Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category May
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
May
2017(p)

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

Total nonfarm

43 50 174 138

Total private

17 59 173 147

Goods-producing

-44 17 19 16

Mining and logging

-9 6 9 6

Construction

-14 0 -1 11

Manufacturing

-21 11 11 -1

Durable goods(1)

-23 6 6 2

Motor vehicles and parts

-5.5 2.0 2.0 -1.5

Nondurable goods

2 5 5 -3

Private service-providing

61 42 154 131

Wholesale trade

-4.0 -3.0 6.0 -2.1

Retail trade

8.8 -39.5 -5.8 -6.1

Transportation and warehousing

6.4 3.9 -0.2 3.6

Utilities

-2.0 -0.5 -0.5 -1.3

Information

-42 -8 -15 -2

Financial activities

14 4 14 11

Professional and business services(1)

28 58 38 38

Temporary help services

-17.1 12.8 4.1 12.9

Education and health services(1)

49 16 50 47

Health care and social assistance

41.5 18.7 44.9 32.3

Leisure and hospitality

9 11 58 31

Other services

-7 0 9 12

Government

26 -9 1 -9

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

140 166 152 121

Total private

121 162 151 126

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.5 49.5 49.5 49.5

Total private women employees

48.1 48.1 48.1 48.1

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.3 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.3 34.4 34.4

Average hourly earnings

$25.59 $26.13 $26.18 $26.22

Average weekly earnings

$880.30 $896.26 $900.59 $901.97

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

105.1 106.3 106.8 106.9

Over-the-month percent change

0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1

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

128.5 132.8 133.7 134.0

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.2 0.7 0.2

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

Total private (261 industries)

47.7 55.4 61.3 54.8

Manufacturing (78 industries)

39.7 53.8 55.1 48.1

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 2016 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2017