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.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

3,919 4,823 3,809 2.7 3.3 2.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,697 4,544 3,614 3.0 3.7 2.9

Mining and logging

22 27 16 2.8 3.9 2.3

Construction

183 254 224 2.8 3.7 3.4

Manufacturing

183 233 189 1.5 1.9 1.5

Durable goods

109 138 109 1.4 1.8 1.4

Nondurable goods

74 95 79 1.6 2.1 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

874 1,316 812 3.1 4.7 2.9

Wholesale trade

94 97 95 1.6 1.6 1.6

Retail trade

577 909 499 3.5 5.5 3.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

203 309 218 3.6 5.5 3.8

Information

57 69 63 2.0 2.5 2.3

Financial activities

160 153 131 2.0 1.8 1.6

Finance and insurance

106 99 89 1.7 1.6 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

54 54 42 2.6 2.5 1.9

Professional and business services

894 928 860 4.5 4.5 4.2

Education and health services

469 527 471 2.1 2.3 2.0

Educational services

42 48 38 1.2 1.3 1.0

Health care and social assistance

427 479 433 2.3 2.5 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

722 869 731 4.8 5.7 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

103 106 128 5.1 5.1 6.2

Accommodation and food services

619 763 604 4.8 5.8 4.6

Other services

133 167 118 2.4 2.9 2.1

Government

222 280 195 1.0 1.2 0.9

Federal

37 53 36 1.3 1.9 1.3

State and local

184 227 159 0.9 1.1 0.8

State and local education

86 92 68 0.8 0.9 0.6

State and local, excluding education

99 135 91 1.1 1.5 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

609 755 616 2.3 2.8 2.3

South

1,524 1,825 1,503 2.9 3.4 2.8

Midwest

900 1,113 832 2.8 3.4 2.5

West

886 1,130 858 2.7 3.4 2.6

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: February 07, 2017