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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)
July
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020(p)
July
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020(p)

Total

7,236 6,011 4,996 5,371 6,001 6,618 4.6 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,529 5,284 4,332 4,736 5,347 5,947 4.8 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.8

Mining and logging(3)

40 12 10 10 16 16 5.2 1.7 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5

Construction(3)

353 240 247 315 244 334 4.5 3.1 3.6 4.3 3.3 4.4

Manufacturing

477 310 315 306 346 408 3.6 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.8 3.3

Durable goods(3)

282 178 170 166 179 213 3.4 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.7

Nondurable goods(3)

195 132 146 141 167 195 3.9 2.7 3.2 3.1 3.6 4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,288 1,069 883 997 1,075 1,292 4.4 3.7 3.5 3.9 4.0 4.7

Wholesale trade

169 156 145 153 163 181 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.1

Retail trade

838 626 521 670 669 841 5.1 3.9 3.8 4.7 4.4 5.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

281 286 217 174 243 269 4.3 4.4 3.7 3.0 4.1 4.5

Information(3)

172 119 132 78 97 96 5.7 4.0 4.8 2.9 3.6 3.6

Financial activities

381 336 251 264 298 291 4.2 3.7 2.9 3.0 3.3 3.3

Finance and insurance

257 262 185 215 232 224 3.8 3.9 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

124 75 66 49 65 68 5.1 3.1 3.0 2.2 2.9 3.0

Professional and business services

1,287 1,192 982 976 1,077 1,200 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.2 5.7

Education and health services

1,325 1,193 1,051 975 1,089 1,262 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.2 4.6 5.2

Educational services(3)

145 106 102 78 90 117 3.7 2.7 3.0 2.3 2.5 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,180 1,087 949 896 999 1,145 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.9 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

957 664 314 622 838 760 5.5 3.9 3.5 5.9 6.6 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

113 130 41 101 113 97 4.5 5.1 3.4 7.8 7.1 5.8

Accommodation and food services

844 534 273 521 725 663 5.6 3.7 3.5 5.6 6.5 5.7

Other services

249 147 147 194 268 287 4.0 2.4 3.1 3.9 4.9 5.1

Government

707 727 664 635 654 671 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0

Federal(3)

129 131 114 70 112 132 4.3 4.3 3.8 2.4 3.7 4.3

State and local

579 596 550 564 542 539 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8

State and local education

215 215 194 209 186 180 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8

State and local, excluding education(3)

364 381 356 355 356 358 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,145 1,102 972 948 1,123 1,161 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 4.3 4.3

South

2,695 2,251 1,856 2,049 2,226 2,463 4.6 3.9 3.7 4.0 4.2 4.6

Midwest

1,694 1,286 1,067 1,123 1,329 1,557 4.9 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.2 4.9

West

1,702 1,373 1,101 1,251 1,323 1,438 4.6 3.7 3.5 3.9 4.0 4.2

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: September 09, 2020