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)
Aug.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)

Total

6,044 6,840 6,659 6,822 7,077 7,136 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,524 6,263 6,052 6,183 6,384 6,464 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.8

Mining and logging(3)

29 27 34 27 33 31 4.0 3.6 4.5 3.5 4.3 4.0

Construction(3)

215 243 253 267 275 298 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9

Manufacturing

416 452 474 475 496 488 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7

Durable goods(3)

229 281 296 293 289 286 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Nondurable goods(3)

186 171 178 182 207 202 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.7 4.2 4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,107 1,298 1,308 1,348 1,333 1,279 3.9 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4

Wholesale trade(3)

199 214 183 222 261 238 3.3 3.5 3.0 3.6 4.2 3.8

Retail trade

651 771 793 842 773 768 3.9 4.6 4.7 5.0 4.6 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

256 313 332 285 300 273 4.3 5.1 5.4 4.6 4.9 4.4

Information(3)

122 188 132 136 146 149 4.2 6.3 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.1

Financial activities

331 335 350 352 396 426 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.4 4.7

Finance and insurance

263 237 262 244 309 339 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.7 4.6 5.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

68 98 88 108 88 86 3.0 4.2 3.8 4.6 3.8 3.7

Professional and business services

1,038 1,254 1,159 1,155 1,244 1,318 4.8 5.7 5.3 5.2 5.6 5.9

Education and health services

1,192 1,287 1,248 1,295 1,247 1,272 4.9 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.1

Educational services(3)

109 114 112 147 120 129 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.8 3.1 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,083 1,173 1,136 1,148 1,127 1,143 5.2 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

838 940 877 931 993 984 4.9 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.7 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 113 88 86 93 86 3.5 4.6 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5

Accommodation and food services

752 827 789 845 900 898 5.2 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.0 6.0

Other services(3)

236 239 218 198 220 219 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.6

Government

520 577 607 639 693 673 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.9

Federal(3)

69 82 97 115 96 111 2.4 2.9 3.4 3.9 3.3 3.8

State and local

452 495 510 524 597 562 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.6 3.0 2.8

State and local education

153 175 173 194 213 200 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.8 2.0 1.9

State and local, excluding education(3)

298 320 337 330 383 363 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,046 1,196 1,104 1,174 1,201 1,156 3.7 4.2 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.0

South

2,125 2,405 2,414 2,429 2,565 2,689 3.8 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.7

Midwest

1,480 1,656 1,667 1,672 1,707 1,689 4.4 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9

West

1,394 1,582 1,474 1,547 1,604 1,603 4.0 4.4 4.1 4.3 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: October 16, 2018