Job openings in October 2013
December 13, 2013From October 2012 to October 2013, the number of job openings increased from 3.6 million to 3.9 million, with increases in several private sector industries and little change in government.
|Industry||October 2012||October 2013|
Leisure and hospitality
Education and health services
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Professional and business services
Over the 12 months ending in October, the number of hires changed little in the private sector but rose in state and local government. The number of quits over that same 12-month period increased in the private sector and changed little in government. The level of layoffs and discharges declined over the year in the private sector and changed little in government.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. For additional information, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — October 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑2348. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: October 2013 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in October 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131213.htm (visited October 30, 2014).
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