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

Total

4,608 4,965 5,144 5,109 5,334 5,363 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,179 4,459 4,656 4,626 4,849 4,852 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.9

Construction

127 137 160 168 137 149 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.1 2.3

Manufacturing

292 324 323 333 335 347 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7

Durable goods

174 199 206 211 215 209 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6

Nondurable goods

118 125 117 122 120 139 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

762 844 903 880 951 983 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.5

Retail trade

437 494 543 515 530 550 2.8 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.4

Professional and business services

881 929 940 1,014 1,070 1,097 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.9 5.2 5.3

Education and health services(6)

806 907 925 903 992 967 3.6 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.2

Health care and social assistance

729 812 818 810 893 870 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

762 727 734 740 716 737 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

85 64 73 92 67 68 3.9 2.9 3.3 4.1 3.0 3.0

Accommodation and food services

676 663 661 649 649 669 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.9

Government(7)

430 506 488 483 485 511 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3

State and local

370 432 420 416 414 446 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3

REGION(8)

Northeast

781 817 856 827 833 821 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0

South

1,704 1,867 1,862 1,881 1,994 2,034 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,090 1,140 1,229 1,203 1,199 1,242 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8

West

1,034 1,141 1,197 1,198 1,308 1,267 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.8

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: July 07, 2015
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