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
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)

Total

5,486 5,574 5,511 5,486 5,581 5,754 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,146 5,236 5,178 5,150 5,236 5,413 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.3

Mining and logging

39 32 36 35 39 42 5.8 4.5 5.1 4.9 5.3 5.7

Construction

371 353 352 343 347 385 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 5.3

Manufacturing

332 360 382 353 358 346 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.7

Durable goods

184 212 215 211 213 202 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6

Nondurable goods

148 149 167 142 145 143 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.0 3.1 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,061 1,089 1,080 1,080 1,109 1,103 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0

Wholesale trade

130 151 139 139 128 130 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2

Retail trade

724 728 724 721 759 742 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

207 210 216 220 222 231 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9

Information

77 79 82 84 84 91 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3

Financial activities

223 223 227 183 194 196 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.1 2.3 2.3

Finance and insurance

146 152 153 115 127 123 2.3 2.4 2.4 1.8 2.0 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 71 73 68 68 73 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.2

Professional and business services

1,141 1,160 1,150 1,178 1,143 1,201 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.7 5.5 5.7

Education and health services

676 709 673 662 687 735 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.1

Educational services

100 119 88 91 103 102 2.7 3.2 2.4 2.5 2.8 2.8

Health care and social assistance

576 591 584 571 584 632 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

986 1,027 1,028 1,013 1,050 1,070 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

155 164 167 161 171 158 6.7 7.0 7.1 6.9 7.3 6.7

Accommodation and food services

831 863 861 852 879 911 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.5

Other services

240 204 170 219 223 245 4.2 3.5 2.9 3.7 3.8 4.2

Government

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Federal

- - - - - - - - - - - -

State and local

303 301 296 297 308 314 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local education

147 147 145 146 155 149 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education

156 154 151 151 153 165 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

960 817 802 786 806 818 3.6 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0

South

2,151 2,266 2,138 2,182 2,229 2,314 4.0 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.3

Midwest

1,170 1,203 1,238 1,218 1,224 1,322 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.0

West

1,204 1,288 1,333 1,299 1,322 1,299 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8

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

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Last Modified Date: July 10, 2018