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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)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

4,744 5,026 5,239 4,994 5,011 5,067 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,434 4,714 4,920 4,679 4,700 4,736 3.8 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.0

Construction

259 326 438 353 326 297 4.3 5.2 7.0 5.6 5.1 4.7

Manufacturing

252 269 276 259 259 254 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

145 158 164 157 154 150 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9

Nondurable goods

107 111 112 102 105 103 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,027 1,123 1,118 1,080 1,042 1,110 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.1

Retail trade

712 774 787 760 714 767 4.7 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.9

Professional and business services

1,000 968 1,040 1,003 1,033 1,053 5.3 5.0 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.4

Education and health services(6)

574 578 602 563 619 583 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.7

Health care and social assistance

486 512 528 499 527 512 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

821 908 930 901 919 931 5.6 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

126 135 137 144 147 147 6.1 6.3 6.4 6.7 6.9 6.9

Accommodation and food services

695 774 793 757 772 784 5.6 6.1 6.2 5.9 6.0 6.1

Government(7)

309 312 319 315 311 331 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5

State and local

276 268 289 280 278 298 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

717 761 819 719 820 758 2.8 2.9 3.1 2.7 3.1 2.9

South

1,843 1,987 2,072 1,986 1,881 1,948 3.7 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,049 1,217 1,170 1,182 1,179 1,218 3.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8

West

1,135 1,061 1,177 1,108 1,131 1,144 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6

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: May 12, 2015
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