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)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

5,135 5,434 5,095 3.8 3.9 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,617 5,120 4,592 4.0 4.3 3.9

Mining and logging

27 44 32 3.0 4.7 3.4

Construction

288 455 286 4.7 7.2 4.5

Manufacturing

269 295 245 2.2 2.4 2.0

Durable goods

152 172 141 2.0 2.2 1.8

Nondurable goods

116 123 104 2.6 2.7 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,017 1,113 1,034 3.9 4.2 3.9

Wholesale trade

122 166 156 2.1 2.8 2.6

Retail trade

729 756 715 4.8 4.9 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

166 191 163 3.3 3.7 3.2

Information

70 82 74 2.6 3.1 2.8

Financial activities

209 212 216 2.6 2.6 2.7

Finance and insurance

137 142 130 2.3 2.4 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 71 85 3.5 3.4 4.1

Professional and business services

1,003 1,078 1,019 5.3 5.6 5.2

Education and health services

739 647 646 3.5 3.1 3.0

Educational services

172 94 122 5.6 3.0 3.9

Health care and social assistance

567 553 524 3.2 3.1 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

812 930 874 5.4 6.1 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

98 141 105 4.3 5.9 4.5

Accommodation and food services

713 789 769 5.6 6.1 5.9

Other services

183 263 166 3.3 4.7 3.0

Government

518 314 503 2.5 1.5 2.4

Federal

27 27 28 1.0 1.0 1.0

State and local

491 287 476 2.7 1.6 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

754 934 710 3.0 3.6 2.7

South

2,082 2,093 2,042 4.2 4.2 4.0

Midwest

1,207 1,193 1,150 3.9 3.8 3.7

West

1,092 1,214 1,194 3.6 3.9 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: October 07, 2014