Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

5,862 5,829 5,695 5,697 5,991 5,725 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,510 5,434 5,333 5,345 5,613 5,351 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.2

Mining and logging

45 35 35 39 28 25 6.2 4.6 4.6 5.2 3.7 3.4

Construction

397 433 367 364 420 403 5.5 5.8 4.9 4.9 5.6 5.4

Manufacturing

374 377 351 357 367 345 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.7

Durable goods

214 190 192 190 212 201 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

160 187 159 167 155 144 3.4 3.9 3.3 3.5 3.2 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,133 1,127 1,143 1,094 1,146 1,161 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.2

Wholesale trade

137 138 147 134 156 164 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.8

Retail trade

753 748 744 725 756 770 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.8 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

243 241 252 235 234 227 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7

Information

103 82 85 95 87 96 3.6 2.9 3.0 3.4 3.1 3.4

Financial activities

219 192 197 191 235 206 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.4

Finance and insurance

143 112 133 131 144 129 2.3 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

76 80 64 60 91 78 3.4 3.5 2.8 2.6 3.9 3.3

Professional and business services

1,175 1,120 1,175 1,173 1,253 1,124 5.6 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.9 5.2

Education and health services

679 724 715 720 726 682 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8

Educational services

99 113 99 93 108 102 2.7 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.9 2.7

Health care and social assistance

581 611 617 627 618 579 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,114 1,116 1,079 1,106 1,129 1,096 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

194 181 178 171 161 176 8.1 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.5 7.1

Accommodation and food services

921 935 901 935 968 920 6.6 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.5

Other services

270 228 186 205 223 213 4.6 3.9 3.2 3.5 3.8 3.6

Government

352 395 362 352 379 373 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

Federal

27 35 36 39 38 33 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2

State and local

325 360 326 313 340 340 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7

State and local education

157 184 169 170 171 178 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7

State and local, excluding education

169 176 157 144 170 162 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

914 879 884 895 944 950 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.4

South

2,302 2,334 2,360 2,342 2,368 2,268 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1

Midwest

1,344 1,300 1,258 1,195 1,304 1,226 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.7

West

1,302 1,316 1,193 1,265 1,374 1,281 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.7

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 09, 2019