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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

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

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

Total nonfarm

207 4,781 1,734 1,371

Total private

157 4,729 1,481 1,027

Goods-producing

2 485 61 43

Mining and logging

-5 -7 -7 -2

Construction

4 159 27 16

Manufacturing

3 333 41 29

Durable goods(1)

-1 265 26 2

Motor vehicles and parts

-0.6 187.5 44.9 -5.3

Nondurable goods

4 68 15 27

Private service-providing

155 4,244 1,420 984

Wholesale trade

0.6 51.9 -19.6 13.5

Retail trade

-0.6 858.0 236.2 248.9

Transportation and warehousing

-4.1 87.2 48.8 78.1

Utilities

-0.7 -2.9 0.6 0.6

Information

-1 7 -9 15

Financial activities

15 20 13 36

Professional and business services(1)

40 311 153 197

Temporary help services

3.6 144.6 121.8 106.7

Education and health services(1)

58 567 222 147

Health care and social assistance

56.5 466.2 195.7 90.1

Leisure and hospitality

42 1,979 621 174

Other services

5 366 154 74

Government

50 52 253 344

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

194 -4,427 3,080 2,629

Total private

166 -3,957 3,149 2,412

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.9 49.5 49.7 49.8

Total private women employees

48.5 48.1 48.2 48.3

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.3 81.0 81.2 81.3

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.6 34.5 34.6

Average hourly earnings

$28.16 $29.32 $29.36 $29.47

Average weekly earnings

$968.70 $1,014.47 $1,012.92 $1,019.66

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

111.0 101.2 102.2 103.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 3.9 1.0 1.2

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

149.4 141.8 143.4 145.6

Over-the-month percent change

0.8 2.6 1.1 1.5

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

Total private (258 industries)

56.2 76.0 59.9 69.0

Manufacturing (76 industries)

53.3 79.6 48.0 59.2

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: September 04, 2020