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                         2009      2010

          Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
  noninstitutional population
  (household survey): (1)

  Labor force participation rate             65.4      64.7
  Employment-population ratio                59.3      58.5
  Unemployment rate                           9.3       9.6
    Men                                      10.3      10.5
      16 to 24 years                         20.1      20.8
      25 years and older                      8.8       8.9
    Women                                     8.1       8.6
      16 to 24 years                         14.9      15.8
      25 years and older                      6.9       7.4

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)

  Total nonfarm                           130,807   129,818
      Total private                       108,252   107,337
    Goods-producing                        18,557    17,755
      Manufacturing                        11,847    11,524
    Service-providing                     112,249   112,064
  Average hours:
    Total private                            33.1      33.4
      Manufacturing                          39.8      41.1
        Overtime                              2.9       3.8

    Employment Cost Index (1, 2, 3)

Total compensation:

  Civilian nonfarm (4)                        1.4       2.0
    Private nonfarm                           1.2       2.1
      Goods-producing (5)                     1.0       2.3
      Service-providing (5)                   1.3       2.0
    State and local government                2.3       1.8
Workers by bargaining status (private
  nonfarm):
  Union                                       2.9       3.3
  Nonunion                                     .9       1.8

Selected indicators                                    2009

                                             II        III       IV
          Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
  noninstitutional population
  (household survey): (1)

  Labor force participation rate             65.7      65.3      64.9
  Employment-population ratio                59.6      59.0      58.4
  Unemployment rate                           9.3       9.7      10.0
    Men                                      10.4      10.8      11.1
      16 to 24 years                         20.0      20.7      22.0
      25 years and older                      8.9       9.4       9.5
    Women                                     8.0       8.4       8.7
      16 to 24 years                         14.6      15.6      15.9
      25 years and older                      6.9       7.1       7.5

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)

  Total nonfarm                           130,493   129,726   129,320
      Total private                       107,936   107,221   106,835
    Goods-producing                        18,417    18,026    17,765
      Manufacturing                        11,728    11,579    11,456
    Service-providing                     112,076   111,700   111,555
  Average hours:
    Total private                            33.0      33.0      33.2
      Manufacturing                          39.6      40.0      40.6
        Overtime                              2.8       3.0       3.5

    Employment Cost Index (1, 2, 3)

Total compensation:

  Civilian nonfarm (4)                         .3        .5        .2
    Private nonfarm                            .3        .4        .2
      Goods-producing (5)                      .3        .2        .2
      Service-providing (5)                    .3        .4        .3
    State and local government                 .4       1.0        .3
Workers by bargaining status (private
  nonfarm):
  Union                                        .6        .6        .5
  Nonunion                                     . … 
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