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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)
Nov.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

5,857 5,903 5,952 5,886 5,912 5,979 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,485 5,569 5,394 5,570 5,578 5,639 4.2 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.7

Mining and logging

22 21 16 19 17 30 3.1 3.4 2.6 3.1 2.8 4.8

Construction

426 396 396 394 400 399 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.4

Manufacturing

357 341 384 374 376 397 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2

Durable goods

212 175 207 207 218 219 2.6 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.9

Nondurable goods

145 165 177 166 158 179 3.0 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,170 1,227 1,248 1,255 1,278 1,278 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8

Wholesale trade

156 123 135 212 135 148 2.6 2.2 2.4 3.8 2.4 2.6

Retail trade

763 811 863 745 777 780 4.9 5.5 5.7 4.9 5.1 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

251 294 250 299 366 349 4.0 5.1 4.3 5.1 6.2 5.7

Information

90 67 87 103 103 60 3.1 2.6 3.4 3.9 3.9 2.3

Financial activities

236 235 217 238 227 236 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7

Finance and insurance

149 142 145 162 144 160 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

87 94 73 76 84 76 3.7 4.3 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.4

Professional and business services

1,157 1,152 1,170 1,108 1,116 1,291 5.4 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.5 6.3

Education and health services

730 788 719 725 735 753 3.0 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2

Educational services

107 100 93 70 91 99 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.6 2.9

Health care and social assistance

623 688 626 655 644 654 3.0 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,078 1,168 934 1,053 1,044 982 6.4 9.3 7.4 8.0 7.8 7.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

187 167 129 115 132 143 7.6 10.6 8.0 6.8 7.6 8.0

Accommodation and food services

891 1,001 806 938 912 839 6.2 9.1 7.3 8.2 7.8 7.2

Other services

220 173 222 302 282 215 3.7 3.2 4.1 5.5 5.1 3.9

Government

371 334 558 316 334 339 1.6 1.5 2.5 1.4 1.6 1.6

Federal

51 72 315 59 50 52 1.8 2.5 10.0 1.9 1.7 1.8

State and local

321 262 243 257 284 287 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6

State and local education

160 124 105 114 128 127 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3

State and local, excluding education

160 138 138 143 156 160 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

949 1,052 1,017 982 985 968 3.4 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

South

2,296 2,173 2,278 2,297 2,353 2,459 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.7

Midwest

1,304 1,307 1,311 1,181 1,227 1,318 3.9 4.3 4.3 3.8 4.0 4.2

West

1,308 1,371 1,346 1,425 1,347 1,234 3.7 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.1 3.7

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.
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Last Modified Date: January 12, 2021