Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Mar.
2015(p)

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

Total nonfarm

225 201 264 126

Total private

223 202 264 129

Goods-producing

42 51 20 -13

Mining and logging

3 -7 -11 -11

Construction

30 41 29 -1

Manufacturing

9 17 2 -1

Durable goods(1)

14 12 5 0

Motor vehicles and parts

1.7 3.8 1.0 0.6

Nondurable goods

-5 5 -3 -1

Private service-providing

181 151 244 142

Wholesale trade

5.2 12.3 9.6 5.8

Retail trade

26.6 35.4 32.3 25.9

Transportation and warehousing

15.2 -13.1 9.7 9.5

Utilities

2.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Information

3 6 7 2

Financial activities

2 19 7 8

Professional and business services(1)

39 20 42 40

Temporary help services

15.0 -7.8 -7.5 11.4

Education and health services(1)

35 42 57 38

Health care and social assistance

27.6 49.8 34.0 30.0

Leisure and hospitality

39 24 70 13

Other services

14 5 9 0

Government

2 -1 0 -3

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

193 318 265 197

Total private

194 312 262 198

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.4 49.3 49.3 49.3

Total private women employees

47.9 47.9 47.9 47.9

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.6 82.5 82.5 82.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.6 34.6 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$24.34 $24.76 $24.79 $24.86

Average weekly earnings

$839.73 $856.70 $857.73 $857.67

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

100.2 102.8 103.1 102.9

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.2

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

116.4 121.5 121.9 122.1

Over-the-month percent change

0.6 0.7 0.3 0.2

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

Total private (263 industries)

64.4 60.5 65.8 61.4

Manufacturing (80 industries)

57.5 58.8 61.3 47.5

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 2014 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: April 03, 2015