December 10, 2009
The job openings rate was unchanged in October at 1.9 percent. After falling steeply from mid-2007 through February 2009, the job openings rate has been steady at 1.8 percent or 1.9 percent since March 2009.
The number of job openings fell by 2.3 million from the most recent peak in June 2007 to April 2009, but has declined by only 7,000 since.
The job openings rate was essentially unchanged in every industry and region in October.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for October are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover—October 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-09-1499.