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)
Jan.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)
Jan.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)

Total

5,250 4,210 5,514 3.6 2.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,959 3,991 5,180 4.0 3.1 4.1

Mining and logging

38 27 41 5.5 3.6 5.5

Construction

326 221 395 4.8 3.0 5.6

Manufacturing

380 233 371 3.0 1.8 2.9

Durable goods

234 123 202 3.0 1.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

146 110 168 3.1 2.3 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

946 953 936 3.5 3.3 3.4

Wholesale trade

160 113 144 2.8 1.9 2.5

Retail trade

583 612 575 3.7 3.8 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

204 228 217 3.5 3.6 3.6

Information

102 60 93 3.7 2.1 3.3

Financial activities

252 138 221 3.0 1.6 2.6

Finance and insurance

180 96 137 2.9 1.5 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

72 42 84 3.3 1.9 3.7

Professional and business services

1,142 938 1,175 5.6 4.4 5.6

Education and health services

725 515 767 3.1 2.1 3.2

Educational services

105 68 103 2.9 1.8 2.8

Health care and social assistance

619 447 664 3.1 2.2 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

845 770 938 5.5 4.8 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

120 101 127 5.7 4.5 5.8

Accommodation and food services

725 668 811 5.4 4.8 5.9

Other services

204 135 245 3.6 2.3 4.2

Government

291 219 333 1.3 1.0 1.5

Federal

29 27 33 1.0 1.0 1.2

State and local

262 192 300 1.3 1.0 1.5

State and local education

145 95 163 1.4 0.9 1.6

State and local, excluding education

118 97 138 1.3 1.1 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

763 640 779 2.9 2.3 2.9

South

2,214 1,650 2,360 4.2 3.0 4.4

Midwest

1,095 949 1,159 3.4 2.9 3.6

West

1,178 971 1,216 3.5 2.8 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: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019