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)
Apr.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)
Apr.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)

Total

7,106 7,479 7,625 7,142 7,474 7,449 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,497 6,860 6,929 6,437 6,772 6,726 4.9 5.1 5.1 4.8 5.0 5.0

Mining and logging(3)

37 29 38 27 28 33 4.9 3.8 4.8 3.5 3.5 4.1

Construction(3)

258 299 313 287 364 404 3.4 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.7 5.1

Manufacturing

451 435 458 480 461 501 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.8

Durable goods(3)

288 298 295 305 304 322 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8

Nondurable goods(3)

163 137 163 175 158 180 3.3 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.2 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,571 1,482 1,454 1,340 1,385 1,469 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.7 5.0

Wholesale trade

192 178 264 220 220 259 3.2 2.9 4.3 3.6 3.6 4.2

Retail trade

1,032 986 881 861 825 837 6.1 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.0 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

348 318 309 258 340 373 5.5 5.0 4.8 4.1 5.3 5.8

Information(3)

198 123 136 133 137 131 6.5 4.2 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4

Financial activities

328 380 433 334 356 365 3.7 4.2 4.8 3.7 4.0 4.0

Finance and insurance

227 317 291 268 234 232 3.5 4.8 4.4 4.1 3.6 3.5

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

102 63 142 65 122 132 4.3 2.7 5.8 2.8 5.0 5.4

Professional and business services

1,232 1,391 1,472 1,424 1,413 1,241 5.6 6.1 6.5 6.3 6.2 5.5

Education and health services

1,249 1,348 1,372 1,212 1,355 1,375 5.0 5.3 5.4 4.8 5.3 5.4

Educational services(3)

110 91 117 100 111 131 2.9 2.4 3.0 2.6 2.9 3.4

Health care and social assistance

1,139 1,258 1,254 1,112 1,244 1,244 5.4 5.9 5.8 5.2 5.8 5.8

Leisure and hospitality

974 1,102 1,077 988 1,035 1,004 5.6 6.2 6.1 5.6 5.8 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 154 109 106 106 105 4.3 5.9 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0

Accommodation and food services

868 948 969 882 929 899 5.9 6.3 6.4 5.9 6.1 5.9

Other services

199 271 175 214 238 203 3.3 4.4 2.9 3.5 3.9 3.3

Government

609 619 696 705 702 723 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

Federal(3)

83 87 121 130 117 139 2.9 3.0 4.1 4.5 4.0 4.7

State and local

526 532 576 575 585 584 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9

State and local education

187 229 226 224 228 225 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

State and local, excluding education(3)

339 304 350 350 357 359 3.6 3.2 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,210 1,230 1,281 1,201 1,224 1,194 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.1

South

2,585 2,848 2,836 2,698 2,846 2,814 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.9

Midwest

1,711 1,767 1,827 1,641 1,729 1,787 5.0 5.1 5.2 4.7 5.0 5.1

West

1,600 1,634 1,681 1,602 1,675 1,653 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.6 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.
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Last Modified Date: June 10, 2019