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.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

5,117 5,179 5,200 5,263 5,303 5,440 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,760 4,811 4,870 4,912 4,984 5,104 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

24 29 28 30 22 28 3.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 3.2 4.1

Construction

292 317 343 337 400 378 4.4 4.7 5.1 5.0 5.9 5.6

Manufacturing

279 277 279 284 293 294 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Durable goods

168 162 161 169 171 168 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

111 114 118 115 122 126 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,050 1,099 1,083 1,016 1,009 1,023 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

134 139 128 135 130 135 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3

Retail trade

747 758 740 666 672 683 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

169 202 214 215 208 205 3.1 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7

Information

82 79 72 71 79 82 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.0

Financial activities

213 177 170 175 190 236 2.6 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.8

Finance and insurance

147 117 104 114 126 167 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 60 66 61 64 70 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.2

Professional and business services

1,123 1,112 1,092 1,082 1,140 1,144 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.6

Education and health services

590 616 638 652 642 653 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9

Educational services

82 90 75 81 78 76 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1

Health care and social assistance

507 526 563 571 564 577 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

934 921 986 1,056 1,031 1,035 6.0 5.9 6.3 6.7 6.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 118 159 151 162 151 6.9 5.3 7.1 6.7 7.2 6.7

Accommodation and food services

783 802 827 904 869 883 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.7 6.4 6.5

Other services

175 185 180 210 178 232 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.7 3.1 4.0

Government

358 368 330 351 319 336 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5

Federal

40 41 41 40 45 45 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6

State and local

318 327 289 311 275 291 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5

State and local education

172 162 118 142 137 144 1.7 1.6 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education

145 165 171 169 137 147 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

800 841 876 835 849 898 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.3

South

1,833 2,021 2,066 2,021 2,074 2,073 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.9

Midwest

1,224 1,145 1,140 1,192 1,176 1,169 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.6

West

1,261 1,171 1,118 1,214 1,205 1,300 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.6 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2017