Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

4,886 5,668 5,377 5,534 5,349 5,431 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,424 5,139 4,880 5,041 4,859 4,926 3.6 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9

Construction

130 140 136 119 121 135 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.0

Manufacturing

332 339 333 315 310 294 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.3

Durable goods

206 197 215 199 183 183 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

126 142 117 116 127 111 2.7 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

850 1,009 973 1,019 990 907 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.2

Retail trade

497 632 607 654 596 532 3.1 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.6 3.3

Professional and business services

1,009 1,177 1,039 1,204 1,042 1,108 5.0 5.6 5.0 5.7 5.0 5.3

Education and health services(6)

825 1,050 996 1,077 1,052 1,113 3.7 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.8

Health care and social assistance

752 946 905 988 952 1,009 4.0 4.8 4.6 5.0 4.8 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

616 776 735 696 728 764 4.0 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

44 59 46 53 53 66 2.0 2.7 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.9

Accommodation and food services

571 716 689 643 675 698 4.3 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.9 5.0

Government(7)

462 529 497 493 490 506 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

State and local

400 455 425 429 424 429 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

REGION(8)

Northeast

791 919 837 890 893 944 2.9 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.4

South

1,889 2,211 2,103 2,129 2,039 2,196 3.6 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.1

Midwest

1,109 1,248 1,213 1,246 1,265 1,151 3.4 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.5

West

1,097 1,289 1,223 1,269 1,152 1,140 3.3 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.4

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) 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.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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.
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