Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

5,179 5,459 5,432 5,521 5,420 5,273 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,811 5,126 5,102 5,175 5,079 4,922 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0

Mining and logging

29 38 33 35 36 30 4.4 5.4 4.6 5.0 5.0 4.2

Construction

317 368 345 354 370 377 4.7 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.5

Manufacturing

277 329 324 353 359 333 2.2 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7

Durable goods

162 183 190 205 211 194 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.5

Nondurable goods

114 146 134 148 148 139 2.5 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,099 1,055 1,057 1,023 1,029 1,027 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7

Wholesale trade

139 126 134 145 149 140 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4

Retail trade

758 731 726 687 684 688 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

202 198 196 192 196 199 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5

Information

79 73 68 77 79 73 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.7

Financial activities

177 220 205 206 213 194 2.1 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

117 145 132 137 135 127 1.9 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

60 75 74 69 78 66 2.8 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.0

Professional and business services

1,112 1,168 1,191 1,200 1,123 1,119 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.4

Education and health services

616 670 644 669 662 651 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8

Educational services

90 101 76 88 98 89 2.5 2.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.4

Health care and social assistance

526 569 567 581 564 562 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

921 955 1,018 1,021 989 947 5.9 6.0 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

118 144 167 171 160 140 5.3 6.4 7.4 7.5 7.0 6.2

Accommodation and food services

802 811 851 850 830 807 6.0 5.9 6.2 6.2 6.0 5.9

Other services

185 250 218 235 219 171 3.2 4.3 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.0

Government

368 332 330 346 340 351 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6

Federal

41 29 28 38 36 36 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local

327 303 302 308 305 315 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

162 146 141 149 144 142 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

165 157 160 159 160 173 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

841 1,017 902 894 801 802 3.1 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.0

South

2,021 2,109 2,118 2,105 2,167 2,099 3.8 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9

Midwest

1,145 1,167 1,256 1,305 1,207 1,214 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.7

West

1,171 1,165 1,157 1,216 1,245 1,158 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.5

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 07, 2017