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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)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

6,701 7,080 7,151 4.3 4.8 4.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,947 6,376 6,546 4.4 5.1 5.2

Mining and logging

22 24 16 3.1 3.8 2.7

Construction

290 304 248 3.8 4.1 3.4

Manufacturing

392 532 528 3.0 4.2 4.1

Durable goods

242 305 294 2.9 3.9 3.7

Nondurable goods

150 227 234 3.1 4.7 4.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,104 1,184 1,278 3.9 4.2 4.6

Wholesale trade

176 204 207 2.9 3.5 3.6

Retail trade

622 658 731 3.9 4.2 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

306 322 340 4.6 4.9 5.3

Information

130 133 87 4.3 4.8 3.2

Financial activities

390 354 307 4.2 3.9 3.4

Finance and insurance

295 260 243 4.3 3.8 3.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

95 94 64 3.9 4.1 2.8

Professional and business services

1,266 1,435 1,372 5.7 6.6 6.3

Education and health services

1,216 1,491 1,529 4.7 6.1 6.1

Educational services

114 151 113 2.8 4.3 3.1

Health care and social assistance

1,102 1,341 1,416 5.0 6.3 6.7

Leisure and hospitality

936 655 912 5.4 5.0 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

149 74 155 6.2 4.6 9.0

Accommodation and food services

787 581 757 5.3 5.0 6.2

Other services

200 265 269 3.3 4.7 4.7

Government

754 704 605 3.2 3.2 2.7

Federal

130 79 88 4.4 2.7 3.0

State and local

625 625 518 3.0 3.3 2.7

State and local education

233 291 142 2.1 2.9 1.4

State and local, excluding education

392 334 376 4.1 3.6 4.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,141 1,138 1,216 4.0 4.2 4.5

South

2,524 2,820 2,854 4.4 5.2 5.2

Midwest

1,483 1,462 1,524 4.3 4.6 4.7

West

1,553 1,660 1,557 4.2 4.8 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

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Last Modified Date: April 06, 2021