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

Total

4,417 4,877 4,965 5,144 5,109 5,376 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,050 4,396 4,459 4,656 4,626 4,887 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.9

Construction

110 140 137 160 168 153 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.3

Manufacturing

282 310 324 323 333 327 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6

Durable goods

183 195 199 206 211 209 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6

Nondurable goods

99 115 125 117 122 119 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

848 831 844 903 880 968 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.5

Retail trade

541 516 494 543 515 543 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.4

Professional and business services

866 967 929 940 1,014 1,058 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.9 5.1

Education and health services(6)

732 923 907 925 903 1,009 3.3 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.4

Health care and social assistance

661 837 812 818 810 910 3.6 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

679 651 727 734 740 734 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

90 65 64 73 92 67 4.1 3.0 2.9 3.3 4.1 3.0

Accommodation and food services

589 586 663 661 649 667 4.5 4.4 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9

Government(7)

367 482 506 488 483 489 1.7 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

State and local

305 409 432 420 416 418 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1

REGION(8)

Northeast

764 817 817 856 827 857 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1

South

1,658 1,902 1,867 1,862 1,881 1,993 3.2 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7

Midwest

1,042 1,086 1,140 1,229 1,203 1,201 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6

West

953 1,072 1,141 1,197 1,198 1,325 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.0

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: June 09, 2015
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