Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

5,390 6,146 5,499 3.7 4.1 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,850 5,624 4,953 3.9 4.4 3.9

Mining and logging

14 14 9 1.7 2.1 1.3

Construction

177 193 188 2.7 2.9 2.7

Manufacturing

330 397 353 2.6 3.1 2.8

Durable goods

191 208 185 2.4 2.6 2.4

Nondurable goods

138 190 168 3.0 4.0 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

941 1,069 945 3.4 3.8 3.4

Wholesale trade

161 255 151 2.7 4.1 2.5

Retail trade

538 599 595 3.3 3.7 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

242 215 199 4.3 3.8 3.5

Information

106 101 101 3.7 3.5 3.5

Financial activities

303 426 297 3.6 4.9 3.5

Finance and insurance

238 317 240 3.8 4.9 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

65 109 56 3.0 4.9 2.6

Professional and business services

1,122 1,028 1,009 5.4 4.9 4.8

Education and health services

964 1,176 1,064 4.2 4.9 4.5

Educational services

85 126 94 2.4 3.3 2.6

Health care and social assistance

878 1,049 970 4.5 5.2 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

748 925 793 4.6 5.7 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

92 109 102 3.9 4.8 4.2

Accommodation and food services

656 816 691 4.8 5.8 4.9

Other services

146 293 195 2.5 4.9 3.3

Government

540 523 546 2.4 2.3 2.4

Federal

75 84 94 2.7 2.9 3.3

State and local

465 439 452 2.3 2.2 2.2

State and local education

152 135 156 1.4 1.2 1.4

State and local, excluding education

313 303 296 3.4 3.3 3.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

860 949 941 3.2 3.4 3.4

South

2,011 2,306 1,995 3.7 4.2 3.7

Midwest

1,236 1,361 1,213 3.7 4.1 3.6

West

1,283 1,531 1,351 3.8 4.5 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) 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: July 12, 2016