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Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

5,839 4,047 7,199 6,970 5,903 5,919 3.9 3.1 5.4 5.1 4.2 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,443 3,812 6,952 6,688 5,569 5,349 4.2 3.5 6.2 5.7 4.7 4.5

Mining and logging

21 13 16 11 21 17 2.9 2.1 2.6 1.8 3.4 2.7

Construction

410 246 679 499 396 398 5.5 3.7 9.7 7.0 5.5 5.5

Manufacturing

334 326 523 432 341 392 2.6 2.8 4.5 3.6 2.8 3.2

Durable goods

190 161 286 254 175 216 2.4 2.3 3.9 3.4 2.3 2.9

Nondurable goods

144 166 236 178 165 176 3.0 3.8 5.3 3.9 3.6 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,168 1,025 1,341 1,362 1,227 1,248 4.2 4.2 5.4 5.3 4.7 4.7

Wholesale trade

144 117 187 165 123 136 2.4 2.1 3.4 2.9 2.2 2.4

Retail trade

775 723 886 911 811 848 5.0 5.4 6.5 6.3 5.5 5.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

249 185 268 286 294 264 4.0 3.3 4.8 5.0 5.1 4.5

Information

92 39 66 57 67 77 3.2 1.5 2.5 2.2 2.6 3.0

Financial activities

238 162 201 189 235 208 2.7 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.4

Finance and insurance

152 129 113 134 142 141 2.4 2.0 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

85 34 88 56 94 66 3.7 1.6 4.1 2.6 4.3 3.0

Professional and business services

1,142 800 938 1,175 1,152 1,129 5.3 4.2 4.8 6.0 5.8 5.6

Education and health services

690 545 1,093 899 788 710 2.8 2.5 4.9 3.9 3.4 3.1

Educational services

93 69 98 116 100 95 2.5 2.1 2.9 3.4 2.9 2.7

Health care and social assistance

597 477 995 783 688 615 2.9 2.6 5.3 4.1 3.5 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,130 490 1,513 1,759 1,168 955 6.8 5.7 15.2 14.7 9.3 7.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

169 31 145 162 167 130 7.0 2.7 12.1 10.9 10.6 8.1

Accommodation and food services

960 460 1,368 1,597 1,001 824 6.8 6.2 15.6 15.3 9.1 7.4

Other services

217 165 582 305 173 216 3.7 3.6 12.0 5.9 3.2 4.0

Government

396 235 247 281 334 569 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 2.6

Federal

69 46 50 40 72 318 2.4 1.6 1.7 1.4 2.5 10.1

State and local

327 189 197 241 262 251 1.7 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.3

State and local education

170 111 128 123 124 112 1.6 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1

State and local, excluding education

157 78 69 118 138 139 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.3 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

926 534 1,103 1,214 1,052 1,029 3.3 2.2 4.5 4.8 4.1 4.0

South

2,265 1,584 2,409 2,417 2,173 2,256 4.1 3.3 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.4

Midwest

1,265 914 1,628 1,682 1,307 1,305 3.8 3.2 5.6 5.6 4.3 4.3

West

1,382 1,015 2,059 1,656 1,371 1,328 3.9 3.3 6.7 5.2 4.2 4.1

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: October 07, 2020