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.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)

Total

5,643 5,539 5,625 5,682 5,785 6,044 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,119 5,065 5,133 5,179 5,244 5,464 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging(3)

11 17 25 20 25 22 1.6 2.5 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.0

Construction(3)

184 140 142 181 161 203 2.7 2.0 2.0 2.6 2.3 2.9

Manufacturing

364 342 361 364 404 359 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.2 2.8

Durable goods(3)

194 194 206 209 230 200 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.5

Nondurable goods(3)

169 148 155 155 174 159 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.6 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,040 1,014 959 928 948 950 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

235 182 201 175 183 196 3.9 3.0 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.2

Retail trade

591 650 581 579 593 577 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

214 182 177 174 172 178 3.7 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1

Information(3)

92 81 73 75 83 111 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.9

Financial activities

336 357 388 360 327 373 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.2

Finance and insurance

240 272 248 285 260 282 3.8 4.2 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

96 85 140 75 68 91 4.3 3.8 6.0 3.3 3.0 4.0

Professional and business services

986 989 1,056 976 1,152 1,134 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.5 5.3 5.2

Education and health services

1,070 1,158 1,158 1,241 1,103 1,112 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.1 4.6 4.6

Educational services(3)

107 93 93 126 87 99 2.9 2.5 2.5 3.4 2.3 2.7

Health care and social assistance

963 1,065 1,065 1,115 1,016 1,013 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.5 5.0 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

766 730 729 784 735 847 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.4 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82 89 83 92 77 72 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

684 640 646 693 657 775 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.9 4.6 5.4

Other services(3)

270 236 241 250 306 352 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.2 5.1 5.8

Government

524 474 492 503 541 580 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.5

Federal(3)

82 110 82 83 91 85 2.9 3.8 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.0

State and local

443 364 410 420 450 495 2.2 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.5

State and local education

147 143 161 140 163 177 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.7

State and local, excluding education(3)

296 220 249 280 288 317 3.2 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

882 967 998 1,102 1,033 1,150 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.9 3.7 4.1

South

2,141 2,008 2,024 2,060 2,160 2,160 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9

Midwest

1,273 1,253 1,324 1,285 1,349 1,487 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.4

West

1,347 1,312 1,279 1,236 1,243 1,246 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6

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 06, 2017