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)
Feb.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)
Feb.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)

Total

4,352 5,355 4,582 3.0 3.7 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,090 5,058 4,321 3.4 4.1 3.5

Mining and logging

30 37 30 4.6 5.4 4.3

Construction

309 325 306 4.7 4.9 4.5

Manufacturing

258 378 336 2.1 3.0 2.7

Durable goods

135 231 193 1.8 3.0 2.5

Nondurable goods

123 146 143 2.7 3.1 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

862 929 866 3.2 3.4 3.2

Wholesale trade

122 169 123 2.1 2.9 2.1

Retail trade

591 568 586 3.8 3.6 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

149 192 158 2.7 3.3 2.7

Information

67 92 68 2.4 3.4 2.5

Financial activities

154 249 189 1.8 2.9 2.2

Finance and insurance

106 172 134 1.7 2.7 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

48 76 55 2.3 3.5 2.5

Professional and business services

904 1,255 1,022 4.5 6.2 5.0

Education and health services

526 737 536 2.3 3.2 2.3

Educational services

67 113 53 1.8 3.1 1.4

Health care and social assistance

459 625 483 2.4 3.2 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

803 861 828 5.3 5.6 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 119 105 5.1 5.7 4.9

Accommodation and food services

697 742 724 5.3 5.5 5.4

Other services

178 195 139 3.1 3.4 2.4

Government

262 298 261 1.2 1.3 1.2

Federal

30 35 29 1.1 1.2 1.0

State and local

232 263 232 1.2 1.4 1.2

State and local education

117 141 117 1.1 1.4 1.1

State and local, excluding education

115 122 115 1.3 1.4 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

668 736 614 2.5 2.7 2.3

South

1,830 2,312 1,928 3.5 4.4 3.6

Midwest

905 1,106 993 2.8 3.4 3.1

West

949 1,201 1,047 2.9 3.6 3.1

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: April 13, 2018