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Comparative indicators.

Current Labor Statistics: Comparative Indicators
1. Labor market indicators

              Selected indicators                       2003      2004

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.2      66.0
    Employment-population ratio                         62.3      62.3
    Unemployment rate                                    6.0       5.5
      Men                                                6.3       5.6
        16 to 24 years                                  13.4      12.6
        25 years and older                               5.0       4.4
      Women                                              5.7       5.4
        16 to 24 years                                  11.4      11.0
        25 years and older                               4.6       4.4

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    129,931   131,480
          Total private                              108,356   109,862
      Goods-producing                                 21,817    21,884
        Manufacturing                                 14,525    14,329
      Service-providing                              108,114   109,596

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.7      33.7
      Manufacturing                                     40.4      40.8
        Overtime                                         4.2       4.6

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                 3.8       3.7
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                           4.0       3.8
        Goods-producing (3)                              4.0       4.7
        Service-providing (3)                            4.0       3.3
  State and local government workers                     3.3       3.5

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                  4.6       5.6
  Nonunion                                               3.9       3.4

                                                           2003

              Selected indicators                      II         III

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.4      66.2
    Employment-population ratio                         62.3      62.1
    Unemployment rate                                    6.1       6.1
      Men                                                6.5       6.4
        16 to 24 years                                  13.9      13.7
        25 years and older                               5.2       5.1
      Women                                              5.7       5.8
        16 to 24 years                                  11.8      11.5
        25 years and older                               4.6       4.7

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    129,845   129,890
          Total private                              108,253   108,320
      Goods-producing                                 21,828    21,700
        Manufacturing                                 14,555    14,377
      Service-providing                              108,017   108,190

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.6      33.6
      Manufacturing                                     40.2      40.3
        Overtime                                         4.0       4.1

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                  .8       1.1
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                            .8       1.0
        Goods-producing (3)                               .9        .7
        Service-providing (3)                             .8       1.1
  State and local government workers                      .4       1.7

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                  1.2       1.0
  Nonunion                                                .8       1.0

                                                      2003     2004

              Selected indicators                      IV       I

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.1      66.0
    Employment-population ratio                         62.2      62.2
    Unemployment rate                                    5.9       5.6
      Men                                                6.1       5.7
        16 to 24 years                                  13.0      12.6
        25 years and older                               4.9       4.5
      Women                                              5.6       5.6
        16 to 24 years                                  10.9      11.1
        25 years and older                               4.6       4.5

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    130,168   130,541
          Total private                              108,614   108,986
      Goods-producing                                 21,684    21,725
        Manufacturing                                 14,313    14,285
      Service-providing                              108,483   108,816

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.7      33.8
      Manufacturing                                     40.7      41.0
        Overtime                                         4.4       4.5

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                  .5       1.4
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                            .4       1.5
        Goods-producing (3)                               .5       2.3
        Service-providing (3)                             .5       1.1
  State and local government workers                      .5        .7

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                   .7       2.8
  Nonunion                                                .4       1.3

                                                           2004

              Selected indicators                      II        III

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.0      66.0
    Employment-population ratio                         62.3      62.4
    Unemployment rate                                    5.6       5.5
      Men                                                5.7       5.6
        16 to 24 years                                  12.9      12.5
        25 years and older                               4.5       4.4
      Women                                              5.4       5.3
        16 to 24 years                                  10.9      10.9
        25 years and older                               4.4       4.3

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    131,125   131,731
          Total private                              109,737   110,095
      Goods-producing                                 21,868    21,932
        Manufacturing                                 14,338    14,353
      Service-providing                              109,457   109,799

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.7      33.7
      Manufacturing                                     40.8      40.8
        Overtime                                         4.5       4.6

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                  .9       1.0
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                            .9        .8
        Goods-producing (3)                               .9        .9
        Service-providing (3)                            1.0        .8
  State and local government workers                      .4       1.7

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                  1.5        .8
  Nonunion                                                .8        .9

                                                      2004     2005

              Selected indicators                      IV        I

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.0      65.8
    Employment-population ratio                         62.4      62.3
    Unemployment rate                                    5.4       5.3
      Men                                                5.6       5.4
        16 to 24 years                                  12.6      13.2
        25 years and older                               4.3       4.1
      Women                                              5.2       5.1
        16 to 24 years                                  10.9      10.4
        25 years and older                               4.2       4.1

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    132,302   132,814
          Total private                              110,600   111,089
      Goods-producing                                 22,000    22,054
        Manufacturing                                 14,338    14,314
      Service-providing                              110,302   110,759

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.7      33.7
      Manufacturing                                     40.6      40.6
        Overtime                                         4.5       4.5

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                  .5       1.1
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                            .5       1.1
        Goods-producing (3)                               .6       1.5
        Service-providing (3)                             .3       1.0
  State and local government workers                      .6        .9

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                   .5        .7
  Nonunion                                                .4       1.3

                                                     2005

              Selected indicators                    II

                 Employment data

Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional
  population (household survey): (1)
    Labor force participation rate                      66.0
    Employment-population ratio                         62.7
    Unemployment rate                                    5.1
      Men                                                5.1
        16 to 24 years                                  12.6
        25 years and older                               3.8
      Women                                              5.1
        16 to 24 years                                  10.5
        25 years and older                               4.2

Employment, nonfarm (payroll data),
  in thousands: (1)
    Total nonfarm                                    133,405
          Total private                              111,655
      Goods-producing                                 22,134
        Manufacturing                                 14,288
      Service-providing                              111,271

  Average hours:
    Total private                                       33.7
      Manufacturing                                     40.4
        Overtime                                         4.4

              Employment Cost Index (2)

Percent change in the ECI, compensation:
  All workers (excluding farm, household                  .6
    and Federal workers)
      Private industry workers                            .7
        Goods-producing (3)                               .9
        Service-providing (3)                             .6
  State and local government workers                      .3

Workers by bargaining status (private industry):
  Union                                                   .8
  Nonunion                                                .7

(1) Quarterly data seasonally adjusted.

(2) Annual changes are December-to-December changes.
Quarterly changes are calculated using the last month of
each quarter.

(3) Goods-producing industries include mining, construction,
and manufacturing. Service-providing industries include all
other private sector industries.

NOTE: Beginning in January 2003, household survey data reflect
revised population controls. Nonfarm data r effect the conversion
to the 2002 version of the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS), replacing the Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC) system. NAICS-based data by industry are not comparable with
SIC-based data.

2. Annual and quarterly percent changes in compensation, prices,
and productivity

                                                    2003

      Selected measures        2003   2004     II    III     IV

  Compensation data (1),(2)

Employment Cost Index--
    compensation (wages,
    salaries, benefits):
  Civilian nonfarm              3.8    3.7     0.8   1.1    0.5
    Private nonfarm             4.0    3.8      .8   1.0     .4
Employment Cost Index--wages
    and salaries:
  Civilian nonfarm              2.9    2.4      .6    .9     .3
    Private nonfarm             3.0    2.4      .7    .8     .4

       Price data (1)

Consumer Price Index (All
  Urban Consumers): All
  Items                         2.3    3.3     -.3   -.2    -.2

Producer Price Index:
  Finished goods                3.2    4.1     -.8    .3     .0
    Finished consumer goods     4.2    4.6     1.8    .3     .0
    Capital equipment            .4    2.4     -.6   -.1     .0
  Intermediate materials,
    supplies, and components    4.6    9.1    -2.1   -.1     .0
  Crude materials              25.2   18.0   -10.6   3.4   14.4

    Productivity data (3)

Output per hour of all
    persons:
  Business sector               3.9    3.4     7.6   8.4     .3
  Nonfarm business sector       3.8    3.4     6.6   9.6     .8
  Nonfinancial
    corporations (4)            4.1    3.9     7.3   7.3    2.4

                                       2004                2005

      Selected measures         I    II     III    IV    I      II

  Compensation data (1),(2)

Employment Cost Index--
    compensation (wages,
    salaries, benefits):
  Civilian nonfarm             1.4   0.9    1.0   0.5    1.1    0.6
    Private nonfarm            1.5    .9     .8    .5    1.1     .7
Employment Cost Index--wages
    and salaries:
  Civilian nonfarm              .6    .6     .9    .3     .7     .5
    Private nonfarm             .7    .7     .9    .2     .7     .6

       Price data (1)

Consumer Price Index (All
  Urban Consumers): All
  Items                        1.2   1.2     .2    .2    1.0     .5

Producer Price Index:
  Finished goods               1.2   1.2     .0   1.1    2.0     .3
    Finished consumer goods    1.5   1.4   -1.7    .9   -2.6    1.4
    Capital equipment           .6    .5     .4   1.6    2.1    -.2
  Intermediate materials,
    supplies, and components   2.5   3.0    1.9    .9    3.5     .8
  Crude materials              6.0   7.6   -5.1   8.3    9.7   -2.5

    Productivity data (3)

Output per hour of all
    persons:
  Business sector              3.4   3.4    1.4   3.1    2.9    1.2
  Nonfarm business sector      2.1   4.5    1.3   2.5    3.2    2.2
  Nonfinancial
    corporations (4)            .8   2.3    7.4   8.5    3.6     --

(1) Annual changes are December-to-December changes. Quarterly changes
are calculated using the last month of each quarter. Compensation and
price data are not seasonally adjusted, and the price data are not
compounded.

(2) Excludes Federal and private household workers.

(3) Annual rates of change are computed by comparing annual averages.
Quarterly percent changes reflect annual rates of change in quarterly
indexes. The data are seasonally adjusted.

(4) Output per hour of all employees.

NOTE: Dash indicates data not available.

3. Alternative measures of wage and compensation changes

                                              Quarterly change

                                              2004            2005

              Components                 II    III    IV    I     II

Average hourly compensation: (1)
  All persons, business sector           3.3   6.5   11.3   6.2   2.5
  All persons, nonfarm business sector   3.7   6.1   10.2   6.9   3.5

Employment Cost Index--compensation:

  Civilian nonfarm (2)                    .9   1.0     .5   1.1    .6
    Private nonfarm                       .9    .8     .5   1.1    .7
      Union                              1.5    .8     .5    .7    .8
      Nonunion                            .8    .9     .4   1.3    .7
    State and local governments           .4   1.7     .6    .9    .3

Employment Cost Index--wages and
    salaries:

  Civilian nonfarm (2)                    .6    .9     .3    .7    .5
    Private nonfarm                       .7    .9     .2    .7    .6
      Union                              1.0    .8     .4    .1    .8
      Nonunion                            .6    .8     .2    .8    .6
    State and local governments           .2   1.0     .5    .6    .2

                                           Four quarters ending--

                                               2004          2005

              Components                  II   III   IV     I    II

Average hourly compensation: (1)
  All persons, business sector           3.6   4.3   4.8   6.8   6.6
  All persons, nonfarm business sector   3.7   4.0   5.8   6.7   6.7

Employment Cost Index--compensation:

  Civilian nonfarm (2)                   3.9   3.8   3.7   3.5   3.2
    Private nonfarm                      4.0   3.7   3.8   3.4   3.2
      Union                              6.0   5.8   5.6   3.6   2.9
      Nonunion                           3.5   3.4   3.4   3.4   3.2
    State and local governments          3.4   3.4   3.5   3.6   3.6

Employment Cost Index--wages and
    salaries:

  Civilian nonfarm (2)                   2.5   2.4   2.4   2.4   2.4
    Private nonfarm                      2.6   2.6   2.4   2.4   2.4
      Union                              2.9   3.0   2.8   2.3   2.1
      Nonunion                           2.5   2.5   2.4   2.4   2.4
    State and local governments          1.9   2.0   2.1   2.3   2.4

(1) Seasonally adjusted. "Quarterly average" is percent change from
a quarter ago, at an annual rate.

(2) Excludes Federal and household workers.
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Title Annotation:Current Labor Statistics; labor market
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Date:Oct 1, 2005
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