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)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

4,009 4,924 4,986 2.9 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,607 4,401 4,506 3.0 3.6 3.7

Mining and logging

21 36 28 2.3 3.7 2.9

Construction

120 149 125 1.9 2.3 1.9

Manufacturing

274 334 292 2.2 2.7 2.3

Durable goods

182 230 169 2.3 2.9 2.1

Nondurable goods

92 103 123 2.0 2.2 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

757 893 915 2.8 3.3 3.3

Wholesale trade

139 181 161 2.3 3.0 2.7

Retail trade

464 523 581 3.0 3.3 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

154 189 172 3.0 3.6 3.2

Information

74 117 70 2.7 4.2 2.5

Financial activities

256 308 379 3.1 3.7 4.5

Finance and insurance

193 229 299 3.2 3.7 4.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

63 78 80 3.0 3.6 3.7

Professional and business services

711 895 881 3.6 4.4 4.3

Education and health services

735 860 907 3.4 3.9 4.1

Educational services

74 91 83 2.4 2.8 2.6

Health care and social assistance

660 769 824 3.6 4.1 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

550 665 727 3.6 4.2 4.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

88 58 84 3.7 2.4 3.4

Accommodation and food services

463 607 644 3.5 4.5 4.7

Other services

109 144 183 1.9 2.5 3.2

Government

401 523 480 1.9 2.5 2.3

Federal

40 51 70 1.4 1.8 2.5

State and local

361 473 410 2.0 2.6 2.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

727 805 854 2.8 3.0 3.2

South

1,449 1,845 1,854 2.8 3.5 3.5

Midwest

935 1,182 1,123 2.9 3.6 3.5

West

898 1,092 1,156 2.9 3.4 3.6

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: October 07, 2014