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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)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

5,834 5,959 5,757 5,857 5,927 5,824 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,443 5,593 5,397 5,485 5,574 5,460 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2

Mining and logging

33 24 28 22 25 19 4.5 3.3 3.7 3.1 3.6 2.7

Construction

443 452 475 426 467 425 6.0 6.0 6.3 5.7 6.2 5.6

Manufacturing

353 344 312 357 334 326 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.5

Durable goods

189 198 177 212 192 182 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.3

Nondurable goods

164 146 135 145 142 143 3.4 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,122 1,196 1,112 1,170 1,161 1,188 4.0 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.3

Wholesale trade

143 162 144 156 133 141 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.4

Retail trade

722 787 716 763 772 787 4.6 5.0 4.6 4.9 4.9 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

257 248 252 251 256 259 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.2

Information

89 91 96 90 87 83 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.9

Financial activities

190 225 217 236 218 211 2.2 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.4

Finance and insurance

108 143 135 149 135 140 1.7 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

82 82 82 87 83 71 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.0

Professional and business services

1,081 1,178 1,118 1,157 1,151 1,113 5.1 5.5 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.2

Education and health services

756 740 722 730 723 751 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

Educational services

110 99 106 107 104 107 3.0 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8

Health care and social assistance

646 641 616 623 619 644 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,152 1,160 1,101 1,078 1,165 1,120 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.4 6.9 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

178 176 168 187 186 172 7.3 7.2 6.8 7.6 7.5 6.9

Accommodation and food services

974 985 934 891 979 948 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.2 6.8 6.6

Other services

223 182 216 220 243 225 3.8 3.1 3.7 3.7 4.1 3.8

Government

391 366 360 371 352 364 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

Federal

34 42 44 51 43 48 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.7

State and local

357 325 316 321 309 315 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

179 161 156 160 153 154 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

178 163 160 160 156 162 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

857 904 921 949 935 945 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4

South

2,399 2,429 2,274 2,296 2,358 2,307 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1

Midwest

1,234 1,272 1,237 1,304 1,263 1,137 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.4

West

1,344 1,353 1,325 1,308 1,371 1,436 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020