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State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary


For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Tuesday, June 18, 2024	USDL-24-1173
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			STATE JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER  APRIL 2024

Job openings rates decreased in 12 states and increased in 3 states on the last business day of April, the 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires rates increased in 4 states and decreased in 2 states. 
Total separations rates increased in 3 states and decreased in 2 states. Nationally, the job openings, hires, 
and total separations rates showed little or no change in April. 

This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, total separations, quits, and 
layoffs and discharges for the total nonfarm sector and for all states and the District of Columbia. 

Job Openings

In April, job openings rates decreased in 12 states, increased in 3 states, and were little changed in 35 
states and the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in job openings rates occurred in Illinois, 
Kansas, and Vermont (-0.9 percentage point each). The increases occurred in Arizona and Virginia  
(+1.0 point each) and in Idaho (+0.8 point). Over the month, the national job openings rate was little 
changed. (See table 1.)

The number of job openings decreased in 13 states, increased in 4 states, and was little changed in 33 
states and the District of Columbia in April. The largest decreases in the job openings level occurred in 
California (-81,000), New York (-71,000), and Illinois (-65,000). The largest increases occurred in 
Virginia (+46,000), Arizona (+36,000), and Tennessee (+18,000). Nationally, the number of job 
openings changed little. (See table 1.)

Hires

In April, hires rates increased in 4 states, decreased in 2 states, and were little changed in 44 states and 
the District of Columbia. The largest increases in the hires rate occurred in Idaho (+1.0 percentage point) 
and in Louisiana and Oklahoma (+0.7 point each). The decreases occurred in New Jersey (-0.8 point) 
and Massachusetts (-0.6 point). The national hires rate was unchanged over the month. (See table 2.)

The number of hires increased in 5 states, decreased in 2 states, and was little changed in 43 states and 
the District of Columbia in April. The largest increases in the hires level occurred in North Carolina 
(+30,000), Louisiana (+15,000), and Oklahoma (+13,000). The decreases occurred in New Jersey 
(-36,000) and Massachusetts (-23,000). Nationally, the number of hires changed little over the month. 
(See table 2.)

Total Separations

In April, total separations rates increased in 3 states, decreased in 2 states, and were little changed in 
45 states and the District of Columbia. The increases in total separations rates occurred in Colorado 
(+1.6 percentage points), Arizona (+1.0 point), and Louisiana (+0.9 point). The decreases occurred in 
Massachusetts (-0.6 point) and New York (-0.4 point). Over the month, the national total separations 
rate was unchanged. (See table 3.)

The number of total separations increased in 4 states, decreased in 2 states, and was little changed in 
44 states and the District of Columbia in April. The largest increases in the total separations level 
occurred in Colorado (+48,000), Arizona (+32,000), and Louisiana (+18,000). The decreases occurred in 
Massachusetts (-19,000) and Idaho (-6,000). Nationally, the number of total separations changed little 
over the month. (See table 3.)
 
Quits

In April, quits rates increased in 7 states, decreased in 1 state, and were little changed in 42 states and 
the District of Columbia. The largest increases in quits rates occurred in Colorado (+1.3 percentage 
points) and in Louisiana and South Dakota (+0.7 point each). The decrease occurred in Massachusetts   
(-0.4 point). Over the month, the national quits rate was unchanged. (See table 4.)

The number of quits increased in 7 states, decreased in 1 state, and was little changed in 42 states and 
the District of Columbia in April. The largest increases in the quits level occurred in Colorado 
(+38,000), Ohio (+22,000), and Arizona (+18,000). The decrease occurred in Massachusetts (-14,000). 
Nationally, the number of quits was little changed. (See table 4.)

Layoffs and Discharges 

In April, layoffs and discharges rates decreased in 6 states, increased in 2 states, and were little 
changed in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The largest decreases occurred in North Dakota
(-0.7 percentage point) and Indiana (-0.6 point) as well as in Michigan and Oklahoma (-0.5 point each).            
The increases occurred in Connecticut (+0.6 point) and California (+0.2 point). Over the month, the 
national layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged. (See table 5.)

The number of layoffs and discharges decreased in 12 states, increased in 3 states, and was little 
changed in 35 states and the District of Columbia in April. The largest decreases in the layoffs and 
discharges level occurred in Florida (-27,000) and in Michigan and New York (-24,000 each). The 
increases occurred in California (+39,000), Connecticut (+10,000), and Maine (+3,000). Nationally,    
the number of layoffs and discharges was little changed. (See table 5.)

For more information, please see the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) interactive 
charts at www.bls.gov/charts/state-job-openings-and-labor-turnover/state-job-openings-rates.htm#.  
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State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimates for May 2024 are scheduled to be 
released on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
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|			    Upcoming Revisions to the JOLTS State Estimates				|							
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|Effective with the release of May 2024 data on July 24, 2024, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover 	|
|Survey (JOLTS) state estimates will be benchmarked and revised to include the annual benchmark 	|
|revisions to JOLTS national estimates, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) employment 		|
|estimates, and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data. Seasonally adjusted 		|
|and not seasonally adjusted data from January 2019 forward are subject to revision. In addition, 2023 	|
|annual estimates for states will be released at this time.						|
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Last Modified Date: June 18, 2024