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Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Oct.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)
Oct.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)

Total

4,214 4,694 5,109 3.0 3.2 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,821 4,236 4,709 3.2 3.5 3.8

Mining and logging

25 28 36 2.7 2.8 3.8

Construction

129 105 142 2.1 1.6 2.2

Manufacturing

286 296 295 2.3 2.4 2.4

Durable goods

170 175 189 2.2 2.2 2.4

Nondurable goods

116 121 107 2.5 2.6 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

795 901 937 3.0 3.3 3.4

Wholesale trade

112 137 163 1.9 2.3 2.7

Retail trade

549 586 581 3.5 3.7 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

134 178 193 2.6 3.3 3.5

Information

130 101 89 4.6 3.6 3.2

Financial activities

267 260 358 3.3 3.2 4.3

Finance and insurance

230 210 296 3.8 3.4 4.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

37 50 62 1.8 2.4 2.9

Professional and business services

795 891 1,021 4.0 4.4 5.0

Education and health services

710 863 919 3.2 3.9 4.0

Educational services

77 95 101 2.1 2.7 2.7

Health care and social assistance

633 767 819 3.4 4.1 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

531 648 741 3.6 4.2 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 47 66 3.8 2.1 3.1

Accommodation and food services

451 601 675 3.5 4.5 5.1

Other services

153 144 169 2.7 2.5 3.0

Government

393 458 400 1.7 2.1 1.8

Federal

37 69 54 1.3 2.5 2.0

State and local

356 388 346 1.8 2.0 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

732 776 851 2.7 2.9 3.1

South

1,495 1,787 1,951 2.9 3.4 3.7

Midwest

1,012 1,092 1,170 3.1 3.3 3.6

West

975 1,039 1,137 3.1 3.2 3.5

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) 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: December 09, 2014
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