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This article has been corrected to say there were 5.5 million job separations for the entire month of June 2018. The article originally said that was the number "On the last business day of June 2018."

5.5 million separations in June 2018

August 10, 2018

The number of job separations (which includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations) was little changed at 5.5 million in June 2018, compared with 5.4 million in May 2018.

Total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations, June 2008–June 2018
Month Total
separations
 Quits  Layoffs
and
discharges
Other
separations

Jun 2008

4,900,000 2,662,000 1,974,000 264,000

Jul 2008

4,713,000 2,550,000 1,894,000 269,000

Aug 2008

4,815,000 2,416,000 2,075,000 324,000

Sep 2008

4,751,000 2,446,000 1,963,000 342,000

Oct 2008

4,895,000 2,412,000 2,138,000 346,000

Nov 2008

4,605,000 2,063,000 2,190,000 352,000

Dec 2008

4,814,000 2,104,000 2,405,000 305,000

Jan 2009

4,974,000 2,043,000 2,573,000 358,000

Feb 2009

4,674,000 1,906,000 2,501,000 266,000

Mar 2009

4,536,000 1,794,000 2,433,000 308,000

Apr 2009

4,655,000 1,734,000 2,559,000 362,000

May 2009

4,146,000 1,740,000 2,121,000 286,000

Jun 2009

4,192,000 1,782,000 2,115,000 295,000

Jul 2009

4,297,000 1,726,000 2,273,000 298,000

Aug 2009

4,060,000 1,676,000 2,063,000 321,000

Sep 2009

4,084,000 1,639,000 2,127,000 318,000

Oct 2009

3,951,000 1,671,000 1,964,000 317,000

Nov 2009

3,873,000 1,784,000 1,823,000 267,000

Dec 2009

3,989,000 1,697,000 1,994,000 298,000

Jan 2010

3,894,000 1,668,000 1,874,000 352,000

Feb 2010

3,830,000 1,724,000 1,790,000 317,000

Mar 2010

3,949,000 1,793,000 1,830,000 326,000

Apr 2010

3,892,000 1,914,000 1,676,000 302,000

May 2010

3,831,000 1,790,000 1,733,000 307,000

Jun 2010

4,223,000 1,940,000 1,959,000 325,000

Jul 2010

4,278,000 1,848,000 2,081,000 350,000

Aug 2010

4,009,000 1,904,000 1,748,000 357,000

Sep 2010

4,026,000 1,921,000 1,768,000 337,000

Oct 2010

3,784,000 1,852,000 1,645,000 287,000

Nov 2010

3,843,000 1,778,000 1,753,000 311,000

Dec 2010

4,026,000 1,937,000 1,776,000 312,000

Jan 2011

3,908,000 1,825,000 1,710,000 373,000

Feb 2011

3,838,000 1,872,000 1,652,000 314,000

Mar 2011

3,980,000 1,967,000 1,709,000 304,000

Apr 2011

3,924,000 1,925,000 1,676,000 323,000

May 2011

4,035,000 2,037,000 1,692,000 306,000

Jun 2011

4,094,000 1,949,000 1,826,000 319,000

Jul 2011

4,082,000 1,981,000 1,749,000 352,000

Aug 2011

4,120,000 2,087,000 1,715,000 318,000

Sep 2011

4,115,000 2,046,000 1,756,000 313,000

Oct 2011

4,011,000 1,953,000 1,707,000 352,000

Nov 2011

4,001,000 1,949,000 1,757,000 296,000

Dec 2011

3,994,000 1,955,000 1,740,000 299,000

Jan 2012

4,010,000 1,977,000 1,707,000 326,000

Feb 2012

4,175,000 2,080,000 1,780,000 314,000

Mar 2012

4,134,000 2,164,000 1,653,000 317,000

Apr 2012

4,260,000 2,104,000 1,850,000 307,000

May 2012

4,336,000 2,186,000 1,828,000 322,000

Jun 2012

4,367,000 2,186,000 1,812,000 369,000

Jul 2012

4,138,000 2,103,000 1,668,000 367,000

Aug 2012

4,360,000 2,173,000 1,836,000 350,000

Sep 2012

4,059,000 1,977,000 1,745,000 337,000

Oct 2012

4,194,000 2,047,000 1,791,000 355,000

Nov 2012

4,171,000 2,069,000 1,789,000 314,000

Dec 2012

4,038,000 2,088,000 1,594,000 356,000

Jan 2013

4,288,000 2,299,000 1,593,000 397,000

Feb 2013

4,183,000 2,267,000 1,607,000 309,000

Mar 2013

4,117,000 2,098,000 1,701,000 318,000

Apr 2013

4,371,000 2,313,000 1,714,000 344,000

May 2013

4,358,000 2,252,000 1,730,000 376,000

Jun 2013

4,299,000 2,260,000 1,643,000 396,000

Jul 2013

4,392,000 2,376,000 1,649,000 367,000

Aug 2013

4,531,000 2,403,000 1,723,000 405,000

Sep 2013

4,514,000 2,399,000 1,767,000 348,000

Oct 2013

4,297,000 2,415,000 1,561,000 321,000

Nov 2013

4,271,000 2,366,000 1,553,000 352,000

Dec 2013

4,298,000 2,248,000 1,689,000 361,000

Jan 2014

4,457,000 2,352,000 1,724,000 381,000

Feb 2014

4,428,000 2,390,000 1,667,000 371,000

Mar 2014

4,468,000 2,438,000 1,640,000 390,000

Apr 2014

4,519,000 2,467,000 1,675,000 377,000

May 2014

4,549,000 2,513,000 1,642,000 394,000

Jun 2014

4,560,000 2,486,000 1,692,000 383,000

Jul 2014

4,786,000 2,591,000 1,821,000 374,000

Aug 2014

4,641,000 2,558,000 1,674,000 409,000

Sep 2014

4,862,000 2,799,000 1,663,000 400,000

Oct 2014

4,938,000 2,772,000 1,783,000 383,000

Nov 2014

4,611,000 2,607,000 1,682,000 323,000

Dec 2014

4,770,000 2,585,000 1,741,000 444,000

Jan 2015

4,847,000 2,766,000 1,723,000 358,000

Feb 2015

4,711,000 2,674,000 1,685,000 352,000

Mar 2015

4,998,000 2,732,000 1,906,000 361,000

Apr 2015

4,895,000 2,716,000 1,793,000 387,000

May 2015

4,785,000 2,737,000 1,656,000 392,000

Jun 2015

5,012,000 2,803,000 1,784,000 424,000

Jul 2015

4,863,000 2,802,000 1,663,000 399,000

Aug 2015

5,004,000 2,926,000 1,675,000 403,000

Sep 2015

5,052,000 2,802,000 1,878,000 372,000

Oct 2015

4,990,000 2,836,000 1,760,000 394,000

Nov 2015

4,978,000 2,892,000 1,699,000 387,000

Dec 2015

5,175,000 3,032,000 1,762,000 382,000

Jan 2016

5,048,000 2,900,000 1,722,000 426,000

Feb 2016

5,182,000 2,957,000 1,859,000 367,000

Mar 2016

5,037,000 2,913,000 1,745,000 379,000

Apr 2016

5,119,000 2,997,000 1,736,000 387,000

May 2016

5,129,000 3,030,000 1,753,000 345,000

Jun 2016

5,033,000 3,066,000 1,615,000 352,000

Jul 2016

5,052,000 3,093,000 1,600,000 359,000

Aug 2016

5,191,000 3,161,000 1,676,000 354,000

Sep 2016

4,990,000 3,112,000 1,528,000 350,000

Oct 2016

5,070,000 3,093,000 1,608,000 368,000

Nov 2016

5,042,000 3,022,000 1,694,000 325,000

Dec 2016

5,022,000 2,958,000 1,683,000 381,000

Jan 2017

5,224,000 3,169,000 1,659,000 396,000

Feb 2017

5,031,000 3,018,000 1,657,000 356,000

Mar 2017

5,172,000 3,144,000 1,669,000 359,000

Apr 2017

5,111,000 3,072,000 1,687,000 352,000

May 2017

5,266,000 3,227,000 1,689,000 350,000

Jun 2017

5,296,000 3,166,000 1,772,000 357,000

Jul 2017

5,407,000 3,240,000 1,817,000 350,000

Aug 2017

5,346,000 3,173,000 1,806,000 367,000

Sep 2017

5,344,000 3,256,000 1,762,000 327,000

Oct 2017

5,273,000 3,224,000 1,712,000 336,000

Nov 2017

5,254,000 3,195,000 1,735,000 325,000

Dec 2017

5,314,000 3,340,000 1,655,000 318,000

Jan 2018

5,319,000 3,191,000 1,784,000 344,000

Feb 2018

5,173,000 3,208,000 1,620,000 346,000

Mar 2018

5,322,000 3,387,000 1,547,000 387,000

Apr 2018

5,424,000 3,349,000 1,731,000 344,000

May 2018

5,419,000 3,480,000 1,618,000 321,000

Jun 2018

5,502,000 3,402,000 1,723,000 378,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The number of quits was little changed in June at 3.4 million. The number of quits has been near or above 3.0 million since late 2015. It was below 2.0 million during and in the years after the 2007–2009 recession.

There were 1.7 million layoffs and discharges in June. The number of layoffs and discharges has been below 2.0 million since mid-2010. It was over 2.5 million during 2009.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2018." Also see charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 5.5 million separations in June 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/5-point-5-million-separations-in-june-2018.htm (visited December 14, 2018).

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