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)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

5,966 5,751 6,338 4.0 3.8 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,650 5,324 5,988 4.5 4.2 4.7

Mining and logging

36 43 36 5.2 5.7 4.7

Construction

378 349 352 5.3 4.7 4.7

Manufacturing

350 330 392 2.8 2.6 3.1

Durable goods

188 185 219 2.4 2.3 2.7

Nondurable goods

162 144 173 3.4 3.0 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,300 1,174 1,541 4.7 4.2 5.5

Wholesale trade

165 136 186 2.8 2.3 3.1

Retail trade

891 799 1,009 5.6 5.1 6.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

243 239 347 4.2 4.0 5.8

Information

96 75 94 3.4 2.7 3.4

Financial activities

250 211 200 2.9 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

165 141 126 2.6 2.2 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 71 74 3.8 3.1 3.2

Professional and business services

1,204 1,156 1,246 5.8 5.5 5.8

Education and health services

753 750 811 3.2 3.2 3.4

Educational services

82 152 91 2.1 4.1 2.3

Health care and social assistance

671 598 720 3.4 3.0 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,046 1,045 1,106 6.5 6.3 6.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

161 143 162 7.0 5.9 6.9

Accommodation and food services

885 902 944 6.4 6.4 6.7

Other services

238 191 211 4.1 3.3 3.6

Government

316 427 350 1.4 1.9 1.5

Federal

39 37 37 1.4 1.3 1.3

State and local

277 390 313 1.4 2.0 1.6

State and local education

153 266 173 1.4 2.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

124 124 139 1.4 1.4 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

980 888 868 3.6 3.2 3.1

South

2,412 2,344 2,694 4.5 4.3 4.9

Midwest

1,221 1,306 1,352 3.7 3.9 4.1

West

1,354 1,213 1,423 4.0 3.5 4.1

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: December 10, 2018