The number of hires for the selected timeframe. When compared with Unique Postings, Hires shows how much actual hiring activity there is relative to the amount of posting activity.
A hire is reported by the Quarterly Workforce Indicators when an individual’s Social Security Number appears on a company’s payroll and was not there the quarter before. The QWI program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by State unemployment insurance (UI) laws, similar to the QCEW program. For more information from the Census Bureau on how hires data is collected, see this publication.
For more information on how Emsi calculates hires for occupations, see the methodology article.
Source: Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) from the Census Bureau and Emsi’s proprietary employment data