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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)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

6,466 6,507 6,473 4.3 4.7 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,781 6,119 5,660 4.5 5.2 4.7

Mining and logging

23 23 18 3.1 3.6 2.9

Construction

406 432 388 5.2 5.8 5.2

Manufacturing

363 379 428 2.8 3.1 3.5

Durable goods

200 193 230 2.5 2.5 3.0

Nondurable goods

163 185 198 3.4 4.0 4.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,232 1,261 1,309 4.5 4.8 5.0

Wholesale trade

155 141 139 2.6 2.5 2.5

Retail trade

829 816 917 5.3 5.5 6.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

248 305 253 4.1 5.4 4.4

Information

92 74 77 3.2 2.8 3.0

Financial activities

245 267 215 2.8 3.1 2.5

Finance and insurance

157 163 147 2.4 2.5 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 104 68 3.7 4.7 3.1

Professional and business services

1,155 1,239 1,127 5.4 6.2 5.6

Education and health services

847 932 846 3.5 4.1 3.7

Educational services

161 128 163 4.6 4.0 5.0

Health care and social assistance

686 804 684 3.3 4.1 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,198 1,315 1,025 6.9 10.0 7.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

133 179 100 4.9 9.8 5.6

Accommodation and food services

1,065 1,136 926 7.3 10.0 8.1

Other services

220 199 225 3.7 3.7 4.1

Government

686 388 813 3.2 1.9 3.9

Federal

70 72 321 2.5 2.5 10.1

State and local

615 316 493 3.3 1.8 2.8

State and local education

457 152 352 4.9 1.8 4.1

State and local, excluding education

158 164 141 1.7 1.8 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

961 1,271 1,058 3.5 5.0 4.1

South

2,564 2,322 2,516 4.6 4.6 4.9

Midwest

1,407 1,391 1,435 4.3 4.6 4.7

West

1,535 1,523 1,464 4.4 4.7 4.5

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: October 07, 2020