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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)
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)

Total

6,421 4,656 3,804 4.3 3.1 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,122 4,386 3,655 4.8 3.4 3.4

Mining and logging

32 19 15 4.4 2.7 2.3

Construction

581 362 326 7.9 4.9 5.0

Manufacturing

369 279 310 2.9 2.2 2.7

Durable goods

213 149 144 2.7 1.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

156 131 165 3.3 2.8 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,115 1,054 931 4.1 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade

165 136 125 2.8 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

744 738 659 4.8 4.8 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

207 180 147 3.4 2.9 2.7

Information

90 63 32 3.2 2.2 1.2

Financial activities

243 200 148 2.8 2.3 1.7

Finance and insurance

145 140 99 2.3 2.2 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

99 60 49 4.3 2.6 2.3

Professional and business services

1,369 1,038 799 6.5 4.9 4.1

Education and health services

723 592 509 3.0 2.4 2.3

Educational services

80 58 42 2.1 1.5 1.2

Health care and social assistance

642 535 466 3.2 2.6 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,349 653 448 8.2 4.1 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

242 123 32 10.2 5.4 2.9

Accommodation and food services

1,107 530 415 7.9 3.9 5.5

Other services

250 127 139 4.2 2.2 3.0

Government

299 269 149 1.3 1.2 0.7

Federal

36 58 43 1.3 2.0 1.5

State and local

262 212 106 1.3 1.0 0.6

State and local education

92 79 25 0.8 0.7 0.2

State and local, excluding education

171 132 80 1.9 1.4 0.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,039 758 564 3.8 2.7 2.3

South

2,465 1,869 1,429 4.5 3.4 3.0

Midwest

1,420 1,001 959 4.3 3.1 3.4

West

1,496 1,028 853 4.3 2.9 2.8

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: June 24, 2020