ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Dec.
2018(p)

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

Total nonfarm

175 176 324 155 175 268 208 165 286 119 274 176 312

Total private

174 188 321 153 174 260 192 137 267 117 281 173 301

Goods-producing

82 55 107 26 52 56 36 41 49 37 64 27 74

Mining and logging

1 7 9 8 8 3 7 0 7 3 4 0 4

Construction

42 28 67 -3 16 30 8 19 31 15 31 0 38

Manufacturing

39 20 31 21 28 23 21 22 11 19 29 27 32

Durable goods(1)

29 17 26 19 22 14 19 21 11 15 19 14 19

Motor vehicles and parts

2.5 0.3 4.4 -0.2 1.2 -6.8 4.8 -1.0 2.7 1.1 6.2 -1.4 1.8

Nondurable goods

10 3 5 2 6 9 2 1 0 4 10 13 13

Private service-providing

92 133 214 127 122 204 156 96 218 80 217 146 227

Wholesale trade

8.6 6.9 3.4 9.8 -9.8 9.0 12.7 10.3 20.6 2.7 5.6 9.3 8.4

Retail trade

-25.9 11.9 46.0 11.4 -2.4 29.1 -41.8 2.0 9.1 -26.8 0.1 29.2 23.8

Transportation and warehousing

8.7 15.3 17.8 19.7 2.4 15.8 15.0 8.2 23.1 24.7 16.7 28.9 2.2

Utilities

-0.2 -0.9 1.4 -0.5 1.3 -1.7 -0.4 -3.0 0.9 0.2 1.4 0.6 0.5

Information

-4 -16 -1 6 3 3 -2 1 -4 -7 7 -5 -1

Financial activities

8 3 29 5 3 12 12 3 9 17 10 1 6

Professional and business services(1)

31 38 61 41 59 49 47 39 54 52 56 44 43

Temporary help services

-1.0 -1.7 22.2 -3.0 17.8 -0.7 -6.5 10.3 10.8 12.8 15.8 10.5 10.3

Education and health services(1)

30 50 32 29 38 42 67 36 67 9 44 21 82

Health care and social assistance

30.9 30.1 43.8 34.5 32.3 35.9 29.4 33.0 52.5 31.7 47.8 31.3 57.9

Leisure and hospitality

31 21 18 2 14 35 28 13 30 5 67 18 55

Other services

5 3 7 3 14 11 18 -13 8 3 9 -1 8

Government

1 -12 3 2 1 8 16 28 19 2 -7 3 11

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

221 189 225 218 218 199 217 214 220 190 226 190 254

Total private

223 193 228 221 216 196 209 196 199 174 222 190 252

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.5 49.6 49.6 49.6 49.6 49.6 49.7 49.7 49.7 49.7 49.7 49.7 49.7

Total private women employees

48.1 48.1 48.2 48.2 48.2 48.2 48.3 48.3 48.3 48.3 48.3 48.3 48.3

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.6 34.5 34.5 34.4 34.5 34.4 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$26.64 $26.71 $26.74 $26.80 $26.86 $26.94 $26.99 $27.07 $27.17 $27.25 $27.31 $27.37 $27.48

Average weekly earnings

$919.08 $918.82 $922.53 $924.60 $926.67 $929.43 $933.85 $933.92 $937.37 $937.40 $942.20 $941.53 $948.06

Index of aggregate weekly hours(3)

108.5 108.3 108.9 109.1 109.2 109.4 109.9 109.7 110.0 109.7 110.3 110.1 110.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.5

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls(4)

138.2 138.3 139.3 139.7 140.2 141.0 141.8 142.0 142.8 143.0 144.0 144.1 145.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.1 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.9

DIFFUSION INDEXES(5)

Total Private

Over 1-month span

65.5 57.2 70.2 65.3 62.4 70.2 64.1 59.7 64.5 61.0 68.4 61.0 70.0

Over 3-month span

71.1 69.4 70.9 73.1 71.3 67.4 72.1 71.3 67.6 66.7 68.4 71.9 73.3

Over 6-month span

71.3 70.2 73.3 76.0 76.0 78.9 74.2 74.4 73.1 74.8 76.4 73.3 74.6

Over 12-month span

75.2 73.4 75.4 76.7 76.6 76.7 78.1 76.9 76.4 76.4 78.7 76.6 78.1

Manufacturing

Over 1-month span

68.4 55.9 72.4 64.5 62.5 69.1 65.8 59.9 56.6 65.1 62.5 62.5 67.1

Over 3-month span

76.3 76.3 76.3 75.7 71.1 64.5 68.4 75.7 65.8 65.1 66.4 73.7 65.8

Over 6-month span

73.0 75.0 75.0 74.3 77.6 80.9 77.0 76.3 71.7 75.0 73.7 75.0 73.7

Over 12-month span

71.7 72.4 74.3 73.7 75.7 77.0 79.6 82.2 75.0 76.3 74.3 75.7 80.9

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. 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 2017 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

 

Last Modified Date: January 4, 2019