Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

4,600 5,061 5,106 5,026 5,239 4,996 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,317 4,719 4,802 4,714 4,920 4,686 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.9

Construction

295 291 322 326 438 364 4.9 4.7 5.2 5.2 7.0 5.8

Manufacturing

248 279 286 269 276 262 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1

Durable goods

143 162 174 158 164 157 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.0

Nondurable goods

106 116 112 111 112 105 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

947 1,018 1,129 1,123 1,118 1,087 3.6 3.8 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1

Retail trade

627 690 779 774 787 768 4.1 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.1 4.9

Professional and business services

961 1,116 1,085 968 1,040 1,022 5.1 5.8 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.2

Education and health services(6)

571 635 601 578 602 559 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.6

Health care and social assistance

482 540 518 512 528 497 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

819 886 903 908 930 881 5.7 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

132 139 149 135 137 147 6.4 6.6 7.0 6.3 6.4 6.9

Accommodation and food services

687 747 754 774 793 734 5.5 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.2 5.7

Government(7)

283 342 303 312 319 310 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local

258 311 275 268 289 276 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

701 813 765 761 819 691 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.1 2.6

South

1,860 1,961 2,020 1,987 2,072 2,006 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9

Midwest

955 1,129 1,150 1,217 1,170 1,199 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.8

West

1,084 1,158 1,170 1,061 1,177 1,100 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.7 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the regions are: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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