Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted

Table A. Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted
Category Job openings Hires Total separations
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

LEVELS BY INDUSTRY
(in thousands)

Total

3,914 4,847 5,028 4,578 5,054 5,148 4,468 4,700 4,886

Total private(1)

3,552 4,386 4,510 4,291 4,742 4,823 4,170 4,406 4,573

Construction

124 133 147 251 311 393 287 293 361

Manufacturing

288 325 306 253 262 271 247 226 253

Durable goods

177 203 196 146 155 161 145 126 146

Nondurable goods

111 122 110 107 107 110 102 100 107

Trade, transportation, and utilities(2)

763 883 892 1,003 1,128 1,100 927 1,067 1,104

Retail trade

474 523 583 734 785 768 671 729 783

Professional and business services

680 991 1,028 980 1,012 1,042 952 947 965

Education and health services(3)

624 795 921 539 572 597 517 520 533

Health care and social assistance

552 715 832 461 504 521 442 453 461

Leisure and hospitality

524 622 646 795 928 922 771 854 868

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

43 51 55 126 145 139 116 133 135

Accommodation and food services

481 571 591 668 783 784 655 721 734

Government(4)

361 461 518 287 313 325 297 294 314

State and local

311 406 456 259 274 297 265 256 284

RATES BY INDUSTRY
(percent)

Total

2.8 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.5

Total private(1)

3.0 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.7 3.9

Construction

2.1 2.1 2.3 4.3 5.1 6.4 4.9 4.8 5.9

Manufacturing

2.3 2.6 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.8 2.1

Durable goods

2.3 2.6 2.5 1.9 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.9

Nondurable goods

2.4 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(2)

2.8 3.2 3.2 3.8 4.2 4.1 3.5 4.0 4.1

Retail trade

3.0 3.3 3.6 4.8 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.7 5.0

Professional and business services

3.5 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.9

Education and health services(3)

2.9 3.5 4.1 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

3.0 3.8 4.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

3.5 4.0 4.2 5.5 6.3 6.2 5.3 5.8 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2.0 2.3 2.5 6.1 6.8 6.5 5.6 6.2 6.3

Accommodation and food services

3.7 4.3 4.4 5.4 6.2 6.2 5.3 5.7 5.8

Government(4)

1.6 2.1 2.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4

State and local

1.6 2.1 2.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.5

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(2) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(3) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(4) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: February 10, 2015