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)
Nov.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

4,897 5,680 5,246 3.3 3.7 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,439 5,189 4,708 3.5 4.0 3.7

Mining and logging

15 14 17 1.9 2.0 2.4

Construction

101 193 184 1.5 2.7 2.6

Manufacturing

238 320 324 1.9 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

138 197 185 1.8 2.5 2.4

Nondurable goods

100 123 139 2.1 2.6 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

804 1,094 971 2.8 3.8 3.4

Wholesale trade

128 181 183 2.1 3.0 3.0

Retail trade

470 722 603 2.8 4.3 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

205 190 186 3.6 3.3 3.2

Information

68 76 76 2.4 2.7 2.7

Financial activities

318 355 313 3.7 4.1 3.6

Finance and insurance

275 281 249 4.3 4.3 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

44 74 64 2.0 3.3 2.9

Professional and business services

1,069 1,057 929 5.1 4.9 4.3

Education and health services

1,061 1,221 1,078 4.5 5.0 4.5

Educational services

89 90 87 2.4 2.4 2.3

Health care and social assistance

972 1,131 991 4.9 5.5 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

648 677 627 4.1 4.2 3.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

53 83 65 2.5 3.6 3.0

Accommodation and food services

595 595 562 4.4 4.3 4.1

Other services

116 182 189 2.0 3.1 3.2

Government

459 491 537 2.0 2.1 2.3

Federal

72 82 81 2.5 2.8 2.8

State and local

387 409 456 1.9 2.0 2.2

State and local education

146 121 136 1.3 1.1 1.2

State and local, excluding education

241 288 320 2.6 3.1 3.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

847 1,041 906 3.1 3.7 3.2

South

1,912 2,069 1,941 3.5 3.8 3.5

Midwest

1,095 1,267 1,184 3.3 3.7 3.5

West

1,043 1,303 1,215 3.1 3.8 3.5

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: January 10, 2017