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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)(2) Rates(3)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

4,578 4,742 5,075 5,101 5,054 5,148 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,291 4,450 4,764 4,797 4,742 4,823 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.1

Construction

251 330 284 320 311 393 4.3 5.4 4.7 5.3 5.1 6.4

Manufacturing

253 236 279 276 262 271 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.2

Durable goods

146 139 160 169 155 161 1.9 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

107 97 119 108 107 110 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,003 1,011 1,020 1,135 1,128 1,100 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.2 4.1

Retail trade

734 686 693 778 785 768 4.8 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.1 5.0

Professional and business services

980 1,049 1,168 1,110 1,012 1,042 5.2 5.4 6.0 5.7 5.2 5.3

Education and health services(6)

539 514 636 589 572 597 2.5 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

461 437 543 507 504 521 2.6 2.4 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

795 845 887 899 928 922 5.5 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

126 136 142 150 145 139 6.1 6.5 6.7 7.1 6.8 6.5

Accommodation and food services

668 709 745 749 783 784 5.4 5.6 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.2

Government(7)

287 293 311 304 313 325 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

State and local

259 265 281 275 274 297 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

702 728 827 776 778 822 2.7 2.8 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1

South

1,761 1,872 1,971 2,017 1,973 2,046 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0

Midwest

1,053 1,018 1,139 1,160 1,253 1,174 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.7 4.0 3.7

West

1,063 1,124 1,139 1,149 1,050 1,106 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: February 10, 2015
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