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USA Statistics in Brief--Employment

EMPLOYMENT 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Civilian labor force, 16 years old and over (million) 142.6 143.7 144.9 146.5 147.4
Unemployed (million) 5.7 6.8 8.4 8.8 8.1
Unemployment rate (percent) 4.0 4.7 5.8 6.0 5.5
Nonfarm employment, total (million) 131.8 131.8 130.3 130.0 131.5
Manufacturing (percent) 13.1 12.5 11.7 11.2 10.9
Other goods-producing industries (percent) 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7
Private service producing industries (percent) 65.5 65.9 66.2 66.6 66.9
Government (percent) 15.8 16.0 16.5 16.6 16.4
Average annual pay ($1,000) 35.3 36.2 36.8 37.8 (NA)
Weekly earnings, 1982 dollars $276 $275 $279 $279 $278
Index of output per hour, business sector (1992=100) 116.1 119.0 124.2 129.6 134.7
Index of real compensation per hour, business sector (1992=100) 111.9 113.4 115.1 117.1 119.6
Employment cost index, civilian workers (June 1989=100) 150.6 156.8 162.2 168.4 174.7

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