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)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

5,581 6,434 6,200 3.7 4.2 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,039 5,873 5,658 3.9 4.5 4.3

Mining and logging

12 24 24 1.7 3.2 3.1

Construction

184 237 247 2.6 3.2 3.3

Manufacturing

339 414 397 2.7 3.2 3.1

Durable goods

185 207 238 2.3 2.6 2.9

Nondurable goods

154 207 159 3.2 4.2 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,048 1,157 1,163 3.7 4.1 4.1

Wholesale trade

169 230 203 2.8 3.7 3.3

Retail trade

665 701 714 4.0 4.2 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

215 226 247 3.7 3.9 4.2

Information

87 93 107 3.0 3.3 3.8

Financial activities

323 372 351 3.7 4.2 4.0

Finance and insurance

240 289 259 3.7 4.4 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

82 83 92 3.6 3.6 3.9

Professional and business services

1,025 1,121 1,062 4.8 5.1 4.8

Education and health services

1,033 1,226 1,182 4.4 5.1 4.9

Educational services

89 144 93 2.7 4.2 2.7

Health care and social assistance

944 1,082 1,089 4.7 5.3 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

794 899 891 4.6 5.1 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

83 82 82 3.2 3.0 3.1

Accommodation and food services

711 818 810 4.9 5.5 5.4

Other services

195 330 235 3.3 5.4 3.9

Government

541 561 542 2.5 2.6 2.5

Federal

85 83 72 2.9 2.9 2.5

State and local

457 478 470 2.4 2.6 2.5

State and local education

176 202 172 1.9 2.2 1.9

State and local, excluding education

281 277 298 2.9 2.9 3.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,010 1,162 1,121 3.7 4.1 4.0

South

1,931 2,378 2,102 3.5 4.3 3.8

Midwest

1,265 1,425 1,594 3.8 4.2 4.7

West

1,374 1,470 1,384 4.0 4.2 4.0

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: October 11, 2017