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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)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

5,439 6,308 5,590 3.6 4.4 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,139 5,985 5,300 4.0 4.9 4.3

Mining and logging

18 19 27 2.5 3.0 4.3

Construction

322 411 304 4.2 5.5 4.1

Manufacturing

295 380 357 2.3 3.1 2.9

Durable goods

178 218 202 2.2 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods

117 162 155 2.4 3.5 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,477 1,507 1,571 5.2 5.6 5.7

Wholesale trade

126 151 127 2.1 2.7 2.2

Retail trade

958 925 951 6.0 6.1 6.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

393 432 493 6.2 7.2 7.9

Information

87 127 57 3.0 4.8 2.2

Financial activities

202 248 211 2.3 2.8 2.4

Finance and insurance

128 158 147 2.0 2.4 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

75 90 64 3.2 4.1 2.9

Professional and business services

1,051 1,165 1,183 4.8 5.6 5.7

Education and health services

616 814 643 2.5 3.5 2.7

Educational services

79 93 75 2.0 2.6 2.1

Health care and social assistance

537 721 568 2.6 3.6 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

884 1,029 766 5.4 7.7 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

133 115 108 5.8 6.7 6.4

Accommodation and food services

751 915 659 5.3 7.8 5.7

Other services

186 285 180 3.2 5.2 3.3

Government

300 323 290 1.3 1.5 1.3

Federal

63 51 69 2.2 1.7 2.4

State and local

237 271 221 1.2 1.4 1.2

State and local education

112 131 90 1.0 1.3 0.9

State and local, excluding education

126 140 131 1.4 1.6 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

862 1,013 879 3.1 3.8 3.3

South

2,120 2,537 2,301 3.8 4.8 4.4

Midwest

1,209 1,279 1,256 3.6 4.1 4.0

West

1,247 1,480 1,154 3.5 4.4 3.5

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: January 12, 2021