March 11, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Hires and separations by industry, 2009

Annual hires levels by industry, not seasonally adjusted, 20022009
Industry 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Total

59,797,000 57,787,000 61,624,000 64,498,000 64,906,000 63,404,000 56,204,000 48,696,000

Total private

55,665,000 54,082,000 57,534,000 60,444,000 60,481,000 58,843,000 52,486,000 45,237,000

Mining and Logging

238,000 261,000 284,000 303,000 311,000 346,000 364,000 214,000

Construction

5,104,000 5,234,000 5,438,000 5,884,000 5,396,000 4,813,000 4,564,000 3,882,000

Manufacturing

4,679,000 4,245,000 4,675,000 4,535,000 4,601,000 4,613,000 3,671,000 2,906,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12,235,000 11,837,000 13,291,000 13,683,000 13,805,000 13,212,000 11,600,000 10,009,000

Information

1,095,000 942,000 983,000 1,045,000 1,123,000 985,000 805,000 760,000

Financial activities

2,679,000 2,598,000 2,866,000 2,868,000 3,099,000 3,160,000 2,629,000 2,136,000

Professional and business services

11,352,000 10,631,000 11,035,000 12,152,000 11,955,000 11,474,000 9,983,000 8,428,000

Education and health services

5,773,000 5,730,000 5,792,000 6,207,000 6,382,000 6,440,000 6,499,000 6,156,000

Leisure and hospitality

9,993,000 9,979,000 10,558,000 10,953,000 11,258,000 11,208,000 9,981,000 8,313,000

Other services

2,516,000 2,629,000 2,615,000 2,818,000 2,559,000 2,595,000 2,386,000 2,430,000

Government

4,132,000 3,706,000 4,090,000 4,052,000 4,427,000 4,562,000 3,720,000 3,457,000

Federal

593,000 530,000 503,000 511,000 714,000 853,000 333,000 452,000

State and local

3,536,000 3,176,000 3,586,000 3,541,000 3,711,000 3,709,000 3,387,000 3,007,000

These data featured in the TED article, Hires and separations by industry, 2009.

 

Annual total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations levels, not seasonally adjusted, 20022009
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Total separations

60,412,000 57,847,000 59,666,000 62,107,000 62,661,000 62,125,000 59,640,000 53,679,000

Quits

32,375,000 29,351,000 31,852,000 34,964,000 36,327,000 35,108,000 31,074,000 21,964,000

Layoffs and discharges

23,325,000 23,959,000 23,389,000 22,774,000 21,460,000 22,557,000 24,549,000 27,790,000

Other separations

4,711,000 4,537,000 4,425,000 4,369,000 4,871,000 4,464,000 4,018,000 3,921,000

These data featured in the TED article, Hires and separations by industry, 2009.

 

 

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