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September 10, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Job openings rates, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009

Job openings rates, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009
Industry Job openings rate
Jul 2008 Jul 2009

Total

3.0 1.9

Total private

3.2 2.0

Mining and logging

3.7 0.7

Construction

2.1 0.9

Manufacturing

2.0 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

2.8 1.5

Information

2.5 2.0

Financial activities

3.2 2.1

Professional and business services

4.0 2.6

Education and health services

4.4 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

3.3 2.1

Other services

3.0 1.8

Government

2.1 1.6

These data featured in the TED article, Job openings rates, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009.