Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
Dec.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

4,877 5,377 5,534 5,349 5,346 5,607 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,396 4,880 5,041 4,859 4,841 5,086 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.0

Construction

140 136 119 121 138 207 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.1 3.1

Manufacturing

310 333 315 310 279 365 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.9

Durable goods

195 215 199 183 167 193 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.4

Nondurable goods

115 117 116 127 112 172 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

831 973 1,019 990 868 917 3.0 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.1 3.3

Retail trade

516 607 654 596 508 564 3.2 3.7 4.0 3.6 3.1 3.5

Professional and business services

967 1,039 1,204 1,042 1,086 1,039 4.7 5.0 5.7 5.0 5.2 4.9

Education and health services(6)

923 996 1,077 1,052 1,121 1,112 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.8 4.7

Health care and social assistance

837 905 988 952 1,027 1,016 4.4 4.6 5.0 4.8 5.2 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

651 735 696 728 741 711 4.2 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

65 46 53 53 69 76 3.0 2.1 2.4 2.4 3.0 3.4

Accommodation and food services

586 689 643 675 672 635 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.6

Government(7)

482 497 493 490 505 521 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3

State and local

409 425 429 424 426 437 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

REGION(8)

Northeast

817 837 890 893 946 972 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5

South

1,902 2,103 2,129 2,039 2,141 2,086 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.9

Midwest

1,086 1,213 1,246 1,265 1,157 1,215 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.6

West

1,072 1,223 1,269 1,152 1,101 1,335 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.3 4.0

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The job openings rate is the number of job openings on the last business day of the month as a percent of total employment plus job openings.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the regions are: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Last Modified Date: February 09, 2016