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, total separations, and layoffs and discharges 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. BLS plans to reissue the data. This page will provide an update on when the data will be corrected.

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 2.

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. 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: August 7, 2018