Job openings rates by industry in October 2006
December 13, 2006
On the last business day of October 2006, there were 4.2 million job openings in the United States and the job openings rate was 3.0 percent.
In October, the job openings rate rose in manufacturing and in education and health services. The rate fell in trade, transportation, and utilities.
The industries with the highest seasonally adjusted job openings rate in October 2006 were leisure and hospitality and professional and business services (4.1 percent each), and education and health services (4.0 percent).
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for October 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: October 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-2068.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rates by industry in October 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/dec/wk2/art03.htm (visited August 30, 2016).
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