Job openings in June 2011
August 12, 2011
The number of job openings in June was 3.1 million, essentially unchanged from May.
Although the number of job openings in June was 997,000 higher than in July 2009 (the series trough), it has been relatively flat since February 2011 and remains well below the 4.4 million openings when the recession began in December 2007.
From June 2010 to June 2011, the number of job openings (not seasonally adjusted) increased for total nonfarm and total private. The number of job openings also increased in mining and logging, retail trade, professional and business services, and health care and social assistance. Job openings decreased over the year for federal government. Over the year comparisons for federal government are impacted by last year’s elevated numbers of job openings, hires, and separations of temporary workers needed to conduct the 2010 Census.
These data are from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. More information can be found in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1187.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in June 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110812.htm (visited April 01, 2015).
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