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.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

5,669 7,293 6,960 7,131 7,166 7,335 3.7 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,143 6,595 6,340 6,503 6,509 6,707 3.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0

Mining and logging(3)

20 36 34 31 32 30 2.8 4.6 4.3 4.0 4.1 3.8

Construction(3)

149 317 272 323 294 382 2.1 4.2 3.6 4.2 3.9 4.9

Manufacturing

374 508 485 504 495 428 2.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.2

Durable goods(3)

239 304 307 318 322 292 3.0 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.5

Nondurable goods(3)

135 204 178 187 173 136 2.8 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.5 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,087 1,267 1,282 1,322 1,412 1,346 3.8 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.6

Wholesale trade(3)

188 221 230 216 207 191 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.1

Retail trade

707 760 772 848 908 864 4.3 4.6 4.6 5.1 5.4 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

192 287 280 258 297 290 3.2 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.6

Information(3)

103 149 104 150 130 129 3.6 5.1 3.6 5.1 4.5 4.4

Financial activities

332 450 345 400 402 368 3.8 5.0 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.1

Finance and insurance

253 354 264 271 305 302 3.9 5.3 4.0 4.1 4.6 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

79 96 81 129 97 66 3.4 4.1 3.4 5.4 4.1 2.8

Professional and business services

874 1,374 1,248 1,227 1,262 1,344 4.1 6.1 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.9

Education and health services

1,107 1,275 1,278 1,240 1,229 1,314 4.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.2

Educational services(3)

84 123 83 102 93 98 2.2 3.2 2.2 2.7 2.4 2.6

Health care and social assistance

1,023 1,152 1,195 1,138 1,137 1,216 4.9 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.7

Leisure and hospitality

902 996 1,058 1,008 1,026 1,147 5.3 5.7 6.1 5.8 5.9 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

90 94 95 85 98 135 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.9 5.3

Accommodation and food services

812 901 963 923 928 1,012 5.5 6.0 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.7

Other services(3)

196 223 234 296 226 220 3.3 3.7 3.8 4.8 3.7 3.6

Government

526 698 620 628 657 628 2.3 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.7

Federal(3)

81 108 89 107 116 84 2.8 3.7 3.1 3.7 4.0 2.9

State and local

445 591 531 521 541 544 2.2 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7

State and local education

165 206 200 205 216 217 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0

State and local, excluding education(3)

280 384 331 316 325 328 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

968 1,177 1,191 1,174 1,179 1,204 3.4 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2

South

2,012 2,765 2,506 2,566 2,729 2,834 3.6 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.9

Midwest

1,350 1,707 1,657 1,765 1,698 1,693 4.0 4.9 4.8 5.1 4.9 4.8

West

1,338 1,644 1,605 1,626 1,559 1,605 3.8 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.4

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional 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