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

Total

4,525 4,706 4,770 4,738 4,791 4,872 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,250 4,398 4,477 4,452 4,503 4,574 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9

Construction

307 257 286 301 268 366 5.3 4.3 4.8 5.0 4.5 6.1

Manufacturing

231 248 238 240 268 259 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.1

Durable goods

140 144 145 153 155 157 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0

Nondurable goods

91 105 94 88 113 102 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

926 1,023 1,074 1,073 1,107 1,099 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2

Retail trade

644 716 764 742 756 781 4.3 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.1

Professional and business services

964 1,017 1,010 973 1,002 1,010 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.2

Education and health services(6)

544 569 575 525 538 542 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.5

Health care and social assistance

462 485 499 454 457 478 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

779 811 847 857 855 846 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

121 122 155 150 143 140 6.0 5.9 7.4 7.2 6.8 6.7

Accommodation and food services

658 689 692 707 712 706 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6

Government(7)

275 307 293 285 288 298 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4

State and local

251 277 264 256 255 267 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

671 723 754 726 676 731 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.8

South

1,809 1,847 1,814 1,870 1,950 1,943 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.9

Midwest

1,030 1,038 1,137 1,122 1,059 1,115 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.6

West

1,015 1,098 1,066 1,020 1,105 1,083 3.3 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.6 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.
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