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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)
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Total

4,126 4,605 4,853 4,685 4,830 4,972 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,757 4,129 4,411 4,219 4,409 4,512 3.2 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.7

Construction

165 139 121 112 141 145 2.7 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.3 2.3

Manufacturing

298 293 296 293 287 318 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5

Durable goods

175 195 179 179 182 191 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4

Nondurable goods

123 97 118 115 105 127 2.7 2.1 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

786 806 821 803 832 876 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.2

Retail trade

439 473 500 493 460 509 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.2

Professional and business services

750 880 928 941 966 1,046 3.8 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.7 5.1

Education and health services(6)

682 826 866 872 850 822 3.1 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7

Health care and social assistance

610 746 789 776 764 735 3.3 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

562 622 700 661 715 639 3.8 4.1 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

84 63 71 52 57 42 3.9 2.9 3.3 2.4 2.6 1.9

Accommodation and food services

477 559 629 608 658 597 3.7 4.3 4.8 4.6 5.0 4.5

Government(7)

369 476 443 466 421 459 1.7 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.1

State and local

313 421 378 395 361 403 1.6 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.1

REGION(8)

Northeast

692 765 796 769 767 800 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.0

South

1,535 1,722 1,897 1,816 1,875 1,922 3.0 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6

Midwest

941 1,087 1,076 1,064 1,077 1,125 2.9 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4

West

957 1,031 1,084 1,035 1,110 1,124 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.4 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: January 13, 2015
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