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Economic News Release
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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)
Jan.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022
Jan.
2023(p)
Change from:
Dec. 2022 -
Jan. 2023(p)
Jan.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022
Jan.
2023(p)
Change from:
Dec. 2022 -
Jan. 2023(p)

Total

11,487 10,471 10,746 11,234 10,824 -410 7.1 6.4 6.5 6.8 6.5 -0.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

10,441 9,519 9,671 10,126 9,770 -356 7.5 6.7 6.8 7.1 6.9 -0.2

Mining and logging

36 41 42 39 38 -1 5.8 6.2 6.3 5.8 5.6 -0.2

Construction

396 398 348 488 248 -240 5.0 4.8 4.3 5.8 3.0 -2.8

Manufacturing

905 735 829 797 803 6 6.7 5.4 6.0 5.8 5.8 0.0

Durable goods

556 476 517 519 476 -43 6.6 5.6 6.0 6.0 5.5 -0.5

Nondurable goods

349 258 312 278 328 50 6.8 5.0 6.0 5.4 6.3 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,842 1,591 1,531 1,763 1,814 51 6.1 5.2 5.1 5.8 5.9 0.1

Wholesale trade

323 281 213 265 315 50 5.2 4.5 3.4 4.2 5.0 0.8

Retail trade

987 818 852 964 870 -94 6.0 5.0 5.2 5.9 5.3 -0.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

532 491 465 534 628 94 7.0 6.3 6.0 6.8 7.9 1.1

Information

238 230 213 106 141 35 7.4 6.9 6.4 3.3 4.3 1.0

Financial activities

538 603 576 610 459 -151 5.7 6.2 6.0 6.3 4.8 -1.5

Finance and insurance

401 413 405 445 345 -100 5.7 5.8 5.7 6.2 4.9 -1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

138 190 171 165 114 -51 5.6 7.4 6.6 6.4 4.5 -1.9

Professional and business services

2,213 1,890 2,121 2,087 2,182 95 9.1 7.7 8.5 8.4 8.7 0.3

Education and health services

2,112 2,151 2,068 2,080 2,081 1 8.1 8.0 7.7 7.7 7.7 0.0

Educational services

155 160 160 181 187 6 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.6 0.1

Health care and social assistance

1,957 1,991 1,908 1,899 1,894 -5 8.8 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.3 0.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,683 1,612 1,629 1,859 1,665 -194 9.9 9.1 9.1 10.2 9.2 -1.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 197 164 180 189 9 6.9 7.7 6.4 7.0 7.3 0.3

Accommodation and food services

1,518 1,415 1,465 1,679 1,475 -204 10.3 9.3 9.6 10.8 9.5 -1.3

Other services

477 268 314 297 340 43 7.8 4.5 5.2 4.9 5.5 0.6

Government

1,046 952 1,075 1,109 1,053 -56 4.5 4.1 4.6 4.7 4.5 -0.2

Federal

132 127 138 156 142 -14 4.4 4.2 4.6 5.1 4.7 -0.4

State and local

913 824 937 953 911 -42 4.5 4.1 4.6 4.7 4.5 -0.2

State and local education

339 295 336 325 303 -22 3.2 2.8 3.2 3.1 2.9 -0.2

State and local, excluding education

574 530 601 628 608 -20 6.0 5.5 6.2 6.4 6.2 -0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,989 1,775 1,645 1,746 1,744 -2 6.9 6.1 5.6 6.0 5.9 -0.1

South

4,364 4,038 4,323 4,415 4,372 -43 7.3 6.6 7.0 7.1 7.1 0.0

Midwest

2,537 2,129 2,270 2,536 2,346 -190 7.3 6.1 6.4 7.1 6.6 -0.5

West

2,596 2,528 2,507 2,537 2,361 -176 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.5 6.1 -0.4

Footnotes
(1) The job openings level is 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 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: March 08, 2023