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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) Rates(2)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

5,131 5,422 5,198 5,281 5,604 5,445 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,595 4,938 4,725 4,786 5,137 4,960 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.9

Mining and logging(3)

10 19 15 14 17 9 1.1 2.3 1.9 1.8 2.2 1.2

Construction(3)

152 129 101 124 157 193 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.8

Manufacturing

300 311 238 317 336 313 2.4 2.5 1.9 2.5 2.6 2.5

Durable goods(3)

189 181 138 174 183 164 2.4 2.3 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.1

Nondurable goods(3)

111 130 100 143 153 149 2.4 2.8 2.1 3.0 3.2 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

883 931 861 822 979 968 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.5 3.4

Wholesale trade(3)

162 183 128 137 199 191 2.7 3.0 2.1 2.3 3.3 3.1

Retail trade

539 563 527 538 602 617 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.7 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities(3)

183 185 205 147 178 160 3.3 3.3 3.6 2.6 3.2 2.9

Information(3)

110 114 68 101 97 96 3.9 4.0 2.4 3.5 3.4 3.3

Financial activities

344 308 356 390 372 328 4.1 3.6 4.2 4.5 4.3 3.8

Finance and insurance

252 242 312 319 298 244 4.0 3.8 4.9 5.0 4.7 3.8

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

92 67 44 71 74 85 4.3 3.1 2.0 3.3 3.4 3.9

Professional and business services

920 1,149 1,126 1,034 1,088 1,050 4.5 5.5 5.4 4.9 5.2 5.0

Education and health services

952 1,050 1,113 1,075 1,129 1,031 4.2 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.8 4.4

Educational services(3)

105 107 89 93 83 131 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.3 3.6

Health care and social assistance

848 942 1,023 982 1,046 899 4.4 4.8 5.2 4.9 5.2 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

745 737 732 710 745 745 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

65 62 64 62 68 58 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.6

Accommodation and food services

680 676 668 648 677 687 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.9

Other services(3)

177 190 116 199 217 227 3.1 3.3 2.0 3.4 3.7 3.8

Government

536 484 473 495 467 486 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2

Federal(3)

93 61 72 80 80 99 3.3 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.8 3.5

State and local

443 423 401 415 387 387 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0

State and local education

154 153 160 171 152 152 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education(3)

289 270 241 245 235 235 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

839 907 897 887 900 845 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1

South

1,881 2,057 2,071 1,981 2,077 2,062 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8

Midwest

1,199 1,293 1,121 1,100 1,311 1,238 3.7 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.9 3.7

West

1,213 1,166 1,109 1,313 1,316 1,300 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.9 3.9 3.8

Footnotes
(1) Job openings are the number of job openings on the last business day of the month.
(2) 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.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series, therefore, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(4) 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.
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Last Modified Date: April 05, 2016
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