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)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

4,922 3,905 5,236 3.5 2.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,603 3,711 4,942 3.9 3.0 4.1

Mining and logging

29 15 34 4.0 2.2 5.1

Construction

267 231 344 4.3 3.5 5.4

Manufacturing

295 196 310 2.4 1.6 2.5

Durable goods

183 116 183 2.4 1.5 2.4

Nondurable goods

112 80 127 2.5 1.7 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

886 816 869 3.3 2.9 3.2

Wholesale trade

148 95 148 2.5 1.6 2.5

Retail trade

579 506 527 3.7 3.1 3.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

159 215 193 2.9 3.7 3.5

Information

96 63 98 3.5 2.3 3.6

Financial activities

236 141 264 2.9 1.7 3.2

Finance and insurance

165 94 189 2.7 1.5 3.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 46 75 3.4 2.1 3.5

Professional and business services

1,229 929 1,255 6.3 4.5 6.3

Education and health services

617 465 682 2.8 2.0 3.0

Educational services

78 37 71 2.3 1.0 2.1

Health care and social assistance

539 428 611 2.9 2.2 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

778 741 860 5.3 4.8 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

114 112 114 5.8 5.4 5.7

Accommodation and food services

664 629 746 5.2 4.7 5.7

Other services

170 115 228 3.0 2.0 4.0

Government

319 194 294 1.4 0.9 1.3

Federal

37 37 41 1.3 1.3 1.5

State and local

282 157 253 1.5 0.8 1.3

State and local education

163 69 134 1.6 0.6 1.3

State and local, excluding education

119 88 119 1.3 1.0 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

727 658 825 2.8 2.4 3.1

South

1,889 1,508 2,117 3.7 2.8 4.1

Midwest

1,127 861 1,079 3.6 2.6 3.4

West

1,179 879 1,216 3.7 2.6 3.7

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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