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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)
Aug.
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Aug.
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)

Total

6,451 9,193 9,483 10,185 11,098 10,439 4.4 6.0 6.1 6.5 7.0 6.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,751 8,263 8,601 9,226 10,044 9,603 4.6 6.3 6.5 6.9 7.4 7.1

Mining and logging

16 23 26 28 40 36 2.6 3.6 4.0 4.3 6.0 5.3

Construction

250 351 317 338 347 344 3.4 4.5 4.1 4.4 4.5 4.4

Manufacturing

478 825 853 880 906 870 3.8 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.8 6.5

Durable goods

250 462 480 494 517 477 3.2 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.3 5.8

Nondurable goods

228 364 373 386 388 393 4.7 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,214 1,644 1,687 1,943 1,893 1,995 4.4 5.7 5.8 6.6 6.5 6.8

Wholesale trade

197 285 277 274 261 272 3.4 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.5

Retail trade

734 955 1,020 1,195 1,133 1,186 4.7 5.9 6.3 7.2 6.9 7.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

283 404 390 474 500 537 4.5 6.1 5.9 7.0 7.3 7.8

Information

78 114 140 161 160 154 2.9 4.0 4.9 5.6 5.5 5.3

Financial activities

290 416 392 346 529 479 3.2 4.5 4.3 3.8 5.7 5.1

Finance and insurance

217 292 289 246 344 308 3.2 4.3 4.2 3.6 5.0 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

73 124 103 100 185 170 3.2 5.2 4.3 4.2 7.5 6.9

Professional and business services

1,155 1,591 1,562 1,719 1,838 1,810 5.5 7.1 7.0 7.6 8.1 7.9

Education and health services

1,177 1,529 1,630 1,700 1,960 1,719 4.9 6.1 6.5 6.7 7.7 6.8

Educational services

101 130 169 201 198 181 2.8 3.6 4.6 5.4 5.2 4.8

Health care and social assistance

1,076 1,400 1,461 1,498 1,762 1,538 5.2 6.5 6.8 7.0 8.1 7.1

Leisure and hospitality

827 1,405 1,511 1,685 1,910 1,709 6.0 9.1 9.5 10.2 11.2 10.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 247 194 216 238 215 5.0 11.5 9.0 9.6 10.2 9.2

Accommodation and food services

741 1,159 1,317 1,469 1,672 1,494 6.1 8.7 9.6 10.3 11.3 10.2

Other services

266 364 483 425 459 487 4.7 6.1 8.0 7.0 7.4 7.8

Government

700 930 882 959 1,055 836 3.1 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.6 3.7

Federal

118 143 126 119 120 142 3.6 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.7

State and local

582 787 756 840 934 694 3.0 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.6 3.5

State and local education

205 288 322 446 412 288 2.0 2.9 3.2 4.3 3.9 2.7

State and local, excluding education

376 500 433 394 523 405 4.1 5.3 4.6 4.2 5.5 4.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,040 1,645 1,694 1,746 2,030 1,802 3.9 5.9 6.0 6.2 7.0 6.3

South

2,566 3,509 3,594 3,888 4,203 4,077 4.7 6.2 6.3 6.8 7.2 7.0

Midwest

1,387 2,069 2,064 2,227 2,394 2,168 4.3 6.2 6.2 6.6 7.0 6.4

West

1,459 1,970 2,131 2,323 2,472 2,393 4.2 5.5 5.9 6.4 6.7 6.5

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) 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: October 12, 2021