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.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

4,974 4,349 4,952 3.5 3.0 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,687 4,096 4,701 3.9 3.4 3.8

Mining and logging

24 32 30 3.6 4.7 4.5

Construction

354 317 364 5.5 4.9 5.5

Manufacturing

250 261 313 2.0 2.1 2.5

Durable goods

151 138 173 2.0 1.8 2.2

Nondurable goods

99 123 140 2.2 2.7 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,043 851 1,006 3.9 3.2 3.7

Wholesale trade

165 123 132 2.8 2.1 2.2

Retail trade

732 591 718 4.7 3.8 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

146 136 157 2.7 2.5 2.8

Information

64 61 66 2.3 2.2 2.4

Financial activities

205 152 203 2.5 1.8 2.4

Finance and insurance

126 101 127 2.1 1.6 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

80 50 76 3.8 2.4 3.5

Professional and business services

1,030 931 933 5.2 4.6 4.6

Education and health services

551 521 603 2.4 2.3 2.6

Educational services

59 64 60 1.6 1.7 1.6

Health care and social assistance

492 457 543 2.6 2.4 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,008 793 1,007 6.7 5.2 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

149 100 116 7.2 4.9 5.6

Accommodation and food services

859 693 890 6.6 5.3 6.7

Other services

158 178 176 2.8 3.1 3.1

Government

287 254 251 1.3 1.1 1.1

Federal

41 27 32 1.5 0.9 1.1

State and local

246 227 220 1.2 1.1 1.1

State and local education

96 113 79 0.9 1.0 0.7

State and local, excluding education

150 114 140 1.7 1.3 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

765 668 814 2.9 2.5 3.0

South

1,989 1,834 1,936 3.8 3.5 3.7

Midwest

1,155 882 1,052 3.6 2.7 3.3

West

1,066 965 1,151 3.3 2.9 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.
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Last Modified Date: May 09, 2017