Job openings by industry, November 2011
January 12, 2012
The number of job openings in November was 3.2 million, unchanged from October.
There were 2.8 million job openings in private industry. Within private industry, there were 87,000 job openings in construction, and 606,000 in education and health services.
Although the total number of job openings remained below the level of 4.4 million openings when the recession began in December 2007, the level in November was 1.0 million higher than in July 2009 (the most recent trough for the series).
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. For more information see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — November 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0027. Data for the most recent month are preliminary.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings by industry, November 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120112.htm (visited March 30, 2015).
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