June job openings rates
August 12, 2004
On the last business day of June 2004, there were 3.0 million job openings in the United States.
The job openings rate (the number of job openings on the last business day of the month divided by employment plus job openings) for private industry and government combined was 2.3 percent. The job openings rate has remained in the range of 2.0 percent to 2.4 percent since October 2001.
In June, the job openings rate showed little or no change for all major industry categories. The rate was highest in leisure and hospitality (3.2 percent) and lowest in construction (1.2 percent).
These data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for June 2004 are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: June 2004" (PDF) (TXT), USDL 04-1519. "Job openings" are defined as situations where: 1) a specific position exists and there is work available for that position, 2) work could start within 30 days regardless of whether a suitable candidate is found, and 3) the employer is actively recruiting from outside the establishment to fill the position.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, June job openings rates on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/aug/wk2/art04.htm (visited July 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.