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
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)

LEVELS BY INDUSTRY
(in thousands)


Total

6,044 7,077 7,136 5,507 5,713 5,784 5,345 5,596 5,706

Total private

5,524 6,384 6,464 5,169 5,366 5,440 5,010 5,242 5,344

Mining and logging(1)

29 33 31 31 38 41 21 33 34

Construction(1)

215 275 298 399 373 358 362 337 328

Manufacturing

416 496 488 364 392 372 305 358 352

Durable goods(1)

229 289 286 214 231 207 176 195 197

Nondurable goods(1)

186 207 202 150 161 165 129 162 155

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,107 1,333 1,279 1,035 1,142 1,213 1,016 1,130 1,223

Wholesale trade(1)

199 261 238 147 134 163 146 125 149

Retail trade

651 773 768 687 790 815 680 806 859

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

256 300 273 200 218 236 190 200 216

Information(1)

122 146 149 81 76 73 83 79 80

Financial activities

331 396 426 210 215 219 209 225 228

Finance and insurance

263 309 339 134 136 139 128 145 142

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

68 88 86 77 79 80 80 80 86

Professional and business services

1,038 1,244 1,318 1,156 1,180 1,177 1,119 1,118 1,124

Education and health services

1,192 1,247 1,272 684 701 693 644 664 642

Educational services(1)

109 120 129 102 104 89 75 97 86

Health care and social assistance

1,083 1,127 1,143 582 598 604 569 566 556

Leisure and hospitality

838 993 984 1,002 1,065 1,061 1,005 1,058 1,077

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 93 86 166 146 173 168 138 172

Accommodation and food services

752 900 898 836 918 888 836 920 904

Other services(1)

236 220 219 208 184 233 247 240 255

Government

520 693 673 338 347 343 336 354 363

Federal(1)

69 96 111 29 33 33 38 34 31

State and local

452 597 562 309 314 310 297 320 331

State and local education

153 213 200 152 157 162 136 160 180

State and local, excluding education(1)

298 383 363 157 157 148 161 160 151





RATES BY INDUSTRY
(percent)


Total

4.0 4.5 4.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.8

Total private

4.2 4.8 4.8 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.0 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging(1)

4.0 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.2 5.5 3.1 4.5 4.6

Construction(1)

3.0 3.7 3.9 5.7 5.1 4.9 5.2 4.7 4.5

Manufacturing

3.2 3.8 3.7 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.4 2.8 2.8

Durable goods(1)

2.9 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods(1)

3.8 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 2.7 3.4 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3.9 4.6 4.4 3.8 4.1 4.4 3.7 4.1 4.4

Wholesale trade(1)

3.3 4.2 3.8 2.5 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.5

Retail trade

3.9 4.6 4.6 4.3 5.0 5.1 4.3 5.1 5.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(1)

4.3 4.9 4.4 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.3 3.4 3.7

Information(1)

4.2 5.0 5.1 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.8 2.9

Financial activities

3.8 4.4 4.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7

Finance and insurance

4.0 4.6 5.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.3 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(1)

3.0 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8

Professional and business services

4.8 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.3

Education and health services

4.9 5.0 5.1 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7

Educational services(1)

2.9 3.1 3.3 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.0 2.6 2.3

Health care and social assistance

5.2 5.4 5.4 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

4.9 5.7 5.7 6.2 6.5 6.5 6.2 6.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3.5 3.8 3.5 7.1 6.2 7.4 7.2 5.9 7.4

Accommodation and food services

5.2 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.6 6.3 6.1 6.6 6.4

Other services(1)

3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.1 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.3

Government

2.3 3.0 2.9 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6

Federal(1)

2.4 3.3 3.8 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.1

State and local

2.3 3.0 2.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

State and local education

1.5 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.7

State and local, excluding education(1)

3.2 4.0 3.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.7

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: October 16, 2018