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)
Dec.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

5,239 5,081 5,080 5,168 5,256 5,361 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,920 4,737 4,750 4,821 4,905 4,993 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.1

Construction

438 332 317 319 346 314 7.0 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.3 4.8

Manufacturing

276 267 282 265 273 272 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

164 166 176 150 153 160 2.1 2.1 2.3 1.9 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

112 102 106 115 121 113 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,118 1,081 1,059 1,065 1,111 1,104 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.1

Retail trade

787 759 734 749 772 770 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9

Professional and business services

1,040 986 1,036 1,050 1,010 1,114 5.3 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.6

Education and health services(6)

602 589 603 631 650 628 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8

Health care and social assistance

528 511 525 549 549 545 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

930 998 951 980 1,015 1,053 6.2 6.6 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

137 138 131 156 132 151 6.4 6.4 6.0 7.1 6.0 6.9

Accommodation and food services

793 860 820 825 883 902 6.2 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.7 6.8

Government(7)

319 344 330 348 351 367 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7

State and local

289 308 297 308 307 322 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

819 847 807 840 865 845 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2

South

2,072 2,016 2,047 1,966 1,980 2,040 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,170 1,082 1,120 1,172 1,200 1,268 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.9

West

1,177 1,137 1,107 1,191 1,211 1,208 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.7

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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