Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)

Total

5,053 6,416 5,221 3.4 4.3 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,782 6,083 4,935 3.8 4.8 3.8

Mining and logging

31 35 27 4.4 4.6 3.6

Construction

263 367 282 3.7 4.9 3.8

Manufacturing

278 393 305 2.2 3.1 2.4

Durable goods

162 222 170 2.1 2.8 2.1

Nondurable goods

116 171 135 2.4 3.6 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,343 1,513 1,419 4.8 5.4 5.0

Wholesale trade

106 191 145 1.8 3.2 2.4

Retail trade

914 999 906 5.6 6.3 5.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

323 323 367 5.5 5.4 6.0

Information

75 99 79 2.7 3.6 2.9

Financial activities

164 205 184 1.9 2.4 2.1

Finance and insurance

107 132 115 1.7 2.1 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 73 70 2.6 3.2 3.1

Professional and business services

1,039 1,285 916 5.0 6.0 4.3

Education and health services

561 853 651 2.4 3.6 2.7

Educational services

66 93 67 1.7 2.4 1.7

Health care and social assistance

495 760 584 2.5 3.8 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

869 1,126 880 5.5 6.9 5.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

116 161 118 5.3 6.8 5.3

Accommodation and food services

753 965 761 5.5 6.9 5.5

Other services

159 207 191 2.7 3.5 3.3

Government

272 333 286 1.2 1.5 1.3

Federal

30 36 43 1.1 1.3 1.5

State and local

242 297 243 1.2 1.5 1.2

State and local education

110 159 125 1.0 1.5 1.1

State and local, excluding education

132 138 119 1.5 1.5 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

717 878 770 2.6 3.2 2.8

South

2,068 2,744 2,150 3.8 5.0 3.9

Midwest

1,068 1,366 1,134 3.2 4.1 3.4

West

1,201 1,428 1,167 3.5 4.1 3.4

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