A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links
CES CES Program Links

Employment Situation News Release

Technical information:
  Household data:      (202) 691-6378     USDL 09-0588
              http://www.bls.gov/cps/

  Establishment data:  (202) 691-6555     Transmission of material in this release
              http://www.bls.gov/ces/     is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EDT),
Media contact:         (202) 691-5902     Friday, June 5, 2009.
                                    
                                    
                   THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION:  MAY 2009
                                    
                                    
   Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 345,000 in May, about half the
average monthly decline for the prior 6 months, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The unem-
ployment rate continued to rise, increasing from 8.9 to 9.4 percent.
Steep job losses continued in manufacturing, while declines moderated 
in construction and several service-providing industries.

Unemployment (Household Survey Data)

   The number of unemployed persons increased by 787,000 to 14.5 million
in May, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent.  Since the start
of the recession in December 2007, the number of unemployed persons has
risen by 7.0 million, and the unemployment rate has grown by 4.5 percent-
age points.  (See table A-1.)

   Unemployment rates rose in May for adult men (9.8 percent), adult
women (7.5 percent), whites (8.6 percent), and Hispanics (12.7 percent).
The jobless rates for teenagers (22.7 percent) and blacks (14.9 percent)
were little changed over the month.  The unemployment rate for Asians was
6.7 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, up from 3.8 percent a year
earlier.  (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 732,000 in May to 9.5 million.  This group has in-
creased by 5.8 million since the start of the recession.  (See table A-8.)

   The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) 
increased by 268,000 over the month to 3.9 million and has tripled since 
the start of the recession.  (See table A-9.)


                                - 2 -


Table A.  Major indicators of labor market activity, seasonally adjusted        
(Numbers in thousands)                                                          
_______________________________________________________________________________ 
                         |                 |                          |         
                         |    Quarterly    |                          |         
                         |     averages    |       Monthly data       |  Apr.-  
        Category         |_________________|__________________________|  May    
                         |        |        |        |        |        | change  
                         |   IV   |    I   |  Mar.  |  Apr.  |  May   |         
                         |  2008  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |  2009  |         
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
     HOUSEHOLD DATA      |                 Labor force status                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Civilian labor force ....| 154,648| 153,993| 154,048| 154,731| 155,081|     350 
  Employment ............| 144,046| 141,578| 140,887| 141,007| 140,570|    -437 
  Unemployment ..........|  10,602|  12,415|  13,161|  13,724|  14,511|     787 
Not in labor force ......|  80,177|  80,920|  81,038|  80,541|  80,371|    -170 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                 Unemployment rates                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
All workers .............|     6.9|     8.1|     8.5|     8.9|     9.4|     0.5 
  Adult men .............|     6.8|     8.2|     8.8|     9.4|     9.8|      .4 
  Adult women ...........|     5.6|     6.7|     7.0|     7.1|     7.5|      .4 
  Teenagers .............|    20.7|    21.3|    21.7|    21.5|    22.7|     1.2 
  White .................|     6.3|     7.4|     7.9|     8.0|     8.6|      .6 
  Black or African       |        |        |        |        |        |         
    American ............|    11.5|    13.1|    13.3|    15.0|    14.9|     -.1 
  Hispanic or Latino     |        |        |        |        |        |         
    ethnicity ...........|     8.9|    10.7|    11.4|    11.3|    12.7|     1.4 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
  ESTABLISHMENT DATA     |                     Employment                       
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Nonfarm employment.......| 135,727| 133,662| 133,000|p132,496|p132,151|   p-345 
  Goods-producing (1)....|  20,803|  19,826|  19,520| p19,246| p19,021|   p-225 
    Construction ........|   6,949|   6,590|   6,470|  p6,362|  p6,303|    p-59 
    Manufacturing .......|  13,062|  12,468|  12,296| p12,142| p11,986|   p-156 
  Service-providing (1)..| 114,924| 113,835| 113,480|p113,250|p113,130|   p-120 
      Retail trade (2)...|  15,127|  14,933|  14,872| p14,836| p14,818|    p-18 
    Professional and     |        |        |        |        |        |         
      business services .|  17,485|  17,048|  16,910| p16,799| p16,748|    p-51 
    Education and health |        |        |        |        |        |         
      services ..........|  19,035|  19,138|  19,158| p19,171| p19,215|     p44 
    Leisure and          |        |        |        |        |        |         
      hospitality .......|  13,348|  13,235|  13,202| p13,164| p13,167|      p3 
    Government ..........|  22,538|  22,543|  22,543| p22,635| p22,628|     p-7 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                  Hours of work (3)                   
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|    33.4|    33.2|    33.1|   p33.2|   p33.1|   p-0.1 
  Manufacturing .........|    40.2|    39.6|    39.4|   p39.5|   p39.3|    p-.2 
    Overtime ............|     3.2|     2.7|     2.6|    p2.7|    p2.7|     p.0 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |   Indexes of aggregate weekly hours (2002=100)(3)    
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
                         |        |        |        |        |        |         
Total private ...........|   104.1|   101.7|   100.7|  p100.4|   p99.7|   p-0.7 
                         |________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                         |                                                      
                         |                     Earnings (3)                     
                         |_____________________________________________________ 
Average hourly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  $18.34|  $18.46|  $18.50| p$18.52| p$18.54|  p$0.02 
Average weekly earnings, |        |        |        |        |        |         
  total private .........|  612.55|  613.60|  612.35| p614.86| p613.67|  p-1.19 
_________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________ 
                                                                                
   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.                                                             


                                - 3 -


Total Employment and the Labor Force (Household Survey Data)

   In May, the civilian labor force participation rate was about unchanged 
at 65.9 percent.  The employment-population ratio, at 59.7 percent, con-
tinued to trend down.  The ratio has declined by 3.0 percentage points since 
December 2007.  (See table A-1.)

   The number of persons working part time for economic reasons (sometimes 
referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in May at 
9.1 million.  The number of such workers has risen by 4.4 million during the 
recession.  (See table A-5.)

Persons Not in the Labor Force (Household Survey Data)

   About 2.2 million persons (not seasonally adjusted) were marginally at-
tached to the labor force in May, 794,000 more than a year earlier.  These 
individuals wanted and were available for work and had looked for a job 
sometime in the prior 12 months.  They were not counted as unemployed be-
cause they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.  
Among the marginally attached, there were 792,000 discouraged workers in 
May, up by 392,000 from a year earlier.  Discouraged workers are persons 
not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available 
for them.  The other 1.4 million persons marginally attached to the labor 
force in May had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey 
for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities.  (See 
table A-13.)

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
   
   Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 345,000 in May to 132.2
million.  The decline was about half of the average monthly job loss for
the prior 6 months (-643,000).  Since the recession began in December
2007, payroll employment has fallen by 6.0 million.  In May, job losses
continued to be widespread across major industry sectors.  Steep job
losses continued in manufacturing, while the rate of decline moderated in
several industries, including construction, professional and business
services, and retail trade.  (See table B-1.)
   
   Manufacturing employment fell by 156,000 in May.  Job losses occurred
in most component industries.  Three durable goods industries--motor
vehicles and parts (-30,000), machinery (-26,000), and fabricated metal
products (-19,000)--accounted for about half of the overall decline in
factory employment.  Since its most recent peak in February 2000, employ-
ment in motor vehicles and parts has fallen by about 50 percent.  Mining 
shed 11,000 jobs in May, about the same number as in April.
   
   Employment in construction decreased by 59,000 in May, compared with
an average monthly job loss of 117,000 in the industry for the previous 6
months.  In May, employment fell in nonresidential specialty trade con-
tractors (-30,000) and in residential construction of buildings (-11,000).

   Job losses in professional and business services moderated in May,
with the industry shedding 51,000 jobs.  This compares with an average
loss of 136,000 jobs per month in the prior 6 months.  The temporary help
services industry, which had been dropping an average of 73,000 jobs per
month over this period, saw little employment change in May (-7,000).
   
   Employment in leisure and hospitality was flat over the month.  The
industry had lost an average of 39,000 jobs per month during the prior 6
months.


                                - 4 -


   Retail trade employment was down by 18,000 in May; job cutbacks in re-
tail trade have moderated markedly in the past 2 months.  Employment in 
wholesale trade fell by 22,000 over the month, with over half of the de-
crease (-14,000) among durable goods wholesalers.
   
   Financial activities employment continued to decrease in May (-30,000).  
Securities lost 10,000 jobs and real estate lost 9,000.  Employment in 
credit intermediation continued to trend down, although the May job loss 
was well below the average job loss for the prior 6 months.  Employment 
in information decreased by 24,000 in May.
   
   Health care employment increased by 24,000 in May, about in line with
its average monthly job growth so far in 2009.  Employment in government
changed little in May.
   
   The change in total nonfarm employment for March was revised from 
-699,000 to -652,000, and the change for April was revised from -539,000
to -504,000.

Weekly Hours (Establishment Survey Data)
   
   In May, the average workweek for production and nonsupervisory workers
on private nonfarm payrolls edged down by 0.1 hour to 33.1 hours, season-
ally adjusted.  The manufacturing workweek decreased by 0.2 hour to 39.3 
hours, and factory overtime was unchanged at 2.7 hours.  (See table B-2.)
   
   The index of aggregate weekly hours of production and nonsupervisory
workers on private nonfarm payrolls fell by 0.7 percent in May.  The manu-
facturing index declined by 2.1 percent over the month.  (See table B-5.)
   
Hourly and Weekly Earnings (Establishment Survey Data)
   
   In May, average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory
workers on private nonfarm payrolls were essentially unchanged at $18.54,
seasonally adjusted.  Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings
increased by 3.1 percent, while average weekly earnings rose by only 1.2
percent, reflecting a decline in the average workweek.  (See table B-3.)
   
                     ______________________________

   
   The Employment Situation for June 2009 is scheduled to be released on
Thursday, July 2, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).





                                  - 5 -


    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 estab-
lishment survey employment series has a smaller margin of error on the mea-
surement 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 survey is about 400,000.
However, the household survey has a more expansive scope than the establish-
ment 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 questions about
whether respondents were born outside the United States.  Data from these ques-
tions show that foreign-born workers accounted for 15.6 percent 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 succeeding 
2 months, to incorporate additional sample receipts from respondents in the
survey and recalculated seasonal adjustment factors.  For more information on 
the monthly revisions, please visit http://www.bls.gov/ces/cesrevinfo.htm.

   On an annual basis, the establishment survey incorporates a benchmark
revision 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 http://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 esti-
mate; firms from all size classes and industries are appropriately sampled to 
achieve that goal.


                                  - 6 -


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 sampling 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
households.  All persons who are without jobs and are actively seeking and
available to work are included among the unemployed.  (People on temporary
layoff are included even if they do not actively seek work.)  There is no
requirement or question 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.




                                  - 7 - 


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.


                                  - 8 -


   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 activity.


                                  - 9 -


   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.


                                  - 10 -


   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

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired
individuals upon request.  Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral
phone:  1-800-877-8339.




  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                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                      TOTAL                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  233,405   235,271   235,452   233,405   234,739   234,913   235,086   235,271   235,452 
    Civilian labor force.......................  154,003   153,834   154,336   154,510   153,716   154,214   154,048   154,731   155,081 
          Participation rate...................     66.0      65.4      65.5      66.2      65.5      65.6      65.5      65.8      65.9 
      Employed.................................  145,927   140,586   140,363   145,974   142,099   141,748   140,887   141,007   140,570 
          Employment-population ratio..........     62.5      59.8      59.6      62.5      60.5      60.3      59.9      59.9      59.7 
      Unemployed...............................    8,076    13,248    13,973     8,536    11,616    12,467    13,161    13,724    14,511 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.2       8.6       9.1       5.5       7.6       8.1       8.5       8.9       9.4 
    Not in labor force.........................   79,402    81,437    81,116    78,895    81,023    80,699    81,038    80,541    80,371 
      Persons who currently want a job.........    5,393     5,868     6,612     4,813     5,643     5,645     5,814     5,935     5,861 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 16 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  112,912   113,857   113,953   112,912   113,573   113,666   113,758   113,857   113,953 
    Civilian labor force.......................   82,443    81,878    82,408    82,627    81,863    81,994    81,804    82,358    82,724 
          Participation rate...................     73.0      71.9      72.3      73.2      72.1      72.1      71.9      72.3      72.6 
      Employed.................................   77,983    73,771    74,009    77,932    75,092    74,777    74,053    74,116    74,033 
          Employment-population ratio..........     69.1      64.8      64.9      69.0      66.1      65.8      65.1      65.1      65.0 
      Unemployed...............................    4,459     8,107     8,399     4,695     6,771     7,217     7,751     8,242     8,691 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.4       9.9      10.2       5.7       8.3       8.8       9.5      10.0      10.5 
    Not in labor force.........................   30,470    31,979    31,545    30,285    31,710    31,672    31,954    31,498    31,229 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  104,258   105,196   105,299   104,258   104,902   104,999   105,095   105,196   105,299 
    Civilian labor force.......................   78,859    78,811    79,156    78,913    78,585    78,687    78,578    79,081    79,395 
          Participation rate...................     75.6      74.9      75.2      75.7      74.9      74.9      74.8      75.2      75.4 
      Employed.................................   75,152    71,468    71,645    74,992    72,613    72,293    71,655    71,678    71,593 
          Employment-population ratio..........     72.1      67.9      68.0      71.9      69.2      68.9      68.2      68.1      68.0 
      Unemployed...............................    3,708     7,343     7,511     3,921     5,972     6,394     6,923     7,403     7,802 
          Unemployment rate....................      4.7       9.3       9.5       5.0       7.6       8.1       8.8       9.4       9.8 
    Not in labor force.........................   25,399    26,386    26,144    25,345    26,318    26,312    26,516    26,115    25,904 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 16 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  120,493   121,415   121,499   120,493   121,166   121,247   121,328   121,415   121,499 
    Civilian labor force.......................   71,560    71,956    71,929    71,883    71,853    72,220    72,244    72,372    72,357 
          Participation rate...................     59.4      59.3      59.2      59.7      59.3      59.6      59.5      59.6      59.6 
      Employed.................................   67,943    66,815    66,354    68,042    67,007    66,970    66,834    66,890    66,537 
          Employment-population ratio..........     56.4      55.0      54.6      56.5      55.3      55.2      55.1      55.1      54.8 
      Unemployed...............................    3,617     5,141     5,574     3,841     4,845     5,250     5,410     5,482     5,820 
          Unemployment rate....................      5.1       7.1       7.7       5.3       6.7       7.3       7.5       7.6       8.0 
    Not in labor force.........................   48,932    49,458    49,570    48,610    49,313    49,027    49,084    49,042    49,142 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  112,083   112,999   113,089   112,083   112,738   112,824   112,908   112,999   113,089 
    Civilian labor force.......................   68,124    68,957    68,751    68,367    68,584    68,917    68,977    69,148    69,112 
          Participation rate...................     60.8      61.0      60.8      61.0      60.8      61.1      61.1      61.2      61.1 
      Employed.................................   65,115    64,318    63,809    65,114    64,298    64,271    64,148    64,226    63,895 
          Employment-population ratio..........     58.1      56.9      56.4      58.1      57.0      57.0      56.8      56.8      56.5 
      Unemployed...............................    3,008     4,639     4,942     3,252     4,286     4,646     4,828     4,922     5,217 
          Unemployment rate....................      4.4       6.7       7.2       4.8       6.2       6.7       7.0       7.1       7.5 
    Not in labor force.........................   43,959    44,041    44,338    43,716    44,154    43,907    43,931    43,850    43,976 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   17,064    17,076    17,064    17,064    17,098    17,090    17,083    17,076    17,064 
    Civilian labor force.......................    7,020     6,066     6,430     7,231     6,547     6,610     6,493     6,501     6,573 
          Participation rate...................     41.1      35.5      37.7      42.4      38.3      38.7      38.0      38.1      38.5 
      Employed.................................    5,660     4,799     4,910     5,868     5,188     5,184     5,083     5,103     5,082 
          Employment-population ratio..........     33.2      28.1      28.8      34.4      30.3      30.3      29.8      29.9      29.8 
      Unemployed...............................    1,360     1,267     1,520     1,363     1,359     1,427     1,410     1,398     1,491 
          Unemployment rate....................     19.4      20.9      23.6      18.9      20.8      21.6      21.7      21.5      22.7 
    Not in labor force.........................   10,044    11,010    10,634     9,834    10,551    10,480    10,590    10,575    10,491 

   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                                                                                              
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                     WHITE                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........  189,281   190,552   190,667   189,281   190,225   190,331   190,436   190,552   190,667 
    Civilian labor force.......................  125,415   125,316   125,841   125,759   125,312   125,703   125,599   126,110   126,423 
        Participation rate.....................     66.3      65.8      66.0      66.4      65.9      66.0      66.0      66.2      66.3 
      Employed.................................  119,603   115,587   115,444   119,611   116,692   116,481   115,693   115,977   115,561 
        Employment-population ratio............     63.2      60.7      60.5      63.2      61.3      61.2      60.8      60.9      60.6 
      Unemployed...............................    5,812     9,729    10,398     6,148     8,621     9,222     9,906    10,133    10,862 
        Unemployment rate......................      4.6       7.8       8.3       4.9       6.9       7.3       7.9       8.0       8.6 
    Not in labor force.........................   63,866    65,235    64,826    63,523    64,913    64,628    64,837    64,441    64,244 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................   65,416    65,298    65,631    65,392    65,126    65,180    65,032    65,509    65,766 
        Participation rate.....................     76.1      75.4      75.7      76.1      75.4      75.4      75.2      75.7      75.9 
      Employed.................................   62,671    59,847    59,932    62,476    60,683    60,361    59,811    59,967    59,820 
        Employment-population ratio............     72.9      69.1      69.2      72.7      70.2      69.8      69.1      69.3      69.0 
      Unemployed...............................    2,744     5,451     5,699     2,916     4,443     4,819     5,221     5,543     5,946 
        Unemployment rate......................      4.2       8.3       8.7       4.5       6.8       7.4       8.0       8.5       9.0 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................   54,230    55,033    54,875    54,434    54,786    54,967    55,115    55,227    55,192 
        Participation rate.....................     60.1      60.5      60.3      60.3      60.4      60.5      60.7      60.8      60.7 
      Employed.................................   52,159    51,692    51,303    52,182    51,601    51,624    51,519    51,695    51,385 
        Employment-population ratio............     57.8      56.9      56.4      57.8      56.9      56.9      56.7      56.9      56.5 
      Unemployed...............................    2,071     3,341     3,573     2,252     3,185     3,344     3,596     3,533     3,807 
        Unemployment rate......................      3.8       6.1       6.5       4.1       5.8       6.1       6.5       6.4       6.9 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................    5,769     4,986     5,335     5,933     5,400     5,556     5,452     5,374     5,465 
        Participation rate.....................     44.1      38.2      40.9      45.4      41.3      42.5      41.7      41.1      41.9 
      Employed.................................    4,772     4,049     4,209     4,953     4,408     4,497     4,363     4,316     4,356 
        Employment-population ratio............     36.5      31.0      32.2      37.9      33.7      34.4      33.4      33.0      33.4 
      Unemployed...............................      996       937     1,126       980       993     1,059     1,089     1,058     1,108 
        Unemployment rate......................     17.3      18.8      21.1      16.5      18.4      19.1      20.0      19.7      20.3 
                                                                                                                                         
           BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   27,780    28,153    28,184    27,780    28,052    28,085    28,118    28,153    28,184 
    Civilian labor force.......................   17,676    17,670    17,649    17,737    17,791    17,703    17,542    17,816    17,737 
        Participation rate.....................     63.6      62.8      62.6      63.8      63.4      63.0      62.4      63.3      62.9 
      Employed.................................   16,015    15,119    15,047    16,009    15,546    15,336    15,212    15,142    15,095 
        Employment-population ratio............     57.6      53.7      53.4      57.6      55.4      54.6      54.1      53.8      53.6 
      Unemployed...............................    1,661     2,551     2,603     1,728     2,245     2,368     2,330     2,673     2,642 
        Unemployment rate......................      9.4      14.4      14.7       9.7      12.6      13.4      13.3      15.0      14.9 
    Not in labor force.........................   10,105    10,483    10,534    10,043    10,261    10,382    10,576    10,337    10,446 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................    7,880     7,932     7,939     7,917     7,979     7,949     7,917     7,990     8,000 
        Participation rate.....................     70.6      70.0      70.0      70.9      70.7      70.4      70.0      70.5      70.5 
      Employed.................................    7,182     6,567     6,621     7,192     6,850     6,762     6,700     6,620     6,656 
        Employment-population ratio............     64.3      58.0      58.3      64.4      60.7      59.9      59.2      58.4      58.7 
      Unemployed...............................      698     1,365     1,319       725     1,129     1,187     1,218     1,370     1,345 
        Unemployment rate......................      8.9      17.2      16.6       9.2      14.1      14.9      15.4      17.2      16.8 
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................    8,988     9,023     8,987     8,997     9,022     9,006     8,932     9,064     9,000 
        Participation rate.....................     64.5      63.9      63.5      64.5      64.1      63.9      63.3      64.1      63.6 
      Employed.................................    8,284     8,076     7,993     8,260     8,194     8,115     8,045     8,025     7,993 
        Employment-population ratio............     59.4      57.2      56.5      59.2      58.2      57.6      57.0      56.8      56.5 
      Unemployed...............................      704       947       995       737       828       890       887     1,038     1,007 
        Unemployment rate......................      7.8      10.5      11.1       8.2       9.2       9.9       9.9      11.5      11.2 
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................      808       714       723       823       790       749       692       762       736 
        Participation rate.....................     30.2      26.5      26.9      30.8      29.4      27.8      25.7      28.3      27.4 
      Employed.................................      548       475       433       557       502       459       467       497       446 
        Employment-population ratio............     20.5      17.7      16.1      20.8      18.6      17.0      17.4      18.5      16.6 
      Unemployed...............................      259       239       290       266       288       290       225       265       290 
        Unemployment rate......................     32.1      33.5      40.1      32.3      36.5      38.8      32.5      34.7      39.4 
                                                                                                                                         
                     ASIAN                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   10,669    10,788    10,855     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
    Civilian labor force.......................    7,156     7,128     7,170     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Participation rate.....................     67.1      66.1      66.1     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Employed.................................    6,881     6,659     6,690     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Employment-population ratio............     64.5      61.7      61.6     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Unemployed...............................      275       469       480     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Unemployment rate......................      3.8       6.6       6.7     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
    Not in labor force.........................    3,513     3,660     3,685     (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                                                                                                 
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
          HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                         
  Civilian noninstitutional population.........   31,998    32,671    32,753    31,998    32,417    32,501    32,585    32,671    32,753 
    Civilian labor force.......................   22,104    22,317    22,299    22,125    21,931    22,100    22,175    22,376    22,438 
        Participation rate.....................     69.1      68.3      68.1      69.1      67.7      68.0      68.1      68.5      68.5 
      Employed.................................   20,699    19,895    19,673    20,565    19,800    19,684    19,640    19,854    19,595 
        Employment-population ratio............     64.7      60.9      60.1      64.3      61.1      60.6      60.3      60.8      59.8 
      Unemployed...............................    1,405     2,422     2,626     1,560     2,132     2,416     2,536     2,521     2,843 
        Unemployment rate......................      6.4      10.9      11.8       7.0       9.7      10.9      11.4      11.3      12.7 
    Not in labor force.........................    9,894    10,354    10,455     9,873    10,486    10,401    10,410    10,295    10,315 
                                                                                                                                         
             Men, 20 years and over                                                                                                      
    Civilian labor force.......................   12,627    12,698    12,739     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Participation rate.....................     84.7      83.6      83.6     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Employed.................................   11,893    11,407    11,330     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Employment-population ratio............     79.8      75.1      74.4     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Unemployed...............................      734     1,291     1,409     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Unemployment rate......................      5.8      10.2      11.1     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
                                                                                                                                         
            Women, 20 years and over                                                                                                     
    Civilian labor force.......................    8,346     8,601     8,510     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Participation rate.....................     59.3      59.9      59.1     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Employed.................................    7,874     7,740     7,619     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Employment-population ratio............     56.0      53.9      52.9     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Unemployed...............................      473       860       891     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Unemployment rate......................      5.7      10.0      10.5     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
                                                                                                                                         
           Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                                    
    Civilian labor force.......................    1,131     1,018     1,050     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Participation rate.....................     37.4      32.8      33.7     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Employed.................................      933       748       724     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Employment-population ratio............     30.8      24.1      23.3     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
      Unemployed...............................      198       270       326     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)   
        Unemployment rate......................     17.5      26.5      31.0     (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                                                                                                      
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
         Less than a high school diploma                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   12,423    12,180    12,402    12,139    12,024    11,955    11,997    12,027    12,210 
      Participation rate.......................     46.5      46.2      46.6      45.4      45.9      46.4      45.7      45.7      45.9 
    Employed...................................   11,512    10,399    10,667    11,117    10,577    10,445    10,399    10,251    10,321 
      Employment-population ratio..............     43.1      39.5      40.1      41.6      40.4      40.5      39.6      38.9      38.8 
    Unemployed.................................      911     1,781     1,736     1,022     1,446     1,510     1,598     1,776     1,889 
      Unemployment rate........................      7.3      14.6      14.0       8.4      12.0      12.6      13.3      14.8      15.5 
                                                                                                                                         
      High school graduates, no college (1)                                                                                              
  Civilian labor force.........................   38,198    38,300    38,436    38,219    38,675    38,463    38,434    38,687    38,757 
      Participation rate.......................     62.6      62.4      62.6      62.6      62.4      62.2      62.3      63.0      63.1 
    Employed...................................   36,387    34,733    34,827    36,233    35,599    35,270    34,981    35,086    34,881 
      Employment-population ratio..............     59.6      56.6      56.7      59.3      57.4      57.1      56.7      57.1      56.8 
    Unemployed.................................    1,811     3,568     3,609     1,987     3,075     3,193     3,454     3,601     3,875 
      Unemployment rate........................      4.7       9.3       9.4       5.2       8.0       8.3       9.0       9.3      10.0 
                                                                                                                                         
        Some college or associate degree                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   36,565    36,917    36,621    36,719    36,693    37,362    36,921    36,959    36,860 
      Participation rate.......................     72.0      71.6      71.2      72.3      72.0      72.1      71.8      71.7      71.7 
    Employed...................................   35,101    34,169    33,914    35,152    34,433    34,738    34,267    34,207    34,013 
      Employment-population ratio..............     69.1      66.3      66.0      69.2      67.6      67.1      66.6      66.4      66.2 
    Unemployed.................................    1,464     2,748     2,707     1,566     2,260     2,624     2,653     2,752     2,847 
      Unemployment rate........................      4.0       7.4       7.4       4.3       6.2       7.0       7.2       7.4       7.7 
                                                                                                                                         
        Bachelor's degree and higher (2)                                                                                                 
  Civilian labor force.........................   44,612    45,377    45,438    44,539    45,208    45,027    45,401    45,442    45,500 
      Participation rate.......................     77.8      77.6      77.7      77.6      77.8      77.6      78.1      77.7      77.8 
    Employed...................................   43,673    43,547    43,368    43,535    43,474    43,177    43,431    43,466    43,332 
      Employment-population ratio..............     76.1      74.5      74.1      75.9      74.8      74.4      74.7      74.4      74.1 
    Unemployed.................................      939     1,831     2,070     1,004     1,735     1,850     1,970     1,977     2,167 
      Unemployment rate........................      2.1       4.0       4.6       2.3       3.8       4.1       4.3       4.4       4.8 

   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                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                 CLASS OF WORKER                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
  Agriculture and related industries...........    2,160     2,087     2,205     2,136     2,149     2,148     2,050     2,134     2,173 
    Wage and salary workers....................    1,264     1,164     1,278     1,247     1,233     1,244     1,167     1,209     1,256 
    Self-employed workers......................      865       894       901       849       903       875       875       887       882 
    Unpaid family workers......................       31        29        26     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
                                                                                                                                         
  Nonagricultural industries...................  143,767   138,498   138,158   143,830   139,952   139,579   138,842   138,828   138,296 
    Wage and salary workers....................  134,164   129,381   128,997   134,328   131,110   130,465   129,478   129,724   129,298 
      Government...............................   21,601    21,548    21,607    21,253    21,237    21,192    20,904    21,211    21,247 
      Private industries.......................  112,563   107,832   107,389   113,063   109,997   109,311   108,674   108,555   108,054 
        Private households.....................      774       716       779     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
        Other industries.......................  111,789   107,116   106,610   112,271   109,217   108,574   107,898   107,813   107,238 
    Self-employed workers......................    9,470     9,063     9,099     9,383     8,816     8,962     9,184     9,052     8,990 
    Unpaid family workers......................      132        54        63     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
                                                                                                                                         
          PERSONS AT WORK PART TIME (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                         
  All industries:                                                                                                                        
    Part time for economic reasons.............    5,096     8,648     8,785     5,290     7,839     8,626     9,049     8,910     9,084 
      Slack work or business conditions........    3,560     6,533     6,647     3,658     5,766     6,443     6,857     6,699     6,794 
      Could only find part-time work...........    1,264     1,852     1,898     1,305     1,667     1,764     1,839     1,810     1,922 
    Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,708    19,644    19,111    19,396    18,864    18,855    18,833    19,065    18,872 
                                                                                                                                         
  Nonagricultural industries:                                                                                                            
    Part time for economic reasons.............    5,046     8,556     8,663     5,218     7,705     8,543     8,942     8,826     8,928 
      Slack work or business conditions........    3,522     6,462     6,552     3,599     5,660     6,390     6,773     6,650     6,681 
      Could only find part-time work...........    1,261     1,842     1,886     1,297     1,658     1,760     1,850     1,802     1,909 
    Part time for noneconomic reasons..........   19,350    19,282    18,783    18,997    18,567    18,562    18,493    18,661    18,502 

   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                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                   AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                         
  Total, 16 years and over.....................  145,927   140,586   140,363   145,974   142,099   141,748   140,887   141,007   140,570 
    16 to 19 years.............................    5,660     4,799     4,910     5,868     5,188     5,184     5,083     5,103     5,082 
      16 to 17 years...........................    1,919     1,585     1,704     2,048     1,741     1,854     1,755     1,737     1,795 
      18 to 19 years...........................    3,741     3,214     3,206     3,790     3,441     3,348     3,300     3,353     3,260 
    20 years and over..........................  140,267   135,786   135,453   140,106   136,911   136,564   135,804   135,904   135,488 
      20 to 24 years...........................   13,595    12,939    12,678    13,696    13,050    13,157    13,090    13,090    12,842 
      25 years and over........................  126,672   122,847   122,775   126,372   123,911   123,302   122,662   122,838   122,650 
        25 to 54 years.........................   99,993    95,761    95,461    99,746    96,693    96,255    95,720    95,805    95,394 
          25 to 34 years.......................   31,573    30,092    29,936    31,524    30,449    30,369    30,211    30,140    29,955 
          35 to 44 years.......................   33,820    31,811    31,764    33,689    32,308    31,999    31,746    31,770    31,681 
          45 to 54 years.......................   34,601    33,859    33,761    34,533    33,936    33,888    33,763    33,896    33,758 
        55 years and over......................   26,679    27,086    27,314    26,626    27,218    27,047    26,942    27,032    27,256 
                                                                                                                                         
  Men, 16 years and over.......................   77,983    73,771    74,009    77,932    75,092    74,777    74,053    74,116    74,033 
    16 to 19 years.............................    2,832     2,303     2,364     2,940     2,479     2,484     2,398     2,438     2,440 
      16 to 17 years...........................      927       747       821       988       818       837       803       817       851 
      18 to 19 years...........................    1,904     1,555     1,543     1,944     1,654     1,640     1,579     1,635     1,580 
    20 years and over..........................   75,152    71,468    71,645    74,992    72,613    72,293    71,655    71,678    71,593 
      20 to 24 years...........................    7,215     6,612     6,531     7,232     6,723     6,784     6,656     6,701     6,574 
      25 years and over........................   67,937    64,856    65,113    67,746    65,879    65,479    65,031    64,960    65,001 
        25 to 54 years.........................   53,797    50,700    50,743    53,640    51,480    51,125    50,865    50,802    50,672 
          25 to 34 years.......................   17,357    16,122    16,090    17,300    16,461    16,449    16,288    16,199    16,082 
          35 to 44 years.......................   18,210    17,024    17,034    18,150    17,452    17,144    17,027    17,027    17,002 
          45 to 54 years.......................   18,230    17,555    17,618    18,190    17,567    17,532    17,550    17,576    17,588 
        55 years and over......................   14,140    14,156    14,371    14,106    14,399    14,354    14,166    14,157    14,329 
                                                                                                                                         
  Women, 16 years and over.....................   67,943    66,815    66,354    68,042    67,007    66,970    66,834    66,890    66,537 
    16 to 19 years.............................    2,828     2,497     2,546     2,928     2,709     2,699     2,685     2,664     2,642 
      16 to 17 years...........................      992       838       883     1,060       923     1,017       952       920       944 
      18 to 19 years...........................    1,836     1,659     1,663     1,846     1,787     1,708     1,721     1,718     1,681 
    20 years and over..........................   65,115    64,318    63,809    65,114    64,298    64,271    64,148    64,226    63,895 
      20 to 24 years...........................    6,380     6,327     6,146     6,464     6,327     6,372     6,434     6,389     6,268 
      25 years and over........................   58,736    57,991    57,662    58,627    58,032    57,823    57,631    57,878    57,649 
        25 to 54 years.........................   46,196    45,061    44,719    46,106    45,213    45,131    44,855    45,003    44,722 
          25 to 34 years.......................   14,216    13,970    13,846    14,224    13,988    13,920    13,922    13,941    13,873 
          35 to 44 years.......................   15,610    14,787    14,730    15,539    14,856    14,855    14,719    14,742    14,679 
          45 to 54 years.......................   16,370    16,304    16,143    16,343    16,369    16,356    16,214    16,320    16,170 
        55 years and over......................   12,540    12,930    12,943    12,521    12,819    12,693    12,776    12,875    12,927 
                                                                                                                                         
                 MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
  Married men, spouse present..................   46,024    44,470    44,337    45,871    44,712    44,502    44,470    44,469    44,255 
  Married women, spouse present................   36,298    35,668    35,589    36,122    35,375    35,563    35,481    35,444    35,391 
  Women who maintain families..................    9,189     8,951     8,928     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
                                                                                                                                         
            FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Full-time workers (2) .......................  120,809   112,746   113,083   120,909   115,794   114,853   113,665   113,725   113,318 
  Part-time workers (3) .......................   25,117    27,840    27,280    25,028    26,200    26,590    26,963    27,066    27,195 
                                                                                                                                         
               MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                         
  Total multiple jobholders....................    7,653     7,781     7,265     7,685     7,441     7,626     7,656     7,748     7,292 
      Percent of total employed................      5.2       5.5       5.2       5.3       5.2       5.4       5.4       5.5       5.2 

    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                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                   AGE AND SEX                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                         
  Total, 16 years and over.....................    8,536    13,724    14,511      5.5       7.6       8.1       8.5       8.9       9.4  
    16 to 19 years.............................    1,363     1,398     1,491     18.9      20.8      21.6      21.7      21.5      22.7  
      16 to 17 years...........................      560       520       548     21.5      21.4      22.9      23.7      23.0      23.4  
      18 to 19 years...........................      810       908       966     17.6      20.2      21.0      20.9      21.3      22.9  
    20 years and over..........................    7,173    12,326    13,019      4.9       7.0       7.5       8.0       8.3       8.8  
      20 to 24 years...........................    1,581     2,258     2,265     10.3      12.1      12.9      14.0      14.7      15.0  
      25 years and over........................    5,554     9,999    10,740      4.2       6.4       6.9       7.2       7.5       8.1  
        25 to 54 years.........................    4,650     8,139     8,777      4.5       6.7       7.2       7.6       7.8       8.4  
          25 to 34 years.......................    1,791     3,229     3,514      5.4       7.9       8.7       9.0       9.7      10.5  
          35 to 44 years.......................    1,509     2,580     2,789      4.3       6.5       6.8       7.2       7.5       8.1  
          45 to 54 years.......................    1,350     2,330     2,474      3.8       5.9       6.2       6.6       6.4       6.8  
        55 years and over......................      915     1,849     1,961      3.3       5.2       5.6       6.2       6.4       6.7  
                                                                                                                                         
  Men, 16 years and over.......................    4,695     8,242     8,691      5.7       8.3       8.8       9.5      10.0      10.5  
    16 to 19 years.............................      774       839       889     20.8      24.4      24.9      25.7      25.6      26.7  
      16 to 17 years...........................      308       291       301     23.7      26.5      26.5      28.2      26.3      26.1  
      18 to 19 years...........................      480       555       609     19.8      22.8      24.7      24.6      25.3      27.8  
    20 years and over..........................    3,921     7,403     7,802      5.0       7.6       8.1       8.8       9.4       9.8  
      20 to 24 years...........................      902     1,424     1,395     11.1      14.1      14.6      16.7      17.5      17.5  
      25 years and over........................    3,016     5,911     6,395      4.3       6.9       7.5       7.9       8.3       9.0  
        25 to 54 years.........................    2,509     4,889     5,320      4.5       7.3       7.9       8.3       8.8       9.5  
          25 to 34 years.......................    1,013     2,026     2,162      5.5       8.8       9.5      10.1      11.1      11.9  
          35 to 44 years.......................      791     1,516     1,691      4.2       6.6       7.2       7.7       8.2       9.0  
          45 to 54 years.......................      705     1,347     1,468      3.7       6.7       7.0       7.1       7.1       7.7  
        55 years and over......................      507     1,022     1,074      3.5       5.3       6.0       6.3       6.7       7.0  
                                                                                                                                         
  Women, 16 years and over.....................    3,841     5,482     5,820      5.3       6.7       7.3       7.5       7.6       8.0  
    16 to 19 years.............................      589       560       602     16.7      17.1      18.3      17.8      17.4      18.6  
      16 to 17 years...........................      252       229       247     19.2      16.2      19.8      19.4      19.9      20.7  
      18 to 19 years...........................      330       353       358     15.2      17.5      17.0      17.2      17.1      17.5  
    20 years and over..........................    3,252     4,922     5,217      4.8       6.2       6.7       7.0       7.1       7.5  
      20 to 24 years...........................      679       834       870      9.5      10.0      10.9      11.0      11.5      12.2  
      25 years and over........................    2,538     4,088     4,345      4.1       5.8       6.2       6.5       6.6       7.0  
        25 to 54 years.........................    2,141     3,250     3,457      4.4       6.0       6.4       6.7       6.7       7.2  
          25 to 34 years.......................      778     1,203     1,352      5.2       6.8       7.7       7.6       7.9       8.9  
          35 to 44 years.......................      717     1,064     1,098      4.4       6.4       6.4       6.5       6.7       7.0  
          45 to 54 years.......................      645       983     1,007      3.8       5.0       5.3       6.1       5.7       5.9  
        55 years and over (2) .................      357       745       791      2.8       5.4       5.3       5.8       5.4       5.8  
                                                                                                                                         
                 MARITAL STATUS                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                         
  Married men, spouse present..................    1,395     2,986     3,219      3.0       5.0       5.5       5.8       6.3       6.8  
  Married women, spouse present................    1,194     2,077     2,136      3.2       4.7       5.1       5.4       5.5       5.7  
  Women who maintain families (2) .............      683       999     1,102      6.9      10.3      10.3      10.8      10.0      11.0  
                                                                                                                                         
            FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
  Full-time workers (3) .......................    7,049    12,037    12,802      5.5       8.0       8.6       9.2       9.6      10.2  
  Part-time workers (4) .......................    1,458     1,744     1,737      5.5       5.9       5.8       5.9       6.1       6.0  

    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 layoff
  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                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                         
                                                   May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                   2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
              NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                         
  Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                   
   temporary jobs..............................    3,949     8,687     8,930     4,319     6,980     7,696     8,243     8,814     9,546 
    On temporary layoff........................      856     1,586     1,459     1,121     1,441     1,488     1,557     1,625     1,832 
    Not on temporary layoff....................    3,094     7,101     7,471     3,197     5,539     6,208     6,686     7,189     7,714 
      Permanent job losers.....................    2,220     5,853     6,140     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
      Persons who completed temporary jobs.....      874     1,248     1,331     (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)       (1)   
  Job leavers..................................      819       842       851       881       917       820       887       890       910 
  Reentrants...................................    2,515     2,932     3,236     2,522     2,751     2,834     2,974     3,087     3,180 
  New entrants.................................      793       788       956       832       780     1,005       868       900       956 
                                                                                                                                         
              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.............................     48.9      65.6      63.9      50.5      61.1      62.3      63.5      64.4      65.4 
     On temporary layoff.......................     10.6      12.0      10.4      13.1      12.6      12.0      12.0      11.9      12.6 
     Not on temporary layoff...................     38.3      53.6      53.5      37.4      48.5      50.2      51.5      52.5      52.9 
   Job leavers.................................     10.1       6.4       6.1      10.3       8.0       6.6       6.8       6.5       6.2 
   Reentrants..................................     31.1      22.1      23.2      29.5      24.1      22.9      22.9      22.5      21.8 
   New entrants................................      9.8       5.9       6.8       9.7       6.8       8.1       6.7       6.6       6.6 
                                                                                                                                         
         UNEMPLOYED AS A PERCENT OF THE                                                                                                  
              CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                         
   Job losers and persons who completed                                                                                                  
    temporary jobs.............................      2.6       5.6       5.8       2.8       4.5       5.0       5.4       5.7       6.2 
   Job leavers.................................       .5        .5        .6        .6        .6        .5        .6        .6        .6 
   Reentrants..................................      1.6       1.9       2.1       1.6       1.8       1.8       1.9       2.0       2.1 
   New entrants................................       .5        .5        .6        .5        .5        .7        .6        .6        .6 

   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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                             May       Apr.      May       May       Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May   
                                                             2008      2009      2009      2008      2009      2009      2009      2009      2009  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                   NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
  Less than 5 weeks......................................    3,222     2,855     3,192     3,257     3,658     3,404     3,371     3,346     3,275 
  5 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,035     3,526     3,633     2,478     3,519     3,969     4,041     3,982     4,321 
  15 weeks and over......................................    2,819     6,867     7,148     2,808     4,634     5,264     5,715     6,211     7,002 
     15 to 26 weeks......................................    1,263     2,966     3,179     1,238     1,987     2,347     2,534     2,531     3,054 
     27 weeks and over...................................    1,557     3,901     3,969     1,570     2,647     2,917     3,182     3,680     3,948 
                                                                                                                                                   
  Average (mean) duration, in weeks......................     17.0      23.4      23.1      16.8      19.8      19.8      20.1      21.4      22.5 
  Median duration, in weeks..............................      8.2      15.4      15.1       8.3      10.3      11.0      11.2      12.5      14.9 
                                                                                                                                                   
                   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....................................     39.9      21.5      22.8      38.1      31.0      26.9      25.7      24.7      22.4 
    5 to 14 weeks........................................     25.2      26.6      26.0      29.0      29.8      31.4      30.8      29.4      29.6 
    15 weeks and over....................................     34.9      51.8      51.2      32.9      39.2      41.7      43.5      45.9      48.0 
      15 to 26 weeks.....................................     15.6      22.4      22.8      14.5      16.8      18.6      19.3      18.7      20.9 
      27 weeks and over..................................     19.3      29.4      28.4      18.4      22.4      23.1      24.2      27.2      27.0 

   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                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               May            May             May            May             May            May    
                                                               2008           2009            2008           2009            2008           2009   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
       Total, 16 years and over (1) .....................     145,927        140,363          8,076         13,973            5.2            9.1   
  Management, professional, and related occupations......      52,544         52,256          1,407          2,373            2.6            4.3   
    Management, business, and financial operations                                                                                                 
     occupations.........................................      21,822         21,368            610          1,032            2.7            4.6   
    Professional and related occupations.................      30,722         30,888            796          1,341            2.5            4.2   
  Service occupations....................................      24,679         24,884          1,648          2,578            6.3            9.4   
  Sales and office occupations...........................      35,589         33,854          1,779          3,115            4.8            8.4   
    Sales and related occupations........................      16,167         15,627            861          1,528            5.1            8.9   
    Office and administrative support occupations........      19,422         18,227            918          1,587            4.5            8.0   
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                                                 
   occupations...........................................      14,876         13,445          1,207          2,398            7.5           15.1   
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations...........       1,008          1,004             80            111            7.3           10.0   
    Construction and extraction occupations..............       8,684          7,339            907          1,796            9.5           19.7   
    Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations....       5,184          5,103            220            491            4.1            8.8   
  Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                                                  
   occupations...........................................      18,238         15,923          1,228          2,517            6.3           13.7   
    Production occupations...............................       9,136          7,557            653          1,396            6.7           15.6   
    Transportation and material moving occupations.......       9,103          8,366            575          1,122            5.9           11.8   

   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)                                                          
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                   May                   May                    May                   May        
                                                                   2008                  2009                   2008                  2009       
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                 
         Total, 16 years and over (1) ...................          8,076                13,973                   5.2                   9.1       
  Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers........          6,362                11,649                   5.3                   9.8       
    Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction........             28                    98                   3.4                  13.3       
    Construction.........................................            809                 1,768                   8.6                  19.2       
    Manufacturing........................................            879                 2,010                   5.3                  12.6       
      Durable goods......................................            565                 1,320                   5.4                  13.2       
      Nondurable goods...................................            314                   690                   5.3                  11.5       
    Wholesale and retail trade...........................          1,049                 1,835                   5.2                   9.0       
    Transportation and utilities.........................            269                   506                   4.3                   8.5       
    Information..........................................            170                   303                   5.0                   9.5       
    Financial activities.................................            361                   536                   3.7                   5.7       
    Professional and business services...................            829                 1,514                   5.9                  10.9       
    Education and health services........................            619                 1,005                   3.2                   4.9       
    Leisure and hospitality..............................          1,074                 1,599                   8.4                  11.9       
    Other services.......................................            275                   476                   4.4                   7.5       
  Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers             94                   136                   7.4                  10.0       
  Government workers.....................................            461                   702                   2.1                   3.1       
  Self employed and unpaid family workers................            366                   530                   3.4                   5.0       

   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                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                          
                                                            May      Apr.     May      May      Jan.     Feb.     Mar.     Apr.     May   
                                                            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.......................    1.8      4.5      4.6      1.8      3.0      3.4      3.7      4.0      4.5  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-2 Job losers and persons who completed temporary                                                                                      
       jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force....    2.6      5.6      5.8      2.8      4.5      5.0      5.4      5.7      6.2  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-3 Total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian                                                                                      
       labor force (official unemployment rate)..........    5.2      8.6      9.1      5.5      7.6      8.1      8.5      8.9      9.4  
                                                                                                                                          
  U-4 Total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a                                                                                     
       percent of the civilian labor force plus                                                                                           
       discouraged workers...............................    5.5      9.0      9.5      5.8      8.0      8.5      8.9      9.3      9.8  
                                                                                                                                          
  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.......................    6.1      9.8     10.3      6.4      8.8      9.3      9.8     10.1     10.6  
                                                                                                                                          
  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..    9.4     15.4     15.9      9.8     13.9     14.8     15.6     15.8     16.4  

   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
 introduces new range of alternative unemployment measures," in the October 1995 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.  Updated population
 controls 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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               May            May            May            May            May            May      
                                                               2008           2009           2008           2009           2008           2009     
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                  NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                   
  Total not in the labor force...........................     79,402         81,116         30,470         31,545         48,932         49,570    
   Persons who currently want a job......................      5,393          6,612          2,427          3,110          2,966          3,501    
     Marginally attached to the labor force (1) .........      1,416          2,210            754          1,165            662          1,046    
       Reason not currently looking:                                                                                                               
         Discouragement over job prospects (2) ..........        400            792            260            499            140            294    
         Reasons other than discouragement (3) ..........      1,016          1,418            494            666            522            752    
                                                                                                                                                   
                    MULTIPLE JOBHOLDERS                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                   
  Total multiple jobholders (4) .........................      7,653          7,265          3,842          3,540          3,812          3,725    
      Percent of total employed..........................        5.2            5.2            4.9            4.8            5.6            5.6    
                                                                                                                                                   
      Primary job full time, secondary job part time.....      4,205          3,908          2,300          2,034          1,904          1,873    
      Primary and secondary jobs both part time..........      1,827          1,832            577            634          1,250          1,199    
      Primary and secondary jobs both full time..........        286            231            195            155             91             76    
      Hours vary on primary or secondary job.............      1,296          1,254            739            691            557            563    

   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                May      Mar.    Apr.     May       May      Jan.     Feb.     Mar.    Apr.     May      from:
                                   2008     2009    2009p    2009p     2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Apr. 2009-
                                                                                                                          May 2009p

          Total nonfarm......... 138,190  132,077  132,348  132,667  137,517  134,333  133,652  133,000  132,496  132,151     -345

        Total private........... 115,314  109,148  109,320  109,663  115,029  111,793  111,105  110,457  109,861  109,523     -338

    Goods-producing.............  21,658   19,056   18,986   18,999   21,612   20,127   19,832   19,520   19,246   19,021     -225

Mining and logging..............     764      739      728      724      763      781      771      754      742      732      -10
   Logging......................    55.5     49.2     47.6     49.5     57.3     55.2     54.5     51.9     51.4     51.6       .2
 Mining.........................   708.6    689.3    680.8    674.4    705.5    725.3    716.4    701.9    690.7    680.2    -10.5
  Oil and gas extraction........   158.5    165.2    164.6    165.5    158.8    167.7    167.8    166.9    167.1    167.1       .0
  Mining, except oil and gas (1)   230.8    213.5    217.5    221.0    226.3    227.9    225.7    222.8    221.1    219.0     -2.1
   Coal mining..................    78.8     83.2     82.0     80.5     79.2     84.9     84.1     83.3     82.5     81.2     -1.3
  Support activities for mining.   319.3    310.6    298.7    287.9    320.4    329.7    322.9    312.2    302.5    294.1     -8.4

Construction....................   7,352    6,121    6,202    6,331    7,293    6,706    6,593    6,470    6,362    6,303      -59
  Construction of buildings..... 1,678.1  1,420.5  1,420.9  1,434.1  1,676.9  1,536.9  1,509.5  1,481.5  1,458.4  1,445.7    -12.7
   Residential building.........   849.8    689.3    691.6    697.2    847.4    755.2    741.2    724.2    712.3    701.0    -11.3
   Nonresidential building......   828.3    731.2    729.3    736.9    829.5    781.7    768.3    757.3    746.1    744.7     -1.4
  Heavy and civil engineering
   construction................. 1,005.3    826.6    864.2    903.4    982.1    926.6    919.0    907.2    889.0    880.3     -8.7
  Specialty trade contractors... 4,668.7  3,873.9  3,917.3  3,993.0  4,633.6  4,242.2  4,164.4  4,081.4  4,015.0  3,976.5    -38.5
   Residential specialty trade
    contractors................. 2,070.4  1,677.3  1,697.7  1,740.1  2,051.4  1,838.3  1,801.2  1,770.3  1,735.9  1,727.7     -8.2
   Nonresidential specialty
    trade contractors........... 2,598.3  2,196.6  2,219.6  2,252.9  2,582.2  2,403.9  2,363.2  2,311.1  2,279.1  2,248.8    -30.3

Manufacturing...................  13,542   12,196   12,056   11,944   13,556   12,640   12,468   12,296   12,142   11,986     -156
   Production workers...........   9,767    8,570    8,472    8,370    9,770    8,946    8,804    8,654    8,531    8,398     -133

 Durable goods..................   8,568    7,575    7,455    7,338    8,567    7,881    7,753    7,620    7,485    7,354     -131
   Production workers...........   6,085    5,202    5,115    5,014    6,077    5,458    5,352    5,239    5,128    5,019     -109

  Wood products.................   468.5    377.0    377.5    377.0    468.3    403.9    390.4    388.4    383.7    377.1     -6.6
  Nonmetallic mineral products..   476.4    403.8    414.2    411.3    473.0    434.3    425.8    417.0    415.2    409.0     -6.2
  Primary metals................   448.3    385.6    373.3    364.2    447.9    409.3    395.2    386.4    375.4    365.6     -9.8
  Fabricated metal products..... 1,539.6  1,362.6  1,334.0  1,316.5  1,544.8  1,425.3  1,399.0  1,370.3  1,343.1  1,324.4    -18.7
  Machinery..................... 1,192.6  1,068.7  1,040.9  1,013.3  1,192.2  1,126.0  1,100.8  1,070.5  1,045.3  1,018.9    -26.4
  Computer and electronic
   products (1) ................ 1,250.1  1,184.5  1,168.1  1,154.5  1,252.8  1,212.9  1,196.9  1,187.1  1,173.1  1,158.7    -14.4
   Computer and peripheral
    equipment...................   183.6    173.4    167.8    165.2    183.6    180.3    175.5    173.5    168.5    165.3     -3.2
   Communications equipment.....   129.0    128.1    128.1    127.4    129.1    129.6    129.0    128.5    128.3    127.7      -.6
   Semiconductors and electronic
    components..................   433.5    396.3    388.5    382.8    434.4    410.5    403.3    397.6    390.8    384.9     -5.9
   Electronic instruments.......   442.2    430.5    429.1    425.4    443.1    433.8    431.9    430.9    430.3    426.1     -4.2
  Electrical equipment and
   appliances...................   427.5    387.8    378.7    373.3    428.5    406.1    399.1    389.7    380.5    374.5     -6.0
  Transportation equipment (1) . 1,644.1  1,402.9  1,370.5  1,335.8  1,636.6  1,423.5  1,423.7  1,400.4  1,366.5  1,330.6    -35.9
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)    905.5    708.3    683.2    651.7    897.2    711.2    718.7    702.8    675.9    646.1    -29.8
  Furniture and related products   491.3    405.0    399.7    395.6    491.6    428.6    417.4    408.8    401.3    394.6     -6.7
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...   629.4    596.9    598.1    596.3    631.4    611.0    604.5    601.1    601.1    600.1     -1.0

 Nondurable goods...............   4,974    4,621    4,601    4,606    4,989    4,759    4,715    4,676    4,657    4,632      -25
   Production workers...........   3,682    3,368    3,357    3,356    3,693    3,488    3,452    3,415    3,403    3,379      -24

  Food manufacturing............ 1,463.7  1,435.3  1,440.1  1,453.3  1,483.1  1,470.7  1,467.2  1,464.4  1,476.1  1,474.6     -1.5
  Beverages and tobacco products   200.9    185.7    186.3    188.8    201.4    194.2    191.3    191.6    190.9    190.1      -.8
  Textile mills.................   155.1    127.4    126.7    127.2    154.3    133.6    130.0    128.2    127.8    127.0      -.8
  Textile product mills.........   150.2    128.7    126.3    126.4    149.1    137.4    134.2    129.3    127.3    127.2      -.1
  Apparel.......................   201.7    172.2    168.4    169.8    200.8    178.9    176.3    173.8    169.9    170.1       .2
  Leather and allied products...    33.6     31.5     32.0     31.7     33.6     32.4     31.9     31.7     31.8     31.6      -.2
  Paper and paper products......   449.5    415.2    412.8    408.7    449.8    427.3    422.5    418.3    414.5    409.4     -5.1
  Printing and related support
   activities...................   601.3    538.8    530.2    529.6    601.2    558.1    549.2    541.5    534.7    531.1     -3.6
  Petroleum and coal products...   119.2    111.5    113.5    114.5    117.1    114.2    114.6    114.5    114.4    113.8      -.6
  Chemicals.....................   854.3    821.0    815.8    815.5    854.2    832.7    828.2    823.4    819.2    816.6     -2.6
  Plastics and rubber products..   744.3    653.8    649.0    640.4    744.3    679.7    669.3    659.0    650.2    640.4     -9.8

    Service-providing........... 116,532  113,021  113,362  113,668  115,905  114,206  113,820  113,480  113,250  113,130     -120

     Private service-providing..  93,656   90,092   90,334   90,664   93,417   91,666   91,273   90,937   90,615   90,502     -113

Trade, transportation, and
 utilities......................  26,447   25,173   25,116   25,232   26,503   25,735   25,605   25,479   25,364   25,310      -54

 Wholesale trade................ 5,998.0  5,706.4  5,689.3  5,690.1  5,989.3  5,819.3  5,773.7  5,741.3  5,707.2  5,685.3    -21.9
  Durable goods................. 3,078.7  2,884.6  2,862.5  2,858.7  3,078.2  2,959.6  2,926.2  2,899.4  2,874.7  2,860.9    -13.8
  Nondurable goods.............. 2,071.0  1,985.1  1,990.7  2,000.8  2,063.7  2,013.9  2,006.6  2,002.5  1,997.3  1,994.4     -2.9
  Electronic markets and agents
   and brokers..................   848.3    836.7    836.1    830.6    847.4    845.8    840.9    839.4    835.2    830.0     -5.2

 Retail trade...................15,335.2 14,640.4 14,632.8 14,733.2 15,419.9 14,991.5 14,934.3 14,872.4 14,835.9 14,818.4    -17.5
  Motor vehicle and parts
   dealers (1) ................. 1,891.0  1,683.6  1,685.7  1,689.7  1,877.4  1,730.1  1,716.8  1,701.8  1,690.8  1,681.9     -8.9
   Automobile dealers........... 1,219.0  1,058.6  1,054.8  1,054.0  1,214.6  1,088.6  1,078.7  1,067.7  1,059.1  1,052.2     -6.9
  Furniture and home furnishings
   stores.......................   539.4    489.5    485.5    482.1    547.6    508.3    499.7    497.7    492.3    487.3     -5.0
  Electronics and appliance
   stores.......................   546.9    513.7    511.6    503.3    555.0    535.5    533.7    518.6    516.9    513.6     -3.3
  Building material and garden
   supply stores................ 1,321.4  1,168.7  1,208.1  1,240.1  1,256.0  1,214.9  1,207.1  1,193.5  1,189.1  1,185.7     -3.4
  Food and beverage stores...... 2,861.0  2,802.3  2,794.5  2,820.3  2,864.0  2,835.3  2,826.0  2,827.6  2,825.6  2,824.6     -1.0
  Health and personal care
   stores....................... 1,001.4    980.2    978.8    980.2  1,004.8    985.7    986.9    985.0    983.5    982.7      -.8
  Gasoline stations.............   840.5    820.6    824.7    832.1    838.1    833.0    832.1    830.4    831.2    829.9     -1.3
  Clothing and clothing
   accessories stores........... 1,444.4  1,379.1  1,375.7  1,380.4  1,490.9  1,445.0  1,443.8  1,433.4  1,432.1  1,428.8     -3.3
  Sporting goods, hobby, book,
   and music stores.............   630.6    591.3    586.2    590.4    649.2    620.8    613.6    610.0    608.9    608.2      -.7
  General merchandise stores (1) 2,979.0  3,013.9  2,985.1  3,000.6  3,043.2  3,040.7  3,040.7  3,045.5  3,042.4  3,049.3      6.9
   Department stores............ 1,512.0  1,498.7  1,478.1  1,487.9  1,564.0  1,529.1  1,532.6  1,530.9  1,523.9  1,528.4      4.5
  Miscellaneous store retailers.   850.4    788.0    791.0    809.3    851.8    819.5    815.1    810.4    805.9    808.9      3.0
  Nonstore retailers............   429.2    409.5    405.9    404.7    441.9    422.7    418.8    418.5    417.2    417.5       .3

 Transportation and warehousing. 4,556.1  4,257.5  4,226.7  4,239.4  4,536.3  4,354.4  4,327.0  4,295.5  4,251.1  4,236.6    -14.5
  Air transportation............   499.4    472.4    468.8    470.5    498.3    476.8    474.8    474.0    469.3    470.1       .8
  Rail transportation...........   231.7    219.4    216.9    216.9    230.3    227.1    224.1    220.7    217.3    216.8      -.5
  Water transportation..........    66.2     56.9     57.1     56.9     65.8     59.7     60.9     59.6     58.1     57.4      -.7
  Truck transportation.......... 1,405.8  1,275.1  1,265.4  1,269.9  1,405.1  1,323.3  1,313.9  1,300.3  1,281.8  1,273.7     -8.1
  Transit and ground passenger
   transportation...............   439.2    419.5    414.8    426.3    418.8    408.1    406.4    406.2    399.3    405.7      6.4
  Pipeline transportation.......    41.6     42.6     42.9     42.4     41.7     43.1     43.1     43.0     43.1     42.7      -.4
  Scenic and sightseeing
   transportation...............    29.8     20.7     24.4     30.5     28.1     26.9     27.0     27.0     27.9     29.1      1.2
  Support activities for
   transportation...............   593.0    549.7    547.8    540.3    591.5    569.3    561.0    554.6    551.6    545.4     -6.2
  Couriers and messengers.......   575.1    554.7    550.0    547.8    578.9    563.2    563.7    558.5    556.0    551.2     -4.8
  Warehousing and storage.......   674.3    646.5    638.6    637.9    677.8    656.9    652.1    651.6    646.7    644.5     -2.2

 Utilities......................   557.6    568.7    567.1    569.2    557.0    569.3    570.0    570.1    569.7    569.5      -.2

Information.....................   3,018    2,902    2,884    2,865    3,013    2,924    2,918    2,905    2,885    2,861      -24
  Publishing industries, except
   Internet.....................   886.7    826.1    817.5    809.4    890.4    846.3    836.3    827.8    820.9    812.4     -8.5
  Motion picture and sound
   recording industries.........   389.4    393.2    393.1    386.3    383.3    376.7    389.8    393.7    389.3    379.9     -9.4
  Broadcasting, except Internet.   317.4    297.7    294.4    293.6    317.7    306.5    302.5    299.0    296.7    295.3     -1.4
  Telecommunications............ 1,025.1    996.5    987.4    988.3  1,025.3  1,001.6    999.5    996.7    990.0    988.5     -1.5
  Data processing, hosting and
   related services.............   267.1    254.9    258.1    253.7    263.3    257.0    254.6    253.9    255.1    251.6     -3.5
  Other information services....   132.4    133.9    133.2    133.8    132.5    135.7    134.8    134.1    133.4    133.6       .2

Financial activities............   8,183    7,818    7,777    7,763    8,179    7,954    7,898    7,857    7,812    7,782      -30
 Finance and insurance.......... 6,038.1  5,827.1  5,787.7  5,767.0  6,039.7  5,890.4  5,853.9  5,829.5  5,798.0  5,778.7    -19.3
  Monetary authorities - central
   bank.........................    22.6     20.8     20.5     20.5     22.5     21.0     20.9     20.8     20.6     20.5      -.1
  Credit intermediation and
   related activities (1) ...... 2,750.1  2,634.5  2,614.3  2,607.8  2,746.7  2,665.3  2,648.8  2,635.4  2,619.9  2,613.9     -6.0
   Depository credit
    intermediation (1) ......... 1,824.6  1,779.8  1,774.7  1,771.5  1,824.8  1,798.1  1,790.9  1,783.4  1,778.7  1,775.5     -3.2
    Commercial banking.......... 1,363.4  1,331.6  1,327.6  1,325.2  1,363.0  1,346.6  1,340.5  1,334.2  1,330.2  1,329.6      -.6
  Securities, commodity
   contracts, investments.......   863.1    806.9    793.5    782.7    865.8    826.5    814.9    805.8    795.1    785.6     -9.5
  Insurance carriers and related
   activities................... 2,312.8  2,276.8  2,271.7  2,269.0  2,314.7  2,287.4  2,281.1  2,279.4  2,274.5  2,271.0     -3.5
  Funds, trusts, and other
   financial vehicles...........    89.5     88.1     87.7     87.0     90.0     90.2     88.2     88.1     87.9     87.7      -.2
 Real estate and rental and
  leasing....................... 2,144.6  1,990.4  1,988.9  1,995.9  2,138.9  2,063.2  2,043.8  2,027.0  2,014.0  2,003.2    -10.8
  Real estate................... 1,487.1  1,399.1  1,398.1  1,398.1  1,486.2  1,444.9  1,432.4  1,421.9  1,413.4  1,404.8     -8.6
  Rental and leasing services...   630.0    563.2    562.6    569.6    624.8    589.9    583.2    576.6    572.2    569.9     -2.3
  Lessors of nonfinancial
   intangible assets............    27.5     28.1     28.2     28.2     27.9     28.4     28.2     28.5     28.4     28.5       .1

Professional and business
 services.......................  17,878   16,691   16,767   16,704   17,887   17,205   17,029   16,910   16,799   16,748      -51
 Professional and technical
  services (1) ................. 7,759.3  7,748.9  7,739.9  7,575.9  7,821.5  7,765.5  7,729.2  7,697.9  7,683.1  7,664.3    -18.8
   Legal services............... 1,163.2  1,138.6  1,135.1  1,133.0  1,165.2  1,154.1  1,148.7  1,144.9  1,141.0  1,139.7     -1.3
   Accounting and bookkeeping
    services....................   892.7  1,037.8  1,028.0    881.0    944.9    927.5    924.4    929.5    933.7    939.8      6.1
   Architectural and engineering
    services.................... 1,448.5  1,356.4  1,351.3  1,344.4  1,449.3  1,411.1  1,394.2  1,377.9  1,363.5  1,349.1    -14.4
   Computer systems design and
    related services............ 1,443.4  1,451.5  1,457.4  1,454.9  1,445.8  1,462.4  1,463.7  1,459.2  1,461.7  1,458.9     -2.8
   Management and technical
    consulting services......... 1,000.9  1,006.0  1,009.1  1,011.2  1,002.3  1,025.7  1,021.6  1,016.0  1,017.0  1,017.7       .7
 Management of companies and
  enterprises................... 1,897.3  1,850.1  1,833.4  1,817.4  1,902.1  1,871.7  1,862.1  1,852.6  1,837.8  1,821.5    -16.3
 Administrative and waste
  services...................... 8,221.4  7,092.2  7,193.6  7,311.1  8,163.3  7,567.5  7,437.8  7,359.4  7,278.2  7,262.1    -16.1
  Administrative and support
   services (1) ................ 7,862.0  6,739.0  6,835.3  6,947.2  7,804.4  7,203.1  7,076.5  6,999.2  6,916.8  6,898.4    -18.4
   Employment services (1) ..... 3,210.5  2,448.4  2,440.0  2,479.8  3,242.7  2,720.5  2,638.7  2,567.0  2,504.5  2,493.3    -11.2
    Temporary help services..... 2,403.3  1,735.6  1,725.7  1,764.4  2,426.7  1,965.7  1,892.7  1,835.4  1,780.7  1,774.2     -6.5
   Business support services....   824.1    804.5    792.3    783.3    822.6    817.6    805.0    799.1    793.4    788.7     -4.7
   Services to buildings and
    dwellings................... 1,936.4  1,657.2  1,776.5  1,852.3  1,853.5  1,812.5  1,796.8  1,791.5  1,783.7  1,784.0       .3
  Waste management and
   remediation services.........   359.4    353.2    358.3    363.9    358.9    364.4    361.3    360.2    361.4    363.7      2.3

Education and health services...  18,847   19,286   19,326   19,283   18,798   19,119   19,138   19,158   19,171   19,215       44
 Educational services........... 3,051.9  3,222.7  3,221.2  3,123.2  3,025.4  3,088.4  3,083.1  3,077.9  3,072.6  3,080.5      7.9
 Health care and social
  assistance....................15,794.8 16,062.8 16,104.6 16,160.0 15,772.3 16,030.3 16,054.7 16,080.1 16,098.2 16,134.6     36.4
  Health care (3) ..............13,257.1 13,503.0 13,533.3 13,565.7 13,268.3 13,490.2 13,515.0 13,535.9 13,554.6 13,578.1     23.5
   Ambulatory health care
    services (1) ............... 5,633.2  5,763.4  5,793.8  5,814.4  5,634.9  5,753.3  5,770.1  5,779.8  5,797.0  5,814.6     17.6
    Offices of physicians....... 2,252.0  2,302.4  2,306.5  2,310.9  2,256.8  2,300.4  2,304.4  2,308.0  2,310.7  2,314.2      3.5
    Outpatient care centers.....   531.7    537.0    539.0    541.1    531.5    538.0    538.5    537.7    539.2    541.4      2.2
    Home health care services...   950.9    992.3  1,006.7  1,016.2    951.8    981.4    991.0    996.7  1,005.9  1,013.2      7.3
   Hospitals.................... 4,618.0  4,704.9  4,700.9  4,703.5  4,627.2  4,707.5  4,711.3  4,715.1  4,714.9  4,715.2       .3
   Nursing and residential care
    facilities (1) ............. 3,005.9  3,034.7  3,038.6  3,047.8  3,006.2  3,029.4  3,033.6  3,041.0  3,042.7  3,048.3      5.6
    Nursing care facilities..... 1,615.6  1,617.6  1,621.1  1,626.8  1,615.1  1,616.6  1,617.9  1,621.8  1,624.4  1,627.3      2.9
  Social assistance (1) ........ 2,537.7  2,559.8  2,571.3  2,594.3  2,504.0  2,540.1  2,539.7  2,544.2  2,543.6  2,556.5     12.9
   Child day care services......   888.0    873.5    873.5    886.2    863.3    862.7    860.4    858.2    854.3    861.3      7.0

Leisure and hospitality.........  13,721   12,820   13,050   13,377   13,495   13,268   13,236   13,202   13,164   13,167        3
 Arts, entertainment, and
  recreation.................... 2,060.1  1,775.9  1,858.5  1,972.8  1,978.3  1,943.8  1,936.2  1,928.7  1,901.8  1,896.4     -5.4
  Performing arts and spectator
   sports.......................   430.3    377.6    396.3    416.8    409.4    405.7    398.6    400.5    393.6    397.7      4.1
  Museums, historical sites,
   zoos, and parks..............   139.2    120.9    128.4    137.9    133.9    130.3    130.9    130.6    130.7    131.5       .8
  Amusements, gambling, and
   recreation................... 1,490.6  1,277.4  1,333.8  1,418.1  1,435.0  1,407.8  1,406.7  1,397.6  1,377.5  1,367.2    -10.3
 Accommodation and food services11,660.4 11,043.6 11,191.9 11,403.8 11,516.7 11,323.7 11,299.7 11,273.2 11,261.7 11,270.9      9.2
  Accommodation................. 1,879.7  1,672.8  1,679.3  1,715.5  1,872.1  1,768.4  1,754.7  1,732.7  1,723.2  1,723.5       .3
  Food services and drinking
   places....................... 9,780.7  9,370.8  9,512.6  9,688.3  9,644.6  9,555.3  9,545.0  9,540.5  9,538.5  9,547.4      8.9

Other services..................   5,562    5,402    5,414    5,440    5,542    5,461    5,449    5,426    5,420    5,419       -1
  Repair and maintenance........ 1,247.0  1,163.6  1,168.7  1,170.1  1,239.6  1,184.7  1,177.3  1,166.3  1,164.5  1,161.1     -3.4
  Personal and laundry services. 1,341.7  1,294.3  1,300.6  1,307.8  1,325.3  1,313.6  1,312.5  1,302.4  1,297.2  1,294.1     -3.1
  Membership associations and
   organizations................ 2,972.9  2,943.8  2,944.6  2,962.1  2,976.9  2,963.1  2,958.7  2,956.8  2,958.0  2,963.9      5.9

Government......................  22,876   22,929   23,028   23,004   22,488   22,540   22,547   22,543   22,635   22,628       -7
 Federal........................   2,764    2,787    2,895    2,881    2,763    2,793    2,796    2,808    2,894    2,879      -15
  Federal, except U.S. Postal
   Service...................... 2,011.7  2,069.2  2,171.5  2,176.2  2,007.7  2,065.8  2,071.0  2,086.0  2,170.9  2,169.4     -1.5
  U.S. Postal Service...........   752.4    717.7    723.2    705.2    755.7    726.9    724.9    721.7    722.7    709.6    -13.1
 State government...............   5,206    5,323    5,330    5,228    5,167    5,192    5,192    5,186    5,188    5,188        0
  State government education.... 2,379.8  2,525.4  2,529.5  2,425.2  2,348.0  2,380.2  2,382.3  2,379.9  2,384.1  2,387.5      3.4
  State government, excluding
   education.................... 2,825.8  2,797.5  2,800.5  2,802.6  2,818.5  2,811.6  2,809.4  2,805.9  2,803.6  2,800.2     -3.4
 Local government...............  14,906   14,819   14,803   14,895   14,558   14,555   14,559   14,549   14,553   14,561        8
  Local government education.... 8,431.8  8,444.7  8,413.7  8,433.2  8,085.2  8,070.7  8,076.7  8,078.7  8,082.4  8,084.4      2.0
  Local government, excluding
   education.................... 6,474.1  6,374.7  6,389.6  6,461.9  6,472.9  6,484.7  6,482.5  6,469.8  6,470.1  6,476.1      6.0


   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                       May    Mar.   Apr.   May     May    Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May      from:
                                                 2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p  Apr. 2009-
                                                                                                                        May 2009p


        Total private.........................   33.6   33.1   32.8   33.0    33.7   33.3   33.3   33.1   33.2   33.1      -0.1

    Goods-producing...........................   40.2   38.7   38.4   39.0    40.2   39.3   39.2   38.9   39.0   38.9       -.1

Mining and logging............................   44.2   42.9   42.5   43.0    44.6   44.2   43.9   43.4   43.0   43.4        .4

Construction..................................   38.6   37.3   37.0   38.1    38.5   37.9   38.0   37.7   37.6   37.7        .1

Manufacturing.................................   40.9   39.2   38.9   39.3    40.9   39.8   39.5   39.4   39.5   39.3       -.2
   Overtime hours.............................    3.7    2.5    2.3    2.7     3.9    2.9    2.7    2.6    2.7    2.7        .0

 Durable goods................................   41.2   39.2   38.9   39.2    41.2   39.8   39.6   39.3   39.6   39.3       -.3
   Overtime hours.............................    3.8    2.3    2.1    2.4     3.9    2.7    2.5    2.4    2.5    2.4       -.1

  Wood products...............................   39.3   36.2   36.4   37.6    39.0   36.9   37.1   36.9   37.0   37.0        .0
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   42.5   39.2   40.1   40.4    42.3   40.2   40.0   39.9   40.2   40.2        .0
  Primary metals..............................   42.2   40.3   39.1   39.4    42.4   40.4   40.1   40.1   39.9   39.7       -.2
  Fabricated metal products...................   41.4   38.8   38.4   38.9    41.5   39.7   39.5   39.0   39.2   39.0       -.2
  Machinery...................................   42.1   40.0   39.6   39.5    42.2   40.9   40.6   40.1   40.2   39.8       -.4
  Computer and electronic products............   41.1   39.8   39.6   39.7    41.1   40.7   40.5   39.9   40.2   39.9       -.3
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   40.8   38.6   38.6   39.3    41.1   39.4   38.9   38.8   39.6   39.4       -.2
  Transportation equipment....................   41.9   40.0   40.0   40.0    41.9   40.4   40.1   40.0   40.7   39.9       -.8
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   41.5   37.9   38.7   37.8    41.4   38.6   38.2   38.0   39.0   37.6      -1.4
  Furniture and related products..............   38.5   37.5   36.9   37.7    38.8   37.7   37.4   37.7   37.6   37.8        .2
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   39.0   38.3   37.9   38.1    39.2   38.4   38.2   38.2   38.2   38.1       -.1

 Nondurable goods.............................   40.3   39.2   38.8   39.3    40.5   39.7   39.5   39.4   39.5   39.5        .0
   Overtime hours.............................    3.7    2.8    2.6    3.1     3.8    3.2    3.0    3.0    3.1    3.2        .1

  Food manufacturing..........................   40.7   39.6   38.9   40.0    40.8   40.1   39.9   40.1   40.1   40.1        .0
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   39.9   35.8   35.0   36.9    39.5   37.0   37.0   36.2   35.9   36.5        .6
  Textile mills...............................   38.7   36.2   35.9   36.0    38.9   37.1   36.4   36.3   36.4   36.1       -.3
  Textile product mills.......................   38.3   37.0   36.8   37.2    38.7   37.0   37.1   37.0   37.2   37.4        .2
  Apparel.....................................   36.1   36.2   35.7   36.2    36.0   36.0   35.6   36.1   36.1   36.1        .0
  Leather and allied products.................   39.0   33.1   31.9   31.9    38.8   34.0   33.3   32.8   32.2   31.5       -.7
  Paper and paper products....................   42.1   40.7   41.0   40.6    42.6   41.6   41.5   41.1   41.2   40.8       -.4
  Printing and related support activities.....   38.3   37.6   37.0   37.0    38.6   37.7   37.3   37.5   37.5   37.4       -.1
  Petroleum and coal products.................   44.0   43.3   43.5   43.8    44.1   45.1   43.8   44.3   44.2   44.2        .0
  Chemicals...................................   40.9   40.9   40.7   40.6    41.2   41.1   41.1   40.9   40.9   40.8       -.1
  Plastics and rubber products................   41.0   39.3   39.1   39.7    40.9   39.9   39.6   39.4   39.8   39.8        .0

     Private service-providing................   32.3   32.1   31.8   31.9    32.4   32.2   32.1   32.1   32.1   32.1        .0

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........   33.1   32.7   32.6   32.9    33.2   32.9   32.8   32.7   32.8   32.9        .1

 Wholesale trade..............................   38.2   37.9   37.6   37.7    38.3   38.1   37.9   37.8   37.8   37.8        .0

 Retail trade.................................   30.0   29.5   29.6   29.9    30.1   29.7   29.8   29.7   29.8   29.9        .1

 Transportation and warehousing...............   36.2   35.7   35.4   36.0    36.4   36.0   35.7   35.7   36.0   36.2        .2

 Utilities....................................   42.4   42.2   42.3   42.0    42.5   42.6   43.2   42.4   42.3   42.1       -.2

Information...................................   36.2   36.8   36.2   36.0    36.6   37.2   36.9   36.7   36.5   36.5        .0

Financial activities..........................   35.6   36.5   35.8   35.7    35.9   36.2   36.2   36.1   36.0   36.0        .0

Professional and business services............   34.8   34.9   34.4   34.6    34.9   34.9   34.8   34.7   34.8   34.7       -.1

Education and health services.................   32.5   32.4   32.2   32.2    32.7   32.4   32.3   32.4   32.4   32.4        .0

Leisure and hospitality.......................   25.3   24.8   24.6   24.7    25.3   24.8   25.0   24.8   24.8   24.8        .0

Other services................................   30.7   30.5   30.4   30.5    30.8   30.7   30.6   30.5   30.5   30.6        .1


   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                         May       Mar.     Apr.      May        May       Mar.     Apr.      May
                                                   2008      2009     2009p     2009p      2008      2009     2009p     2009p

        Total private........................... $17.94    $18.57    $18.53    $18.48    $602.78   $614.67   $607.78   $609.84
         Seasonally adjusted....................  17.99     18.50     18.52     18.54     606.26    612.35    614.86    613.67

    Goods-producing.............................  19.15     19.74     19.80     19.84     769.83    763.94    760.32    773.76

Mining and logging..............................  21.52     23.40     23.35     23.02     951.18   1003.86    992.38    989.86

Construction....................................  21.61     22.45     22.46     22.60     834.15    837.39    831.02    861.06

Manufacturing...................................  17.65     18.09     18.15     18.08     721.89    709.13    706.04    710.54

 Durable goods..................................  18.60     19.17     19.21     19.20     766.32    751.46    747.27    752.64
  Wood products.................................  14.11     14.67     14.70     14.87     554.52    531.05    535.08    559.11
  Nonmetallic mineral products..................  16.89     17.19     17.40     17.33     717.83    673.85    697.74    700.13
  Primary metals................................  20.24     19.69     20.01     19.97     854.13    793.51    782.39    786.82
  Fabricated metal products.....................  16.85     17.29     17.43     17.39     697.59    670.85    669.31    676.47
  Machinery.....................................  18.01     18.26     18.22     18.31     758.22    730.40    721.51    723.25
  Computer and electronic products..............  20.95     21.71     21.75     21.84     861.05    864.06    861.30    867.05
  Electrical equipment and appliances...........  15.66     15.95     16.00     16.12     638.93    615.67    617.60    633.52
  Transportation equipment......................  23.59     24.80     24.76     24.83     988.42    992.00    990.40    993.20
  Furniture and related products................  14.48     15.02     14.95     14.99     557.48    563.25    551.66    565.12
  Miscellaneous manufacturing...................  14.97     16.02     16.02     15.92     583.83    613.57    607.16    606.55

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.05     16.43     16.53     16.42     646.82    644.06    641.36    645.31
  Food manufacturing............................  13.91     14.24     14.28     14.23     566.14    563.90    555.49    569.20
  Beverages and tobacco products................  19.19     20.40     20.25     20.25     765.68    730.32    708.75    747.23
  Textile mills.................................  13.50     13.88     13.79     13.68     522.45    502.46    495.06    492.48
  Textile product mills.........................  11.86     11.34     11.35     11.33     454.24    419.58    417.68    421.48
  Apparel.......................................  11.43     11.26     11.48     11.36     412.62    407.61    409.84    411.23
  Leather and allied products...................  12.88     14.21     14.34     13.89     502.32    470.35    457.45    443.09
  Paper and paper products......................  18.79     18.90     19.26     19.03     791.06    769.23    789.66    772.62
  Printing and related support activities.......  16.66     16.69     16.75     16.61     638.08    627.54    619.75    614.57
  Petroleum and coal products...................  26.85     29.80     29.89     29.37    1181.40   1290.34   1300.22   1286.41
  Chemicals.....................................  19.33     19.93     20.01     20.08     790.60    815.14    814.41    815.25
  Plastics and rubber products..................  15.74     16.20     16.20     16.11     645.34    636.66    633.42    639.57

     Private service-providing..................  17.64     18.31     18.25     18.18     569.77    587.75    580.35    579.94

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.12     16.45     16.43     16.37     533.57    537.92    535.62    538.57

 Wholesale trade................................  19.93     20.64     20.69     20.66     761.33    782.26    777.94    778.88

 Retail trade...................................  12.89     13.02     13.02     13.00     386.70    384.09    385.39    388.70

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.35     18.64     18.59     18.46     664.27    665.45    658.09    664.56

 Utilities......................................  28.84     29.42     29.51     29.56    1222.82   1241.52   1248.27   1241.52

Information.....................................  24.65     25.40     25.22     25.34     892.33    934.72    912.96    912.24

Financial activities............................  20.19     20.67     20.65     20.69     718.76    754.46    739.27    738.63

Professional and business services..............  20.88     22.52     22.30     22.23     726.62    785.95    767.12    769.16

Education and health services...................  18.76     19.23     19.33     19.29     609.70    623.05    622.43    621.14

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.83     11.00     10.99     10.98     274.00    272.80    270.35    271.21

Other services..................................  16.11     16.33     16.26     16.32     494.58    498.07    494.30    497.76


   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                         May      Jan.     Feb.     Mar.    Apr.     May   change from:
                                                   2008     2009     2009     2009    2009p    2009p  Apr. 2009-
                                                                                                      May  2009p
        Total private:
         Current dollars........................ $17.99   $18.43   $18.46   $18.50   $18.52   $18.54      0.1
         Constant (1982) dollars (2)............   8.27     8.64     8.61     8.64     8.65     N.A.     (3)

    Goods-producing.............................  19.20    19.72    19.78    19.85    19.84    19.86       .1

Mining and logging..............................  21.79    23.14    23.14    23.33    23.32    23.25      -.3

Construction....................................  21.72    22.43    22.42    22.59    22.58    22.66       .4

Manufacturing...................................  17.68    17.99    18.07    18.10    18.12    18.10      -.1
   Excluding overtime (4).......................  16.88    17.36    17.47    17.52    17.52    17.50      -.1

 Durable goods..................................  18.63    18.99    19.09    19.17    19.20    19.22       .1

 Nondurable goods...............................  16.08    16.43    16.49    16.46    16.48    16.44      -.2

     Private service-providing..................  17.69    18.14    18.17    18.20    18.23    18.25       .1

Trade, transportation, and utilities............  16.13    16.36    16.38    16.38    16.40    16.40       .0

 Wholesale trade................................  20.07    20.41    20.52    20.59    20.70    20.77       .3

 Retail trade...................................  12.87    12.97    12.96    12.97    12.98    12.98       .0

 Transportation and warehousing.................  18.39    18.72    18.67    18.68    18.65    18.60      -.3

 Utilities......................................  28.81    29.22    29.67    29.31    29.37    29.53       .5

Information.....................................  24.71    24.98    25.09    25.31    25.25    25.37       .5

Financial activities............................  20.23    20.53    20.55    20.62    20.64    20.73       .4

Professional and business services..............  20.96    22.04    22.17    22.26    22.30    22.35       .2

Education and health services...................  18.80    19.18    19.24    19.24    19.34    19.35       .1

Leisure and hospitality.........................  10.83    10.97    10.97    10.98    10.98    10.99       .1

Other services..................................  16.04    16.30    16.25    16.23    16.23    16.27       .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 Mar. 2009 to Apr. 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                      May    Mar.   Apr.   May     May    Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May    change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Apr. 2009-
                                                                                                                        May 2009p

        Total private.........................  106.9   99.3   98.6   99.6   106.9  102.5  101.9  100.7  100.4   99.7      -0.7

    Goods-producing...........................   98.4   81.2   80.4   81.7    98.1   88.1   86.5   84.1   82.9   81.5      -1.7

Mining and logging............................  133.4  125.2  121.3  121.6   134.9  138.3  135.1  129.6  125.4  124.1      -1.0

Construction..................................  109.8   86.0   86.9   91.8   108.6   97.5   96.1   93.2   90.9   90.0      -1.0

Manufacturing.................................   91.7   77.1   75.6   75.5    91.7   81.7   79.8   78.3   77.3   75.7      -2.1

 Durable goods................................   94.2   76.6   74.8   73.8    94.1   81.6   79.6   77.3   76.3   74.1      -2.9
  Wood products...............................   80.2   58.8   59.1   60.8    79.7   64.6   62.5   62.0   61.2   60.1      -1.8
  Nonmetallic mineral products................   94.8   72.6   76.7   77.2    93.3   81.0   78.9   76.8   77.2   76.4      -1.0
  Primary metals..............................   89.1   70.3   65.7   64.2    89.5   75.6   72.0   70.0   67.3   64.9      -3.6
  Fabricated metal products...................  102.7   83.3   80.4   79.9   103.2   89.8   87.4   84.2   82.6   80.6      -2.4
  Machinery...................................  102.9   84.4   81.4   78.0   103.0   91.8   88.9   84.9   82.7   79.1      -4.4
  Computer and electronic products............  102.8   91.2   89.7   88.4   102.9   96.4   94.1   91.5   91.1   89.0      -2.3
  Electrical equipment and appliances.........   88.8   75.9   74.1   74.2    89.9   81.8   79.1   76.7   76.5   74.6      -2.5
  Transportation equipment....................   91.5   71.1   69.2   67.2    90.9   73.2   72.4   71.0   69.9   66.5      -4.9
   Motor vehicles and parts (2)...............   76.0   52.1   51.1   47.6    75.0   53.5   53.2   51.9   50.6   46.6      -7.9
  Furniture and related products..............   77.4   60.5   58.7   59.0    77.9   64.7   62.5   61.4   59.9   59.0      -1.5
  Miscellaneous manufacturing.................   89.7   81.9   81.6   81.9    90.2   84.8   83.7   82.4   82.6   82.2       -.5

 Nondurable goods.............................   87.4   77.8   76.7   77.7    88.1   81.6   80.3   79.3   79.2   78.6       -.8
  Food manufacturing..........................  100.0   94.8   93.5   97.1   101.8   98.7   98.0   98.2   99.1   99.0       -.1
  Beverages and tobacco products..............   94.7   82.4   80.4   85.3    93.8   90.1   88.8   86.7   85.3   85.8        .6
  Textile mills...............................   49.7   37.1   36.7   36.9    49.4   39.7   38.2   37.3   37.5   36.9      -1.6
  Textile product mills.......................   72.0   58.5   56.9   57.2    71.9   62.7   61.4   58.5   57.6   57.5       -.2
  Apparel.....................................   56.5   48.0   45.9   47.1    56.3   49.7   48.4   48.4   47.0   47.1        .2
  Leather and allied products.................   72.9   57.5   56.7   54.8    71.8   60.9   59.1   57.4   56.8   54.1      -4.8
  Paper and paper products....................   82.7   73.3   73.6   72.1    83.9   77.9   76.4   74.8   74.4   72.6      -2.4
  Printing and related support activities.....   87.3   75.7   73.1   73.4    87.9   78.7   76.5   75.9   74.8   74.5       -.4
  Petroleum and coal products.................  102.6   84.2   89.6   89.8   101.3   93.3   89.2   89.4   92.4   90.1      -2.5
  Chemicals...................................   94.9   89.0   88.1   87.9    95.2   91.0   90.4   89.3   88.6   88.0       -.7
  Plastics and rubber products................   89.3   73.4   72.5   72.0    88.9   78.0   76.2   74.3   73.9   72.4      -2.0

    Private service-providing.................  109.4  104.3  103.7  104.5   109.4  106.6  105.9  105.5  105.1  104.9       -.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  103.7   97.2   96.7   98.1   104.3  100.2   99.3   98.6   98.4   98.4        .0

 Wholesale trade..............................  109.6  102.7  101.5  101.7   109.7  105.6  104.2  103.3  102.5  101.9       -.6

 Retail trade.................................  100.0   93.8   94.1   95.7   101.1   96.8   96.8   96.1   96.1   96.4        .3

 Transportation and warehousing...............  108.4   99.7   98.2  100.0   108.4  102.8  101.2  100.7  100.6  100.6        .0

 Utilities....................................   97.3   98.8   98.5   97.9    97.5  100.1  101.6   99.6   99.0   98.3       -.7

Information...................................   99.8   97.7   95.1   94.3   100.7   99.4   98.4   97.4   96.2   95.4       -.8

Financial activities..........................  107.2  105.5  102.9  102.5   108.1  106.5  105.8  104.9  104.0  103.5       -.5

Professional and business services............  114.8  106.4  105.5  105.7   115.2  110.1  108.6  107.5  107.1  106.2       -.8

Education and health services.................  115.7  118.2  117.8  117.5   116.0  117.2  116.9  117.4  117.5  117.8        .3

Leisure and hospitality.......................  112.6  102.8  103.9  107.2   110.5  106.7  107.2  106.1  105.8  106.0        .2

Other services................................  100.2   96.5   96.5   97.2    99.9   98.2   97.6   97.0   96.9   97.1        .2


   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                      May    Mar.   Apr.   May     May    Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May    change from:
                                                2008   2009   2009p  2009p   2008   2009   2009   2009   2009p  2009p   Apr. 2009-
                                                                                                                        May 2009p

        Total private.........................  128.1  123.2  122.1  123.0   128.5  126.2  125.7  124.4  124.2  123.5      -0.6

    Goods-producing...........................  115.4   98.1   97.5   99.3   115.4  106.4  104.7  102.3  100.7   99.1      -1.6

Mining and logging............................  167.0  170.3  164.7  162.8   170.9  186.2  181.8  175.9  170.1  167.8      -1.4

Construction..................................  128.1  104.3  105.4  112.0   127.4  118.0  116.4  113.7  110.9  110.1       -.7

Manufacturing.................................  105.8   91.2   89.8   89.3   106.0   96.1   94.3   92.6   91.6   89.7      -2.1

 Durable goods................................  109.4   91.7   89.7   88.5   109.4   96.8   94.9   92.6   91.4   88.9      -2.7

 Nondurable goods.............................   99.2   90.3   89.6   90.2   100.1   94.7   93.6   92.2   92.2   91.4       -.9

    Private service-providing.................  132.3  131.0  129.8  130.2   132.7  132.6  131.9  131.6  131.3  131.3        .0

Trade, transportation, and utilities..........  119.2  114.1  113.3  114.5   120.0  116.9  116.1  115.2  115.1  115.1        .0

 Wholesale trade..............................  128.7  124.9  123.7  123.8   129.8  126.9  126.0  125.3  125.0  124.6       -.3

 Retail trade.................................  110.5  104.6  105.0  106.7   111.5  107.7  107.5  106.9  107.0  107.2        .2

 Transportation and warehousing...............  126.1  117.9  115.8  117.2   126.5  122.1  119.9  119.3  119.0  118.8       -.2

 Utilities....................................  117.1  121.3  121.3  120.8   117.3  122.1  125.8  121.8  121.3  121.2       -.1

Information...................................  121.8  122.9  118.8  118.3   123.1  122.9  122.2  122.0  120.3  119.8       -.4

Financial activities..........................  133.8  134.8  131.4  131.1   135.2  135.1  134.4  133.8  132.7  132.7        .0

Professional and business services............  142.6  142.5  139.9  139.8   143.7  144.3  143.3  142.4  142.1  141.2       -.6

Education and health services.................  142.7  149.4  149.6  149.0   143.4  147.8  147.9  148.5  149.4  149.8        .3

Leisure and hospitality.......................  138.5  128.4  129.7  133.7   135.9  132.9  133.6  132.3  131.9  132.2        .2

Other services................................  117.6  114.8  114.3  115.6   116.8  116.6  115.6  114.7  114.5  115.1        .5


   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
payrolls 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    p25.8    p32.7


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    p16.1    p23.1


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    p15.7    p14.6


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    p18.6    p19.9

                                                        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    p19.9    p12.0


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     p8.4    p10.2


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     p6.0     p6.0


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     p4.8     p7.2


   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 employment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing
employment.




Last Modified Date: June 05, 2009