Job openings and job openings rate in July 2010
September 17, 2010
There were 3.0 million job openings on the last business day of July 2010. The job openings rate increased over the month from 2.1 percent to 2.3 percent; it was 1.8 percent in July 2009.
The number of job openings in July was little changed from June. Although the month-to-month change is small, the number of job openings has risen by 704,000 (30 percent) since the most recent series trough of 2.3 million in July 2009.
Even with the gains since July 2009, the number of job openings remained below the 4.4 million open jobs when the recession began in December 2007 (as designated by the National Bureau of Economic Research).
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for July 2010 are preliminary and subject to revision. For more information, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — July 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1242.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings and job openings rate in July 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100917.htm (visited September 22, 2019).
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