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)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

5,435 5,465 5,597 3.9 3.9 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,108 5,206 5,241 4.4 4.4 4.4

Mining and logging

40 33 22 4.5 3.8 2.7

Construction

417 447 415 6.8 7.1 6.4

Manufacturing

279 268 271 2.3 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

177 157 164 2.3 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

102 110 107 2.3 2.5 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,149 1,078 1,133 4.4 4.1 4.2

Wholesale trade

160 150 146 2.8 2.6 2.5

Retail trade

821 748 811 5.4 4.8 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

167 180 176 3.2 3.4 3.3

Information

77 80 85 2.8 2.9 3.0

Financial activities

217 236 219 2.7 2.9 2.7

Finance and insurance

129 155 144 2.2 2.6 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 81 75 4.3 3.9 3.6

Professional and business services

1,030 1,184 1,074 5.4 6.0 5.5

Education and health services

527 582 583 2.5 2.6 2.6

Educational services

46 50 62 1.3 1.4 1.7

Health care and social assistance

482 532 521 2.7 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,140 1,095 1,203 7.6 7.3 7.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

249 180 250 11.4 8.6 11.1

Accommodation and food services

891 915 953 7.0 7.1 7.3

Other services

230 202 236 4.1 3.6 4.2

Government

327 260 356 1.5 1.2 1.6

Federal

38 37 51 1.4 1.4 1.9

State and local

289 223 305 1.5 1.1 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

831 842 919 3.2 3.2 3.5

South

2,062 2,105 2,080 4.1 4.1 4.0

Midwest

1,397 1,385 1,382 4.5 4.4 4.3

West

1,145 1,132 1,216 3.6 3.5 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: July 07, 2015