Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted
Category Job openings Hires Total separations
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

LEVELS BY INDUSTRY
(in thousands)


Total

5,669 7,166 7,335 5,516 5,812 5,907 5,314 5,563 5,545

Total private

5,143 6,509 6,707 5,173 5,440 5,555 4,959 5,203 5,204

Mining and logging(1)

20 32 30 31 32 41 31 32 35

Construction(1)

149 294 382 321 377 384 291 389 370

Manufacturing

374 495 428 348 377 352 337 366 325

Durable goods(1)

239 322 292 201 206 183 189 204 173

Nondurable goods(1)

135 173 136 147 170 169 148 161 152

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,087 1,412 1,346 1,076 1,179 1,246 1,050 1,116 1,139

Wholesale trade(1)

188 207 191 148 189 155 143 168 151

Retail trade

707 908 864 698 732 858 686 721 767

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

192 297 290 230 259 233 221 227 222

Information(1)

103 130 129 83 91 69 88 85 74

Financial activities

332 402 368 187 206 194 172 190 174

Finance and insurance

253 305 302 122 131 125 121 129 126

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

79 97 66 65 75 70 51 61 47

Professional and business services

874 1,262 1,344 1,218 1,101 1,177 1,180 1,071 1,150

Education and health services

1,107 1,229 1,314 666 761 812 626 713 740

Educational services(1)

84 93 98 111 109 128 98 107 91

Health care and social assistance

1,023 1,137 1,216 556 652 684 529 606 649

Leisure and hospitality

902 1,026 1,147 1,021 1,082 1,082 981 1,037 1,026

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

90 98 135 153 169 158 142 163 160

Accommodation and food services

812 928 1,012 869 913 924 839 874 867

Other services(1)

196 226 220 222 234 198 204 205 172

Government

526 657 628 343 371 352 354 359 340

Federal(1)

81 116 84 20 49 39 36 36 44

State and local

445 541 544 322 323 313 319 324 296

State and local education

165 216 217 167 171 163 165 174 162

State and local, excluding education(1)

280 325 328 155 152 150 153 149 135





RATES BY INDUSTRY
(percent)


Total

3.7 4.6 4.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.7

Total private

3.9 4.9 5.0 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging(1)

2.8 4.1 3.8 4.4 4.2 5.4 4.5 4.3 4.6

Construction(1)

2.1 3.9 4.9 4.5 5.2 5.2 4.1 5.3 5.0

Manufacturing

2.9 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.5

Durable goods(1)

3.0 3.9 3.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.1

Nondurable goods(1)

2.8 3.5 2.8 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.1 3.4 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.8 4.8 4.6 3.9 4.2 4.5 3.8 4.0 4.1

Wholesale trade(1)

3.1 3.3 3.1 2.5 3.1 2.6 2.4 2.8 2.5

Retail trade

4.3 5.4 5.1 4.4 4.6 5.4 4.3 4.5 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

3.2 4.7 4.6 4.0 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

Information(1)

3.6 4.5 4.4 3.0 3.3 2.5 3.2 3.1 2.7

Financial activities

3.8 4.5 4.1 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.0 2.2 2.0

Finance and insurance

3.9 4.6 4.5 1.9 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

3.4 4.1 2.8 2.9 3.3 3.1 2.3 2.7 2.1

Professional and business services

4.1 5.6 5.9 5.9 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.0 5.4

Education and health services

4.5 4.9 5.2 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.7 3.0 3.1

Educational services(1)

2.2 2.4 2.6 3.0 2.9 3.4 2.6 2.9 2.4

Health care and social assistance

4.9 5.4 5.7 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.7 3.0 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

5.3 5.9 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.0 6.3 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3.7 3.9 5.3 6.5 7.1 6.6 6.0 6.8 6.7

Accommodation and food services

5.5 6.2 6.7 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.1 6.2 6.1

Other services(1)

3.3 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.4 3.5 3.5 2.9

Government

2.3 2.9 2.7 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

Federal(1)

2.8 4.0 2.9 0.7 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.6

State and local

2.2 2.7 2.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5

State and local education

1.6 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6

State and local, excluding education(1)

3.0 3.4 3.4 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5

Footnotes
(1) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in the job openings series, therefore, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, and federal government data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019