Hires up in Professional, Business Services Over the Year, November 2020

Overall, the number of hires in November 2020 was little changed from a year earlier. There were a total of 5,439,000 hires in November 2019, compared with 5,590,000 in November 2020. Hires increased in professional and business services; transportation, warehousing, and utilities; and nondurable goods manufacturing. Hires decreased in accommodation and food services.


The number of hires in professional and business services increased from 1,051,000 in November 2019 to 1,183,000 in November 2020. In transportation, warehousing, and utilities hires increased from 393,000 to 493,000 over this 12-month period.

Hires decreased in accommodation and food services decreased from 751,000 in November 2019 to 659,000 a year later.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary.