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)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

5,862 5,641 6,077 4.0 3.8 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,373 5,166 5,589 4.3 4.1 4.4

Mining and logging

15 9 16 1.7 1.3 2.2

Construction

170 215 200 2.6 3.3 3.0

Manufacturing

337 337 415 2.7 2.7 3.3

Durable goods

215 167 213 2.7 2.1 2.7

Nondurable goods

122 170 202 2.6 3.6 4.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

993 976 1,135 3.6 3.5 4.0

Wholesale trade

181 189 254 3.0 3.1 4.1

Retail trade

552 606 642 3.5 3.7 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

259 181 239 4.6 3.3 4.3

Information

116 75 102 4.1 2.6 3.5

Financial activities

417 315 412 4.9 3.7 4.8

Finance and insurance

316 247 302 5.0 3.9 4.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

100 69 110 4.6 3.2 5.0

Professional and business services

1,183 1,131 932 5.7 5.4 4.4

Education and health services

1,117 1,009 1,201 4.8 4.3 5.0

Educational services

103 85 109 2.8 2.3 2.9

Health care and social assistance

1,014 924 1,092 5.2 4.6 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

836 828 877 5.3 5.2 5.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

92 98 89 4.2 4.5 4.0

Accommodation and food services

744 730 788 5.5 5.3 5.6

Other services

189 269 299 3.3 4.5 5.0

Government

489 475 487 2.1 2.1 2.1

Federal

78 90 86 2.8 3.2 3.0

State and local

411 385 401 2.0 1.9 2.0

State and local education

131 126 132 1.2 1.2 1.2

State and local, excluding education

280 259 269 3.0 2.8 2.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

943 874 943 3.5 3.2 3.4

South

2,227 2,151 2,277 4.2 4.0 4.2

Midwest

1,278 1,318 1,383 3.9 4.0 4.1

West

1,413 1,299 1,474 4.2 3.8 4.3

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.
(p) Preliminary

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: June 08, 2016