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)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

4,825 4,541 4,965 3.4 3.2 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,575 4,282 4,681 3.9 3.6 3.9

Mining and logging

25 19 26 3.0 2.7 3.7

Construction

311 285 347 5.1 4.6 5.5

Manufacturing

254 242 243 2.1 2.0 2.0

Durable goods

151 147 144 1.9 1.9 1.9

Nondurable goods

103 96 99 2.3 2.1 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,072 905 1,032 4.1 3.4 3.8

Wholesale trade

162 128 170 2.8 2.2 2.9

Retail trade

748 649 737 4.9 4.2 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

162 129 125 3.1 2.4 2.3

Information

68 65 61 2.5 2.3 2.2

Financial activities

179 190 200 2.2 2.3 2.4

Finance and insurance

127 138 123 2.1 2.3 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

52 52 77 2.5 2.5 3.7

Professional and business services

1,019 984 1,013 5.3 5.0 5.1

Education and health services

518 551 541 2.4 2.4 2.4

Educational services

49 85 51 1.3 2.3 1.4

Health care and social assistance

469 467 490 2.6 2.5 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

938 875 1,012 6.4 5.9 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

155 100 150 7.8 5.0 7.3

Accommodation and food services

782 775 862 6.2 6.1 6.6

Other services

192 165 207 3.4 2.9 3.7

Government

250 259 284 1.1 1.2 1.3

Federal

37 33 39 1.4 1.2 1.4

State and local

213 226 245 1.1 1.2 1.2

State and local education

73 110 99 0.7 1.0 0.9

State and local, excluding education

140 116 146 1.6 1.3 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

739 632 756 2.8 2.4 2.8

South

1,906 1,795 1,982 3.7 3.5 3.8

Midwest

1,109 1,012 1,191 3.5 3.2 3.7

West

1,072 1,101 1,037 3.4 3.4 3.2

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: May 10, 2016