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)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

5,153 5,424 5,249 5,304 5,043 5,472 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,781 5,067 4,905 4,975 4,720 5,143 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.2

Mining and logging

21 30 39 30 32 37 3.2 4.4 5.7 4.3 4.5 5.2

Construction

314 387 367 372 375 381 4.7 5.7 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5

Manufacturing

267 304 296 325 314 332 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.7

Durable goods

157 165 154 177 164 180 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.3

Nondurable goods

111 139 142 147 150 152 2.4 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,018 1,023 1,090 1,051 969 1,046 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.8

Wholesale trade

135 140 139 129 116 130 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.2

Retail trade

700 682 757 725 677 718 4.4 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

184 201 194 197 176 198 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.1 3.5

Information

69 80 76 77 58 74 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.1 2.7

Financial activities

184 220 190 214 185 221 2.2 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.6

Finance and insurance

123 150 122 138 119 146 2.0 2.4 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

62 70 68 76 66 75 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.0 3.4

Professional and business services

1,105 1,128 1,044 1,060 1,006 1,127 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.2 4.9 5.5

Education and health services

655 646 622 679 614 675 2.9 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.9

Educational services

115 79 81 96 97 122 3.2 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.7 3.3

Health care and social assistance

539 567 541 582 518 553 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

975 1,015 981 967 953 960 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

139 146 151 119 151 136 6.3 6.5 6.7 5.3 6.7 6.0

Accommodation and food services

836 869 831 849 802 824 6.3 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.9 6.0

Other services

173 233 199 200 213 291 3.1 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.7 5.1

Government

373 357 344 329 324 329 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

47 46 35 34 34 30 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1

State and local

326 312 308 295 290 299 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local education

166 159 151 143 140 141 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education

160 153 157 152 150 158 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

789 898 864 864 888 962 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.6

South

1,965 2,091 2,105 2,057 1,963 2,155 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.7 4.0

Midwest

1,171 1,162 1,123 1,131 1,083 1,177 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.6

West

1,228 1,273 1,157 1,252 1,110 1,178 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.5

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: July 11, 2017