Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job openings rate in October 2009

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.

Job openings rate, seasonally adjusted, October 2006 - October 2009
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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.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate in October 2009 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091210.htm (visited December 09, 2021).

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