Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted
Category Job openings Hires Total separations
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

LEVELS BY INDUSTRY
(in thousands)

Total nonfarm

4,877 5,346 5,607 5,239 5,256 5,361 4,901 4,962 5,072

Total private(1)

4,396 4,841 5,086 4,920 4,905 4,993 4,593 4,627 4,716

Construction

140 138 207 438 346 314 393 295 292

Manufacturing

310 279 365 276 273 272 253 274 270

Durable goods

195 167 193 164 153 160 146 155 169

Nondurable goods

115 112 172 112 121 113 108 119 101

Trade, transportation, and utilities(2)

831 868 917 1,118 1,111 1,104 1,079 1,050 1,084

Retail trade

516 508 564 787 772 770 767 751 754

Professional and business services

967 1,086 1,039 1,040 1,010 1,114 942 1,007 1,025

Education and health services(3)

923 1,121 1,112 602 650 628 541 602 561

Health care and social assistance

837 1,027 1,016 528 549 545 470 505 488

Leisure and hospitality

651 741 711 930 1,015 1,053 881 918 993

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

65 69 76 137 132 151 131 124 139

Accommodation and food services

586 672 635 793 883 902 750 795 854

Government(4)

482 505 521 319 351 367 308 334 356

State and local

409 426 437 289 307 322 280 292 316

RATES BY INDUSTRY
(percent)

Total nonfarm

3.4 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5

Total private(1)

3.6 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.9

Construction

2.2 2.1 3.1 7.0 5.3 4.8 6.3 4.5 4.5

Manufacturing

2.5 2.2 2.9 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

2.4 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.2

Nondurable goods

2.5 2.4 3.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(2)

3.0 3.1 3.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.0

Retail trade

3.2 3.1 3.5 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8

Professional and business services

4.7 5.2 4.9 5.3 5.1 5.6 4.8 5.0 5.1

Education and health services(3)

4.1 4.8 4.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.5

Health care and social assistance

4.4 5.2 5.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

4.2 4.6 4.4 6.2 6.6 6.9 5.9 6.0 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3.0 3.0 3.4 6.4 6.0 6.9 6.1 5.6 6.3

Accommodation and food services

4.4 4.9 4.6 6.2 6.7 6.8 5.9 6.0 6.5

Government(4)

2.2 2.2 2.3 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6

State and local

2.1 2.2 2.2 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(2) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(3) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(4) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(p) Preliminary

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