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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)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

3,925 4,464 4,577 4,675 4,605 4,835 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,552 4,043 4,131 4,176 4,129 4,382 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6

Construction

107 92 125 152 139 115 1.8 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.2 1.9

Manufacturing

283 275 292 302 293 297 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Durable goods

191 179 175 194 195 177 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.3

Nondurable goods

91 95 117 108 97 120 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

712 877 731 797 806 836 2.7 3.2 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1

Retail trade

422 570 419 465 473 513 2.7 3.6 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.2

Professional and business services

715 857 896 909 880 879 3.7 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4

Education and health services(6)

730 726 796 821 826 886 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0

Health care and social assistance

660 658 723 728 746 809 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

532 677 752 643 622 705 3.6 4.4 4.9 4.2 4.1 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

76 88 79 68 63 73 3.6 4.1 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.4

Accommodation and food services

456 589 674 575 559 632 3.6 4.5 5.1 4.4 4.3 4.8

Government(7)

373 421 446 499 476 453 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.0

State and local

334 362 383 430 421 387 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.0

REGION(8)

Northeast

678 769 793 798 765 791 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.9

South

1,477 1,614 1,695 1,736 1,722 1,851 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.5

Midwest

881 1,047 1,075 1,055 1,087 1,065 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

West

889 1,034 1,014 1,086 1,031 1,129 2.8 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.2 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: October 07, 2014
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