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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)
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Total

3,723 5,077 4,559 2.6 3.5 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,380 4,668 4,139 2.8 3.8 3.4

Mining and logging

16 36 25 1.8 3.7 2.7

Construction

122 147 115 2.0 2.3 1.8

Manufacturing

259 289 289 2.1 2.3 2.3

Durable goods

153 177 172 2.0 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

106 111 117 2.3 2.4 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

697 906 794 2.6 3.3 2.8

Wholesale trade

145 167 168 2.4 2.7 2.8

Retail trade

387 540 458 2.4 3.4 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

166 199 168 3.1 3.6 3.1

Information

127 91 106 4.5 3.3 3.8

Financial activities

188 354 314 2.3 4.2 3.8

Finance and insurance

153 286 254 2.5 4.6 4.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

35 68 60 1.7 3.2 2.9

Professional and business services

725 1,045 1,029 3.7 5.1 5.0

Education and health services

640 892 769 2.9 3.9 3.4

Educational services

67 92 82 1.8 2.5 2.2

Health care and social assistance

573 799 687 3.1 4.2 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

486 720 558 3.3 4.7 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 57 35 3.8 2.7 1.8

Accommodation and food services

412 663 523 3.3 5.0 4.0

Other services

119 188 137 2.1 3.3 2.4

Government

344 409 420 1.5 1.8 1.8

Federal

52 56 49 1.9 2.0 1.8

State and local

292 353 371 1.5 1.8 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

624 834 725 2.3 3.1 2.7

South

1,329 1,952 1,684 2.6 3.7 3.2

Midwest

882 1,115 1,078 2.7 3.4 3.3

West

887 1,176 1,071 2.8 3.6 3.3

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: January 13, 2015
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