Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

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

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

Total nonfarm

73 176 326 103

Total private

68 188 320 102

Goods-producing

18 55 106 15

Mining and logging

5 7 9 8

Construction

3 28 65 -15

Manufacturing

10 20 32 22

Durable goods(1)

4 17 28 22

Motor vehicles and parts

2.6 0.3 4.9 3.3

Nondurable goods

6 3 4 0

Private service-providing

50 133 214 87

Wholesale trade

-3.6 6.9 7.1 11.4

Retail trade

-31.8 11.9 47.3 -4.4

Transportation and warehousing

13.8 15.3 18.0 9.8

Utilities

0.0 -0.9 1.8 4.0

Information

-1 -16 -2 2

Financial activities

6 3 30 2

Professional and business services(1)

36 38 55 33

Temporary help services

6.2 -1.7 21.0 -0.6

Education and health services(1)

23 50 28 25

Health care and social assistance

24.3 30.1 40.7 33.8

Leisure and hospitality

7 21 23 5

Other services

0 3 6 -1

Government

5 -12 6 1

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

177 189 226 202

Total private

175 193 227 203

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.5 49.6 49.6 49.6

Total private women employees

48.1 48.1 48.2 48.2

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.4 34.5 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$26.11 $26.71 $26.74 $26.82

Average weekly earnings

$895.57 $918.82 $922.53 $925.29

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

106.5 108.3 108.9 109.0

Over-the-month percent change

-0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.1

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

132.9 138.3 139.3 139.8

Over-the-month percent change

-0.1 0.1 0.7 0.4

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

Total private (258 industries)

59.5 57.2 71.1 62.6

Manufacturing (76 industries)

59.2 55.9 73.7 63.8

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: April 06, 2018