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)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

4,844 5,233 5,040 3.3 3.5 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,368 4,686 4,573 3.5 3.6 3.6

Mining and logging

14 16 19 1.8 2.3 2.7

Construction

124 174 148 1.9 2.5 2.2

Manufacturing

317 314 325 2.5 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

174 181 183 2.2 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

143 133 141 3.0 2.8 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

717 957 933 2.5 3.3 3.2

Wholesale trade

137 199 184 2.3 3.2 3.0

Retail trade

433 581 560 2.6 3.4 3.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

147 177 188 2.5 3.1 3.2

Information

101 69 89 3.5 2.4 3.1

Financial activities

350 303 337 4.1 3.5 3.9

Finance and insurance

279 238 256 4.4 3.7 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 66 82 3.3 3.0 3.7

Professional and business services

959 882 809 4.6 4.1 3.8

Education and health services

1,015 1,107 1,149 4.3 4.6 4.7

Educational services

93 83 93 2.5 2.2 2.5

Health care and social assistance

923 1,024 1,056 4.6 5.0 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

571 672 525 3.7 4.2 3.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

43 84 69 2.1 3.9 3.3

Accommodation and food services

529 588 456 3.9 4.2 3.3

Other services

199 190 240 3.4 3.2 4.0

Government

475 547 467 2.1 2.4 2.0

Federal

80 82 95 2.8 2.8 3.3

State and local

396 466 372 2.0 2.3 1.9

State and local education

151 139 131 1.4 1.3 1.2

State and local, excluding education

245 326 241 2.7 3.5 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

811 914 928 2.9 3.3 3.3

South

1,854 1,897 1,790 3.4 3.4 3.3

Midwest

1,016 1,201 1,142 3.1 3.5 3.4

West

1,161 1,221 1,181 3.4 3.5 3.4

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.
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Last Modified Date: February 07, 2017