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REGIONAL ECONOMIES   •  Sep 2020  •  Volume 9 / Number 11

Job openings and labor turnover trends for Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019

Job openings and labor turnover trends for Metropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019

This Beyond the Numbers article features JOLTS MSA research estimates for the 18-largest MSAs. In this article, we explore trends in a number of measures—job openings, hires, separations (including quits and layoffs and discharges), labor churn, and unemployment—that allow us to compare labor markets in metropolitan areas.

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