FACT: Hiring is sluggish in the Northeast, Illinois, and California.
The South Central and Mountain states, as well as Alaska, are where the highest hiring rates exist over the past year. Hiring is slowest in the Northeast, Illinois, and California.
Average Annual Pay
FACT: The Manufacturing and Financial industries have the highest annual pay.
Overall average pay by industry is highly influenced by the mix of salary versus hourly workers. Pay is highest in Manufacturing and Financial, which are two of the industries with the highest percentage of salary workers. Meanwhile, the Retail and Leisure industries, which rely primarily on hourly employees, have the lowest average annual pay.
FACT: In the last year, the majority of employees that left their jobs did so willingly.
Although the largest single separation reason is an involuntary one (layoffs made up 25.7% of separations over the past twelve months), more than half of all separations are actually voluntary. Approximately equal numbers of employees leave for other opportunities, leave for personal reasons, quit without giving notice, or leave for some other voluntary reason.
- Other Opportunity (Incl. Relocation)
- Quit without Notice
- Personal Reasons
- Other Voluntary
- Poor Performance
- Policy Violation
- Other Involuntary