Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
JOLTS JLT Program Links

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)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

7,626 7,174 7,301 7,032 7,361 6,800 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,962 6,462 6,562 6,314 6,600 6,080 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.5

Mining and logging(3)

35 41 33 34 23 21 4.4 5.2 4.3 4.4 3.0 2.8

Construction(3)

279 360 384 327 326 214 3.6 4.6 4.9 4.2 4.2 2.8

Manufacturing

501 513 470 462 447 388 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.4 2.9

Durable goods(3)

315 317 321 292 307 270 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.2

Nondurable goods(3)

185 196 149 170 140 117 3.7 3.9 3.0 3.4 2.8 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,642 1,256 1,337 1,285 1,487 1,241 5.6 4.3 4.6 4.4 5.1 4.3

Wholesale trade

217 169 193 202 260 193 3.6 2.8 3.2 3.3 4.2 3.1

Retail trade

1,103 793 816 741 884 745 6.5 4.8 4.9 4.5 5.3 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

322 294 327 343 343 303 5.0 4.6 5.1 5.3 5.3 4.7

Information(3)

124 177 137 162 138 148 4.2 5.9 4.6 5.4 4.7 4.9

Financial activities

412 379 377 360 422 364 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.6 4.0

Finance and insurance

324 249 269 267 324 262 4.9 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.8 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

88 130 107 92 98 102 3.7 5.3 4.4 3.8 4.0 4.2

Professional and business services

1,313 1,238 1,305 1,241 1,236 1,211 5.8 5.4 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.3

Education and health services

1,324 1,287 1,330 1,205 1,277 1,329 5.3 5.0 5.2 4.7 5.0 5.1

Educational services(3)

96 135 135 125 145 150 2.5 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.6 3.7

Health care and social assistance

1,228 1,152 1,195 1,080 1,133 1,180 5.8 5.3 5.5 5.0 5.2 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,050 959 929 992 996 984 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.6 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

102 101 120 154 138 127 4.0 4.0 4.7 5.9 5.3 4.8

Accommodation and food services

948 858 809 838 858 858 6.3 5.7 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.6

Other services

282 252 261 245 248 181 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.0 2.9

Government

665 712 739 719 761 719 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.1

Federal(3)

110 127 121 110 120 100 3.8 4.3 4.1 3.7 4.1 3.4

State and local

554 585 618 608 641 619 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0

State and local education

230 212 218 222 231 235 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2

State and local, excluding education(3)

325 373 400 387 410 384 3.4 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,284 1,172 1,348 1,203 1,264 1,213 4.4 4.0 4.6 4.1 4.3 4.2

South

2,878 2,634 2,765 2,687 2,836 2,526 5.0 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.3

Midwest

1,805 1,690 1,569 1,563 1,675 1,469 5.2 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.8 4.2

West

1,660 1,677 1,620 1,580 1,586 1,591 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3

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.
(p) Preliminary

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: January 17, 2020