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)
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)

Total

5,451 6,610 5,853 3.7 4.4 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,033 5,937 5,395 4.0 4.6 4.2

Mining and logging

25 47 42 3.6 6.2 5.5

Construction

361 370 355 5.0 4.9 4.7

Manufacturing

343 406 334 2.7 3.2 2.6

Durable goods

194 218 188 2.5 2.7 2.4

Nondurable goods

149 187 145 3.1 3.9 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,046 1,267 1,160 3.8 4.6 4.2

Wholesale trade

135 167 144 2.3 2.8 2.4

Retail trade

676 864 782 4.3 5.4 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

235 236 235 4.1 4.0 4.0

Information

79 77 78 2.9 2.7 2.8

Financial activities

177 226 202 2.1 2.6 2.3

Finance and insurance

115 145 129 1.8 2.3 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 82 73 2.8 3.5 3.2

Professional and business services

1,134 1,288 1,174 5.5 6.1 5.5

Education and health services

713 911 820 3.1 3.9 3.5

Educational services

153 180 160 4.2 5.2 4.3

Health care and social assistance

560 731 660 2.9 3.7 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

968 1,127 1,045 6.0 6.6 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

132 143 135 5.6 5.4 5.6

Accommodation and food services

835 984 910 6.0 6.8 6.4

Other services

186 219 184 3.2 3.7 3.1

Government

418 674 458 1.9 3.1 2.0

Federal

27 34 34 0.9 1.2 1.2

State and local

391 640 424 2.0 3.4 2.2

State and local education

241 492 300 2.3 5.3 2.9

State and local, excluding education

150 148 124 1.6 1.6 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

906 939 884 3.3 3.4 3.2

South

2,117 2,745 2,409 3.9 5.0 4.4

Midwest

1,169 1,466 1,349 3.6 4.4 4.1

West

1,259 1,461 1,211 3.7 4.2 3.5

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: November 06, 2018