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.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

5,133 5,377 5,729 3.5 3.6 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,631 4,923 5,242 3.8 4.0 4.2

Mining and logging

16 10 10 1.9 1.4 1.4

Construction

177 201 210 2.8 3.1 3.2

Manufacturing

311 320 356 2.5 2.5 2.8

Durable goods

197 169 176 2.5 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

115 151 180 2.5 3.2 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

874 966 941 3.2 3.5 3.4

Wholesale trade

141 216 181 2.4 3.5 3.0

Retail trade

516 590 564 3.3 3.6 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

217 161 196 3.9 2.9 3.5

Information

107 87 71 3.8 3.1 2.5

Financial activities

262 318 334 3.2 3.8 3.9

Finance and insurance

193 228 264 3.1 3.6 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 91 71 3.2 4.2 3.3

Professional and business services

1,030 1,046 1,214 5.1 5.0 5.8

Education and health services

857 993 1,010 3.8 4.2 4.3

Educational services

89 113 77 2.4 3.0 2.1

Health care and social assistance

768 880 933 4.0 4.4 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

773 743 822 5.0 4.8 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 63 97 5.1 3.1 4.5

Accommodation and food services

667 680 724 5.0 5.0 5.3

Other services

223 238 274 3.8 4.1 4.6

Government

503 454 487 2.2 2.0 2.1

Federal

85 88 99 3.0 3.1 3.5

State and local

418 366 388 2.1 1.8 1.9

State and local education

124 126 126 1.1 1.2 1.2

State and local, excluding education

294 240 262 3.2 2.6 2.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

829 832 862 3.1 3.1 3.1

South

1,876 2,041 2,140 3.5 3.8 4.0

Midwest

1,206 1,235 1,328 3.7 3.7 4.0

West

1,222 1,269 1,399 3.7 3.8 4.1

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 10, 2016