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)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

5,253 5,258 5,268 5,121 5,160 5,219 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,904 4,889 4,888 4,757 4,804 4,848 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging

21 23 31 28 32 31 2.8 3.4 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.5

Construction

340 328 337 314 331 335 5.2 4.9 5.1 4.7 4.9 5.0

Manufacturing

278 276 274 279 274 275 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

153 163 152 163 159 160 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1

Nondurable goods

126 113 122 116 114 115 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,085 1,059 1,091 1,097 1,083 1,012 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.7

Wholesale trade

134 135 160 136 132 131 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.2 2.2

Retail trade

766 750 752 769 739 668 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

186 174 179 193 212 213 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.9 3.9

Information

71 77 71 80 71 70 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.9 2.5 2.5

Financial activities

208 183 192 170 170 170 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.0

Finance and insurance

137 118 133 110 106 110 2.3 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.7 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 65 59 60 63 60 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8

Professional and business services

1,056 1,162 1,072 1,080 1,043 1,060 5.3 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2

Education and health services

661 626 634 616 646 650 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8

Educational services

102 84 92 87 75 84 2.9 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.4

Health care and social assistance

559 542 543 528 571 566 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

992 1,001 1,005 909 972 1,041 6.5 6.4 6.5 5.8 6.2 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

131 160 174 119 148 145 5.9 7.1 7.7 5.3 6.6 6.5

Accommodation and food services

861 840 831 790 824 896 6.6 6.3 6.2 5.9 6.2 6.7

Other services

190 156 180 185 183 205 3.4 2.7 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.6

Government

349 368 380 365 356 371 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7

Federal

45 41 40 40 42 41 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local

304 328 339 325 314 330 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7

State and local education

157 168 160 159 134 153 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5

State and local, excluding education

148 159 180 165 180 178 1.6 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

851 805 895 802 864 845 3.2 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.1

South

1,985 2,056 2,002 2,000 2,061 2,009 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8

Midwest

1,197 1,187 1,182 1,141 1,131 1,179 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.6

West

1,219 1,210 1,189 1,178 1,104 1,186 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4 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: January 10, 2017