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)
May
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)
May
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)

Total

6,099 5,961 6,449 4.2 4.0 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,737 5,694 6,086 4.6 4.5 4.8

Mining and logging

39 43 45 5.7 6.0 6.2

Construction

473 479 499 6.8 6.8 6.9

Manufacturing

372 377 386 3.0 3.0 3.0

Durable goods

212 227 230 2.7 2.9 2.9

Nondurable goods

160 150 155 3.4 3.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,124 1,106 1,178 4.1 4.0 4.3

Wholesale trade

134 139 133 2.3 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

795 766 821 5.0 4.9 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

194 201 224 3.4 3.5 3.8

Information

77 84 95 2.7 3.0 3.4

Financial activities

247 211 220 2.9 2.5 2.6

Finance and insurance

161 126 137 2.6 2.0 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

86 85 82 4.0 3.9 3.7

Professional and business services

1,198 1,258 1,267 5.9 6.0 6.1

Education and health services

653 664 721 2.8 2.8 3.1

Educational services

77 72 82 2.1 1.9 2.2

Health care and social assistance

576 591 639 3.0 3.0 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,256 1,231 1,361 7.7 7.6 8.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

261 244 259 10.8 10.7 10.6

Accommodation and food services

995 987 1,102 7.2 7.1 7.8

Other services

300 241 314 5.2 4.1 5.3

Government

- - - - - -

Federal

- - - - - -

State and local

318 233 334 1.6 1.2 1.7

State and local education

93 82 93 0.9 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

225 151 241 2.5 1.7 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,091 889 951 4.0 3.3 3.5

South

2,307 2,339 2,494 4.3 4.3 4.6

Midwest

1,403 1,333 1,602 4.3 4.1 4.9

West

1,299 1,399 1,402 3.8 4.1 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

-Data not available

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Last Modified Date: July 10, 2018