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)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)

Total

3,996 4,675 4,605 4,853 4,685 4,834 2.8 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,603 4,176 4,129 4,411 4,219 4,421 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.6

Construction

129 152 139 121 112 136 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.2

Manufacturing

280 302 293 296 293 290 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3

Durable goods

174 194 195 179 179 190 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4

Nondurable goods

106 108 97 118 115 100 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.6 2.5 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

711 797 806 821 803 840 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.1

Retail trade

455 465 473 500 493 486 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1

Professional and business services

729 909 880 928 941 937 3.7 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.6

Education and health services(6)

672 821 826 866 872 878 3.1 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.9

Health care and social assistance

599 728 746 789 776 786 3.2 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

535 643 622 700 661 735 3.6 4.2 4.1 4.6 4.3 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 68 63 71 52 66 3.8 3.1 2.9 3.3 2.4 3.0

Accommodation and food services

455 575 559 629 608 669 3.6 4.4 4.3 4.8 4.6 5.0

Government(7)

393 499 476 443 466 413 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.8

State and local

354 430 421 378 395 354 1.8 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.8

REGION(8)

Northeast

667 798 765 796 769 777 2.5 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.9

South

1,445 1,736 1,722 1,897 1,816 1,868 2.8 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.6

Midwest

961 1,055 1,087 1,076 1,064 1,115 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4

West

923 1,086 1,031 1,084 1,035 1,075 2.9 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.2 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: December 09, 2014