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)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

5,386 5,604 5,608 5,670 5,845 5,500 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,852 5,137 5,132 5,175 5,311 4,958 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

14 17 10 9 14 9 1.7 2.2 1.3 1.3 2.0 1.3

Construction(3)

177 157 201 215 193 188 2.7 2.3 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.7

Manufacturing

330 336 320 337 397 353 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.7 3.1 2.8

Durable goods(3)

191 183 169 167 208 185 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.6 2.3

Nondurable goods(3)

138 153 151 170 190 168 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.6 4.0 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

942 979 1,026 975 1,060 944 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.3

Wholesale trade(3)

161 199 216 189 255 151 2.7 3.3 3.5 3.1 4.1 2.5

Retail trade

539 602 649 605 589 594 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

242 178 161 181 215 199 4.3 3.2 2.9 3.2 3.8 3.5

Information(3)

106 97 87 75 101 101 3.7 3.4 3.1 2.6 3.5 3.5

Financial activities

309 372 351 326 387 307 3.7 4.3 4.1 3.8 4.5 3.6

Finance and insurance

244 298 261 257 278 251 3.9 4.7 4.1 4.0 4.3 3.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

65 74 91 69 109 56 3.0 3.4 4.1 3.2 4.9 2.6

Professional and business services

1,134 1,088 1,101 1,145 961 1,021 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.4 4.6 4.8

Education and health services

977 1,129 1,047 1,042 1,112 1,080 4.3 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.6

Educational services(3)

85 83 113 85 126 94 2.4 2.3 3.1 2.4 3.5 2.6

Health care and social assistance

892 1,046 934 957 986 985 4.6 5.2 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

717 745 751 781 793 760 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.9 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

71 68 69 80 76 77 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.3 3.4

Accommodation and food services

646 677 682 701 717 683 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 4.9

Other services(3)

146 217 238 269 293 195 2.5 3.7 4.0 4.5 4.9 3.3

Government

534 467 475 494 534 542 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.4

Federal(3)

75 80 88 90 84 94 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.2 2.9 3.3

State and local

459 387 387 404 449 447 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.3

State and local education

146 152 147 145 146 151 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

State and local, excluding education(3)

313 235 240 259 303 296 3.4 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.2 3.2

REGION(4)

Northeast

860 900 895 898 915 938 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4

South

2,023 2,077 2,110 2,152 2,171 2,019 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.7

Midwest

1,223 1,311 1,283 1,308 1,323 1,203 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.6

West

1,280 1,316 1,319 1,311 1,435 1,340 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.2 3.9

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.
(p) Preliminary

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: July 12, 2016