Job openings, hires, and separations little changed in June 2013

August 07, 2013

There were 3.9 million job openings on the last business day of June, little changed from May. The job openings rate (2.8 percent) was unchanged and the hires rate (3.1 percent) and separations rate (3.0 percent) were little changed in June.

Job openings rate, seasonally adjusted, June 2010–June 2013
MonthJob openings rate

Jun 2010

2.0

Jul 2010

2.2

Aug 2010

2.2

Sep 2010

2.1

Oct 2010

2.3

Nov 2010

2.3

Dec 2010

2.2

Jan 2011

2.2

Feb 2011

2.3

Mar 2011

2.3

Apr 2011

2.3

May 2011

2.2

Jun 2011

2.4

Jul 2011

2.4

Aug 2011

2.4

Sep 2011

2.6

Oct 2011

2.4

Nov 2011

2.3

Dec 2011

2.5

Jan 2012

2.5

Feb 2012

2.6

Mar 2012

2.8

Apr 2012

2.6

May 2012

2.7

Jun 2012

2.8

Jul 2012

2.5

Aug 2012

2.6

Sep 2012

2.6

Oct 2012

2.6

Nov 2012

2.7

Dec 2012

2.6

Jan 2013

2.6

Feb 2013

2.8

Mar 2013

2.8

Apr 2013

2.7

May 2013

2.8

Jun 2013

2.8 (p)

(p) = preliminary
 

The number of job openings in June (not seasonally adjusted) was little changed over the year for total nonfarm, total private, and government. Although the number of total job openings was little changed over the year, several industries experienced increases and several industries experienced decreases.

Over the 12 months ending in June, the number of hires (not seasonally adjusted) was little changed for total nonfarm, total private, and government.

Hires and separations rates, seasonally adjusted, June 2010–June 2013
MonthHires rateSeparations rate

Jun 2010

3.13.2

Jul 2010

3.13.2

Aug 2010

3.03.1

Sep 2010

3.03.0

Oct 2010

3.12.9

Nov 2010

3.13.0

Dec 2010

3.23.1

Jan 2011

3.03.0

Feb 2011

3.12.9

Mar 2011

3.23.0

Apr 2011

3.12.9

May 2011

3.13.0

Jun 2011

3.23.0

Jul 2011

3.13.0

Aug 2011

3.23.1

Sep 2011

3.33.1

Oct 2011

3.13.0

Nov 2011

3.23.1

Dec 2011

3.13.0

Jan 2012

3.22.9

Feb 2012

3.43.2

Mar 2012

3.33.1

Apr 2012

3.23.1

May 2012

3.43.3

Jun 2012

3.33.2

Jul 2012

3.13.0

Aug 2012

3.33.2

Sep 2012

3.13.0

Oct 2012

3.23.0

Nov 2012

3.33.1

Dec 2012

3.13.0

Jan 2013

3.23.1

Feb 2013

3.33.1

Mar 2013

3.13.0

Apr 2013

3.23.2

May 2013

3.33.2

Jun 2013

3.1 (p)3.0 (p)

(p) = preliminary
 

Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. In June, the quits rate was unchanged at 1.6 percent and the number of quits (not seasonally adjusted) was little changed over the 12 months ending in June for total nonfarm. The layoffs and discharges rate decreased in June to 1.1 percent.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-1571. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: June 2013 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings, hires, and separations little changed in June 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130807.htm (visited September 15, 2014).

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