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Table 7. Job openings, hires, and separations levels and rates by establishment size class, seasonally adjusted

Table 7. Job openings, hires, and separations levels and rates by establishment size class, seasonally adjusted
Establishment size class Levels (in thousands) Rates
Feb.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024(p)
Change from:
Jan. 2024 -
Feb. 2024(p)
Feb.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023
Jan.
2024
Feb.
2024(p)
Change from:
Jan. 2024 -
Feb. 2024(p)

JOB OPENINGS

Total private

8,831 7,932 7,884 7,903 7,855 -48 6.2 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 -0.1

1 to 9 employees

1,573 1,734 1,885 1,898 1,863 -35 6.9 7.5 7.7 8.1 8.1 0.0

10 to 49 employees

2,891 2,352 2,070 2,173 2,021 -152 6.0 5.3 4.8 5.0 4.7 -0.3

50 to 249 employees

2,417 1,935 2,068 2,015 2,131 116 6.1 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.3 0.3

250 to 999 employees

1,037 1,083 1,018 1,024 1,024 0 5.8 5.4 5.1 4.8 4.9 0.1

1,000 to 4,999 employees

621 589 577 545 546 1 6.9 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.8 0.0

5,000 or more employees

292 240 266 248 269 21 6.4 4.9 5.6 5.0 5.0 0.0

HIRES

Total private

5,666 5,205 5,384 5,309 5,438 129 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 0.1

1 to 9 employees

842 947 981 821 800 -21 4.0 4.4 4.3 3.8 3.8 0.0

10 to 49 employees

1,937 1,516 1,600 1,672 1,838 166 4.3 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.5 0.4

50 to 249 employees

1,754 1,531 1,681 1,660 1,651 -9 4.8 4.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 -0.1

250 to 999 employees

745 803 735 750 734 -16 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.7 0.0

1,000 to 4,999 employees

313 329 306 324 332 8 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.7 0.0

5,000 or more employees

74 79 82 82 84 2 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 -0.1

TOTAL SEPARATIONS

Total private

5,501 5,075 5,060 5,124 5,230 106 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 0.1

1 to 9 employees

726 725 745 789 758 -31 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.6 -0.1

10 to 49 employees

1,978 1,595 1,622 1,672 1,732 60 4.4 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.2 0.1

50 to 249 employees

1,670 1,584 1,596 1,580 1,695 115 4.5 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.4 0.2

250 to 999 employees

722 787 728 754 690 -64 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.5 -0.2

1,000 to 4,999 employees

336 317 308 263 284 21 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.0 3.2 0.2

5,000 or more employees

69 67 60 66 70 4 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 0.0

QUITS

Total private

3,770 3,319 3,237 3,251 3,289 38 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 0.0

1 to 9 employees

496 453 483 508 494 -14 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.3 -0.1

10 to 49 employees

1,384 1,118 1,076 1,114 1,142 28 3.1 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8 0.1

50 to 249 employees

1,179 1,049 1,051 991 1,036 45 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7 0.1

250 to 999 employees

468 477 424 440 420 -20 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.1 -0.1

1,000 to 4,999 employees

201 179 164 157 156 -1 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 -0.1

5,000 or more employees

43 44 40 41 41 0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 -0.1

LAYOFFS AND DISCHARGES

Total private

1,486 1,462 1,508 1,527 1,640 113 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.1

1 to 9 employees

159 240 179 226 217 -9 0.8 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.0 -0.1

10 to 49 employees

525 348 445 397 464 67 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.1

50 to 249 employees

442 466 480 523 600 77 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 0.2

250 to 999 employees

235 271 268 279 233 -46 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2 -0.2

1,000 to 4,999 employees

108 121 123 85 108 23 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.2 0.2

5,000 or more employees

17 16 14 17 17 0 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.1

OTHER SEPARATIONS

Total private

244 294 315 346 301 -45 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.1

1 to 9 employees

71 31 83 55 47 -8 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.1

10 to 49 employees

69 129 101 160 126 -34 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 -0.1

50 to 249 employees

48 70 65 67 59 -8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

250 to 999 employees

19 39 37 35 37 2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

1,000 to 4,999 employees

28 17 22 21 20 -1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

5,000 or more employees

9 8 7 9 12 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Establishment size class data are produced for the total private sector only.
NOTE: The job openings level is the number of job openings on the last business day of the month. The levels for hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations are the number of each during the entire month. The job openings rate is the number of job openings on the last business day of the month as a percent of employment plus job openings. The rates for hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations are the number of each during the entire month as percent of employment.
NOTE: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: April 02, 2024