Special Report

Industries With the Most Job Openings

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4. Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 7.1% (total: 357,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 5,020,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 2.8% (total: 128,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 4,584,000

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3. Other services
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 7.8% (total: 473,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 6,057,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 4.0% (total: 198,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 4,975,000

Note: Workers employed in this industry are engaged in activities not easily classified in other sectors. Included are such jobs as equipment and machinery repairing, promoting or administering religious activities, grantmaking, advocacy, and providing drycleaning and laundry services, personal care services, death care services, pet care services, photofinishing services, temporary parking services, and dating services.

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2. Arts, entertainment, and recreation
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 7.8% (total: 167,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 2,136,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 8.3% (total: 111,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 1,335,100

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1. Accommodation and food services
> Job opening rate in May 2021: 9.1% (total: 1,248,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2021: 13,669,000
> Job opening rate in May 2020: 6.6% (total: 627,000)
> Total employment + job openings in May 2020: 9,549,100