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.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)
Feb.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)

Total

6,304 7,487 6,708 4.1 4.8 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,730 6,818 6,063 4.4 5.1 4.6

Mining and logging

27 38 28 3.7 4.9 3.6

Construction

198 313 286 2.8 4.2 3.9

Manufacturing

436 458 477 3.4 3.5 3.6

Durable goods

268 295 308 3.3 3.6 3.7

Nondurable goods

169 163 169 3.5 3.3 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,195 1,287 1,125 4.2 4.4 3.9

Wholesale trade

193 280 201 3.2 4.6 3.3

Retail trade

735 698 681 4.5 4.2 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

268 309 243 4.4 4.8 3.9

Information

123 136 125 4.2 4.7 4.3

Financial activities

384 459 285 4.3 5.1 3.2

Finance and insurance

321 317 216 4.9 4.8 3.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

63 142 70 2.8 5.9 3.0

Professional and business services

1,074 1,465 1,350 5.0 6.6 6.0

Education and health services

1,151 1,471 1,227 4.6 5.8 4.8

Educational services

91 117 94 2.3 3.1 2.4

Health care and social assistance

1,060 1,353 1,133 5.1 6.3 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

917 1,025 952 5.6 6.1 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

129 103 113 5.7 4.5 4.8

Accommodation and food services

788 922 840 5.5 6.3 5.7

Other services

225 165 207 3.8 2.8 3.4

Government

574 669 645 2.5 2.9 2.8

Federal

73 121 111 2.6 4.2 3.8

State and local

500 548 535 2.5 2.7 2.6

State and local education

170 198 187 1.5 1.9 1.7

State and local, excluding education

330 350 348 3.5 3.7 3.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,067 1,247 1,095 3.8 4.4 3.8

South

2,274 2,802 2,510 4.1 4.9 4.4

Midwest

1,503 1,759 1,585 4.5 5.1 4.6

West

1,461 1,679 1,517 4.1 4.7 4.2

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 09, 2019