Tuesday, June 11, 2013

40 Percent Of US Job Hiring Occurs In The South: 17 Percent In The Northeast

Posted by Milton Recht:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) today.

The South accounts for 40 percent of all US job hires. BLS defines the South as Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Northeast accounts for 16.9 percent. BLS defines the Northeast as Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Percent of Total US Job Hires by Region
Northeast - 16.9 Percent
South - 40.3
Midwest - 22.1
West - 20.7

A hire is not always a net addition to total employment. In addition to filling a new position, a hire includes filling vacant positions due to layoffs, firings, and voluntary quits.

The data is available in Table 8 of JOLTS.

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