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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012(p)
Sept.
2012(p)

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

Total nonfarm

202 181 142 114

Total private

216 163 97 104

Goods-producing

33 20 -22 -10

Mining and logging

6 -1 -1 1

Construction

30 3 1 5

Manufacturing

-3 18 -22 -16

Durable goods(1)

4 18 -20 -13

Motor vehicles and parts

2.9 12.8 -6.9 -3.4

Nondurable goods

-7 0 -2 -3

Private service-providing(1)

183 143 119 114

Wholesale trade

-3.0 8.8 7.0 -1.6

Retail trade

14.2 3.2 8.3 9.4

Transportation and warehousing

1.8 14.2 7.7 17.1

Information

34 8 1 -6

Financial activities

-6 1 7 13

Professional and business services(1)

59 41 19 13

Temporary help services

23.7 13.0 0.1 -2.0

Education and health services(1)

58 40 25 49

Health care and social assistance

47.5 27.7 22.2 44.5

Leisure and hospitality

20 24 38 11

Other services

3 9 -2 9

Government

-14 18 45 10

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

Total nonfarm women employees

49.4 49.3 49.3 49.3

Total private women employees

47.9 47.8 47.8 47.8

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

82.5 82.6 82.6 82.6

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.4 34.4 34.4 34.5

Average hourly earnings

$23.16 $23.52 $23.51 $23.58

Average weekly earnings

$796.70 $809.09 $808.74 $813.51

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

94.5 95.9 96.0 96.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4

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

104.4 107.6 107.7 108.4

Over-the-month percent change

0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.6

HOURS AND EARNINGS
PRODUCTION AND NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.7 33.7 33.7

Average hourly earnings

$19.53 $19.77 $19.76 $19.81

Average weekly earnings

$656.21 $666.25 $665.91 $667.60

Index of aggregate weekly hours (2002=100)(3)

101.5 103.5 103.6 103.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls (2002=100)(4)

132.5 136.7 136.8 137.3

Over-the-month percent change

0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4

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

Total private (266 industries)

57.9 54.9 51.3 52.8

Manufacturing (81 industries)

53.7 48.8 38.9 39.5

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 in this table have been corrected. For more information see http://www.bls.gov/bls/ceswomen_usps_correction.htm.

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021