Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, June 2015
August 14, 2015
The number of job openings was little changed at 5.2 million on the last business day of June 2015. Both the number of hires (5.2 million) and the number of separations (4.9 million) were little changed. In the construction industry, there were 143,000 job openings, 333,000 hires, and 348,000 total separations, including quits and layoffs. In retail trade, there were 539,000 job openings, 792,000 hires, and 762,000 total separations.
|Industry||Job openings||Hires||Total separations|
Leisure and hospitality
Education and health services
Professional and business services
In June, there were 1,151,000 job openings, 1,029,000 hires, and 965,000 total separations in professional and business services. In education and health services, there were 990,000 job openings, 584,000 hires, and 539,000 total separations.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2015" (HTML) (PDF). More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations are in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: June 2015 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, June 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/job-openings-hires-and-total-separations-by-industry-june-2015.htm (visited December 02, 2020).
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