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)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

5,531 4,994 5,483 3.9 3.5 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,257 4,708 5,212 4.4 3.9 4.3

Mining and logging

30 26 27 3.6 3.7 3.9

Construction

442 350 456 7.0 5.5 6.9

Manufacturing

267 244 287 2.2 2.0 2.3

Durable goods

156 145 169 2.0 1.9 2.2

Nondurable goods

111 99 119 2.5 2.2 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,067 1,052 1,027 4.0 3.9 3.8

Wholesale trade

147 169 176 2.5 2.9 3.0

Retail trade

736 750 709 4.8 4.8 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

184 133 141 3.5 2.5 2.6

Information

81 62 84 2.9 2.2 3.0

Financial activities

233 199 220 2.9 2.4 2.7

Finance and insurance

152 120 133 2.5 2.0 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

81 79 87 3.9 3.8 4.2

Professional and business services

1,226 1,031 1,186 6.3 5.2 5.9

Education and health services

592 535 597 2.7 2.4 2.6

Educational services

48 52 64 1.3 1.4 1.7

Health care and social assistance

544 483 533 2.9 2.5 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,116 1,004 1,119 7.5 6.7 7.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

202 151 165 9.7 7.3 7.6

Accommodation and food services

914 853 954 7.1 6.6 7.2

Other services

205 204 209 3.7 3.6 3.7

Government

274 286 270 1.2 1.3 1.2

Federal

39 39 31 1.4 1.4 1.1

State and local

235 247 239 1.2 1.3 1.2

State and local education

76 99 85 0.7 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

159 148 154 1.8 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

846 763 887 3.2 2.9 3.3

South

2,114 1,973 2,107 4.1 3.8 4.0

Midwest

1,388 1,207 1,244 4.4 3.8 3.9

West

1,183 1,050 1,245 3.7 3.2 3.8

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