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.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

4,103 5,332 4,370 2.8 3.5 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,899 5,038 4,163 3.1 3.9 3.2

Mining and logging

19 27 25 2.7 3.6 3.3

Construction

177 280 219 2.5 3.8 3.0

Manufacturing

228 305 229 1.8 2.4 1.8

Durable goods

136 169 122 1.7 2.1 1.5

Nondurable goods

92 136 107 1.9 2.8 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

872 1,453 982 3.1 5.1 3.4

Wholesale trade

107 147 111 1.8 2.4 1.8

Retail trade

512 931 632 3.1 5.7 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

253 375 239 4.2 6.1 3.8

Information

67 87 55 2.4 3.1 2.0

Financial activities

133 176 134 1.6 2.0 1.6

Finance and insurance

90 112 89 1.4 1.8 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

42 65 46 1.9 2.9 2.0

Professional and business services

1,018 977 990 4.9 4.6 4.6

Education and health services

478 631 604 2.0 2.6 2.5

Educational services

55 72 68 1.4 1.8 1.8

Health care and social assistance

423 559 536 2.1 2.8 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

748 909 793 4.7 5.6 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

102 117 100 4.7 5.3 4.5

Accommodation and food services

646 792 693 4.7 5.7 5.0

Other services

159 194 130 2.7 3.3 2.2

Government

204 293 208 0.9 1.3 0.9

Federal

16 48 29 0.6 1.7 1.0

State and local

188 245 178 0.9 1.2 0.9

State and local education

88 121 82 0.8 1.1 0.8

State and local, excluding education

101 124 96 1.1 1.4 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

587 766 602 2.1 2.8 2.2

South

1,684 2,185 1,749 3.1 4.0 3.2

Midwest

873 1,156 1,047 2.7 3.5 3.1

West

960 1,225 972 2.8 3.5 2.8

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019