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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)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

8,855 6,489 6,629 6.6 4.5 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

8,576 6,206 6,293 7.7 5.1 5.1

Mining and logging

20 23 23 3.3 3.8 3.7

Construction

821 446 399 11.6 6.1 5.3

Manufacturing

671 406 456 5.8 3.3 3.7

Durable goods

394 219 249 5.5 2.9 3.3

Nondurable goods

278 187 207 6.3 4.0 4.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,620 1,181 1,343 6.5 4.4 5.0

Wholesale trade

230 185 176 4.2 3.3 3.1

Retail trade

1,078 796 900 7.9 5.3 6.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

312 201 267 5.4 3.3 4.3

Information

72 103 108 2.8 3.8 4.0

Financial activities

245 216 231 2.9 2.5 2.6

Finance and insurance

123 135 142 1.9 2.1 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

122 81 89 5.7 3.6 3.9

Professional and business services

1,025 1,161 1,005 5.3 5.6 4.8

Education and health services

1,155 753 765 5.2 3.2 3.2

Educational services

76 66 82 2.3 1.8 2.3

Health care and social assistance

1,079 687 682 5.7 3.4 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

2,233 1,628 1,677 21.7 11.6 11.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

263 303 310 20.8 16.3 15.3

Accommodation and food services

1,970 1,326 1,367 21.8 10.9 10.9

Other services

713 290 285 14.9 5.2 5.1

Government

279 283 336 1.3 1.3 1.5

Federal

59 41 39 2.0 1.4 1.3

State and local

220 242 297 1.2 1.3 1.6

State and local education

68 89 134 0.7 0.9 1.3

State and local, excluding education

153 153 163 1.7 1.7 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,486 1,099 987 6.1 4.2 3.7

South

3,003 2,481 2,646 6.1 4.7 5.0

Midwest

2,076 1,403 1,477 7.2 4.5 4.7

West

2,289 1,506 1,518 7.4 4.5 4.5

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: July 07, 2021