March job openings and quits reach series highs; total separations edge up
Job openings, at 11.5 million, was at a series high on the last business day of March. Quits edged up to a series high of 4.5 million, while hires changed little at 6.7 million.
March job openings rates up in 8 states, down in 3; quits rates up in 8, down in 3
Job openings rates increased in 8 states and decreased in 3. Hires rates increased in 5 states and
decreased in 4. Total separations rates increased in 6 states and decreased in 2; quits rates increased in
8 and decreased in 3; and layoffs and discharges rates decreased in 3 and increased in 2.