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Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

5,723 6,481 6,009 3.8 4.3 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,278 5,797 5,546 4.1 4.5 4.3

Mining and logging

43 23 25 5.7 3.0 3.3

Construction

353 411 406 4.7 5.3 5.3

Manufacturing

342 363 362 2.7 2.8 2.8

Durable goods

192 202 205 2.4 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

150 161 158 3.1 3.3 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,171 1,220 1,225 4.2 4.4 4.4

Wholesale trade

137 146 158 2.3 2.4 2.7

Retail trade

792 830 795 5.1 5.3 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

242 244 272 4.0 4.0 4.4

Information

89 95 88 3.2 3.3 3.1

Financial activities

204 243 204 2.4 2.8 2.3

Finance and insurance

134 153 128 2.1 2.4 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

70 90 76 3.1 3.8 3.2

Professional and business services

1,104 1,181 1,205 5.2 5.5 5.6

Education and health services

727 848 774 3.1 3.5 3.2

Educational services

144 171 149 3.9 4.8 3.9

Health care and social assistance

583 678 625 2.9 3.3 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,040 1,185 1,099 6.3 6.8 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

144 127 135 5.9 4.6 5.3

Accommodation and food services

897 1,059 964 6.4 7.2 6.7

Other services

205 227 159 3.5 3.8 2.7

Government

445 683 463 2.0 3.2 2.0

Federal

39 72 42 1.4 2.5 1.5

State and local

406 611 421 2.1 3.3 2.1

State and local education

273 456 273 2.6 4.9 2.6

State and local, excluding education

133 155 148 1.4 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

882 957 958 3.2 3.4 3.4

South

2,292 2,590 2,328 4.2 4.7 4.2

Midwest

1,315 1,420 1,315 4.0 4.3 3.9

West

1,234 1,514 1,409 3.6 4.3 4.0

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