Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

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

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

Total nonfarm

251 233 208 160

Total private

241 222 184 171

Goods-producing

21 -20 0 -3

Mining and logging

-15 -17 -12 -8

Construction

38 13 41 1

Manufacturing

-2 -16 -29 4

Durable goods(1)

-4 -14 -24 6

Motor vehicles and parts

4.4 3.0 -1.5 6.1

Nondurable goods

2 -2 -5 -2

Private service-providing

220 242 184 174

Wholesale trade

-1.5 2.4 9.7 2.7

Retail trade

13.4 52.0 39.0 -3.1

Transportation and warehousing

13.8 0.4 4.9 8.6

Utilities

0.8 1.5 -0.6 0.1

Information

10 11 6 0

Financial activities

7 8 14 20

Professional and business services(1)

69 35 37 65

Temporary help services

14.6 -2.2 9.3 9.3

Education and health services(1)

77 77 43 54

Health care and social assistance

75.6 56.7 34.0 38.2

Leisure and hospitality

21 37 24 22

Other services

9 18 7 5

Government

10 11 24 -11

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

200 224 203 200

Total private

194 212 187 192

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.3 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private women employees

47.9 48.1 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.4 34.4 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$24.91 $25.39 $25.45 $25.53

Average weekly earnings

$859.40 $873.42 $875.48 $880.79

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

103.3 104.9 105.1 105.5

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.4

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

123.0 127.3 127.8 128.8

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.8

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

Total private (262 industries)

56.9 58.8 58.6 56.3

Manufacturing (79 industries)

49.4 43.0 36.7 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 2015 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: May 06, 2016