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)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

5,401 5,268 5,121 5,160 5,212 5,252 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,042 4,888 4,757 4,804 4,854 4,931 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0

Mining and logging

33 31 28 32 30 23 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.5 3.4

Construction

322 337 314 331 332 388 4.9 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.8

Manufacturing

274 274 279 274 283 283 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3

Durable goods

163 152 163 159 166 163 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1

Nondurable goods

112 122 116 114 117 119 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,087 1,091 1,097 1,083 1,015 1,010 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

128 160 136 132 132 133 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Retail trade

760 752 769 739 672 673 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

199 179 193 212 211 204 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.7

Information

72 71 80 71 73 78 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.8

Financial activities

217 192 170 170 174 175 2.6 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1

Finance and insurance

142 133 110 106 112 117 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

75 59 60 63 62 58 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7

Professional and business services

1,175 1,072 1,080 1,043 1,034 1,112 5.9 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.4

Education and health services

641 634 616 646 655 649 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8

Educational services

84 92 87 75 82 81 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.3

Health care and social assistance

557 543 528 571 573 569 2.9 2.8 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,024 1,005 909 972 1,048 1,028 6.7 6.5 5.8 6.2 6.7 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 174 119 148 156 185 6.9 7.7 5.3 6.6 7.0 8.3

Accommodation and food services

873 831 790 824 891 842 6.6 6.2 5.9 6.2 6.7 6.3

Other services

198 180 185 183 209 185 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.7 3.2

Government

359 380 365 356 359 321 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.4

Federal

45 40 40 42 41 42 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local

314 339 325 314 318 279 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4

State and local education

165 160 159 134 144 138 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.3

State and local, excluding education

149 180 165 180 174 141 1.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

827 895 802 864 822 842 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1

South

2,109 2,002 2,000 2,061 1,991 2,058 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,249 1,182 1,141 1,131 1,196 1,161 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6

West

1,216 1,189 1,178 1,104 1,204 1,191 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.6 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: February 07, 2017