.2   32.2        .0

Leisure and hospitality.......................   25.0   25.3   25.6   24.5    25.2   24.7   24.7   24.7   24.7   24.6       -.1

Other services................................   30.7   30.5   30.8   30.3    30.7   30.5   30.3   30.4   30.4   30.4        .0

   1 Data relate to production workers in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction workers in construction,
and nonsupervisory workers in the service-providing industries.  These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the
total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                          ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-3.  Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

                                                       Average hourly earnings                  Average weekly earnings

                  Industry                         Sept.     July     Aug.      Sept.      Sept.     July     Aug.      Sept.
                                                   2008      2009     2009p     2009p      2008      2009     2009p     2009p

        Total private........................... $18.25    $18.49    $18.60    $18.68    $613.20   $613.87   $624.96   $614.57
         Seasonally adjusted....................  18.21     18.59     18.66     18.67     611.86    615.33    617.65    616.11

    Goods-producing.............................  19.63     19.97     19.99     19.97     791.09    788.82    795.60    776.83

Mining and logging..............................  23.19     23.08     23.05     23.12    1041.23    987.82   1016.51    994.16

Construction....................................  22.34     22.68     22.75     22.66     869.03    879.98    884.98    827.09

Manufacturing...................................  17.84     18.18     18.21     18.34     729.66    719.93    730.22    733.60

 Durable goods..................................  18.80     19.33     19.36     19.49     770.80    765.47    778.27    777.65
  Wood products.................................  14.37     15.03     15.12     15.09     561.87    577.15    583.63    574.93
  Nonmetallic mineral products..................  16.94     17.44     17.46     17.46     725.03    742.94    740.30    731.57
  Primary metals................................  20.36     20.18     20.05     20.25     861.23    801.15    818.04    807.98
  Fabricated metal products.....................  17.14     17.47     17.52     17.56     707.88    683.08    695.54    690.11
  Machinery.....................................  18.08     18.37     18.36     18.63     764.78    723.78    728.89    730.30
  Computer and electronic products..............  21.23     21.85     22.03     22.01     874.68    869.63    885.61    889.20
  Electrical equipment and appliances...........  15.99     16.39     16.39     16.48     660.39    631.02    639.21    641.07
  Transportation equipment......................  24.05     25.01     24.79     24.82     990.86   1017.91   1043.66   1044.92
  Furniture and related products................  14.54     15.22     15.13     15.34     549.61    579.88    576.45    566.05
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...................  15.31     16.18     16.23     16.39     595.56    618.08    631.35    627.74

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.30     16.51     16.52     16.68     663.41    655.45    660.80    670.54
  Food manufacturing............................  14.15     14.34     14.44     14.62     581.57    569.30    581.93    590.65
  Beverages and tobacco products................  18.97     20.15     20.28     20.30     720.86    705.25    726.02    740.95
  Textile mills.................................  13.72     13.49     13.79     13.90     544.68    507.22    525.40    524.03
  Textile product mills.........................  11.81     11.18     11.37     11.31     452.32    429.31    437.75    439.96
  Apparel.......................................  11.48     11.38     11.28     11.45     409.84    414.23    402.70    404.19
  Leather and allied products...................  12.98     13.69     13.59     13.58     486.75    451.77    462.06    441.35
  Paper and paper products......................  19.04     19.45     19.06     19.46     818.72    816.90    798.61    829.00
  Printing and related support activities.......  16.90     16.54     16.76     16.94     655.72    628.52    645.26    658.97
  Petroleum and coal products...................  28.25     29.69     29.61     29.89    1302.33   1309.33   1308.76   1330.11
  Chemicals.....................................  19.77     20.35     20.27     20.31     820.46    844.53    841.21    844.90
  Plastics and rubber products..................  15.94     15.83     15.88     16.01     655.13    633.20    643.14    645.20

     Private service-providing..................  17.90     18.16     18.29     18.39     578.17    582.94    594.43    586.64

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.27     16.39     16.56     16.55     543.42    542.51    551.45    547.81

 Wholesale trade................................  20.20     20.83     21.04     20.92     767.60    776.96    799.52    778.22

 Retail trade...................................  13.01     12.99     13.12     13.22     395.50    393.60    396.22    397.92

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.53     18.64     18.75     18.52     676.35    678.50    690.00    685.24

 Utilities......................................  28.95     29.33     29.56     29.70    1244.85   1223.06   1238.56   1238.49

Information.....................................  25.03     25.30     25.66     25.69     926.11    920.92    946.85    935.12

Financial activities............................  20.42     20.65     20.87     20.90     728.99    737.21    765.93    744.04

Professional and business services..............  21.31     22.25     22.40     22.42     739.46    767.63    790.72    766.76

Education and health services...................  19.08     19.47     19.43     19.61     620.10    628.88    631.48    631.44

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.89     10.96     11.02     11.10     272.25    277.29    282.11    271.95

Other services..................................  16.22     16.17     16.30     16.42     497.95    493.19    502.04    497.53

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                             ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-4.  Average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail, seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                       Percent
                  Industry                         Sept.    May      June     July    Aug.     Sept. change from:
                                                   2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Aug. 2009-
                                                                                                      Sept.2009p
        Total private:
         Current dollars........................ $18.21   $18.53   $18.54   $18.59   $18.66   $18.67      0.1
         Constant (1982) dollars (2)............   8.21     8.65     8.57     8.59     8.58     N.A.      (3)

    Goods-producing.............................  19.48    19.84    19.85    19.92    19.91    19.87      -.2

Mining and logging..............................  23.08    23.26    23.28    23.23    23.16    23.13      -.1

Construction....................................  22.09    22.59    22.58    22.60    22.61    22.45      -.7

Manufacturing...................................  17.81    18.11    18.13    18.27    18.25    18.31       .3
   Excluding overtime (4).......................  17.07    17.49    17.51    17.63    17.61    17.69       .5

 Durable goods..................................  18.74    19.23    19.22    19.44    19.38    19.44       .3

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.28    16.45    16.54    16.54    16.60    16.66       .4

     Private service-providing..................  17.90    18.24    18.25    18.30    18.39    18.41       .1

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.20    16.42    16.38    16.41    16.54    16.50      -.2

 Wholesale trade................................  20.20    20.87    20.79    20.86    20.99    20.95      -.2

 Retail trade...................................  12.91    12.97    12.96    12.98    13.10    13.10       .0

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.47    18.63    18.54    18.58    18.67    18.53      -.7

 Utilities......................................  28.86    29.45    29.44    29.48    29.83    29.64      -.6

Information.....................................  24.90    25.41    25.45    25.42    25.62    25.57      -.2

Financial activities............................  20.43    20.75    20.78    20.75    20.86    20.90       .2

Professional and business services..............  21.47    22.26    22.32    22.42    22.50    22.59       .4

Education and health services...................  19.04    19.34    19.39    19.45    19.49    19.56       .4

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.90    10.99    11.05    11.07    11.13    11.12      -.1

Other services..................................  16.20    16.24    16.24    16.29    16.35    16.38       .2

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   2 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate this series.
   3 Change was -.1 percent from July 2009 to Aug. 2009, the latest month available.
   4 Derived by assuming that overtime hours are paid at the rate of time and one-half.
   N.A. = not available.
   p = preliminary.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                               ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-5.  Indexes of aggregate weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

(2002=100)

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Percent
                  Industry                      Sept.  July   Aug.   Sept.   Sept.  May    June   July   Aug.   Sept.  change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Aug. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Sept. 2009p

        Total private.........................  106.4  100.6  101.6   98.8   105.8   99.8   99.1   99.2   99.0   98.5      -0.5

    Goods-producing...........................   98.3   83.1   83.7   81.1    95.3   81.8   80.8   80.9   80.3   79.6       -.9

Mining and logging............................  145.8  121.0  122.8  120.2   141.2  123.6  122.0  119.5  118.5  118.0       -.4

Construction..................................  111.6   95.8   95.6   87.6   105.3   90.1   88.7   88.0   87.2   85.2      -2.3

Manufacturing.................................   90.3   75.5   76.7   76.4    88.7   76.0   75.4   76.0   75.6   75.2       -.5

 Durable goods................................   91.3   73.4   74.7   73.9    90.0   74.5   73.4   74.3   73.7   73.1       -.8
  Wood products...............................   77.9   61.6   62.1   60.9    74.7   59.3   59.2   59.1   58.5   58.6        .2
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   94.2   81.0   80.9   79.2    90.1   76.3   75.3   76.8   75.9   75.0      -1.2
  Primary metals..............................   87.6   62.6   64.9   63.8    86.2   65.8   63.4   64.0   64.4   63.4      -1.6
  Fabricated metal products...................  101.0   78.9   80.4   79.1    99.6   81.3   80.5   79.8   79.6   78.8      -1.0
  Machinery...................................  101.2   76.3   76.7   74.9   100.9   80.3   78.9   77.7   77.1   75.8      -1.7
  Computer and electronic products............  101.3   88.2   88.4   87.8   100.2   90.0   88.6   88.9   88.6   87.7      -1.0
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   89.4   73.0   73.5   73.4    88.6   75.0   74.2   73.3   73.5   73.6        .1
  Transportation equipment....................   84.5   66.7   70.2   71.2    83.5   66.8   65.9   71.1   69.3   69.9        .9
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   69.6   47.7   52.5   53.8    68.1   47.4   46.7   52.7   51.2   51.4        .4
  Furniture and related products..............   73.1   58.6   57.5   54.4    71.7   59.2   58.2   57.4   55.7   54.8      -1.6
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   89.8   81.0   82.6   81.1    89.1   81.8   81.3   81.6   81.3   80.9       -.5

 Nondurable goods.............................   88.6   78.8   79.9   80.4    86.3   78.7   78.4   78.4   78.6   78.3       -.4
  Food manufacturing..........................  105.1   99.3  102.4  102.5   100.4   98.6   98.5   97.6   99.1   98.5       -.6
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   95.2   85.7   89.7   95.4    91.7   86.3   83.5   83.1   86.1   89.7       4.2
  Textile mills...............................   48.2   36.5   37.5   37.5    46.7   37.2   37.9   37.2   36.9   36.6       -.8
  Textile product mills.......................   69.5   58.7   58.8   61.0    68.8   59.3   58.7   59.3   59.2   60.2       1.7
  Apparel.....................................   56.5   45.2   45.0   43.9    55.7   46.9   44.3   45.0   43.8   43.5       -.7
  Leather and allied products.................   73.6   54.7   57.2   55.2    71.6   55.6   53.6   57.6   56.6   54.5      -3.7
  Paper and paper products....................   83.6   75.1   74.6   75.5    82.2   73.5   74.5   74.8   74.1   74.2        .1
  Printing and related support activities.....   86.2   73.5   74.2   75.1    84.8   74.7   74.6   74.7   74.4   74.1       -.4
  Petroleum and coal products.................  110.9   94.5   95.9   95.9   104.7   88.9   89.0   89.0   91.4   90.3      -1.2
  Chemicals...................................   94.1   89.2   88.9   88.7    93.8   88.2   88.3   88.8   88.4   88.1       -.3
  Plastics and rubber products................   88.2   71.0   72.1   72.1    86.8   72.5   71.9   71.9   71.4   71.3       -.1

    Private service-providing.................  108.8  105.5  106.7  104.0   108.5  104.7  104.1  104.3  104.2  104.0       -.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  103.7   98.4   99.0   97.9   103.3   98.5   97.9   97.5   97.4   97.4        .0

 Wholesale trade..............................  108.0  101.0  102.5   99.9   108.1  101.8  101.4  100.6  100.9  100.2       -.7

 Retail trade.................................  100.5   97.1   96.8   95.5   100.1   96.3   95.8   95.5   95.3   95.1       -.2

 Transportation and warehousing...............  108.2   99.2  100.3  102.2   106.9  100.0   99.0   99.8   99.8  100.8       1.0

 Utilities....................................   99.5   97.7   97.6   96.0    99.0   98.3   97.8   97.2   97.3   95.9      -1.4

Information...................................  100.4   94.5   95.1   93.0   100.7   95.3   94.4   94.1   93.7   93.4       -.3

Financial activities..........................  106.9  103.3  105.6  101.3   107.9  103.6  102.9  102.8  103.0  102.1       -.9

Professional and business services............  114.2  105.8  108.3  104.6   113.3  106.4  105.3  105.1  105.1  104.6       -.5

Education and health services.................  115.9  116.1  117.0  117.2   116.4  117.4  117.3  117.4  117.7  117.7        .0

Leisure and hospitality.......................  110.3  114.0  114.8  105.9   109.7  105.7  105.5  105.5  105.4  104.9       -.5

Other services................................   99.4   98.6   98.8   95.8    99.6   97.0   96.4   96.7   96.5   96.2       -.3

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   2 Includes motor vehicles, motor vehicle bodies and trailers, and motor vehicle parts.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  The indexes of aggregate weekly hours are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate hours
by the corresponding 2002 annual average levels.  Aggregate hours estimates are the product of estimates of average weekly
hours and production and nonsupervisory worker employment.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                               ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-6.  Indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls of production and nonsupervisory workers (1) on private nonfarm payrolls
by industry sector and selected industry detail

(2002=100)

                                                   Not seasonally adjusted              Seasonally adjusted

                                                                                                                         Percent
                  Industry                      Sept.  July   Aug.   Sept.   Sept.  May    June   July   Aug.   Sept.  change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Aug. 2009-
                                                                                                                        Sept. 2009p

        Total private.........................  129.7  124.2  126.3  123.3   128.7  123.6  122.8  123.2  123.4  122.8      -0.5

    Goods-producing...........................  118.2  101.6  102.5   99.2   113.7   99.4   98.2   98.7   97.9   96.8      -1.1

Mining and logging............................  196.6  162.4  164.6  161.6   189.5  167.2  165.1  161.4  159.7  158.7       -.6

Construction..................................  134.6  117.3  117.4  107.2   125.6  109.9  108.2  107.4  106.5  103.3      -3.0

Manufacturing.................................  105.4   89.7   91.4   91.6   103.3   90.1   89.4   90.8   90.3   90.0       -.3

 Durable goods................................  107.2   88.6   90.3   89.9   105.3   89.5   88.0   90.2   89.2   88.7       -.6

 Nondurable goods.............................  102.1   91.9   93.2   94.8    99.3   91.5   91.6   91.7   92.2   92.2        .0

    Private service-providing.................  133.5  131.4  133.8  131.1   133.2  130.9  130.3  130.8  131.4  131.3       -.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  120.4  115.1  116.9  115.6   119.3  115.4  114.4  114.2  114.9  114.7       -.2

 Wholesale trade..............................  128.5  124.0  127.0  123.1   128.7  125.1  124.1  123.6  124.7  123.7       -.8

 Retail trade.................................  112.1  108.1  108.8  108.2   110.8  107.1  106.4  106.2  107.0  106.8       -.2

 Transportation and warehousing...............  127.2  117.3  119.3  120.1   125.2  118.2  116.4  117.7  118.2  118.5        .3

 Utilities....................................  120.2  119.6  120.4  119.0   119.3  120.8  120.1  119.6  121.2  118.7      -2.1

Information...................................  124.4  118.3  120.8  118.3   124.1  119.9  119.0  118.4  118.9  118.2       -.6

Financial activities..........................  135.0  131.9  136.3  131.0   136.2  132.9  132.2  131.8  132.8  132.0       -.6

Professional and business services............  144.8  140.0  144.3  139.6   144.7  140.9  139.8  140.2  140.8  140.6       -.1

Education and health services.................  145.4  148.6  149.4  151.0   145.7  149.3  149.5  150.1  150.8  151.3        .3

Leisure and hospitality.......................  136.4  141.9  143.7  133.5   135.8  131.9  132.4  132.6  133.2  132.5       -.5

Other services................................  117.5  116.2  117.3  114.6   117.5  114.8  114.0  114.7  115.0  114.9       -.1

   1 See footnote 1, table B-2.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  The indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate pay-
rolls by the corresponding 2002 annual average levels.  Aggregate payroll estimates are the product of estimates of average
hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and production and nonsupervisory worker employment.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                              ESTABLISHMENT DATA

Table B-7.  Diffusion indexes of employment change

(Percent)

       Time span           Jan.     Feb.     Mar.     Apr.      May     June     July     Aug.    Sept.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.

                                                        Private nonfarm payrolls, 271 industries (1)

Over 1-month span:
     2005 ..............   52.6     60.1     54.1     58.1     56.8     58.3     58.5     59.2     54.2     55.9     62.7     57.6
     2006 ..............   64.9     62.2     63.8     59.8     49.1     51.8     59.2     55.4     55.7     56.3     59.4     60.7
     2007 ..............   53.5     55.5     52.4     49.4     55.9     48.3     50.7     46.5     55.9     57.2     59.4     57.9
     2008 ..............   42.1     40.6     44.1     41.1     42.6     36.9     37.6     39.1     34.7     33.0     27.1     20.5
     2009 ..............   22.1     20.8     19.6     21.8     29.3     25.8     30.3    p34.9    p31.9

Over 3-month span:
     2005 ..............   51.7     57.2     59.0     59.8     57.9     62.0     60.5     62.9     60.3     55.5     56.3     62.7
     2006 ..............   67.7     68.6     65.1     65.1     60.5     58.9     55.5     57.0     55.0     54.4     59.0     64.2
     2007 ..............   62.5     54.8     54.2     54.8     54.1     50.4     52.8     48.7     53.3     53.9     58.3     62.5
     2008 ..............   57.7     44.8     40.2     39.7     37.3     33.6     33.6     32.8     34.9     33.2     26.9     20.8
     2009 ..............   18.6     14.2     15.1     15.3     20.3     22.0     22.0    p24.2    p28.0

Over 6-month span:
     2005 ..............   55.4     57.9     58.1     57.0     58.3     60.9     63.1     63.3     61.6     59.6     61.4     62.5
     2006 ..............   64.6     63.8     67.5     66.2     65.5     66.6     60.3     61.1     57.9     57.9     62.4     59.0
     2007 ..............   60.3     57.2     60.5     58.3     55.5     56.5     52.8     52.4     56.6     54.4     56.8     59.0
     2008 ..............   56.6     53.0     50.7     47.4     40.2     33.4     31.0     33.4     30.6     29.0     26.0     24.4
     2009 ..............   21.6     17.2     15.1     15.3     15.9     16.6     15.9    p20.1    p21.6

Over 12-month span:
     2005 ..............   60.9     60.9     60.0     59.2     58.3     60.3     61.3     63.3     60.7     59.2     59.8     61.8
     2006 ..............   67.2     65.5     65.9     62.9     65.5     66.8     64.8     64.4     66.6     65.9     64.9     66.2
     2007 ..............   63.3     59.4     61.1     59.6     59.2     58.3     56.8     57.2     59.4     58.9     58.1     59.6
     2008 ..............   54.4     56.1     52.6     49.1     50.2     47.8     43.7     42.3     38.0     37.8     32.3     28.2
     2009 ..............   24.0     22.0     19.9     18.1     17.5     17.2     16.2    p15.7    p14.9

                                                        Manufacturing payrolls, 83 industries (1)

Over 1-month span:
     2005 ..............   36.7     46.4     42.2     46.4     40.4     33.7     41.0     43.4     45.8     47.6     44.6     47.0
     2006 ..............   57.8     49.4     53.6     47.0     37.3     50.6     49.4     42.2     40.4     42.8     41.0     44.0
     2007 ..............   44.6     41.0     30.7     24.7     38.0     32.5     43.4     30.7     39.2     42.8     60.8     48.2
     2008 ..............   30.7     28.9     37.3     32.5     40.4     25.3     25.9     27.7     22.9     18.7     15.1     10.2
     2009 ..............    6.0      9.6     10.8     16.3     11.4     12.0     24.1    p28.3    p22.9

Over 3-month span:
     2005 ..............   36.7     43.4     41.0     41.6     35.5     36.1     34.9     36.7     42.2     44.0     38.6     48.8
     2006 ..............   56.6     57.2     48.2     48.2     44.6     50.0     43.4     45.2     36.7     33.1     35.5     39.2
     2007 ..............   40.4     33.1     33.1     28.9     29.5     30.1     31.9     28.9     30.7     30.7     39.2     51.2
     2008 ..............   48.8     33.7     28.3     29.5     26.5     22.9     19.9     16.9     22.3     21.1     15.1     11.4
     2009 ..............    6.0      3.6      3.6      7.8      8.4     12.0      8.4    p12.0    p22.3

Over 6-month span:
     2005 ..............   33.7     39.8     38.0     36.1     35.5     34.9     39.8     36.1     36.1     38.0     36.7     39.8
     2006 ..............   45.2     45.2     50.6     48.8     50.6     50.0     45.2     47.0     43.4     42.2     39.8     34.3
     2007 ..............   37.3     33.1     29.5     28.9     30.7     34.9     28.9     26.5     29.5     28.3     33.7     38.0
     2008 ..............   34.3     30.1     37.3     35.5     25.3     20.5     17.5     18.1     16.9     13.3     11.4      9.6
     2009 ..............    9.0      4.8      4.8      6.0      4.8      4.8      7.2     p8.4     p9.0

Over 12-month span:
     2005 ..............   45.2     44.0     42.2     41.0     36.7     35.5     32.5     34.3     33.1     33.7     33.7     38.0
     2006 ..............   44.0     41.0     41.0     39.8     39.8     45.2     42.2     42.8     47.0     48.8     45.8     44.6
     2007 ..............   39.8     36.7     37.3     30.7     28.9     29.5     30.7     28.9     33.1     28.9     34.3     35.5
     2008 ..............   27.7     28.9     25.9     25.3     30.7     27.1     24.7     19.3     21.7     21.7     16.9     15.1
     2009 ..............    8.4      4.8      4.8      4.8      6.0      6.0      6.6     p4.8     p4.8

   1 Based on seasonally adjusted data for 1-, 3-, 6-month spans and unadjusted data for the 12-month span.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  Figures are the percent of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employ-
ment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing employment.




Last Modified Date: October 02, 2009