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Executive Summary - April 2015

National Report

This month, the TriNet SMBeat employment index is at 188, up 0.5% from last month.


Geographic Trends

GEOGRAPHIC TRENDS - Nevada improved the most compared to other selected states across the TriNet population, with an employment index of 190 in April. Across selected TriNet population metro areas, the Boston, MA area had the best month-over-month increase of 1.7%.


Industry Trends

INDUSTRY TRENDS - The information sector enjoyed the highest month-over-month gain this month of 2.1%, moving the employment index value to 640 in April.


National Employment Report

This month the TriNet SMBeat employment index increased 0.5%, moving from 187 to 188. Additionally, the index is up 12% compared to the same time last year. The hiring rate index decreased this month, moving from 69 to 68.

The termination rate index decreased in April, moving from 56 to 55. Similarly, voluntary terminations decreased this month with the index moving from 90 to 88, a 2.2% change. The involuntary termination index is down 2.7% this month, moving from 37 to 36.

Industry Trends

Industry gains were mixed in April. The information sector enjoyed the highest month-over-month gain of 2.1% this month, bringing the employment index value to 640 in April. The professional and business services and construction sectors also performed well this month, increasing by 1.4% and 1.2% and moving the indices to 292 and 87, respectively. The chart below details the 10-year trend in industry employment levels.


Industry NAICS Codes

Ag-Mining-Utilities 11-22
Construction 23
Manufacturing 31-33
Wholesale Trade 42
Retail Trade 44-45
Transportation-Warehousing 48-49
Information 51
Financial Activities 52-53
Prof. & Business Svcs. 54-56
Edu. & Health Svcs. 61-62
Leisure & Hospitality 71-72
Other Svcs. 81-92

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