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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.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Total

3,941 4,988 4,879 2.8 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,541 4,520 4,411 3.0 3.7 3.6

Mining and logging

26 17 15 2.9 1.9 1.7

Construction

108 134 156 1.9 2.2 2.6

Manufacturing

247 317 297 2.0 2.5 2.4

Durable goods

144 196 185 1.9 2.5 2.3

Nondurable goods

104 121 112 2.3 2.6 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

653 829 818 2.5 3.0 3.0

Wholesale trade

131 175 163 2.2 2.9 2.7

Retail trade

400 458 463 2.6 2.9 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

121 196 192 2.3 3.6 3.5

Information

96 110 117 3.4 3.9 4.0

Financial activities

205 322 315 2.5 3.9 3.8

Finance and insurance

155 261 233 2.6 4.2 3.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

49 61 83 2.4 2.9 3.9

Professional and business services

791 993 917 4.1 4.9 4.6

Education and health services

689 938 879 3.1 4.2 3.9

Educational services

69 93 100 1.9 2.7 2.7

Health care and social assistance

620 846 779 3.4 4.4 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

581 681 747 4.0 4.6 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

66 65 59 3.4 3.3 3.0

Accommodation and food services

516 615 688 4.1 4.7 5.2

Other services

145 180 150 2.6 3.1 2.6

Government

400 468 469 1.8 2.1 2.1

Federal

60 69 77 2.2 2.5 2.8

State and local

340 398 391 1.7 2.0 2.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

623 806 763 2.4 3.0 2.8

South

1,553 1,957 1,800 3.0 3.7 3.4

Midwest

837 1,088 1,150 2.7 3.4 3.5

West

928 1,137 1,166 2.9 3.5 3.6

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 07, 2015
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