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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)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)

Total

4,701 4,738 4,791 4,934 4,742 5,026 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,408 4,452 4,503 4,651 4,450 4,711 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0

Construction

304 301 268 371 330 276 5.2 5.0 4.5 6.1 5.4 4.5

Manufacturing

259 240 268 259 236 280 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.3

Durable goods

159 153 155 155 139 157 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.0

Nondurable goods

100 88 113 103 97 123 2.2 2.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

960 1,073 1,107 1,090 1,011 1,007 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8

Retail trade

662 742 756 758 686 686 4.4 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.5

Professional and business services

1,028 973 1,002 1,012 1,049 1,145 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.9

Education and health services(6)

546 525 538 555 514 635 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.9

Health care and social assistance

472 454 457 485 437 548 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

818 857 855 852 845 881 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

141 150 143 138 136 140 6.9 7.2 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.6

Accommodation and food services

677 707 712 714 709 742 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.9

Government(7)

293 285 288 282 293 315 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4

State and local

267 256 255 252 265 285 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

744 726 676 793 728 797 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 3.0

South

1,837 1,870 1,950 1,945 1,872 1,925 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,069 1,122 1,059 1,119 1,018 1,160 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.2 3.7

West

1,051 1,020 1,105 1,077 1,124 1,144 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.7

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: November 13, 2014
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