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.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

5,676 6,205 6,114 3.8 4.1 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,150 5,673 5,594 4.0 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging

18 25 24 2.6 3.4 3.2

Construction

237 230 196 3.3 3.1 2.7

Manufacturing

326 435 425 2.6 3.4 3.3

Durable goods

197 248 255 2.5 3.1 3.2

Nondurable goods

129 187 170 2.7 3.8 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,103 1,184 1,183 3.9 4.2 4.2

Wholesale trade

169 207 222 2.8 3.4 3.6

Retail trade

731 711 715 4.4 4.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

202 266 246 3.5 4.5 4.2

Information

87 122 94 3.0 4.3 3.4

Financial activities

344 328 345 4.0 3.7 3.9

Finance and insurance

265 253 287 4.1 3.9 4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

79 74 59 3.5 3.2 2.6

Professional and business services

1,098 1,005 1,192 5.1 4.6 5.4

Education and health services

1,062 1,186 1,150 4.5 4.9 4.7

Educational services

108 104 98 3.0 3.0 2.6

Health care and social assistance

954 1,082 1,052 4.8 5.3 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

691 929 705 4.2 5.3 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 87 75 2.5 3.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

631 842 631 4.4 5.6 4.4

Other services

185 228 280 3.1 3.8 4.6

Government

526 532 521 2.3 2.4 2.3

Federal

102 66 81 3.5 2.3 2.8

State and local

424 466 440 2.1 2.5 2.2

State and local education

136 172 173 1.3 1.9 1.7

State and local, excluding education

288 294 267 3.1 3.1 2.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,034 1,166 1,095 3.7 4.1 3.9

South

2,065 2,089 2,140 3.8 3.8 3.8

Midwest

1,267 1,563 1,581 3.8 4.6 4.6

West

1,310 1,387 1,299 3.8 4.0 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.
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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2017