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.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)

Total

5,951 5,723 6,371 4.0 3.8 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,435 5,198 5,796 4.3 4.1 4.5

Mining and logging

11 25 22 1.6 3.5 3.1

Construction

184 161 203 2.7 2.4 2.9

Manufacturing

364 404 359 2.9 3.2 2.8

Durable goods

194 230 200 2.5 2.9 2.5

Nondurable goods

169 174 159 3.6 3.6 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,050 942 945 3.8 3.4 3.4

Wholesale trade

235 183 196 3.9 3.0 3.2

Retail trade

601 587 571 3.7 3.6 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

214 172 178 3.8 3.0 3.1

Information

92 83 111 3.2 3.0 3.9

Financial activities

368 309 414 4.3 3.6 4.7

Finance and insurance

273 241 323 4.3 3.7 4.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

96 68 91 4.3 3.1 4.0

Professional and business services

1,056 1,160 1,230 5.0 5.4 5.6

Education and health services

1,136 1,051 1,164 4.8 4.3 4.8

Educational services

107 87 99 2.8 2.2 2.5

Health care and social assistance

1,029 964 1,065 5.2 4.8 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

903 757 997 5.5 4.7 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

119 81 101 5.2 3.8 4.4

Accommodation and food services

784 677 896 5.6 4.8 6.2

Other services

270 306 352 4.6 5.1 5.8

Government

516 525 575 2.2 2.3 2.5

Federal

82 91 85 2.9 3.1 3.0

State and local

435 435 489 2.1 2.1 2.4

State and local education

139 147 172 1.3 1.3 1.6

State and local, excluding education

296 288 317 3.2 3.1 3.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

921 990 1,206 3.3 3.6 4.3

South

2,271 2,183 2,296 4.2 4.0 4.1

Midwest

1,321 1,338 1,546 4.0 4.0 4.5

West

1,439 1,212 1,324 4.2 3.5 3.8

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 06, 2017