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)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

3,271 4,634 3,667 2.4 3.3 2.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,098 4,396 3,465 2.7 3.7 2.9

Mining and logging

20 28 22 2.3 3.0 2.3

Construction

149 228 228 2.6 3.7 3.8

Manufacturing

164 215 178 1.4 1.8 1.5

Durable goods

96 130 106 1.3 1.7 1.4

Nondurable goods

68 84 71 1.5 1.9 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

783 1,388 849 2.9 5.1 3.1

Wholesale trade

85 117 120 1.5 2.0 2.0

Retail trade

549 1,030 576 3.5 6.5 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

149 242 153 2.8 4.6 2.8

Information

51 69 56 1.9 2.5 2.1

Financial activities

130 198 171 1.6 2.5 2.1

Finance and insurance

84 138 129 1.4 2.3 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

46 60 42 2.3 2.9 2.0

Professional and business services

751 922 793 4.0 4.7 4.0

Education and health services

379 453 425 1.8 2.1 1.9

Educational services

41 38 41 1.2 1.1 1.1

Health care and social assistance

338 415 384 1.9 2.3 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

539 742 624 3.8 5.1 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

87 112 91 4.6 5.7 4.7

Accommodation and food services

452 630 532 3.7 5.0 4.2

Other services

131 153 120 2.4 2.8 2.2

Government

173 239 202 0.8 1.1 0.9

Federal

24 42 23 0.9 1.6 0.8

State and local

150 196 179 0.8 1.0 0.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

504 697 590 1.9 2.6 2.2

South

1,262 1,820 1,471 2.5 3.5 2.9

Midwest

735 1,139 811 2.4 3.6 2.5

West

771 978 794 2.5 3.1 2.5

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: February 10, 2015