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)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

5,224 6,843 6,890 3.4 4.3 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,709 6,192 6,271 3.6 4.6 4.7

Mining and logging

20 32 30 2.7 4.1 3.8

Construction

149 294 382 2.1 3.8 5.0

Manufacturing

374 495 428 2.9 3.7 3.2

Durable goods

239 322 292 3.0 3.9 3.5

Nondurable goods

135 173 136 2.8 3.5 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

994 1,383 1,250 3.4 4.6 4.2

Wholesale trade

188 207 191 3.1 3.3 3.1

Retail trade

614 880 768 3.6 5.1 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

192 297 290 3.1 4.6 4.5

Information

103 130 129 3.6 4.5 4.4

Financial activities

323 393 363 3.7 4.4 4.0

Finance and insurance

244 296 297 3.7 4.5 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

79 97 66 3.4 4.1 2.8

Professional and business services

767 1,166 1,232 3.6 5.2 5.5

Education and health services

1,064 1,141 1,259 4.3 4.5 5.0

Educational services

84 93 98 2.1 2.3 2.5

Health care and social assistance

980 1,048 1,161 4.7 4.9 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

719 932 978 4.3 5.5 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

66 78 103 3.0 3.4 4.4

Accommodation and food services

653 853 876 4.6 5.8 5.9

Other services

196 226 220 3.3 3.7 3.6

Government

515 650 619 2.2 2.8 2.6

Federal

81 116 84 2.8 4.0 2.9

State and local

434 534 535 2.1 2.6 2.6

State and local education

154 209 208 1.4 1.9 1.9

State and local, excluding education

280 325 328 3.0 3.4 3.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

902 1,116 1,148 3.2 3.9 4.0

South

1,837 2,586 2,634 3.3 4.5 4.6

Midwest

1,255 1,679 1,603 3.7 4.8 4.6

West

1,228 1,462 1,506 3.5 4.0 4.2

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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