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)
Jan.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)
Jan.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)

Total

5,525 5,670 5,877 5,821 5,717 5,801 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,194 5,327 5,515 5,447 5,353 5,430 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

34 42 37 32 39 38 4.9 5.6 4.9 4.2 5.1 5.0

Construction

354 378 363 393 399 428 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.3 5.4 5.7

Manufacturing

365 336 382 368 351 356 2.9 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

217 192 228 202 186 186 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

148 145 155 166 165 170 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,132 1,158 1,225 1,183 1,176 1,126 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0

Wholesale trade

143 141 163 186 151 128 2.4 2.4 2.8 3.2 2.6 2.2

Retail trade

763 797 785 744 802 756 4.8 5.0 5.0 4.7 5.1 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

227 220 277 253 224 243 3.9 3.7 4.6 4.2 3.7 4.0

Information

89 89 85 97 80 81 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.4 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

221 223 170 213 201 191 2.6 2.6 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.2

Finance and insurance

155 148 102 135 133 112 2.5 2.3 1.6 2.1 2.1 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 75 68 79 67 78 2.9 3.3 3.0 3.4 2.9 3.4

Professional and business services

1,092 1,129 1,200 1,136 1,144 1,128 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.3

Education and health services

693 669 715 692 717 730 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0

Educational services

112 89 97 106 124 108 3.0 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.3 2.9

Health care and social assistance

581 580 618 586 593 622 2.9 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,014 1,086 1,114 1,085 1,037 1,110 6.3 6.6 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

173 177 191 180 154 183 7.3 7.3 7.9 7.4 6.3 7.4

Accommodation and food services

840 909 923 905 883 927 6.1 6.5 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.6

Other services

201 216 224 249 209 241 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.2 3.6 4.1

Government

330 343 362 375 364 372 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.7

Federal

32 37 37 44 36 36 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.3

State and local

298 306 325 331 328 335 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

State and local education

149 158 170 178 176 166 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6

State and local, excluding education

150 148 155 153 152 170 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

846 814 870 924 871 863 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1

South

2,183 2,310 2,394 2,268 2,204 2,334 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.1 4.0 4.2

Midwest

1,212 1,321 1,287 1,312 1,324 1,288 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9

West

1,283 1,225 1,326 1,318 1,318 1,317 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

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: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates, the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors, and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019