Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012

October 11, 2012

There were 3.6 million job openings on the last business day of August, essentially unchanged from July. The number of hires in August was 4.4 million, up from 3.7 million at the end of the recession in June 2009. The number of total separations—a figure that includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations—was 4.4 million.
Job openings levels by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012

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Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012(1)
IndustryJob openingsHiresTotal separations

Total

3,561,0004,390,0004,354,000

Total private

3,192,0004,087,0004,042,000

Construction

82,000308,000312,000

Manufacturing

255,000233,000248,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605,000888,000876,000

Professional and business services

708,000934,000935,000

Education and health services

657,000505,000480,000

Leisure and hospitality

414,000731,000721,000

Other private industry (2)

471,000488,000470,000

Government

369,000302,000312,000

Footnotes:
(1) Preliminary.
(2) Other private industry includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
 

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012.

Hires by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012

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Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012(1)
IndustryJob openingsHiresTotal separations

Total

3,561,0004,390,0004,354,000

Total private

3,192,0004,087,0004,042,000

Construction

82,000308,000312,000

Manufacturing

255,000233,000248,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605,000888,000876,000

Professional and business services

708,000934,000935,000

Education and health services

657,000505,000480,000

Leisure and hospitality

414,000731,000721,000

Other private industry (2)

471,000488,000470,000

Government

369,000302,000312,000

Footnotes:
(1) Preliminary.
(2) Other private industry includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
 

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012.

Total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012

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Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012(1)
IndustryJob openingsHiresTotal separations

Total

3,561,0004,390,0004,354,000

Total private

3,192,0004,087,0004,042,000

Construction

82,000308,000312,000

Manufacturing

255,000233,000248,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605,000888,000876,000

Professional and business services

708,000934,000935,000

Education and health services

657,000505,000480,000

Leisure and hospitality

414,000731,000721,000

Other private industry (2)

471,000488,000470,000

Government

369,000302,000312,000

Footnotes:
(1) Preliminary.
(2) Other private industry includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
 

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012.

In private industry, there were 3.2 million job openings, 4.1 million hires, and 4.0 million total separations in August.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. For more information see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — August 2012" (HTML) (PDF). Data for the most recent month are preliminary. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: August 2012 (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20121011.htm (visited December 01, 2021).

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