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

Total

4,160 4,849 4,886 4,877 4,965 5,133 2.9 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,744 4,440 4,424 4,396 4,459 4,649 3.1 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8

Construction

122 139 130 140 137 166 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.5

Manufacturing

261 283 332 310 324 321 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5

Durable goods

152 180 206 195 199 202 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.5

Nondurable goods

109 103 126 115 125 120 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

731 873 850 831 844 891 2.7 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2

Retail trade

463 500 497 516 494 523 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.3

Professional and business services

793 964 1,009 967 929 930 4.0 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.6

Education and health services(6)

723 854 825 923 907 916 3.3 3.8 3.7 4.1 4.0 4.0

Health care and social assistance

648 769 752 837 812 813 3.5 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

601 698 616 651 727 763 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.6 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

71 54 44 65 64 63 3.3 2.5 2.0 3.0 2.9 2.9

Accommodation and food services

531 644 571 586 663 700 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.9 5.1

Government(7)

416 409 462 482 506 484 1.9 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2

State and local

361 355 400 409 432 413 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1

REGION(8)

Northeast

683 757 791 817 817 840 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1

South

1,588 1,876 1,889 1,902 1,867 1,869 3.1 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Midwest

914 1,065 1,109 1,086 1,140 1,218 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.7

West

976 1,150 1,097 1,072 1,141 1,206 3.0 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.6

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: April 07, 2015
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