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)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

5,529 5,411 5,930 3.8 3.7 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,223 4,986 5,618 4.2 4.0 4.5

Mining and logging

31 27 35 4.5 3.7 4.9

Construction

344 356 380 5.0 5.0 5.3

Manufacturing

285 341 351 2.3 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

156 192 196 2.0 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

129 149 155 2.8 3.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,342 1,063 1,299 4.9 3.9 4.7

Wholesale trade

133 141 171 2.3 2.4 2.9

Retail trade

957 688 880 6.0 4.4 5.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

252 234 248 4.5 4.1 4.3

Information

77 76 79 2.8 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

184 177 251 2.2 2.1 3.0

Finance and insurance

111 113 160 1.8 1.8 2.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

73 64 91 3.4 2.9 4.1

Professional and business services

1,151 1,109 1,214 5.6 5.3 5.8

Education and health services

700 711 750 3.0 3.1 3.2

Educational services

75 153 93 2.0 4.2 2.4

Health care and social assistance

625 558 657 3.3 2.9 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

935 938 1,019 6.0 5.8 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

134 133 137 6.1 5.7 6.1

Accommodation and food services

801 805 882 6.0 5.9 6.4

Other services

174 188 239 3.0 3.3 4.1

Government

307 424 312 1.4 1.9 1.4

Federal

39 35 44 1.4 1.3 1.6

State and local

268 389 268 1.3 2.0 1.3

State and local education

114 240 148 1.1 2.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education

154 149 120 1.7 1.6 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

926 905 1,003 3.4 3.3 3.7

South

2,201 2,095 2,401 4.1 3.9 4.5

Midwest

1,178 1,177 1,209 3.6 3.6 3.7

West

1,224 1,233 1,318 3.7 3.7 3.9

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: December 11, 2017