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)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

6,304 7,027 7,320 4.1 4.5 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,768 6,409 6,732 4.4 4.8 5.0

Mining and logging

28 34 29 3.9 4.2 3.6

Construction

233 272 292 3.1 3.5 3.7

Manufacturing

410 485 522 3.2 3.7 3.9

Durable goods

248 307 332 3.1 3.7 4.0

Nondurable goods

162 178 189 3.3 3.6 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,115 1,391 1,362 3.9 4.8 4.7

Wholesale trade

152 230 231 2.5 3.7 3.7

Retail trade

740 881 884 4.5 5.3 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

223 280 247 3.7 4.5 4.0

Information

96 104 149 3.3 3.6 5.1

Financial activities

378 339 378 4.3 3.8 4.2

Finance and insurance

267 259 259 4.1 3.9 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

111 81 119 4.8 3.4 5.0

Professional and business services

1,163 1,279 1,291 5.3 5.7 5.7

Education and health services

1,188 1,246 1,365 4.8 5.0 5.4

Educational services

93 83 103 2.4 2.2 2.6

Health care and social assistance

1,095 1,162 1,261 5.3 5.5 5.9

Leisure and hospitality

865 1,026 1,071 5.1 5.8 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

83 83 75 3.5 3.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

783 943 996 5.4 6.3 6.6

Other services

292 234 273 4.8 3.8 4.4

Government

537 618 588 2.3 2.7 2.5

Federal

87 89 80 3.0 3.1 2.8

State and local

450 529 508 2.2 2.6 2.5

State and local education

149 197 215 1.4 1.9 1.9

State and local, excluding education

301 331 293 3.2 3.5 3.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,070 1,233 1,221 3.8 4.3 4.2

South

2,153 2,499 2,588 3.8 4.4 4.5

Midwest

1,595 1,688 1,796 4.6 4.9 5.1

West

1,487 1,607 1,715 4.2 4.5 4.7

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

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: December 10, 2018