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

Total

5,507 5,581 5,747 5,677 5,713 5,784 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,169 5,236 5,404 5,328 5,366 5,440 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3

Mining and logging

31 39 42 41 38 41 4.5 5.3 5.7 5.5 5.2 5.5

Construction

399 347 386 360 373 358 5.7 4.8 5.3 5.0 5.1 4.9

Manufacturing

364 358 356 360 392 372 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.9

Durable goods

214 213 208 207 231 207 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods

150 145 149 153 161 165 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,035 1,109 1,099 1,120 1,142 1,213 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.4

Wholesale trade

147 128 130 135 134 163 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.7

Retail trade

687 759 738 755 790 815 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

200 222 231 230 218 236 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.0

Information

81 84 89 78 76 73 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.6

Financial activities

210 194 202 247 215 219 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.9 2.5 2.6

Finance and insurance

134 127 129 169 136 139 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.7 2.2 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 68 73 79 79 80 3.5 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.5

Professional and business services

1,156 1,143 1,190 1,160 1,180 1,177 5.6 5.5 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.6

Education and health services

684 687 723 712 701 693 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9

Educational services

102 103 102 91 104 89 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.8 2.4

Health care and social assistance

582 584 621 620 598 604 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,002 1,050 1,081 1,047 1,065 1,061 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

166 171 181 166 146 173 7.1 7.3 7.7 7.1 6.2 7.4

Accommodation and food services

836 879 900 881 918 888 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.3

Other services

208 223 236 202 184 233 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.4 3.1 4.0

Government

338 344 343 349 347 343 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5

Federal

29 37 29 30 33 33 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2

State and local

309 308 314 320 314 310 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

152 155 147 165 157 162 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

157 153 167 155 157 148 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

788 806 854 898 936 892 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.2

South

2,217 2,229 2,304 2,286 2,305 2,361 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3

Midwest

1,217 1,224 1,336 1,245 1,271 1,246 3.7 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.8

West

1,285 1,322 1,252 1,249 1,201 1,284 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.5 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.
(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: October 16, 2018