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)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

5,026 5,065 5,081 5,080 5,168 5,197 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,714 4,709 4,737 4,750 4,821 4,852 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0

Construction

326 300 332 317 319 359 5.2 4.7 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.5

Manufacturing

269 265 267 282 265 274 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

158 161 166 176 150 154 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.3 1.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

111 104 102 106 115 119 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,123 1,122 1,081 1,059 1,065 1,080 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0

Retail trade

774 778 759 734 749 754 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8

Professional and business services

968 1,003 986 1,036 1,050 999 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.0

Education and health services(6)

578 589 589 603 631 639 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9

Health care and social assistance

512 507 511 525 549 545 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

908 927 998 951 980 1,013 6.1 6.1 6.6 6.2 6.4 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

135 120 138 131 156 129 6.3 5.6 6.4 6.0 7.1 5.9

Accommodation and food services

774 808 860 820 825 884 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.7

Government(7)

312 356 344 330 348 345 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local

268 312 308 297 308 304 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

761 791 847 807 840 845 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.2

South

1,987 2,053 2,016 2,047 1,966 1,953 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8

Midwest

1,217 1,078 1,082 1,120 1,172 1,190 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.7

West

1,061 1,142 1,137 1,107 1,191 1,210 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.8

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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