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)
July
2013
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014(p)
July
2013
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014(p)

Total

3,816 4,166 4,464 4,577 4,675 4,673 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,433 3,758 4,043 4,131 4,176 4,187 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5

Construction

103 116 92 125 152 140 1.7 1.9 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

232 264 275 292 302 296 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4

Durable goods

139 165 179 175 194 201 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

93 99 95 117 108 95 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

717 761 877 731 797 806 2.7 2.8 3.2 2.7 2.9 3.0

Retail trade

463 488 570 419 465 487 3.0 3.1 3.6 2.7 2.9 3.1

Professional and business services

634 787 857 896 909 913 3.3 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5

Education and health services(6)

683 725 726 796 821 806 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.6

Health care and social assistance

621 658 658 723 728 742 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

502 627 677 752 643 649 3.4 4.1 4.4 4.9 4.2 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 64 88 79 68 66 2.4 3.0 4.1 3.6 3.1 3.0

Accommodation and food services

452 563 589 674 575 583 3.6 4.3 4.5 5.1 4.4 4.4

Government(7)

384 407 421 446 499 485 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2

State and local

340 347 362 383 430 417 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.1

REGION(8)

Northeast

618 688 769 793 798 796 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0

South

1,468 1,599 1,614 1,695 1,736 1,746 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.3

Midwest

854 943 1,047 1,075 1,055 1,080 2.7 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3

West

876 935 1,034 1,014 1,086 1,051 2.8 2.9 3.2 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: September 09, 2014