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

Total

5,297 5,514 5,524 5,574 5,511 5,425 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,965 5,151 5,173 5,236 5,178 5,101 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

25 34 31 32 36 37 3.8 4.8 4.4 4.5 5.1 5.2

Construction

367 357 321 353 352 324 5.3 5.1 4.5 5.0 4.9 4.5

Manufacturing

323 344 348 360 382 364 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9

Durable goods

171 197 201 212 215 217 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8

Nondurable goods

153 146 147 149 167 146 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.5 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,053 1,058 1,076 1,089 1,080 1,052 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8

Wholesale trade

130 142 148 151 139 139 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

723 698 698 728 724 699 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

200 218 230 210 216 214 3.5 3.8 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.7

Information

80 79 83 79 82 83 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0

Financial activities

207 192 187 223 227 189 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.2

Finance and insurance

131 125 122 152 153 121 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.4 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

76 67 65 71 73 68 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.0

Professional and business services

1,026 1,156 1,218 1,160 1,150 1,164 5.1 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.6

Education and health services

669 691 666 709 673 657 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8

Educational services

85 107 111 119 88 82 2.3 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.4 2.2

Health care and social assistance

584 584 556 591 584 574 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,007 1,038 1,021 1,027 1,028 1,014 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

131 168 153 164 167 165 5.7 7.2 6.5 7.0 7.1 7.0

Accommodation and food services

876 870 869 863 861 849 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1

Other services

206 204 222 204 170 218 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5 2.9 3.7

Government

332 363 351 339 333 324 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

36 39 28 38 37 37 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local

295 324 322 301 296 287 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local education

142 162 167 147 145 146 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

154 162 155 154 151 141 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

846 808 790 817 802 778 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9

South

2,080 2,264 2,221 2,266 2,138 2,155 3.9 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.0

Midwest

1,169 1,167 1,219 1,203 1,238 1,234 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8

West

1,202 1,274 1,293 1,288 1,333 1,258 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 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 08, 2018