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.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Total

5,379 6,177 5,661 3.5 4.0 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,815 5,668 5,154 3.7 4.3 3.9

Mining and logging

16 27 22 2.3 3.6 2.9

Construction

178 195 210 2.5 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

319 409 378 2.5 3.2 2.9

Durable goods

186 247 231 2.4 3.1 2.9

Nondurable goods

133 162 147 2.8 3.3 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

956 1,051 998 3.3 3.7 3.4

Wholesale trade

203 135 167 3.3 2.2 2.7

Retail trade

575 706 681 3.4 4.3 4.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

178 210 150 3.0 3.5 2.5

Information

73 74 78 2.6 2.6 2.8

Financial activities

307 391 368 3.6 4.4 4.2

Finance and insurance

246 274 291 3.8 4.2 4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 116 77 2.7 5.0 3.4

Professional and business services

1,004 1,191 1,041 4.7 5.3 4.7

Education and health services

1,093 1,168 1,046 4.5 4.7 4.3

Educational services

86 94 94 2.2 2.4 2.4

Health care and social assistance

1,007 1,074 952 5.0 5.2 4.6

Leisure and hospitality

677 867 779 4.2 5.2 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82 82 56 3.8 3.5 2.6

Accommodation and food services

595 785 723 4.3 5.4 5.0

Other services

192 296 232 3.2 4.9 3.9

Government

564 509 507 2.4 2.2 2.2

Federal

82 73 66 2.8 2.5 2.3

State and local

482 436 441 2.4 2.1 2.2

State and local education

139 158 156 1.3 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

344 278 285 3.6 3.0 3.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

916 1,056 998 3.3 3.7 3.5

South

1,933 2,126 1,991 3.5 3.8 3.5

Midwest

1,248 1,561 1,440 3.7 4.5 4.2

West

1,282 1,434 1,232 3.7 4.1 3.5

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: January 09, 2018