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Table 13. Annual hires levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 13. Annual hires levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [in thousands]
Industry and region 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

62,589 63,731 65,638 68,594 69,943

INDUSTRY

Total private

58,528 59,502 61,502 64,286 65,567

Mining and logging

304 294 374 449 319

Construction

3,982 4,059 4,585 4,524 4,981

Manufacturing

3,224 3,353 3,985 4,390 4,081

Durable goods

1,880 1,923 2,238 2,512 2,297

Nondurable goods

1,344 1,427 1,748 1,879 1,783

Trade, transportation, and utilities

13,054 12,856 12,642 13,682 13,870

Wholesale trade

1,645 1,643 1,656 1,756 1,806

Retail trade

9,081 8,784 8,479 9,032 9,088

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

2,330 2,429 2,507 2,895 2,976

Information

976 980 1,018 1,088 1,123

Financial activities

2,371 2,407 2,530 2,501 2,649

Finance and insurance

1,590 1,600 1,657 1,636 1,672

Real estate and rental and leasing

782 804 874 864 977

Professional and business services

12,944 13,337 13,430 13,747 13,860

Education and health services

7,509 7,687 8,007 8,509 8,689

Educational services

1,096 1,109 1,141 1,159 1,209

Health care and social assistance

6,415 6,577 6,867 7,350 7,480

Leisure and hospitality

11,650 12,222 12,236 12,797 13,388

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,850 1,910 2,048 2,211 1,979

Accommodation and food services

9,799 10,314 10,188 10,587 11,408

Other services

2,513 2,313 2,687 2,598 2,603

Government

4,059 4,229 4,138 4,310 4,376

Federal

415 411 380 420 506

State and local

3,646 3,816 3,757 3,889 3,868

State and local education

1,810 1,863 1,820 2,013 1,993

State and local, excluding education

1,835 1,955 1,936 1,874 1,877

REGION(2)

Northeast

9,911 10,196 10,486 10,496 11,000

South

24,446 24,403 25,898 27,315 28,094

Midwest

13,928 14,343 14,340 15,192 14,972

West

14,305 14,792 14,909 15,592 15,876

Footnotes
(1) The annual hires level is the total number of hires during the entire year.
(2) 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.

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