December 12, 2007
From October 2006 to October 2007, the job openings rate rose in wholesale trade, accommodation and food services, and federal government.
The rate fell over the year in natural resources and mining, durable goods manufacturing, retail trade, information, health care and social assistance, and arts, entertainment, and recreation.
The job openings rate is the number of openings divided by employment plus job openings. Job openings include only those jobs open on the last business day of the month.
These data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. These data are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: October 2007," news release USDL 07-1881.