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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)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)

Total

6,469 6,557 6,332 4.3 4.3 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,765 6,145 5,698 4.5 4.7 4.4

Mining and logging

48 26 23 6.3 3.4 3.0

Construction

381 432 418 5.0 5.6 5.4

Manufacturing

402 384 354 3.1 3.0 2.7

Durable goods

218 212 199 2.7 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

183 172 154 3.8 3.6 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,288 1,265 1,226 4.7 4.6 4.4

Wholesale trade

170 192 150 2.9 3.2 2.5

Retail trade

869 823 830 5.5 5.2 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

249 250 247 4.2 4.1 4.1

Information

84 99 98 3.0 3.5 3.4

Financial activities

220 283 243 2.6 3.2 2.8

Finance and insurance

143 178 149 2.3 2.8 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 105 93 3.4 4.4 3.9

Professional and business services

1,140 1,259 1,106 5.4 5.8 5.1

Education and health services

859 871 832 3.7 3.6 3.5

Educational services

172 140 156 5.0 4.0 4.5

Health care and social assistance

687 731 676 3.4 3.6 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,126 1,261 1,202 6.6 7.2 6.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

144 162 122 5.3 5.8 4.4

Accommodation and food services

982 1,099 1,080 6.8 7.5 7.4

Other services

216 262 197 3.7 4.4 3.3

Government

704 413 634 3.3 1.9 2.9

Federal

36 36 73 1.3 1.3 2.6

State and local

668 377 560 3.6 2.0 3.0

State and local education

511 195 422 5.5 2.2 4.5

State and local, excluding education

157 182 138 1.7 1.9 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

933 1,126 942 3.4 4.1 3.4

South

2,593 2,592 2,542 4.7 4.7 4.6

Midwest

1,454 1,359 1,368 4.4 4.1 4.1

West

1,488 1,479 1,479 4.3 4.2 4.2

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.
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Last Modified Date: October 09, 2019