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

Total

5,582 5,625 5,682 5,785 5,967 5,666 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,044 5,133 5,179 5,244 5,410 5,127 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.0

Mining and logging(3)

10 25 20 25 24 12 1.4 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.3 1.7

Construction(3)

187 142 181 161 200 154 2.7 2.0 2.6 2.3 2.8 2.2

Manufacturing

344 361 364 404 365 343 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.2 2.9 2.7

Durable goods(3)

187 206 209 230 207 199 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods(3)

157 155 155 174 158 144 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.6 3.3 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

949 959 928 948 967 976 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

154 201 175 183 210 192 2.6 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.4 3.2

Retail trade

594 581 579 593 566 638 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

202 177 174 172 190 145 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.3 2.5

Information(3)

90 73 75 83 109 93 3.2 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.8 3.3

Financial activities

294 388 360 327 388 332 3.4 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.4 3.8

Finance and insurance

238 248 285 260 283 250 3.7 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.3 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

56 140 75 68 105 82 2.5 6.0 3.3 3.0 4.6 3.6

Professional and business services

1,203 1,056 976 1,152 1,093 1,036 5.7 4.9 4.5 5.3 5.0 4.8

Education and health services

1,053 1,158 1,241 1,103 1,111 1,079 4.5 4.8 5.1 4.6 4.6 4.5

Educational services(3)

94 93 126 87 91 108 2.6 2.5 3.4 2.3 2.4 2.9

Health care and social assistance

959 1,065 1,115 1,016 1,020 971 4.8 5.2 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

746 729 784 735 827 817 4.6 4.4 4.7 4.4 5.0 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

71 83 92 77 66 62 3.1 3.6 3.9 3.3 2.8 2.7

Accommodation and food services

675 646 693 657 761 755 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.6 5.3 5.2

Other services(3)

168 241 250 306 327 285 2.9 4.0 4.2 5.1 5.4 4.7

Government

538 492 503 541 557 539 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4

Federal(3)

101 82 83 91 93 99 3.5 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.4

State and local

438 410 420 450 464 440 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2

State and local education

145 161 140 163 166 153 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.5

State and local, excluding education(3)

292 249 280 288 298 287 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1

REGION(4)

Northeast

933 998 1,102 1,033 1,103 1,048 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7

South

2,049 2,024 2,060 2,160 2,190 2,062 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.7

Midwest

1,313 1,324 1,285 1,349 1,424 1,301 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.2 3.8

West

1,287 1,279 1,236 1,243 1,250 1,256 3.8 3.7 3.6 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: July 11, 2017