Job openings in February
April 07, 2010
The number of job openings was little changed in February, at 2.7 million. Although little changed over the month, the level has trended upward since the most recent trough of 2.3 million in July 2009. The job openings level was little changed in February for most industries and all four regions.
In February, the number of job openings was little different from 12 months earlier for total nonfarm, total private, and government.
The job openings rate was little changed over the month, at 2.1 percent. The job openings level was little changed in most industries and in 3 of the 4 regions over the year; the level fell in the South.
These data are from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. More information can be found in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — February 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0424.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in February on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100407.htm (visited March 31, 2015).
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