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

Total

5,038 5,303 5,424 5,249 5,304 5,051 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,684 4,984 5,067 4,905 4,975 4,718 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8

Mining and logging

21 22 30 39 30 31 3.0 3.2 4.4 5.7 4.3 4.5

Construction

335 400 387 367 372 378 5.0 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.4 5.5

Manufacturing

259 293 304 296 325 308 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5

Durable goods

150 171 165 154 177 157 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.0

Nondurable goods

108 122 139 142 147 151 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

999 1,009 1,023 1,090 1,051 972 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.5

Wholesale trade

142 130 140 139 129 118 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0

Retail trade

674 672 682 757 725 675 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 208 201 194 197 180 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.2

Information

82 79 80 76 77 59 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.2

Financial activities

191 190 220 190 214 174 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.1

Finance and insurance

122 126 150 122 138 121 2.0 2.0 2.4 2.0 2.2 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 64 70 68 76 53 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.5 2.4

Professional and business services

1,095 1,140 1,128 1,044 1,060 1,034 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.0

Education and health services

594 642 646 622 679 608 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.6

Educational services

101 78 79 81 96 94 2.9 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.6

Health care and social assistance

493 564 567 541 582 514 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

931 1,031 1,015 981 967 938 6.0 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

124 162 146 151 119 153 5.6 7.2 6.5 6.7 5.3 6.8

Accommodation and food services

806 869 869 831 849 786 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.8

Other services

178 178 233 199 200 216 3.1 3.1 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.8

Government

354 319 357 344 329 333 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

34 45 46 35 34 35 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2

State and local

319 275 312 308 295 298 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

155 137 159 151 143 144 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

164 137 153 157 152 154 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

795 849 898 864 864 882 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.3

South

1,970 2,074 2,091 2,105 2,057 1,989 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.7

Midwest

1,063 1,176 1,162 1,123 1,131 1,087 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.3

West

1,209 1,205 1,273 1,157 1,252 1,094 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.3

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: June 06, 2017