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)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)

Total

3,905 5,090 4,092 2.7 3.4 2.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,711 4,791 3,875 3.0 3.8 3.1

Mining and logging

15 33 21 2.2 4.5 2.9

Construction

231 257 193 3.5 3.6 2.8

Manufacturing

196 278 232 1.6 2.2 1.9

Durable goods

116 161 140 1.5 2.1 1.8

Nondurable goods

80 117 92 1.7 2.5 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

816 1,316 853 2.9 4.7 3.0

Wholesale trade

95 108 104 1.6 1.8 1.7

Retail trade

506 900 513 3.1 5.5 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

215 308 235 3.7 5.3 4.0

Information

63 74 73 2.3 2.7 2.7

Financial activities

141 164 139 1.7 1.9 1.6

Finance and insurance

94 109 94 1.5 1.7 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

46 55 46 2.1 2.5 2.1

Professional and business services

929 1,084 993 4.5 5.1 4.7

Education and health services

465 567 477 2.0 2.4 2.0

Educational services

37 63 52 1.0 1.6 1.4

Health care and social assistance

428 504 425 2.2 2.6 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

741 859 753 4.8 5.5 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 114 103 5.4 5.3 4.9

Accommodation and food services

629 745 650 4.7 5.5 4.8

Other services

115 159 140 2.0 2.7 2.4

Government

194 299 217 0.9 1.3 1.0

Federal

37 51 28 1.3 1.8 1.0

State and local

157 247 189 0.8 1.2 1.0

State and local education

69 117 88 0.6 1.1 0.8

State and local, excluding education

88 131 101 1.0 1.4 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

658 715 582 2.4 2.6 2.1

South

1,508 2,073 1,692 2.8 3.8 3.1

Midwest

861 1,094 900 2.6 3.3 2.7

West

879 1,208 918 2.6 3.6 2.7

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: February 06, 2018