Number of unemployed far outstrip number of available jobs across the board: Unemployed and job openings, by industry (in thousands)

Industry Unemployed Job openings
Mining 59 19
Construction 1129 80
Manufacturing 1122 274
Wholesale and retail trade 1663 150
Transportation and utilities 410 114
Information 218 98
Financial activities 466 244
Professional and business services 1358 674
Education and health services 1232 684
Leisure and hospitality 1403 433
Other services 470 135
Government 923 376
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Note: Due to the fact that the data are not seasonally adjusted, these are 12-month averages.

Source: Author's analysis of data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and the Current Population Survey

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