Job openings in August 2013
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).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in August 2013 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131029.htm (visited July 22, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employer-sponsored healthcare coverage across wage groups
A look at the relationship between employee wages and access to, participation in, and costs of employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision care benefit plans.
Sports and Exercise
A look at participation and time spent in sports and exercise activities.
Women at Work
A look at women's labor force participation and earnings, how women spend their time and money, the nature of fatal work injuries, and labor force projections for the future.
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.