Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Comparative Indicators

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Comparative Indicators

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1. Labor market indicators

         Selected indicators              2005        2006

           Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
  noninstitutional population
  (household survey). (1)
    Labor force participation rate        66.0        66.2
    Employment-population ratio           62.7        63.1
    Unemployment rate                      5.2        46.0
      Men                                  5.1         4.6
        16 to 24 years                    12.4        11.2
        25 years and older                 3.8         3.5
      Women                                5.1         4.6
        16 to 24 years                    10.1         9.7
        25 years and older                 4.2         3.7

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
in thousands: (1)
  Total nonfarm                        133,703     136,171
          Total private                111,899     114,181
      Goods-producing                   22,190      22,569
        Manufacturing                   14,226      14,197
      Service-providing                111,513     113,602

  Average hours:
    Total private                         33.8        33.9
      Manufacturing                       40.7        41.1
        Overtime                           4.6         4.4

      Employment Cost Index (1,2,3)

Total compensation
  Civilian nonfarm (4)                     3.1         3.3
    Private nonfarm                        2.9         3.2
      Goods-producing (5)                  3.2         2.5
      Service-providing (5)                2.8         3.4
    State and local government             4.1         4.1

Workers by bargaining status
(private nonfarm):
  Union                                    2.8         3.0
  Nonunion                                 2.9         3.2

         Selected indicators                          2005

                                            II         III         IV

           Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
  noninstitutional population
  (household survey). (1)
    Labor force participation rate        66.1        66.2       66.1
    Employment-population ratio           62.7        62.9       62.8
    Unemployment rate                      5.1         5.0        5.0
      Men                                  5.0         5.0        4.9
        16 to 24 years                    12.5        12.0       11.7
        25 years and older                 3.8         3.8        3.7
      Women                                5.2         5.0        5.0
        16 to 24 years                    10.5         9.8        9.9
        25 years and older                 4.2         4.2        4.2

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
in thousands: (1)
  Total nonfarm                        133,610     134,244    134,904
          Total private                111,818     112,400    113,031
      Goods-producing                   22,179      22,239     22,410
        Manufacturing                   14,224      14,182     14,209
      Service-providing                111,431     112,005    112,494

  Average hours:
    Total private                         33.7        33.7       33.8
      Manufacturing                       40.5        40.6       40.9
        Overtime                          44.0         4.5        4.6

      Employment Cost Index (1,2,3)

Total compensation
  Civilian nonfarm (4)                     .6          .8         .6
    Private nonfarm                        .7          .6         .5
      Goods-producing (5)                 1.0          .8         .2
      Service-providing (5)                .6          .6         .5
    State and local government             .3         2.0         .9

Workers by bargaining status
(private nonfarm):
  Union                                    .9          .8         .4
  Nonunion                                 .6          .6         .5

         Selected indicators                     2006

                                            I          II

           Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
  noninstitutional population
  (household survey). … 
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