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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Apr.
2015(p)

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

Total nonfarm

330 266 85 223

Total private

313 261 94 213

Goods-producing

58 20 -21 31

Mining and logging

6 -14 -12 -15

Construction

41 31 -9 45

Manufacturing

11 3 0 1

Durable goods(1)

12 6 1 -1

Motor vehicles and parts

0.5 3.4 -0.7 6.0

Nondurable goods

-1 -3 -1 2

Private service-providing

255 241 115 182

Wholesale trade

14.9 10.4 9.9 -4.5

Retail trade

42.7 23.1 24.5 12.1

Transportation and warehousing

12.9 9.4 8.1 15.2

Utilities

-0.8 0.9 1.0 1.3

Information

5 7 0 3

Financial activities

9 9 7 9

Professional and business services(1)

72 49 35 62

Temporary help services

13.8 -4.4 13.2 16.1

Education and health services(1)

39 61 35 61

Health care and social assistance

29.7 38.7 30.6 55.6

Leisure and hospitality

45 61 -6 17

Other services

15 10 1 6

Government

17 5 -9 10

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

248 265 184 191

Total private

237 261 186 189

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.4 49.3 49.3 49.3

Total private women employees

47.9 47.9 47.9 47.9

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.7 82.5 82.5 82.4

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.5 34.6 34.5 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$24.34 $24.78 $24.84 $24.87

Average weekly earnings

$839.73 $857.39 $856.98 $858.02

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

100.5 103.1 102.8 103.0

Over-the-month percent change

0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.2

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

116.8 121.9 121.9 122.3

Over-the-month percent change

0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3

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

Total private (263 industries)

69.8 62.0 59.5 57.0

Manufacturing (80 industries)

58.1 54.4 45.6 50.6

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 2014 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: May 08, 2015
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