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) Rates(2)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

5,111 5,125 5,510 5,290 5,085 5,036 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,775 4,789 5,154 4,912 4,734 4,688 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8

Mining and logging

19 26 23 26 22 20 2.3 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.1 2.9

Construction

320 305 341 346 339 303 5.0 4.6 5.1 5.2 5.1 4.6

Manufacturing

248 274 276 251 269 263 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.1

Durable goods

144 168 163 145 154 158 1.9 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

103 106 113 106 115 105 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,095 1,062 1,182 1,094 1,031 1,008 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.7

Wholesale trade

136 137 147 164 148 139 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.3

Retail trade

766 765 856 769 714 709 4.9 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

193 161 178 161 169 160 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.9

Information

81 84 80 74 85 70 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.5

Financial activities

192 229 234 218 202 191 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

133 164 164 135 132 132 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.2 2.1 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

59 65 70 83 71 59 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.9 3.3 2.8

Professional and business services

1,071 1,080 1,110 1,071 1,031 1,012 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.0

Education and health services

604 579 651 615 605 652 2.7 2.6 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.9

Educational services

78 60 101 82 96 112 2.3 1.7 2.9 2.3 2.7 3.2

Health care and social assistance

526 519 550 534 509 539 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

949 967 1,062 1,001 959 986 6.3 6.3 6.9 6.5 6.2 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

160 157 152 150 127 141 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.7 5.7 6.4

Accommodation and food services

789 810 909 852 832 845 6.1 6.1 6.9 6.4 6.3 6.4

Other services

195 183 195 215 191 183 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.8 3.4 3.2

Government

336 335 357 379 351 348 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6

Federal

43 41 43 40 37 42 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5

State and local

293 295 313 339 315 307 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6

State and local education

148 162 152 174 152 160 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

145 133 161 165 162 146 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

804 795 850 829 814 784 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.9

South

2,057 1,851 2,083 2,069 1,969 1,890 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.6

Midwest

1,124 1,259 1,276 1,254 1,075 1,137 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.3 3.5

West

1,126 1,220 1,302 1,138 1,227 1,225 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.7

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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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Last Modified Date: July 12, 2016