December 15, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Job openings and labor turnover in October 2011

Job openings level, seasonally adjusted, October 2009–October 2011
Month Number of job openings

Jan 2009

2,566,000

Feb 2009

2,771,000

Mar 2009

2,529,000

Apr 2009

2,237,000

May 2009

2,366,000

Jun 2009

2,423,000

Jul 2009

2,112,000

Aug 2009

2,202,000

Sep 2009

2,464,000

Oct 2009

2,307,000

Nov 2009

2,262,000

Dec 2009

2,376,000

Jan 2010

2,411,000

Feb 2010

2,523,000

Mar 2010

2,697,000

Apr 2010

3,043,000

May 2010

2,790,000

Jun 2010

2,685,000

Jul 2010

2,848,000

Aug 2010

2,862,000

Sep 2010

2,756,000

Oct 2010

2,905,000

Nov 2010

2,966,000

Dec 2010

2,921,000

Jan 2011

2,741,000

Feb 2011

3,025,000

Mar 2011

3,123,000

Apr 2011

2,953,000

May 2011

3,034,000

Jun 2011

3,169,000

Jul 2011

3,213,000

Aug 2011

3,129,000

Sep 2011

3,377,000

Oct 2011(p)

3,267,000

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings and labor turnover in October 2011.

 

Hires and separations rates, total nonfarm, seasonally adjusted, January 2009–October 2011
Month Hires rate Separations rate

Jan 2009

3.0 3.5

Feb 2009

3.0 3.5

Mar 2009

2.9 3.4

Apr 2009

2.9 3.4

May 2009

2.9 3.2

Jun 2009

2.8 3.2

Jul 2009

2.8 3.1

Aug 2009

2.8 3.0

Sep 2009

2.9 3.1

Oct 2009

2.8 2.9

Nov 2009

3.0 3.1

Dec 2009

2.9 3.0

Jan 2010

2.8 2.7

Feb 2010

2.9 2.9

Mar 2010

3.2 3.0

Apr 2010

3.1 2.8

May 2010

3.3 3.0

Jun 2010

3.0 3.2

Jul 2010

3.0 3.1

Aug 2010

3.0 3.1

Sep 2010

3.0 3.0

Oct 2010

3.0 2.8

Nov 2010

3.0 3.0

Dec 2010

3.0 2.9

Jan 2011

2.9 2.8

Feb 2011

3.1 2.9

Mar 2011

3.1 2.9

Apr 2011

3.1 2.9

May 2011

3.2 3.2

Jun 2011

3.1 3.0

Jul 2011

3.0 3.0

Aug 2011

3.1 3.0

Sep 2011

3.2 3.1

Oct 2011(p)

3.1 3.0

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings and labor turnover in October 2011.

 

 

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