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)
July
2018
June
2019
July
2019(p)
July
2018
June
2019
July
2019(p)

Total

6,320 6,481 6,513 4.2 4.3 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,883 6,062 6,108 4.6 4.7 4.7

Mining and logging

42 24 26 5.6 3.2 3.4

Construction

450 491 442 6.0 6.4 5.7

Manufacturing

438 408 393 3.4 3.2 3.0

Durable goods

244 232 223 3.1 2.9 2.8

Nondurable goods

194 176 170 4.0 3.7 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,146 1,199 1,208 4.1 4.3 4.3

Wholesale trade

160 171 189 2.7 2.9 3.2

Retail trade

783 823 778 4.9 5.2 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

203 204 241 3.4 3.4 4.0

Information

90 104 98 3.2 3.7 3.4

Financial activities

233 262 277 2.7 3.0 3.2

Finance and insurance

150 151 174 2.4 2.4 2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

83 111 103 3.6 4.7 4.3

Professional and business services

1,246 1,214 1,291 5.9 5.6 6.0

Education and health services

790 709 859 3.4 2.9 3.6

Educational services

133 101 134 3.9 2.8 3.9

Health care and social assistance

657 607 725 3.3 3.0 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,217 1,353 1,251 7.1 7.8 7.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

199 210 161 7.2 7.6 5.7

Accommodation and food services

1,018 1,144 1,089 7.1 7.8 7.4

Other services

231 297 263 3.9 4.9 4.4

Government

437 420 405 2.1 1.9 1.9

Federal

36 38 36 1.3 1.4 1.3

State and local

401 381 369 2.2 1.9 2.0

State and local education

186 134 189 2.1 1.3 2.1

State and local, excluding education

215 247 179 2.3 2.6 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,104 1,092 1,116 4.0 3.9 4.0

South

2,433 2,473 2,552 4.5 4.4 4.6

Midwest

1,351 1,455 1,385 4.1 4.4 4.2

West

1,432 1,462 1,460 4.1 4.1 4.2

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.
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Last Modified Date: September 10, 2019