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

Total

5,328 5,304 5,043 5,459 5,432 5,501 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,948 4,975 4,720 5,126 5,102 5,164 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging

23 30 32 38 33 34 3.5 4.3 4.5 5.4 4.6 4.7

Construction

335 372 375 368 345 366 5.0 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.0 5.3

Manufacturing

284 325 314 329 324 341 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7

Durable goods

169 177 164 183 190 196 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

115 147 150 146 134 145 2.5 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,037 1,051 969 1,055 1,057 1,026 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.7

Wholesale trade

132 129 116 126 134 140 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.4

Retail trade

717 725 677 731 726 697 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.6 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

187 197 176 198 196 189 3.4 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.4

Information

76 77 58 73 68 78 2.7 2.8 2.1 2.7 2.5 2.8

Financial activities

183 214 185 220 205 202 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.4

Finance and insurance

116 138 119 145 132 134 1.9 2.2 1.9 2.3 2.1 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 76 66 75 74 68 3.1 3.5 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.1

Professional and business services

1,200 1,060 1,006 1,168 1,191 1,213 6.0 5.2 4.9 5.7 5.8 5.8

Education and health services

637 679 614 670 644 673 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9

Educational services

83 96 97 101 76 89 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.1 2.5

Health care and social assistance

554 582 518 569 567 584 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,019 967 953 955 1,018 1,011 6.5 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.4 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

172 119 151 144 167 153 7.6 5.3 6.7 6.4 7.4 6.7

Accommodation and food services

847 849 802 811 851 858 6.3 6.3 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.3

Other services

155 200 213 250 218 220 2.7 3.5 3.7 4.3 3.8 3.8

Government

380 329 324 332 330 337 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

41 34 34 29 28 37 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3

State and local

339 295 290 303 302 300 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

171 143 140 146 141 147 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

168 152 150 157 160 153 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

815 864 888 1,017 902 901 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.8 3.3 3.3

South

2,085 2,057 1,963 2,109 2,118 2,103 4.0 3.9 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.9

Midwest

1,199 1,131 1,083 1,167 1,256 1,299 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.0

West

1,230 1,252 1,110 1,165 1,157 1,198 3.7 3.8 3.3 3.5 3.5 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: September 12, 2017