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)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

5,827 5,500 5,684 3.9 3.7 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,329 5,017 5,161 4.2 4.0 4.1

Mining and logging

8 20 12 1.2 2.9 1.7

Construction

209 181 172 3.2 2.7 2.6

Manufacturing

342 364 394 2.7 2.9 3.1

Durable goods

175 209 229 2.2 2.6 2.9

Nondurable goods

167 155 165 3.5 3.2 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

973 865 911 3.5 3.1 3.3

Wholesale trade

178 175 184 3.0 2.9 3.0

Retail trade

603 516 548 3.7 3.2 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

192 174 178 3.4 3.1 3.1

Information

76 75 78 2.7 2.7 2.8

Financial activities

303 334 323 3.6 3.9 3.7

Finance and insurance

236 259 252 3.7 4.0 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 75 71 3.1 3.4 3.2

Professional and business services

1,271 925 1,098 6.1 4.4 5.1

Education and health services

1,018 1,203 1,096 4.3 5.0 4.5

Educational services

85 126 83 2.2 3.2 2.2

Health care and social assistance

933 1,077 1,013 4.7 5.3 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

861 800 770 5.4 5.0 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

108 85 85 5.0 4.1 4.0

Accommodation and food services

753 715 685 5.4 5.2 4.9

Other services

270 250 305 4.6 4.2 5.1

Government

497 484 523 2.2 2.1 2.3

Federal

94 83 83 3.3 2.9 2.9

State and local

403 401 440 2.0 2.0 2.2

State and local education

139 121 153 1.3 1.1 1.4

State and local, excluding education

265 280 287 2.9 3.0 3.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

861 1,051 999 3.2 3.8 3.6

South

2,264 2,019 2,087 4.2 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,353 1,241 1,375 4.1 3.7 4.1

West

1,349 1,189 1,222 4.0 3.5 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) 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: May 09, 2017