Job openings rate 2.6 percent in February
April 11, 2012
There were 3.5 million job openings on the last business day of February, little changed from January. The job openings rate, at 2.6 percent, was unchanged from January. The job openings rate has trended upward since the end of the recession in June 2009.
Although the number of job openings remained below the 4.3 million openings when the recession began in December 2007, the number of job openings has increased 46 percent since the end of the recession in June 2009.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — February 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0662. Data for the most recent month are preliminary.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate 2.6 percent in February on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120411.htm (visited May 25, 2016).
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