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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)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

7,245 5,305 5,266 4.6 3.9 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,545 4,658 4,621 4.9 4.1 4.0

Mining and logging

29 10 11 3.8 1.5 1.7

Construction

373 247 365 4.7 3.7 4.9

Manufacturing

482 315 328 3.6 2.7 2.7

Durable goods

293 170 180 3.5 2.3 2.4

Nondurable goods

189 146 148 3.8 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,249 824 937 4.3 3.3 3.6

Wholesale trade

214 157 139 3.5 2.8 2.4

Retail trade

713 450 623 4.4 3.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

323 217 175 5.0 3.8 3.0

Information

127 132 77 4.3 4.8 2.9

Financial activities

348 275 224 3.8 3.1 2.5

Finance and insurance

248 210 171 3.7 3.2 2.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

100 66 54 4.1 3.0 2.4

Professional and business services

1,269 1,027 947 5.6 5.1 4.7

Education and health services

1,319 1,168 935 5.2 5.0 4.0

Educational services

130 102 75 3.3 2.8 2.2

Health care and social assistance

1,188 1,066 859 5.5 5.4 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,073 497 599 6.0 5.5 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

144 85 97 5.4 7.0 7.4

Accommodation and food services

929 412 502 6.1 5.3 5.4

Other services

276 162 198 4.5 3.4 3.9

Government

700 647 645 3.0 2.8 2.9

Federal

111 114 77 3.8 3.8 2.6

State and local

589 533 568 2.9 2.7 3.0

State and local education

209 177 201 1.9 1.7 2.0

State and local, excluding education

380 356 367 3.9 3.8 4.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,249 997 943 4.3 4.0 3.7

South

2,673 1,994 2,023 4.6 4.0 4.0

Midwest

1,694 1,114 1,117 4.9 3.8 3.7

West

1,628 1,200 1,183 4.4 3.8 3.7

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

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2020