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)
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

7,100 7,739 7,230 4.5 4.9 4.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,495 7,017 6,554 4.9 5.2 4.8

Mining and logging

28 32 30 3.8 4.1 3.8

Construction

279 434 369 3.7 5.6 4.7

Manufacturing

470 496 509 3.6 3.7 3.8

Durable goods

293 318 323 3.6 3.8 3.9

Nondurable goods

177 179 185 3.6 3.6 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,502 1,407 1,269 5.2 4.9 4.4

Wholesale trade

214 277 222 3.5 4.5 3.6

Retail trade

950 775 752 5.7 4.7 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

338 355 295 5.4 5.6 4.6

Information

120 130 98 4.1 4.4 3.4

Financial activities

355 388 284 4.0 4.3 3.2

Finance and insurance

265 257 204 4.0 3.9 3.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

90 130 81 3.8 5.4 3.4

Professional and business services

1,246 1,325 1,319 5.6 5.8 5.8

Education and health services

1,205 1,351 1,272 4.8 5.3 5.0

Educational services

107 147 131 2.8 3.6 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,097 1,205 1,141 5.2 5.6 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,032 1,203 1,102 5.9 6.8 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

139 150 142 5.4 5.9 5.3

Accommodation and food services

893 1,053 959 6.0 6.9 6.2

Other services

258 251 302 4.2 4.1 4.8

Government

605 722 676 2.6 3.1 2.9

Federal

109 151 110 3.8 5.1 3.8

State and local

496 571 567 2.4 2.8 2.8

State and local education

163 199 209 1.5 1.8 1.9

State and local, excluding education

332 372 357 3.5 3.9 3.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,192 1,124 1,263 4.2 3.9 4.3

South

2,559 2,974 2,671 4.5 5.1 4.6

Midwest

1,800 1,857 1,746 5.2 5.3 5.0

West

1,549 1,784 1,551 4.3 4.9 4.2

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: July 09, 2019