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

Total

5,566 5,587 5,631 5,539 5,625 5,743 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,092 5,103 5,056 5,065 5,133 5,235 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1

Mining and logging(3)

8 12 16 17 25 18 1.1 1.7 2.4 2.5 3.5 2.6

Construction(3)

193 196 178 140 142 169 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.0 2.0 2.4

Manufacturing

306 314 319 342 361 364 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9

Durable goods(3)

158 199 186 194 206 209 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6

Nondurable goods(3)

148 115 133 148 155 155 3.1 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

988 1,021 1,017 1,014 959 910 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.2

Wholesale trade(3)

197 185 203 182 201 193 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.2

Retail trade

612 650 636 650 581 541 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

180 186 178 182 177 175 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0

Information(3)

86 74 73 81 73 69 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.4

Financial activities

344 317 324 357 388 372 4.0 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.4 4.2

Finance and insurance

253 242 263 272 248 295 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

90 75 61 85 140 77 4.1 3.4 2.7 3.8 6.0 3.4

Professional and business services

1,107 1,083 1,047 989 1,056 1,002 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.7

Education and health services

1,050 1,161 1,135 1,158 1,158 1,257 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8 5.2

Educational services(3)

110 107 86 93 93 120 3.0 2.9 2.3 2.5 2.5 3.2

Health care and social assistance

940 1,054 1,048 1,065 1,065 1,138 4.7 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

775 731 756 730 729 808 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

68 96 96 89 83 96 3.0 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.6 4.1

Accommodation and food services

706 636 660 640 646 712 5.1 4.5 4.7 4.5 4.6 5.0

Other services(3)

235 194 192 236 241 267 4.0 3.3 3.2 4.0 4.0 4.5

Government

474 484 575 474 492 507 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.1 2.2 2.2

Federal(3)

87 74 82 110 82 78 3.0 2.6 2.8 3.8 2.8 2.7

State and local

387 410 494 364 410 430 2.0 2.1 2.5 1.8 2.1 2.2

State and local education

145 126 150 143 161 147 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

242 284 344 220 249 283 2.6 3.0 3.6 2.4 2.7 3.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

866 983 942 967 998 1,116 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.0

South

2,138 1,978 2,079 2,008 2,024 2,080 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,265 1,278 1,263 1,253 1,324 1,293 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.8

West

1,297 1,349 1,347 1,312 1,279 1,254 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 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: April 11, 2017