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)
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

5,666 5,702 6,116 6,140 6,090 6,093 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,133 5,171 5,545 5,625 5,584 5,563 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging(3)

18 15 22 24 25 24 2.6 2.1 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.3

Construction(3)

237 163 212 237 230 196 3.4 2.3 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.8

Manufacturing

326 350 419 414 435 425 2.6 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3

Durable goods(3)

197 201 232 207 248 255 2.5 2.5 2.9 2.6 3.1 3.2

Nondurable goods(3)

129 149 187 207 187 170 2.7 3.1 3.9 4.2 3.8 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,005 999 1,027 1,074 1,116 1,084 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.8

Wholesale trade(3)

169 185 229 230 207 222 2.8 3.0 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6

Retail trade

633 666 615 618 643 616 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

202 149 183 226 266 246 3.5 2.6 3.1 3.9 4.5 4.2

Information(3)

87 88 102 93 122 94 3.0 3.1 3.6 3.3 4.3 3.3

Financial activities

339 349 353 362 341 339 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.8

Finance and insurance

260 266 285 279 267 280 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

79 83 68 83 74 59 3.5 3.7 3.0 3.6 3.3 2.6

Professional and business services

1,125 1,029 1,171 1,088 1,037 1,193 5.3 4.7 5.4 5.0 4.7 5.4

Education and health services

1,086 1,109 1,203 1,164 1,191 1,172 4.6 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8

Educational services(3)

108 99 92 144 104 98 2.9 2.7 2.5 3.8 2.8 2.6

Health care and social assistance

978 1,010 1,111 1,020 1,087 1,074 4.9 4.9 5.4 5.0 5.3 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

724 798 819 839 859 757 4.4 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.1 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 58 90 84 80 90 3.2 2.5 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.8

Accommodation and food services

650 740 729 755 778 667 4.6 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.4 4.7

Other services(3)

185 270 218 330 228 280 3.1 4.5 3.7 5.4 3.8 4.6

Government

533 531 571 515 506 530 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3

Federal(3)

102 118 101 83 66 81 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.9 2.3 2.8

State and local

432 414 471 432 440 449 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.2

State and local education

144 145 154 155 146 182 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7

State and local, excluding education(3)

288 269 317 277 294 267 3.1 2.9 3.4 2.9 3.1 2.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,018 1,057 1,059 1,119 1,102 1,082 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8

South

2,071 2,062 2,234 2,243 2,125 2,158 3.8 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,248 1,296 1,467 1,378 1,520 1,538 3.7 3.8 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.5

West

1,330 1,288 1,356 1,400 1,343 1,315 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.8

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: November 07, 2017