Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Dec.
2016(p)

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

Total nonfarm

271 135 204 156

Total private

259 146 198 144

Goods-producing

44 8 13 12

Mining and logging

-10 -2 3 -2

Construction

48 14 17 -3

Manufacturing

6 -4 -7 17

Durable goods(1)

-2 4 -4 15

Motor vehicles and parts

0.1 1.1 2.3 2.9

Nondurable goods

8 -8 -3 2

Private service-providing

215 138 185 132

Wholesale trade

3.8 7.0 4.8 2.0

Retail trade

6.6 -2.3 19.5 6.3

Transportation and warehousing

16.5 13.0 11.4 14.7

Utilities

0.9 0.7 -0.2 0.2

Information

10 -2 -12 -6

Financial activities

8 8 8 13

Professional and business services(1)

60 42 65 15

Temporary help services

24.9 5.2 23.8 -15.5

Education and health services(1)

63 50 43 70

Health care and social assistance

46.7 42.9 34.6 63.3

Leisure and hospitality

35 20 37 24

Other services

12 1 9 -8

Government

12 -11 6 12

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

282 173 182 165

Total private

281 161 183 163

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.4 49.6 49.6 49.6

Total private women employees

47.9 48.2 48.2 48.2

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.3 82.3 82.3

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.4 34.3 34.3

Average hourly earnings

$25.26 $25.92 $25.90 $26.00

Average weekly earnings

$871.47 $891.65 $888.37 $891.80

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

104.9 106.0 105.8 106.0

Over-the-month percent change

0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.2

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

126.6 131.3 131.0 131.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.5

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

Total private (262 industries)

62.0 59.0 55.7 57.1

Manufacturing (79 industries)

55.1 48.1 44.3 48.7

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 2015 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: January 06, 2017