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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
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JOLTS Historical Data: December 2000 - April 2001

Table 1. Job openings rates(1) by industry and census region

(Percent)

      Industry and census region          Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.
                                          2000  2001  2001  2001  2001

Total....................................  2.9   3.2   3.1   3.1   3.2

                 INDUSTRY

 Total private...........................  3.0   3.4   3.3   3.3   3.4
  Mining.................................  1.1   2.3   1.7   1.8   2.0
  Construction...........................  2.1   2.1   2.8   3.2   2.9
  Manufacturing..........................  2.2   2.4   2.3   2.1   1.7
   Durable goods.........................  2.2   2.4   2.3   2.0   1.8
   Nondurable goods......................  2.3   2.3   2.2   2.1   1.5
  Transportation and public utilities....  2.0   3.2   3.4   2.3   3.1
  Wholesale trade........................  2.3   3.1   3.1   2.0   2.2
  Retail trade...........................  2.5   3.0   3.0   3.1   3.5
  Finance, insurance, and real estate....  2.8   2.8   3.0   3.2   2.5
  Services...............................  4.1   4.4   4.2   4.3   4.5

 Government..............................  2.7   2.2   2.1   2.3   2.2
  Federal................................  2.8   2.3   2.5   3.1   2.7
  State and local........................  2.7   2.2   2.0   2.2   2.2

              CENSUS REGION

  Northeast..............................  2.7   3.1   3.2   3.0   3.3
  South..................................  2.5   3.1   3.1   3.0   3.3
  Midwest................................  3.0   3.0   2.7   2.8   2.9
  West...................................  3.7   3.5   3.7   3.7   3.4


   1 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.
   NOTE: The States (including the District of Columbia) that comprise
the census 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.

Last Modified Date: July 30, 2002