February 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: The Recession of 20072009

Chart Data

Job Openings and Employment

 

Job openings and employment, January 2001–October 2011
Month Job openings Total nonfarm employment

Jan 2001

5,082,000 132,466,000

Feb 2001

4,885,000 132,529,000

Mar 2001

4,992,000 132,501,000

Apr 2001

4,803,000 132,219,000

May 2001

4,560,000 132,175,000

Jun 2001

4,491,000 132,047,000

Jul 2001

4,392,000 131,922,000

Aug 2001

4,293,000 131,767,000

Sep 2001

4,165,000 131,524,000

Oct 2001

3,726,000 131,193,000

Nov 2001

3,670,000 130,898,000

Dec 2001

3,621,000 130,720,000

Jan 2002

3,702,000 130,591,000

Feb 2002

3,505,000 130,445,000

Mar 2002

3,687,000 130,421,000

Apr 2002

3,485,000 130,337,000

May 2002

3,614,000 130,328,000

Jun 2002

3,429,000 130,375,000

Jul 2002

3,466,000 130,275,000

Aug 2002

3,506,000 130,264,000

Sep 2002

3,371,000 130,209,000

Oct 2002

3,698,000 130,330,000

Nov 2002

3,646,000 130,338,000

Dec 2002

3,127,000 130,175,000

Jan 2003

3,622,000 130,270,000

Feb 2003

3,444,000 130,111,000

Mar 2003

3,180,000 129,898,000

Apr 2003

3,260,000 129,849,000

May 2003

3,190,000 129,840,000

Jun 2003

3,339,000 129,840,000

Jul 2003

3,249,000 129,865,000

Aug 2003

3,223,000 129,820,000

Sep 2003

3,140,000 129,929,000

Oct 2003

3,305,000 130,126,000

Nov 2003

3,338,000 130,140,000

Dec 2003

3,293,000 130,259,000

Jan 2004

3,524,000 130,421,000

Feb 2004

3,502,000 130,465,000

Mar 2004

3,514,000 130,802,000

Apr 2004

3,574,000 131,051,000

May 2004

3,728,000 131,361,000

Jun 2004

3,500,000 131,442,000

Jul 2004

3,894,000 131,488,000

Aug 2004

3,734,000 131,610,000

Sep 2004

3,817,000 131,771,000

Oct 2004

3,961,000 132,119,000

Nov 2004

3,464,000 132,182,000

Dec 2004

3,916,000 132,316,000

Jan 2005

3,895,000 132,453,000

Feb 2005

3,864,000 132,693,000

Mar 2005

3,943,000 132,834,000

Apr 2005

4,191,000 133,194,000

May 2005

3,912,000 133,364,000

Jun 2005

4,161,000 133,607,000

Jul 2005

4,175,000 133,981,000

Aug 2005

4,112,000 134,174,000

Sep 2005

4,290,000 134,240,000

Oct 2005

4,276,000 134,320,000

Nov 2005

4,465,000 134,654,000

Dec 2005

4,433,000 134,814,000

Jan 2006

4,308,000 135,097,000

Feb 2006

4,372,000 135,413,000

Mar 2006

4,613,000 135,696,000

Apr 2006

4,662,000 135,877,000

May 2006

4,589,000 135,891,000

Jun 2006

4,409,000 135,967,000

Jul 2006

4,197,000 136,176,000

Aug 2006

4,529,000 136,359,000

Sep 2006

4,613,000 136,516,000

Oct 2006

4,665,000 136,507,000

Nov 2006

4,655,000 136,711,000

Dec 2006

4,653,000 136,882,000

Jan 2007

4,658,000 137,118,000

Feb 2007

4,488,000 137,211,000

Mar 2007

4,755,000 137,401,000

Apr 2007

4,674,000 137,473,000

May 2007

4,539,000 137,612,000

Jun 2007

4,740,000 137,687,000

Jul 2007

4,537,000 137,647,000

Aug 2007

4,563,000 137,629,000

Sep 2007

4,514,000 137,702,000

Oct 2007

4,429,000 137,781,000

Nov 2007

4,484,000 137,893,000

Dec 2007

4,354,000 137,982,000

Jan 2008

4,392,000 138,023,000

Feb 2008

4,080,000 137,939,000

Mar 2008

4,064,000 137,844,000

Apr 2008

3,673,000 137,636,000

May 2008

3,931,000 137,446,000

Jun 2008

3,681,000 137,248,000

Jul 2008

3,556,000 137,038,000

Aug 2008

3,516,000 136,764,000

Sep 2008

3,161,000 136,332,000

Oct 2008

3,039,000 135,843,000

Nov 2008

3,034,000 135,040,000

Dec 2008

2,938,000 134,379,000

Jan 2009

2,566,000 133,561,000

Feb 2009

2,771,000 132,837,000

Mar 2009

2,529,000 132,038,000

Apr 2009

2,237,000 131,346,000

May 2009

2,366,000 130,985,000

Jun 2009

2,423,000 130,503,000

Jul 2009

2,112,000 130,164,000

Aug 2009

2,202,000 129,933,000

Sep 2009

2,464,000 129,734,000

Oct 2009

2,307,000 129,532,000

Nov 2009

2,262,000 129,490,000

Dec 2009

2,376,000 129,319,000

Jan 2010

2,411,000 129,279,000

Feb 2010

2,523,000 129,244,000

Mar 2010

2,697,000 129,433,000

Apr 2010

3,043,000 129,672,000

May 2010

2,790,000 130,188,000

Jun 2010

2,685,000 130,021,000

Jul 2010

2,848,000 129,963,000

Aug 2010

2,862,000 129,912,000

Sep 2010

2,756,000 129,885,000

Oct 2010

2,905,000 130,105,000

Nov 2010

2,966,000 130,226,000

Dec 2010

2,921,000 130,346,000

Jan 2011

2,741,000 130,456,000

Feb 2011

3,025,000 130,676,000

Mar 2011

3,123,000 130,922,000

Apr 2011

2,953,000 131,173,000

May 2011

3,034,000 131,227,000

Jun 2011

3,169,000 131,311,000

Jul 2011

3,213,000 131,407,000

Aug 2011

3,129,000 131,492,000

Sep 2011

3,377,000 131,694,000

Oct 2011

3,224,000 131,806,000

Source: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and Current Employment Statistics | Chart

 

 

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