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)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

5,273 5,853 5,186 3.7 4.1 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,872 5,202 4,743 4.0 4.2 3.9

Mining and logging

24 31 28 3.0 4.5 4.0

Construction

308 335 284 4.6 4.8 4.1

Manufacturing

286 295 277 2.3 2.4 2.3

Durable goods

174 162 160 2.2 2.1 2.1

Nondurable goods

112 133 117 2.4 2.9 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,041 1,123 1,102 3.9 4.1 4.0

Wholesale trade

139 161 140 2.4 2.7 2.4

Retail trade

712 781 748 4.6 4.9 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

191 181 213 3.5 3.3 3.9

Information

78 71 67 2.8 2.6 2.4

Financial activities

186 193 165 2.3 2.3 2.0

Finance and insurance

114 133 108 1.9 2.2 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

72 60 57 3.4 2.7 2.7

Professional and business services

1,026 1,100 1,041 5.2 5.4 5.1

Education and health services

714 819 679 3.2 3.7 3.0

Educational services

146 178 140 4.3 5.5 4.0

Health care and social assistance

569 642 539 3.0 3.3 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

983 1,071 906 6.4 6.6 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

132 139 101 5.9 5.5 4.4

Accommodation and food services

851 932 805 6.5 6.8 6.0

Other services

225 163 195 4.0 2.8 3.4

Government

401 652 443 1.8 3.1 2.0

Federal

32 39 36 1.2 1.4 1.3

State and local

369 613 407 1.9 3.3 2.1

State and local education

238 445 270 2.3 4.9 2.6

State and local, excluding education

131 168 138 1.5 1.8 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

932 933 885 3.5 3.5 3.3

South

2,003 2,321 1,960 3.9 4.4 3.7

Midwest

1,118 1,303 1,128 3.5 4.0 3.5

West

1,221 1,296 1,213 3.8 3.9 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: November 08, 2016