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)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

4,541 4,516 4,699 4,706 4,770 4,718 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,268 4,228 4,401 4,398 4,477 4,428 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

Construction

331 281 289 257 286 312 5.7 4.7 4.9 4.3 4.8 5.2

Manufacturing

247 244 234 248 238 240 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0

Durable goods

149 138 137 144 145 150 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

97 106 96 105 94 90 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

904 921 1,027 1,023 1,074 1,062 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.0

Retail trade

637 607 722 716 764 748 4.2 4.0 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.9

Professional and business services

916 980 1,015 1,017 1,010 967 4.9 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.1

Education and health services(6)

558 556 527 569 575 534 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5

Health care and social assistance

482 475 448 485 499 463 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

795 789 841 811 847 835 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.6 5.8 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

122 117 135 122 155 133 6.0 5.6 6.5 5.9 7.4 6.4

Accommodation and food services

673 672 706 689 692 702 5.5 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.6

Government(7)

272 288 298 307 293 290 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

State and local

250 262 270 277 264 261 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

749 684 697 723 754 721 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8

South

1,729 1,849 1,846 1,847 1,814 1,852 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7

Midwest

1,065 944 1,040 1,038 1,137 1,130 3.5 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.6

West

997 1,039 1,118 1,098 1,066 1,015 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.3

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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