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)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

3,906 4,678 4,849 4,886 4,877 4,998 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,518 4,195 4,440 4,424 4,396 4,523 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7

Construction

131 103 139 130 140 120 2.1 1.6 2.2 2.0 2.2 1.9

Manufacturing

263 292 283 332 310 330 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

166 178 180 206 195 202 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5

Nondurable goods

96 114 103 126 115 127 2.1 2.5 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

670 834 873 850 831 876 2.5 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.2

Retail trade

381 511 500 497 516 516 2.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2

Professional and business services

644 861 964 1,009 967 927 3.3 4.3 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.5

Education and health services(6)

721 872 854 825 923 889 3.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.1 3.9

Health care and social assistance

646 771 769 752 837 801 3.5 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

599 662 698 616 651 755 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

88 52 54 44 65 66 4.0 2.4 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.0

Accommodation and food services

512 610 644 571 586 689 4.0 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.4 5.1

Government(7)

388 483 409 462 482 475 1.7 2.2 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.1

State and local

339 419 355 400 409 422 1.7 2.1 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2

REGION(8)

Northeast

623 787 757 791 817 841 2.4 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1

South

1,420 1,823 1,876 1,889 1,902 1,882 2.8 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

Midwest

894 1,027 1,065 1,109 1,086 1,090 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.3

West

969 1,041 1,150 1,097 1,072 1,185 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.6

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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