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)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Total

5,263 5,521 5,420 5,320 5,592 5,488 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,912 5,175 5,079 4,976 5,257 5,110 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

30 35 36 28 35 35 4.5 5.0 5.0 3.9 4.8 4.8

Construction

337 354 370 389 384 347 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.0

Manufacturing

284 353 359 329 344 355 2.3 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.8 2.8

Durable goods

169 205 211 189 198 209 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.7

Nondurable goods

115 148 148 140 146 146 2.5 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,016 1,023 1,029 1,035 1,044 1,047 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade

135 145 149 139 155 144 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.4

Retail trade

666 687 684 689 688 677 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

215 192 196 208 200 226 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.5 4.0

Information

71 77 79 78 74 74 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7

Financial activities

175 206 213 189 213 192 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

114 137 135 121 136 120 1.8 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.2 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 69 78 68 77 72 2.8 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.2

Professional and business services

1,082 1,200 1,123 1,150 1,181 1,145 5.3 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.5

Education and health services

652 669 662 627 677 697 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.0

Educational services

81 88 98 87 84 98 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.7

Health care and social assistance

571 581 564 541 593 599 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,056 1,021 989 961 1,060 1,019 6.7 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.6 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 171 160 146 162 157 6.7 7.5 7.0 6.4 7.1 6.9

Accommodation and food services

904 850 830 815 899 862 6.7 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.3

Other services

210 235 219 188 246 199 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.2 4.2 3.4

Government

351 346 340 344 336 379 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7

Federal

40 38 36 38 43 39 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4

State and local

311 308 305 306 292 340 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7

State and local education

142 149 144 138 158 176 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.7

State and local, excluding education

169 159 160 169 135 164 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

835 894 801 821 952 827 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0

South

2,021 2,105 2,167 2,121 2,217 2,257 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.2

Midwest

1,192 1,305 1,207 1,181 1,201 1,169 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6

West

1,214 1,216 1,245 1,197 1,222 1,235 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 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: January 09, 2018