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)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

4,177 4,910 4,921 3.0 3.4 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,761 4,439 4,438 3.2 3.6 3.6

Mining and logging

30 13 18 3.4 1.4 2.1

Construction

123 150 147 2.1 2.5 2.4

Manufacturing

273 304 323 2.2 2.4 2.6

Durable goods

164 193 202 2.1 2.4 2.5

Nondurable goods

109 111 120 2.4 2.4 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

755 830 840 2.8 3.1 3.1

Wholesale trade

114 163 147 1.9 2.7 2.4

Retail trade

499 487 491 3.2 3.1 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

141 179 202 2.7 3.3 3.7

Information

101 113 104 3.6 3.9 3.6

Financial activities

233 319 267 2.9 3.8 3.2

Finance and insurance

197 237 190 3.2 3.8 3.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

36 82 77 1.8 3.9 3.6

Professional and business services

760 930 963 3.9 4.6 4.7

Education and health services

696 893 821 3.1 3.9 3.6

Educational services

63 105 84 1.7 2.8 2.3

Health care and social assistance

633 789 736 3.4 4.1 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

664 717 775 4.5 4.7 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 68 93 3.1 3.4 4.5

Accommodation and food services

602 649 682 4.7 4.9 5.1

Other services

126 169 181 2.2 2.9 3.1

Government

416 471 483 1.8 2.1 2.1

Federal

77 74 72 2.8 2.7 2.6

State and local

339 397 411 1.7 2.0 2.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

682 786 790 2.6 2.9 2.9

South

1,661 1,809 1,812 3.2 3.5 3.4

Midwest

934 1,160 1,193 2.9 3.6 3.6

West

900 1,155 1,127 2.8 3.5 3.4

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: May 12, 2015