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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)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

4,986 5,223 4,746 3.3 3.7 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,686 4,881 4,542 3.7 4.1 3.8

Mining and logging

19 19 13 2.8 3.3 2.2

Construction

317 310 328 4.3 4.4 4.7

Manufacturing

323 360 353 2.5 3.0 2.9

Durable goods

200 202 205 2.5 2.7 2.7

Nondurable goods

123 158 148 2.6 3.4 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,028 1,052 881 3.7 3.9 3.3

Wholesale trade

135 161 126 2.3 2.9 2.3

Retail trade

687 643 580 4.5 4.2 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

207 248 174 3.3 4.0 2.8

Information

84 81 73 2.9 3.1 2.7

Financial activities

205 218 170 2.3 2.5 1.9

Finance and insurance

139 144 117 2.1 2.2 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 74 53 2.8 3.4 2.4

Professional and business services

989 1,118 963 4.7 5.5 4.7

Education and health services

673 740 603 2.7 3.2 2.6

Educational services

69 117 58 1.8 3.5 1.6

Health care and social assistance

604 623 545 2.9 3.2 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

872 760 937 5.4 6.0 7.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

115 77 85 5.0 5.0 5.4

Accommodation and food services

757 682 852 5.4 6.2 7.5

Other services

177 222 223 3.0 4.1 4.1

Government

300 342 204 1.3 1.6 0.9

Federal

47 29 30 1.6 1.0 1.0

State and local

253 313 175 1.3 1.7 0.9

State and local education

127 202 69 1.1 2.1 0.7

State and local, excluding education

127 110 106 1.4 1.2 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

735 764 730 2.7 3.0 2.8

South

2,081 2,098 1,923 3.8 4.1 3.7

Midwest

994 1,133 1,051 3.0 3.7 3.4

West

1,177 1,228 1,042 3.3 3.7 3.1

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: April 06, 2021