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)
July
2016
June
2017
July
2017(p)
July
2016
June
2017
July
2017(p)

Total

6,254 6,075 6,502 4.2 4.0 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,654 5,470 5,937 4.4 4.2 4.5

Mining and logging

13 22 30 1.9 2.9 4.0

Construction

238 212 232 3.3 2.9 3.1

Manufacturing

394 419 390 3.1 3.2 3.0

Durable goods

231 232 211 2.9 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods

162 187 179 3.3 3.8 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,127 992 1,170 4.0 3.5 4.1

Wholesale trade

168 229 202 2.8 3.7 3.3

Retail trade

707 580 715 4.3 3.5 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

252 183 253 4.4 3.1 4.3

Information

84 102 113 2.9 3.6 4.0

Financial activities

330 351 360 3.8 4.0 4.0

Finance and insurance

242 283 276 3.8 4.3 4.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 68 84 3.8 2.9 3.6

Professional and business services

1,295 1,191 1,157 6.0 5.4 5.3

Education and health services

1,163 1,146 1,230 5.0 4.8 5.1

Educational services

107 92 118 3.2 2.6 3.4

Health care and social assistance

1,057 1,054 1,112 5.3 5.1 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

806 819 927 4.7 4.7 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

102 87 86 3.8 3.3 3.2

Accommodation and food services

704 732 841 4.9 5.0 5.6

Other services

203 218 329 3.4 3.6 5.3

Government

600 605 565 2.8 2.6 2.6

Federal

91 101 80 3.1 3.4 2.8

State and local

508 504 485 2.7 2.5 2.6

State and local education

210 187 214 2.3 1.8 2.3

State and local, excluding education

298 317 271 3.1 3.3 2.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,061 1,017 1,188 3.8 3.6 4.2

South

2,289 2,239 2,373 4.2 4.0 4.3

Midwest

1,402 1,445 1,469 4.2 4.2 4.3

West

1,501 1,374 1,472 4.4 3.9 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.
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Last Modified Date: September 12, 2017