Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

4,805 4,994 5,011 5,088 5,034 5,000 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,517 4,679 4,700 4,759 4,698 4,668 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9

Construction

323 353 326 307 345 322 5.3 5.6 5.1 4.8 5.4 5.0

Manufacturing

241 259 259 257 252 240 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9

Durable goods

152 157 154 152 144 142 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8

Nondurable goods

89 102 105 105 109 98 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,080 1,080 1,042 1,105 1,039 1,073 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9 4.0

Retail trade

754 760 714 756 722 749 4.9 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.8

Professional and business services

955 1,003 1,033 1,073 1,040 1,010 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.3 5.1

Education and health services(6)

550 563 619 591 598 607 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8

Health care and social assistance

479 499 527 518 517 516 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

879 901 919 928 907 927 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

154 144 147 152 130 151 7.3 6.7 6.9 7.1 6.0 7.0

Accommodation and food services

725 757 772 776 777 776 5.8 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

Government(7)

288 315 311 329 336 331 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local

258 280 278 294 300 291 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

733 719 820 784 770 810 2.8 2.7 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.1

South

1,881 1,986 1,881 1,947 1,944 1,905 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7

Midwest

1,139 1,182 1,179 1,215 1,214 1,161 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6

West

1,052 1,108 1,131 1,142 1,107 1,124 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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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