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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)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

4,435 4,092 4,753 3.2 2.9 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,206 3,859 4,505 3.7 3.3 3.8

Mining and logging

35 24 26 4.1 2.7 3.0

Construction

259 270 283 4.5 4.5 4.7

Manufacturing

251 222 248 2.1 1.8 2.0

Durable goods

146 136 148 1.9 1.8 1.9

Nondurable goods

105 86 100 2.3 1.9 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

982 792 1,058 3.8 3.0 4.0

Wholesale trade

123 134 163 2.1 2.3 2.8

Retail trade

687 532 738 4.6 3.5 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

172 126 157 3.4 2.4 3.0

Information

76 65 70 2.8 2.3 2.5

Financial activities

180 136 174 2.3 1.7 2.2

Finance and insurance

110 92 128 1.9 1.5 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 43 46 3.5 2.1 2.3

Professional and business services

942 904 996 5.0 4.7 5.1

Education and health services

494 512 509 2.3 2.3 2.3

Educational services

56 68 47 1.6 1.9 1.3

Health care and social assistance

438 444 461 2.4 2.4 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

832 739 946 5.9 5.1 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

122 98 143 6.3 5.1 7.2

Accommodation and food services

710 641 803 5.8 5.1 6.3

Other services

156 196 194 2.8 3.5 3.5

Government

229 233 248 1.0 1.0 1.1

Federal

32 26 33 1.2 0.9 1.2

State and local

197 207 215 1.0 1.1 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

657 605 694 2.6 2.3 2.6

South

1,770 1,620 1,875 3.6 3.2 3.7

Midwest

971 918 1,131 3.1 2.9 3.6

West

1,037 949 1,052 3.4 3.0 3.3

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: May 12, 2015
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