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)
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)

Total

5,688 6,228 6,078 6,633 6,840 6,638 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.3 4.4 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,175 5,675 5,489 6,026 6,263 6,035 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.6

Mining and logging(3)

21 27 24 22 27 37 3.0 3.7 3.2 3.0 3.6 4.8

Construction(3)

183 252 180 235 243 243 2.6 3.4 2.4 3.2 3.3 3.3

Manufacturing

354 424 414 421 452 441 2.8 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.4

Durable goods(3)

202 273 261 253 281 272 2.6 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.3

Nondurable goods(3)

152 152 153 168 171 169 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,007 1,217 1,093 1,231 1,298 1,298 3.5 4.2 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.5

Wholesale trade(3)

194 224 174 199 214 208 3.2 3.6 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.4

Retail trade

654 709 663 733 771 776 4.0 4.3 4.0 4.4 4.6 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

159 283 256 299 313 314 2.7 4.7 4.2 4.9 5.1 5.1

Information(3)

100 112 118 152 188 128 3.5 3.9 4.1 5.2 6.3 4.4

Financial activities

345 355 406 368 335 336 3.9 4.0 4.5 4.1 3.8 3.8

Finance and insurance

265 265 339 281 237 248 4.1 4.0 5.1 4.3 3.6 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

80 90 67 87 98 88 3.5 3.9 2.9 3.7 4.2 3.8

Professional and business services

987 1,028 1,016 1,160 1,254 1,190 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.3 5.7 5.4

Education and health services

1,089 1,175 1,192 1,269 1,287 1,224 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.2 4.9

Educational services(3)

101 106 81 103 114 106 2.7 2.8 2.1 2.7 3.0 2.8

Health care and social assistance

988 1,069 1,111 1,166 1,173 1,119 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.6 5.6 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

824 878 812 900 940 902 4.9 5.1 4.8 5.2 5.5 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

58 77 84 86 113 86 2.4 3.2 3.4 3.5 4.6 3.5

Accommodation and food services

766 801 728 815 827 817 5.3 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.6 5.5

Other services(3)

267 206 234 268 239 235 4.4 3.4 3.9 4.4 3.9 3.9

Government

513 553 590 607 577 602 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6

Federal(3)

106 88 69 96 82 94 3.6 3.0 2.4 3.3 2.9 3.3

State and local

406 465 520 511 495 508 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5

State and local education

143 165 180 174 175 172 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6

State and local, excluding education(3)

264 300 340 337 320 337 2.8 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,023 1,007 1,019 1,134 1,196 1,075 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.0 4.2 3.8

South

2,094 2,216 2,182 2,329 2,405 2,432 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.3

Midwest

1,302 1,507 1,465 1,629 1,656 1,633 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.7 4.8 4.7

West

1,268 1,499 1,412 1,541 1,582 1,497 3.6 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.4 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: July 10, 2018