Job openings increase 445,000 over the year ending June 2016

August 15, 2016

From June 2015 to June 2016, the total number of job openings increased to 5.6 million, an increase of 445,000. Health care and social assistance had the largest increase in job openings (100,000), followed by manufacturing (93,000), leisure and hospitality (69,000), and government (59,000). Professional and business services had the largest decline in job openings over the year ending June 2016 (–78,000).

Job openings by industry, not seasonally adjusted, June 2015–June 2016
Industry June 2015 June 2016(p) Over-the-year change(p)

Total

5,162,000 5,607,000 445,000

Mining and logging

19,000 13,000 -6,000

Construction

156,000 208,000 52,000

Manufacturing

284,000 377,000 93,000

Wholesale trade

164,000 179,000 15,000

Retail trade

531,000 587,000 56,000

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

200,000 219,000 19,000

Information

98,000 94,000 -4,000

Finance and insurance

196,000 238,000 42,000

Real estate and rental and leasing

72,000 73,000 1,000

Professional and business services

1,126,000 1,048,000 -78,000

Educational services

92,000 97,000 5,000

Health care and social assistance

863,000 963,000 100,000

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

56,000 73,000 17,000

Accommodation and food services

660,000 711,000 51,000

Other services

153,000 174,000 21,000

Government

492,000 551,000 59,000
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2016” (HTML) (PDF). See more charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations in “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: June 2016” (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings increase 445,000 over the year ending June 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/job-openings-increase-445000-over-the-year-ending-june-2016.htm (visited September 16, 2019).

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