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)
Feb.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)
Feb.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)

Total

5,264 5,609 5,514 5,524 5,574 5,507 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,917 5,267 5,151 5,173 5,236 5,161 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

37 32 34 31 32 36 5.7 4.7 4.8 4.4 4.5 5.0

Construction

367 372 357 321 353 362 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.5 5.0 5.0

Manufacturing

297 343 344 348 360 380 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0

Durable goods

153 195 197 201 212 215 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7

Nondurable goods

144 148 146 147 149 165 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,087 1,059 1,058 1,076 1,089 1,079 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9

Wholesale trade

138 156 142 148 151 140 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4

Retail trade

744 693 698 698 728 725 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

205 210 218 230 210 214 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.6 3.7

Information

79 82 79 83 79 81 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.9

Financial activities

191 235 192 187 223 222 2.3 2.8 2.3 2.2 2.6 2.6

Finance and insurance

125 158 125 122 152 149 2.0 2.5 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 77 67 65 71 73 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.3

Professional and business services

1,027 1,141 1,156 1,218 1,160 1,154 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.6

Education and health services

630 679 691 666 709 650 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.8

Educational services

86 86 107 111 119 71 2.3 2.3 2.9 3.0 3.2 1.9

Health care and social assistance

544 593 584 556 591 579 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

998 1,074 1,038 1,021 1,027 1,031 6.3 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

162 180 168 153 164 161 7.0 7.7 7.2 6.5 7.0 6.8

Accommodation and food services

836 894 870 869 863 870 6.1 6.5 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3

Other services

203 249 204 222 204 168 3.5 4.3 3.5 3.8 3.5 2.9

Government

347 342 363 351 339 345 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

37 50 39 28 38 36 1.3 1.8 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.3

State and local

309 292 324 322 301 309 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local education

153 153 162 167 147 152 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.5

State and local, excluding education

157 139 162 155 154 157 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

886 932 808 790 817 810 3.3 3.4 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0

South

2,095 2,283 2,264 2,221 2,266 2,197 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.1

Midwest

1,143 1,153 1,167 1,219 1,203 1,237 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8

West

1,140 1,242 1,274 1,293 1,288 1,262 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7

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: April 13, 2018