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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)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

7,308 7,760 6,465 4.6 4.8 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,656 7,001 5,751 4.9 5.1 4.2

Mining and logging

35 23 21 4.4 2.9 2.7

Construction

279 326 214 3.6 4.1 2.7

Manufacturing

501 447 388 3.8 3.4 2.9

Durable goods

315 307 270 3.8 3.7 3.2

Nondurable goods

185 140 117 3.7 2.8 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,620 1,723 1,192 5.4 5.8 4.0

Wholesale trade

195 257 166 3.2 4.1 2.7

Retail trade

1,103 1,123 724 6.3 6.6 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

322 343 303 4.9 5.3 4.6

Information

124 138 148 4.2 4.7 4.9

Financial activities

394 445 353 4.4 4.8 3.9

Finance and insurance

305 347 250 4.6 5.2 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 98 102 3.7 4.0 4.2

Professional and business services

1,233 1,352 1,108 5.4 5.8 4.8

Education and health services

1,254 1,310 1,267 4.9 5.0 4.9

Educational services

96 145 150 2.4 3.5 3.6

Health care and social assistance

1,158 1,165 1,117 5.4 5.3 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

966 960 902 5.6 5.4 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

85 130 104 3.6 5.1 4.3

Accommodation and food services

881 830 799 5.9 5.5 5.3

Other services

251 277 158 4.1 4.5 2.6

Government

652 759 715 2.8 3.2 3.0

Federal

110 120 100 3.8 4.1 3.4

State and local

542 638 614 2.6 3.1 2.9

State and local education

217 228 230 1.9 2.0 2.0

State and local, excluding education

325 410 384 3.4 4.3 4.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,226 1,335 1,155 4.2 4.5 3.9

South

2,785 2,963 2,436 4.8 5.0 4.2

Midwest

1,752 1,777 1,410 5.0 5.0 4.0

West

1,545 1,685 1,465 4.2 4.5 4.0

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

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Last Modified Date: January 17, 2020