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)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)

Total

5,973 5,785 5,967 5,702 6,116 6,170 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,416 5,244 5,410 5,171 5,545 5,657 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.4

Mining and logging(3)

13 25 24 15 22 30 1.9 3.4 3.3 2.1 3.0 4.0

Construction(3)

238 161 200 163 212 232 3.4 2.3 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.2

Manufacturing

394 404 365 350 419 390 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.0

Durable goods(3)

231 230 207 201 232 211 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods(3)

162 174 158 149 187 179 3.4 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.9 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,046 948 967 999 1,027 1,079 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8

Wholesale trade(3)

168 183 210 185 229 202 2.8 3.0 3.4 3.0 3.7 3.3

Retail trade

626 593 566 666 615 625 3.8 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

252 172 190 149 183 253 4.3 3.0 3.3 2.6 3.1 4.3

Information(3)

84 83 109 88 102 113 2.9 3.0 3.8 3.1 3.6 4.0

Financial activities

322 327 388 349 353 354 3.7 3.7 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.0

Finance and insurance

234 260 283 266 285 270 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

88 68 105 83 68 84 3.9 3.0 4.6 3.7 3.0 3.7

Professional and business services

1,265 1,152 1,093 1,029 1,171 1,116 5.9 5.3 5.0 4.7 5.4 5.1

Education and health services

1,091 1,103 1,111 1,109 1,203 1,156 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 5.0 4.8

Educational services(3)

107 87 91 99 92 118 2.9 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.5 3.1

Health care and social assistance

984 1,016 1,020 1,010 1,111 1,039 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.4 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

760 735 827 798 819 858 4.6 4.4 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 77 66 58 90 88 4.7 3.3 2.8 2.5 3.8 3.7

Accommodation and food services

649 657 761 740 729 769 4.6 4.6 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.3

Other services(3)

203 306 327 270 218 329 3.4 5.1 5.4 4.5 3.7 5.4

Government

556 541 557 531 571 513 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.2

Federal(3)

91 91 93 118 101 80 3.2 3.1 3.2 4.0 3.5 2.8

State and local

465 450 464 414 471 433 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.2

State and local education

167 163 166 145 154 162 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education(3)

298 288 298 269 317 271 3.2 3.1 3.2 2.9 3.4 2.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,021 1,033 1,103 1,057 1,059 1,128 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0

South

2,183 2,160 2,190 2,062 2,234 2,240 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.0

Midwest

1,340 1,349 1,424 1,296 1,467 1,413 4.0 4.0 4.2 3.8 4.3 4.2

West

1,429 1,243 1,250 1,288 1,356 1,389 4.2 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.0

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: September 12, 2017