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)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

6,059 6,822 7,077 7,293 6,960 7,079 4.0 4.4 4.5 4.7 4.4 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,515 6,183 6,384 6,595 6,340 6,489 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8

Mining and logging(3)

28 27 33 36 34 29 3.9 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.3 3.6

Construction(3)

233 267 275 317 272 292 3.2 3.6 3.7 4.2 3.6 3.8

Manufacturing

410 475 496 508 485 522 3.2 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9

Durable goods(3)

248 293 289 304 307 332 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.7 4.0

Nondurable goods(3)

162 182 207 204 178 189 3.3 3.7 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,031 1,348 1,333 1,267 1,282 1,280 3.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.4

Wholesale trade(3)

152 222 261 221 230 231 2.5 3.6 4.2 3.5 3.7 3.7

Retail trade

655 842 773 760 772 802 4.0 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

223 285 300 287 280 247 3.7 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.0

Information(3)

96 136 146 149 104 149 3.3 4.7 5.0 5.1 3.6 5.1

Financial activities

365 352 396 450 345 375 4.1 3.9 4.4 5.0 3.9 4.2

Finance and insurance

254 244 309 354 264 256 3.9 3.7 4.6 5.3 4.0 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

111 108 88 96 81 119 4.8 4.6 3.8 4.1 3.4 5.0

Professional and business services

1,084 1,155 1,244 1,374 1,248 1,227 5.0 5.2 5.6 6.1 5.6 5.5

Education and health services

1,127 1,295 1,247 1,275 1,278 1,297 4.6 5.2 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2

Educational services(3)

93 147 120 123 83 103 2.5 3.8 3.1 3.2 2.2 2.7

Health care and social assistance

1,034 1,148 1,127 1,152 1,195 1,194 5.0 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

850 931 993 996 1,058 1,044 5.0 5.4 5.7 5.7 6.1 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82 86 93 94 95 76 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.1

Accommodation and food services

768 845 900 901 963 968 5.3 5.7 6.0 6.0 6.4 6.5

Other services(3)

292 198 220 223 234 273 4.8 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.4

Government

544 639 693 698 620 590 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.6

Federal(3)

87 115 96 108 89 80 3.0 3.9 3.3 3.7 3.1 2.8

State and local

457 524 597 591 531 510 2.3 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.5

State and local education

156 194 213 206 200 217 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0

State and local, excluding education(3)

301 330 383 384 331 293 3.2 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.1

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,018 1,174 1,201 1,177 1,191 1,177 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

South

2,089 2,429 2,565 2,765 2,506 2,539 3.7 4.3 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.4

Midwest

1,536 1,672 1,707 1,707 1,657 1,729 4.5 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.8 5.0

West

1,417 1,547 1,604 1,644 1,605 1,634 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.5

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: December 10, 2018