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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Oct.
2020(p)

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

Total nonfarm

185 1,493 672 638

Total private

190 1,028 892 906

Goods-producing

-20 53 97 123

Mining and logging

4 -1 2 1

Construction

17 24 35 84

Manufacturing

-41 30 60 38

Durable goods(1)

-47 -2 44 21

Motor vehicles and parts

-42.3 -4.8 7.7 1.4

Nondurable goods

6 32 16 17

Private service-providing

210 975 795 783

Wholesale trade

10.1 12.4 18.9 6.4

Retail trade

21.9 261.0 23.4 103.7

Transportation and warehousing

6.8 85.5 40.2 63.2

Utilities

-1.3 -0.1 2.2 -1.5

Information

-1 23 47 -3

Financial activities

21 28 37 31

Professional and business services(1)

42 184 122 208

Temporary help services

-6.2 101.5 21.8 108.7

Education and health services(1)

40 175 49 57

Health care and social assistance

41.1 103.3 118.0 79.0

Leisure and hospitality

70 138 406 271

Other services

0 69 49 47

Government

-5 465 -220 -268

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

200 2,678 1,309 934

Total private

181 2,428 1,149 942

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

Total nonfarm women employees

50.0 49.8 49.7 49.7

Total private women employees

48.6 48.3 48.3 48.3

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.2 81.3 81.4 81.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.7 34.8 34.8

Average hourly earnings

$28.24 $29.45 $29.46 $29.50

Average weekly earnings

$971.46 $1,021.92 $1,025.21 $1,026.60

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

111.3 103.7 104.8 105.6

Over-the-month percent change

0.1 1.2 1.1 0.8

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

150.3 146.0 147.6 148.9

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 1.5 1.1 0.9

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

Total private (258 industries)

56.8 70.2 70.9 68.6

Manufacturing (76 industries)

40.8 61.2 64.5 59.9

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 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: November 06, 2020