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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)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

6,445 7,053 6,301 4.0 4.7 4.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,729 6,359 5,636 4.2 5.0 4.4

Mining and logging

20 21 18 2.6 3.2 2.8

Construction

215 246 236 2.7 3.2 3.1

Manufacturing

401 531 498 3.0 4.2 3.9

Durable goods

270 296 248 3.2 3.7 3.1

Nondurable goods

131 236 250 2.6 4.8 5.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,209 1,290 1,083 4.1 4.6 3.8

Wholesale trade

165 175 151 2.7 3.0 2.6

Retail trade

713 855 661 4.2 5.3 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

331 260 271 5.0 4.2 4.2

Information

136 122 77 4.5 4.4 2.9

Financial activities

333 320 267 3.6 3.5 3.0

Finance and insurance

244 244 207 3.6 3.6 3.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 76 61 3.6 3.3 2.7

Professional and business services

1,120 1,354 1,206 4.9 6.1 5.5

Education and health services

1,231 1,420 1,273 4.8 5.7 5.1

Educational services

146 122 101 3.5 3.3 2.7

Health care and social assistance

1,086 1,298 1,172 5.0 6.1 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

894 791 739 5.2 5.6 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

97 96 70 4.0 5.3 4.0

Accommodation and food services

798 695 670 5.3 5.6 5.5

Other services

168 265 237 2.8 4.6 4.1

Government

716 695 665 3.0 3.1 2.9

Federal

117 94 97 3.9 3.1 3.2

State and local

599 600 568 2.9 3.1 2.9

State and local education

213 220 207 1.9 2.2 2.0

State and local, excluding education

386 380 361 4.0 4.1 3.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,127 1,239 1,110 3.9 4.5 4.0

South

2,443 2,712 2,427 4.2 4.9 4.4

Midwest

1,431 1,513 1,401 4.1 4.6 4.3

West

1,444 1,589 1,364 3.9 4.6 3.9

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: January 12, 2021