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)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

5,091 5,212 5,253 5,401 5,125 5,422 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,759 4,856 4,904 5,042 4,789 5,067 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 3.9 4.2

Mining and logging

26 32 21 33 26 17 3.0 4.0 2.8 4.3 3.4 2.3

Construction

336 314 340 322 305 327 5.3 4.8 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.9

Manufacturing

260 264 278 274 274 277 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

154 144 153 163 168 167 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

106 120 126 112 106 110 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,061 1,057 1,085 1,087 1,062 1,189 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.4

Wholesale trade

155 128 134 128 137 144 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.4

Retail trade

731 748 766 760 765 867 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8 5.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

175 181 186 199 161 178 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.7 3.0 3.3

Information

80 87 71 72 84 79 2.9 3.1 2.6 2.6 3.0 2.9

Financial activities

171 205 208 217 229 234 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.9

Finance and insurance

112 136 137 142 164 162 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

59 70 71 75 65 72 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.1 3.4

Professional and business services

1,049 1,058 1,056 1,175 1,080 1,063 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.9 5.4 5.3

Education and health services

617 644 661 641 579 647 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.9

Educational services

85 87 102 84 60 104 2.5 2.5 2.9 2.4 1.7 3.0

Health care and social assistance

531 558 559 557 519 544 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

932 991 992 1,024 967 1,035 6.2 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.3 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

155 171 131 151 157 146 7.3 7.8 5.9 6.9 7.1 6.6

Accommodation and food services

777 820 861 873 810 888 6.0 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.1 6.7

Other services

226 204 190 198 183 198 4.0 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.5

Government

332 356 349 359 335 355 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

Federal

37 40 45 45 41 43 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local

295 316 304 314 295 312 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local education

146 152 157 165 162 154 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5

State and local, excluding education

149 165 148 149 133 158 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

843 846 851 827 795 849 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.2

South

1,933 1,954 1,985 2,109 1,851 2,059 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.5 3.9

Midwest

1,160 1,192 1,197 1,249 1,259 1,287 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0

West

1,155 1,220 1,219 1,216 1,220 1,227 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8

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: April 05, 2016