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February 2011

Conference Report: JOLTS Symposium

Richard L. Clayton, James R. Spletzer, John C. Wohlford

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program has reached the milestone of publishing 10 years of monthly data, and the JOLTS data are increasingly used by the academic and policy communities. In light of these two achievements, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored a JOLTS Symposium on December 10, 2010. The purpose of the Symposium was to bring together leading academic and policy users of JOLTS. Five research papers using JOLTS data were presented, and the Symposium concluded with a roundtable discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for the future of the JOLTS program. This conference report summarizes the JOLTS Symposium.

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