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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program produces data on job openings, hires, and separations.

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Latest Job Openings Level: 9,026,000(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

Latest Job Openings Rate: 5.4%(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

Latest Hires Rate: 3.6%(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

Latest Total Separations Rate: 3.4%(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

Latest Quits Rate: 2.2%(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

Latest Layoffs/Discharges Rate: 1.0%(p) in Dec 2023 Historical Data

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News Releases

Number of job openings, hires, and total separations change little in December

01/30/2024

The number of job openings changed little at 9.0 million on the last business day of December. The number of hires and total separations also changed little, at 5.6 million and 5.4 million, respectively.
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December job openings rates down in 4 states, up in 3; quits rates down in 9, up in 1

02/14/2024

December job openings rates fell in 4 states and rose in 3. Hires rates rose in 2 states and fell in 1. Total separations rates fell in 5 states and rose in 2; quits rates fell in 9 states and rose in 1, and layoffs and discharges rates rose in 3 states.
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Next Release

Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for January 2024 are scheduled to be released March 6, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
State Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for January 2024 are scheduled to be released March 19, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Publications

The Economics Daily

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0.3 unemployed person per job opening in Maryland, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Vermont in July

In July 2023, there were a total of 5,841,000 unemployed people and 8,827,000 job openings in the United States, yielding a ratio of 0.7 unemployed person per job opening. The national job openings rate was 5.3 percent. Among the states, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Vermont each had 0.3 unemployed person per job opening. Job opening rates in these four states ranged from 5.5 percent in Vermont to 6.6 percent in New Hampshire. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Job openings reach record highs in 2022 as the labor market recovery continues

This article discusses national trends for job openings, hires, and separations throughout 2022, and compares rates between industries, size classes, and states. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Texas: job openings and labor turnover state spotlight

This Beyond the Numbers article will examine these labor market trends in Texas. Using JOLTS total nonfarm state estimates from December 2005 to December 2021, we compare Texas to states with similarly sized economies—California, Florida, and New York—as well as to the United States during the two most recent recessions. read more »