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Job openings rates, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009

September 10, 2009

Over the 12 months ending in July, the job openings rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased for total nonfarm, total private, government, and the majority of industries.

Job openings rate, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009
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The exceptions were the information industry and the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry, in which the rates were little changed. (The arts, entertainment, and recreation industry is part of the leisure and hospitality industry.)

All four regions of the Nation experienced a drop in the job openings rate over the 12 months ending in July.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for July are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: July 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release 09-1097.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rates, by industry, July 2008 and July 2009 at (visited July 24, 2024).

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