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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)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Total

5,216 4,781 5,423 3.8 3.4 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,001 4,534 5,162 4.3 3.8 4.3

Mining and logging

44 29 31 5.0 3.3 3.7

Construction

395 296 414 6.6 4.9 6.6

Manufacturing

268 254 271 2.2 2.1 2.2

Durable goods

167 152 163 2.2 2.0 2.1

Nondurable goods

102 102 108 2.3 2.3 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,111 1,056 1,084 4.3 4.0 4.1

Wholesale trade

166 165 150 2.9 2.8 2.6

Retail trade

786 736 745 5.2 4.8 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

159 154 189 3.1 2.9 3.6

Information

79 72 74 2.9 2.6 2.7

Financial activities

195 171 217 2.5 2.1 2.7

Finance and insurance

114 124 136 1.9 2.1 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

81 47 81 4.0 2.3 3.9

Professional and business services

1,120 1,021 1,172 5.9 5.3 6.0

Education and health services

573 515 579 2.7 2.3 2.6

Educational services

50 48 52 1.4 1.3 1.4

Health care and social assistance

523 468 527 2.9 2.5 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,035 941 1,112 7.1 6.4 7.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

212 151 172 10.4 7.6 8.2

Accommodation and food services

823 790 940 6.6 6.2 7.3

Other services

180 179 208 3.2 3.2 3.7

Government

216 247 261 1.0 1.1 1.2

Federal

30 35 37 1.1 1.3 1.4

State and local

185 212 224 0.9 1.1 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

827 723 848 3.2 2.8 3.2

South

1,958 1,875 2,079 3.9 3.7 4.1

Midwest

1,311 1,128 1,360 4.2 3.6 4.3

West

1,121 1,056 1,136 3.6 3.3 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: June 09, 2015
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