November 08, 2006
On the last business day of September 2006, there were 4.1 million job openings in the United States and the job openings rate was 2.9 percent.
The job openings rate did not change significantly between August and September in any industry or region. The industries with the highest job openings rates in September 2006 were education and health services (3.8 percent), leisure and hospitality (3.8 percent), and professional and business services (3.7 percent).
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for September 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: September 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1943.