EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Aug 2018  •  Volume 7 / Number 13

Exploring labor market trends through JOLTS firm-size data

Exploring labor market trends through JOLTS firm-size data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program provides data about job openings, hires, and separations in the United States. Studying these numbers yields insights into where the business cycle and labor market might be headed. This article identifies key trends at the total private-sector level and then uses new experimental estimates grouped by firm size to examine the trends more closely and gain additional insights.

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