Job openings rates by industry
August 01, 2002
Over the year ended in May 2002, the largest decline in job openings occurred in construction, where the rate fell from 3.4 percent to 1.9 percent.
Large declines also occurred in retail trade, services, and mining. Job openings were about the same in May 2002 as they were a year earlier in manufacturing and government.
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.
These data are a product of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. These data are not seasonally adjusted. Find additional information in "New Monthly Data Series on Job Openings and Labor Turnover Announced by BLS," USDL 02-412.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rates by industry on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk5/art04.htm (visited December 09, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.