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Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

10,353 9,727 9,957 6.4 5.9 6.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

9,313 8,712 8,916 6.8 6.2 6.3

Mining and logging

31 37 38 5.0 5.5 5.5

Construction

301 284 359 3.9 3.5 4.5

Manufacturing

725 795 730 5.5 5.8 5.3

Durable goods

413 499 456 5.0 5.8 5.3

Nondurable goods

313 296 274 6.2 5.7 5.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,755 1,429 1,561 5.7 4.7 5.0

Wholesale trade

256 189 253 4.3 3.1 4.1

Retail trade

916 770 905 5.4 4.6 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

583 470 403 7.5 6.1 5.2

Information

242 204 109 7.6 6.2 3.4

Financial activities

448 544 550 4.8 5.7 5.7

Finance and insurance

334 375 407 4.8 5.3 5.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

114 170 143 4.7 6.7 5.6

Professional and business services

1,863 1,799 1,810 7.8 7.3 7.4

Education and health services

2,083 1,989 1,996 8.0 7.3 7.4

Educational services

197 152 170 4.9 3.6 4.1

Health care and social assistance

1,886 1,836 1,826 8.5 8.0 8.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,516 1,357 1,521 9.3 7.9 8.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

144 131 141 6.6 5.5 6.0

Accommodation and food services

1,371 1,226 1,380 9.7 8.3 9.2

Other services

350 273 242 5.9 4.5 4.0

Government

1,040 1,016 1,040 4.4 4.2 4.4

Federal

153 136 147 5.0 4.5 4.8

State and local

887 880 893 4.3 4.2 4.3

State and local education

320 322 317 2.9 2.9 2.8

State and local, excluding education

567 558 576 6.0 5.8 6.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,817 1,470 1,563 6.4 5.1 5.4

South

3,899 3,884 3,882 6.5 6.3 6.3

Midwest

2,264 2,083 2,238 6.5 5.8 6.3

West

2,374 2,291 2,274 6.3 6.0 5.9

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

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2023