Errors in Federal government hires, total separations, and layoffs and discharges estimates, January 2011 to June 2018

BLS identified errors in the federal government hires, layoffs and discharges, and total separations estimates from January 2011 to June 2018 for the series listed in table 1 on this page. On June 12, 2018, BLS suppressed these data from the database. The estimates were corrected in the database on September 11, 2018.

Due to the JOLTS alignment methodology which preserves the ratio of job openings to hires, job openings estimates were affected by the corrections to the hires series. These data had not been suppressed previously. Further, total nonfarm data were recalculated and therefore subject to correction. Series impacted by the corrections which had not been suppressed previously are listed in table 2.

In addition to the database, these errors were also published in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover news releases and tables. These products will not be reissued. Users should go to the database for the corrected data. A list of affected products is in table 3.

Table 1. Series affected by the error in federal government
Series ID Series Name Period

JTS90000000HIL

Government, Hires Level, In thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS90000000HIR

Government, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS90000000LDL

Government, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS90000000LDR

Government, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS90000000TSL

Government, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS90000000TSR

Government, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000HIL

Federal Government, Hires Level, In thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000HIR

Federal Government, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000LDL

Federal Government, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000LDR

Federal Government, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000TSL

Federal Government, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTS91000000TSR

Federal Government, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000HIL

Government, Hires Level, In thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000HIR

Government, Hires Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000LDL

Government, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000LDR

Government, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000TSL

Government, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU90000000TSR

Government, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000HIL

Federal Government, Hires Level, In thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000HIR

Federal Government, Hires Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000LDL

Federal Government, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000LDR

Federal Government, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000TSL

Federal Government, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018

JTU91000000TSR

Federal Government, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to June 2018
Table 2. Series impacted by the corrections which had not been previously suppressed
Series ID Area Series Name Period

JTS00000000HIL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000HIR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000JOL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000JOR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000LDL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000LDR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000TSL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS00000000TSR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWHIL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWHIR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWJOL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWJOR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWLDL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWLDR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWTSL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000MWTSR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NEHIL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NEHIR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NEJOL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NEJOR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NELDL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NELDR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NETSL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000NETSR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOHIL

South Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOHIR

South Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOJOL

South Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOJOR

South Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOLDL

South Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOLDR

South Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOTSL

South Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000SOTSR

South Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WEHIL

West Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WEHIR

West Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WEJOL

West Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WEJOR

West Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WELDL

West Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WELDR

West Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WETSL

West Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS000000WETSR

West Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS90000000JOL

Total U.S. Government, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS90000000JOR

Total U.S. Government, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS91000000JOL

Total U.S. Federal Government, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTS91000000JOR

Total U.S. Federal Government, Job Openings Rate, Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000HIL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000HIR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000JOL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000JOR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000LDL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000LDR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000TSL

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU00000000TSR

Total U.S. Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWHIL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWHIR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWJOL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWJOR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWLDL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWLDR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWTSL

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000MWTSR

Midwest Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NEHIL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NEHIR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NEJOL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NEJOR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NELDL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NELDR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NETSL

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000NETSR

Northeast Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOHIL

South Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOHIR

South Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOJOL

South Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOJOR

South Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOLDL

South Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOLDR

South Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOTSL

South Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000SOTSR

South Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WEHIL

West Total Nonfarm, Hires Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WEHIR

West Total Nonfarm, Hires Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WEJOL

West Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WEJOR

West Total Nonfarm, Job Openings Rate, Not seasonally adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WELDL

West Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WELDR

West Total Nonfarm, Layoffs and Discharges Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WETSL

West Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU000000WETSR

West Total Nonfarm, Total Separations Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU90000000JOL

Total U.S. Government, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU90000000JOR

Total U.S. Government, Job Openings Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU91000000JOL

Total U.S. Federal Government, Job Openings Level, In Thousands, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018

JTU91000000JOR

Total U.S. Federal Government, Job Openings Rate, Not Seasonally Adjusted January 2011 to March 2018
Table 3. Products containing the federal government error
Product Title/Article Date

Job Openings and Labor Turnover News Release

Jan 2011–June 2018

Measuring employer and employee confidence in the economy: the quits-to-layoffs-and-discharges ratio

Mar 2018

Job openings, hires, and separations rise, but at a slower pace, in 2016

Aug 2017

Job openings, hires, and separations return to prerecession levels in 2015

Sep 2016

Which industries need workers? Exploring differences in labor market activity

Jan 2016

Comparison of U.S. and international labor turnover statistics

Jul 2015

Job openings reach a new high, hires and quits also increase

Jun 2015

Job openings continue to rise in 2013

May 2014

Job openings continue to grow in 2012, hires and separations less so

May 2013

Job openings and hires continue to show modest changes in 2011

Sep 2012

Last Modified Date: September 11, 2018