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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)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

5,670 5,760 5,716 5,978 5,884 5,934 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,327 5,398 5,377 5,620 5,489 5,565 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging

42 27 21 23 21 24 5.6 3.5 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.3

Construction

378 387 413 374 414 426 5.1 5.2 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.7

Manufacturing

336 340 336 338 337 351 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7

Durable goods

192 193 194 190 192 202 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5

Nondurable goods

145 147 142 148 145 149 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,158 1,161 1,177 1,233 1,173 1,196 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.3

Wholesale trade

141 164 154 169 145 160 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.7

Retail trade

797 770 798 804 782 790 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

220 227 225 260 245 246 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.2 4.0 4.0

Information

89 99 93 94 95 89 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.1

Financial activities

223 217 219 256 235 222 2.6 2.5 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.6

Finance and insurance

148 139 128 163 148 141 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.3 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

75 78 91 94 86 82 3.3 3.4 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.5

Professional and business services

1,129 1,172 1,112 1,180 1,163 1,226 5.3 5.5 5.2 5.5 5.4 5.7

Education and health services

669 675 676 750 686 716 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.8 2.9

Educational services

89 98 93 108 94 93 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.4

Health care and social assistance

580 577 583 642 593 622 2.9 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.9 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,086 1,100 1,114 1,150 1,135 1,145 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

177 167 128 155 161 165 7.3 6.8 5.2 6.3 6.6 6.7

Accommodation and food services

909 933 986 995 973 979 6.5 6.6 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.9

Other services

216 220 217 221 229 170 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 2.9

Government

343 361 339 358 396 369 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6

Federal

37 32 33 37 70 40 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.5 1.4

State and local

306 329 306 322 325 329 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7

State and local education

158 171 166 172 169 169 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

148 158 140 150 156 160 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

814 957 891 964 935 898 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.2

South

2,310 2,261 2,293 2,420 2,306 2,358 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.3

Midwest

1,321 1,233 1,249 1,274 1,285 1,302 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9

West

1,225 1,308 1,283 1,320 1,358 1,377 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9

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

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Last Modified Date: November 05, 2019