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)
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)

Total

6,530 7,593 7,626 7,479 7,625 7,087 4.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,925 6,956 6,962 6,860 6,929 6,406 4.5 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 4.8

Mining and logging(3)

27 36 35 29 38 28 3.6 4.6 4.4 3.8 4.8 3.6

Construction(3)

198 278 279 299 313 286 2.7 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.7

Manufacturing

436 500 501 435 458 477 3.3 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.4 3.6

Durable goods(3)

268 311 315 298 295 308 3.3 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.7

Nondurable goods(3)

169 189 185 137 163 169 3.4 3.8 3.7 2.8 3.3 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,292 1,558 1,642 1,482 1,454 1,294 4.5 5.3 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.4

Wholesale trade

197 219 217 178 264 211 3.3 3.6 3.6 2.9 4.3 3.4

Retail trade

827 1,080 1,103 986 881 840 5.0 6.4 6.5 5.9 5.3 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

268 259 322 318 309 243 4.3 4.1 5.0 5.0 4.8 3.8

Information(3)

123 149 124 123 136 125 4.2 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.6 4.3

Financial activities

406 435 412 380 433 320 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.8 3.6

Finance and insurance

343 303 324 317 291 251 5.2 4.6 4.9 4.8 4.4 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

63 132 88 63 142 70 2.8 5.5 3.7 2.7 5.8 2.9

Professional and business services

1,138 1,363 1,313 1,391 1,472 1,421 5.2 6.0 5.8 6.1 6.5 6.3

Education and health services

1,173 1,285 1,324 1,348 1,372 1,267 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.0

Educational services(3)

91 92 96 91 117 94 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 3.0 2.4

Health care and social assistance

1,081 1,192 1,228 1,258 1,254 1,173 5.2 5.6 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

905 1,039 1,050 1,102 1,077 972 5.3 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.1 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

116 94 102 154 109 106 4.7 3.7 4.0 5.9 4.2 4.1

Accommodation and food services

789 944 948 948 969 866 5.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 5.8

Other services

228 314 282 271 175 215 3.8 5.1 4.6 4.4 2.9 3.5

Government

605 637 665 619 696 681 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.9

Federal(3)

73 101 110 87 121 111 2.6 3.5 3.8 3.0 4.1 3.8

State and local

532 536 554 532 576 571 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.8

State and local education

202 231 230 229 226 223 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

State and local, excluding education(3)

330 304 325 304 350 348 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.7 3.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,100 1,277 1,284 1,230 1,281 1,169 3.9 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.1

South

2,357 2,862 2,878 2,848 2,836 2,648 4.2 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.6

Midwest

1,548 1,800 1,805 1,767 1,827 1,655 4.5 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.2 4.8

West

1,526 1,655 1,660 1,634 1,681 1,615 4.3 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4

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: April 09, 2019