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)
Apr.
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)
Apr.
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)

Total

7,611 7,383 7,858 4.9 4.7 4.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

7,011 6,698 7,150 5.3 5.0 5.3

Mining and logging

37 28 33 4.9 3.6 4.2

Construction

258 364 404 3.5 4.8 5.2

Manufacturing

451 461 501 3.5 3.5 3.8

Durable goods

288 304 322 3.5 3.6 3.8

Nondurable goods

163 158 180 3.4 3.2 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,590 1,279 1,442 5.5 4.4 5.0

Wholesale trade

207 215 275 3.4 3.5 4.4

Retail trade

1,035 724 795 6.2 4.4 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

348 340 373 5.6 5.3 5.8

Information

198 137 131 6.5 4.6 4.4

Financial activities

367 338 399 4.1 3.8 4.4

Finance and insurance

266 216 267 4.1 3.3 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

102 122 132 4.4 5.1 5.4

Professional and business services

1,328 1,409 1,327 6.0 6.3 5.8

Education and health services

1,370 1,324 1,499 5.5 5.2 5.8

Educational services

110 111 131 2.7 2.8 3.2

Health care and social assistance

1,260 1,213 1,368 6.0 5.6 6.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,168 1,079 1,180 6.8 6.2 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

154 121 151 6.3 5.0 5.9

Accommodation and food services

1,013 958 1,029 6.8 6.4 6.8

Other services

245 278 235 4.0 4.5 3.8

Government

600 686 708 2.6 2.9 3.0

Federal

83 117 139 2.9 4.0 4.7

State and local

517 569 569 2.5 2.8 2.8

State and local education

178 212 210 1.6 1.9 1.9

State and local, excluding education

339 357 359 3.6 3.8 3.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,285 1,205 1,250 4.5 4.2 4.3

South

2,791 2,816 2,984 4.9 4.9 5.1

Midwest

1,802 1,722 1,865 5.2 5.0 5.3

West

1,733 1,640 1,759 4.8 4.5 4.8

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: June 10, 2019