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
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

5,692 5,344 6,032 3.9 3.7 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,295 5,088 5,680 4.3 4.1 4.6

Mining and logging

21 35 38 3.2 5.1 5.4

Construction

396 510 480 5.9 7.6 6.9

Manufacturing

298 324 373 2.4 2.6 3.0

Durable goods

179 173 208 2.3 2.2 2.7

Nondurable goods

119 151 166 2.6 3.3 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,066 919 1,098 3.9 3.4 4.0

Wholesale trade

143 133 138 2.4 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

759 639 784 4.8 4.1 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

164 147 176 3.0 2.6 3.2

Information

70 62 75 2.5 2.3 2.8

Financial activities

206 198 251 2.5 2.4 3.0

Finance and insurance

137 117 165 2.2 1.9 2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 81 86 3.2 3.7 3.9

Professional and business services

1,155 1,129 1,181 5.8 5.5 5.7

Education and health services

615 595 642 2.7 2.6 2.8

Educational services

77 62 90 2.1 1.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

537 533 552 2.8 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,252 1,094 1,209 7.9 6.9 7.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

239 209 221 10.4 9.5 9.4

Accommodation and food services

1,013 884 989 7.5 6.5 7.2

Other services

217 223 334 3.8 3.9 5.8

Government

397 256 352 1.8 1.1 1.6

Federal

62 31 37 2.2 1.1 1.3

State and local

335 225 316 1.7 1.1 1.6

State and local education

104 74 86 1.0 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

231 151 229 2.5 1.7 2.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

875 944 1,064 3.3 3.5 3.9

South

2,100 2,051 2,308 4.0 3.9 4.3

Midwest

1,404 1,202 1,412 4.4 3.7 4.3

West

1,313 1,147 1,249 4.0 3.4 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 11, 2017