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)
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)

Total

5,408 5,031 5,357 3.8 3.5 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,124 4,781 5,093 4.2 3.9 4.1

Mining and logging

23 30 35 3.5 4.3 5.1

Construction

453 361 516 6.8 5.5 7.6

Manufacturing

268 313 318 2.2 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

161 176 165 2.1 2.3 2.1

Nondurable goods

107 137 154 2.3 3.0 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,004 1,030 925 3.7 3.8 3.4

Wholesale trade

166 136 134 2.8 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

673 732 640 4.3 4.7 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

165 163 151 3.0 2.9 2.7

Information

89 70 63 3.2 2.5 2.3

Financial activities

207 207 184 2.5 2.5 2.2

Finance and insurance

123 130 120 2.0 2.1 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 77 64 4.0 3.6 3.0

Professional and business services

1,227 1,009 1,155 6.1 5.0 5.6

Education and health services

579 598 592 2.6 2.6 2.6

Educational services

65 61 62 1.7 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

515 537 530 2.7 2.8 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,090 982 1,077 7.0 6.4 6.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

170 110 210 7.8 5.3 9.6

Accommodation and food services

920 871 868 6.9 6.5 6.4

Other services

184 181 227 3.2 3.2 4.0

Government

284 250 265 1.3 1.1 1.2

Federal

32 31 31 1.2 1.1 1.1

State and local

252 219 234 1.3 1.1 1.2

State and local education

83 79 76 0.8 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

168 140 158 1.9 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

859 801 947 3.2 3.0 3.5

South

2,078 1,980 2,064 4.0 3.7 3.9

Midwest

1,223 1,081 1,222 3.8 3.4 3.8

West

1,248 1,168 1,123 3.8 3.5 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.
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Last Modified Date: June 06, 2017