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

Total

5,447 5,200 5,263 5,303 5,424 5,314 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,094 4,870 4,912 4,984 5,067 4,968 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0

Mining and logging

21 28 30 22 30 39 3.0 4.3 4.5 3.2 4.4 5.8

Construction

347 343 337 400 387 369 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.9 5.7 5.4

Manufacturing

287 279 284 293 304 305 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5

Durable goods

170 161 169 171 165 156 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0

Nondurable goods

117 118 115 122 139 149 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 3.0 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,160 1,083 1,016 1,009 1,023 1,089 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.0

Wholesale trade

142 128 135 130 140 136 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

831 740 666 672 682 756 5.3 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

187 214 215 208 201 196 3.4 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5

Information

82 72 71 79 80 85 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.1

Financial activities

234 170 175 190 220 188 2.9 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.2

Finance and insurance

165 104 114 126 150 121 2.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.4 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

70 66 61 64 70 67 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.1

Professional and business services

1,076 1,092 1,082 1,140 1,128 1,068 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.5 5.2

Education and health services

648 638 652 642 646 624 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7

Educational services

108 75 81 78 79 78 3.1 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Health care and social assistance

540 563 571 564 567 546 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,051 986 1,056 1,031 1,015 989 6.8 6.3 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 159 151 162 146 151 6.8 7.1 6.7 7.2 6.5 6.7

Accommodation and food services

900 827 904 869 869 838 6.8 6.1 6.7 6.4 6.4 6.2

Other services

188 180 210 178 233 211 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.1 4.1 3.7

Government

353 330 351 319 357 346 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5

Federal

44 41 40 45 46 33 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.2

State and local

309 289 311 275 312 313 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6

State and local education

147 118 142 137 159 155 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

162 171 169 137 153 158 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

831 876 835 849 898 866 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2

South

2,113 2,066 2,021 2,074 2,091 2,095 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9

Midwest

1,270 1,140 1,192 1,176 1,162 1,148 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5

West

1,232 1,118 1,214 1,205 1,273 1,205 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.6

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: April 11, 2017