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)
Nov.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

4,463 5,597 4,972 3.1 3.7 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,035 5,129 4,512 3.3 4.1 3.6

Mining and logging

26 19 18 2.7 2.3 2.2

Construction

99 128 104 1.5 1.9 1.5

Manufacturing

298 314 261 2.4 2.5 2.1

Durable goods

183 176 162 2.3 2.2 2.0

Nondurable goods

115 139 99 2.5 2.9 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

788 1,065 823 2.8 3.8 2.9

Wholesale trade

170 185 137 2.8 3.0 2.2

Retail trade

453 663 482 2.8 4.0 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

165 217 204 3.0 3.9 3.6

Information

108 107 60 3.7 3.7 2.1

Financial activities

293 339 325 3.5 4.0 3.8

Finance and insurance

242 274 272 3.9 4.3 4.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

51 66 54 2.4 3.0 2.5

Professional and business services

979 1,118 1,071 4.8 5.3 5.1

Education and health services

768 1,110 1,043 3.4 4.7 4.4

Educational services

69 106 104 1.9 2.8 2.7

Health care and social assistance

698 1,004 940 3.7 5.1 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

534 739 686 3.5 4.6 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

37 52 58 1.8 2.4 2.8

Accommodation and food services

498 687 627 3.8 5.0 4.6

Other services

142 190 121 2.5 3.2 2.1

Government

428 468 460 1.9 2.1 2.0

Federal

57 63 70 2.0 2.2 2.5

State and local

371 405 390 1.9 2.0 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

713 934 873 2.6 3.4 3.1

South

1,667 2,120 1,962 3.1 3.9 3.6

Midwest

1,060 1,302 1,086 3.2 3.9 3.2

West

1,023 1,241 1,051 3.1 3.7 3.1

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: January 12, 2016