Employment Indicators

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The December 2017 preliminary statistics show the total number of private sector jobs and total employment increased somewhat, by 200 and 140 jobs respectively, from the comparable period of one quarter ago. The industry job gains this quarter are primarily in Construction, up 260 and Other Services up 140.


The Unemployment rate in Guam for September 2017 was 5.8 percent, an increase of 1.3 percentage points from the previous report of June 2017. In a comparison to the prior year’s figure of September 2016, the rate increased 0.4 percentage points, from 5.4 percent.

EmploymentDec
2016
Mar
2017
Jun
2017
Sep
2017
Dec
2017
Percent
Change
(One Year)
Private Sector47,85047,65046,80047,19047,390-0.96%
Federal Government3,9603,9503,9103,9103,790-4.29%
Government of Guam11,60011,70010,79011,62011,6800.69%
Total Employment63,41063,30061,50062,72062,860-0.87%

Weekly
Earnings
Dec
2016
Mar
2017
Jun
2017
Sep
2017
Dec
2017
Percent Change
(One Year)
Private Sector Non-supervisory$485.65$486.99$475.74$485.41$497.952.53%
GovGuam-All Branches$1,004.56$1,012.68$1,026.95$1,028.46$1,049.784.50%

Unemployment
Rate
Jun
2016
Sep
2016
Mar
2017
Jun
2017
Sep
2017
Change
(One Year)
3.9%5.4%4.3%4.5%5.8%0.4

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