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)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

5,756 5,496 5,595 4.0 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,391 5,218 5,225 4.5 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging

21 25 20 2.5 3.7 3.0

Construction

407 460 380 6.3 7.0 5.7

Manufacturing

281 283 300 2.3 2.3 2.4

Durable goods

164 166 180 2.1 2.2 2.3

Nondurable goods

117 117 119 2.6 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,185 1,046 1,068 4.4 3.9 3.9

Wholesale trade

143 176 145 2.4 3.0 2.5

Retail trade

853 709 773 5.5 4.5 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

189 161 149 3.5 3.0 2.8

Information

87 91 71 3.2 3.3 2.5

Financial activities

215 222 212 2.7 2.7 2.6

Finance and insurance

147 134 146 2.5 2.2 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

68 88 65 3.3 4.2 3.1

Professional and business services

1,128 1,180 1,064 5.8 5.9 5.3

Education and health services

581 591 619 2.6 2.6 2.7

Educational services

51 65 76 1.5 1.8 2.1

Health care and social assistance

530 525 543 2.9 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,242 1,124 1,268 8.1 7.3 8.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

276 175 242 12.2 8.1 10.5

Accommodation and food services

967 948 1,026 7.4 7.2 7.6

Other services

244 196 224 4.3 3.5 3.9

Government

365 278 370 1.6 1.2 1.6

Federal

54 34 54 1.9 1.2 1.9

State and local

311 244 316 1.6 1.2 1.6

State and local education

93 79 99 0.9 0.7 0.9

State and local, excluding education

218 165 217 2.4 1.8 2.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

924 895 885 3.5 3.3 3.3

South

2,250 2,089 2,028 4.3 4.0 3.9

Midwest

1,375 1,233 1,361 4.3 3.8 4.2

West

1,208 1,280 1,321 3.7 3.9 4.0

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: July 12, 2016