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)
Feb.
2013
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)
Feb.
2013
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)

Total

4,015 3,996 4,126 3,914 3,874 4,173 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,591 3,603 3,757 3,552 3,477 3,780 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.2

Construction

123 129 165 124 124 120 2.1 2.2 2.7 2.1 2.0 2.0

Manufacturing

299 280 298 288 259 250 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0

Durable goods

193 174 175 177 155 143 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.0 1.8

Nondurable goods

106 106 123 111 103 107 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

653 711 786 763 675 784 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.9

Retail trade

425 455 439 474 379 489 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.4 3.1

Professional and business services

765 729 750 680 614 816 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.1 4.1

Education and health services(6)

695 672 682 624 700 706 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2

Health care and social assistance

636 599 610 552 631 628 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.4 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

500 535 562 524 618 592 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.5 4.1 3.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

56 81 84 43 110 64 2.7 3.8 3.9 2.0 5.0 3.0

Accommodation and food services

444 455 477 481 508 528 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.1

Government(7)

424 393 369 361 396 393 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8

State and local

355 354 313 311 345 340 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

704 667 692 688 666 690 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6

South

1,578 1,445 1,535 1,490 1,440 1,587 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.1

Midwest

830 961 941 836 846 904 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.8

West

903 923 957 900 921 992 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.9 3.1

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: April 08, 2014