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)
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)

Total

3,969 5,000 4,762 2.8 3.5 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,595 4,529 4,326 3.0 3.7 3.5

Mining and logging

17 26 26 1.9 2.7 2.7

Construction

114 135 90 1.8 2.1 1.4

Manufacturing

253 292 285 2.1 2.3 2.3

Durable goods

167 172 166 2.2 2.2 2.1

Nondurable goods

87 120 118 1.9 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

891 889 942 3.3 3.3 3.4

Wholesale trade

124 150 145 2.1 2.5 2.4

Retail trade

596 560 608 3.8 3.5 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

172 179 189 3.3 3.4 3.5

Information

102 81 106 3.7 2.9 3.8

Financial activities

240 378 264 2.9 4.5 3.2

Finance and insurance

204 313 214 3.4 5.0 3.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

36 65 50 1.7 3.0 2.4

Professional and business services

627 935 918 3.2 4.6 4.5

Education and health services

665 878 893 3.1 4.0 4.0

Educational services

62 81 93 1.9 2.6 2.7

Health care and social assistance

603 797 800 3.3 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

535 722 650 3.6 4.5 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

54 81 47 2.5 3.3 2.1

Accommodation and food services

481 641 603 3.7 4.7 4.5

Other services

151 192 152 2.7 3.3 2.7

Government

374 470 436 1.7 2.2 2.0

Federal

44 67 70 1.6 2.4 2.5

State and local

329 403 366 1.7 2.2 1.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

702 863 799 2.7 3.2 3.0

South

1,452 1,896 1,755 2.8 3.6 3.3

Midwest

928 1,138 1,113 2.9 3.5 3.4

West

886 1,103 1,095 2.8 3.4 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: November 13, 2014