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
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

6,520 6,423 6,331 4.4 4.3 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,142 6,124 5,939 4.9 4.8 4.6

Mining and logging

49 32 26 6.7 4.2 3.4

Construction

514 593 526 7.0 8.0 7.0

Manufacturing

410 375 379 3.2 2.9 3.0

Durable goods

239 217 227 3.0 2.7 2.8

Nondurable goods

172 158 152 3.6 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,172 1,134 1,205 4.3 4.1 4.4

Wholesale trade

133 163 165 2.3 2.8 2.8

Retail trade

814 768 837 5.2 4.9 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

225 203 203 3.8 3.4 3.4

Information

103 84 102 3.7 3.0 3.6

Financial activities

248 253 236 2.9 2.9 2.7

Finance and insurance

159 142 142 2.5 2.2 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

89 112 94 4.0 4.9 4.1

Professional and business services

1,238 1,381 1,185 5.9 6.5 5.5

Education and health services

651 712 633 2.8 2.9 2.6

Educational services

79 81 80 2.1 2.1 2.1

Health care and social assistance

572 630 553 2.9 3.1 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,399 1,313 1,367 8.5 7.9 8.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

306 228 281 12.4 9.5 11.1

Accommodation and food services

1,093 1,084 1,085 7.8 7.7 7.5

Other services

357 247 280 6.1 4.2 4.7

Government

377 299 392 1.7 1.3 1.7

Federal

34 37 39 1.2 1.3 1.4

State and local

344 262 353 1.7 1.3 1.8

State and local education

104 88 116 1.0 0.8 1.1

State and local, excluding education

240 174 237 2.6 1.9 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,047 1,042 1,118 3.8 3.8 4.0

South

2,448 2,479 2,396 4.5 4.5 4.3

Midwest

1,629 1,431 1,452 5.0 4.3 4.4

West

1,396 1,470 1,365 4.0 4.2 3.9

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