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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.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

5,821 5,978 5,884 5,951 5,782 5,821 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,447 5,620 5,489 5,596 5,426 5,450 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

32 23 21 25 27 25 4.2 3.1 2.8 3.4 3.7 3.3

Construction

393 374 414 451 488 423 5.3 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 5.6

Manufacturing

368 338 337 338 321 334 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

202 190 192 194 184 192 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4

Nondurable goods

166 148 145 144 137 143 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,183 1,233 1,173 1,197 1,114 1,170 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.0 4.2

Wholesale trade

186 169 145 165 146 151 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.4 2.5

Retail trade

744 804 782 788 712 773 4.7 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.5 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

253 260 245 244 257 245 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.0

Information

97 94 95 88 94 90 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.2

Financial activities

213 256 235 230 210 231 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.6

Finance and insurance

135 163 148 145 131 144 2.1 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

79 94 86 85 79 86 3.4 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.7

Professional and business services

1,136 1,180 1,163 1,209 1,143 1,165 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.3 5.4

Education and health services

692 750 686 719 712 713 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9

Educational services

106 108 94 96 108 103 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.7

Health care and social assistance

586 642 593 623 604 610 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,085 1,150 1,135 1,150 1,098 1,083 6.6 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.5 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

180 155 161 167 161 185 7.4 6.3 6.6 6.7 6.5 7.4

Accommodation and food services

905 995 973 984 937 898 6.4 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.5 6.2

Other services

249 221 229 188 218 217 4.2 3.7 3.9 3.2 3.7 3.6

Government

375 358 396 355 356 371 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6

Federal

44 37 70 41 40 45 1.6 1.3 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.6

State and local

331 322 325 314 316 326 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

178 172 169 154 157 167 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

153 150 156 160 158 159 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

924 964 935 900 919 934 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3

South

2,268 2,420 2,306 2,413 2,307 2,325 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.2

Midwest

1,312 1,274 1,285 1,295 1,266 1,304 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9

West

1,318 1,320 1,358 1,343 1,290 1,258 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.7 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: January 17, 2020