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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)
Apr.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021(p)
Apr.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021(p)

Total

4,630 6,752 7,099 7,526 8,288 9,286 3.4 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.4 6.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,996 6,094 6,380 6,868 7,446 8,374 3.6 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.7 6.4

Mining and logging

9 21 24 20 31 23 1.5 3.4 3.9 3.3 4.8 3.5

Construction

220 267 300 272 334 357 3.3 3.5 3.9 3.6 4.3 4.6

Manufacturing

279 479 537 572 749 851 2.4 3.8 4.2 4.5 5.7 6.5

Durable goods

148 271 308 298 393 471 2.1 3.4 3.9 3.8 4.9 5.8

Nondurable goods

131 209 228 273 356 380 2.9 4.3 4.7 5.6 7.1 7.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

851 1,215 1,308 1,396 1,562 1,670 3.4 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.4 5.8

Wholesale trade

159 173 192 216 256 320 2.8 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.3 5.3

Retail trade

446 764 793 819 899 965 3.3 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.6 6.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

246 277 323 361 406 386 4.1 4.3 5.0 5.5 6.1 5.8

Information

126 109 129 109 102 110 4.6 3.9 4.6 3.9 3.7 3.9

Financial activities

247 295 306 303 346 430 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.8 4.7

Finance and insurance

188 231 226 229 264 310 2.8 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.9 4.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

59 65 80 74 82 120 2.7 2.8 3.5 3.2 3.5 5.0

Professional and business services

837 1,478 1,404 1,373 1,421 1,517 4.2 6.7 6.4 6.2 6.4 6.8

Education and health services

947 1,277 1,368 1,592 1,431 1,439 4.2 5.2 5.6 6.4 5.8 5.8

Educational services

89 90 148 105 144 121 2.7 2.6 4.2 3.0 4.0 3.4

Health care and social assistance

857 1,187 1,220 1,486 1,287 1,319 4.4 5.6 5.8 7.0 6.1 6.2

Leisure and hospitality

345 747 738 942 1,195 1,586 3.8 5.4 5.3 6.5 8.0 10.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 62 81 134 206 248 4.1 3.5 4.5 7.2 10.3 11.6

Accommodation and food services

295 685 657 808 989 1,338 3.8 5.7 5.4 6.4 7.7 9.9

Other services

134 205 265 289 275 390 2.9 3.6 4.6 5.0 4.7 6.5

Government

634 659 719 658 843 913 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.8 4.1

Federal

106 98 79 88 126 149 3.6 3.3 2.7 3.0 4.2 4.9

State and local

528 561 641 570 717 764 2.7 2.9 3.3 3.0 3.7 3.9

State and local education

183 217 294 175 267 286 1.8 2.2 2.9 1.8 2.7 2.9

State and local, excluding education

345 344 347 395 450 478 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.2 4.8 5.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

862 1,142 1,165 1,294 1,524 1,739 3.5 4.2 4.3 4.7 5.5 6.2

South

1,749 2,645 2,831 2,972 3,163 3,537 3.5 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.6 6.3

Midwest

977 1,465 1,520 1,593 1,783 2,052 3.4 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.4 6.2

West

1,042 1,501 1,583 1,667 1,818 1,959 3.3 4.3 4.5 4.7 5.1 5.5

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.
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Last Modified Date: June 08, 2021