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)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Total

5,631 6,140 6,090 6,177 5,925 5,879 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,056 5,625 5,584 5,650 5,408 5,360 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging(3)

16 24 25 20 27 22 2.4 3.2 3.4 2.7 3.6 3.0

Construction(3)

178 237 230 179 195 210 2.6 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

319 414 435 435 409 378 2.5 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.9

Durable goods(3)

186 207 248 262 247 231 2.4 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.1 2.9

Nondurable goods(3)

133 207 187 173 162 147 2.8 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,017 1,074 1,116 1,147 967 1,028 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.4 3.6

Wholesale trade(3)

203 230 207 219 135 167 3.3 3.7 3.4 3.6 2.2 2.7

Retail trade

636 618 643 691 623 711 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.2 3.8 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

178 226 266 238 210 150 3.1 3.9 4.5 4.0 3.6 2.6

Information(3)

73 93 122 113 74 78 2.6 3.3 4.3 4.0 2.6 2.8

Financial activities

324 362 341 384 380 380 3.7 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.3

Finance and insurance

263 279 267 307 264 303 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.7 4.0 4.6

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

61 83 74 77 116 77 2.7 3.6 3.3 3.4 5.0 3.4

Professional and business services

1,047 1,088 1,037 1,171 1,110 1,082 4.9 5.0 4.7 5.3 5.0 4.9

Education and health services

1,135 1,164 1,191 1,133 1,102 1,095 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.5

Educational services(3)

86 144 104 96 94 94 2.3 3.8 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5

Health care and social assistance

1,048 1,020 1,087 1,037 1,009 1,000 5.2 5.0 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

756 839 859 770 848 854 4.6 5.0 5.1 4.6 5.0 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

96 84 80 88 79 67 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.3 2.9

Accommodation and food services

660 755 778 682 769 787 4.7 5.2 5.4 4.8 5.3 5.4

Other services(3)

192 330 228 297 296 232 3.2 5.4 3.8 4.9 4.9 3.9

Government

575 515 506 527 517 519 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3

Federal(3)

82 83 66 75 73 66 2.8 2.9 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.3

State and local

494 432 440 453 444 453 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3

State and local education

150 155 146 173 166 168 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education(3)

344 277 294 280 278 285 3.6 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

942 1,119 1,102 1,066 1,011 1,030 3.4 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.6

South

2,079 2,243 2,125 2,174 2,072 2,105 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,263 1,378 1,520 1,595 1,507 1,452 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.7 4.4 4.2

West

1,347 1,400 1,343 1,342 1,335 1,292 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 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) 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: January 09, 2018