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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
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

5,131 5,254 5,329 3.8 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,829 5,029 5,005 4.2 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging

32 46 40 3.7 5.1 4.4

Construction

417 380 405 7.1 6.5 6.7

Manufacturing

284 257 278 2.4 2.1 2.3

Durable goods

171 162 176 2.3 2.1 2.3

Nondurable goods

113 95 102 2.5 2.1 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

957 1,137 1,128 3.7 4.4 4.3

Wholesale trade

116 170 150 2.0 2.9 2.6

Retail trade

687 807 812 4.6 5.3 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

154 159 165 3.1 3.1 3.2

Information

77 73 72 2.8 2.8 2.7

Financial activities

239 194 212 3.0 2.5 2.7

Finance and insurance

164 114 124 2.8 1.9 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

75 81 88 3.7 4.0 4.3

Professional and business services

1,002 1,171 1,046 5.4 6.1 5.5

Education and health services

557 564 517 2.6 2.6 2.4

Educational services

51 48 46 1.5 1.3 1.3

Health care and social assistance

506 516 471 2.9 2.9 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,017 1,038 1,079 7.0 7.2 7.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

186 215 203 8.9 10.6 9.4

Accommodation and food services

831 822 876 6.7 6.6 6.9

Other services

247 170 227 4.5 3.1 4.1

Government

302 225 324 1.4 1.0 1.5

Federal

30 29 37 1.1 1.1 1.4

State and local

272 196 287 1.4 1.0 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

857 848 830 3.3 3.3 3.2

South

1,889 1,973 2,015 3.8 3.9 4.0

Midwest

1,280 1,297 1,377 4.1 4.2 4.4

West

1,105 1,136 1,108 3.6 3.7 3.6

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: July 08, 2014
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