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.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

3,914 4,853 4,685 4,830 4,847 5,028 2.8 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,552 4,411 4,219 4,409 4,386 4,510 3.0 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7

Construction

124 121 112 141 133 147 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.3 2.1 2.3

Manufacturing

288 296 293 287 325 306 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.4

Durable goods

177 179 179 182 203 196 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

111 118 115 105 122 110 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

763 821 803 832 883 892 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.2

Retail trade

474 500 493 460 523 583 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.3 3.6

Professional and business services

680 928 941 966 991 1,028 3.5 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.0

Education and health services(6)

624 866 872 850 795 921 2.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.5 4.1

Health care and social assistance

552 789 776 764 715 832 3.0 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

524 700 661 715 622 646 3.5 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.0 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

43 71 52 57 51 55 2.0 3.3 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.5

Accommodation and food services

481 629 608 658 571 591 3.7 4.8 4.6 5.0 4.3 4.4

Government(7)

361 443 466 421 461 518 1.6 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.3

State and local

311 378 395 361 406 456 1.6 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.3

REGION(8)

Northeast

688 796 769 767 774 872 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.2

South

1,490 1,897 1,816 1,875 1,881 1,922 2.9 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6

Midwest

836 1,076 1,064 1,077 1,115 1,152 2.6 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5

West

900 1,084 1,035 1,110 1,077 1,082 2.8 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.3

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 10, 2015