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Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022(p)
May
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022(p)

Total

9,641 12,324 11,245 6.2 7.5 6.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

8,675 11,267 10,173 6.6 8.1 7.3

Mining and logging

25 42 33 4.3 6.4 5.2

Construction

336 481 466 4.3 6.0 5.7

Manufacturing

885 1,004 797 6.7 7.3 5.9

Durable goods

491 616 477 6.1 7.2 5.7

Nondurable goods

394 388 320 7.8 7.5 6.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,649 1,868 1,986 5.7 6.2 6.5

Wholesale trade

294 334 369 4.9 5.4 5.9

Retail trade

931 979 1,101 5.8 5.9 6.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

424 554 516 6.2 7.5 6.9

Information

135 279 229 4.6 8.6 7.2

Financial activities

357 559 466 3.9 5.9 5.0

Finance and insurance

249 391 309 3.7 5.6 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

108 168 157 4.6 6.7 6.3

Professional and business services

1,719 2,431 2,030 7.6 9.9 8.4

Education and health services

1,633 2,359 2,062 6.5 8.8 7.8

Educational services

161 212 180 4.3 5.2 4.5

Health care and social assistance

1,472 2,146 1,882 6.8 9.5 8.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,465 1,744 1,660 9.5 10.2 9.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

198 199 191 9.1 8.3 7.6

Accommodation and food services

1,268 1,545 1,469 9.5 10.5 9.9

Other services

470 500 442 8.0 8.1 7.2

Government

966 1,057 1,072 4.2 4.5 4.6

Federal

135 132 133 4.5 4.4 4.4

State and local

831 925 939 4.1 4.5 4.6

State and local education

376 356 411 3.5 3.2 3.7

State and local, excluding education

455 569 528 4.8 6.0 5.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,703 1,912 1,913 6.2 6.7 6.6

South

3,714 4,838 4,311 6.4 7.9 7.1

Midwest

2,134 2,842 2,480 6.3 8.0 7.0

West

2,090 2,732 2,542 5.8 7.2 6.7

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) 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.
(p) Preliminary

Last Modified Date: July 06, 2022