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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)
Sept.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Sept.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)

Total

7,046 5,371 6,001 6,697 6,352 6,436 4.4 3.9 4.2 4.6 4.3 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,325 4,736 5,347 5,879 5,636 5,740 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.7 4.5 4.6

Mining and logging(3)

34 10 16 16 15 17 4.5 1.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.8

Construction(3)

333 315 244 332 275 229 4.2 4.3 3.3 4.4 3.7 3.1

Manufacturing

441 306 346 430 469 456 3.3 2.5 2.8 3.4 3.7 3.6

Durable goods(3)

269 166 179 228 249 255 3.2 2.2 2.3 2.9 3.2 3.2

Nondurable goods(3)

172 141 167 202 220 201 3.5 3.1 3.6 4.3 4.6 4.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,280 997 1,075 1,181 1,130 1,112 4.4 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.0

Wholesale trade

193 153 163 179 187 180 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.1

Retail trade

743 670 669 773 705 653 4.5 4.7 4.4 5.0 4.5 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

345 174 243 228 238 279 5.3 3.0 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.5

Information(3)

169 78 97 106 82 86 5.6 2.9 3.6 3.9 3.1 3.2

Financial activities

349 264 298 291 284 316 3.8 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.5

Finance and insurance

268 215 232 219 222 252 4.0 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.7

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

81 49 65 72 61 65 3.3 2.2 2.9 3.2 2.7 2.9

Professional and business services

1,260 976 1,077 1,178 1,195 1,276 5.6 4.8 5.2 5.6 5.6 6.0

Education and health services

1,216 975 1,089 1,288 1,182 1,220 4.8 4.2 4.6 5.3 4.9 5.0

Educational services(3)

129 78 90 111 108 108 3.3 2.3 2.5 3.1 3.0 3.0

Health care and social assistance

1,087 896 999 1,177 1,074 1,112 5.0 4.5 4.9 5.7 5.2 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

995 622 838 770 761 781 5.6 5.9 6.6 5.8 5.7 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

148 101 113 94 83 85 5.7 7.8 7.1 5.6 4.9 4.8

Accommodation and food services

847 521 725 676 678 696 5.6 5.6 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.8

Other services

248 194 268 288 242 246 4.0 3.9 4.9 5.1 4.3 4.3

Government

721 635 654 818 716 695 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.7 3.2 3.1

Federal(3)

112 70 112 281 123 103 3.8 2.4 3.7 8.8 3.7 3.2

State and local

608 564 542 536 594 593 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.1

State and local education

229 209 186 176 199 204 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.1

State and local, excluding education(3)

380 355 356 360 394 388 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.1

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,174 948 1,123 1,209 1,080 1,116 4.1 3.7 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.1

South

2,693 2,049 2,226 2,479 2,512 2,532 4.6 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.6 4.6

Midwest

1,548 1,123 1,329 1,561 1,366 1,378 4.5 3.7 4.2 4.9 4.3 4.3

West

1,630 1,251 1,323 1,448 1,394 1,410 4.4 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.1

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: November 10, 2020