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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)
Dec.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020(p)
Dec.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020(p)

Total

6,552 6,352 6,494 6,632 6,572 6,646 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,838 5,636 5,795 5,936 5,904 6,048 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.8

Mining and logging(3)

13 15 17 21 16 16 1.8 2.4 2.7 3.2 2.4 2.4

Construction(3)

216 275 223 246 232 195 2.8 3.7 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.6

Manufacturing

360 469 492 531 487 475 2.7 3.7 3.9 4.2 3.8 3.7

Durable goods(3)

222 249 267 296 246 263 2.7 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.1 3.3

Nondurable goods(3)

138 220 225 236 241 211 2.8 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,192 1,130 1,142 1,083 1,185 1,229 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.3

Wholesale trade

187 187 180 180 182 170 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9

Retail trade

762 705 671 643 686 748 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

244 238 291 260 317 311 3.8 3.9 4.7 4.2 5.0 4.8

Information(3)

146 82 121 122 81 96 4.8 3.1 4.4 4.5 3.0 3.5

Financial activities

319 284 301 291 262 280 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.1

Finance and insurance

235 222 240 215 206 223 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.1 3.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

84 61 61 76 56 57 3.4 2.7 2.7 3.3 2.5 2.5

Professional and business services

1,223 1,195 1,268 1,220 1,227 1,523 5.4 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.6 6.9

Education and health services

1,203 1,182 1,215 1,373 1,288 1,247 4.7 4.9 5.0 5.6 5.2 5.1

Educational services(3)

106 108 106 122 99 82 2.7 3.0 2.9 3.4 2.8 2.4

Health care and social assistance

1,097 1,074 1,110 1,250 1,189 1,165 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.9 5.6 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

916 761 772 817 888 761 5.2 5.7 5.6 5.8 6.2 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

127 83 86 99 116 66 4.9 4.9 4.8 5.4 6.1 3.8

Accommodation and food services

789 678 686 718 771 695 5.2 5.8 5.7 5.8 6.2 5.8

Other services

250 242 243 233 239 226 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.0

Government

715 716 699 696 668 598 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.7

Federal(3)

88 123 95 94 98 95 3.0 3.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.2

State and local

626 594 605 601 571 502 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.6

State and local education

234 199 207 221 198 194 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.0

State and local, excluding education(3)

393 394 397 380 373 308 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.3

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,135 1,080 1,101 1,163 1,156 1,173 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.3

South

2,439 2,512 2,584 2,583 2,544 2,613 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.8

Midwest

1,400 1,366 1,388 1,426 1,420 1,395 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.3

West

1,578 1,394 1,421 1,460 1,452 1,464 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 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: February 09, 2021