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Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

7,392 7,384 7,248 7,174 7,301 7,024 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,771 6,680 6,560 6,462 6,562 6,300 5.1 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7

Mining and logging(3)

34 30 29 41 33 32 4.3 3.8 3.7 5.2 4.3 4.1

Construction(3)

299 376 331 360 384 338 3.9 4.8 4.2 4.6 4.9 4.3

Manufacturing

469 503 515 513 470 469 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5

Durable goods(3)

297 320 322 317 321 309 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7

Nondurable goods(3)

171 183 193 196 149 161 3.5 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.0 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,554 1,352 1,390 1,256 1,337 1,275 5.3 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.4

Wholesale trade

227 220 213 169 193 202 3.7 3.6 3.5 2.8 3.2 3.3

Retail trade

978 815 863 793 816 714 5.8 4.9 5.2 4.8 4.9 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

349 317 314 294 327 359 5.5 4.9 4.9 4.6 5.1 5.5

Information(3)

110 107 129 177 137 162 3.7 3.7 4.4 5.9 4.6 5.4

Financial activities

353 352 378 379 377 356 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.9

Finance and insurance

266 266 260 249 269 262 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

88 86 118 130 107 94 3.7 3.6 4.8 5.3 4.4 3.9

Professional and business services

1,352 1,313 1,292 1,238 1,305 1,267 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.7 5.5

Education and health services

1,282 1,329 1,322 1,287 1,330 1,191 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.2 4.7

Educational services(3)

76 122 127 135 135 120 2.0 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.0

Health care and social assistance

1,206 1,207 1,195 1,152 1,195 1,071 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.5 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,074 1,027 913 959 929 964 6.2 5.8 5.2 5.4 5.3 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 110 104 101 120 143 4.0 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.7 5.5

Accommodation and food services

974 916 809 858 809 821 6.5 6.0 5.4 5.7 5.4 5.4

Other services

246 292 261 252 261 245 4.0 4.7 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.0

Government

621 704 688 712 739 724 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1

Federal(3)

83 110 110 127 121 102 2.9 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.1 3.5

State and local

538 595 578 585 618 622 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0

State and local education

220 212 217 212 218 231 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1

State and local, excluding education(3)

318 383 360 373 400 391 3.3 4.0 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,269 1,271 1,231 1,172 1,348 1,203 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.6 4.1

South

2,720 2,754 2,641 2,634 2,765 2,673 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.8 4.6

Midwest

1,744 1,697 1,689 1,690 1,569 1,540 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.4

West

1,659 1,662 1,688 1,677 1,620 1,607 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4

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) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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 05, 2019