Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

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

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

Total nonfarm

188 329 239 295

Total private

175 319 237 288

Goods-producing

47 64 64 29

Mining and logging

1 1 -6 -8

Construction

26 44 49 29

Manufacturing

20 19 21 8

Durable goods(1)

17 14 16 11

Motor vehicles and parts

12.5 2.2 3.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

3 5 5 -3

Private service-providing

128 255 173 259

Wholesale trade

8.5 14.3 14.0 11.7

Retail trade

-19.1 -0.2 27.8 32.0

Transportation and warehousing

-3.7 38.4 1.0 18.5

Utilities

-0.2 1.8 0.5 0.4

Information

-4 6 5 7

Financial activities

13 7 22 10

Professional and business services(1)

69 72 10 51

Temporary help services

16.9 21.0 -13.8 -7.8

Education and health services(1)

30 54 46 54

Health care and social assistance

19.1 47.5 52.5 32.8

Leisure and hospitality

32 56 39 66

Other services

2 6 7 9

Government

13 10 2 7

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

154 324 330 288

Total private

161 317 323 281

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 47.8 47.8

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.6 82.5 82.5 82.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.6 34.6 34.6

Average hourly earnings

$24.30 $24.62 $24.75 $24.78

Average weekly earnings

$835.92 $851.85 $856.35 $857.39

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

99.8 102.7 102.9 103.1

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

115.7 120.6 121.5 121.9

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.0 0.7 0.3

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

Total private (263 industries)

61.8 69.2 62.0 65.4

Manufacturing (80 industries)

55.0 64.4 61.3 64.4

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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: March 06, 2015