Special Report

Industries With the Most Job Openings

Source: kali9 / E+ via Getty Images

19. State and local education
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 3.3% (total: 334,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 10,150,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 2.1% (total: 206,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 9,826,000

Source: Alfio Manciagli / iStock via Getty Images

18. Mining and logging
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 3.7% (total: 23,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 641,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 1.8% (total: 11,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 612,000

Source: lamontak590623 / iStock via Getty Images

17. Construction
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 3.9% (total: 299,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 7,716,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 3.9% (total: 281,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 7,285,000

Source: ljubaphoto / E+ via Getty Images

16. Finance and insurance
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 4.0% (total: 271,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 6,810,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 3.5% (total: 233,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 6,707,300

Source: Drazen Zigic / iStock via Getty Images

15. Federal
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 4.2% (total: 126,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 3,007,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 2.5% (total: 75,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 2,952,000