6.6 million job openings in May 2018, down from 6.8 million in April 2018

July 12, 2018

On the last business day of May 2018, the number of job openings edged down to 6.6 million from a revised April level of 6.8 million, a series high. Combined, over one-third of those job openings were in professional and business services (1,190,000) and health care and social assistance (1,119,000).

Job openings by industry, December 2000–May 2018, seasonally adjusted
Month Mining and logging Construction Durable goods manufacturing Nondurable goods manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

Dec 2000

6,000 159,000 262,000 100,000 167,000 453,000 87,000

Jan 2001

11,000 175,000 363,000 133,000 311,000 491,000 166,000

Feb 2001

7,000 175,000 285,000 115,000 207,000 490,000 137,000

Mar 2001

18,000 197,000 220,000 140,000 124,000 419,000 114,000

Apr 2001

22,000 318,000 238,000 99,000 223,000 466,000 160,000

May 2001

7,000 276,000 204,000 109,000 111,000 463,000 109,000

Jun 2001

17,000 206,000 199,000 121,000 144,000 430,000 112,000

Jul 2001

17,000 207,000 200,000 125,000 148,000 414,000 158,000

Aug 2001

18,000 122,000 161,000 106,000 99,000 376,000 119,000

Sep 2001

11,000 157,000 186,000 126,000 94,000 352,000 99,000

Oct 2001

17,000 113,000 155,000 110,000 83,000 349,000 133,000

Nov 2001

5,000 104,000 104,000 72,000 76,000 352,000 105,000

Dec 2001

12,000 91,000 116,000 62,000 65,000 391,000 87,000

Jan 2002

16,000 116,000 166,000 114,000 133,000 375,000 99,000

Feb 2002

16,000 93,000 135,000 101,000 106,000 328,000 78,000

Mar 2002

4,000 135,000 130,000 95,000 137,000 345,000 78,000

Apr 2002

8,000 128,000 151,000 106,000 132,000 283,000 121,000

May 2002

4,000 141,000 156,000 95,000 100,000 334,000 108,000

Jun 2002

8,000 140,000 152,000 108,000 121,000 342,000 89,000

Jul 2002

6,000 107,000 178,000 99,000 115,000 355,000 85,000

Aug 2002

10,000 109,000 146,000 87,000 101,000 322,000 114,000

Sep 2002

6,000 139,000 144,000 103,000 97,000 354,000 64,000

Oct 2002

9,000 127,000 145,000 79,000 89,000 418,000 91,000

Nov 2002

6,000 99,000 115,000 70,000 84,000 323,000 94,000

Dec 2002

3,000 64,000 107,000 61,000 74,000 275,000 82,000

Jan 2003

5,000 120,000 136,000 97,000 120,000 323,000 116,000

Feb 2003

6,000 87,000 120,000 74,000 89,000 359,000 100,000

Mar 2003

4,000 91,000 121,000 63,000 76,000 312,000 79,000

Apr 2003

5,000 156,000 124,000 79,000 99,000 350,000 79,000

May 2003

6,000 111,000 120,000 88,000 101,000 323,000 82,000

Jun 2003

8,000 112,000 112,000 81,000 92,000 342,000 99,000

Jul 2003

9,000 145,000 119,000 88,000 97,000 303,000 94,000

Aug 2003

8,000 108,000 140,000 85,000 116,000 335,000 90,000

Sep 2003

7,000 79,000 113,000 76,000 83,000 346,000 86,000

Oct 2003

8,000 96,000 139,000 86,000 88,000 334,000 97,000

Nov 2003

8,000 78,000 135,000 62,000 95,000 348,000 84,000

Dec 2003

9,000 86,000 108,000 78,000 111,000 363,000 79,000

Jan 2004

12,000 148,000 153,000 97,000 141,000 343,000 87,000

Feb 2004

5,000 106,000 133,000 81,000 85,000 362,000 83,000

Mar 2004

9,000 126,000 150,000 88,000 102,000 385,000 115,000

Apr 2004

7,000 165,000 185,000 97,000 149,000 363,000 93,000

May 2004

7,000 153,000 191,000 114,000 131,000 394,000 88,000

Jun 2004

11,000 120,000 170,000 94,000 146,000 390,000 86,000

Jul 2004

12,000 136,000 181,000 119,000 180,000 427,000 125,000

Aug 2004

8,000 130,000 166,000 109,000 115,000 419,000 83,000

Sep 2004

9,000 113,000 171,000 96,000 134,000 496,000 70,000

Oct 2004

9,000 139,000 181,000 102,000 105,000 441,000 94,000

Nov 2004

9,000 104,000 138,000 60,000 111,000 322,000 83,000

Dec 2004

11,000 115,000 152,000 78,000 142,000 385,000 73,000

Jan 2005

13,000 138,000 204,000 93,000 121,000 413,000 94,000

Feb 2005

10,000 139,000 187,000 92,000 161,000 424,000 109,000

Mar 2005

16,000 147,000 180,000 91,000 134,000 454,000 94,000

Apr 2005

11,000 176,000 222,000 92,000 161,000 464,000 107,000

May 2005

11,000 158,000 195,000 84,000 156,000 429,000 107,000

Jun 2005

12,000 144,000 175,000 114,000 131,000 418,000 133,000

Jul 2005

14,000 182,000 222,000 126,000 164,000 425,000 127,000

Aug 2005

13,000 155,000 217,000 88,000 138,000 446,000 116,000

Sep 2005

18,000 160,000 234,000 108,000 137,000 425,000 138,000

Oct 2005

11,000 179,000 199,000 85,000 152,000 462,000 146,000

Nov 2005

11,000 155,000 218,000 105,000 116,000 525,000 122,000

Dec 2005

12,000 123,000 214,000 89,000 128,000 431,000 102,000

Jan 2006

15,000 138,000 232,000 96,000 173,000 374,000 89,000

Feb 2006

14,000 130,000 266,000 104,000 188,000 414,000 104,000

Mar 2006

20,000 199,000 244,000 117,000 188,000 419,000 116,000

Apr 2006

18,000 231,000 267,000 128,000 186,000 414,000 167,000

May 2006

16,000 197,000 213,000 107,000 186,000 439,000 156,000

Jun 2006

18,000 228,000 233,000 133,000 146,000 404,000 149,000

Jul 2006

16,000 245,000 229,000 115,000 171,000 377,000 147,000

Aug 2006

17,000 217,000 217,000 130,000 155,000 453,000 147,000

Sep 2006

18,000 177,000 232,000 129,000 218,000 444,000 180,000

Oct 2006

18,000 158,000 218,000 141,000 163,000 445,000 193,000

Nov 2006

15,000 104,000 192,000 97,000 142,000 432,000 152,000

Dec 2006

15,000 91,000 200,000 115,000 175,000 497,000 124,000

Jan 2007

16,000 256,000 223,000 142,000 232,000 464,000 173,000

Feb 2007

13,000 273,000 227,000 122,000 144,000 441,000 144,000

Mar 2007

15,000 209,000 236,000 127,000 218,000 434,000 169,000

Apr 2007

17,000 219,000 248,000 139,000 306,000 420,000 175,000

May 2007

15,000 210,000 225,000 142,000 215,000 374,000 147,000

Jun 2007

11,000 170,000 229,000 142,000 210,000 450,000 139,000

Jul 2007

15,000 207,000 244,000 143,000 208,000 445,000 164,000

Aug 2007

9,000 164,000 226,000 108,000 219,000 401,000 173,000

Sep 2007

12,000 121,000 189,000 134,000 186,000 410,000 197,000

Oct 2007

12,000 126,000 169,000 130,000 191,000 360,000 177,000

Nov 2007

17,000 87,000 166,000 105,000 112,000 427,000 176,000

Dec 2007

18,000 96,000 141,000 125,000 219,000 393,000 112,000

Jan 2008

19,000 132,000 176,000 118,000 205,000 379,000 167,000

Feb 2008

18,000 112,000 145,000 126,000 179,000 362,000 129,000

Mar 2008

18,000 100,000 146,000 101,000 131,000 386,000 111,000

Apr 2008

22,000 119,000 170,000 130,000 147,000 394,000 111,000

May 2008

19,000 170,000 171,000 120,000 129,000 380,000 109,000

Jun 2008

21,000 117,000 155,000 93,000 125,000 301,000 117,000

Jul 2008

31,000 121,000 147,000 109,000 114,000 382,000 129,000

Aug 2008

29,000 84,000 160,000 112,000 111,000 360,000 113,000

Sep 2008

17,000 120,000 123,000 91,000 97,000 267,000 125,000

Oct 2008

15,000 68,000 128,000 110,000 75,000 372,000 110,000

Nov 2008

12,000 45,000 85,000 62,000 54,000 354,000 70,000

Dec 2008

16,000 47,000 72,000 67,000 64,000 287,000 61,000

Jan 2009

16,000 42,000 49,000 64,000 54,000 325,000 69,000

Feb 2009

9,000 63,000 63,000 67,000 88,000 305,000 36,000

Mar 2009

10,000 46,000 59,000 55,000 74,000 255,000 64,000

Apr 2009

9,000 25,000 49,000 55,000 65,000 208,000 62,000

May 2009

10,000 41,000 57,000 43,000 70,000 314,000 66,000

Jun 2009

5,000 54,000 50,000 50,000 83,000 262,000 70,000

Jul 2009

4,000 57,000 61,000 48,000 70,000 157,000 45,000

Aug 2009

4,000 62,000 67,000 66,000 97,000 233,000 80,000

Sep 2009

7,000 66,000 67,000 63,000 68,000 281,000 63,000

Oct 2009

7,000 57,000 86,000 60,000 60,000 188,000 48,000

Nov 2009

6,000 48,000 61,000 67,000 45,000 228,000 48,000

Dec 2009

4,000 54,000 75,000 79,000 77,000 249,000 29,000

Jan 2010

11,000 50,000 77,000 61,000 90,000 236,000 42,000

Feb 2010

11,000 63,000 92,000 60,000 73,000 285,000 74,000

Mar 2010

11,000 77,000 94,000 52,000 94,000 342,000 62,000

Apr 2010

21,000 103,000 121,000 68,000 87,000 267,000 80,000

May 2010

17,000 84,000 129,000 68,000 105,000 259,000 64,000

Jun 2010

16,000 81,000 147,000 69,000 74,000 258,000 85,000

Jul 2010

14,000 118,000 144,000 78,000 91,000 247,000 71,000

Aug 2010

15,000 52,000 138,000 52,000 82,000 240,000 81,000

Sep 2010

16,000 73,000 139,000 57,000 80,000 220,000 118,000

Oct 2010

20,000 65,000 141,000 63,000 75,000 258,000 104,000

Nov 2010

20,000 67,000 137,000 59,000 77,000 262,000 64,000

Dec 2010

22,000 31,000 114,000 55,000 64,000 290,000 91,000

Jan 2011

30,000 62,000 151,000 77,000 133,000 288,000 89,000

Feb 2011

20,000 44,000 138,000 69,000 132,000 270,000 116,000

Mar 2011

33,000 66,000 156,000 64,000 123,000 272,000 119,000

Apr 2011

29,000 121,000 170,000 77,000 118,000 326,000 133,000

May 2011

18,000 120,000 152,000 86,000 100,000 311,000 123,000

Jun 2011

16,000 65,000 159,000 63,000 97,000 353,000 96,000

Jul 2011

30,000 88,000 179,000 79,000 132,000 340,000 126,000

Aug 2011

20,000 98,000 166,000 68,000 75,000 328,000 106,000

Sep 2011

29,000 83,000 167,000 77,000 134,000 325,000 118,000

Oct 2011

23,000 76,000 171,000 71,000 144,000 345,000 111,000

Nov 2011

25,000 62,000 144,000 66,000 113,000 324,000 113,000

Dec 2011

30,000 43,000 152,000 67,000 109,000 334,000 105,000

Jan 2012

28,000 79,000 186,000 69,000 163,000 360,000 114,000

Feb 2012

25,000 59,000 169,000 78,000 114,000 355,000 133,000

Mar 2012

15,000 91,000 202,000 111,000 120,000 375,000 118,000

Apr 2012

17,000 120,000 169,000 103,000 137,000 329,000 111,000

May 2012

21,000 84,000 218,000 94,000 133,000 352,000 111,000

Jun 2012

18,000 99,000 209,000 112,000 145,000 328,000 103,000

Jul 2012

13,000 83,000 200,000 105,000 153,000 324,000 111,000

Aug 2012

14,000 116,000 160,000 105,000 128,000 365,000 104,000

Sep 2012

14,000 83,000 145,000 114,000 122,000 362,000 121,000

Oct 2012

13,000 101,000 167,000 107,000 125,000 380,000 109,000

Nov 2012

16,000 69,000 148,000 72,000 113,000 456,000 90,000

Dec 2012

18,000 66,000 167,000 66,000 119,000 391,000 125,000

Jan 2013

17,000 117,000 164,000 102,000 155,000 415,000 145,000

Feb 2013

21,000 112,000 176,000 100,000 96,000 399,000 130,000

Mar 2013

15,000 105,000 188,000 81,000 127,000 415,000 108,000

Apr 2013

22,000 137,000 172,000 88,000 140,000 445,000 142,000

May 2013

20,000 126,000 147,000 95,000 117,000 485,000 141,000

Jun 2013

22,000 138,000 145,000 73,000 100,000 582,000 127,000

Jul 2013

23,000 118,000 152,000 110,000 163,000 465,000 120,000

Aug 2013

21,000 127,000 188,000 97,000 129,000 441,000 148,000

Sep 2013

17,000 117,000 174,000 93,000 122,000 482,000 177,000

Oct 2013

23,000 128,000 186,000 130,000 110,000 442,000 142,000

Nov 2013

17,000 104,000 149,000 96,000 140,000 435,000 141,000

Dec 2013

22,000 81,000 160,000 96,000 145,000 441,000 114,000

Jan 2014

30,000 125,000 157,000 96,000 142,000 427,000 167,000

Feb 2014

25,000 107,000 143,000 120,000 127,000 451,000 122,000

Mar 2014

31,000 122,000 168,000 103,000 114,000 503,000 160,000

Apr 2014

25,000 130,000 197,000 103,000 166,000 544,000 165,000

May 2014

32,000 153,000 176,000 133,000 149,000 442,000 174,000

Jun 2014

27,000 169,000 203,000 123,000 153,000 466,000 168,000

Jul 2014

30,000 158,000 208,000 112,000 176,000 445,000 196,000

Aug 2014

31,000 147,000 180,000 131,000 143,000 516,000 189,000

Sep 2014

31,000 109,000 180,000 122,000 133,000 470,000 197,000

Oct 2014

32,000 146,000 179,000 111,000 164,000 501,000 194,000

Nov 2014

25,000 105,000 186,000 111,000 162,000 501,000 160,000

Dec 2014

20,000 96,000 172,000 107,000 147,000 542,000 137,000

Jan 2015

17,000 139,000 187,000 117,000 166,000 503,000 219,000

Feb 2015

10,000 152,000 187,000 111,000 160,000 543,000 182,000

Mar 2015

16,000 170,000 196,000 113,000 138,000 525,000 225,000

Apr 2015

16,000 175,000 230,000 125,000 173,000 557,000 255,000

May 2015

15,000 173,000 202,000 137,000 165,000 556,000 267,000

Jun 2015

20,000 151,000 183,000 104,000 150,000 548,000 227,000

Jul 2015

22,000 153,000 220,000 151,000 215,000 622,000 217,000

Aug 2015

15,000 160,000 194,000 121,000 158,000 589,000 207,000

Sep 2015

16,000 108,000 190,000 119,000 160,000 642,000 200,000

Oct 2015

19,000 132,000 180,000 143,000 188,000 572,000 208,000

Nov 2015

15,000 83,000 145,000 96,000 132,000 498,000 238,000

Dec 2015

15,000 127,000 179,000 142,000 134,000 512,000 176,000

Jan 2016

13,000 157,000 190,000 159,000 198,000 629,000 179,000

Feb 2016

8,000 189,000 158,000 148,000 195,000 630,000 177,000

Mar 2016

8,000 206,000 173,000 167,000 175,000 621,000 201,000

Apr 2016

11,000 193,000 204,000 190,000 244,000 622,000 242,000

May 2016

9,000 196,000 190,000 157,000 164,000 597,000 211,000

Jun 2016

11,000 186,000 201,000 164,000 171,000 624,000 242,000

Jul 2016

13,000 224,000 224,000 156,000 173,000 614,000 259,000

Aug 2016

12,000 193,000 171,000 151,000 162,000 610,000 238,000

Sep 2016

17,000 227,000 193,000 134,000 167,000 624,000 215,000

Oct 2016

13,000 222,000 194,000 121,000 184,000 652,000 190,000

Nov 2016

23,000 179,000 192,000 133,000 202,000 643,000 197,000

Dec 2016

23,000 139,000 182,000 142,000 172,000 595,000 187,000

Jan 2017

23,000 159,000 202,000 163,000 186,000 553,000 187,000

Feb 2017

16,000 169,000 200,000 152,000 174,000 581,000 174,000

Mar 2017

21,000 179,000 217,000 178,000 181,000 583,000 179,000

Apr 2017

28,000 233,000 217,000 156,000 225,000 600,000 208,000

May 2017

21,000 183,000 202,000 152,000 194,000 654,000 159,000

Jun 2017

28,000 202,000 229,000 182,000 230,000 622,000 198,000

Jul 2017

26,000 255,000 189,000 201,000 227,000 655,000 256,000

Aug 2017

29,000 215,000 229,000 186,000 199,000 651,000 256,000

Sep 2017

25,000 179,000 271,000 174,000 202,000 688,000 267,000

Oct 2017

28,000 233,000 248,000 162,000 152,000 655,000 223,000

Nov 2017

19,000 225,000 248,000 143,000 168,000 853,000 166,000

Dec 2017

20,000 149,000 239,000 135,000 188,000 707,000 192,000

Jan 2018

27,000 252,000 273,000 152,000 224,000 709,000 283,000

Feb 2018

24,000 180,000 261,000 153,000 174,000 663,000 256,000

Mar 2018

22,000 235,000 253,000 168,000 199,000 733,000 299,000

Apr 2018

27,000 243,000 281,000 171,000 214,000 771,000 313,000

May 2018(p)

37,000 243,000 272,000 169,000 208,000 776,000 314,000
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

Job openings by industry, December 2000–May 2018, seasonally adjusted
Month Information Finance and insurance Real estate and rental and leasing Professional and business services Educational services Health care and social assistance Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Dec 2000

169,000 253,000 62,000 846,000 53,000 823,000 36,000

Jan 2001

308,000 225,000 32,000 778,000 40,000 797,000 72,000

Feb 2001

156,000 250,000 31,000 790,000 59,000 760,000 53,000

Mar 2001

167,000 230,000 81,000 796,000 39,000 726,000 111,000

Apr 2001

211,000 200,000 61,000 908,000 68,000 644,000 55,000

May 2001

97,000 240,000 63,000 759,000 82,000 700,000 64,000

Jun 2001

87,000 286,000 39,000 708,000 32,000 712,000 59,000

Jul 2001

124,000 209,000 66,000 657,000 58,000 738,000 72,000

Aug 2001

117,000 189,000 79,000 575,000 58,000 820,000 57,000

Sep 2001

68,000 219,000 56,000 645,000 39,000 697,000 69,000

Oct 2001

65,000 181,000 54,000 541,000 50,000 686,000 57,000

Nov 2001

77,000 173,000 41,000 543,000 38,000 672,000 59,000

Dec 2001

89,000 181,000 34,000 533,000 32,000 692,000 58,000

Jan 2002

144,000 239,000 66,000 599,000 67,000 693,000 52,000

Feb 2002

93,000 138,000 26,000 507,000 68,000 677,000 65,000

Mar 2002

84,000 207,000 28,000 561,000 39,000 685,000 75,000

Apr 2002

85,000 169,000 58,000 535,000 72,000 649,000 55,000

May 2002

78,000 156,000 45,000 667,000 57,000 606,000 56,000

Jun 2002

53,000 189,000 56,000 509,000 88,000 650,000 48,000

Jul 2002

102,000 169,000 45,000 538,000 66,000 626,000 29,000

Aug 2002

74,000 179,000 39,000 600,000 45,000 659,000 55,000

Sep 2002

69,000 130,000 28,000 584,000 36,000 642,000 35,000

Oct 2002

94,000 182,000 57,000 676,000 43,000 618,000 50,000

Nov 2002

59,000 199,000 27,000 647,000 42,000 677,000 57,000

Dec 2002

47,000 160,000 36,000 569,000 37,000 592,000 45,000

Jan 2003

147,000 175,000 51,000 975,000 49,000 582,000 37,000

Feb 2003

58,000 135,000 50,000 788,000 37,000 562,000 57,000

Mar 2003

54,000 150,000 55,000 653,000 31,000 543,000 30,000

Apr 2003

52,000 186,000 76,000 576,000 58,000 574,000 51,000

May 2003

50,000 164,000 36,000 636,000 63,000 621,000 41,000

Jun 2003

59,000 153,000 45,000 694,000 44,000 548,000 68,000

Jul 2003

72,000 163,000 84,000 708,000 57,000 513,000 58,000

Aug 2003

52,000 199,000 50,000 763,000 42,000 513,000 42,000

Sep 2003

77,000 152,000 41,000 652,000 29,000 520,000 44,000

Oct 2003

109,000 164,000 42,000 563,000 49,000 549,000 48,000

Nov 2003

57,000 172,000 42,000 672,000 41,000 540,000 44,000

Dec 2003

85,000 164,000 35,000 649,000 34,000 518,000 53,000

Jan 2004

96,000 195,000 50,000 611,000 46,000 593,000 65,000

Feb 2004

74,000 204,000 41,000 710,000 45,000 551,000 51,000

Mar 2004

67,000 188,000 33,000 564,000 50,000 554,000 47,000

Apr 2004

86,000 194,000 46,000 695,000 59,000 555,000 42,000

May 2004

85,000 197,000 36,000 690,000 52,000 564,000 62,000

Jun 2004

82,000 183,000 29,000 678,000 32,000 509,000 50,000

Jul 2004

109,000 227,000 44,000 775,000 58,000 551,000 38,000

Aug 2004

95,000 206,000 53,000 697,000 49,000 544,000 70,000

Sep 2004

75,000 276,000 55,000 711,000 43,000 557,000 70,000

Oct 2004

115,000 222,000 47,000 693,000 94,000 565,000 47,000

Nov 2004

56,000 192,000 39,000 600,000 50,000 567,000 58,000

Dec 2004

95,000 237,000 46,000 733,000 53,000 588,000 80,000

Jan 2005

118,000 208,000 49,000 653,000 58,000 549,000 63,000

Feb 2005

81,000 213,000 60,000 741,000 37,000 582,000 62,000

Mar 2005

86,000 203,000 26,000 756,000 57,000 601,000 61,000

Apr 2005

112,000 219,000 87,000 815,000 72,000 578,000 75,000

May 2005

87,000 131,000 60,000 790,000 78,000 606,000 64,000

Jun 2005

104,000 249,000 52,000 829,000 79,000 587,000 74,000

Jul 2005

118,000 238,000 63,000 835,000 66,000 632,000 89,000

Aug 2005

103,000 247,000 46,000 817,000 70,000 598,000 65,000

Sep 2005

136,000 246,000 78,000 827,000 77,000 608,000 48,000

Oct 2005

111,000 282,000 52,000 884,000 76,000 587,000 58,000

Nov 2005

111,000 269,000 50,000 867,000 75,000 591,000 63,000

Dec 2005

95,000 296,000 79,000 824,000 61,000 602,000 61,000

Jan 2006

164,000 267,000 134,000 892,000 71,000 645,000 73,000

Feb 2006

99,000 314,000 44,000 763,000 78,000 665,000 58,000

Mar 2006

124,000 300,000 70,000 756,000 87,000 657,000 58,000

Apr 2006

179,000 312,000 70,000 708,000 84,000 676,000 75,000

May 2006

123,000 286,000 55,000 763,000 76,000 632,000 53,000

Jun 2006

135,000 260,000 82,000 705,000 43,000 692,000 59,000

Jul 2006

145,000 181,000 68,000 605,000 61,000 579,000 66,000

Aug 2006

165,000 238,000 63,000 743,000 73,000 706,000 50,000

Sep 2006

169,000 220,000 50,000 689,000 77,000 695,000 99,000

Oct 2006

170,000 242,000 62,000 705,000 65,000 727,000 97,000

Nov 2006

170,000 252,000 51,000 750,000 67,000 710,000 82,000

Dec 2006

158,000 219,000 73,000 692,000 66,000 696,000 63,000

Jan 2007

193,000 172,000 44,000 798,000 60,000 684,000 77,000

Feb 2007

178,000 208,000 51,000 719,000 59,000 654,000 73,000

Mar 2007

157,000 272,000 66,000 805,000 63,000 680,000 72,000

Apr 2007

175,000 141,000 104,000 870,000 75,000 699,000 81,000

May 2007

172,000 233,000 50,000 758,000 68,000 728,000 69,000

Jun 2007

170,000 217,000 61,000 772,000 85,000 737,000 70,000

Jul 2007

165,000 229,000 70,000 692,000 54,000 639,000 60,000

Aug 2007

111,000 245,000 68,000 745,000 80,000 715,000 60,000

Sep 2007

108,000 243,000 41,000 757,000 68,000 798,000 63,000

Oct 2007

114,000 203,000 82,000 767,000 69,000 672,000 63,000

Nov 2007

101,000 192,000 46,000 742,000 61,000 698,000 97,000

Dec 2007

94,000 204,000 73,000 778,000 62,000 693,000 41,000

Jan 2008

91,000 196,000 129,000 755,000 62,000 660,000 56,000

Feb 2008

68,000 184,000 44,000 754,000 49,000 753,000 77,000

Mar 2008

76,000 181,000 79,000 762,000 63,000 729,000 70,000

Apr 2008

97,000 142,000 84,000 763,000 67,000 683,000 57,000

May 2008

73,000 135,000 69,000 633,000 59,000 684,000 63,000

Jun 2008

121,000 159,000 38,000 739,000 57,000 672,000 50,000

Jul 2008

73,000 151,000 68,000 662,000 88,000 663,000 50,000

Aug 2008

87,000 190,000 30,000 642,000 72,000 629,000 62,000

Sep 2008

63,000 137,000 58,000 629,000 41,000 570,000 40,000

Oct 2008

95,000 129,000 41,000 580,000 70,000 582,000 44,000

Nov 2008

68,000 146,000 53,000 533,000 65,000 566,000 35,000

Dec 2008

53,000 163,000 38,000 564,000 68,000 566,000 36,000

Jan 2009

67,000 151,000 36,000 553,000 68,000 531,000 28,000

Feb 2009

57,000 158,000 43,000 533,000 47,000 515,000 23,000

Mar 2009

47,000 141,000 47,000 425,000 33,000 476,000 22,000

Apr 2009

37,000 95,000 35,000 415,000 54,000 468,000 23,000

May 2009

46,000 141,000 32,000 408,000 45,000 489,000 22,000

Jun 2009

42,000 120,000 31,000 405,000 62,000 478,000 16,000

Jul 2009

44,000 99,000 34,000 439,000 45,000 493,000 16,000

Aug 2009

39,000 100,000 29,000 346,000 72,000 477,000 20,000

Sep 2009

53,000 114,000 57,000 441,000 31,000 526,000 26,000

Oct 2009

74,000 98,000 63,000 376,000 48,000 491,000 26,000

Nov 2009

37,000 130,000 32,000 425,000 33,000 487,000 25,000

Dec 2009

59,000 104,000 28,000 436,000 48,000 496,000 17,000

Jan 2010

121,000 136,000 34,000 399,000 34,000 556,000 16,000

Feb 2010

75,000 119,000 30,000 395,000 63,000 474,000 21,000

Mar 2010

51,000 141,000 17,000 429,000 69,000 452,000 28,000

Apr 2010

82,000 182,000 39,000 505,000 63,000 469,000 26,000

May 2010

77,000 176,000 35,000 587,000 73,000 441,000 44,000

Jun 2010

57,000 165,000 38,000 487,000 50,000 435,000 49,000

Jul 2010

105,000 194,000 28,000 556,000 69,000 467,000 42,000

Aug 2010

94,000 200,000 43,000 615,000 53,000 422,000 38,000

Sep 2010

57,000 202,000 25,000 574,000 40,000 473,000 36,000

Oct 2010

78,000 205,000 41,000 609,000 69,000 547,000 30,000

Nov 2010

72,000 223,000 33,000 659,000 52,000 488,000 28,000

Dec 2010

71,000 178,000 23,000 597,000 47,000 497,000 41,000

Jan 2011

101,000 181,000 35,000 474,000 73,000 458,000 34,000

Feb 2011

73,000 178,000 32,000 598,000 60,000 490,000 54,000

Mar 2011

109,000 165,000 31,000 603,000 46,000 520,000 43,000

Apr 2011

113,000 170,000 73,000 578,000 80,000 520,000 33,000

May 2011

108,000 156,000 39,000 592,000 47,000 533,000 36,000

Jun 2011

88,000 178,000 38,000 624,000 65,000 542,000 58,000

Jul 2011

112,000 166,000 63,000 770,000 82,000 540,000 72,000

Aug 2011

112,000 136,000 45,000 598,000 70,000 545,000 40,000

Sep 2011

120,000 137,000 34,000 743,000 63,000 537,000 59,000

Oct 2011

126,000 165,000 67,000 617,000 70,000 563,000 51,000

Nov 2011

128,000 123,000 36,000 541,000 58,000 581,000 54,000

Dec 2011

92,000 171,000 20,000 776,000 46,000 566,000 34,000

Jan 2012

86,000 155,000 87,000 809,000 56,000 616,000 69,000

Feb 2012

90,000 156,000 44,000 639,000 62,000 624,000 59,000

Mar 2012

90,000 187,000 47,000 815,000 59,000 629,000 47,000

Apr 2012

113,000 173,000 38,000 617,000 65,000 625,000 78,000

May 2012

78,000 167,000 71,000 694,000 63,000 639,000 55,000

Jun 2012

85,000 171,000 52,000 733,000 56,000 697,000 48,000

Jul 2012

109,000 177,000 71,000 698,000 97,000 598,000 58,000

Aug 2012

98,000 205,000 56,000 754,000 62,000 596,000 54,000

Sep 2012

94,000 214,000 67,000 614,000 59,000 647,000 51,000

Oct 2012

110,000 197,000 68,000 656,000 59,000 644,000 49,000

Nov 2012

88,000 189,000 47,000 602,000 54,000 643,000 55,000

Dec 2012

84,000 192,000 65,000 623,000 52,000 633,000 62,000

Jan 2013

83,000 151,000 81,000 725,000 63,000 533,000 51,000

Feb 2013

100,000 286,000 60,000 799,000 50,000 627,000 58,000

Mar 2013

93,000 236,000 46,000 704,000 66,000 654,000 59,000

Apr 2013

78,000 221,000 64,000 669,000 72,000 648,000 48,000

May 2013

97,000 230,000 80,000 635,000 63,000 618,000 43,000

Jun 2013

93,000 241,000 66,000 624,000 59,000 628,000 45,000

Jul 2013

98,000 269,000 50,000 584,000 74,000 606,000 48,000

Aug 2013

73,000 204,000 62,000 674,000 74,000 657,000 76,000

Sep 2013

101,000 212,000 35,000 684,000 57,000 597,000 66,000

Oct 2013

136,000 208,000 40,000 792,000 83,000 590,000 89,000

Nov 2013

113,000 186,000 38,000 694,000 74,000 597,000 83,000

Dec 2013

85,000 193,000 47,000 716,000 65,000 548,000 74,000

Jan 2014

102,000 183,000 48,000 679,000 76,000 624,000 92,000

Feb 2014

98,000 191,000 48,000 856,000 65,000 647,000 73,000

Mar 2014

100,000 214,000 37,000 729,000 66,000 677,000 58,000

Apr 2014

137,000 205,000 51,000 812,000 81,000 644,000 84,000

May 2014

99,000 226,000 61,000 819,000 82,000 738,000 86,000

Jun 2014

91,000 245,000 66,000 832,000 94,000 720,000 73,000

Jul 2014

119,000 228,000 67,000 837,000 83,000 778,000 67,000

Aug 2014

97,000 261,000 62,000 929,000 93,000 838,000 77,000

Sep 2014

106,000 211,000 51,000 834,000 91,000 778,000 60,000

Oct 2014

97,000 279,000 68,000 937,000 87,000 834,000 58,000

Nov 2014

115,000 229,000 44,000 1,038,000 84,000 717,000 48,000

Dec 2014

95,000 218,000 45,000 1,019,000 82,000 840,000 71,000

Jan 2015

120,000 245,000 63,000 953,000 106,000 799,000 67,000

Feb 2015

112,000 245,000 92,000 980,000 95,000 843,000 71,000

Mar 2015

106,000 208,000 69,000 1,048,000 89,000 810,000 97,000

Apr 2015

114,000 267,000 104,000 1,136,000 103,000 930,000 68,000

May 2015

110,000 247,000 64,000 1,109,000 93,000 885,000 67,000

Jun 2015

99,000 198,000 67,000 1,150,000 104,000 902,000 65,000

Jul 2015

121,000 261,000 124,000 1,120,000 128,000 1,037,000 67,000

Aug 2015

112,000 247,000 84,000 1,053,000 105,000 930,000 52,000

Sep 2015

100,000 266,000 39,000 1,111,000 83,000 989,000 61,000

Oct 2015

133,000 269,000 69,000 1,131,000 111,000 936,000 59,000

Nov 2015

68,000 296,000 50,000 1,173,000 99,000 987,000 66,000

Dec 2015

106,000 299,000 77,000 1,123,000 108,000 969,000 64,000

Jan 2016

97,000 281,000 67,000 1,152,000 109,000 1,046,000 71,000

Feb 2016

91,000 241,000 91,000 1,166,000 103,000 923,000 70,000

Mar 2016

76,000 258,000 66,000 1,321,000 86,000 996,000 104,000

Apr 2016

103,000 240,000 105,000 1,025,000 119,000 992,000 89,000

May 2016

100,000 253,000 60,000 1,222,000 103,000 974,000 88,000

Jun 2016

87,000 220,000 83,000 1,081,000 109,000 1,011,000 93,000

Jul 2016

88,000 240,000 83,000 1,262,000 99,000 981,000 100,000

Aug 2016

86,000 259,000 74,000 1,079,000 91,000 937,000 77,000

Sep 2016

88,000 256,000 73,000 1,093,000 106,000 997,000 73,000

Oct 2016

81,000 265,000 76,000 930,000 116,000 1,047,000 94,000

Nov 2016

78,000 263,000 66,000 977,000 89,000 1,070,000 101,000

Dec 2016

98,000 300,000 83,000 940,000 92,000 1,069,000 91,000

Jan 2017

80,000 251,000 140,000 929,000 84,000 1,038,000 82,000

Feb 2017

79,000 296,000 66,000 917,000 120,000 1,108,000 102,000

Mar 2017

95,000 265,000 73,000 935,000 89,000 1,028,000 80,000

Apr 2017

113,000 295,000 116,000 1,021,000 93,000 1,059,000 73,000

May 2017

100,000 265,000 80,000 987,000 101,000 988,000 58,000

Jun 2017

99,000 291,000 73,000 1,150,000 100,000 1,114,000 92,000

Jul 2017

110,000 276,000 90,000 1,077,000 140,000 1,018,000 81,000

Aug 2017

122,000 263,000 68,000 1,038,000 109,000 1,083,000 86,000

Sep 2017

115,000 318,000 69,000 1,222,000 87,000 1,037,000 90,000

Oct 2017

96,000 254,000 111,000 1,084,000 93,000 1,034,000 82,000

Nov 2017

88,000 271,000 77,000 976,000 100,000 995,000 77,000

Dec 2017

103,000 253,000 79,000 874,000 84,000 1,023,000 90,000

Jan 2018

112,000 265,000 90,000 1,028,000 106,000 1,069,000 77,000

Feb 2018

118,000 339,000 67,000 1,016,000 81,000 1,111,000 84,000

Mar 2018

152,000 281,000 87,000 1,160,000 103,000 1,166,000 86,000

Apr 2018

188,000 237,000 98,000 1,254,000 114,000 1,173,000 113,000

May 2018(p)

128,000 248,000 88,000 1,190,000 106,000 1,119,000 86,000
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

Job openings by industry, December 2000–May 2018, seasonally adjusted
Month Accommodation and food services Other services Government

Dec 2000

501,000 288,000 472,000

Jan 2001

627,000 356,000 499,000

Feb 2001

561,000 155,000 426,000

Mar 2001

570,000 131,000 480,000

Apr 2001

571,000 203,000 453,000

May 2001

553,000 209,000 507,000

Jun 2001

389,000 212,000 525,000

Jul 2001

540,000 276,000 490,000

Aug 2001

513,000 258,000 468,000

Sep 2001

496,000 278,000 383,000

Oct 2001

379,000 192,000 440,000

Nov 2001

417,000 123,000 427,000

Dec 2001

389,000 169,000 385,000

Jan 2002

330,000 171,000 378,000

Feb 2002

365,000 130,000 446,000

Mar 2002

353,000 156,000 439,000

Apr 2002

358,000 157,000 405,000

May 2002

357,000 161,000 473,000

Jun 2002

305,000 101,000 406,000

Jul 2002

331,000 149,000 411,000

Aug 2002

353,000 142,000 454,000

Sep 2002

332,000 155,000 390,000

Oct 2002

324,000 148,000 383,000

Nov 2002

374,000 137,000 405,000

Dec 2002

330,000 115,000 345,000

Jan 2003

361,000 130,000 400,000

Feb 2003

310,000 167,000 382,000

Mar 2003

316,000 108,000 367,000

Apr 2003

319,000 185,000 371,000

May 2003

330,000 132,000 328,000

Jun 2003

354,000 118,000 407,000

Jul 2003

297,000 112,000 350,000

Aug 2003

317,000 106,000 316,000

Sep 2003

355,000 107,000 306,000

Oct 2003

377,000 107,000 349,000

Nov 2003

352,000 123,000 307,000

Dec 2003

424,000 105,000 314,000

Jan 2004

377,000 137,000 306,000

Feb 2004

390,000 152,000 329,000

Mar 2004

379,000 155,000 368,000

Apr 2004

361,000 163,000 369,000

May 2004

355,000 173,000 366,000

Jun 2004

414,000 92,000 339,000

Jul 2004

428,000 195,000 331,000

Aug 2004

405,000 142,000 327,000

Sep 2004

391,000 126,000 350,000

Oct 2004

419,000 141,000 378,000

Nov 2004

369,000 130,000 350,000

Dec 2004

380,000 112,000 371,000

Jan 2005

430,000 155,000 312,000

Feb 2005

482,000 111,000 356,000

Mar 2005

413,000 146,000 364,000

Apr 2005

513,000 162,000 378,000

May 2005

428,000 123,000 378,000

Jun 2005

424,000 123,000 374,000

Jul 2005

456,000 154,000 409,000

Aug 2005

414,000 154,000 387,000

Sep 2005

418,000 176,000 404,000

Oct 2005

415,000 200,000 379,000

Nov 2005

489,000 96,000 357,000

Dec 2005

470,000 79,000 399,000

Jan 2006

483,000 83,000 370,000

Feb 2006

522,000 77,000 389,000

Mar 2006

535,000 174,000 430,000

Apr 2006

572,000 156,000 437,000

May 2006

509,000 166,000 413,000

Jun 2006

468,000 175,000 419,000

Jul 2006

480,000 166,000 502,000

Aug 2006

490,000 214,000 482,000

Sep 2006

458,000 193,000 468,000

Oct 2006

503,000 160,000 406,000

Nov 2006

564,000 137,000 423,000

Dec 2006

520,000 171,000 402,000

Jan 2007

472,000 188,000 436,000

Feb 2007

489,000 237,000 432,000

Mar 2007

522,000 167,000 455,000

Apr 2007

481,000 228,000 445,000

May 2007

529,000 182,000 433,000

Jun 2007

525,000 176,000 445,000

Jul 2007

535,000 168,000 452,000

Aug 2007

577,000 180,000 475,000

Sep 2007

573,000 173,000 451,000

Oct 2007

551,000 195,000 418,000

Nov 2007

534,000 169,000 426,000

Dec 2007

539,000 127,000 410,000

Jan 2008

522,000 191,000 402,000

Feb 2008

480,000 140,000 423,000

Mar 2008

476,000 144,000 426,000

Apr 2008

485,000 232,000 395,000

May 2008

469,000 200,000 474,000

Jun 2008

437,000 133,000 432,000

Jul 2008

402,000 223,000 409,000

Aug 2008

335,000 229,000 420,000

Sep 2008

365,000 112,000 410,000

Oct 2008

340,000 152,000 382,000

Nov 2008

291,000 155,000 362,000

Dec 2008

277,000 166,000 285,000

Jan 2009

207,000 128,000 380,000

Feb 2009

285,000 149,000 351,000

Mar 2009

246,000 132,000 359,000

Apr 2009

252,000 125,000 379,000

May 2009

242,000 108,000 293,000

Jun 2009

245,000 127,000 327,000

Jul 2009

204,000 101,000 279,000

Aug 2009

178,000 120,000 317,000

Sep 2009

263,000 81,000 271,000

Oct 2009

222,000 92,000 404,000

Nov 2009

237,000 100,000 340,000

Dec 2009

239,000 95,000 317,000

Jan 2010

246,000 142,000 385,000

Feb 2010

223,000 174,000 348,000

Mar 2010

196,000 136,000 416,000

Apr 2010

240,000 218,000 648,000

May 2010

242,000 111,000 380,000

Jun 2010

232,000 114,000 307,000

Jul 2010

263,000 157,000 320,000

Aug 2010

306,000 158,000 332,000

Sep 2010

246,000 102,000 309,000

Oct 2010

271,000 110,000 348,000

Nov 2010

262,000 113,000 298,000

Dec 2010

261,000 88,000 388,000

Jan 2011

286,000 139,000 328,000

Feb 2011

353,000 129,000 302,000

Mar 2011

331,000 116,000 333,000

Apr 2011

284,000 122,000 339,000

May 2011

292,000 112,000 289,000

Jun 2011

303,000 133,000 347,000

Jul 2011

249,000 132,000 314,000

Aug 2011

333,000 100,000 330,000

Sep 2011

361,000 123,000 387,000

Oct 2011

356,000 104,000 362,000

Nov 2011

361,000 92,000 333,000

Dec 2011

385,000 95,000 346,000

Jan 2012

387,000 118,000 343,000

Feb 2012

350,000 155,000 390,000

Mar 2012

374,000 143,000 406,000

Apr 2012

386,000 183,000 377,000

May 2012

391,000 152,000 369,000

Jun 2012

411,000 152,000 380,000

Jul 2012

407,000 122,000 368,000

Aug 2012

367,000 92,000 406,000

Sep 2012

325,000 123,000 366,000

Oct 2012

396,000 148,000 378,000

Nov 2012

430,000 104,000 343,000

Dec 2012

430,000 103,000 374,000

Jan 2013

421,000 174,000 407,000

Feb 2013

434,000 112,000 415,000

Mar 2013

439,000 176,000 403,000

Apr 2013

411,000 136,000 441,000

May 2013

416,000 146,000 430,000

Jun 2013

441,000 140,000 379,000

Jul 2013

467,000 166,000 364,000

Aug 2013

462,000 105,000 377,000

Sep 2013

487,000 148,000 369,000

Oct 2013

451,000 161,000 398,000

Nov 2013

480,000 126,000 368,000

Dec 2013

517,000 148,000 332,000

Jan 2014

515,000 151,000 378,000

Feb 2014

521,000 148,000 403,000

Mar 2014

554,000 119,000 448,000

Apr 2014

574,000 166,000 453,000

May 2014

644,000 130,000 464,000

Jun 2014

625,000 110,000 512,000

Jul 2014

517,000 147,000 455,000

Aug 2014

616,000 196,000 450,000

Sep 2014

618,000 145,000 455,000

Oct 2014

654,000 178,000 426,000

Nov 2014

577,000 147,000 451,000

Dec 2014

622,000 145,000 463,000

Jan 2015

719,000 182,000 512,000

Feb 2015

661,000 176,000 541,000

Mar 2015

633,000 213,000 525,000

Apr 2015

659,000 191,000 523,000

May 2015

647,000 156,000 533,000

Jun 2015

591,000 147,000 461,000

Jul 2015

697,000 187,000 523,000

Aug 2015

662,000 182,000 494,000

Sep 2015

656,000 177,000 450,000

Oct 2015

699,000 200,000 491,000

Nov 2015

675,000 129,000 476,000

Dec 2015

677,000 194,000 495,000

Jan 2016

684,000 203,000 493,000

Feb 2016

694,000 234,000 482,000

Mar 2016

717,000 258,000 509,000

Apr 2016

684,000 291,000 539,000

May 2016

665,000 184,000 523,000

Jun 2016

660,000 195,000 512,000

Jul 2016

652,000 201,000 611,000

Aug 2016

681,000 197,000 497,000

Sep 2016

667,000 189,000 533,000

Oct 2016

648,000 194,000 462,000

Nov 2016

669,000 190,000 560,000

Dec 2016

637,000 240,000 494,000

Jan 2017

654,000 237,000 474,000

Feb 2017

705,000 259,000 500,000

Mar 2017

671,000 317,000 517,000

Apr 2017

774,000 355,000 544,000

May 2017

766,000 267,000 513,000

Jun 2017

734,000 228,000 552,000

Jul 2017

748,000 326,000 527,000

Aug 2017

752,000 236,000 522,000

Sep 2017

695,000 286,000 505,000

Oct 2017

768,000 292,000 546,000

Nov 2017

789,000 234,000 506,000

Dec 2017

812,000 196,000 524,000

Jan 2018

801,000 206,000 553,000

Feb 2018

728,000 234,000 590,000

Mar 2018

815,000 268,000 607,000

Apr 2018

827,000 239,000 577,000

May 2018(p)

817,000 235,000 602,000
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

From April 2018 to May 2018, the number of job openings decreased for total private (-228,000) and was little changed for government. Job openings increased in mining and logging (+10,000), but decreased in information (−60,000) and in arts, entertainment, and recreation (−27,000).

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 — May 2018." Also see charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 6.6 million job openings in May 2018, down from 6.8 million in April 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/6-point-6-million-job-openings-in-may-2018-down-from-6-point-8-million-in-april-2018.htm (visited September 23, 2018).

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