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)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)

Total

4,512 4,791 4,934 4,742 5,075 5,055 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,232 4,503 4,651 4,450 4,764 4,749 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.0

Construction

348 268 371 330 284 305 5.9 4.5 6.1 5.4 4.7 5.0

Manufacturing

229 268 259 236 279 275 1.9 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.3

Durable goods

140 155 155 139 160 166 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.1

Nondurable goods

90 113 103 97 119 109 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

966 1,107 1,090 1,011 1,020 1,143 3.7 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.3

Retail trade

687 756 758 686 693 778 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.5 5.0

Professional and business services

886 1,002 1,012 1,049 1,168 1,079 4.7 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.0 5.6

Education and health services(6)

530 538 555 514 636 605 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.9 2.8

Health care and social assistance

454 457 485 437 543 515 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4 3.0 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

813 855 852 845 887 883 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 6.0 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

138 143 138 136 142 137 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.5

Accommodation and food services

675 712 714 709 745 746 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.9

Government(7)

281 288 282 293 311 306 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4

State and local

252 255 252 265 281 278 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

712 676 793 728 827 778 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.2 3.0

South

1,775 1,950 1,945 1,872 1,971 2,022 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.0

Midwest

956 1,059 1,119 1,018 1,139 1,136 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.6

West

1,069 1,105 1,077 1,124 1,139 1,120 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.7 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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