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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)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

7,330 7,036 6,645 4.6 4.8 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,575 6,169 5,780 4.8 4.9 4.6

Mining and logging

33 16 15 4.2 2.5 2.4

Construction

353 332 264 4.4 4.3 3.4

Manufacturing

445 430 460 3.3 3.4 3.6

Durable goods

293 228 241 3.5 2.9 3.1

Nondurable goods

152 202 219 3.1 4.2 4.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,400 1,318 1,222 4.8 4.8 4.4

Wholesale trade

178 211 177 2.9 3.6 3.1

Retail trade

914 879 819 5.5 5.6 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

308 228 226 4.8 3.9 3.8

Information

131 106 81 4.3 3.9 3.0

Financial activities

380 293 276 4.1 3.3 3.1

Finance and insurance

277 221 213 4.1 3.3 3.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

102 72 64 4.1 3.2 2.8

Professional and business services

1,319 1,251 1,226 5.8 5.9 5.7

Education and health services

1,308 1,322 1,213 5.2 5.5 5.0

Educational services

122 111 108 3.4 3.4 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,186 1,211 1,105 5.5 5.9 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

967 804 782 5.3 5.8 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

120 81 77 4.2 4.3 4.1

Accommodation and food services

847 723 705 5.5 6.0 5.8

Other services

240 297 239 3.9 5.2 4.2

Government

755 866 866 3.4 4.1 4.0

Federal

116 281 281 3.9 8.8 8.1

State and local

639 585 585 3.3 3.3 3.2

State and local education

230 225 199 2.4 2.6 2.2

State and local, excluding education

409 360 386 4.1 3.8 4.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,320 1,256 1,183 4.6 4.7 4.4

South

2,740 2,616 2,551 4.7 4.9 4.7

Midwest

1,598 1,606 1,423 4.6 5.0 4.4

West

1,673 1,557 1,489 4.5 4.6 4.4

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: October 07, 2020