Hires rate in December 2004
February 11, 2005
The hires rate was 3.4 percent in December 2004, a slight decrease from a month earlier.
The hires rate decreased in manufacturing, professional and business services, and government over the month. The hires rate also fell in the Midwest region.
The hires rate is the number of hires during the month divided by 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 December 2004 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: December 2004" (PDF) (TXT), USDL 05-206.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Hires rate in December 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/feb/wk1/art05.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
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