Hires rate in July 2008
September 10, 2008
The hires rate decreased in July to 3.0 percent. The hires rate has trended downward since July 2006.
The hires rate fell significantly in July for total nonfarm, total private, the construction industry, and the Northeast and South regions. The hires rate did not increase significantly in any industry or region in July.
The hires rate is the number of hires as a percent of total employment. Hires are any additions to the payroll during the month.
These data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for July 2008 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: July 2008," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-1270.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Hires rate in July 2008 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/sept/wk2/art03.htm (visited August 08, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.