Corrections to Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey news release

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data published in the January 2011 news release were found to contain errors. The seasonally adjusted government and total nonfarm levels and rates did not include input from the 2010 decennial census in the January 2011 data and the revised data for October 2008 through December 2010. Monthly not seasonally adjusted estimates, as well as annual estimates, which are calculated from not seasonally adjusted estimates, were not affected by the error.  Private sector estimates also were not affected by the error.

Corrected data will be loaded into the JOLTS database,, on April 13, 2011.

Data presented in the graphs and highlights for the seasonally adjusted total nonfarm and seasonally adjusted government sectors are erroneous. These errors will not be corrected. Please see the February 2011 graphs and highlights document for corrected and updated information.

The seasonally adjusted significant change tables released in conjunction with the January 2011 news release were also in error. These tables will be corrected at a later date. The affected tables can be found at:

Links to the corrected revision tables will be made available April 13, 2011 on the following page:


Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011