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.
2017
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)
Sept.
2017
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)

Total

5,375 5,747 5,677 5,713 5,906 5,744 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,033 5,404 5,328 5,366 5,551 5,393 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.2

Mining and logging

27 42 41 38 43 45 3.9 5.7 5.5 5.2 5.7 5.9

Construction

387 386 360 373 366 374 5.6 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.1

Manufacturing

330 356 360 392 368 326 2.6 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.9 2.6

Durable goods

190 208 207 231 205 187 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.3

Nondurable goods

140 149 153 161 163 139 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.4 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,040 1,099 1,120 1,142 1,218 1,159 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.2

Wholesale trade

134 130 135 134 164 142 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.4

Retail trade

691 738 755 790 818 795 4.4 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

214 231 230 218 236 222 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.8

Information

82 89 78 76 77 81 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

191 202 247 215 221 219 2.3 2.4 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.5

Finance and insurance

123 129 169 136 141 140 2.0 2.0 2.7 2.2 2.2 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

68 73 79 79 80 79 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

Professional and business services

1,161 1,190 1,160 1,180 1,253 1,195 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.9 5.7

Education and health services

635 723 712 701 715 726 2.7 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

Educational services

90 102 91 104 92 96 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.8 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

544 621 620 598 623 631 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

993 1,081 1,047 1,065 1,059 1,073 6.2 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

154 181 166 146 173 163 6.6 7.7 7.1 6.2 7.4 6.9

Accommodation and food services

839 900 881 918 886 910 6.1 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.3 6.5

Other services

188 236 202 184 231 196 3.3 4.0 3.4 3.1 3.9 3.3

Government

341 343 349 347 355 351 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

Federal

30 29 30 33 32 34 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2

State and local

312 314 320 314 322 316 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

145 147 165 157 173 174 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7

State and local, excluding education

167 167 155 157 149 142 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

819 854 898 936 880 801 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.9

South

2,153 2,304 2,286 2,305 2,400 2,407 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4

Midwest

1,186 1,336 1,245 1,271 1,296 1,343 3.6 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.1

West

1,216 1,252 1,249 1,201 1,330 1,193 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.9 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: November 06, 2018