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Current Employment Statistics - CES (National)
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ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Dec.
2019(p)

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

Total nonfarm

227 312 56 153 216 62 178 166 219 193 152 256 145

Total private

224 297 46 153 195 81 161 122 163 183 164 243 139

Goods-producing

40 80 -19 13 37 5 27 -4 4 11 -29 52 -1

Mining and logging

4 7 -4 1 0 2 -2 -5 -5 0 2 -8 -9

Construction

16 56 -23 15 34 1 19 -3 7 9 14 2 20

Manufacturing

20 17 8 -3 3 2 10 4 2 2 -45 58 -12

Durable goods(1)

14 19 5 -6 1 3 9 2 -2 -1 -51 48 -7

Motor vehicles and parts

1.2 -1.1 1.5 -6.6 -2.5 2.0 -2.0 -2.4 -2.6 0.6 -43.6 39.3 -0.8

Nondurable goods

6 -2 3 3 2 -1 1 2 4 3 6 10 -5

Private service-providing

184 217 65 140 158 76 134 126 159 172 193 191 140

Wholesale trade

12.5 7.8 12.5 0.1 8.1 5.4 -1.1 5.2 2.4 5.0 10.7 -2.5 8.3

Retail trade

-5.9 9.3 -13.7 -14.8 -14.8 -12.2 -12.0 -2.0 -1.3 12.0 30.9 -14.1 41.2

Transportation and warehousing

-1.1 30.2 -6.3 -3.3 8.4 3.4 20.2 -0.7 -7.6 8.5 2.8 11.9 -10.4

Utilities

-0.2 0.3 -1.3 1.1 -2.4 1.1 1.2 -0.8 -0.9 -1.3 -1.4 1.2 0.8

Information

-2 -12 -7 4 -6 9 13 -2 -4 6 0 8 3

Financial activities

1 6 5 11 14 5 3 19 17 6 16 14 6

Professional and business services(1)

37 5 54 19 55 21 43 37 38 27 35 53 10

Temporary help services

13.5 -26.3 7.0 -10.5 4.3 -2.0 -2.9 -10.5 9.5 9.9 -5.4 4.0 6.4

Education and health services(1)

67 68 19 72 71 34 48 76 63 57 31 72 36

Health care and social assistance

52.9 41.7 35.8 67.3 57.5 28.2 39.9 46.9 54.8 49.0 37.8 63.8 33.9

Leisure and hospitality

65 93 -1 32 9 12 4 -13 48 56 70 38 40

Other services

11 9 4 19 16 -3 15 7 5 -5 -2 10 5

Government

3 15 10 0 21 -19 17 44 56 10 -12 13 6

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

233 245 198 174 142 144 152 135 188 193 188 200 184

Total private

236 240 189 165 131 143 146 121 149 156 170 197 182

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.7 49.7 49.8 49.8 49.8 49.9 49.8 49.9 49.9 49.9 50.0 50.0 50.0

Total private women employees

48.3 48.3 48.4 48.4 48.4 48.5 48.5 48.5 48.5 48.6 48.6 48.6 48.7

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.3 82.4 82.3 82.3 82.3 82.3 82.2 82.2 82.2

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.5 34.4 34.5 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.3 34.4 34.4 34.3 34.3 34.3

Average hourly earnings

$27.53 $27.56 $27.66 $27.71 $27.75 $27.82 $27.91 $27.99 $28.11 $28.12 $28.20 $28.29 $28.32

Average weekly earnings

$949.79 $950.82 $951.50 $956.00 $954.60 $957.01 $960.10 $960.06 $966.98 $967.33 $967.26 $970.35 $971.38

Index of aggregate weekly hours(3)

110.7 110.9 110.6 111.1 110.9 111.0 111.1 110.9 111.4 111.5 111.4 111.6 111.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.2 -0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls(4)

145.6 146.1 146.3 147.1 147.2 147.6 148.3 148.4 149.7 149.9 150.1 150.9 151.2

Over-the-month percent change

0.8 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2

DIFFUSION INDEXES(5)

Total Private

Over 1-month span

65.9 59.1 58.1 58.1 58.9 54.8 59.9 58.1 55.8 56.6 55.2 65.7 57.0

Over 3-month span

70.9 68.0 67.4 63.0 58.1 60.3 61.4 60.7 62.6 59.1 59.1 65.3 64.7

Over 6-month span

74.6 74.0 71.7 70.9 67.2 68.4 61.4 60.1 63.6 61.6 61.8 65.9 62.8

Over 12-month span

77.1 77.7 76.4 74.0 75.6 72.5 71.1 69.8 68.6 67.2 66.9 67.1 65.9

Manufacturing

Over 1-month span

65.1 57.9 52.6 53.9 52.0 50.0 59.9 52.6 48.7 43.4 38.2 65.8 44.7

Over 3-month span

68.4 67.8 61.2 53.9 54.6 50.0 59.9 55.3 59.2 47.4 42.8 53.9 48.7

Over 6-month span

75.7 73.0 71.1 64.5 62.5 62.5 57.9 54.6 55.9 54.6 46.1 55.3 48.7

Over 12-month span

79.6 76.3 79.6 74.3 75.7 70.4 69.7 68.4 69.7 65.1 59.9 57.9 52.0

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 2018 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

 

Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020