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.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

4,521 5,226 4,408 3.2 3.6 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,262 4,908 4,152 3.6 4.1 3.4

Mining and logging

17 35 32 2.4 5.4 4.8

Construction

298 356 315 4.8 5.6 4.9

Manufacturing

252 322 270 2.0 2.6 2.2

Durable goods

153 180 138 2.0 2.3 1.8

Nondurable goods

99 142 132 2.2 3.1 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

895 862 848 3.3 3.2 3.1

Wholesale trade

124 154 119 2.1 2.6 2.0

Retail trade

636 520 592 4.1 3.3 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

135 188 138 2.5 3.4 2.5

Information

66 94 70 2.4 3.5 2.5

Financial activities

190 245 151 2.3 2.9 1.8

Finance and insurance

138 170 101 2.3 2.7 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

52 75 50 2.5 3.5 2.4

Professional and business services

969 1,239 954 4.9 6.2 4.7

Education and health services

543 675 520 2.4 3.0 2.3

Educational services

85 75 63 2.3 2.2 1.7

Health care and social assistance

458 600 457 2.4 3.1 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

869 848 797 5.8 5.6 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

98 109 98 5.0 5.5 4.9

Accommodation and food services

770 740 699 6.0 5.7 5.3

Other services

164 230 194 2.9 4.1 3.4

Government

259 318 256 1.2 1.4 1.1

Federal

35 43 25 1.3 1.5 0.9

State and local

225 275 231 1.1 1.4 1.2

State and local education

109 153 117 1.0 1.5 1.1

State and local, excluding education

116 122 114 1.3 1.4 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

642 825 676 2.4 3.1 2.5

South

1,823 2,139 1,815 3.5 4.1 3.5

Midwest

1,014 1,074 909 3.2 3.4 2.8

West

1,043 1,188 1,008 3.2 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 11, 2017