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)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

5,297 5,263 5,303 5,424 5,249 5,260 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,919 4,912 4,984 5,067 4,905 4,928 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0

Mining and logging

24 30 22 30 39 31 3.5 4.5 3.2 4.4 5.7 4.4

Construction

357 337 400 387 367 372 5.3 5.0 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.4

Manufacturing

262 284 293 304 296 322 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.6

Durable goods

153 169 171 165 154 173 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.2

Nondurable goods

109 115 122 139 142 149 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,084 1,016 1,009 1,023 1,090 1,047 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8

Wholesale trade

159 135 130 140 139 128 2.7 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2

Retail trade

748 666 672 682 757 724 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.8 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

177 215 208 201 194 195 3.2 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5

Information

74 71 79 80 76 76 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8

Financial activities

222 175 190 220 190 211 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.5

Finance and insurance

136 114 126 150 122 135 2.2 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.0 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

85 61 64 70 68 76 4.0 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.5

Professional and business services

1,075 1,082 1,140 1,128 1,044 989 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.8

Education and health services

639 652 642 646 622 685 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.0

Educational services

97 81 78 79 81 95 2.8 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.6

Health care and social assistance

542 571 564 567 541 590 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,005 1,056 1,031 1,015 981 1,000 6.5 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

157 151 162 146 151 125 7.0 6.7 7.2 6.5 6.7 5.6

Accommodation and food services

848 904 869 869 831 874 6.4 6.7 6.4 6.4 6.1 6.4

Other services

177 210 178 233 199 196 3.1 3.7 3.1 4.1 3.5 3.4

Government

378 351 319 357 344 331 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

41 40 45 46 35 34 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.2

State and local

337 311 275 312 308 297 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5

State and local education

174 142 137 159 151 144 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education

163 169 137 153 157 153 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

828 835 849 898 864 873 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2

South

2,088 2,021 2,074 2,091 2,105 2,039 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.8

Midwest

1,221 1,192 1,176 1,162 1,123 1,112 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4

West

1,160 1,214 1,205 1,273 1,157 1,235 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 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.
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Last Modified Date: May 09, 2017