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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)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

5,979 6,035 6,019 5,411 5,465 5,738 3.9 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.8 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,592 5,696 5,649 5,072 5,102 5,446 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.5

Mining and logging

23 19 25 24 17 17 3.3 3.2 4.2 4.0 2.9 2.9

Construction

390 401 389 399 346 396 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.4 4.7 5.4

Manufacturing

355 384 405 398 351 387 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.9 3.2

Durable goods

216 226 230 224 192 221 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.9

Nondurable goods

139 159 176 174 159 166 2.9 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,268 1,276 1,285 1,199 1,183 1,124 4.5 4.8 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.2

Wholesale trade

152 136 150 160 152 144 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.6

Retail trade

844 739 713 814 778 742 5.4 4.9 4.7 5.3 5.1 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

272 401 421 225 254 239 4.3 6.5 6.7 3.6 4.1 3.8

Information

95 123 81 72 77 84 3.3 4.6 3.1 2.7 2.9 3.1

Financial activities

239 250 217 212 202 207 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4

Finance and insurance

156 152 143 134 126 134 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 99 73 78 76 74 3.5 4.5 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.3

Professional and business services

1,126 1,102 1,220 1,121 1,078 1,103 5.2 5.4 6.0 5.5 5.2 5.3

Education and health services

769 727 725 700 708 708 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

Educational services

92 88 90 67 110 85 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.0 3.3 2.5

Health care and social assistance

677 639 635 633 598 623 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,100 1,154 1,097 758 928 1,154 6.5 8.5 8.1 5.8 7.1 8.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

169 145 138 60 120 126 6.8 8.1 7.6 3.5 7.1 7.3

Accommodation and food services

931 1,009 959 698 808 1,028 6.5 8.5 8.1 6.1 7.1 8.8

Other services

226 258 206 187 212 266 3.8 4.7 3.8 3.4 3.9 4.8

Government

387 339 370 339 363 292 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.4

Federal

53 47 68 47 32 37 1.8 1.6 2.4 1.6 1.1 1.3

State and local

335 292 302 292 331 256 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.4

State and local education

167 138 140 145 193 113 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 2.0 1.2

State and local, excluding education

167 154 163 147 137 143 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

965 985 937 867 867 950 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.6

South

2,375 2,413 2,458 2,156 2,054 2,218 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.1 3.9 4.2

Midwest

1,243 1,230 1,316 1,203 1,241 1,290 3.8 4.0 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.2

West

1,396 1,407 1,309 1,184 1,303 1,279 3.9 4.2 3.9 3.5 3.9 3.8

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: April 06, 2021