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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)
July
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021(p)
July
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021(p)

Total

6,717 8,288 9,193 9,483 10,185 10,934 4.6 5.4 6.0 6.1 6.5 6.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,915 7,446 8,263 8,601 9,226 9,881 4.8 5.7 6.3 6.5 6.9 7.3

Mining and logging

15 31 23 26 28 39 2.5 4.8 3.6 4.0 4.3 5.8

Construction

298 334 351 317 338 321 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.1 4.4 4.2

Manufacturing

402 749 825 853 880 889 3.2 5.7 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.7

Durable goods

223 393 462 480 494 481 2.9 4.9 5.7 5.9 6.1 5.9

Nondurable goods

179 356 364 373 386 408 3.8 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.6 8.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,250 1,562 1,644 1,687 1,943 1,850 4.6 5.4 5.7 5.8 6.6 6.3

Wholesale trade

172 256 285 277 274 260 3.0 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.4

Retail trade

781 899 955 1,020 1,195 1,100 5.0 5.6 5.9 6.3 7.2 6.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

296 406 404 390 474 490 4.8 6.1 6.1 5.9 7.0 7.2

Information

86 102 114 140 161 174 3.2 3.7 4.0 4.9 5.6 6.0

Financial activities

308 346 416 392 346 548 3.4 3.8 4.5 4.3 3.8 5.8

Finance and insurance

235 264 292 289 246 362 3.5 3.9 4.3 4.2 3.6 5.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

74 82 124 103 100 186 3.3 3.5 5.2 4.3 4.2 7.5

Professional and business services

1,184 1,421 1,591 1,562 1,719 1,833 5.7 6.4 7.1 7.0 7.6 8.1

Education and health services

1,214 1,431 1,529 1,630 1,700 1,981 5.0 5.8 6.1 6.5 6.7 7.7

Educational services

83 144 130 169 201 188 2.4 4.0 3.6 4.6 5.4 5.0

Health care and social assistance

1,131 1,287 1,400 1,461 1,498 1,792 5.5 6.1 6.5 6.8 7.0 8.2

Leisure and hospitality

859 1,195 1,405 1,511 1,685 1,819 6.3 8.0 9.1 9.5 10.2 10.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

96 206 247 194 216 235 5.6 10.3 11.5 9.0 9.6 10.1

Accommodation and food services

762 989 1,159 1,317 1,469 1,584 6.4 7.7 8.7 9.6 10.3 10.8

Other services

299 275 364 483 425 427 5.3 4.7 6.1 8.0 7.0 7.0

Government

803 843 930 882 959 1,053 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.6

Federal

286 126 143 126 119 116 9.0 4.2 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.9

State and local

516 717 787 756 840 936 2.7 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.7

State and local education

156 267 288 322 446 460 1.6 2.7 2.9 3.2 4.3 4.3

State and local, excluding education

360 450 500 433 394 477 3.9 4.8 5.3 4.6 4.2 5.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,162 1,524 1,645 1,694 1,746 2,026 4.4 5.5 5.9 6.0 6.2 7.0

South

2,499 3,163 3,509 3,594 3,888 4,114 4.6 5.6 6.2 6.3 6.8 7.1

Midwest

1,562 1,783 2,069 2,064 2,227 2,300 4.9 5.4 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.7

West

1,495 1,818 1,970 2,131 2,323 2,495 4.4 5.1 5.5 5.9 6.4 6.8

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

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Last Modified Date: September 08, 2021