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)
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)

Total

5,607 5,933 5,667 6,228 6,078 6,550 3.7 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,090 5,427 5,143 5,675 5,489 5,928 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.5

Mining and logging(3)

21 19 20 27 24 22 3.1 2.7 2.8 3.7 3.2 3.0

Construction(3)

179 225 149 252 180 248 2.5 3.1 2.1 3.4 2.4 3.4

Manufacturing

394 391 374 424 414 391 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.2 3.0

Durable goods(3)

217 248 239 273 261 248 2.7 3.1 3.0 3.4 3.2 3.0

Nondurable goods(3)

178 143 135 152 153 143 3.6 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

943 1,187 1,087 1,217 1,093 1,192 3.3 4.1 3.8 4.2 3.8 4.1

Wholesale trade(3)

181 168 188 224 174 177 3.0 2.8 3.1 3.6 2.8 2.9

Retail trade

583 853 707 709 663 723 3.5 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

179 166 192 283 256 293 3.1 2.8 3.2 4.7 4.2 4.8

Information(3)

95 88 103 112 118 131 3.3 3.1 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.5

Financial activities

338 349 332 355 406 396 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.5 4.4

Finance and insurance

265 271 253 265 339 310 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.0 5.1 4.7

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

73 77 79 90 67 85 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.9 2.9 3.7

Professional and business services

935 976 874 1,028 1,016 1,128 4.4 4.5 4.1 4.7 4.7 5.1

Education and health services

1,117 1,095 1,107 1,175 1,192 1,271 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.1

Educational services(3)

89 100 84 106 81 105 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.8 2.1 2.8

Health care and social assistance

1,028 995 1,023 1,069 1,111 1,167 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

751 865 902 878 812 879 4.5 5.1 5.3 5.1 4.8 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 77 90 77 84 85 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.5

Accommodation and food services

671 789 812 801 728 794 4.7 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.0 5.4

Other services(3)

317 234 196 206 234 270 5.2 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.9 4.4

Government

517 506 524 553 590 622 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.7

Federal(3)

81 73 79 88 69 83 2.8 2.5 2.7 3.0 2.4 2.9

State and local

435 432 445 465 520 539 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.7

State and local education

151 157 165 165 180 185 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

State and local, excluding education(3)

284 275 280 300 340 354 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.6 3.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,018 973 968 1,007 1,019 1,144 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6 4.0

South

2,092 2,138 2,011 2,216 2,182 2,292 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.1

Midwest

1,258 1,474 1,350 1,507 1,465 1,603 3.8 4.3 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.7

West

1,239 1,348 1,338 1,499 1,412 1,510 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.2 4.0 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: May 08, 2018