Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Jan.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Jan.
2018(p)

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

Total nonfarm

259 216 160 200

Total private

252 217 166 196

Goods-producing

69 78 55 57

Mining and logging

0 6 1 6

Construction

51 42 33 36

Manufacturing

18 30 21 15

Durable goods(1)

8 27 18 18

Motor vehicles and parts

3.9 3.3 1.6 -0.3

Nondurable goods

10 3 3 -3

Private service-providing

183 139 111 139

Wholesale trade

5.1 10.0 10.1 9.8

Retail trade

22.4 27.2 -25.6 15.4

Transportation and warehousing

-0.1 12.1 11.6 11.1

Utilities

-0.6 0.1 0.3 -1.4

Information

-2 -4 -1 -6

Financial activities

28 9 6 9

Professional and business services(1)

27 16 25 23

Temporary help services

0.0 7.1 -1.5 1.8

Education and health services(1)

35 38 39 38

Health care and social assistance

28.8 27.8 35.6 25.8

Leisure and hospitality

53 20 37 35

Other services

16 11 8 6

Government

7 -1 -6 4

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

204 167 216 192

Total private

199 170 220 193

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.6 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private women employees

48.2 48.1 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.5 34.5 34.3

Average hourly earnings

$25.99 $26.54 $26.65 $26.74

Average weekly earnings

$894.06 $915.63 $919.43 $917.18

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

106.5 108.3 108.5 108.0

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.5 0.2 -0.5

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

132.4 137.5 138.2 138.1

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 0.7 0.5 -0.1

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

Total private (258 industries)

61.0 66.1 65.5 57.9

Manufacturing (76 industries)

50.0 63.2 60.5 53.9

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2017 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: February 02, 2018