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)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

5,412 5,557 5,592 3.7 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,957 5,086 5,104 4.0 4.0 4.0

Mining and logging

8 25 18 1.2 3.6 2.7

Construction

193 142 169 3.0 2.2 2.5

Manufacturing

306 361 364 2.4 2.9 2.9

Durable goods

158 206 209 2.0 2.6 2.6

Nondurable goods

148 155 155 3.1 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

935 887 843 3.4 3.2 3.0

Wholesale trade

197 201 193 3.3 3.3 3.2

Retail trade

559 508 474 3.5 3.1 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

180 177 175 3.2 3.1 3.1

Information

86 73 69 3.0 2.6 2.4

Financial activities

312 409 346 3.7 4.7 4.0

Finance and insurance

221 268 270 3.5 4.1 4.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

90 140 77 4.2 6.1 3.5

Professional and business services

1,106 1,070 985 5.3 5.1 4.6

Education and health services

1,003 1,236 1,218 4.3 5.2 5.0

Educational services

110 93 120 2.9 2.6 3.1

Health care and social assistance

893 1,143 1,099 4.5 5.6 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

773 643 825 4.9 4.1 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 80 89 3.1 3.9 4.2

Accommodation and food services

710 563 736 5.2 4.1 5.3

Other services

235 241 267 4.0 4.1 4.5

Government

455 470 489 2.0 2.1 2.1

Federal

87 82 78 3.0 2.8 2.7

State and local

368 388 411 1.8 2.0 2.0

State and local education

126 139 129 1.2 1.3 1.2

State and local, excluding education

242 249 283 2.6 2.7 3.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

804 973 1,069 3.0 3.5 3.9

South

2,111 2,031 2,052 3.9 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,237 1,270 1,260 3.8 3.8 3.8

West

1,260 1,282 1,211 3.7 3.8 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: April 11, 2017