Special Report

Industries With the Most Job Openings

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9. Durable goods manufacturing
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 5.7% (total: 458,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 8,098,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 2.5% (total: 187,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 7,388,000

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8. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 5.8% (total: 385,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 6,642,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 3.9% (total: 238,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 6,019,000

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7. Retail trade
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 6.0% (total: 974,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 16,213,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 4.6% (total: 659,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 14,303,100

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6. Professional and business services
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 6.7% (total: 1,491,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 22,237,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 4.4% (total: 883,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 20,130,000

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5. Health care and social assistance
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 6.9% (total: 1,481,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 21,474,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 4.5% (total: 881,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 19,716,800