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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)
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020(p)

Total

7,746 5,857 5,347 4.9 3.7 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

7,014 5,145 4,719 5.2 3.9 4.2

Mining and logging

31 12 10 4.1 1.7 1.5

Construction

430 240 256 5.5 3.2 3.8

Manufacturing

479 310 311 3.6 2.4 2.6

Durable goods

304 178 161 3.6 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

175 132 150 3.6 2.7 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,350 973 827 4.7 3.4 3.3

Wholesale trade

283 149 161 4.6 2.5 2.8

Retail trade

725 538 446 4.5 3.4 3.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

342 286 219 5.3 4.5 3.8

Information

120 119 122 4.1 4.0 4.4

Financial activities

387 321 286 4.3 3.5 3.2

Finance and insurance

279 246 218 4.2 3.7 3.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

108 75 67 4.5 3.1 3.1

Professional and business services

1,243 1,160 949 5.5 5.2 4.7

Education and health services

1,511 1,178 1,191 5.9 4.6 5.1

Educational services

140 106 104 3.4 2.6 2.9

Health care and social assistance

1,372 1,072 1,086 6.3 4.9 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,204 675 600 6.8 4.1 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

162 142 73 6.4 5.9 6.2

Accommodation and food services

1,042 533 528 6.9 3.7 6.5

Other services

258 156 168 4.2 2.6 3.5

Government

732 712 629 3.1 3.0 2.8

Federal

154 131 114 5.2 4.4 3.8

State and local

578 581 514 2.8 2.8 2.6

State and local education

199 199 175 1.8 1.8 1.7

State and local, excluding education

379 381 339 4.0 4.0 3.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,209 1,065 1,002 4.2 3.7 4.0

South

2,905 2,203 1,939 5.0 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,830 1,271 1,137 5.3 3.7 3.8

West

1,803 1,317 1,270 4.9 3.6 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2020