Job openings and labor turnover in July 2011
September 12, 2011
The number of job openings in July was 3.2 million, little changed from June.
Although the number of job openings remained below the 4.4 million openings when the recession began in December 2007, the level in July was 1.1 million openings higher than in July 2009 (the most recent trough).
In July, the hires rate (3.0 percent) and separations rate (3.0 percent) were essentially unchanged over the month.
The number of hires in July was 4.0 million, up from 3.6 million in October 2009 (the most recent trough) but below the 5.0 million hires recorded when the recession began in December 2007.
These data are from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover – July 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1304. The total separations figure includes voluntary quits, involuntary layoffs and discharges, and other separations, including retirements. Total separations is also referred to as turnover.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings and labor turnover in July 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110912.htm (visited July 25, 2016).
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