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)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

5,587 6,116 6,140 6,090 6,177 5,996 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,103 5,545 5,625 5,584 5,650 5,462 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2

Mining and logging(3)

12 22 24 25 20 21 1.7 3.0 3.2 3.4 2.7 2.8

Construction(3)

196 212 237 230 179 227 2.8 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.5 3.2

Manufacturing

314 419 414 435 435 402 2.5 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.1

Durable goods(3)

199 232 207 248 262 255 2.5 2.9 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.2

Nondurable goods(3)

115 187 207 187 173 147 2.4 3.9 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,021 1,027 1,074 1,116 1,147 1,010 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.6

Wholesale trade(3)

185 229 230 207 219 129 3.0 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6 2.1

Retail trade

650 615 618 643 691 655 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

186 183 226 266 238 226 3.2 3.1 3.9 4.5 4.0 3.8

Information(3)

74 102 93 122 113 81 2.6 3.6 3.3 4.3 4.0 2.9

Financial activities

317 353 362 341 384 377 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.3

Finance and insurance

242 285 279 267 307 260 3.8 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.7 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

75 68 83 74 77 117 3.4 3.0 3.6 3.3 3.4 5.0

Professional and business services

1,083 1,171 1,088 1,037 1,171 1,083 5.1 5.4 5.0 4.7 5.3 4.9

Education and health services

1,161 1,203 1,164 1,191 1,133 1,126 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.6

Educational services(3)

107 92 144 104 96 100 2.9 2.5 3.8 2.8 2.6 2.6

Health care and social assistance

1,054 1,111 1,020 1,087 1,037 1,026 5.2 5.4 5.0 5.3 5.0 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

731 819 839 859 770 852 4.5 4.9 5.0 5.1 4.6 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

96 90 84 80 88 76 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.2

Accommodation and food services

636 729 755 778 682 776 4.5 5.1 5.2 5.4 4.8 5.4

Other services(3)

194 218 330 228 297 284 3.3 3.7 5.4 3.8 4.9 4.7

Government

484 571 515 506 527 535 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3

Federal(3)

74 101 83 66 75 86 2.6 3.5 2.9 2.3 2.6 3.0

State and local

410 471 432 440 453 448 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2

State and local education

126 154 155 146 173 165 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education(3)

284 317 277 294 280 283 3.0 3.4 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

983 1,059 1,119 1,102 1,066 983 3.5 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.5

South

1,978 2,234 2,243 2,125 2,174 2,096 3.6 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.8

Midwest

1,278 1,467 1,378 1,520 1,595 1,550 3.8 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.7 4.5

West

1,349 1,356 1,400 1,343 1,342 1,368 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

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: December 11, 2017