September 13, 2006
The job openings rate—2.8 percent—was unchanged over the month of July and has been little changed since November 2005.
In July, the job openings rate increased in government. There were no significant decreases in the job openings rate in any industry or region.
The industries with the highest seasonally adjusted job openings rates in July 2006 were education and health services (3.6 percent), leisure and hospitality (3.4 percent), and professional and business services (3.3 percent).
These data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for July 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: July 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1585.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings by industry in July 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/sept/wk2/art03.htm (visited March 09, 2014).
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