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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)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Total

4,816 5,048 5,851 3.4 3.5 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,437 4,569 5,346 3.7 3.7 4.3

Mining and logging

25 18 17 2.8 2.0 2.0

Construction

136 173 182 2.2 2.8 2.8

Manufacturing

301 332 349 2.4 2.6 2.8

Durable goods

199 214 227 2.5 2.7 2.8

Nondurable goods

102 117 122 2.2 2.5 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

880 859 1,017 3.3 3.1 3.7

Wholesale trade

166 139 179 2.8 2.3 2.9

Retail trade

555 511 569 3.5 3.2 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

158 209 269 3.0 3.8 4.9

Information

131 102 112 4.6 3.5 3.9

Financial activities

295 244 403 3.6 2.9 4.8

Finance and insurance

248 173 305 4.0 2.8 4.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

47 71 98 2.3 3.4 4.5

Professional and business services

935 994 1,153 4.7 4.9 5.6

Education and health services

785 869 1,091 3.5 3.8 4.7

Educational services

76 86 103 2.1 2.3 2.8

Health care and social assistance

709 783 988 3.8 4.1 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

793 778 845 5.2 5.0 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

118 96 84 5.5 4.6 3.9

Accommodation and food services

675 682 761 5.1 5.1 5.6

Other services

156 200 177 2.7 3.5 3.0

Government

379 479 505 1.7 2.1 2.2

Federal

66 79 79 2.3 2.8 2.8

State and local

314 400 426 1.6 2.0 2.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

832 788 944 3.1 2.9 3.5

South

1,832 1,887 2,225 3.5 3.6 4.2

Midwest

1,120 1,193 1,282 3.5 3.6 3.9

West

1,032 1,179 1,401 3.2 3.6 4.2

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: June 09, 2015
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