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)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)

Total

6,116 6,172 6,440 4.2 4.1 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,504 5,780 5,805 4.4 4.5 4.5

Mining and logging

34 42 45 4.9 5.5 5.9

Construction

401 439 360 5.6 5.9 4.8

Manufacturing

395 432 406 3.1 3.4 3.2

Durable goods

227 248 219 2.9 3.1 2.7

Nondurable goods

167 184 188 3.5 3.8 3.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,050 1,133 1,260 3.8 4.1 4.5

Wholesale trade

147 149 166 2.5 2.5 2.8

Retail trade

709 783 859 4.5 4.9 5.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

194 202 235 3.4 3.5 4.0

Information

81 79 71 2.9 2.8 2.6

Financial activities

214 239 224 2.5 2.8 2.6

Finance and insurance

137 155 142 2.2 2.4 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 84 82 3.5 3.7 3.5

Professional and business services

1,187 1,235 1,208 5.7 5.8 5.7

Education and health services

878 802 876 3.8 3.4 3.7

Educational services

201 129 171 6.0 3.8 5.0

Health care and social assistance

677 673 705 3.5 3.4 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,070 1,156 1,131 6.4 6.7 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

135 146 143 5.1 5.4 5.4

Accommodation and food services

935 1,010 988 6.6 7.0 6.8

Other services

193 223 223 3.3 3.8 3.8

Government

612 392 636 2.9 1.9 3.0

Federal

28 34 35 1.0 1.2 1.2

State and local

584 357 601 3.2 2.0 3.2

State and local education

429 171 457 4.7 1.9 5.0

State and local, excluding education

155 187 144 1.7 2.0 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

828 1,074 930 3.1 3.9 3.4

South

2,528 2,441 2,700 4.7 4.5 5.0

Midwest

1,359 1,331 1,398 4.2 4.0 4.2

West

1,400 1,326 1,413 4.1 3.9 4.1

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.
(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: October 16, 2018