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)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)

Total

6,502 6,786 7,313 4.2 4.3 4.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,931 6,123 6,642 4.5 4.6 4.9

Mining and logging

26 27 28 3.7 3.4 3.6

Construction

255 267 273 3.4 3.5 3.5

Manufacturing

391 475 506 3.0 3.6 3.8

Durable goods

189 293 292 2.4 3.5 3.5

Nondurable goods

201 182 214 4.1 3.7 4.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,223 1,339 1,385 4.3 4.6 4.7

Wholesale trade

227 222 251 3.7 3.6 4.0

Retail trade

740 832 835 4.5 5.0 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

256 285 299 4.3 4.6 4.9

Information

110 136 146 3.8 4.6 5.0

Financial activities

373 341 392 4.2 3.8 4.3

Finance and insurance

283 233 305 4.3 3.5 4.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

90 108 88 3.9 4.5 3.7

Professional and business services

1,126 1,166 1,302 5.2 5.2 5.8

Education and health services

1,213 1,245 1,309 5.0 5.0 5.3

Educational services

140 147 113 4.0 4.0 3.2

Health care and social assistance

1,073 1,097 1,196 5.2 5.2 5.7

Leisure and hospitality

890 931 1,077 5.0 5.2 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

79 78 95 2.8 2.9 3.4

Accommodation and food services

810 853 981 5.4 5.6 6.4

Other services

326 198 224 5.3 3.2 3.6

Government

571 662 671 2.6 2.9 3.1

Federal

90 115 96 3.1 3.9 3.3

State and local

481 548 574 2.6 2.7 3.1

State and local education

203 218 240 2.3 2.1 2.6

State and local, excluding education

278 330 335 2.9 3.4 3.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,164 1,154 1,234 4.2 4.0 4.3

South

2,404 2,457 2,729 4.3 4.3 4.8

Midwest

1,451 1,633 1,728 4.3 4.7 5.0

West

1,482 1,541 1,622 4.2 4.3 4.5

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: September 11, 2018