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.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

5,852 5,631 5,539 5,625 5,682 5,743 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,338 5,056 5,065 5,133 5,179 5,207 4.2 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mining and logging(3)

8 16 17 25 20 12 1.2 2.4 2.5 3.5 2.9 1.7

Construction(3)

209 178 140 142 181 172 3.0 2.6 2.0 2.0 2.6 2.4

Manufacturing

342 319 342 361 364 394 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1

Durable goods(3)

175 186 194 206 209 229 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.9

Nondurable goods(3)

167 133 148 155 155 165 3.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

974 1,017 1,014 959 928 931 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3

Wholesale trade(3)

178 203 182 201 175 184 2.9 3.3 3.0 3.3 2.9 3.0

Retail trade

603 636 650 581 579 568 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.5 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

192 178 182 177 174 178 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1

Information(3)

76 73 81 73 75 78 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.8

Financial activities

313 324 357 388 360 337 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.4 4.1 3.9

Finance and insurance

246 263 272 248 285 266 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.4 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

67 61 85 140 75 71 3.1 2.7 3.8 6.0 3.3 3.1

Professional and business services

1,287 1,047 989 1,056 976 1,102 6.1 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.5 5.1

Education and health services

1,047 1,135 1,158 1,158 1,241 1,145 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.8 5.1 4.8

Educational services(3)

85 86 93 93 126 83 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 3.4 2.2

Health care and social assistance

962 1,048 1,065 1,065 1,115 1,062 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.5 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

812 756 730 729 784 729 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

99 96 89 83 92 82 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.5

Accommodation and food services

714 660 640 646 693 647 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.9 4.6

Other services(3)

270 192 236 241 250 305 4.5 3.2 4.0 4.0 4.2 5.1

Government

514 575 474 492 503 537 2.3 2.5 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3

Federal(3)

94 82 110 82 83 83 3.3 2.8 3.8 2.8 2.9 2.9

State and local

421 494 364 410 420 454 2.1 2.5 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3

State and local education

156 150 143 161 140 167 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.6

State and local, excluding education(3)

265 344 220 249 280 287 2.8 3.6 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1

REGION(4)

Northeast

886 942 967 998 1,102 1,039 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.9 3.7

South

2,278 2,079 2,008 2,024 2,060 2,104 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,330 1,263 1,253 1,324 1,285 1,349 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0

West

1,359 1,347 1,312 1,279 1,236 1,251 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6

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: May 09, 2017