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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)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

4,398 3,750 4,743 3.2 2.7 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,141 3,549 4,464 3.6 3.0 3.8

Mining and logging

35 21 36 4.0 2.3 4.0

Construction

260 252 320 4.6 4.1 5.4

Manufacturing

257 181 272 2.1 1.5 2.2

Durable goods

154 108 168 2.0 1.4 2.2

Nondurable goods

104 73 103 2.3 1.6 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

794 884 901 3.1 3.2 3.4

Wholesale trade

134 117 151 2.3 2.0 2.6

Retail trade

486 583 589 3.2 3.6 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

174 183 161 3.4 3.4 3.1

Information

89 62 92 3.3 2.2 3.4

Financial activities

171 170 212 2.2 2.1 2.6

Finance and insurance

111 130 147 1.9 2.2 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

60 40 65 3.0 1.9 3.2

Professional and business services

1,050 783 1,113 5.7 4.0 5.8

Education and health services

594 433 583 2.8 2.0 2.7

Educational services

90 38 63 2.7 1.1 1.9

Health care and social assistance

504 395 520 2.8 2.2 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

695 641 746 5.0 4.4 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 94 111 5.4 4.8 5.8

Accommodation and food services

595 547 635 5.0 4.3 5.1

Other services

197 122 190 3.6 2.2 3.4

Government

257 201 279 1.2 0.9 1.3

Federal

22 25 30 0.8 0.9 1.1

State and local

235 176 249 1.2 0.9 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

643 588 631 2.5 2.2 2.4

South

1,880 1,486 2,018 3.8 2.9 4.0

Midwest

884 825 1,100 2.9 2.6 3.5

West

991 851 994 3.2 2.7 3.2

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 10, 2015
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