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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)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

7,520 7,046 7,309 6,793 6,552 6,963 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,808 6,325 6,546 6,070 5,838 6,208 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.6

Mining and logging(3)

31 34 23 20 13 21 4.0 4.5 3.0 2.7 1.8 2.9

Construction(3)

299 333 325 215 216 274 3.9 4.2 4.1 2.8 2.8 3.5

Manufacturing

427 441 403 401 360 402 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.7 3.0

Durable goods(3)

278 269 258 270 222 255 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.2 2.7 3.1

Nondurable goods(3)

150 172 145 131 138 147 3.0 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.8 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,429 1,280 1,472 1,271 1,192 1,237 4.9 4.4 5.0 4.4 4.1 4.3

Wholesale trade

279 193 268 188 187 185 4.5 3.2 4.3 3.1 3.1 3.0

Retail trade

808 743 877 752 762 769 4.9 4.5 5.3 4.6 4.6 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

342 345 327 331 244 283 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.1 3.8 4.3

Information(3)

147 169 142 136 146 166 4.9 5.6 4.7 4.5 4.8 5.4

Financial activities

411 349 426 348 319 400 4.5 3.8 4.6 3.8 3.5 4.3

Finance and insurance

285 268 323 259 235 300 4.3 4.0 4.8 3.9 3.5 4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

126 81 103 88 84 100 5.2 3.3 4.2 3.6 3.4 4.1

Professional and business services

1,386 1,260 1,218 1,217 1,223 1,252 6.2 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5

Education and health services

1,379 1,216 1,306 1,311 1,203 1,296 5.5 4.8 5.1 5.1 4.7 5.0

Educational services(3)

129 129 131 146 106 126 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.7 2.7 3.2

Health care and social assistance

1,249 1,087 1,176 1,165 1,097 1,170 5.8 5.0 5.4 5.3 5.0 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,125 995 975 966 916 892 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 148 135 120 127 144 4.2 5.7 5.2 4.6 4.9 5.5

Accommodation and food services

1,019 847 840 845 789 748 6.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.2 5.0

Other services

174 248 256 185 250 268 2.9 4.0 4.2 3.0 4.1 4.3

Government

712 721 763 723 715 755 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.2

Federal(3)

139 112 124 117 88 126 4.7 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.0 4.2

State and local

573 608 638 606 626 629 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1

State and local education

218 229 234 220 234 235 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.2

State and local, excluding education(3)

355 380 404 386 393 395 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.1

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,239 1,174 1,234 1,178 1,135 1,233 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.2

South

2,762 2,693 2,804 2,545 2,439 2,630 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.5

Midwest

1,769 1,548 1,648 1,485 1,400 1,496 5.1 4.5 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.3

West

1,750 1,630 1,623 1,585 1,578 1,604 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020