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EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Jun 2022  •  Volume 11 / Number 6
What is the unemployed people per job openings ratio? A 21-year case study into unemployment trends

What is the unemployed people per job openings ratio? A 21-year case study into unemployment trends

This Beyond the Numbers article will describe the unemployed people per job openings ratio and examine unemployment and job openings trends by looking at estimates at the national level from December 2000 to December 2021, and at the state and regional level from December 2017 to December 2021. National data allows users to see the relationship more clearly between labor supply and demand nationwide, while state and regional data allows for comparative analysis across state labor markets.

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