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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)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

7,402 5,974 6,864 4.8 3.8 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,719 5,282 6,140 5.1 3.9 4.6

Mining and logging

31 13 21 4.1 1.8 2.9

Construction

299 216 274 4.1 2.8 3.7

Manufacturing

427 360 402 3.2 2.7 3.1

Durable goods

278 222 255 3.3 2.7 3.1

Nondurable goods

150 138 147 3.1 2.8 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,283 1,045 1,098 4.4 3.5 3.8

Wholesale trade

288 168 195 4.7 2.7 3.2

Retail trade

653 633 621 4.0 3.8 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

342 244 283 5.3 3.6 4.3

Information

147 146 166 5.0 4.8 5.5

Financial activities

442 306 432 4.9 3.4 4.7

Finance and insurance

316 222 332 4.7 3.3 4.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

126 84 100 5.3 3.4 4.2

Professional and business services

1,385 1,069 1,252 6.3 4.7 5.6

Education and health services

1,467 1,147 1,390 5.8 4.5 5.4

Educational services

129 106 126 3.5 2.7 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,338 1,041 1,264 6.2 4.8 5.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,062 744 834 6.3 4.3 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

105 98 145 4.6 4.1 6.1

Accommodation and food services

957 646 690 6.6 4.4 4.7

Other services

175 236 271 2.9 3.8 4.4

Government

683 691 724 3.0 2.9 3.1

Federal

139 88 126 4.8 3.0 4.2

State and local

544 603 598 2.7 2.9 2.9

State and local education

189 211 204 1.8 1.9 1.9

State and local, excluding education

355 393 395 3.8 4.1 4.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,210 1,055 1,209 4.3 3.6 4.2

South

2,746 2,245 2,618 4.8 3.8 4.5

Midwest

1,690 1,255 1,425 5.0 3.6 4.2

West

1,756 1,418 1,612 4.9 3.8 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) 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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020