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Job openings by industry, October 2014

December 11, 2014

There were 5.1 million job openings in October, not seasonally adjusted. This level was above the prerecession peak set in April 2007. From October 2013 to October 2014, the number of job openings increased for total nonfarm and total private and changed little for government.

Job openings by industry, not seasonallly adjusted, January 2004–October 2014
Month Education and health services Professional and business services Trade, transportation, and utilities Leisure and hospitality Financial activities Government Manufacturing Other services Construction Information Mining and logging

Jan 2004

698,000 680,000 538,000 441,000 330,000 291,000 251,000 147,000 127,000 91,000 9,000

Feb 2004

577,000 666,000 463,000 395,000 236,000 310,000 227,000 155,000 100,000 71,000 5,000

Mar 2004

587,000 543,000 585,000 478,000 204,000 347,000 239,000 153,000 125,000 67,000 8,000

Apr 2004

700,000 750,000 633,000 506,000 288,000 364,000 283,000 142,000 160,000 94,000 7,000

May 2004

598,000 656,000 624,000 453,000 221,000 385,000 312,000 170,000 149,000 78,000 11,000

Jun 2004

504,000 648,000 587,000 426,000 190,000 363,000 268,000 91,000 118,000 94,000 9,000

Jul 2004

629,000 800,000 778,000 526,000 317,000 354,000 297,000 200,000 134,000 105,000 12,000

Aug 2004

594,000 654,000 674,000 467,000 249,000 347,000 274,000 154,000 128,000 84,000 8,000

Sep 2004

578,000 704,000 773,000 435,000 298,000 329,000 264,000 133,000 114,000 74,000 9,000

Oct 2004

683,000 761,000 786,000 448,000 302,000 373,000 286,000 151,000 148,000 120,000 9,000

Nov 2004

567,000 579,000 496,000 362,000 205,000 335,000 205,000 134,000 105,000 62,000 10,000

Dec 2004

585,000 703,000 513,000 354,000 260,000 367,000 227,000 111,000 116,000 97,000 8,000

Jan 2005

637,000 730,000 577,000 493,000 319,000 300,000 303,000 144,000 138,000 121,000 14,000

Feb 2005

595,000 695,000 620,000 496,000 251,000 338,000 272,000 118,000 136,000 72,000 10,000

Mar 2005

642,000 725,000 662,000 562,000 206,000 354,000 262,000 148,000 150,000 89,000 14,000

Apr 2005

713,000 927,000 751,000 731,000 342,000 372,000 315,000 157,000 184,000 110,000 11,000

May 2005

665,000 735,000 641,000 519,000 195,000 386,000 289,000 134,000 150,000 87,000 13,000

Jun 2005

639,000 842,000 638,000 476,000 265,000 386,000 287,000 118,000 148,000 100,000 12,000

Jul 2005

732,000 860,000 745,000 567,000 320,000 443,000 344,000 147,000 177,000 122,000 16,000

Aug 2005

659,000 824,000 749,000 504,000 287,000 401,000 296,000 151,000 163,000 113,000 12,000

Sep 2005

666,000 804,000 773,000 450,000 314,000 383,000 341,000 178,000 157,000 136,000 22,000

Oct 2005

690,000 917,000 905,000 525,000 367,000 349,000 274,000 191,000 176,000 113,000 12,000

Nov 2005

619,000 764,000 723,000 458,000 284,000 353,000 319,000 91,000 155,000 119,000 11,000

Dec 2005

609,000 750,000 565,000 435,000 354,000 392,000 311,000 75,000 130,000 104,000 13,000

Jan 2006

759,000 942,000 705,000 536,000 440,000 341,000 326,000 89,000 152,000 155,000 16,000

Feb 2006

724,000 765,000 626,000 565,000 351,000 368,000 362,000 75,000 134,000 95,000 14,000

Mar 2006

733,000 713,000 701,000 618,000 351,000 415,000 376,000 180,000 222,000 119,000 20,000

Apr 2006

821,000 808,000 785,000 721,000 463,000 435,000 399,000 143,000 223,000 179,000 17,000

May 2006

702,000 757,000 748,000 615,000 327,000 442,000 329,000 168,000 189,000 122,000 14,000

Jun 2006

691,000 676,000 670,000 507,000 326,000 473,000 365,000 172,000 227,000 135,000 18,000

Jul 2006

675,000 668,000 759,000 588,000 269,000 545,000 341,000 169,000 201,000 147,000 16,000

Aug 2006

771,000 702,000 796,000 542,000 281,000 468,000 347,000 213,000 219,000 165,000 17,000

Sep 2006

737,000 718,000 890,000 538,000 245,000 466,000 350,000 196,000 176,000 169,000 22,000

Oct 2006

824,000 770,000 889,000 597,000 332,000 400,000 368,000 160,000 155,000 179,000 18,000

Nov 2006

738,000 689,000 722,000 609,000 281,000 404,000 301,000 161,000 100,000 178,000 15,000

Dec 2006

730,000 658,000 705,000 492,000 276,000 398,000 315,000 172,000 92,000 158,000 15,000

Jan 2007

786,000 860,000 851,000 547,000 256,000 404,000 367,000 189,000 250,000 187,000 14,000

Feb 2007

669,000 636,000 671,000 568,000 252,000 418,000 345,000 245,000 254,000 182,000 15,000

Mar 2007

729,000 747,000 825,000 618,000 326,000 433,000 365,000 170,000 189,000 157,000 14,000

Apr 2007

833,000 908,000 897,000 659,000 256,000 472,000 383,000 218,000 212,000 176,000 17,000

May 2007

771,000 726,000 715,000 657,000 282,000 462,000 369,000 179,000 187,000 161,000 14,000

Jun 2007

782,000 758,000 797,000 605,000 266,000 469,000 362,000 176,000 181,000 175,000 10,000

Jul 2007

770,000 723,000 838,000 662,000 317,000 479,000 393,000 167,000 196,000 157,000 15,000

Aug 2007

790,000 726,000 864,000 634,000 303,000 503,000 327,000 183,000 163,000 108,000 11,000

Sep 2007

828,000 752,000 831,000 647,000 276,000 420,000 317,000 186,000 124,000 108,000 12,000

Oct 2007

765,000 806,000 806,000 633,000 274,000 425,000 300,000 211,000 144,000 113,000 11,000

Nov 2007

700,000 688,000 677,000 555,000 207,000 410,000 281,000 165,000 83,000 99,000 18,000

Dec 2007

737,000 754,000 608,000 486,000 260,000 411,000 263,000 116,000 102,000 90,000 17,000

Jan 2008

754,000 857,000 702,000 560,000 403,000 368,000 311,000 194,000 120,000 84,000 19,000

Feb 2008

750,000 747,000 607,000 522,000 217,000 396,000 258,000 138,000 120,000 70,000 20,000

Mar 2008

753,000 747,000 589,000 573,000 252,000 412,000 241,000 153,000 98,000 84,000 17,000

Apr 2008

803,000 818,000 641,000 655,000 244,000 384,000 295,000 189,000 120,000 100,000 20,000

May 2008

721,000 623,000 646,000 585,000 194,000 482,000 291,000 200,000 170,000 70,000 19,000

Jun 2008

707,000 687,000 537,000 451,000 183,000 432,000 246,000 127,000 135,000 114,000 19,000

Jul 2008

827,000 685,000 680,000 473,000 224,000 430,000 257,000 222,000 123,000 74,000 31,000

Aug 2008

707,000 635,000 627,000 408,000 200,000 414,000 272,000 200,000 91,000 90,000 29,000

Sep 2008

583,000 611,000 535,000 390,000 189,000 398,000 214,000 118,000 111,000 62,000 17,000

Oct 2008

663,000 630,000 630,000 428,000 171,000 390,000 239,000 135,000 68,000 95,000 15,000

Nov 2008

598,000 481,000 465,000 255,000 188,000 347,000 148,000 134,000 47,000 69,000 12,000

Dec 2008

641,000 564,000 310,000 245,000 196,000 283,000 138,000 173,000 41,000 52,000 16,000

Jan 2009

636,000 611,000 424,000 220,000 213,000 346,000 119,000 132,000 38,000 83,000 16,000

Feb 2009

544,000 499,000 366,000 281,000 176,000 336,000 131,000 148,000 70,000 61,000 9,000

Mar 2009

489,000 395,000 383,000 295,000 180,000 356,000 112,000 129,000 45,000 53,000 10,000

Apr 2009

551,000 449,000 329,000 401,000 157,000 381,000 103,000 119,000 29,000 41,000 9,000

May 2009

526,000 371,000 450,000 287,000 172,000 298,000 98,000 115,000 44,000 41,000 9,000

Jun 2009

499,000 344,000 415,000 293,000 143,000 339,000 101,000 138,000 53,000 41,000 5,000

Jul 2009

580,000 419,000 345,000 266,000 141,000 284,000 104,000 103,000 52,000 40,000 4,000

Aug 2009

541,000 364,000 446,000 219,000 117,000 316,000 126,000 127,000 59,000 43,000 4,000

Sep 2009

522,000 441,000 428,000 283,000 180,000 250,000 130,000 80,000 65,000 61,000 11,000

Oct 2009

551,000 436,000 384,000 244,000 159,000 392,000 134,000 90,000 60,000 72,000 7,000

Nov 2009

493,000 383,000 291,000 181,000 157,000 327,000 121,000 88,000 49,000 37,000 5,000

Dec 2009

522,000 400,000 255,000 167,000 122,000 305,000 152,000 104,000 48,000 59,000 4,000

Jan 2010

635,000 512,000 357,000 225,000 192,000 376,000 140,000 143,000 54,000 118,000 9,000

Feb 2010

513,000 381,000 337,000 219,000 138,000 336,000 153,000 167,000 60,000 68,000 11,000

Mar 2010

510,000 399,000 481,000 244,000 150,000 402,000 149,000 131,000 75,000 53,000 11,000

Apr 2010

562,000 560,000 453,000 357,000 252,000 641,000 192,000 179,000 112,000 100,000 22,000

May 2010

495,000 561,000 430,000 332,000 220,000 400,000 196,000 109,000 91,000 76,000 17,000

Jun 2010

462,000 477,000 442,000 311,000 207,000 338,000 208,000 114,000 78,000 62,000 15,000

Jul 2010

569,000 544,000 470,000 361,000 231,000 348,000 254,000 160,000 114,000 105,000 13,000

Aug 2010

481,000 608,000 450,000 347,000 245,000 338,000 180,000 162,000 53,000 96,000 16,000

Sep 2010

494,000 559,000 464,000 293,000 226,000 312,000 202,000 102,000 74,000 56,000 15,000

Oct 2010

619,000 662,000 523,000 319,000 259,000 339,000 207,000 106,000 65,000 73,000 20,000

Nov 2010

513,000 635,000 377,000 223,000 237,000 288,000 192,000 112,000 68,000 74,000 21,000

Dec 2010

513,000 548,000 334,000 201,000 178,000 360,000 169,000 84,000 32,000 76,000 21,000

Jan 2011

553,000 537,000 502,000 288,000 254,000 302,000 216,000 141,000 65,000 105,000 32,000

Feb 2011

522,000 597,000 452,000 379,000 181,000 282,000 206,000 127,000 44,000 65,000 19,000

Mar 2011

568,000 570,000 528,000 391,000 189,000 330,000 216,000 108,000 64,000 106,000 32,000

Apr 2011

630,000 620,000 536,000 408,000 277,000 342,000 243,000 119,000 118,000 116,000 28,000

May 2011

570,000 585,000 512,000 328,000 196,000 301,000 214,000 108,000 125,000 101,000 20,000

Jun 2011

563,000 606,000 533,000 389,000 200,000 377,000 223,000 130,000 64,000 92,000 19,000

Jul 2011

656,000 734,000 671,000 376,000 241,000 331,000 282,000 130,000 92,000 118,000 31,000

Aug 2011

617,000 609,000 533,000 413,000 184,000 346,000 232,000 97,000 104,000 113,000 20,000

Sep 2011

579,000 724,000 648,000 417,000 177,000 380,000 245,000 126,000 85,000 123,000 28,000

Oct 2011

662,000 670,000 670,000 431,000 242,000 363,000 237,000 102,000 77,000 122,000 23,000

Nov 2011

595,000 471,000 514,000 339,000 151,000 335,000 203,000 90,000 58,000 96,000 25,000

Dec 2011

574,000 710,000 478,000 325,000 169,000 336,000 231,000 97,000 54,000 101,000 27,000

Jan 2012

741,000 832,000 596,000 407,000 257,000 312,000 260,000 117,000 80,000 88,000 30,000

Feb 2012

655,000 631,000 542,000 387,000 168,000 375,000 247,000 140,000 61,000 84,000 24,000

Mar 2012

678,000 760,000 611,000 457,000 233,000 404,000 313,000 138,000 97,000 104,000 17,000

Apr 2012

739,000 738,000 605,000 581,000 269,000 353,000 280,000 181,000 126,000 117,000 17,000

May 2012

713,000 685,000 584,000 464,000 234,000 404,000 310,000 148,000 81,000 89,000 23,000

Jun 2012

704,000 711,000 589,000 480,000 235,000 405,000 318,000 145,000 85,000 102,000 18,000

Jul 2012

730,000 681,000 653,000 520,000 257,000 392,000 326,000 119,000 79,000 85,000 14,000

Aug 2012

641,000 716,000 646,000 453,000 276,000 440,000 263,000 92,000 115,000 114,000 15,000

Sep 2012

712,000 579,000 678,000 371,000 279,000 360,000 254,000 133,000 86,000 106,000 16,000

Oct 2012

778,000 758,000 666,000 447,000 278,000 356,000 274,000 152,000 104,000 110,000 15,000

Nov 2012

660,000 640,000 602,000 407,000 215,000 346,000 224,000 113,000 63,000 95,000 15,000

Dec 2012

650,000 519,000 527,000 354,000 248,000 364,000 219,000 106,000 75,000 71,000 20,000

Jan 2013

648,000 746,000 712,000 418,000 266,000 385,000 266,000 170,000 114,000 92,000 17,000

Feb 2013

667,000 741,000 568,000 494,000 284,000 399,000 292,000 110,000 104,000 84,000 25,000

Mar 2013

691,000 680,000 638,000 543,000 271,000 375,000 278,000 178,000 110,000 100,000 15,000

Apr 2013

770,000 767,000 739,000 600,000 292,000 421,000 261,000 125,000 135,000 77,000 22,000

May 2013

690,000 638,000 746,000 518,000 278,000 403,000 241,000 144,000 118,000 86,000 24,000

Jun 2013

647,000 654,000 772,000 515,000 323,000 440,000 206,000 145,000 136,000 91,000 24,000

Jul 2013

713,000 644,000 800,000 547,000 328,000 408,000 270,000 160,000 107,000 94,000 26,000

Aug 2013

735,000 711,000 757,000 550,000 256,000 401,000 274,000 109,000 120,000 74,000 21,000

Sep 2013

665,000 627,000 891,000 535,000 240,000 374,000 253,000 151,000 114,000 102,000 17,000

Oct 2013

710,000 795,000 795,000 531,000 267,000 393,000 286,000 153,000 129,000 130,000 25,000

Nov 2013

640,000 725,000 697,000 486,000 188,000 344,000 259,000 119,000 122,000 127,000 16,000

Dec 2013

572,000 642,000 605,000 413,000 222,000 340,000 260,000 147,000 82,000 79,000 25,000

Jan 2014

744,000 689,000 678,000 572,000 248,000 363,000 263,000 162,000 124,000 99,000 29,000

Feb 2014

663,000 804,000 674,000 570,000 205,000 371,000 248,000 152,000 114,000 100,000 23,000

Mar 2014

721,000 760,000 756,000 668,000 221,000 415,000 264,000 119,000 121,000 93,000 32,000

Apr 2014

783,000 943,000 910,000 810,000 320,000 439,000 295,000 168,000 122,000 121,000 29,000

May 2014

806,000 863,000 736,000 790,000 285,000 469,000 298,000 122,000 137,000 91,000 32,000

Jun 2014

801,000 881,000 780,000 654,000 339,000 545,000 310,000 101,000 175,000 108,000 30,000

Jul 2014

860,000 895,000 893,000 665,000 308,000 523,000 334,000 144,000 149,000 117,000 36,000

Aug 2014

878,000 935,000 889,000 722,000 378,000 470,000 292,000 192,000 135,000 81,000 26,000

Sep 2014

863,000 891,000 901,000 648,000 260,000 458,000 296,000 144,000 105,000 101,000 28,000

Oct 2014(p)

919,000 1,021,000 937,000 741,000 358,000 400,000 295,000 169,000 142,000 89,000 36,000
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

Over the year, the number of job openings increased for many industries, including professional and business services as well as accommodation and food services. The number of job openings also increased in all four regions of the country.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — October 2014" (HTML) (PDF). Charts depicting job openings, hires, and employment separations data are in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: October 2014 (PDF). Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings by industry, October 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141211.htm (visited November 19, 2019).

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