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)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

5,360 5,514 5,643 5,831 5,453 5,486 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,880 4,986 5,115 5,284 4,941 4,987 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

17 11 12 13 11 17 2.1 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.6 2.5

Construction(3)

104 193 187 225 192 221 1.6 2.8 2.7 3.3 2.8 3.2

Manufacturing

312 350 361 379 326 334 2.5 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.7

Durable goods(3)

191 180 200 223 185 205 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.4 2.6

Nondurable goods(3)

120 170 160 156 141 130 2.6 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

954 970 986 1,046 997 978 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

163 162 182 177 160 163 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.7

Retail trade

623 605 588 623 628 636 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

169 202 217 246 208 180 3.0 3.6 3.8 4.3 3.7 3.2

Information(3)

110 95 94 80 83 94 3.8 3.3 3.3 2.8 2.9 3.3

Financial activities

313 305 314 318 332 354 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.1

Finance and insurance

269 249 232 240 253 259 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

44 56 82 78 79 95 2.1 2.5 3.7 3.5 3.5 4.2

Professional and business services

1,111 1,032 1,104 1,212 1,022 1,055 5.3 4.9 5.2 5.6 4.8 4.9

Education and health services

1,080 1,073 1,127 1,073 1,041 1,063 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5

Educational services(3)

92 87 102 103 95 97 2.6 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

989 985 1,025 970 946 967 5.0 4.9 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

706 791 741 747 749 701 4.4 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 87 91 94 74 64 2.3 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.2 2.8

Accommodation and food services

656 704 651 653 675 637 4.8 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.6

Other services(3)

173 167 188 191 189 168 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.9

Government

480 528 527 546 511 499 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2

Federal(3)

55 93 86 90 88 93 2.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2

State and local

424 435 441 457 424 406 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.1

State and local education

150 144 139 164 147 139 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.3

State and local, excluding education(3)

274 291 302 292 276 267 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

896 966 928 983 944 991 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.6

South

2,015 1,995 2,166 2,119 1,961 2,042 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.7

Midwest

1,218 1,243 1,275 1,333 1,223 1,189 3.7 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.6 3.5

West

1,232 1,310 1,273 1,396 1,324 1,263 3.7 3.9 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.7

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, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(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: November 08, 2016