Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)

Total

3,699 4,358 3,750 2.8 3.2 2.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,469 4,098 3,527 3.1 3.6 3.1

Mining and logging

28 34 27 3.3 3.9 3.1

Construction

306 243 215 5.7 4.4 3.9

Manufacturing

216 259 206 1.8 2.2 1.7

Durable goods

135 150 127 1.8 2.0 1.7

Nondurable goods

81 109 79 1.8 2.5 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

715 804 766 2.8 3.1 3.0

Wholesale trade

111 136 130 2.0 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

493 477 504 3.4 3.1 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

112 191 131 2.2 3.8 2.6

Information

58 76 46 2.2 2.9 1.7

Financial activities

173 168 148 2.2 2.1 1.9

Finance and insurance

107 110 99 1.8 1.9 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 59 49 3.4 3.0 2.5

Professional and business services

740 1,075 851 4.1 5.8 4.6

Education and health services

438 586 436 2.1 2.8 2.0

Educational services

47 87 67 1.4 2.7 1.9

Health care and social assistance

391 499 369 2.2 2.8 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

642 661 671 4.8 4.8 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

84 87 88 4.7 4.7 4.7

Accommodation and food services

559 574 582 4.8 4.8 4.9

Other services

153 192 162 2.8 3.5 3.0

Government

230 259 223 1.0 1.2 1.0

Federal

35 22 21 1.3 0.8 0.8

State and local

195 237 201 1.0 1.2 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

537 624 495 2.1 2.5 1.9

South

1,580 1,893 1,543 3.2 3.9 3.1

Midwest

687 878 814 2.3 2.9 2.6

West

896 962 898 3.0 3.2 2.9

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 08, 2014