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)
July
2015
June
2016
July
2016(p)
July
2015
June
2016
July
2016(p)

Total

6,039 5,610 6,090 4.1 3.7 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,444 5,049 5,534 4.3 3.9 4.3

Mining and logging

23 12 13 2.7 1.8 1.8

Construction

151 187 214 2.2 2.7 3.0

Manufacturing

366 361 379 2.9 2.8 3.0

Durable goods

218 200 227 2.7 2.5 2.9

Nondurable goods

148 160 152 3.1 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,098 980 1,097 3.9 3.5 3.9

Wholesale trade

210 182 165 3.4 3.0 2.7

Retail trade

665 582 693 4.1 3.5 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

223 217 239 4.0 3.8 4.2

Information

116 94 79 4.0 3.3 2.7

Financial activities

378 316 330 4.4 3.7 3.8

Finance and insurance

261 234 254 4.1 3.7 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

117 82 76 5.2 3.6 3.3

Professional and business services

1,131 1,089 1,284 5.4 5.1 5.9

Education and health services

1,197 1,072 1,133 5.2 4.6 4.8

Educational services

123 102 115 3.7 3.0 3.5

Health care and social assistance

1,074 970 1,017 5.5 4.8 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

801 749 795 4.8 4.4 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

59 82 100 2.3 3.1 3.7

Accommodation and food services

742 666 695 5.3 4.7 4.8

Other services

183 188 211 3.1 3.2 3.5

Government

594 562 556 2.8 2.5 2.6

Federal

69 86 88 2.4 3.0 3.0

State and local

526 476 468 2.8 2.4 2.5

State and local education

218 173 189 2.4 1.7 2.1

State and local, excluding education

308 302 279 3.2 3.2 2.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

974 926 1,055 3.6 3.3 3.8

South

2,345 2,161 2,239 4.3 3.9 4.1

Midwest

1,317 1,238 1,406 4.0 3.7 4.2

West

1,402 1,284 1,391 4.2 3.7 4.1

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: September 07, 2016