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) Rates(2)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

5,580 5,281 5,604 5,608 5,670 5,788 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,083 4,786 5,137 5,132 5,175 5,289 4.1 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging(3)

15 14 17 10 9 16 1.7 1.8 2.2 1.3 1.3 2.1

Construction(3)

170 124 157 201 215 200 2.6 1.8 2.3 2.9 3.1 2.9

Manufacturing

337 317 336 320 337 415 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.7 3.3

Durable goods(3)

215 174 183 169 167 213 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.7

Nondurable goods(3)

122 143 153 151 170 202 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.6 4.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

978 822 979 1,026 975 1,120 3.5 2.9 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.9

Wholesale trade(3)

181 137 199 216 189 254 3.0 2.3 3.3 3.5 3.1 4.1

Retail trade

538 538 602 649 605 626 3.3 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

259 147 178 161 181 239 4.6 2.6 3.2 2.9 3.2 4.2

Information(3)

116 101 97 87 75 102 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.6 3.5

Financial activities

380 390 372 351 326 380 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.8 4.4

Finance and insurance

279 319 298 261 257 270 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.0 4.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

100 71 74 91 69 110 4.6 3.3 3.4 4.1 3.2 4.9

Professional and business services

1,116 1,034 1,088 1,101 1,145 871 5.4 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.4 4.2

Education and health services

1,056 1,075 1,129 1,047 1,042 1,124 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.7

Educational services(3)

103 93 83 113 85 109 2.9 2.6 2.3 3.1 2.4 3.0

Health care and social assistance

954 982 1,046 934 957 1,015 4.9 4.9 5.2 4.7 4.8 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

726 710 745 751 781 763 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

67 62 68 69 80 65 3.0 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.8

Accommodation and food services

659 648 677 682 701 698 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0

Other services(3)

189 199 217 238 269 299 3.3 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.5 5.0

Government

496 495 467 475 494 498 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2

Federal(3)

78 80 80 88 90 86 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0

State and local

418 415 387 387 404 412 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1

State and local education

138 171 152 147 145 143 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education(3)

280 245 235 240 259 269 3.0 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

883 887 900 895 898 904 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

South

2,114 1,981 2,077 2,110 2,152 2,153 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.9

Midwest

1,243 1,100 1,311 1,283 1,308 1,346 3.8 3.3 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.0

West

1,339 1,313 1,316 1,319 1,311 1,384 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.1

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) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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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Last Modified Date: June 08, 2016