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)
May
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

3,885 4,938 4,694 2.8 3.4 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,483 4,499 4,249 3.0 3.7 3.5

Mining and logging

24 29 28 2.7 3.1 3.0

Construction

118 122 146 2.0 2.0 2.4

Manufacturing

241 295 301 2.0 2.4 2.4

Durable goods

153 198 180 2.0 2.5 2.3

Nondurable goods

89 97 122 2.0 2.1 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

746 910 787 2.8 3.4 2.9

Wholesale trade

126 175 163 2.1 2.9 2.7

Retail trade

487 577 461 3.2 3.7 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

133 157 164 2.6 3.0 3.1

Information

86 121 102 3.1 4.4 3.7

Financial activities

278 320 301 3.4 3.9 3.7

Finance and insurance

211 271 243 3.5 4.4 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 49 58 3.2 2.3 2.8

Professional and business services

638 943 898 3.3 4.7 4.5

Education and health services

690 783 826 3.2 3.5 3.7

Educational services

62 75 80 1.8 2.1 2.3

Health care and social assistance

628 707 746 3.4 3.8 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

518 810 730 3.5 5.3 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

78 124 71 3.6 5.7 3.2

Accommodation and food services

440 686 660 3.4 5.2 4.9

Other services

144 168 129 2.6 3.0 2.3

Government

403 439 445 1.8 1.9 2.0

Federal

51 66 56 1.8 2.4 2.0

State and local

352 373 389 1.8 1.9 2.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

675 846 845 2.6 3.2 3.1

South

1,506 1,830 1,718 2.9 3.5 3.3

Midwest

873 1,123 1,066 2.8 3.5 3.3

West

831 1,139 1,065 2.6 3.6 3.3

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: July 08, 2014