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)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

4,592 4,770 4,738 4,791 4,934 4,640 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,301 4,477 4,452 4,503 4,651 4,347 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.7

Construction

298 286 301 268 371 298 5.1 4.8 5.0 4.5 6.1 4.9

Manufacturing

254 238 240 268 259 234 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.1 1.9

Durable goods

151 145 153 155 155 141 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8

Nondurable goods

103 94 88 113 103 93 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

966 1,074 1,073 1,107 1,090 997 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.8

Retail trade

678 764 742 756 758 675 4.5 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.4

Professional and business services

976 1,010 973 1,002 1,012 995 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.2

Education and health services(6)

573 575 525 538 555 513 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

472 499 454 457 485 442 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

763 847 857 855 852 837 5.3 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

108 155 150 143 138 128 5.3 7.4 7.2 6.8 6.6 6.1

Accommodation and food services

655 692 707 712 714 709 5.3 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6

Government(7)

290 293 285 288 282 292 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local

265 264 256 255 252 264 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

735 754 726 676 793 706 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.7

South

1,811 1,814 1,870 1,950 1,945 1,803 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.6

Midwest

1,039 1,137 1,122 1,059 1,119 1,019 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.2

West

1,006 1,066 1,020 1,105 1,077 1,112 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.6

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.
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