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) Rates(2)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

5,131 5,047 5,172 5,258 5,268 5,081 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,806 4,695 4,814 4,889 4,888 4,716 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8

Mining and logging

25 20 23 23 31 28 3.2 2.9 3.4 3.4 4.6 4.1

Construction

324 325 281 328 337 310 5.0 4.9 4.2 4.9 5.1 4.6

Manufacturing

279 268 281 276 274 269 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

175 160 161 163 152 159 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

104 108 119 113 122 110 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,060 1,019 1,038 1,059 1,091 1,100 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.0

Wholesale trade

133 142 144 135 160 137 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.3

Retail trade

744 710 719 750 752 771 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 167 175 174 179 191 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.5

Information

83 69 76 77 71 72 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.6

Financial activities

188 192 197 183 192 173 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.1

Finance and insurance

117 130 130 118 133 114 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.2 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 62 67 65 59 59 3.4 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7

Professional and business services

1,058 987 1,003 1,162 1,072 1,077 5.3 4.9 5.0 5.7 5.3 5.3

Education and health services

610 644 654 626 634 592 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.6

Educational services

80 102 96 84 92 81 2.3 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.3

Health care and social assistance

529 541 558 542 543 511 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

961 986 1,024 1,001 1,005 908 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.4 6.5 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

141 146 180 160 174 111 6.5 6.6 8.0 7.1 7.7 5.0

Accommodation and food services

820 840 844 840 831 797 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.0

Other services

217 187 238 156 180 187 3.9 3.3 4.2 2.7 3.2 3.3

Government

325 352 358 368 380 365 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6

Federal

33 41 38 41 40 39 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4

State and local

292 311 320 328 339 327 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

State and local education

139 160 163 168 160 165 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

153 151 156 159 180 162 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

814 777 859 805 895 787 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.3 2.9

South

2,033 1,907 1,889 2,056 2,002 1,984 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.8

Midwest

1,122 1,152 1,187 1,187 1,182 1,139 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5

West

1,162 1,211 1,237 1,210 1,189 1,171 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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.
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Last Modified Date: November 08, 2016