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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)
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022(p)
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022(p)

Total

10,629 11,681 11,303 11,040 11,170 10,053 6.7 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

9,782 10,627 10,275 10,054 10,065 9,037 7.3 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.2 6.5

Mining and logging

33 41 36 38 35 35 5.4 6.3 5.4 5.6 5.3 5.1

Construction

362 440 405 353 353 407 4.7 5.5 5.0 4.4 4.4 5.0

Manufacturing

873 1,017 816 850 910 795 6.6 7.4 6.0 6.2 6.6 5.8

Durable goods

491 625 505 558 530 477 6.0 7.3 6.0 6.6 6.2 5.6

Nondurable goods

382 392 311 293 380 318 7.5 7.5 6.0 5.7 7.2 6.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2,018 1,886 2,108 1,653 1,778 1,638 6.8 6.2 6.8 5.4 5.8 5.4

Wholesale trade

288 300 371 276 278 325 4.8 4.9 6.0 4.5 4.5 5.2

Retail trade

1,177 1,040 1,185 885 946 803 7.1 6.2 7.0 5.3 5.6 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

553 546 551 492 554 510 7.7 7.2 7.2 6.5 7.3 6.7

Information

185 265 248 239 222 205 6.1 8.2 7.7 7.4 6.8 6.3

Financial activities

466 511 524 622 641 524 5.0 5.4 5.5 6.5 6.7 5.5

Finance and insurance

306 360 370 476 474 347 4.5 5.2 5.3 6.7 6.7 5.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

159 151 154 145 167 177 6.6 6.0 6.1 5.8 6.6 7.0

Professional and business services

1,892 2,327 2,007 2,127 1,991 1,872 8.2 9.5 8.3 8.7 8.2 7.7

Education and health services

1,797 2,152 2,147 2,222 2,165 1,885 7.0 8.2 8.1 8.4 8.1 7.1

Educational services

160 205 179 196 207 163 4.2 5.2 4.5 4.9 5.1 4.1

Health care and social assistance

1,638 1,946 1,967 2,026 1,958 1,722 7.5 8.7 8.8 9.0 8.7 7.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,718 1,498 1,542 1,494 1,516 1,405 10.6 8.8 9.0 8.7 8.8 8.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

208 171 157 152 203 193 9.2 7.0 6.4 6.2 8.1 7.7

Accommodation and food services

1,510 1,327 1,385 1,343 1,313 1,213 10.9 9.1 9.4 9.1 8.9 8.3

Other services

437 490 442 456 454 271 7.4 7.9 7.2 7.4 7.4 4.5

Government

847 1,054 1,028 986 1,104 1,016 3.7 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.7 4.4

Federal

135 125 121 114 158 129 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 5.2 4.3

State and local

712 929 907 872 946 888 3.6 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.4

State and local education

285 366 362 318 335 292 2.7 3.4 3.4 3.0 3.1 2.8

State and local, excluding education

427 563 545 554 611 596 4.5 5.9 5.7 5.8 6.3 6.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,830 1,911 1,933 1,870 1,776 1,661 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.8

South

4,135 4,503 4,237 4,330 4,322 4,066 7.0 7.4 7.0 7.1 7.1 6.7

Midwest

2,257 2,684 2,479 2,433 2,487 1,889 6.6 7.6 7.0 6.9 7.0 5.4

West

2,406 2,582 2,655 2,407 2,584 2,438 6.6 6.8 7.0 6.4 6.8 6.4

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) 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

Last Modified Date: October 04, 2022