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USA Statistics in Brief--Employment

EMPLOYMENT 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Civilian labor force, 16 years old and over (million) 142.6 147.4 149.3 151.4 153.1
Employed (million) 136.9 139.3 141.7 144.4 146.0
Unemployed (million) 5.7 8.1 7.6 7.0 7.1
Unemployment rate (percent) 4.0 5.5 5.1 4.6 4.6
Unemployment duration, average weeks 12.6 19.6 18.4 16.8 16.8
Nonfarm employment, total (million) 131.8 131.4 133.7 136.1 137.6
Manufacturing (percent) 17.3 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.9

Other goods-producing industries (percent) 5.7 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.1
Private service producing industries (percent) 111.0 109.8 111.9 114.1 115.4
Government (percent) 20.7 21.6 21.8 22.0 22.2
Average annual pay ($1,000) 35.3 39.4 40.7 42.5 (NA)
Weekly earnings, constant 1982 dollars $276 $278 $276 $279 $282
Employment cost index, civilian workers (December 2005=100) 83.6 97.0 100.0 103.3 106.7
Index of output per hour, business sector (1992=100) 116.1 132.4 135.0 136.4 139.0
Index of real compensation per hour, business sector (1992=100) 112.0 119.0 119.7 120.5 123.0

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administrative and Customer Services Division