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)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

5,894 5,999 6,017 4.1 4.1 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,225 5,622 5,454 4.2 4.5 4.4

Mining and logging

31 37 39 4.6 5.1 5.4

Construction

334 416 391 4.8 5.8 5.4

Manufacturing

291 396 387 2.3 3.2 3.1

Durable goods

154 224 232 2.0 2.9 3.0

Nondurable goods

137 172 155 2.9 3.6 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,120 1,032 1,038 4.1 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade

167 166 147 2.8 2.8 2.5

Retail trade

761 677 694 4.8 4.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

192 189 196 3.5 3.4 3.5

Information

74 83 73 2.7 3.0 2.7

Financial activities

190 230 218 2.3 2.7 2.6

Finance and insurance

131 158 134 2.1 2.5 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

58 72 84 2.6 3.2 3.7

Professional and business services

1,131 1,265 1,164 5.6 6.1 5.6

Education and health services

823 773 836 3.7 3.4 3.7

Educational services

181 109 176 5.6 3.3 5.3

Health care and social assistance

642 664 660 3.4 3.4 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,073 1,106 1,102 6.6 6.6 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

125 183 133 4.9 6.9 5.2

Accommodation and food services

948 923 969 6.9 6.5 6.9

Other services

160 284 206 2.8 4.9 3.5

Government

668 377 562 3.2 1.8 2.7

Federal

39 35 35 1.4 1.2 1.2

State and local

630 343 528 3.4 1.9 2.9

State and local education

458 155 377 5.0 1.8 4.2

State and local, excluding education

171 187 150 1.8 2.0 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

930 988 821 3.5 3.7 3.0

South

2,340 2,283 2,482 4.4 4.3 4.6

Midwest

1,310 1,353 1,337 4.1 4.2 4.1

West

1,314 1,375 1,376 4.0 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.
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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2017