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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)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

7,502 7,413 7,095 4.8 4.7 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,889 6,662 6,373 5.1 4.9 4.7

Mining and logging

34 33 32 4.3 4.2 4.0

Construction

299 384 338 3.8 4.7 4.2

Manufacturing

469 470 469 3.5 3.5 3.5

Durable goods

297 321 309 3.6 3.8 3.7

Nondurable goods

171 149 161 3.5 3.0 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,712 1,424 1,408 5.8 4.9 4.8

Wholesale trade

221 179 194 3.6 2.9 3.2

Retail trade

1,142 918 855 6.8 5.5 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

349 327 359 5.5 5.1 5.5

Information

110 137 162 3.8 4.6 5.4

Financial activities

351 384 357 3.9 4.2 3.9

Finance and insurance

263 277 263 4.0 4.2 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 107 94 3.7 4.3 3.8

Professional and business services

1,404 1,331 1,301 6.2 5.8 5.7

Education and health services

1,246 1,315 1,155 5.0 5.2 4.5

Educational services

76 135 120 2.0 3.7 3.1

Health care and social assistance

1,170 1,180 1,035 5.5 5.4 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,028 937 910 5.9 5.1 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 118 117 3.2 4.1 4.5

Accommodation and food services

948 819 792 6.3 5.3 5.2

Other services

238 245 240 3.9 3.9 3.9

Government

613 751 722 2.7 3.4 3.1

Federal

83 121 102 2.9 4.1 3.5

State and local

530 630 620 2.6 3.2 3.0

State and local education

212 230 229 2.0 2.4 2.1

State and local, excluding education

318 400 391 3.3 4.1 4.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,317 1,404 1,239 4.6 4.8 4.3

South

2,722 2,746 2,676 4.7 4.7 4.6

Midwest

1,784 1,597 1,552 5.1 4.6 4.4

West

1,679 1,666 1,628 4.6 4.5 4.4

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: November 05, 2019