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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)
Oct.
2021
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)
Oct.
2021
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)

Total

11,596 10,700 10,752 7.2 6.5 6.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

10,684 9,674 9,863 7.8 6.9 7.0

Mining and logging

30 29 35 4.9 4.3 5.2

Construction

402 409 377 5.0 4.9 4.6

Manufacturing

933 835 759 7.0 6.1 5.5

Durable goods

535 492 499 6.5 5.8 5.9

Nondurable goods

397 343 259 7.8 6.6 5.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2,196 1,728 1,840 7.2 5.7 6.0

Wholesale trade

354 239 298 5.8 3.9 4.8

Retail trade

1,234 943 1,049 7.3 5.7 6.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

609 546 493 8.2 7.2 6.5

Information

185 230 235 6.0 7.0 7.1

Financial activities

477 463 570 5.1 4.9 6.0

Finance and insurance

366 277 387 5.3 4.0 5.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

111 186 183 4.6 7.2 7.2

Professional and business services

2,158 1,995 1,867 9.0 8.2 7.6

Education and health services

2,209 2,206 2,276 8.4 8.2 8.4

Educational services

206 180 182 5.1 4.5 4.3

Health care and social assistance

2,003 2,026 2,094 9.0 8.9 9.1

Leisure and hospitality

1,611 1,539 1,574 9.8 8.8 9.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

176 185 204 7.7 7.2 8.1

Accommodation and food services

1,436 1,354 1,370 10.2 9.1 9.2

Other services

482 240 331 8.0 4.0 5.4

Government

912 1,026 890 3.9 4.4 3.8

Federal

118 171 110 3.9 5.6 3.7

State and local

794 855 780 3.9 4.2 3.8

State and local education

303 275 310 2.8 2.6 2.8

State and local, excluding education

491 581 470 5.2 6.0 4.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,860 1,629 1,717 6.6 5.7 5.9

South

4,404 4,273 4,149 7.3 7.0 6.7

Midwest

2,675 2,381 2,282 7.6 6.7 6.4

West

2,657 2,416 2,604 7.1 6.3 6.7

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

Last Modified Date: November 30, 2022