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)
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Total

4,698 5,106 5,026 5,239 4,994 4,916 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,398 4,802 4,714 4,920 4,679 4,605 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9

Construction

289 322 326 438 353 299 4.8 5.2 5.2 7.0 5.6 4.7

Manufacturing

236 286 269 276 259 254 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

140 174 158 164 157 155 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0

Nondurable goods

96 112 111 112 102 99 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,013 1,129 1,123 1,118 1,080 1,046 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.9

Retail trade

715 779 774 787 760 717 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.6

Professional and business services

993 1,085 968 1,040 1,003 1,010 5.3 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.2 5.2

Education and health services(6)

537 601 578 602 563 591 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

451 518 512 528 499 499 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

869 903 908 930 901 915 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

136 149 135 137 144 142 6.5 7.0 6.3 6.4 6.7 6.6

Accommodation and food services

733 754 774 793 757 773 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.2 5.9 6.0

Government(7)

300 303 312 319 315 311 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4

State and local

269 275 268 289 280 278 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

692 765 761 819 719 816 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.1 2.7 3.1

South

1,832 2,020 1,987 2,072 1,986 1,795 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.5

Midwest

1,054 1,150 1,217 1,170 1,182 1,188 3.4 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7

West

1,121 1,170 1,061 1,177 1,108 1,117 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.7 3.5 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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