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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)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)

Total

6,649 10,913 10,507 4.5 6.9 6.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,950 10,052 9,701 4.7 7.4 7.2

Mining and logging

20 42 39 3.3 6.1 5.7

Construction

221 384 316 2.9 4.8 4.0

Manufacturing

494 889 899 3.9 6.6 6.7

Durable goods

271 499 533 3.5 6.1 6.5

Nondurable goods

223 390 365 4.6 7.6 7.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,255 2,181 2,166 4.5 7.4 7.3

Wholesale trade

166 261 320 2.9 4.4 5.3

Retail trade

791 1,346 1,231 5.0 8.1 7.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

297 574 614 4.7 8.4 8.7

Information

121 193 243 4.4 6.5 8.0

Financial activities

298 468 410 3.3 5.0 4.4

Finance and insurance

233 285 298 3.5 4.2 4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

64 183 112 2.8 7.3 4.6

Professional and business services

1,272 1,906 1,837 5.9 8.3 8.0

Education and health services

1,161 1,753 1,832 4.8 7.0 7.2

Educational services

101 188 129 2.9 5.4 3.5

Health care and social assistance

1,060 1,565 1,702 5.1 7.2 7.8

Leisure and hospitality

830 1,736 1,578 5.8 9.9 9.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

67 218 184 3.7 8.4 7.7

Accommodation and food services

763 1,518 1,394 6.1 10.1 9.6

Other services

277 500 382 4.9 8.0 6.3

Government

699 861 806 3.1 3.9 3.5

Federal

95 139 134 2.9 4.6 4.4

State and local

604 723 672 3.1 3.8 3.4

State and local education

204 287 134 2.0 3.1 1.3

State and local, excluding education

400 436 538 4.3 4.6 5.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,111 1,905 1,855 4.1 6.7 6.5

South

2,669 4,244 4,020 4.9 7.3 6.9

Midwest

1,411 2,271 2,271 4.4 6.7 6.6

West

1,458 2,493 2,361 4.2 6.7 6.4

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

Last Modified Date: November 12, 2021