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Table 14. Annual hires rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 14. Annual hires rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [percent]
Industry and region 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

44.1 44.1 44.8 46.1 46.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

48.8 48.7 49.5 50.8 51.1

Mining and logging

37.4 44.0 55.3 61.8 43.3

Construction

61.6 60.3 65.8 62.1 66.5

Manufacturing

26.1 27.1 32.0 34.6 31.8

Durable goods

24.2 24.9 28.9 31.6 28.5

Nondurable goods

29.4 30.8 37.2 39.6 37.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

48.7 47.3 46.1 49.6 50.0

Wholesale trade

28.5 28.4 28.5 30.1 30.6

Retail trade

58.2 55.5 53.5 57.2 58.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

42.9 43.6 43.6 48.4 48.3

Information

35.5 35.0 36.2 38.3 39.2

Financial activities

29.2 29.0 29.9 29.1 30.3

Finance and insurance

26.3 26.0 26.5 25.8 26.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

37.5 37.6 39.9 38.3 42.1

Professional and business services

65.7 66.3 65.5 65.6 65.0

Education and health services

34.1 34.0 34.5 36.0 35.9

Educational services

31.6 31.1 31.1 31.2 32.1

Health care and social assistance

34.6 34.5 35.2 36.9 36.6

Leisure and hospitality

76.8 78.0 76.2 78.5 80.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

85.4 84.8 87.8 92.8 81.3

Accommodation and food services

75.4 76.9 74.3 76.1 80.7

Other services

44.7 40.6 46.6 44.6 44.2

Government

18.4 19.0 18.5 19.2 19.4

Federal

15.1 14.7 13.5 15.0 17.9

State and local

18.9 19.6 19.2 19.8 19.6

State and local education

17.6 18.0 17.5 19.3 19.0

State and local, excluding education

20.4 21.5 21.2 20.4 20.3

REGION(2)

Northeast

37.9 38.4 38.9 38.5 39.8

South

47.3 46.3 48.3 50.1 50.8

Midwest

44.1 44.9 44.4 46.8 45.6

West

44.2 44.6 44.0 45.1 45.2

Footnotes
(1) The annual hires rate is the number of hires during the entire year as a percent of annual average employment.
(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