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) Rates(2)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

5,071 5,401 5,125 5,510 5,290 5,092 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,730 5,042 4,789 5,154 4,912 4,743 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.2 4.0 3.9

Mining and logging

25 33 26 23 26 23 3.0 4.3 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.2

Construction

335 322 305 341 346 339 5.2 4.9 4.6 5.1 5.2 5.1

Manufacturing

254 274 274 276 251 273 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2

Durable goods

145 163 168 163 145 156 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

109 112 106 113 106 117 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,040 1,087 1,062 1,182 1,094 1,018 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.3 4.0 3.7

Wholesale trade

128 128 137 147 164 150 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.5

Retail trade

720 760 765 856 769 713 4.6 4.8 4.8 5.4 4.8 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

191 199 161 178 161 156 3.6 3.7 3.0 3.3 3.0 2.9

Information

78 72 84 80 74 80 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.9

Financial activities

211 217 229 234 218 202 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4

Finance and insurance

145 142 164 164 135 131 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.2 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 75 65 70 83 71 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.3 3.9 3.4

Professional and business services

1,066 1,175 1,080 1,110 1,071 1,038 5.5 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.2

Education and health services

594 641 579 651 615 612 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.9 2.7 2.7

Educational services

73 84 60 101 82 94 2.1 2.4 1.7 2.9 2.3 2.7

Health care and social assistance

521 557 519 550 534 519 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

929 1,024 967 1,062 1,001 957 6.2 6.7 6.3 6.9 6.5 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

142 151 157 152 150 120 6.6 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.7 5.4

Accommodation and food services

788 873 810 909 852 837 6.1 6.6 6.1 6.9 6.4 6.3

Other services

197 198 183 195 215 201 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.8 3.5

Government

341 359 335 357 379 348 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6

Federal

39 45 41 43 40 34 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.2

State and local

302 314 295 313 339 314 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.6

State and local education

143 165 162 152 174 161 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6

State and local, excluding education

158 149 133 161 165 154 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

771 827 795 850 829 815 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1

South

1,976 2,109 1,851 2,083 2,069 1,995 3.8 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.8

Midwest

1,183 1,249 1,259 1,276 1,254 1,085 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.4

West

1,140 1,216 1,220 1,302 1,138 1,196 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.7

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: June 08, 2016