Job openings levels by industry, March 2012

May 09, 2012

There were 3.7 million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from February but up significantly from a year earlier.

Job openings levels by industry, March 2012
[Chart data]

The number of total nonfarm job openings has increased by 1.3 million since the end of the recession in June 2009.

The number of job openings in March increased over the year for total nonfarm, total private, and government. Job openings also increased over the year for manufacturing, retail trade, health care and social assistance, and state and local government.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — March 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0892.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings levels by industry, March 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120509.htm (visited July 24, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy.  Read more »