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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)
May
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

5,687 5,921 5,864 5,111 4,047 6,487 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 4.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,343 5,541 5,489 4,744 3,812 6,244 4.2 4.3 4.2 3.7 3.5 5.6

Mining and logging

28 20 25 19 13 15 3.7 2.8 3.4 2.7 2.1 2.3

Construction

386 435 390 389 246 673 5.2 5.7 5.1 5.1 3.7 9.6

Manufacturing

340 311 334 299 326 426 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.8 3.6

Durable goods

191 174 196 159 161 167 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.0 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

149 137 138 140 166 259 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.8 5.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,169 1,220 1,221 1,137 1,025 1,200 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.2 4.8

Wholesale trade

164 138 153 136 117 141 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.5

Retail trade

766 818 812 764 723 805 4.9 5.2 5.2 4.9 5.4 5.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

239 264 256 237 185 254 3.9 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.3 4.5

Information

106 86 96 74 39 61 3.7 3.0 3.3 2.6 1.5 2.4

Financial activities

222 217 243 218 162 181 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5 1.9 2.1

Finance and insurance

138 142 161 151 129 98 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 75 81 67 34 83 3.6 3.2 3.4 2.9 1.6 3.8

Professional and business services

1,132 1,163 1,104 1,103 800 867 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.1 4.2 4.5

Education and health services

677 753 762 663 545 1,040 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.5 4.7

Educational services

100 109 95 92 69 84 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.5

Health care and social assistance

578 644 667 571 477 956 2.8 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.6 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,064 1,126 1,091 673 490 1,345 6.4 6.7 6.5 4.1 5.7 13.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 176 168 127 31 122 6.8 7.1 6.8 5.2 2.7 10.4

Accommodation and food services

898 949 923 546 460 1,223 6.4 6.6 6.4 3.9 6.2 14.1

Other services

219 210 224 168 165 436 3.7 3.5 3.8 2.8 3.6 9.0

Government

344 381 375 367 235 244 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.1 1.2

Federal

35 45 51 58 46 41 1.2 1.6 1.8 2.0 1.6 1.4

State and local

309 336 324 309 189 203 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.1

State and local education

155 173 157 153 111 132 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.4

State and local, excluding education

154 163 167 156 78 70 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 0.9 0.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

923 948 960 869 534 945 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.1 2.2 3.9

South

2,247 2,343 2,321 1,998 1,584 2,224 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.6 3.3 4.6

Midwest

1,204 1,186 1,231 1,097 914 1,447 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.2 5.0

West

1,313 1,444 1,352 1,147 1,015 1,872 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.3 3.3 6.1

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and all regions' data in this table have been corrected for the month of January 2020.

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2020