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Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 8. Hires levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

4,825 5,568 4,556 3.2 3.6 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,593 5,230 4,298 3.6 4.0 3.3

Mining and logging

15 18 16 2.5 2.8 2.5

Construction

221 247 217 3.0 3.2 2.8

Manufacturing

315 343 275 2.5 2.7 2.1

Durable goods

179 187 162 2.3 2.3 2.0

Nondurable goods

136 156 113 2.9 3.2 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,132 1,568 1,076 3.9 5.4 3.6

Wholesale trade

125 138 128 2.2 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

701 837 622 4.4 5.2 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

306 593 326 4.2 8.2 4.4

Information

79 113 63 2.7 3.7 2.0

Financial activities

160 211 123 1.8 2.3 1.4

Finance and insurance

103 142 73 1.6 2.1 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 69 50 2.4 2.9 2.1

Professional and business services

980 1,011 884 4.5 4.5 3.9

Education and health services

640 713 684 2.7 2.8 2.7

Educational services

61 68 46 1.6 1.7 1.2

Health care and social assistance

579 645 638 2.9 3.1 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

870 850 785 5.9 5.4 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

95 103 97 4.7 4.6 4.3

Accommodation and food services

775 748 688 6.1 5.5 5.1

Other services

181 156 175 3.2 2.7 3.0

Government

232 338 258 1.0 1.5 1.1

Federal

39 51 44 1.3 1.8 1.5

State and local

193 288 214 1.0 1.4 1.1

State and local education

91 131 90 0.9 1.2 0.8

State and local, excluding education

102 156 124 1.1 1.7 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

722 771 616 2.7 2.8 2.2

South

1,995 2,337 1,900 3.6 4.0 3.3

Midwest

1,071 1,209 1,112 3.3 3.6 3.3

West

1,037 1,251 928 3.0 3.5 2.6

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