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)
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)

Total

6,511 6,518 7,195 4.3 4.2 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,975 5,920 6,618 4.6 4.5 5.0

Mining and logging

28 22 27 4.1 3.0 3.6

Construction

233 235 232 3.3 3.3 3.2

Manufacturing

373 421 451 2.9 3.2 3.5

Durable goods

217 253 286 2.7 3.1 3.5

Nondurable goods

156 168 165 3.2 3.5 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,038 1,209 1,262 3.7 4.2 4.4

Wholesale trade

225 199 210 3.7 3.2 3.4

Retail trade

606 711 747 3.7 4.3 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

208 299 304 3.6 4.9 5.0

Information

113 152 178 3.9 5.2 6.0

Financial activities

461 351 337 5.2 4.0 3.8

Finance and insurance

345 264 240 5.3 4.0 3.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

116 87 97 5.1 3.8 4.2

Professional and business services

1,112 1,118 1,375 5.2 5.2 6.2

Education and health services

1,247 1,221 1,372 5.1 4.9 5.5

Educational services

93 103 111 2.4 2.6 2.8

Health care and social assistance

1,155 1,118 1,261 5.6 5.4 6.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,014 922 1,149 6.0 5.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

103 92 134 4.3 4.1 5.5

Accommodation and food services

912 830 1,015 6.3 5.7 6.8

Other services

355 268 235 5.8 4.4 3.9

Government

535 598 577 2.3 2.6 2.5

Federal

86 96 87 3.0 3.4 3.0

State and local

449 501 490 2.2 2.5 2.4

State and local education

153 165 170 1.4 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

296 337 320 3.2 3.6 3.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,164 1,094 1,212 4.2 3.9 4.3

South

2,430 2,313 2,550 4.4 4.1 4.5

Midwest

1,480 1,630 1,719 4.4 4.8 5.0

West

1,436 1,480 1,713 4.1 4.2 4.8

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: June 05, 2018