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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)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

5,545 4,407 5,533 3.7 2.9 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,193 4,199 5,204 4.1 3.2 4.1

Mining and logging

37 16 23 5.1 2.2 3.3

Construction

403 264 385 5.7 3.5 5.3

Manufacturing

368 226 340 2.9 1.8 2.7

Durable goods

205 130 198 2.6 1.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

163 96 143 3.5 2.0 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

948 950 996 3.4 3.3 3.6

Wholesale trade

152 97 148 2.6 1.6 2.5

Retail trade

561 584 610 3.6 3.6 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

235 269 239 3.8 4.2 3.8

Information

102 63 94 3.6 2.2 3.3

Financial activities

214 155 237 2.5 1.8 2.7

Finance and insurance

129 97 164 2.0 1.5 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 58 73 3.7 2.5 3.2

Professional and business services

1,125 962 1,154 5.4 4.5 5.5

Education and health services

818 529 821 3.5 2.1 3.4

Educational services

115 61 113 3.2 1.6 3.0

Health care and social assistance

703 468 708 3.5 2.3 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

948 860 921 6.0 5.2 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

119 120 116 5.5 5.2 5.2

Accommodation and food services

829 739 805 6.1 5.2 5.8

Other services

229 174 231 4.0 3.0 3.9

Government

352 208 329 1.6 0.9 1.5

Federal

32 33 46 1.1 1.2 1.6

State and local

320 175 283 1.6 0.9 1.4

State and local education

175 77 150 1.7 0.7 1.4

State and local, excluding education

145 98 133 1.6 1.1 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

763 666 840 2.8 2.4 3.1

South

2,422 1,814 2,331 4.5 3.2 4.2

Midwest

1,113 915 1,021 3.5 2.7 3.1

West

1,248 1,012 1,341 3.6 2.8 3.8

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020