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)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)

Total

3,948 4,577 4,675 4,605 4,853 4,735 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,559 4,131 4,176 4,129 4,411 4,290 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.5

Construction

117 125 152 139 121 98 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.6

Manufacturing

252 292 302 293 296 285 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3

Durable goods

169 175 194 195 179 170 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.2

Nondurable goods

84 117 108 97 118 115 1.9 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.6 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

800 731 797 806 821 830 3.0 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

Retail trade

511 419 465 473 500 508 3.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2

Professional and business services

644 896 909 880 928 964 3.3 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7

Education and health services(6)

684 796 821 826 866 899 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.0

Health care and social assistance

618 723 728 746 789 803 3.4 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

541 752 643 622 700 658 3.6 4.9 4.2 4.1 4.6 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

58 79 68 63 71 53 2.8 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.3 2.4

Accommodation and food services

482 674 575 559 629 605 3.8 5.1 4.4 4.3 4.8 4.6

Government(7)

389 446 499 476 443 445 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0

State and local

342 383 430 421 378 373 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.9

REGION(8)

Northeast

696 793 798 765 796 789 2.6 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.9

South

1,474 1,695 1,736 1,722 1,897 1,787 2.9 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.4

Midwest

893 1,075 1,055 1,087 1,076 1,078 2.8 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

West

885 1,014 1,086 1,031 1,084 1,081 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.3

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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Last Modified Date: November 13, 2014