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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)

Employment and Earnings Summary Table B

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Dec.
2020(p)

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

Total nonfarm

184 214 251 -1,373 -20,787 2,725 4,781 1,761 1,493 711 654 336 -140

Total private

164 179 220 -1,356 -19,835 3,236 4,729 1,526 1,028 930 925 417 -95

Goods-producing

5 13 56 -119 -2,388 676 485 66 53 97 117 67 93

Mining and logging

-9 -3 2 -8 -53 -20 -7 -6 -1 2 2 3 4

Construction

16 38 46 -65 -1,018 456 159 31 24 35 72 29 51

Manufacturing

-2 -22 8 -46 -1,317 240 333 41 30 60 43 35 38

Durable goods(1)

0 -12 6 -27 -905 143 265 27 -2 45 19 25 25

Motor vehicles and parts

2.0 -7.5 8.3 -5.1 -354.9 39.1 187.5 43.7 -4.8 6.3 4.1 10.9 6.7

Nondurable goods

-2 -10 2 -19 -412 97 68 14 32 15 24 10 13

Private service-providing

159 166 164 -1,237 -17,447 2,560 4,244 1,460 975 833 808 350 -188

Wholesale trade

6.9 4.3 -3.3 -12.0 -385.2 23.4 51.9 -19.4 12.4 32.6 8.7 11.8 25.1

Retail trade

41.4 -3.2 3.0 -85.4 -2,299.0 385.9 858.0 253.9 261.0 15.3 100.3 -21.2 120.5

Transportation and warehousing

-2.1 22.6 -0.4 -9.9 -559.8 -25.1 87.2 48.0 85.5 44.4 65.8 128.0 46.6

Utilities

0.7 -1.0 -0.8 -0.2 -3.6 -1.6 -2.9 1.0 -0.1 1.2 -1.3 -0.5 -0.4

Information

9 11 0 -6 -279 -40 7 -11 23 53 -16 2 -1

Financial activities

10 9 22 -18 -261 19 20 15 28 37 30 16 12

Professional and business services(1)

22 20 27 -94 -2,202 160 311 162 184 127 245 88 161

Temporary help services

4.5 -3.9 -6.3 -51.4 -840.5 46.9 144.6 125.7 101.5 24.8 125.5 41.8 67.6

Education and health services(1)

29 69 52 -178 -2,603 388 567 219 175 60 65 44 -31

Health care and social assistance

25.3 41.0 62.5 -134.5 -2,135.5 359.4 466.2 193.9 103.3 132.0 90.8 48.5 32.0

Leisure and hospitality

40 24 59 -743 -7,575 1,405 1,979 633 138 413 265 75 -498

Other services

2 10 6 -91 -1,279 245 366 158 69 49 46 6 -22

Government

20 35 31 -17 -952 -511 52 235 465 -219 -271 -81 -45

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

210 220 216 -303 -7,303 -6,478 -4,427 3,089 2,678 1,322 953 567 283

Total private

200 197 188 -319 -6,990 -5,985 -3,957 3,164 2,428 1,161 961 757 416

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

Total nonfarm women employees

50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 49.3 49.2 49.5 49.7 49.8 49.8 49.8 49.8 49.7

Total private women employees

48.7 48.7 48.7 48.6 47.6 47.6 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.3 48.4 48.4 48.3

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.2 82.2 82.3 82.0 80.4 80.6 81.0 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.5 81.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.3 34.3 34.4 34.1 34.2 34.7 34.6 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.7

Average hourly earnings

$28.37 $28.43 $28.52 $28.69 $30.03 $29.70 $29.32 $29.35 $29.45 $29.47 $29.49 $29.58 $29.81

Average weekly earnings

$973.09 $975.15 $981.09 $978.33 $1,027.03 $1,030.59 $1,014.47 $1,015.51 $1,021.92 $1,025.56 $1,026.25 $1,029.38 $1,034.41

Index of aggregate weekly hours(3)

111.4 111.5 112.0 109.9 93.2 97.4 101.2 102.5 103.7 104.8 105.6 106.0 105.6

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.1 0.4 -1.9 -15.2 4.5 3.9 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.4 -0.4

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls(4)

151.0 151.6 152.7 150.7 133.8 138.2 141.8 143.8 146.0 147.7 148.9 149.9 150.5

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.4 0.7 -1.3 -11.2 3.3 2.6 1.4 1.5 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.4

DIFFUSION INDEXES(5)

Total Private

Over 1-month span

58.1 55.2 53.7 21.9 4.3 63.2 76.0 60.5 70.2 71.5 74.8 62.8 61.0

Over 3-month span

65.5 59.1 55.8 36.0 5.4 5.2 6.2 71.5 77.1 77.1 76.4 77.5 73.1

Over 6-month span

65.7 65.9 65.9 48.3 6.4 5.6 6.8 7.6 7.9 9.7 80.2 80.2 79.7

Over 12-month span

67.2 66.7 66.1 54.8 10.5 12.0 12.2 10.9 11.0 13.2 16.1 14.9 16.5

Manufacturing

Over 1-month span

50.7 43.4 46.7 26.3 2.6 69.7 79.6 52.0 61.2 66.4 67.1 61.2 71.1

Over 3-month span

53.9 48.0 36.8 29.6 5.9 4.6 5.3 71.1 75.0 68.4 65.1 73.7 70.4

Over 6-month span

49.3 46.1 44.7 44.7 5.3 3.9 3.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 76.3 74.3 68.4

Over 12-month span

53.9 48.7 50.0 43.4 9.9 12.5 11.8 9.9 10.5 10.5 15.8 14.5 13.8

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. Based on seasonally adjusted data for 1-, 3-, 6-month spans and unadjusted data for the 12-month span.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: January 8, 2021