EXPLANATORY NOTE Estimates in this release are based on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey conducted quarterly

by the Guam Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Employment Concepts Employment data, except those for the Federal Government, refer to persons on establishment payrolls who received pay for any part of the pay period, which includes the 12th of the month. For Federal Government establishments, employment figures represent the number of persons who occupied positions on the last day of the calendar month. Intermittent workers are counted if they performed any service during the month. The data excludes proprietors, the self-employed, unpaid volunteer or family workers. And domestic workers in households. Salaried officers of corporations are included. Government employment covers only civilian employees; military personnel are excluded. Persons on establishment payrolls who are on sick leave (when pay is received directly from the firm), on paid holiday or paid vacation, or who work during a part of the pay period and are unemployed or on strike during the rest of the period, are counted as employed. The CES survey counts a person employed by two or more establishments at each place of employment. Not counted as employed are persons who are laid off, on leave without pay, or on strike for the entire period or who are hired but have not been paid during the period. Industrial Classification Establishments reporting on Form BLS-CES 3 are classified into industries on the basis of their principal product or activity determined from information on annual sales volume. This information is collected on a supplement to the quarterly shuttle questionnaire. For an establishment making more than one product or engaged in more than one activity, the entire employment is included under the industry indicated by the most important product or activity. Employment series are classified in accordance with the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The 1972 Classification was used for the CES until March 1989 when a change to the 1987 edition was made. Acknowledgements Acknowledgement is due the University of Guam Computer Center under the direction of Dr. Luan Nguyen and particularly Ms. Frances Villaverde for data processing and programming work. Acknowledgement is also due Marie Heflin and Mernalee Sablan of the Department of Labor for conducting the survey.

Department of Labor Government of Guam Bureau of Labor Statistics P.O. Box 9970 Tamuning, Guam 96931-9970

MARIA S. CONNELLEY Erica H. Unpingco

Director Deputy Director

Prepared by: Gary A. Hiles Release #2008-01

Chief Economist January 18, 2008

September 2007

Current Employment Report
Employment Highlights Total employment on Guam increased in the September 2007 survey period. The increase this quarter was largely reflecting resumption of seasonal employment in both private sector businesses in retail and services serving educational institutions as well as private and public educational institutions themselves. Total employment increased by 1,590 jobs or 2.7 percent over the comparable period one year ago in September 2006. Construction industry jobs accounted for most of the employment gains over the year, construction payrolls were up 1,450 jobs or 35 percent above that of one year ago. Over the year, Federal Government employment increased by 170 jobs while Government of Guam employment was virtually unchanged. In comparison to the private sector figures, one year ago in September, average hourly earnings increased by three percent, average weekly hours paid, unchanged, and average weekly earnings up three percent. Higher weekly earnings combined with a three percent increase in the number of private sector workers, combined to increase private sector payroll totals by about seven percent. The industry composition with higher employment in construction contributed to the increase in private sector average hourly and weekly earnings figures.

EMPLOYEES ON PAYROLL BY OWNERSHIP AND INDUSTRY
Septemberr Decemberr 2006 2006 PRIVATE SECTOR AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION General building contractors Heavy construction, ex. building Special trade contractors MANUFACTURING Food and kindred products Printing and publishing All other manufacturing TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES WHOLESALE TRADE RETAIL TRADE FINANCE, INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE SERVICES Hotels and other lodging places All other services TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT OF GUAM Executive branch (Includes G.P.S.S.) All others including autonomous TOTAL PUBLIC SECTOR TOTAL PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT BY SEX
September 2007 Male Female 320 5,270 4,340 370 560 1,260 320 180 760 2,910 1,420 5,480 770 8,830 2,660 6,170 26,260 40 270 210 20 40 350 140 150 60 1,920 690 6,090 1,680 7,350 2,760 4,590 18,390

PRODUCTION WORKERS, WAGES, HOURS AND EARNINGS1
Production Workers 280 4,550 3,840 300 410 990 230 110 650 4,020 1,660 9,840 1,770 13,950 4,540 9,410 37,060 Average Hourly Earnings $7.59 12.78 12.41 14.92 13.41 12.39 9.62 12.94 13.28 14.27 9.60 10.47 12.12 9.63 7.54 11.46 11.15 Average Weekly Hours Paid 37.3 40.5 39.5 51.4 33.4 38.2 35.6 30.1 40.4 39.9 37.6 31.8 37.8 34.9 35.0 34.7 35.9 Average Weekly Earnings $283.35 518.23 490.83 767.11 448.05 473.64 342.54 390.01 536.41 569.88 360.85 333.61 457.95 335.98 264.29 398.29 399.94

Marchr 2007 340 5,360 4,040 460 860 1,680 460 340 880 4,810 2,030 11,630 2,440 16,160 5,320 10,840 44,450

Juner Septemberp 2007 2007 370 5,470 4,370 380 720 1,610 450 330 830 4,820 2,070 11,260 2,470 15,780 5,380 10,400 43,850 360 5,540 4,550 390 600 1,610 460 330 820 4,830 2,110 11,570 2,450 16,180 5,420 10,760 44,650

280 4,090 3,060 590 440 1,620 470 360 790 4,980 2,100 11,950 2,440 15,750 5,300 10,450 43,210

290 4,740 3,660 600 480 1,640 470 340 830 5,010 2,070 12,050 2,520 15,840 5,450 10,390 44,160

3,370 11,380 7,170 4,210 14,750 57,960

3,460 11,740 7,540 4,200 15,200 59,360

3,420 11,970 7,640 4,330 15,390 59,840

3,410 10,790 6,580 4,210 14,200 58,050

3,540 11,360 7,180 4,180 14,900 59,550
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1,780 5,390

1,760 5,970

18.412

41.72

768.342

7,170 33,430

7,730 26,120

Wages, Hours, and Earnings information is reported for production (nonsupervisory) workers only. Earnings are "gross", they reflect not only changes in basic hourly wage rates, but also such factors as premium pay for overtime work and shift differentials. Average weekly hours information is different from standard or scheduled hours because of such factors as absenteism, labor turnover, part-time, overtime work, and stoppages. Due to the rounding of the Earnings and Hours Paid figures, their multiple may differ from the average weekly earnings rate shown.

Government figures include all employees and are not directly comparable to private sector production worker estimates.

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