January 11, 2008
From November 2006 to November 2007, the hires rate decreased in the South region and in the West region.
Hires are any additions to the payroll during the month. The hires rate is computed by dividing the number of hires by employment and multiplying that quotient by 100.
In the South, the hires rate fell from 3.6 percent in November 2006 to 3.3 percent in November 2007. The hires rate in the West declined from 3.8 percent in November 2006 to 3.1 percent in November 2007.
These estimates are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. These data are not seasonally adjusted. Data for November 2007 are preliminary.To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: November 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 08-0044.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Hires rates by region, November 2006 and November 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jan/wk1/art05.htm (visited December 20, 2014).
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