ERIC Number: ED296048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and Earnings. Volume 35, Number 3, March 1988.
Employment and Earnings, v35 n3 Mar 1988
This document presents the following monthly statistical data for the population of United States: (1) employment status; (2) characteristics of the unemployed; (3) characteristics of the employed and their job categories; (4) seasonally adjusted employment and unemployment; (5) national employment; (6) employment in states and areas; (7) national average hours worked and earnings; (8) hours and earnings in states and areas; (9) productivity data; and (10) state and area labor force. Among the employment and unemployment developments in February 1988 are the following: (1) the overall jobless rate was 5.6 percent, and the civilian worker rate was 5.7 percent, both slightly down from recent months; (2) nonagricultural payroll employment surged by 530,000; (3) total civilian employment rose by nearly 300,000; (4) the number of persons unemployed was 6.9 million, about the same as in January; (5) jobless rates were 4.9 percent for adult men, 5.2 for adult women, 15.4 for teenagers, 4.8 for Whites, 12.6 for Blacks, and 8.3 for Hispanics; (6) the median duration of unemployment was 6.4 weeks; (7) the proportion of the population with jobs was at a record 62.2 percent; (8) the civilian labor force grew to a level of 121.4 million; (9) the labor force participation rate was 66.0 percent; (10) total nonagricultural payroll employment rose by 530,000, to 104.3 million; (11) the average work week was 34.9 hours for production or nonsupervisory workers, 40.9 for manufacturing workers; (12) the Hourly Earnings Index was 176.5. Data are presented on 62 tables. Explanatory notes are included. (BJV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: In this issue: 1987 Annual Averages for National Establishment Survey Data.