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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)
Mar.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)
Mar.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)

Total

5,689 5,857 5,927 5,925 5,864 5,206 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,337 5,485 5,574 5,541 5,489 4,835 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 3.7

Mining and logging

35 22 25 20 25 20 4.7 3.1 3.6 2.8 3.4 2.8

Construction

363 426 467 435 390 403 4.9 5.7 6.2 5.7 5.1 5.3

Manufacturing

352 357 334 311 334 299 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.3

Durable goods

186 212 192 174 196 163 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.0

Nondurable goods

165 145 142 137 138 136 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,080 1,170 1,161 1,220 1,221 1,171 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.2

Wholesale trade

128 156 133 138 153 130 2.2 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.2

Retail trade

715 763 772 818 812 806 4.6 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

238 251 256 264 256 235 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.8

Information

99 90 87 86 96 83 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.3 2.9

Financial activities

194 236 218 217 243 221 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5

Finance and insurance

135 149 135 142 161 156 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

59 87 83 75 81 65 2.6 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.4 2.8

Professional and business services

1,168 1,157 1,151 1,163 1,104 1,084 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.0

Education and health services

740 730 723 753 762 678 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.8

Educational services

91 107 104 109 95 98 2.4 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.6

Health care and social assistance

649 623 619 644 667 580 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,095 1,078 1,165 1,126 1,091 717 6.6 6.4 6.9 6.7 6.5 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 187 186 176 168 138 6.8 7.6 7.5 7.1 6.8 5.6

Accommodation and food services

931 891 979 949 923 579 6.6 6.2 6.8 6.6 6.4 4.2

Other services

210 220 243 210 224 159 3.6 3.7 4.1 3.5 3.8 2.7

Government

352 371 352 384 375 372 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6

Federal

39 51 43 48 51 59 1.4 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0

State and local

313 321 309 336 324 313 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6

State and local education

171 160 153 173 157 157 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

142 160 156 163 167 156 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

898 949 935 949 960 855 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.1

South

2,346 2,296 2,358 2,345 2,321 2,006 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.6

Midwest

1,168 1,304 1,263 1,187 1,231 1,115 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.4

West

1,277 1,308 1,371 1,444 1,352 1,230 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.5

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: May 15, 2020