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)
July
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018(p)
July
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018(p)

Total

5,498 5,476 5,581 5,747 5,677 5,679 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,164 5,150 5,236 5,404 5,328 5,339 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

34 35 39 42 41 39 5.0 4.9 5.3 5.7 5.5 5.2

Construction

355 343 347 386 360 377 5.1 4.8 4.8 5.3 5.0 5.2

Manufacturing

339 353 358 356 360 393 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.1

Durable goods

192 211 213 208 207 236 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 3.0

Nondurable goods

148 142 145 149 153 158 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,026 1,080 1,109 1,099 1,120 1,136 3.7 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1

Wholesale trade

141 139 128 130 135 136 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

688 721 759 738 755 786 4.3 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

196 220 222 231 230 214 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.6

Information

80 84 84 89 78 79 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

207 183 194 202 247 211 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.9 2.5

Finance and insurance

141 115 127 129 169 133 2.3 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.7 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 68 68 73 79 78 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.5

Professional and business services

1,206 1,178 1,143 1,190 1,160 1,160 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.7 5.5 5.5

Education and health services

669 662 687 723 712 693 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.9

Educational services

90 91 103 102 91 93 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

579 571 584 621 620 600 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,030 1,013 1,050 1,081 1,047 1,064 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.4 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

177 161 171 181 166 145 7.6 6.9 7.3 7.7 7.1 6.2

Accommodation and food services

853 852 879 900 881 919 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.3 6.6

Other services

219 219 223 236 202 187 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.4 3.2

Government

334 326 344 343 349 340 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5

Federal

32 29 37 29 30 35 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3

State and local

302 297 308 314 320 305 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

146 146 155 147 165 151 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5

State and local, excluding education

156 151 153 167 155 154 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

878 785 806 854 898 916 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.3

South

2,118 2,178 2,229 2,304 2,286 2,309 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2

Midwest

1,291 1,216 1,224 1,336 1,245 1,278 4.0 3.7 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.9

West

1,211 1,297 1,322 1,252 1,249 1,176 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.4

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

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: September 11, 2018