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)
Nov.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Nov.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)

Total

5,505 5,713 5,906 5,696 5,928 5,710 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,151 5,366 5,551 5,358 5,578 5,342 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.2

Mining and logging

34 38 43 44 33 32 4.8 5.2 5.7 5.9 4.4 4.2

Construction

357 373 366 369 361 379 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.2

Manufacturing

344 392 368 322 386 378 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.5 3.0 2.9

Durable goods

197 231 205 184 229 208 2.5 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods

146 161 163 138 157 169 3.1 3.4 3.4 2.9 3.3 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,058 1,142 1,218 1,167 1,219 1,152 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.1

Wholesale trade

142 134 164 137 173 187 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.9 3.1

Retail trade

698 790 818 806 777 711 4.4 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.9 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

218 218 236 224 270 253 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.8 4.5 4.2

Information

79 76 77 78 84 83 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.0

Financial activities

192 215 221 225 195 213 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.5

Finance and insurance

125 136 141 148 128 134 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 79 80 77 67 79 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.4 2.9 3.5

Professional and business services

1,156 1,180 1,253 1,180 1,214 1,047 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.7 4.9

Education and health services

691 701 715 692 751 768 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.2

Educational services

107 104 92 92 99 102 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

584 598 623 601 652 666 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,038 1,065 1,059 1,079 1,119 1,060 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

168 146 173 171 175 172 7.2 6.2 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.2

Accommodation and food services

870 918 886 908 943 887 6.3 6.6 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.3

Other services

204 184 231 201 217 231 3.5 3.1 3.9 3.4 3.7 3.9

Government

354 347 355 338 350 368 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

Federal

30 33 32 38 35 43 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.6

State and local

324 314 322 300 315 324 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

State and local education

162 157 173 159 161 175 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7

State and local, excluding education

162 157 149 141 154 149 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

807 936 880 803 835 867 3.0 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.1

South

2,260 2,305 2,400 2,388 2,527 2,336 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.3

Midwest

1,165 1,271 1,296 1,309 1,276 1,261 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.8

West

1,272 1,201 1,330 1,196 1,290 1,246 3.8 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.8 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.
(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: January 08, 2019