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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)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

3,879 3,874 4,125 4,166 4,464 4,635 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.2

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,495 3,477 3,736 3,758 4,043 4,212 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5

Construction

107 124 127 116 92 130 1.8 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.5 2.1

Manufacturing

236 259 258 264 275 292 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.4

Durable goods

150 155 151 165 179 176 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.2

Nondurable goods

86 103 106 99 95 116 1.9 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

748 675 757 761 877 784 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.8 3.2 2.9

Retail trade

485 379 477 488 570 460 3.1 2.4 3.0 3.1 3.6 2.9

Professional and business services

676 614 817 787 857 919 3.5 3.1 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.6

Education and health services(6)

694 700 687 725 726 815 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.7

Health care and social assistance

633 631 618 658 658 736 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

495 618 578 627 677 703 3.4 4.1 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 110 68 64 88 59 2.9 5.0 3.1 3.0 4.1 2.7

Accommodation and food services

435 508 511 563 589 644 3.4 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.9

Government(7)

384 396 388 407 421 423 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9

State and local

334 345 338 347 362 368 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9

REGION(8)

Northeast

663 666 694 688 769 828 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.9 3.1

South

1,507 1,440 1,569 1,599 1,614 1,699 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.3

Midwest

884 846 910 943 1,047 1,057 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.3

West

825 921 952 935 1,034 1,051 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.3

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: July 08, 2014
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