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)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

5,110 5,253 5,401 5,125 5,510 5,292 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,783 4,904 5,042 4,789 5,154 4,913 4.0 4.1 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.0

Mining and logging

25 21 33 26 23 26 3.0 2.8 4.3 3.4 3.2 3.6

Construction

314 340 322 305 341 344 4.9 5.2 4.9 4.6 5.1 5.1

Manufacturing

259 278 274 274 276 250 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0

Durable goods

150 153 163 168 163 144 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.9

Nondurable goods

109 126 112 106 113 106 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,117 1,085 1,087 1,062 1,182 1,088 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.3 4.0

Wholesale trade

162 134 128 137 147 164 2.8 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.8

Retail trade

770 766 760 765 856 771 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 5.4 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

185 186 199 161 178 152 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.0 3.3 2.8

Information

79 71 72 84 80 72 2.9 2.6 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.6

Financial activities

199 208 217 229 234 220 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7

Finance and insurance

142 137 142 164 164 139 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 71 75 65 70 81 2.7 3.4 3.6 3.1 3.3 3.8

Professional and business services

1,056 1,056 1,175 1,080 1,110 1,058 5.4 5.3 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.3

Education and health services

590 661 641 579 651 622 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.9 2.8

Educational services

76 102 84 60 101 80 2.2 2.9 2.4 1.7 2.9 2.3

Health care and social assistance

514 559 557 519 550 542 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

938 992 1,024 967 1,062 1,017 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.3 6.9 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

160 131 151 157 152 152 7.5 5.9 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.8

Accommodation and food services

778 861 873 810 909 865 6.1 6.6 6.6 6.1 6.9 6.5

Other services

206 190 198 183 195 217 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.8

Government

328 349 359 335 357 379 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

Federal

38 45 45 41 43 40 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5

State and local

290 304 314 295 313 338 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8

State and local education

132 157 165 162 152 175 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7

State and local, excluding education

158 148 149 133 161 163 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

795 851 827 795 850 824 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1

South

1,996 1,985 2,109 1,851 2,083 2,082 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0

Midwest

1,166 1,197 1,249 1,259 1,276 1,261 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9

West

1,153 1,219 1,216 1,220 1,302 1,125 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.4

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: May 10, 2016