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Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

6,450 6,334 6,096 6,111 6,034 6,165 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,062 5,919 5,716 5,719 5,612 5,741 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.4

Mining and logging

20 20 22 21 22 23 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.5

Construction

361 349 359 337 323 357 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.4 4.2 4.6

Manufacturing

457 461 401 434 405 405 3.6 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.1

Durable goods

258 267 219 230 217 233 3.3 3.3 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.9

Nondurable goods

199 194 183 204 188 172 4.2 4.0 3.7 4.2 3.8 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,377 1,303 1,236 1,252 1,251 1,281 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5

Wholesale trade

170 164 158 159 169 171 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.9

Retail trade

901 794 756 748 729 774 5.8 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

306 345 322 345 353 336 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.9 5.0 4.8

Information

111 106 102 100 119 97 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.9 3.2

Financial activities

229 233 234 210 233 195 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.2

Finance and insurance

145 158 148 136 152 121 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 75 86 74 80 74 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.1

Professional and business services

1,212 1,192 1,137 1,159 1,110 1,129 5.6 5.3 5.1 5.2 4.9 5.0

Education and health services

846 878 840 801 852 916 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.7

Educational services

102 105 96 97 96 96 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Health care and social assistance

744 773 745 704 756 820 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,192 1,132 1,140 1,178 1,093 1,100 7.9 7.2 7.2 7.4 6.8 6.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 156 158 151 158 163 7.5 6.8 6.8 6.5 6.8 6.9

Accommodation and food services

1,027 976 982 1,027 935 937 8.0 7.3 7.3 7.6 6.9 6.9

Other services

256 244 244 227 204 239 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.0 3.5 4.1

Government

388 415 380 391 422 423 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.9

Federal

45 38 43 43 40 47 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6

State and local

344 377 337 348 381 376 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9

State and local education

183 185 156 177 189 181 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.7

State and local, excluding education

161 191 181 171 193 195 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

999 898 893 859 875 870 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2

South

2,650 2,618 2,547 2,536 2,542 2,564 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.5

Midwest

1,396 1,397 1,268 1,286 1,281 1,433 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.8 4.3

West

1,406 1,422 1,388 1,430 1,336 1,298 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6

Footnotes
(1) Hires are the number of hires during the entire month.
(2) The hires rate is the number of hires during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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.
(p) Preliminary

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2023