Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Mar.
2016(p)

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

Total nonfarm

84 168 245 215

Total private

90 155 236 195

Goods-producing

-20 24 -15 -4

Mining and logging

-16 -12 -17 -12

Construction

-7 18 20 37

Manufacturing

3 18 -18 -29

Durable goods(1)

0 11 -17 -24

Motor vehicles and parts

2.3 3.1 0.3 -1.5

Nondurable goods

3 7 -1 -5

Private service-providing

110 131 251 199

Wholesale trade

2.7 12.6 1.0 5.5

Retail trade

25.2 66.5 67.1 47.7

Transportation and warehousing

10.1 -20.9 -6.5 -2.5

Utilities

0.4 0.1 1.8 0.0

Information

-3 0 10 1

Financial activities

12 17 5 15

Professional and business services(1)

27 -2 30 33

Temporary help services

10.3 -43.8 -12.4 4.0

Education and health services(1)

38 26 84 51

Health care and social assistance

32.2 43.4 58.4 44.0

Leisure and hospitality

0 34 45 40

Other services

-2 -3 14 8

Government

-6 13 9 20

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

190 240 228 209

Total private

185 231 217 195

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.3 49.4 49.5 49.5

Total private women employees

47.9 48.0 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.5 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.6 34.4 34.4

Average hourly earnings

$24.87 $25.38 $25.36 $25.43

Average weekly earnings

$858.02 $878.15 $872.38 $874.79

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

103.1 105.3 104.9 105.1

Over-the-month percent change

-0.2 0.4 -0.4 0.2

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

122.5 127.8 127.2 127.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.1 0.9 -0.5 0.4

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

Total private (262 industries)

55.0 59.4 58.0 58.4

Manufacturing (79 industries)

48.1 57.6 42.4 37.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries.
(3) The indexes of aggregate weekly hours are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate hours by the corresponding annual average aggregate hours.
(4) The indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate weekly payrolls by the corresponding annual average aggregate weekly payrolls.
(5) Figures are the percent of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing employment.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2015 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: April 01, 2016