Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Comparative Indicators

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Comparative Indicators

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1. Labor market indicators

                                       2010        2011        2009

       Selected indicators                                      IV

         Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
    noninstitutional population
    (household survey): (1)
  Labor force participation rate         64.7        64.1        64.9
  Employment-population ratio            58.5        58.4        58.4
  Unemployment rate                       9.6         8.9         9.9
    Men                                  10.5         9.4        11.1
      16 to 24 years                     20.8        18.7        21.9
      25 years and older                  8.9         7.9         9.4
    Women                                 8.6         8.5         8.7
      16 to 24 years                     15.8        15.7        15.9
      25 years and older                  7.4         7.3         7.5

Employment, nonfarm (payroll
    data), in thousands: (1)
  Total nonfarm                       129,874     131,358     129,319
        Total private                 107,384     109,253     106,840
      Goods-producing                  17,751      18,021      17,784
        Manufacturing                  11,528      11,733      11,466
      Service-providing               112,123     113,337     111,535
  Average hours:
    Total private                        33.4        33.6        33.2
      Manufacturing                      41.1        41.4        40.6
      Overtime                            3.8         4.1         3.5

  Employment Cost Index (1,2,3)

Total compensation:
  Civilian nonfarm (4)                    2.0         2.0          .2
    Private nonfarm                       2.1         2.2          .2
      Goods-producing (5)                 2.3         2.4          .2
      Service-providing (5)               2.0         2.0          .3
    State and local government            1.8         1.3          .3

Workers by bargaining status
    (private nonfarm):
  Union                                   3.3         2.7          .5
  Nonunion                                1.8         2.1          .2

                                              2010

       Selected indicators               I          II

         Employment data

Employment status of the civilian
    noninstitutional population
    (household survey): (1)
  Labor force participation rate         64.9        64.9
  Employment-population ratio            58.5        58.6
  Unemployment rate                       9.8         9.6
    Men                                  10.9        10.6
      16 to 24 years                     21.7        21.0
      25 years and older                  9.2         9.0
    Women                                 8.6         8.6
      16 to 24 years                     15.4        16.1
      25 years and older                  7.4         7.4

Employment, nonfarm (payroll
    data), in thousands: (1)
  Total nonfarm                       129,438     130,021
        Total private                 106,914     107,283
      Goods-producing                  17,704      17,754
        Manufacturing                  11,470      11,546
      Service-providing               111,729     112,267
  Average hours:
    Total private                        33.3        33.4
      Manufacturing                      41.0        41.0
      Overtime                            3.6         3.9

  Employment Cost Index (1,2,3)

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

Workers by bargaining status
    (private nonfarm):
  Union                                   1.5          .8
  Nonunion                                 . … 
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