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)
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)

Total

5,225 5,524 5,574 5,511 5,486 5,578 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,894 5,173 5,236 5,178 5,150 5,225 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

30 31 32 36 35 36 4.5 4.4 4.5 5.1 4.9 5.0

Construction

376 321 353 352 343 349 5.4 4.5 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9

Manufacturing

311 348 360 382 353 346 2.5 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.7

Durable goods

163 201 212 215 211 209 2.1 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6

Nondurable goods

148 147 149 167 142 137 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.0 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

984 1,076 1,089 1,080 1,080 1,101 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0

Wholesale trade

126 148 151 139 139 130 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

673 698 728 724 721 747 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

185 230 210 216 220 224 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8

Information

69 83 79 82 84 84 2.4 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

Financial activities

195 187 223 227 183 188 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.1 2.2

Finance and insurance

126 122 152 153 115 123 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.4 1.8 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 65 71 73 68 65 3.2 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.0 2.9

Professional and business services

1,038 1,218 1,160 1,150 1,178 1,187 5.1 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.7 5.7

Education and health services

661 666 709 673 662 677 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9

Educational services

96 111 119 88 91 91 2.6 3.0 3.2 2.4 2.5 2.5

Health care and social assistance

565 556 591 584 571 586 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

994 1,021 1,027 1,028 1,013 1,036 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

167 153 164 167 161 170 7.2 6.5 7.0 7.1 6.9 7.3

Accommodation and food services

827 869 863 861 852 866 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2

Other services

236 222 204 170 219 221 4.1 3.8 3.5 2.9 3.7 3.8

Government

331 351 339 333 336 353 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6

Federal

34 28 38 37 39 43 1.2 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5

State and local

297 322 301 296 297 310 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6

State and local education

146 167 147 145 146 157 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

State and local, excluding education

151 155 154 151 151 153 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

887 790 817 802 786 808 3.3 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0

South

2,055 2,221 2,266 2,138 2,182 2,225 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.1

Midwest

1,122 1,219 1,203 1,238 1,218 1,217 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7

West

1,161 1,293 1,288 1,333 1,299 1,328 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9

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: June 05, 2018