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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)
Apr.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)
Apr.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)

Total

7,284 6,552 7,012 7,004 6,011 5,046 4.6 4.1 4.4 4.4 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,540 5,838 6,231 6,236 5,284 4,401 4.9 4.3 4.6 4.6 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

31 13 19 26 12 10 4.0 1.8 2.7 3.4 1.7 1.5

Construction(3)

430 216 267 296 240 256 5.4 2.8 3.4 3.7 3.1 3.7

Manufacturing

479 360 408 422 310 311 3.6 2.7 3.1 3.2 2.4 2.6

Durable goods(3)

304 222 256 269 178 161 3.6 2.7 3.1 3.2 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods(3)

175 138 152 153 132 150 3.5 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.7 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,346 1,192 1,214 1,168 1,069 882 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.4

Wholesale trade

264 187 172 183 156 150 4.3 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.6

Retail trade

740 762 759 715 626 513 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

342 244 283 270 286 219 5.3 3.8 4.3 4.2 4.4 3.7

Information(3)

120 146 152 132 119 122 4.0 4.8 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.4

Financial activities

343 319 427 400 336 252 3.8 3.5 4.6 4.3 3.7 2.9

Finance and insurance

234 235 312 306 262 185 3.5 3.5 4.6 4.5 3.9 2.8

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

108 84 115 94 75 67 4.5 3.4 4.7 3.8 3.1 3.1

Professional and business services

1,178 1,223 1,265 1,357 1,192 883 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.9 5.3 4.4

Education and health services

1,377 1,203 1,294 1,252 1,193 1,076 5.4 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7

Educational services(3)

140 106 133 121 106 104 3.6 2.7 3.4 3.1 2.7 3.0

Health care and social assistance

1,238 1,097 1,161 1,131 1,087 972 5.7 5.0 5.3 5.2 5.0 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,017 916 919 950 664 454 5.8 5.2 5.2 5.3 3.9 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

114 127 148 135 130 27 4.5 4.9 5.6 5.2 5.1 2.3

Accommodation and food services

903 789 771 815 534 427 6.0 5.2 5.1 5.4 3.7 5.3

Other services

218 250 264 232 147 156 3.6 4.1 4.3 3.8 2.4 3.2

Government

744 715 781 769 727 645 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9

Federal(3)

154 88 113 119 131 114 5.2 3.0 3.8 4.0 4.3 3.8

State and local

590 626 669 649 596 531 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.7

State and local education

211 234 275 252 215 192 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.9

State and local, excluding education(3)

379 393 393 397 381 339 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,143 1,135 1,224 1,237 1,102 968 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.9

South

2,721 2,439 2,631 2,589 2,251 1,816 4.7 4.2 4.5 4.4 3.9 3.6

Midwest

1,742 1,400 1,522 1,556 1,286 1,078 5.0 4.1 4.4 4.5 3.8 3.6

West

1,678 1,578 1,634 1,621 1,373 1,183 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.7

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: June 24, 2020