Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

5,281 5,453 5,631 5,451 5,505 5,501 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,786 4,941 5,112 4,951 4,946 5,017 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

14 11 20 14 16 19 1.8 1.6 2.8 2.0 2.3 2.8

Construction(3)

124 192 221 193 174 148 1.8 2.8 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2

Manufacturing

317 326 328 320 314 325 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6

Durable goods(3)

174 185 206 197 181 183 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods(3)

143 141 122 123 133 141 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

822 997 1,020 1,024 1,016 1,034 2.9 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

Wholesale trade(3)

137 160 169 181 199 184 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.0

Retail trade

538 628 663 653 640 661 3.3 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

147 208 188 190 177 188 2.6 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.3

Information(3)

101 83 97 76 69 89 3.5 2.9 3.4 2.7 2.4 3.1

Financial activities

390 332 355 331 326 357 4.5 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.1

Finance and insurance

319 253 265 257 260 275 5.0 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

71 79 89 74 66 82 3.3 3.5 4.0 3.3 3.0 3.7

Professional and business services

1,034 1,022 1,113 980 935 911 4.9 4.8 5.2 4.6 4.4 4.3

Education and health services

1,075 1,041 1,072 1,159 1,148 1,193 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.8 4.9

Educational services(3)

93 95 102 90 83 93 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.5

Health care and social assistance

982 946 970 1,069 1,065 1,100 4.9 4.7 4.8 5.3 5.2 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

710 749 710 670 758 703 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.6 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 74 67 82 102 99 2.7 3.2 2.9 3.5 4.3 4.3

Accommodation and food services

648 675 642 589 656 604 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.3

Other services(3)

199 189 177 182 190 240 3.4 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 4.0

Government

495 511 519 501 558 483 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.1

Federal(3)

80 88 101 82 82 95 2.8 3.0 3.5 2.8 2.8 3.3

State and local

415 424 419 419 477 388 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.0

State and local education

171 147 130 131 151 147 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

245 276 289 288 326 241 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.5 2.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

887 944 1,034 980 960 1,001 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.6

South

1,981 1,961 2,028 1,984 2,030 1,924 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.5

Midwest

1,100 1,223 1,270 1,247 1,221 1,232 3.3 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7

West

1,313 1,324 1,299 1,240 1,294 1,343 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.9

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) 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.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the 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.
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Last Modified Date: February 07, 2017