October 29, 2013
There were 3.9 million job openings on the last business day of August 2013, little changed from July.
|Industry||July 2013||August 2013 (p)|
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Professional and business services
Education and health services
Leisure and hospitality
From July 2013 to August 2013, the number of job openings increased significantly in Manufacturing (+38,000) and Education and Health Services (+76,000). Government experienced the only significant over-the-month decrease (-43,000).
The number of job openings in August 2013 (not seasonally adjusted) rose over the year for total nonfarm and total private. Significant over-the-year increases were experienced in Mining and Logging (+2,000), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+132,000), Education and Health Services (+102,000), and Leisure and Hospitality (+105,000). Information (-59,000) and Government (-50,000) experienced significant decreases.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. For additional information, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — August 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2040. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: August 2013 (PDF).