Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

5,343 5,564 5,445 3.6 3.7 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,873 5,028 4,952 3.9 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging

17 11 17 2.1 1.5 2.5

Construction

104 192 221 1.5 2.7 3.1

Manufacturing

312 326 334 2.5 2.6 2.6

Durable goods

191 185 205 2.4 2.3 2.6

Nondurable goods

120 141 130 2.5 2.9 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,028 1,041 1,047 3.7 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

163 160 163 2.7 2.6 2.7

Retail trade

697 673 705 4.3 4.0 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

169 208 180 3.0 3.7 3.2

Information

110 83 94 3.8 2.9 3.3

Financial activities

305 323 348 3.6 3.7 4.0

Finance and insurance

261 244 253 4.1 3.8 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

44 79 95 2.1 3.5 4.2

Professional and business services

1,075 1,021 1,013 5.1 4.8 4.7

Education and health services

1,060 1,058 1,047 4.6 4.5 4.4

Educational services

92 95 97 2.6 2.9 2.7

Health care and social assistance

969 963 950 4.9 4.8 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

689 784 661 4.3 4.6 4.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

41 84 47 1.8 3.2 2.0

Accommodation and food services

648 700 615 4.7 4.9 4.4

Other services

173 189 168 3.0 3.2 2.9

Government

470 536 494 2.1 2.5 2.2

Federal

55 88 93 2.0 3.0 3.2

State and local

415 449 401 2.1 2.4 2.0

State and local education

141 172 134 1.4 1.9 1.3

State and local, excluding education

274 276 267 3.0 2.9 2.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

896 1,002 1,009 3.3 3.6 3.6

South

1,990 1,946 2,013 3.7 3.6 3.7

Midwest

1,244 1,267 1,189 3.8 3.8 3.5

West

1,213 1,349 1,235 3.6 3.9 3.6

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) 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