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State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, September 16, 2022	USDL-22-1839
Technical information:	(202) 691-5870    JoltsInfo@bls.gov    www.bls.gov/jlt
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                           STATE JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER  JULY 2022

Job openings rates decreased in 5 states and increased in 4 states on the last business day of July, the 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires rates decreased in 4 states and increased in 1 state. 
Total separations rates decreased in 6 states and increased in 2 states. Nationally, the job openings, hires, 
and total separations rates showed little or no change.  

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 July, job openings rates decreased in 5 states, increased in 4 states, and were little changed in 41 
states and the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in job openings rates occurred in Pennsylvania 
(-1.2 percentage points), Arkansas (-1.0 point), and Vermont (-0.9 point). The largest increases in job 
openings rates occurred in Tennessee (+1.4 percentage points), California (+0.7 point), and Washington 
(+0.6 point). Over the month, the national job openings rate was little changed. (See table A.)

The number of job openings increased in 6 states, decreased in 5 states, and was little changed in 39 
states and the District of Columbia in July. The largest increases in the job openings level occurred in 
California (+152,000), Florida (+55,000), and Tennessee (+51,000). The largest decreases in the job 
openings level occurred in Pennsylvania (-83,000), Massachusetts (-18,000), and Arkansas (-14,000). 
Nationally, the number of job openings was little changed over the month. (See table A.)

Hires

In July, hires rates decreased in 4 states, increased in 1 state, and were little changed in 45 states and 
the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in hires rates occurred in Wyoming (-1.1 percentage 
points), Alaska (-1.0 point), and Florida (-0.6 point). The increase occurred in Virginia (+0.5 percentage 
point). The national hires rate was unchanged over the month. (See table B.)

The number of hires decreased in 4 states, increased in 1 state, and was little changed in 45 states and 
the District of Columbia in July. The decreases in the hires level occurred in Florida (-54,000) and Ohio 
(-28,000) as well as Alaska and Wyoming (-3,000 each). The increase occurred in Virginia (+24,000). 
Nationally, the number of hires was little changed over the month. (See table B.)


Total Separations

In July, total separations rates decreased in 6 states, increased in 2 states, and were little changed in 42 
states and the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in total separations rates occurred in Georgia 
(-0.9 percentage point) and in Massachusetts and Oklahoma (-0.7 point each). Increases occurred in 
Pennsylvania (+0.7 percentage point) and Minnesota (+0.6 point). The national total separations rate 
was little changed over the month. (See table C.)

In July, the number of total separations decreased in 6 states, increased in 2 states, and was little 
changed in 42 states and the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in the total separations level 
occurred in Georgia (-41,000), Massachusetts (-26,000), and Illinois (-23,000). The increases in the total 
separations level occurred in Pennsylvania (+47,000) and Minnesota (+17,000). Nationally, the number 
of total separations was little changed in July. (See table C.)
 
Quits

In July, quits rates decreased in 6 states, increased in 5 states, and were little changed in 39 states and 
the District of Columbia. The largest decreases in quits rates occurred in Oklahoma (-0.9 percentage 
point), Georgia (-0.8 point), and Delaware (-0.7 point). The increases in quits rates occurred in Alaska 
and Vermont (+0.6 percentage point each), as well as Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania 
(+0.5 point each). Over the month, the national quits rate was little changed. (See table D.)

The number of quits decreased in 7 states, increased in 6 states, and was little changed in 37 states and 
the District of Columbia in July. The largest decreases in the quits level occurred in Georgia  
(-39,000), North Carolina (-21,000), and Oklahoma (-16,000). The largest increases in the quits level 
occurred in Pennsylvania (+27,000), Massachusetts (+17,000), and Colorado (+12,000). Nationally, the 
number of quits was little changed over the month. (See table D.)
 
Layoffs and Discharges

In July, layoffs and discharges rates increased in 6 states, decreased in 4 states, and were little changed 
in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The largest increases in layoffs and discharges rates occurred 
in Mississippi (+0.6 percentage point), Minnesota (+0.5 point), and Ohio (+0.4 point). The largest 
decreases in layoffs and discharges rates occurred in Massachusetts (-1.2 percentage points), Missouri  
(-1.0 point), and New York (-0.3 point). The national layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged. 
(See table E.)

The number of layoffs and discharges decreased in 4 states, increased in 4 states, and was little 
changed in 42 states and the District of Columbia in July. The largest decreases in the layoffs and 
discharges level occurred in Massachusetts (-43,000), California (-28,000), and Missouri (-26,000). The 
largest increases in the layoffs and discharges level occurred in Ohio (+19,000), as well as Minnesota 
and New Jersey (+14,000 each). Nationally, the number of layoffs and discharges was little changed 
over the month. (See table E.)

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#.  
	
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey State estimates for August 2022 are scheduled to 
be released on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


Table A: States with significant changes in job openings from Jun 2022 to Jul 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                       |     Levels (in thousands)        |                  Rates                          
                       |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
         State         |  Jun   |   Jul  | Over-the-month |   Jun  |   Jul  | Over-the-month
                       |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)   |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)  
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Total U.S..............|11,040  |11,239  |      199       |   6.8  |   6.9  |      0.1        
Arkansas...............|   100  |    86  |      -14       |   7.1  |   6.1  |     -1.0
California.............|  1192  |  1344  |      152       |   6.4  |   7.1  |      0.7
Florida................|   623  |   678  |       55       |   6.2  |   6.7  |      0.5
Hawaii.................|    44  |    49  |        5       |   6.8  |   7.4  |      0.6*
Kansas.................|   101  |    91  |      -10       |   6.7  |   6.1  |     -0.6
Massachusetts..........|   317  |   299  |      -18       |   8.0  |   7.5  |     -0.5
Michigan...............|   301  |   324  |       23       |   6.5  |   6.9  |      0.4*
Pennsylvania...........|   437  |   354  |      -83       |   6.8  |   5.6  |     -1.2
Tennessee..............|   240  |   291  |       51       |   6.9  |   8.3  |      1.4
Vermont................|    26  |    23  |       -3       |   8.0  |   7.1  |     -0.9
Washington.............|   187  |   213  |       26       |   5.1  |   5.7  |      0.6
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   (p) = preliminary.
   * Not significant.

   
Table B: States with significant changes in hires from Jun 2022 to Jul 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                       |     Levels (in thousands)        |                  Rates                          
                       |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
         State         |  Jun   |   Jul  | Over-the-month |   Jun  |   Jul  | Over-the-month
                       |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)   |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total U.S..............| 6,456  | 6,382  |      -74       |   4.2  |   4.2  |      0.0        
Alaska.................|    20  |    17  |       -3       |   6.4  |   5.4  |     -1.0
Florida................|   465  |   411  |      -54       |   5.0  |   4.4  |     -0.6
Ohio...................|   260  |   232  |      -28       |   4.7  |   4.2  |     -0.5
Virginia...............|   169  |   193  |       24       |   4.2  |   4.7  |      0.5
Wyoming................|    17  |    14  |       -3       |   6.0  |   4.9  |     -1.1
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   (p) = preliminary.
   * Not significant.


Table C: States with significant changes in total separations from Jun 2022 to Jul 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                       |     Levels (in thousands)        |                  Rates                          
                       |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
         State         |  Jun   |   Jul  | Over-the-month |   Jun  |   Jul  | Over-the-month
                       |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)   |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total U.S..............| 6,009  | 5,929  |      -80       |   4.0  |   3.9  |     -0.1        
Arkansas...............|    62  |    54  |       -8       |   4.7  |   4.1  |     -0.6
Georgia................|   316  |   275  |      -41       |   6.6  |   5.7  |     -0.9
Illinois...............|   229  |   206  |      -23       |   3.8  |   3.4  |     -0.4*
Massachusetts..........|   154  |   128  |      -26       |   4.2  |   3.5  |     -0.7
Minnesota..............|    96  |   113  |       17       |   3.3  |   3.9  |      0.6
Missouri...............|   137  |   122  |      -15       |   4.7  |   4.2  |     -0.5
New York...............|   251  |   232  |      -19*      |   2.7  |   2.4  |     -0.3
Oklahoma...............|    93  |    81  |      -12       |   5.5  |   4.8  |     -0.7
Pennsylvania...........|   159  |   206  |       47       |   2.7  |   3.4  |      0.7
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   (p) = preliminary.
   * Not significant.
   

Table D: States with significant changes in quits from Jun 2022 to Jul 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                       |     Levels (in thousands)        |                  Rates                          
                       |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
         State         |  Jun   |   Jul  | Over-the-month |   Jun  |   Jul  | Over-the-month
                       |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)   |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)  
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Total U.S..............| 4,253  | 4,179  |      -74       |   2.8  |   2.7  |     -0.1        
Alaska.................|    12  |    14  |        2       |   3.9  |   4.5  |      0.6
Arkansas...............|    46  |    40  |       -6       |   3.5  |   3.0  |     -0.5
Colorado...............|    76  |    88  |       12       |   2.7  |   3.1  |      0.4*
Delaware...............|    18  |    15  |       -3       |   3.9  |   3.2  |     -0.7
Georgia................|   245  |   206  |      -39       |   5.1  |   4.3  |     -0.8
Illinois...............|   155  |   140  |      -15       |   2.6  |   2.3  |     -0.3
Kentucky...............|    80  |    72  |       -8       |   4.1  |   3.7  |     -0.4*
Massachusetts..........|    78  |    95  |       17       |   2.1  |   2.6  |      0.5
Missouri...............|    86  |    97  |       11       |   3.0  |   3.3  |      0.3*
New Hampshire..........|    18  |    21  |        3*      |   2.6  |   3.1  |      0.5
North Carolina.........|   178  |   157  |      -21       |   3.7  |   3.3  |     -0.4
Oklahoma...............|    73  |    57  |      -16       |   4.3  |   3.4  |     -0.9
Pennsylvania...........|   109  |   136  |       27       |   1.8  |   2.3  |      0.5
Vermont................|     9  |    11  |        2       |   3.0  |   3.6  |      0.6
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   (p) = preliminary.
   * Not significant.


Table E: States with significant changes in layoffs and discharges from Jun 2022 to Jul 2022, seasonally adjusted
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       |     Levels (in thousands)        |                  Rates                          
                       |----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
         State         |  Jun   |   Jul  | Over-the-month |   Jun  |   Jul  | Over-the-month
                       |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)   |  2022  | 2022(p)|    change(p)  
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Total U.S..............| 1,400  | 1,398  |       -2       |   0.9  |   0.9  |      0.0        
California.............|   152  |   124  |      -28       |   0.9  |   0.7  |     -0.2
Maryland...............|    15  |    24  |        9*      |   0.6  |   0.9  |      0.3
Massachusetts..........|    70  |    27  |      -43       |   1.9  |   0.7  |     -1.2
Minnesota..............|    21  |    35  |       14       |   0.7  |   1.2  |      0.5
Mississippi............|    12  |    18  |        6       |   1.0  |   1.6  |      0.6
Missouri...............|    45  |    19  |      -26       |   1.6  |   0.6  |     -1.0
New Jersey.............|    37  |    51  |       14       |   0.9  |   1.2  |      0.3
New York...............|    71  |    47  |      -24       |   0.8  |   0.5  |     -0.3
Ohio...................|    67  |    86  |       19       |   1.2  |   1.6  |      0.4
Pennsylvania...........|    44  |    58  |       14*      |   0.7  |   1.0  |      0.3
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   (p) = preliminary.
   * Not significant.



 



 

 


 




 









     


    
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