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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)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

4,210 4,886 4,877 4,965 5,144 4,994 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,794 4,424 4,396 4,459 4,656 4,506 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.6

Construction

123 130 140 137 160 147 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

278 332 310 324 323 320 2.2 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5

Durable goods

163 206 195 199 206 194 2.1 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.4

Nondurable goods

115 126 115 125 117 125 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

755 850 831 844 903 859 2.8 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1

Retail trade

495 497 516 494 543 495 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.1

Professional and business services

779 1,009 967 929 940 985 4.0 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.8

Education and health services(6)

715 825 923 907 925 851 3.2 3.7 4.1 4.0 4.1 3.7

Health care and social assistance

647 752 837 812 818 760 3.5 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

633 616 651 727 734 739 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

64 44 65 64 73 92 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.9 3.3 4.1

Accommodation and food services

569 571 586 663 661 647 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.8

Government(7)

415 462 482 506 488 488 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2

State and local

349 400 409 432 420 426 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2

REGION(8)

Northeast

706 791 817 817 856 827 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0

South

1,639 1,889 1,902 1,867 1,862 1,813 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4

Midwest

949 1,109 1,086 1,140 1,229 1,205 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.7

West

916 1,097 1,072 1,141 1,197 1,148 2.9 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.5

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: May 12, 2015
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