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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)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

4,964 5,635 5,291 3.4 3.8 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,451 5,196 4,827 3.7 4.2 3.9

Mining and logging

10 17 9 1.2 2.2 1.3

Construction

152 157 193 2.5 2.5 3.0

Manufacturing

300 336 313 2.4 2.7 2.5

Durable goods

189 183 164 2.4 2.3 2.1

Nondurable goods

111 153 149 2.4 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

819 940 912 3.0 3.4 3.3

Wholesale trade

162 199 191 2.7 3.3 3.2

Retail trade

474 563 560 3.0 3.5 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 178 160 3.3 3.2 2.9

Information

110 97 96 3.9 3.4 3.3

Financial activities

315 411 301 3.8 4.8 3.6

Finance and insurance

223 337 217 3.6 5.2 3.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

92 74 85 4.3 3.5 3.9

Professional and business services

924 1,106 1,050 4.6 5.3 5.1

Education and health services

910 1,214 984 4.0 5.2 4.2

Educational services

105 83 131 2.8 2.4 3.5

Health care and social assistance

806 1,131 852 4.2 5.7 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

732 702 743 4.8 4.6 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 69 53 3.1 3.4 2.6

Accommodation and food services

670 633 689 5.1 4.7 5.1

Other services

177 217 227 3.1 3.7 3.9

Government

513 439 464 2.3 2.0 2.0

Federal

93 80 99 3.3 2.8 3.5

State and local

420 359 365 2.1 1.8 1.8

State and local education

131 124 130 1.2 1.2 1.2

State and local, excluding education

289 235 235 3.2 2.6 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

788 896 785 3.0 3.3 2.9

South

1,844 2,139 2,024 3.5 4.0 3.8

Midwest

1,157 1,263 1,205 3.6 3.8 3.7

West

1,174 1,338 1,277 3.6 4.0 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) 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 05, 2016
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