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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
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

8,272 5,465 5,794 6,006 6,012 5,927 6.2 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

8,015 5,102 5,490 5,646 5,661 5,619 7.2 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6

Mining and logging

19 17 19 31 21 22 3.2 2.9 3.2 5.0 3.5 3.6

Construction

724 346 399 442 328 311 10.3 4.7 5.4 5.9 4.4 4.2

Manufacturing

640 351 393 434 399 417 5.5 2.9 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.4

Durable goods

370 192 218 255 216 224 5.1 2.5 2.9 3.3 2.8 2.9

Nondurable goods

269 159 175 180 183 193 6.0 3.4 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,576 1,183 1,118 1,156 1,210 1,262 6.3 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7

Wholesale trade

228 152 139 148 170 169 4.1 2.7 2.5 2.6 3.0 3.0

Retail trade

1,015 778 734 755 793 823 7.4 5.1 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

332 254 245 252 246 271 5.7 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.3

Information

65 77 88 94 101 95 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.5

Financial activities

219 202 199 209 211 211 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4

Finance and insurance

110 126 131 132 141 134 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

109 76 68 77 70 77 5.1 3.4 3.0 3.4 3.1 3.4

Professional and business services

954 1,078 1,129 1,129 1,056 964 5.0 5.2 5.5 5.4 5.1 4.6

Education and health services

1,195 708 703 754 749 773 5.4 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3

Educational services

97 110 86 114 88 102 3.0 3.3 2.5 3.3 2.5 2.9

Health care and social assistance

1,098 598 617 640 661 671 5.8 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,978 928 1,194 1,172 1,336 1,343 19.5 7.1 8.8 8.5 9.5 9.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 120 135 157 187 187 13.5 7.1 7.8 8.8 9.8 9.5

Accommodation and food services

1,813 808 1,059 1,015 1,150 1,156 20.3 7.1 9.0 8.5 9.4 9.3

Other services

646 212 248 226 249 220 13.5 3.9 4.5 4.1 4.5 3.9

Government

256 363 304 360 351 307 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.4

Federal

51 32 37 35 43 33 1.8 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.1

State and local

205 331 267 325 308 274 1.1 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.5

State and local education

124 193 121 162 159 182 1.3 2.0 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.9

State and local, excluding education

81 137 146 164 149 93 0.9 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,333 867 967 997 961 848 5.5 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.2

South

2,867 2,054 2,184 2,295 2,359 2,432 5.9 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.6

Midwest

1,857 1,241 1,322 1,295 1,290 1,245 6.5 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0

West

2,214 1,303 1,321 1,419 1,401 1,402 7.1 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.1 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.
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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2021