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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.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)

Total

3,769 3,970 4,008 2.7 2.8 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,370 3,607 3,628 2.9 3.1 3.1

Mining and logging

25 29 24 2.9 3.2 2.7

Construction

104 124 104 1.9 2.2 1.9

Manufacturing

292 263 237 2.4 2.2 1.9

Durable goods

190 155 134 2.5 2.0 1.7

Nondurable goods

102 108 103 2.3 2.4 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

568 678 694 2.2 2.5 2.6

Wholesale trade

101 144 151 1.8 2.4 2.5

Retail trade

344 358 406 2.3 2.3 2.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

123 176 137 2.4 3.3 2.6

Information

84 99 88 3.0 3.6 3.2

Financial activities

284 248 214 3.5 3.1 2.6

Finance and insurance

224 203 168 3.7 3.4 2.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

60 44 45 3.0 2.2 2.2

Professional and business services

741 689 831 3.9 3.6 4.3

Education and health services

667 744 686 3.1 3.4 3.1

Educational services

56 68 76 1.6 2.0 2.1

Health care and social assistance

611 676 610 3.4 3.6 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

494 572 598 3.5 4.0 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

56 99 62 3.0 5.0 3.2

Accommodation and food services

438 473 536 3.6 3.8 4.3

Other services

110 162 151 2.0 2.9 2.7

Government

399 363 379 1.8 1.6 1.7

Federal

71 48 58 2.5 1.7 2.1

State and local

327 315 322 1.7 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

645 684 640 2.5 2.6 2.4

South

1,518 1,534 1,576 3.0 3.0 3.1

Midwest

761 823 842 2.5 2.6 2.7

West

845 929 950 2.7 3.0 3.0

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 08, 2014
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