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
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

5,591 6,312 5,665 3.7 4.1 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,050 5,761 5,123 4.0 4.5 4.0

Mining and logging

10 24 12 1.5 3.4 1.7

Construction

187 200 154 2.7 2.9 2.2

Manufacturing

344 365 343 2.7 2.9 2.7

Durable goods

187 207 199 2.4 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

157 158 144 3.3 3.3 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

940 955 969 3.4 3.4 3.4

Wholesale trade

154 210 192 2.6 3.4 3.1

Retail trade

585 555 632 3.6 3.4 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

202 190 145 3.5 3.3 2.5

Information

90 109 93 3.2 3.8 3.3

Financial activities

284 439 314 3.3 5.0 3.6

Finance and insurance

228 334 232 3.6 5.1 3.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

56 105 82 2.5 4.6 3.6

Professional and business services

1,214 1,186 1,043 5.7 5.5 4.8

Education and health services

1,032 1,179 1,040 4.4 4.8 4.3

Educational services

94 91 108 2.6 2.3 2.8

Health care and social assistance

938 1,088 931 4.7 5.3 4.6

Leisure and hospitality

781 978 870 4.7 5.8 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

88 93 73 3.7 4.0 3.0

Accommodation and food services

692 885 797 4.9 6.1 5.5

Other services

168 327 285 2.9 5.4 4.7

Government

541 551 542 2.3 2.4 2.3

Federal

101 93 99 3.5 3.2 3.4

State and local

441 458 443 2.2 2.2 2.2

State and local education

148 160 156 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education

292 298 287 3.1 3.2 3.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

931 1,154 1,044 3.4 4.1 3.7

South

2,033 2,353 2,035 3.7 4.2 3.7

Midwest

1,341 1,479 1,325 4.0 4.4 3.9

West

1,286 1,326 1,261 3.7 3.8 3.6

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 11, 2017