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)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

7,126 7,625 7,142 7,474 7,372 7,323 4.6 4.8 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,525 6,929 6,437 6,772 6,635 6,640 4.9 5.1 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.9

Mining and logging(3)

28 38 27 28 32 30 3.7 4.8 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.8

Construction(3)

279 313 287 364 434 369 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.7 5.5 4.7

Manufacturing

470 458 480 461 496 509 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.8

Durable goods(3)

293 295 305 304 318 323 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.9

Nondurable goods(3)

177 163 175 158 179 185 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.2 3.6 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,526 1,454 1,340 1,385 1,435 1,336 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.6

Wholesale trade

216 264 220 220 262 225 3.6 4.3 3.6 3.6 4.2 3.6

Retail trade

973 881 861 825 818 816 5.8 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

338 309 258 340 355 295 5.4 4.8 4.1 5.3 5.5 4.6

Information(3)

120 136 133 137 130 98 4.1 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4 3.4

Financial activities

371 433 334 356 354 307 4.2 4.8 3.7 4.0 3.9 3.4

Finance and insurance

282 291 268 234 224 226 4.3 4.4 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.5

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

90 142 65 122 130 81 3.8 5.8 2.8 5.0 5.3 3.4

Professional and business services

1,238 1,472 1,424 1,413 1,260 1,326 5.6 6.5 6.3 6.2 5.6 5.8

Education and health services

1,246 1,372 1,212 1,355 1,254 1,325 5.0 5.4 4.8 5.3 4.9 5.2

Educational services(3)

107 117 100 111 147 131 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.9 3.7 3.4

Health care and social assistance

1,139 1,254 1,112 1,244 1,107 1,194 5.4 5.8 5.2 5.8 5.2 5.5

Leisure and hospitality

974 1,077 988 1,035 1,022 1,048 5.6 6.1 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

113 109 106 106 105 114 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.4

Accommodation and food services

860 969 882 929 917 934 5.8 6.4 5.9 6.1 6.1 6.1

Other services

272 175 214 238 217 294 4.5 2.9 3.5 3.9 3.5 4.7

Government

600 696 705 702 737 683 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 2.9

Federal(3)

109 121 130 117 151 110 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.0 5.1 3.8

State and local

491 576 575 585 587 573 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8

State and local education

159 226 224 228 215 216 1.5 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0

State and local, excluding education(3)

332 350 350 357 372 357 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

1,197 1,281 1,201 1,224 1,065 1,258 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.2 3.7 4.3

South

2,586 2,836 2,698 2,846 2,827 2,736 4.5 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.7

Midwest

1,768 1,827 1,641 1,729 1,796 1,724 5.1 5.2 4.7 5.0 5.1 4.9

West

1,575 1,681 1,602 1,675 1,684 1,606 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.6 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: July 09, 2019