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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Apr.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021(p)
Apr.
2021(p)

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

Total nonfarm

-20,679 536 770 266

Total private

-19,731 622 708 218

Goods-producing

-2,378 -20 166 -16

Mining and logging

-52 2 15 2

Construction

-1,022 -57 97 0

Manufacturing

-1,304 35 54 -18

Durable goods(1)

-899 27 31 -20

Motor vehicles and parts

-352.6 -0.1 1.2 -27.0

Nondurable goods

-405 8 23 2

Private service-providing

-17,353 642 542 234

Wholesale trade

-390.6 7.7 20.6 7.8

Retail trade

-2,248.3 14.4 32.8 -15.3

Transportation and warehousing

-573.6 36.4 44.8 -74.1

Utilities

-3.5 -0.2 0.8 0.4

Information

-265 6 8 1

Financial activities

-254 -7 19 19

Professional and business services(1)

-2,236 93 67 -79

Temporary help services

-947.7 47.6 -7.9 -111.4

Education and health services(1)

-2,625 57 104 -1

Health care and social assistance

-2,181.9 52.6 50.7 18.5

Leisure and hospitality

-7,442 413 206 331

Other services

-1,315 22 39 44

Government

-948 -86 62 48

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

-7,358 154 513 524

Total private

-7,037 157 484 516

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.2 49.8 49.7 49.7

Total private women employees

47.6 48.4 48.4 48.4

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

80.3 81.5 81.4 81.2

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.2 34.6 34.9 35.0

Average hourly earnings

$30.07 $30.00 $29.96 $30.17

Average weekly earnings

$1,028.39 $1,038.00 $1,045.60 $1,055.95

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

93.0 105.8 107.3 107.8

Over-the-month percent change

-15.1 -0.7 1.4 0.5

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

133.7 151.7 153.7 155.5

Over-the-month percent change

-11.2 -0.4 1.3 1.2

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

Total private (257 industries)

4.5 61.7 74.7 60.1

Manufacturing (75 industries)

3.3 60.0 77.3 55.3

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 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021