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
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)
July
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)

Total

5,833 5,697 5,991 5,760 5,716 5,953 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,443 5,345 5,613 5,398 5,377 5,596 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Mining and logging

38 39 28 27 21 23 5.2 5.2 3.7 3.5 2.8 3.1

Construction

387 364 420 387 413 380 5.3 4.9 5.6 5.2 5.5 5.1

Manufacturing

393 357 367 340 336 345 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.7

Durable goods

223 190 212 193 194 198 2.8 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4

Nondurable goods

170 167 155 147 142 148 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,141 1,094 1,146 1,161 1,177 1,189 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3

Wholesale trade

145 134 156 164 154 167 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.8

Retail trade

779 725 756 770 798 772 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.1 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

217 235 234 227 225 250 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.1

Information

84 95 87 99 93 93 3.0 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.3 3.3

Financial activities

215 191 235 217 219 250 2.5 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.9

Finance and insurance

138 131 144 139 128 159 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 60 91 78 91 91 3.4 2.6 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.9

Professional and business services

1,162 1,173 1,253 1,172 1,112 1,211 5.5 5.5 5.9 5.5 5.2 5.6

Education and health services

688 720 726 675 676 743 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.1

Educational services

107 93 108 98 93 106 2.8 2.5 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.8

Health care and social assistance

582 627 618 577 583 637 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.8 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,136 1,106 1,129 1,100 1,114 1,140 6.9 6.6 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

192 171 161 167 128 154 8.0 6.9 6.5 6.8 5.2 6.3

Accommodation and food services

944 935 968 933 986 987 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.6 6.9 6.9

Other services

198 205 223 220 217 222 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7

Government

390 352 379 361 339 356 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6

Federal

36 39 38 32 33 36 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.3

State and local

354 313 340 329 306 320 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

State and local education

169 170 171 171 166 171 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

186 144 170 158 140 149 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

968 895 944 957 891 964 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.5

South

2,281 2,342 2,368 2,261 2,293 2,375 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.3

Midwest

1,296 1,195 1,304 1,233 1,249 1,301 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9

West

1,289 1,265 1,374 1,308 1,283 1,312 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 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: September 10, 2019