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)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

5,200 5,432 5,521 5,420 5,320 5,552 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,870 5,102 5,175 5,079 4,976 5,223 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.2

Mining and logging

28 33 35 36 28 34 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.0 3.9 4.7

Construction

343 345 354 370 389 377 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.6 5.4

Manufacturing

279 324 353 359 329 345 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.8

Durable goods

161 190 205 211 189 201 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.6

Nondurable goods

118 134 148 148 140 143 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,083 1,057 1,023 1,029 1,035 1,046 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade

128 134 145 149 139 162 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.7

Retail trade

740 726 687 684 689 679 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

214 196 192 196 208 204 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.6

Information

72 68 77 79 78 74 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7

Financial activities

170 205 206 213 189 227 2.0 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.7

Finance and insurance

104 132 137 135 121 146 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 74 69 78 68 81 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.7

Professional and business services

1,092 1,191 1,200 1,123 1,150 1,151 5.4 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.5

Education and health services

638 644 669 662 627 680 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9

Educational services

75 76 88 98 87 94 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.6

Health care and social assistance

563 567 581 564 541 586 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

986 1,018 1,021 989 961 1,047 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

159 167 171 160 146 160 7.1 7.4 7.5 7.0 6.4 7.0

Accommodation and food services

827 851 850 830 815 886 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.5

Other services

180 218 235 219 188 243 3.2 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.2 4.2

Government

330 330 346 340 344 330 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

41 28 38 36 38 42 1.5 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5

State and local

289 302 308 305 306 287 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

State and local education

118 141 149 144 138 150 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education

171 160 159 160 169 137 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

876 902 894 801 821 951 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.5

South

2,066 2,118 2,105 2,167 2,121 2,224 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.2

Midwest

1,140 1,256 1,305 1,207 1,181 1,176 3.5 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6

West

1,118 1,157 1,216 1,245 1,197 1,201 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6

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: December 11, 2017