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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)
July
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)
July
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)

Total

6,551 7,819 6,343 4.3 5.6 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,131 7,476 5,962 4.7 6.4 5.0

Mining and logging

24 13 21 3.2 2.0 3.2

Construction

433 581 436 5.6 7.9 5.9

Manufacturing

379 503 363 2.9 4.1 3.0

Durable goods

206 292 172 2.5 3.8 2.3

Nondurable goods

173 211 191 3.6 4.6 4.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,262 1,452 1,225 4.6 5.6 4.7

Wholesale trade

194 187 139 3.3 3.3 2.5

Retail trade

818 982 852 5.2 6.8 5.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

250 283 234 4.1 5.0 4.1

Information

110 61 73 3.8 2.4 2.8

Financial activities

276 222 262 3.1 2.6 3.0

Finance and insurance

180 152 170 2.8 2.4 2.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

96 69 93 4.0 3.2 4.2

Professional and business services

1,270 1,306 1,213 5.9 6.6 6.1

Education and health services

878 921 867 3.7 4.1 3.8

Educational services

142 120 130 4.1 3.7 4.1

Health care and social assistance

736 800 737 3.6 4.1 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,246 2,041 1,315 7.2 16.4 10.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

164 270 183 5.9 16.3 10.1

Accommodation and food services

1,082 1,771 1,132 7.5 16.4 10.0

Other services

252 378 187 4.2 7.2 3.5

Government

420 344 381 2.0 1.6 1.9

Federal

37 44 73 1.3 1.5 2.5

State and local

383 300 308 2.1 1.6 1.8

State and local education

203 90 145 2.3 1.0 1.7

State and local, excluding education

180 210 163 1.9 2.3 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,115 1,450 1,229 4.0 5.7 4.8

South

2,625 2,637 2,238 4.8 5.2 4.4

Midwest

1,340 1,891 1,379 4.1 6.3 4.5

West

1,471 1,841 1,497 4.2 5.7 4.6

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: September 09, 2020