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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Nov.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019(p)
Nov.
2019(p)

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

Total nonfarm

196 193 156 266

Total private

200 183 163 254

Goods-producing

29 11 -25 48

Mining and logging

-3 0 4 -7

Construction

5 9 14 1

Manufacturing

27 2 -43 54

Durable goods(1)

16 -1 -50 44

Motor vehicles and parts

-1.9 0.6 -42.8 41.3

Nondurable goods

11 3 7 10

Private service-providing

171 172 188 206

Wholesale trade

11.3 5.0 10.0 -4.3

Retail trade

32.5 12.0 22.0 2.0

Transportation and warehousing

23.6 8.5 6.1 15.5

Utilities

0.3 -1.3 -1.6 0.5

Information

-3 6 -6 13

Financial activities

3 6 16 13

Professional and business services(1)

34 27 43 38

Temporary help services

1.3 9.9 3.8 4.8

Education and health services(1)

29 57 30 74

Health care and social assistance

36.6 49.0 33.1 60.2

Leisure and hospitality

39 56 70 45

Other services

1 -5 -1 9

Government

-4 10 -7 12

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

194 193 189 205

Total private

198 156 170 200

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.7 49.9 50.0 50.0

Total private women employees

48.3 48.6 48.6 48.6

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.3 82.3 82.2

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4

Average hourly earnings

$27.43 $28.12 $28.22 $28.29

Average weekly earnings

$943.59 $967.33 $970.77 $973.18

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

110.1 111.5 111.7 111.9

Over-the-month percent change

-0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

144.4 149.9 150.7 151.3

Over-the-month percent change

0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4

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

Total private (258 industries)

61.6 56.6 52.7 61.6

Manufacturing (76 industries)

65.8 43.4 36.2 54.6

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 2018 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: December 06, 2019