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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)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)

Total

7,474 7,443 7,034 4.8 4.7 4.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,728 6,659 6,294 5.0 4.9 4.6

Mining and logging

31 41 33 3.9 5.2 4.2

Construction

315 360 379 4.0 4.4 4.7

Manufacturing

501 513 484 3.8 3.8 3.6

Durable goods

301 317 337 3.6 3.8 4.0

Nondurable goods

200 196 147 4.0 3.9 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,416 1,295 1,322 4.9 4.5 4.5

Wholesale trade

216 191 168 3.5 3.1 2.7

Retail trade

959 810 839 5.7 4.9 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

241 294 315 3.9 4.6 5.0

Information

143 177 130 4.8 5.8 4.3

Financial activities

432 385 365 4.8 4.2 4.0

Finance and insurance

344 255 255 5.1 3.8 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

88 130 111 3.7 5.2 4.5

Professional and business services

1,369 1,270 1,235 6.1 5.6 5.4

Education and health services

1,269 1,333 1,239 5.1 5.3 4.9

Educational services

128 135 120 3.6 3.7 3.3

Health care and social assistance

1,141 1,197 1,119 5.4 5.5 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,034 1,016 904 5.7 5.5 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

103 95 105 3.7 3.3 3.7

Accommodation and food services

931 922 798 6.1 5.9 5.2

Other services

218 269 203 3.6 4.3 3.3

Government

746 784 740 3.4 3.6 3.3

Federal

121 127 137 4.1 4.3 4.6

State and local

626 657 603 3.2 3.4 3.1

State and local education

243 284 221 2.6 3.1 2.3

State and local, excluding education

382 373 382 3.9 3.8 3.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,237 1,206 1,272 4.3 4.2 4.4

South

2,687 2,761 2,618 4.7 4.8 4.5

Midwest

1,799 1,712 1,518 5.2 4.9 4.4

West

1,752 1,765 1,626 4.8 4.8 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) 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

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Last Modified Date: October 09, 2019