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

Total

4,790 5,239 4,994 5,011 5,088 5,007 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,497 4,920 4,679 4,700 4,759 4,669 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9

Construction

304 438 353 326 307 326 5.0 7.0 5.6 5.1 4.8 5.1

Manufacturing

251 276 259 259 257 256 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

150 164 157 154 152 148 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9

Nondurable goods

101 112 102 105 105 108 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,051 1,118 1,080 1,042 1,105 1,039 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.1 3.9

Retail trade

742 787 760 714 756 718 4.8 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.6

Professional and business services

987 1,040 1,003 1,033 1,073 1,035 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.3

Education and health services(6)

590 602 563 619 591 596 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7

Health care and social assistance

510 528 499 527 518 513 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

849 930 901 919 928 915 5.8 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 137 144 147 152 123 7.2 6.4 6.7 6.9 7.1 5.8

Accommodation and food services

698 793 757 772 776 792 5.6 6.2 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.1

Government(7)

292 319 315 311 329 339 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5

State and local

262 289 280 278 294 303 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

749 819 719 820 784 770 2.9 3.1 2.7 3.1 3.0 2.9

South

1,799 2,072 1,986 1,881 1,947 1,919 3.6 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7

Midwest

1,164 1,170 1,182 1,179 1,215 1,209 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8

West

1,078 1,177 1,108 1,131 1,142 1,109 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 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: June 09, 2015
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