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Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 1. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
June
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015(p)
June
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015(p)

Total

4,710 5,144 5,109 5,334 5,357 5,249 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,201 4,656 4,626 4,849 4,857 4,762 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.8

Construction

150 160 168 137 163 143 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.2

Manufacturing

299 323 333 335 333 308 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4

Durable goods

182 206 211 215 194 196 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.5

Nondurable goods

116 117 122 120 139 112 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 3.0 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

807 903 880 951 957 949 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4

Retail trade

464 543 515 530 537 539 2.9 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3

Professional and business services

888 940 1,014 1,070 1,103 1,151 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.2 5.3 5.5

Education and health services(6)

815 925 903 992 968 990 3.7 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.3

Health care and social assistance

728 818 810 893 883 900 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.6 4.6

Leisure and hospitality

678 734 740 716 735 687 4.4 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 73 92 67 77 67 3.3 3.3 4.1 3.0 3.4 3.0

Accommodation and food services

606 661 649 649 658 620 4.6 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6

Government(7)

509 488 483 485 499 487 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

State and local

440 420 416 414 427 409 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1

REGION(8)

Northeast

784 856 827 833 805 782 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9

South

1,773 1,862 1,881 1,994 2,021 2,063 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,070 1,229 1,203 1,199 1,240 1,211 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7

West

1,083 1,197 1,198 1,308 1,290 1,194 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.6

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) 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.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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: August 12, 2015
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