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)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

3,966 4,373 5,053 2.8 3.0 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,613 3,913 4,621 3.1 3.2 3.8

Mining and logging

31 19 13 3.5 2.1 1.5

Construction

128 97 117 2.2 1.5 1.9

Manufacturing

256 275 322 2.1 2.2 2.6

Durable goods

161 176 198 2.1 2.2 2.5

Nondurable goods

94 99 124 2.1 2.1 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

677 707 885 2.5 2.5 3.2

Wholesale trade

149 152 187 2.5 2.5 3.1

Retail trade

361 411 493 2.3 2.5 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

167 144 205 3.2 2.6 3.8

Information

107 96 120 3.8 3.3 4.2

Financial activities

248 244 359 3.1 2.9 4.3

Finance and insurance

203 191 277 3.3 3.1 4.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

45 53 82 2.2 2.5 3.9

Professional and business services

712 927 990 3.7 4.5 4.9

Education and health services

742 871 916 3.4 3.8 4.1

Educational services

73 78 86 2.2 2.2 2.5

Health care and social assistance

669 793 830 3.6 4.1 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

556 527 712 3.9 3.5 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

89 48 70 4.6 2.4 3.5

Accommodation and food services

467 478 643 3.8 3.7 4.9

Other services

155 149 187 2.8 2.6 3.3

Government

353 460 432 1.6 2.0 1.9

Federal

43 70 45 1.5 2.5 1.6

State and local

310 390 387 1.6 2.0 2.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

626 700 840 2.4 2.6 3.1

South

1,500 1,746 1,974 3.0 3.3 3.8

Midwest

852 1,000 1,039 2.7 3.0 3.2

West

987 926 1,200 3.1 2.8 3.7

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2015