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)
Mar.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019(p)
Mar.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019(p)

Total

5,625 5,821 5,717 5,829 5,695 5,660 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,282 5,447 5,353 5,434 5,333 5,315 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

37 32 39 35 35 40 5.1 4.2 5.1 4.6 4.6 5.2

Construction

362 393 399 433 367 361 5.0 5.3 5.4 5.8 4.9 4.9

Manufacturing

364 368 351 377 351 355 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

214 202 186 190 192 187 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Nondurable goods

149 166 165 187 159 168 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.3 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,106 1,183 1,176 1,127 1,143 1,100 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.0

Wholesale trade

133 186 151 138 147 139 2.3 3.2 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.3

Retail trade

742 744 802 748 744 718 4.7 4.7 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

231 253 224 241 252 242 3.9 4.2 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.0

Information

98 97 80 82 85 95 3.5 3.4 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.4

Financial activities

184 213 201 192 197 181 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.1

Finance and insurance

117 135 133 112 133 124 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.1 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

68 79 67 80 64 57 3.0 3.4 2.9 3.5 2.8 2.5

Professional and business services

1,175 1,136 1,144 1,120 1,175 1,168 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.5

Education and health services

701 692 717 724 715 715 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Educational services

85 106 124 113 99 102 2.3 2.8 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

616 586 593 611 617 613 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,040 1,085 1,037 1,116 1,079 1,099 6.4 6.6 6.3 6.7 6.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

192 180 154 181 178 169 8.1 7.4 6.3 7.3 7.2 6.8

Accommodation and food services

848 905 883 935 901 930 6.1 6.4 6.3 6.6 6.4 6.5

Other services

215 249 209 228 186 202 3.7 4.2 3.6 3.9 3.2 3.4

Government

344 375 364 395 362 345 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.5

Federal

32 44 36 35 36 37 1.1 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local

312 331 328 360 326 308 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6

State and local education

153 178 176 184 169 165 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

159 153 152 176 157 143 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

860 924 871 879 884 910 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3

South

2,215 2,268 2,204 2,334 2,360 2,308 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.2

Midwest

1,257 1,312 1,324 1,300 1,258 1,170 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.5

West

1,294 1,318 1,318 1,316 1,193 1,272 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.4 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.
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Last Modified Date: May 07, 2019