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)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

3,750 4,877 3,898 2.7 3.4 2.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,549 4,601 3,667 3.0 3.8 3.0

Mining and logging

21 20 22 2.3 2.5 2.8

Construction

252 263 179 4.1 4.0 2.8

Manufacturing

181 230 181 1.5 1.9 1.5

Durable goods

108 129 107 1.4 1.7 1.4

Nondurable goods

73 102 74 1.6 2.2 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

884 1,421 902 3.2 5.2 3.2

Wholesale trade

117 108 93 2.0 1.8 1.6

Retail trade

583 1,051 583 3.6 6.5 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 262 226 3.4 4.8 4.1

Information

62 68 58 2.2 2.4 2.0

Financial activities

170 185 160 2.1 2.3 2.0

Finance and insurance

130 124 107 2.2 2.0 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

40 61 53 1.9 2.9 2.5

Professional and business services

783 917 845 4.0 4.6 4.2

Education and health services

433 525 449 2.0 2.3 2.0

Educational services

38 66 40 1.1 1.8 1.1

Health care and social assistance

395 459 410 2.2 2.4 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

641 819 744 4.4 5.4 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

94 96 104 4.8 4.7 5.1

Accommodation and food services

547 723 640 4.3 5.6 4.9

Other services

122 153 126 2.2 2.7 2.2

Government

201 276 231 0.9 1.2 1.0

Federal

25 54 36 0.9 2.0 1.3

State and local

176 222 195 0.9 1.1 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

588 783 610 2.2 2.9 2.3

South

1,486 1,829 1,491 2.9 3.5 2.9

Midwest

825 1,122 919 2.6 3.5 2.8

West

851 1,144 877 2.7 3.5 2.7

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: February 09, 2016