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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)
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)

Total

7,342 7,372 7,384 7,248 7,174 7,051 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,611 6,635 6,680 6,560 6,462 6,320 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7

Mining and logging(3)

31 32 30 29 41 33 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 5.2 4.3

Construction(3)

315 434 376 331 360 379 4.1 5.5 4.8 4.2 4.6 4.8

Manufacturing

501 496 503 515 513 484 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.6

Durable goods(3)

301 318 320 322 317 337 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0

Nondurable goods(3)

200 179 183 193 196 147 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,341 1,435 1,352 1,390 1,256 1,303 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.5

Wholesale trade

224 262 220 213 169 184 3.7 4.2 3.6 3.5 2.8 3.0

Retail trade

876 818 815 863 793 804 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.2 4.8 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

241 355 317 314 294 315 3.9 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.6 4.9

Information(3)

143 130 107 129 177 130 4.8 4.4 3.7 4.4 5.9 4.4

Financial activities

435 354 352 378 379 364 4.8 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.0

Finance and insurance

347 224 266 260 249 254 5.2 3.4 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

88 130 86 118 130 111 3.7 5.3 3.6 4.8 5.3 4.5

Professional and business services

1,341 1,260 1,313 1,292 1,238 1,228 6.0 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.4

Education and health services

1,286 1,254 1,329 1,322 1,287 1,273 5.1 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.0

Educational services(3)

128 147 122 127 135 120 3.3 3.7 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.0

Health care and social assistance

1,158 1,107 1,207 1,195 1,152 1,154 5.5 5.2 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

994 1,022 1,027 913 959 898 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.2 5.4 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

109 105 110 104 101 108 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.2

Accommodation and food services

885 917 916 809 858 790 5.9 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.7 5.2

Other services

225 217 292 261 252 227 3.7 3.5 4.7 4.2 4.1 3.7

Government

730 737 704 688 712 731 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1

Federal(3)

121 151 110 110 127 137 4.1 5.1 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.6

State and local

610 587 595 578 585 594 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9

State and local education

227 215 212 217 212 212 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

State and local, excluding education(3)

382 372 383 360 373 382 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.9 4.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,197 1,065 1,271 1,231 1,172 1,239 4.2 3.7 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.3

South

2,707 2,827 2,754 2,641 2,634 2,689 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.6

Midwest

1,742 1,796 1,697 1,689 1,690 1,507 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.3

West

1,696 1,684 1,662 1,688 1,677 1,617 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4

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 09, 2019