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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.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

5,402 6,172 5,405 3.6 4.0 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,113 5,829 5,107 4.0 4.5 3.9

Mining and logging

27 29 21 3.6 3.8 2.8

Construction

290 493 312 3.9 6.4 4.1

Manufacturing

304 319 275 2.4 2.5 2.1

Durable goods

170 178 160 2.1 2.2 2.0

Nondurable goods

133 142 114 2.8 2.9 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,500 1,384 1,492 5.3 5.0 5.2

Wholesale trade

147 159 117 2.5 2.7 2.0

Retail trade

949 904 978 5.8 5.7 6.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

404 322 396 6.5 5.2 6.3

Information

95 108 87 3.3 3.8 3.1

Financial activities

178 231 199 2.1 2.6 2.3

Finance and insurance

114 152 125 1.8 2.4 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

65 79 74 2.8 3.4 3.2

Professional and business services

1,029 1,184 1,057 4.8 5.4 4.8

Education and health services

576 784 594 2.4 3.2 2.4

Educational services

75 108 74 1.9 2.7 1.8

Health care and social assistance

500 676 520 2.5 3.3 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

916 1,086 899 5.7 6.5 5.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

126 148 138 5.6 6.1 5.9

Accommodation and food services

790 938 761 5.7 6.5 5.3

Other services

198 211 172 3.4 3.6 2.9

Government

289 343 297 1.3 1.5 1.3

Federal

49 42 55 1.7 1.5 1.9

State and local

240 300 242 1.2 1.5 1.2

State and local education

122 157 117 1.1 1.4 1.1

State and local, excluding education

118 143 126 1.3 1.5 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

833 955 849 3.0 3.4 3.0

South

2,099 2,459 2,146 3.8 4.4 3.8

Midwest

1,208 1,337 1,205 3.6 4.0 3.6

West

1,262 1,420 1,205 3.6 4.0 3.4

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 17, 2020