The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 225,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was
little changed at 3.6 percent. Notable job gains occurred in construction, in health care,
and in transportation and warehousing.
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Real average hourly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month in January, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.2 percent and CPI-U increased 0.1 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.1 percent over the month.
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For the year ended January 2020, nonfarm payroll employment increased 2,052,000, or 1.4 percent. Over that period, private employment increased by 1,875,000, or 1.5 percent. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased from $27.58 to $28.44, or 3.1 percent. read more »
Although manufacturing industries had a reputation for stable, well-paying jobs throughout much of the 20th century, shifts within the industry in the last several decades have considerably altered that picture. Since 1990, average hourly earnings trends in the various manufacturing industries have been disparate, with a few industries showing strong growth but many others having growth rates that are lower than those of the total private sector. read more »