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)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)

Total

4,985 4,612 5,074 3.4 3.1 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,729 4,364 4,832 3.9 3.5 3.9

Mining and logging

25 29 38 3.8 4.2 5.3

Construction

362 298 314 5.5 4.4 4.6

Manufacturing

309 337 348 2.5 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

167 192 215 2.2 2.5 2.7

Nondurable goods

142 145 134 3.0 3.1 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,024 888 1,017 3.8 3.2 3.7

Wholesale trade

135 123 143 2.3 2.1 2.4

Retail trade

720 604 695 4.6 3.9 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

168 162 179 3.0 2.8 3.1

Information

70 70 73 2.5 2.5 2.6

Financial activities

198 192 177 2.4 2.3 2.1

Finance and insurance

121 137 109 2.0 2.2 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

76 56 68 3.6 2.6 3.1

Professional and business services

964 1,017 1,101 4.8 5.0 5.4

Education and health services

594 563 573 2.6 2.4 2.4

Educational services

53 67 48 1.4 1.7 1.2

Health care and social assistance

541 495 525 2.8 2.5 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,004 828 999 6.5 5.3 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

123 109 154 5.8 5.2 7.1

Accommodation and food services

881 719 845 6.6 5.3 6.2

Other services

180 141 192 3.1 2.4 3.3

Government

257 248 243 1.1 1.1 1.1

Federal

36 29 35 1.3 1.1 1.3

State and local

221 219 207 1.1 1.1 1.0

State and local education

80 109 80 0.7 1.0 0.7

State and local, excluding education

141 110 127 1.6 1.2 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

776 613 699 2.9 2.3 2.6

South

1,986 1,869 2,044 3.8 3.5 3.8

Midwest

1,113 996 1,182 3.5 3.1 3.6

West

1,110 1,135 1,149 3.3 3.4 3.4

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: May 08, 2018