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)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

4,373 4,869 4,984 3.0 3.3 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,913 4,414 4,493 3.2 3.5 3.6

Mining and logging

19 17 18 2.1 2.1 2.2

Construction

97 98 140 1.5 1.5 2.1

Manufacturing

275 248 331 2.2 2.0 2.6

Durable goods

176 147 177 2.2 1.9 2.2

Nondurable goods

99 101 154 2.1 2.2 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

707 781 770 2.5 2.8 2.7

Wholesale trade

152 123 156 2.5 2.0 2.6

Retail trade

411 455 453 2.5 2.7 2.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

144 203 161 2.6 3.6 2.8

Information

96 63 114 3.3 2.2 3.9

Financial activities

244 318 361 2.9 3.7 4.2

Finance and insurance

191 276 290 3.1 4.3 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

53 42 72 2.5 2.0 3.3

Professional and business services

927 1,053 967 4.5 5.0 4.6

Education and health services

871 1,048 1,053 3.8 4.4 4.5

Educational services

78 90 87 2.2 2.4 2.4

Health care and social assistance

793 958 965 4.1 4.8 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

527 662 559 3.5 4.2 3.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 57 56 2.4 2.7 2.7

Accommodation and food services

478 605 503 3.7 4.4 3.7

Other services

149 126 181 2.6 2.2 3.1

Government

460 456 491 2.0 2.0 2.1

Federal

70 70 82 2.5 2.5 2.9

State and local

390 386 409 2.0 1.9 2.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

700 863 861 2.6 3.1 3.1

South

1,746 1,908 1,885 3.3 3.5 3.5

Midwest

1,000 1,090 1,089 3.0 3.3 3.3

West

926 1,008 1,149 2.8 3.0 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: February 09, 2016