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)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)

Total

5,916 6,500 6,125 4.0 4.3 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,546 6,065 5,744 4.4 4.7 4.5

Mining and logging

37 48 43 5.3 6.4 5.7

Construction

415 416 446 5.8 5.6 5.9

Manufacturing

371 448 434 3.0 3.5 3.4

Durable goods

204 251 253 2.6 3.1 3.2

Nondurable goods

167 197 181 3.5 4.1 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,025 1,136 1,137 3.7 4.1 4.1

Wholesale trade

159 155 153 2.7 2.6 2.5

Retail trade

678 764 786 4.3 4.8 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

188 216 197 3.3 3.7 3.4

Information

85 88 82 3.0 3.2 3.0

Financial activities

231 288 235 2.7 3.3 2.7

Finance and insurance

162 196 151 2.6 3.1 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 92 84 3.1 4.0 3.6

Professional and business services

1,259 1,253 1,211 6.1 5.9 5.7

Education and health services

762 799 784 3.3 3.4 3.4

Educational services

108 109 108 3.2 3.1 3.2

Health care and social assistance

654 689 676 3.3 3.5 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,100 1,312 1,151 6.5 7.7 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

184 282 144 6.8 10.6 5.3

Accommodation and food services

916 1,029 1,007 6.5 7.2 7.0

Other services

263 278 220 4.5 4.7 3.7

Government

369 435 381 1.8 2.0 1.8

Federal

28 39 37 1.0 1.4 1.3

State and local

342 396 344 1.9 2.0 1.9

State and local education

158 131 164 1.8 1.3 1.9

State and local, excluding education

183 265 181 1.9 2.8 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

984 1,106 1,048 3.7 4.0 3.8

South

2,256 2,472 2,449 4.2 4.5 4.5

Midwest

1,327 1,468 1,333 4.1 4.4 4.1

West

1,348 1,454 1,295 4.0 4.2 3.8

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: September 11, 2018