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Data Presentation


  1. Are estimates available by industry?

    Yes, estimates are available by industry based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

    Unadjusted counts and rates for job openings, hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations are published for the following supersectors and select sectors: mining and logging; construction; manufacturing; durable goods manufacturing; nondurable goods manufacturing; trade, transportation, and utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation, warehousing, and utilities; information; financial activities; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and business services; education and health services; educational services; health care and social assistance; leisure and hospitality; arts, entertainment, and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services; government; federal government; state and local government; state and local government education; and state and local government, excluding education.

    Seasonally adjusted data are available for all series. For some series, no regular seasonal movements could be identified; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.

  2. Are estimates available by region?

    Yes, unadjusted and seasonally adjusted estimates are published by four geographic regions for job openings, hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. States (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the various regions are:

    Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont;

    South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia;

    Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;

    West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Note: The sample size is not large enough to support estimates for individual States or metropolitan areas.

  3. Are estimates available by occupation?

    No, JOLTS does not collect information by occupation. Occupational information is collected as part of the Current Population Survey and the Occupational Employment Statistics program.

  4. Are estimates available by size class?

    JOLTS has two experimental series of size class estimates, one based on firm size and one based on establishment size. Both series cover the total private sector and start with December 2000. The firm-based size class estimates were published for the first time in September 2017 and will be updated after receiving feedback from data users. The data and methodology can be obtained from the firm size class page. The establishment-based size class estimates have been produced since 2010 and are updated periodically, as resources permit. The methodology for these data can be obtained from the establishment size class page. To obtain the establishment size class data, please contact JOLTS by e-mail or call the information line at (202) 691-5870.

  5. Can I get a list of companies in the sample?

    No, data are collected under a pledge of confidentiality. BLS cannot disclose the names of survey participants.


Last Modified Date: April 13, 2018