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19.4 percent of total nonfarm job openings in education and health services in July 2022

September 01, 2022

On the last business day of July 2022, there were 11.2 million total nonfarm job openings. Among major industries, education and health services had the largest share of total nonfarm job openings at 19.4 percent, or 2.2 million job openings. In June 2022, education and health services had 20.1 percent of total nonfarm job openings, its largest share since February 2021 (20.6 percent).

Percent distribution of job openings by industry, January 2020 to July 2022
Month Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation, warehousing, and utilities Information Financial activities

Jan 2020

0.3% 4.1% 5.7% 2.5% 10.4% 4.3% 1.8% 5.9%

Feb 2020

0.3 4.3 5.6 2.6 10.2 4.2 2.0 6.0

Mar 2020

0.2 3.9 5.2 2.6 10.1 6.1 2.0 5.9

Apr 2020

0.2 4.4 6.5 3.0 9.9 6.0 2.6 5.7

May 2020

0.2 5.2 5.8 2.5 12.0 4.7 1.6 5.8

Jun 2020

0.3 3.9 5.7 2.6 10.2 5.3 1.7 5.6

Jul 2020

0.2 4.5 6.3 2.7 11.5 4.6 1.3 4.7

Aug 2020

0.2 3.8 7.4 3.2 10.9 4.7 1.3 4.7

Sep 2020

0.2 3.6 7.3 2.6 10.3 4.6 1.7 4.8

Oct 2020

0.2 3.6 7.7 2.6 10.2 4.5 1.8 4.6

Nov 2020

0.2 3.8 7.0 2.7 10.7 4.5 1.5 4.1

Dec 2020

0.2 3.9 6.7 2.7 11.2 4.7 1.7 4.3

Jan 2021

0.3 4.1 7.2 2.6 11.2 5.3 2.2 3.8

Feb 2021

0.3 3.3 7.3 2.8 10.9 5.0 1.4 3.9

Mar 2021

0.3 4.0 8.9 2.9 11.4 5.4 1.3 4.0

Apr 2021

0.2 3.6 9.3 2.8 11.0 5.4 1.4 4.6

May 2021

0.3 3.2 9.2 3.0 10.0 4.5 1.5 4.1

Jun 2021

0.3 3.3 9.1 2.8 11.0 5.1 1.5 3.6

Jul 2021

0.3 3.1 8.7 2.4 10.0 5.1 1.7 5.0

Aug 2021

0.3 3.4 8.2 2.7 11.1 5.2 1.7 4.4

Sep 2021

0.3 3.3 8.8 2.9 9.9 5.5 1.6 4.1

Oct 2021

0.3 3.5 8.3 3.1 9.4 5.3 1.6 4.0

Nov 2021

0.3 3.4 7.4 2.9 9.5 5.1 1.8 4.5

Dec 2021

0.3 3.1 6.5 2.6 9.0 5.3 2.0 4.1

Jan 2022

0.3 3.4 7.6 2.6 9.1 4.5 1.9 4.4

Feb 2022

0.3 3.4 6.9 2.8 10.0 4.7 1.6 4.0

Mar 2022

0.4 3.6 7.4 2.5 10.7 4.0 1.9 4.3

Apr 2022

0.4 3.8 8.7 2.6 8.9 4.7 2.3 4.4

May 2022

0.3 3.6 7.2 3.3 10.5 4.9 2.2 4.6

Jun 2022

0.3 3.2 7.7 2.5 8.0 4.5 2.2 5.6

Jul 2022

0.3 3.3 7.4 2.5 8.6 5.1 1.9 5.6
Percent distribution of job openings by industry, January 2020 to July 2022 (continued)
Month Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Government

Jan 2020

17.8% 18.7% 13.3% 3.7% 11.6%

Feb 2020

18.3 18.0 13.8 2.9 11.6

Mar 2020

18.5 20.1 10.9 2.6 11.8

Apr 2020

17.9 20.2 7.1 2.9 13.6

May 2020

16.8 18.1 12.7 3.3 11.2

Jun 2020

16.8 18.2 14.4 4.3 11.0

Jul 2020

17.3 18.2 12.0 4.1 12.6

Aug 2020

18.2 18.9 11.8 3.6 11.2

Sep 2020

19.2 18.9 12.0 3.7 11.0

Oct 2020

18.7 19.7 12.2 3.5 10.5

Nov 2020

19.9 19.4 12.4 3.2 10.6

Dec 2020

22.0 18.3 11.4 2.9 9.9

Jan 2021

20.1 18.7 10.8 3.4 10.3

Feb 2021

19.0 20.6 12.5 3.6 9.3

Mar 2021

18.7 17.7 13.1 2.8 9.6

Apr 2021

17.9 16.7 13.0 3.9 10.3

May 2021

17.9 17.7 14.0 4.8 9.8

Jun 2021

18.0 17.5 15.0 4.0 9.1

Jul 2021

17.9 17.6 14.9 4.2 9.0

Aug 2021

17.8 16.9 16.2 4.1 8.0

Sep 2021

17.2 18.5 14.4 4.2 9.3

Oct 2021

18.4 18.9 14.7 4.1 8.4

Nov 2021

17.4 19.5 15.3 4.0 9.0

Dec 2021

17.7 19.1 17.4 3.2 9.7

Jan 2022

18.4 19.0 15.0 4.3 9.3

Feb 2022

18.0 19.9 15.2 3.6 9.6

Mar 2022

19.7 19.2 14.0 3.6 8.8

Apr 2022

19.9 18.4 12.8 4.2 9.0

May 2022

17.8 19.0 13.6 3.9 9.1

Jun 2022

19.3 20.1 13.5 4.1 8.9

Jul 2022

18.6 19.4 13.5 4.0 9.7

Professional and business services had 2.1 million job openings on the last business day of July 2022. This was 18.6 percent of total nonfarm job openings. In June 2022, professional and business services had 19.3 percent of total nonfarm job openings.

In July 2022, the share of total nonfarm job openings in government was 9.7 percent, up from 8.9 percent in June 2022.

These job openings data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Job openings data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — July 2022." We also have more charts on job openings, hires, and separations data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 19.4 percent of total nonfarm job openings in education and health services in July 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/19-4-percent-of-total-nonfarm-job-openings-in-education-and-health-services-in-july-2022.htm (visited November 29, 2022).

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