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)
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)

Total

5,303 5,420 5,320 5,592 5,493 5,488 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,984 5,079 4,976 5,257 5,119 5,129 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

22 36 28 35 36 32 3.2 5.0 3.9 4.8 5.0 4.4

Construction

400 370 389 384 346 336 5.9 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.0 4.8

Manufacturing

293 359 329 344 343 352 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

171 211 189 198 196 205 2.2 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6

Nondurable goods

122 148 140 146 147 147 2.6 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,009 1,029 1,035 1,044 1,035 1,046 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade

130 149 139 155 146 144 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.4

Retail trade

672 684 689 688 684 690 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

208 196 208 200 206 212 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.7

Information

79 79 78 74 78 90 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.3

Financial activities

190 213 189 213 195 191 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3

Finance and insurance

126 135 121 136 127 126 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

64 78 68 77 68 65 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.0 2.9

Professional and business services

1,140 1,123 1,150 1,181 1,181 1,191 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.6 5.7

Education and health services

642 662 627 677 688 667 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9

Educational services

78 98 87 84 99 107 2.2 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.9

Health care and social assistance

564 564 541 593 588 561 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,031 989 961 1,060 1,014 1,014 6.5 6.2 6.1 6.6 6.3 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

162 160 146 162 159 153 7.2 7.0 6.4 7.1 7.0 6.7

Accommodation and food services

869 830 815 899 855 861 6.4 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.2 6.3

Other services

178 219 188 246 205 209 3.1 3.8 3.2 4.2 3.5 3.6

Government

319 340 344 336 373 359 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6

Federal

45 36 38 43 39 32 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.2

State and local

275 305 306 292 334 327 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7

State and local education

137 144 138 158 171 169 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

137 160 169 135 164 157 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

849 801 821 952 789 786 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.9 2.9

South

2,074 2,167 2,121 2,217 2,260 2,260 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2

Midwest

1,176 1,207 1,181 1,201 1,182 1,210 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7

West

1,205 1,245 1,197 1,222 1,261 1,231 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 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: February 06, 2018