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)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

5,288 5,043 5,459 5,432 5,521 5,430 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,909 4,720 5,126 5,102 5,175 5,105 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

30 32 38 33 35 36 4.5 4.5 5.4 4.6 5.0 5.0

Construction

339 375 368 345 354 387 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.6

Manufacturing

268 314 329 324 353 352 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.8

Durable goods

145 164 183 190 205 212 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7

Nondurable goods

123 150 146 134 148 140 2.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,089 969 1,055 1,057 1,023 1,019 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

167 116 126 134 145 143 2.8 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4

Retail trade

727 677 731 726 687 677 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

195 176 198 196 192 199 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5

Information

74 58 73 68 77 73 2.6 2.1 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.7

Financial activities

188 185 220 205 206 213 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5

Finance and insurance

131 119 145 132 137 133 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 66 75 74 69 79 2.6 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.6

Professional and business services

1,104 1,006 1,168 1,191 1,200 1,135 5.5 4.9 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.5

Education and health services

644 614 670 644 669 653 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8

Educational services

94 97 101 76 88 89 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.1 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

550 518 569 567 581 564 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,000 953 955 1,018 1,021 1,015 6.4 6.0 6.0 6.4 6.4 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

158 151 144 167 171 163 7.0 6.7 6.4 7.4 7.5 7.1

Accommodation and food services

842 802 811 851 850 853 6.3 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.2 6.2

Other services

173 213 250 218 235 221 3.0 3.7 4.3 3.8 4.1 3.8

Government

378 324 332 330 346 325 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5

Federal

41 34 29 28 38 35 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.2

State and local

338 290 303 302 308 290 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5

State and local education

163 140 146 141 149 136 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3

State and local, excluding education

175 150 157 160 159 154 1.9 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

878 888 1,017 902 894 787 3.3 3.3 3.8 3.3 3.3 2.9

South

2,022 1,963 2,109 2,118 2,105 2,161 3.8 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.0

Midwest

1,183 1,083 1,167 1,256 1,305 1,219 3.7 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.7

West

1,205 1,110 1,165 1,157 1,216 1,262 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.8

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: October 11, 2017