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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)
Mar.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021(p)
Mar.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021(p)

Total

5,769 6,766 6,752 7,099 7,526 8,123 3.7 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,061 6,078 6,094 6,380 6,868 7,290 3.8 4.8 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.6

Mining and logging

16 16 21 24 20 31 2.4 2.7 3.4 3.9 3.3 4.8

Construction

228 261 267 300 272 344 2.9 3.4 3.5 3.9 3.6 4.4

Manufacturing

302 514 479 537 572 706 2.3 4.0 3.8 4.2 4.5 5.4

Durable goods

170 250 271 308 298 365 2.1 3.2 3.4 3.9 3.8 4.6

Nondurable goods

132 263 209 228 273 341 2.7 5.4 4.3 4.7 5.6 6.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,050 1,204 1,215 1,308 1,396 1,475 3.6 4.3 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.1

Wholesale trade

150 175 173 192 216 249 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.2

Retail trade

571 720 764 793 819 878 3.6 4.5 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

330 310 277 323 361 348 4.9 4.7 4.3 5.0 5.5 5.2

Information

122 98 109 129 109 106 4.0 3.6 3.9 4.6 3.9 3.8

Financial activities

352 287 295 306 303 354 3.8 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.9

Finance and insurance

261 216 231 226 229 267 3.9 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

91 70 65 80 74 87 3.8 3.1 2.8 3.5 3.2 3.7

Professional and business services

1,042 1,261 1,478 1,404 1,373 1,374 4.7 5.8 6.7 6.4 6.2 6.2

Education and health services

1,143 1,335 1,277 1,368 1,592 1,425 4.5 5.4 5.2 5.6 6.4 5.7

Educational services

101 101 90 148 105 157 2.7 2.9 2.6 4.2 3.0 4.3

Health care and social assistance

1,041 1,234 1,187 1,220 1,486 1,268 4.8 5.8 5.6 5.8 7.0 6.0

Leisure and hospitality

648 859 747 738 942 1,209 3.9 5.9 5.4 5.3 6.5 8.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

129 110 62 81 134 215 5.1 5.7 3.5 4.5 7.2 10.7

Accommodation and food services

519 749 685 657 808 993 3.6 6.0 5.7 5.4 6.4 7.7

Other services

158 243 205 265 289 266 2.6 4.2 3.6 4.6 5.0 4.6

Government

708 688 659 719 658 833 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.7

Federal

123 103 98 79 88 108 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.7 3.0 3.6

State and local

585 584 561 641 570 725 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.0 3.7

State and local education

209 207 217 294 175 330 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.9 1.8 3.3

State and local, excluding education

377 377 344 347 395 395 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.7 4.2 4.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,006 1,166 1,142 1,165 1,294 1,488 3.5 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.7 5.4

South

2,189 2,623 2,645 2,831 2,972 3,068 3.8 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.5

Midwest

1,205 1,455 1,465 1,520 1,593 1,772 3.6 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.4

West

1,370 1,522 1,501 1,583 1,667 1,795 3.7 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.7 5.1

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) 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

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Last Modified Date: May 11, 2021