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) Rates(2)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

5,180 5,198 5,281 5,604 5,608 5,757 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,660 4,725 4,786 5,137 5,132 5,251 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging(3)

16 15 14 17 10 10 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.2 1.3 1.3

Construction(3)

177 101 124 157 201 210 2.7 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.9 3.0

Manufacturing

311 238 317 336 320 356 2.5 1.9 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.8

Durable goods(3)

197 138 174 183 169 176 2.5 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.2

Nondurable goods(3)

115 100 143 153 151 180 2.5 2.1 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

877 861 822 979 1,026 946 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.5 3.6 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

141 128 137 199 216 181 2.3 2.1 2.3 3.3 3.5 3.0

Retail trade

519 527 538 602 649 569 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

217 205 147 178 161 196 3.9 3.6 2.6 3.2 2.9 3.5

Information(3)

107 68 101 97 87 71 3.8 2.4 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.5

Financial activities

265 356 390 372 351 341 3.2 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0

Finance and insurance

197 312 319 298 261 270 3.2 4.9 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

69 44 71 74 91 71 3.2 2.0 3.3 3.4 4.1 3.2

Professional and business services

1,062 1,126 1,034 1,088 1,101 1,225 5.2 5.4 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.8

Education and health services

877 1,113 1,075 1,129 1,047 1,037 3.9 4.7 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.4

Educational services(3)

89 89 93 83 113 77 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3 3.1 2.2

Health care and social assistance

788 1,023 982 1,046 934 960 4.1 5.2 4.9 5.2 4.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

745 732 710 745 751 780 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

101 64 62 68 69 84 4.5 2.8 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.6

Accommodation and food services

644 668 648 677 682 696 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.0

Other services(3)

223 116 199 217 238 274 3.8 2.0 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.6

Government

520 473 495 467 475 506 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2

Federal(3)

85 72 80 80 88 99 3.0 2.5 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.5

State and local

435 401 415 387 387 407 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1

State and local education

141 160 171 152 147 145 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

294 241 245 235 240 262 3.2 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

848 897 887 900 895 890 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

South

1,892 2,071 1,981 2,077 2,110 2,158 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0

Midwest

1,206 1,121 1,100 1,311 1,283 1,314 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.9 3.8 3.9

West

1,234 1,109 1,313 1,316 1,319 1,394 3.7 3.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.1

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) 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.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series, therefore, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(4) 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: May 10, 2016