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)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

5,198 5,831 5,453 5,631 5,451 5,522 3.5 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,725 5,284 4,941 5,112 4,951 4,972 3.8 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

15 13 11 20 14 17 1.9 1.8 1.6 2.8 2.0 2.4

Construction(3)

101 225 192 221 193 184 1.5 3.3 2.8 3.2 2.8 2.7

Manufacturing

238 379 326 328 320 324 1.9 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6

Durable goods(3)

138 223 185 206 197 185 1.8 2.8 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.4

Nondurable goods(3)

100 156 141 122 123 139 2.1 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

861 1,046 997 1,020 1,024 1,021 3.1 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6

Wholesale trade(3)

128 177 160 169 181 183 2.1 2.9 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.0

Retail trade

527 623 628 663 653 653 3.2 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

205 246 208 188 190 186 3.6 4.3 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.3

Information(3)

68 80 83 97 76 76 2.4 2.8 2.9 3.4 2.7 2.7

Financial activities

356 318 332 355 331 332 4.2 3.7 3.8 4.1 3.8 3.8

Finance and insurance

312 240 253 265 257 268 4.9 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

44 78 79 89 74 64 2.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.3 2.9

Professional and business services

1,126 1,212 1,022 1,113 980 984 5.4 5.6 4.8 5.2 4.6 4.6

Education and health services

1,113 1,073 1,041 1,072 1,159 1,120 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.7

Educational services(3)

89 103 95 102 90 87 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.4

Health care and social assistance

1,023 970 946 970 1,069 1,033 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.8 5.3 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

732 747 749 710 670 725 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

64 94 74 67 82 82 2.8 4.0 3.2 2.9 3.5 3.5

Accommodation and food services

668 653 675 642 589 643 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.6

Other services(3)

116 191 189 177 182 189 2.0 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2

Government

473 546 511 519 501 549 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4

Federal(3)

72 90 88 101 82 81 2.5 3.1 3.0 3.5 2.8 2.8

State and local

401 457 424 419 419 468 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.4

State and local education

160 164 147 130 131 148 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

241 292 276 289 288 320 2.6 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

897 983 944 1,034 980 951 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.4

South

2,071 2,119 1,961 2,028 1,984 2,072 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8

Midwest

1,121 1,333 1,223 1,270 1,247 1,212 3.4 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.6

West

1,109 1,396 1,324 1,299 1,240 1,287 3.3 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8

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: January 10, 2017