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.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

4,142 4,847 4,445 3.0 3.4 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,900 4,547 4,185 3.3 3.8 3.5

Mining and logging

22 31 14 2.6 4.2 2.0

Construction

278 267 271 4.7 4.3 4.4

Manufacturing

227 287 242 1.9 2.3 2.0

Durable goods

138 183 149 1.8 2.4 1.9

Nondurable goods

89 105 93 2.0 2.3 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

793 876 908 3.0 3.2 3.4

Wholesale trade

134 150 127 2.3 2.6 2.2

Retail trade

532 585 657 3.5 3.7 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

128 141 124 2.4 2.6 2.3

Information

65 96 63 2.4 3.5 2.3

Financial activities

133 249 190 1.7 3.0 2.3

Finance and insurance

90 183 136 1.5 3.0 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

43 65 55 2.1 3.2 2.7

Professional and business services

925 1,173 933 4.8 6.0 4.7

Education and health services

513 595 546 2.3 2.7 2.4

Educational services

67 55 87 1.9 1.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

447 540 459 2.4 2.9 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

743 804 846 5.2 5.5 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

101 120 95 5.3 6.2 4.8

Accommodation and food services

643 684 751 5.2 5.4 5.9

Other services

199 168 173 3.6 3.0 3.1

Government

243 300 260 1.1 1.4 1.2

Federal

28 35 33 1.0 1.3 1.2

State and local

215 265 227 1.1 1.4 1.2

State and local education

107 151 113 1.0 1.5 1.1

State and local, excluding education

108 114 114 1.2 1.3 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

615 712 628 2.4 2.7 2.4

South

1,647 1,880 1,771 3.2 3.7 3.4

Midwest

910 1,148 1,019 2.9 3.6 3.2

West

970 1,107 1,027 3.1 3.5 3.2

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 05, 2016