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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)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

5,414 9,965 9,478 3.9 6.5 6.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,788 8,995 8,530 4.1 6.8 6.5

Mining and logging

10 24 23 1.6 3.8 3.6

Construction

311 376 331 4.2 4.8 4.2

Manufacturing

323 870 854 2.7 6.6 6.5

Durable goods

184 492 479 2.5 6.1 5.9

Nondurable goods

139 378 375 3.0 7.6 7.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

991 1,707 1,645 3.8 6.0 5.7

Wholesale trade

135 301 286 2.4 5.1 4.8

Retail trade

615 970 964 4.3 6.1 6.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

242 436 394 4.1 6.6 6.0

Information

74 118 130 2.8 4.2 4.6

Financial activities

274 478 343 3.1 5.2 3.8

Finance and insurance

204 334 244 3.1 4.9 3.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

70 143 99 3.2 6.0 4.2

Professional and business services

885 1,680 1,506 4.4 7.5 6.8

Education and health services

924 1,702 1,660 4.0 6.7 6.6

Educational services

80 138 171 2.4 3.7 4.6

Health care and social assistance

844 1,564 1,489 4.3 7.3 6.9

Leisure and hospitality

792 1,646 1,557 7.1 10.5 9.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

131 296 198 9.4 13.8 8.9

Accommodation and food services

661 1,351 1,359 6.8 10.0 9.8

Other services

203 394 481 4.1 6.6 7.9

Government

626 969 949 2.8 4.2 4.1

Federal

73 152 127 2.5 5.0 4.2

State and local

554 817 822 2.9 4.1 4.1

State and local education

200 299 370 2.0 2.8 3.5

State and local, excluding education

353 517 451 3.9 5.5 4.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

951 1,745 1,730 3.8 6.2 6.1

South

2,074 3,826 3,624 4.1 6.7 6.4

Midwest

1,171 2,201 2,061 3.9 6.6 6.1

West

1,217 2,192 2,063 3.8 6.1 5.7

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2021