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)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

5,341 6,041 5,368 3.7 4.1 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,871 5,444 4,928 4.0 4.3 4.0

Mining and logging

30 37 29 4.4 5.1 4.0

Construction

287 367 343 4.1 5.1 4.8

Manufacturing

289 397 347 2.3 3.2 2.8

Durable goods

165 231 199 2.1 3.0 2.6

Nondurable goods

125 166 148 2.7 3.5 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,117 1,055 1,045 4.1 3.9 3.8

Wholesale trade

142 155 144 2.4 2.6 2.4

Retail trade

754 708 682 4.8 4.5 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

221 192 219 4.0 3.4 3.9

Information

75 81 69 2.7 3.0 2.6

Financial activities

169 219 182 2.0 2.6 2.1

Finance and insurance

111 137 119 1.8 2.2 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

58 82 62 2.7 3.7 2.8

Professional and business services

1,067 1,150 1,073 5.2 5.5 5.1

Education and health services

722 858 748 3.2 3.8 3.2

Educational services

167 197 158 4.7 5.9 4.4

Health care and social assistance

555 662 590 2.9 3.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

925 1,072 922 5.8 6.4 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 131 127 4.9 5.1 5.5

Accommodation and food services

813 941 795 6.0 6.7 5.8

Other services

190 206 170 3.3 3.6 3.0

Government

470 597 440 2.1 2.8 2.0

Federal

37 35 34 1.3 1.2 1.2

State and local

432 562 406 2.2 3.1 2.1

State and local education

289 405 251 2.8 4.5 2.4

State and local, excluding education

144 157 155 1.6 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

944 830 887 3.5 3.1 3.3

South

2,018 2,520 2,079 3.8 4.7 3.9

Midwest

1,150 1,332 1,217 3.6 4.1 3.7

West

1,229 1,360 1,185 3.7 4.1 3.5

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: November 07, 2017