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

Total

5,491 5,967 5,702 6,116 6,140 6,082 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,981 5,410 5,171 5,545 5,625 5,566 3.9 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging(3)

12 24 15 22 24 24 1.8 3.3 2.1 3.0 3.2 3.2

Construction(3)

184 200 163 212 237 247 2.7 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.3 3.5

Manufacturing

339 365 350 419 414 397 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.1

Durable goods(3)

185 207 201 232 207 238 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.9 2.6 3.0

Nondurable goods(3)

154 158 149 187 207 159 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.9 4.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

997 967 999 1,027 1,074 1,096 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.8

Wholesale trade(3)

169 210 185 229 230 203 2.8 3.4 3.0 3.7 3.7 3.3

Retail trade

614 566 666 615 618 647 3.7 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

215 190 149 183 226 247 3.7 3.3 2.6 3.1 3.9 4.2

Information(3)

87 109 88 102 93 107 3.0 3.8 3.1 3.6 3.3 3.8

Financial activities

332 388 349 353 362 363 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1

Finance and insurance

249 283 266 285 279 270 3.9 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

82 105 83 68 83 92 3.7 4.6 3.7 3.0 3.6 4.0

Professional and business services

1,036 1,093 1,029 1,171 1,088 1,078 4.9 5.0 4.7 5.4 5.0 4.9

Education and health services

1,049 1,111 1,109 1,203 1,164 1,184 4.4 4.6 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.9

Educational services(3)

89 91 99 92 144 93 2.4 2.4 2.7 2.5 3.8 2.5

Health care and social assistance

960 1,020 1,010 1,111 1,020 1,091 4.8 5.0 4.9 5.4 5.0 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

750 827 798 819 839 837 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 66 58 90 84 75 3.3 2.8 2.5 3.8 3.6 3.2

Accommodation and food services

674 761 740 729 755 762 4.8 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.3

Other services(3)

195 327 270 218 330 235 3.3 5.4 4.5 3.7 5.4 3.9

Government

511 557 531 571 515 516 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.3

Federal(3)

85 93 118 101 83 72 2.9 3.2 4.0 3.5 2.9 2.5

State and local

426 464 414 471 432 443 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.2

State and local education

145 166 145 154 155 145 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

281 298 269 317 277 298 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.4 2.9 3.2

REGION(4)

Northeast

958 1,103 1,057 1,059 1,119 1,064 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8

South

1,938 2,190 2,062 2,234 2,243 2,129 3.5 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.8

Midwest

1,242 1,424 1,296 1,467 1,378 1,550 3.7 4.2 3.8 4.3 4.1 4.5

West

1,354 1,250 1,288 1,356 1,400 1,339 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.0 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: October 11, 2017