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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)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

4,639 5,800 5,430 3.2 3.9 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,188 5,304 4,900 3.5 4.3 3.9

Mining and logging

32 14 16 3.5 1.6 1.9

Construction

137 160 155 2.2 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

305 358 361 2.5 2.8 2.8

Durable goods

177 236 212 2.3 2.9 2.6

Nondurable goods

128 122 149 2.8 2.6 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

761 995 1,009 2.8 3.6 3.6

Wholesale trade

150 189 173 2.5 3.1 2.8

Retail trade

442 545 566 2.8 3.4 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

169 261 269 3.2 4.7 4.8

Information

92 124 97 3.3 4.3 3.4

Financial activities

292 410 304 3.5 4.8 3.6

Finance and insurance

227 302 229 3.7 4.8 3.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

64 108 75 3.0 5.0 3.5

Professional and business services

859 1,163 1,099 4.3 5.6 5.3

Education and health services

798 1,072 963 3.6 4.6 4.2

Educational services

78 103 98 2.2 2.8 2.7

Health care and social assistance

720 969 865 3.8 5.0 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

791 824 769 5.0 5.2 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 86 82 4.6 4.0 3.5

Accommodation and food services

685 737 687 5.1 5.4 5.0

Other services

122 184 127 2.1 3.2 2.2

Government

451 496 530 2.0 2.2 2.3

Federal

62 79 66 2.2 2.8 2.4

State and local

388 417 464 2.0 2.1 2.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

804 916 843 3.0 3.4 3.1

South

1,703 2,223 2,053 3.3 4.2 3.8

Midwest

1,101 1,275 1,268 3.4 3.9 3.8

West

1,030 1,387 1,266 3.2 4.2 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: July 07, 2015
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