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.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

5,713 5,666 5,587 5,631 5,539 5,626 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,214 5,133 5,103 5,056 5,065 5,173 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mining and logging(3)

13 18 12 16 17 16 1.8 2.6 1.7 2.4 2.5 2.3

Construction(3)

158 237 196 178 140 147 2.3 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.0 2.1

Manufacturing

348 326 314 319 342 364 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.9

Durable goods(3)

190 197 199 186 194 207 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.6

Nondurable goods(3)

159 129 115 133 148 157 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,015 1,005 1,021 1,017 1,014 967 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

198 169 185 203 182 173 3.3 2.8 3.0 3.3 3.0 2.8

Retail trade

633 633 650 636 650 612 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

183 202 186 178 182 182 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1

Information(3)

97 87 74 73 81 86 3.4 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.0

Financial activities

340 339 317 324 357 393 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.5

Finance and insurance

275 260 242 263 272 242 4.3 4.1 3.8 4.1 4.2 3.7

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

65 79 75 61 85 152 3.0 3.5 3.4 2.7 3.8 6.5

Professional and business services

1,136 1,125 1,083 1,047 989 1,125 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.6 5.2

Education and health services

1,169 1,086 1,161 1,135 1,158 1,135 5.0 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.7

Educational services(3)

106 108 107 86 93 84 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.3 2.5 2.3

Health care and social assistance

1,063 978 1,054 1,048 1,065 1,052 5.3 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

734 724 731 756 730 708 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

73 75 96 96 89 83 3.2 3.2 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.5

Accommodation and food services

661 650 636 660 640 625 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.5 4.4

Other services(3)

203 185 194 192 236 232 3.5 3.1 3.3 3.2 4.0 3.9

Government

499 533 484 575 474 452 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.0

Federal(3)

86 102 74 82 110 73 3.0 3.5 2.6 2.8 3.8 2.5

State and local

413 432 410 494 364 380 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.5 1.8 1.9

State and local education

155 144 126 150 143 149 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

258 288 284 344 220 231 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.6 2.4 2.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

915 1,018 983 942 967 998 3.3 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6

South

2,140 2,071 1,978 2,079 2,008 2,036 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7

Midwest

1,286 1,248 1,278 1,263 1,253 1,321 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9

West

1,372 1,330 1,349 1,347 1,312 1,271 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2017