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)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

3,387 4,402 4,427 2.4 3.0 3.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,046 3,981 3,940 2.6 3.2 3.2

Mining and logging

25 26 24 2.7 2.7 2.5

Construction

82 96 103 1.4 1.5 1.7

Manufacturing

260 298 280 2.1 2.4 2.2

Durable goods

159 185 180 2.1 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

101 113 100 2.2 2.5 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605 799 700 2.2 2.9 2.5

Wholesale trade

147 165 149 2.5 2.7 2.5

Retail trade

347 468 434 2.1 2.9 2.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

111 166 117 2.1 3.0 2.1

Information

79 100 88 2.9 3.6 3.2

Financial activities

222 294 243 2.7 3.5 2.9

Finance and insurance

176 236 191 2.9 3.8 3.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

45 57 52 2.2 2.7 2.5

Professional and business services

642 941 968 3.3 4.6 4.7

Education and health services

572 749 871 2.6 3.3 3.8

Educational services

64 74 82 1.8 2.0 2.3

Health care and social assistance

508 674 789 2.8 3.6 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

413 543 521 2.8 3.6 3.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

26 44 33 1.3 2.2 1.7

Accommodation and food services

387 499 488 3.1 3.8 3.7

Other services

147 136 143 2.6 2.4 2.5

Government

340 421 486 1.5 1.8 2.1

Federal

49 47 59 1.7 1.7 2.1

State and local

291 373 427 1.5 1.9 2.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

568 691 720 2.1 2.5 2.6

South

1,323 1,638 1,716 2.6 3.1 3.2

Midwest

723 1,055 1,037 2.3 3.2 3.1

West

772 1,018 953 2.4 3.1 2.9

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: February 10, 2015