7.5 million job openings in March 2019

May 14, 2019

On the last business day of March 2019, the job openings level rose to 7.5 million, compared with 7.1 million a month earlier. A year ago, in March 2018, there were 6.9 million job openings. In March 2009, total nonfarm job openings numbered 2.5 million.

 Job openings, by industry, January 2009–March 2019
Month Total nonfarm Mining and logging Educational services Federal government Information Construction Wholesale trade Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

Jan 2009

2,731,000 19,000 70,000 58,000 79,000 38,000 59,000 69,000

Feb 2009

2,838,000 8,000 50,000 61,000 65,000 73,000 87,000 43,000

Mar 2009

2,521,000 7,000 39,000 104,000 44,000 48,000 76,000 69,000

Apr 2009

2,343,000 9,000 54,000 52,000 37,000 29,000 58,000 64,000

May 2009

2,574,000 9,000 43,000 28,000 38,000 51,000 68,000 73,000

Jun 2009

2,517,000 5,000 53,000 42,000 44,000 67,000 81,000 71,000

Jul 2009

2,264,000 4,000 44,000 51,000 41,000 50,000 60,000 47,000

Aug 2009

2,365,000 3,000 59,000 32,000 38,000 65,000 76,000 69,000

Sep 2009

2,481,000 7,000 32,000 56,000 55,000 66,000 60,000 60,000

Oct 2009

2,422,000 7,000 48,000 104,000 72,000 54,000 70,000 54,000

Nov 2009

2,435,000 7,000 35,000 88,000 36,000 49,000 67,000 56,000

Dec 2009

2,487,000 6,000 50,000 71,000 51,000 55,000 81,000 30,000

Jan 2010

2,833,000 9,000 34,000 147,000 96,000 54,000 69,000 50,000

Feb 2010

2,651,000 12,000 61,000 129,000 73,000 65,000 68,000 56,000

Mar 2010

2,679,000 11,000 78,000 161,000 51,000 86,000 93,000 59,000

Apr 2010

3,217,000 19,000 65,000 374,000 80,000 101,000 84,000 70,000

May 2010

3,019,000 17,000 75,000 152,000 78,000 88,000 106,000 58,000

Jun 2010

2,813,000 13,000 50,000 81,000 56,000 83,000 81,000 79,000

Jul 2010

3,127,000 12,000 73,000 82,000 98,000 113,000 84,000 74,000

Aug 2010

3,025,000 14,000 61,000 105,000 87,000 59,000 87,000 79,000

Sep 2010

2,912,000 17,000 43,000 76,000 63,000 78,000 85,000 100,000

Oct 2010

3,256,000 22,000 67,000 70,000 64,000 67,000 84,000 96,000

Nov 2010

3,134,000 21,000 56,000 67,000 72,000 66,000 99,000 65,000

Dec 2010

2,969,000 19,000 53,000 92,000 72,000 32,000 89,000 92,000

Jan 2011

3,100,000 32,000 78,000 60,000 94,000 61,000 121,000 82,000

Feb 2011

3,213,000 17,000 66,000 64,000 66,000 45,000 135,000 110,000

Mar 2011

3,253,000 31,000 54,000 60,000 104,000 67,000 109,000 108,000

Apr 2011

3,337,000 30,000 77,000 54,000 106,000 91,000 105,000 121,000

May 2011

3,207,000 18,000 53,000 66,000 103,000 124,000 91,000 117,000

Jun 2011

3,467,000 14,000 72,000 57,000 86,000 77,000 124,000 94,000

Jul 2011

3,676,000 29,000 77,000 67,000 108,000 94,000 123,000 118,000

Aug 2011

3,358,000 20,000 73,000 53,000 113,000 111,000 71,000 103,000

Sep 2011

3,763,000 25,000 63,000 60,000 115,000 87,000 139,000 107,000

Oct 2011

3,650,000 22,000 66,000 73,000 124,000 82,000 163,000 114,000

Nov 2011

3,485,000 23,000 58,000 55,000 95,000 63,000 130,000 112,000

Dec 2011

3,662,000 30,000 50,000 67,000 98,000 56,000 124,000 100,000

Jan 2012

3,904,000 27,000 60,000 63,000 91,000 85,000 146,000 117,000

Feb 2012

3,605,000 23,000 62,000 80,000 92,000 61,000 129,000 132,000

Mar 2012

3,976,000 18,000 63,000 88,000 98,000 94,000 122,000 124,000

Apr 2012

3,878,000 19,000 66,000 81,000 117,000 134,000 144,000 113,000

May 2012

3,861,000 22,000 72,000 69,000 80,000 105,000 142,000 110,000

Jun 2012

3,916,000 19,000 58,000 74,000 94,000 70,000 150,000 104,000

Jul 2012

3,790,000 15,000 97,000 62,000 78,000 95,000 151,000 104,000

Aug 2012

3,839,000 16,000 69,000 96,000 97,000 134,000 143,000 120,000

Sep 2012

3,861,000 15,000 59,000 70,000 93,000 92,000 153,000 131,000

Oct 2012

3,808,000 14,000 63,000 65,000 95,000 107,000 153,000 95,000

Nov 2012

3,787,000 17,000 64,000 50,000 107,000 73,000 130,000 81,000

Dec 2012

3,840,000 17,000 58,000 74,000 77,000 93,000 139,000 129,000

Jan 2013

3,915,000 19,000 72,000 85,000 77,000 116,000 136,000 142,000

Feb 2013

3,981,000 25,000 57,000 72,000 103,000 121,000 112,000 137,000

Mar 2013

4,080,000 14,000 72,000 63,000 96,000 121,000 154,000 106,000

Apr 2013

4,078,000 22,000 75,000 86,000 76,000 133,000 129,000 141,000

May 2013

4,173,000 20,000 72,000 48,000 95,000 137,000 131,000 129,000

Jun 2013

4,166,000 20,000 67,000 48,000 93,000 146,000 111,000 143,000

Jul 2013

3,946,000 25,000 86,000 50,000 111,000 111,000 126,000 113,000

Aug 2013

4,112,000 21,000 75,000 41,000 75,000 129,000 136,000 148,000

Sep 2013

4,105,000 19,000 59,000 51,000 97,000 121,000 139,000 145,000

Oct 2013

4,268,000 22,000 79,000 43,000 138,000 141,000 106,000 157,000

Nov 2013

4,002,000 18,000 79,000 54,000 119,000 117,000 153,000 132,000

Dec 2013

3,996,000 23,000 76,000 42,000 101,000 86,000 164,000 110,000

Jan 2014

4,131,000 26,000 78,000 47,000 110,000 152,000 127,000 174,000

Feb 2014

4,347,000 23,000 67,000 59,000 102,000 122,000 130,000 118,000

Mar 2014

4,388,000 31,000 77,000 68,000 102,000 130,000 132,000 140,000

Apr 2014

4,662,000 27,000 85,000 67,000 128,000 137,000 150,000 160,000

May 2014

4,775,000 32,000 84,000 68,000 104,000 137,000 157,000 157,000

Jun 2014

4,999,000 31,000 109,000 66,000 91,000 171,000 159,000 153,000

Jul 2014

4,919,000 34,000 99,000 60,000 121,000 158,000 154,000 184,000

Aug 2014

5,383,000 29,000 91,000 74,000 115,000 148,000 155,000 189,000

Sep 2014

4,876,000 30,000 97,000 69,000 100,000 105,000 141,000 193,000

Oct 2014

5,066,000 36,000 92,000 68,000 97,000 156,000 151,000 221,000

Nov 2014

4,719,000 31,000 84,000 74,000 130,000 104,000 169,000 194,000

Dec 2014

4,981,000 21,000 91,000 71,000 96,000 100,000 162,000 164,000

Jan 2015

5,377,000 16,000 106,000 79,000 111,000 150,000 154,000 234,000

Feb 2015

5,410,000 12,000 100,000 101,000 124,000 146,000 169,000 203,000

Mar 2015

5,223,000 14,000 89,000 91,000 104,000 177,000 147,000 224,000

Apr 2015

5,726,000 15,000 103,000 106,000 123,000 179,000 158,000 256,000

May 2015

5,587,000 14,000 96,000 79,000 99,000 184,000 162,000 301,000

Jun 2015

5,259,000 19,000 101,000 89,000 101,000 160,000 153,000 226,000

Jul 2015

6,147,000 21,000 142,000 97,000 140,000 156,000 186,000 251,000

Aug 2015

5,517,000 13,000 95,000 88,000 120,000 168,000 163,000 213,000

Sep 2015

5,450,000 17,000 90,000 71,000 108,000 106,000 170,000 203,000

Oct 2015

5,846,000 17,000 123,000 82,000 127,000 145,000 181,000 270,000

Nov 2015

5,564,000 17,000 103,000 96,000 71,000 89,000 140,000 301,000

Dec 2015

5,678,000 18,000 119,000 94,000 103,000 115,000 158,000 198,000

Jan 2016

5,977,000 12,000 98,000 90,000 108,000 161,000 189,000 171,000

Feb 2016

5,747,000 8,000 121,000 110,000 89,000 188,000 208,000 136,000

Mar 2016

6,151,000 9,000 101,000 96,000 84,000 219,000 194,000 156,000

Apr 2016

5,872,000 12,000 130,000 104,000 95,000 196,000 232,000 200,000

May 2016

5,775,000 10,000 107,000 99,000 105,000 188,000 166,000 190,000

Jun 2016

5,778,000 12,000 95,000 87,000 82,000 186,000 171,000 192,000

Jul 2016

6,088,000 12,000 118,000 96,000 93,000 244,000 147,000 243,000

Aug 2016

5,720,000 11,000 90,000 99,000 88,000 205,000 163,000 225,000

Sep 2016

5,828,000 17,000 107,000 108,000 104,000 240,000 171,000 165,000

Oct 2016

5,616,000 13,000 129,000 83,000 92,000 221,000 186,000 178,000

Nov 2016

5,862,000 22,000 93,000 87,000 78,000 176,000 198,000 157,000

Dec 2016

5,831,000 22,000 95,000 149,000 76,000 138,000 204,000 156,000

Jan 2017

5,624,000 28,000 76,000 73,000 86,000 150,000 171,000 178,000

Feb 2017

5,875,000 23,000 124,000 85,000 62,000 179,000 180,000 193,000

Mar 2017

5,848,000 17,000 99,000 88,000 79,000 186,000 210,000 189,000

Apr 2017

6,157,000 30,000 99,000 95,000 113,000 229,000 204,000 203,000

May 2017

5,821,000 25,000 99,000 114,000 100,000 184,000 196,000 171,000

Jun 2017

6,371,000 28,000 89,000 103,000 108,000 220,000 221,000 216,000

Jul 2017

6,349,000 31,000 138,000 102,000 113,000 247,000 205,000 272,000

Aug 2017

6,352,000 31,000 111,000 81,000 129,000 226,000 201,000 280,000

Sep 2017

6,256,000 28,000 91,000 90,000 109,000 178,000 199,000 273,000

Oct 2017

6,405,000 30,000 95,000 83,000 97,000 203,000 147,000 260,000

Nov 2017

6,163,000 27,000 103,000 78,000 87,000 212,000 183,000 168,000

Dec 2017

6,204,000 21,000 85,000 84,000 123,000 180,000 223,000 213,000

Jan 2018

6,591,000 26,000 123,000 115,000 123,000 245,000 203,000 290,000

Feb 2018

6,530,000 27,000 91,000 73,000 123,000 198,000 197,000 268,000

Mar 2018

6,894,000 26,000 103,000 112,000 130,000 234,000 187,000 311,000

Apr 2018

7,106,000 37,000 110,000 83,000 198,000 258,000 192,000 348,000

May 2018

7,126,000 28,000 107,000 109,000 120,000 279,000 216,000 338,000

Jun 2018

7,393,000 28,000 145,000 115,000 130,000 323,000 210,000 292,000

Jul 2018

7,442,000 31,000 137,000 120,000 154,000 314,000 221,000 292,000

Aug 2018

7,342,000 31,000 128,000 121,000 143,000 315,000 224,000 241,000

Sep 2018

7,392,000 34,000 76,000 83,000 110,000 299,000 227,000 349,000

Oct 2018

7,593,000 36,000 92,000 101,000 149,000 278,000 219,000 259,000

Nov 2018

7,626,000 35,000 96,000 110,000 124,000 279,000 217,000 322,000

Dec 2018

7,479,000 29,000 91,000 87,000 123,000 299,000 178,000 318,000

Jan 2019

7,625,000 38,000 117,000 121,000 136,000 313,000 264,000 309,000

Feb 2019

7,142,000 27,000 100,000 130,000 133,000 287,000 220,000 258,000

Mar 2019

7,488,000 23,000 109,000 115,000 169,000 360,000 226,000 345,000

 

 Job openings, by industry, January 2009–March 2019 (continued)
Month Other services Financial activities Manufacturing State and local government Retail trade Leisure and hospitality Health care and social assistance Professional and business services

Jan 2009

132,000 130,000 112,000 291,000 376,000 241,000 521,000 536,000

Feb 2009

148,000 183,000 130,000 306,000 323,000 326,000 501,000 533,000

Mar 2009

139,000 138,000 111,000 264,000 297,000 263,000 467,000 452,000

Apr 2009

117,000 108,000 103,000 315,000 219,000 273,000 466,000 438,000

May 2009

109,000 166,000 99,000 253,000 406,000 296,000 487,000 446,000

Jun 2009

156,000 147,000 107,000 286,000 299,000 283,000 470,000 405,000

Jul 2009

108,000 121,000 110,000 233,000 196,000 259,000 492,000 449,000

Aug 2009

119,000 118,000 123,000 275,000 281,000 198,000 487,000 420,000

Sep 2009

93,000 179,000 131,000 226,000 261,000 286,000 505,000 464,000

Oct 2009

95,000 141,000 132,000 274,000 215,000 261,000 483,000 413,000

Nov 2009

114,000 178,000 127,000 250,000 241,000 279,000 474,000 435,000

Dec 2009

123,000 139,000 152,000 247,000 299,000 258,000 493,000 432,000

Jan 2010

154,000 172,000 142,000 249,000 332,000 279,000 589,000 457,000

Feb 2010

161,000 149,000 157,000 220,000 343,000 266,000 461,000 430,000

Mar 2010

136,000 162,000 153,000 261,000 348,000 239,000 450,000 390,000

Apr 2010

197,000 234,000 191,000 256,000 294,000 283,000 456,000 513,000

May 2010

122,000 214,000 190,000 246,000 323,000 312,000 435,000 603,000

Jun 2010

111,000 195,000 210,000 220,000 314,000 329,000 408,000 582,000

Jul 2010

159,000 212,000 241,000 239,000 324,000 323,000 470,000 621,000

Aug 2010

142,000 233,000 188,000 246,000 284,000 364,000 436,000 641,000

Sep 2010

114,000 218,000 189,000 253,000 255,000 317,000 469,000 634,000

Oct 2010

111,000 238,000 198,000 275,000 333,000 417,000 562,000 652,000

Nov 2010

133,000 252,000 207,000 257,000 327,000 319,000 495,000 700,000

Dec 2010

104,000 202,000 171,000 293,000 325,000 352,000 493,000 579,000

Jan 2011

117,000 237,000 217,000 269,000 353,000 366,000 473,000 538,000

Feb 2011

137,000 206,000 209,000 256,000 397,000 389,000 505,000 610,000

Mar 2011

106,000 199,000 211,000 272,000 351,000 393,000 547,000 641,000

Apr 2011

106,000 247,000 247,000 298,000 401,000 331,000 533,000 590,000

May 2011

111,000 194,000 220,000 240,000 431,000 319,000 534,000 585,000

Jun 2011

133,000 210,000 217,000 307,000 451,000 406,000 544,000 676,000

Jul 2011

124,000 270,000 250,000 260,000 437,000 363,000 565,000 790,000

Aug 2011

92,000 175,000 234,000 279,000 396,000 392,000 577,000 669,000

Sep 2011

154,000 172,000 254,000 333,000 392,000 428,000 545,000 891,000

Oct 2011

122,000 241,000 233,000 294,000 410,000 429,000 569,000 708,000

Nov 2011

113,000 172,000 200,000 287,000 497,000 434,000 579,000 667,000

Dec 2011

123,000 206,000 215,000 284,000 442,000 441,000 579,000 847,000

Jan 2012

115,000 250,000 246,000 275,000 403,000 453,000 625,000 948,000

Feb 2012

141,000 194,000 237,000 323,000 389,000 379,000 615,000 747,000

Mar 2012

136,000 241,000 312,000 321,000 448,000 447,000 625,000 837,000

Apr 2012

166,000 218,000 265,000 300,000 384,000 481,000 619,000 772,000

May 2012

160,000 223,000 306,000 336,000 372,000 458,000 656,000 750,000

Jun 2012

153,000 232,000 308,000 319,000 377,000 483,000 702,000 774,000

Jul 2012

114,000 237,000 287,000 311,000 416,000 489,000 596,000 740,000

Aug 2012

81,000 256,000 268,000 327,000 483,000 423,000 596,000 730,000

Sep 2012

139,000 286,000 252,000 309,000 496,000 422,000 650,000 694,000

Oct 2012

174,000 264,000 278,000 315,000 305,000 483,000 642,000 755,000

Nov 2012

129,000 237,000 220,000 298,000 469,000 499,000 667,000 749,000

Dec 2012

125,000 254,000 223,000 320,000 507,000 481,000 647,000 697,000

Jan 2013

154,000 231,000 251,000 353,000 473,000 470,000 560,000 776,000

Feb 2013

111,000 302,000 276,000 356,000 402,000 520,000 631,000 757,000

Mar 2013

159,000 317,000 260,000 345,000 472,000 514,000 637,000 750,000

Apr 2013

122,000 262,000 257,000 356,000 534,000 478,000 646,000 761,000

May 2013

176,000 311,000 253,000 369,000 558,000 469,000 617,000 788,000

Jun 2013

155,000 311,000 223,000 362,000 634,000 489,000 615,000 749,000

Jul 2013

153,000 340,000 254,000 321,000 488,000 503,000 571,000 696,000

Aug 2013

103,000 247,000 286,000 352,000 484,000 523,000 680,000 809,000

Sep 2013

175,000 245,000 270,000 343,000 530,000 550,000 610,000 751,000

Oct 2013

169,000 264,000 302,000 352,000 530,000 540,000 606,000 819,000

Nov 2013

147,000 205,000 272,000 332,000 508,000 543,000 579,000 745,000

Dec 2013

182,000 234,000 265,000 292,000 525,000 585,000 537,000 774,000

Jan 2014

148,000 213,000 261,000 327,000 528,000 596,000 630,000 713,000

Feb 2014

148,000 251,000 279,000 350,000 630,000 558,000 660,000 848,000

Mar 2014

106,000 259,000 284,000 372,000 665,000 571,000 678,000 773,000

Apr 2014

147,000 282,000 288,000 391,000 652,000 662,000 642,000 842,000

May 2014

143,000 285,000 301,000 381,000 625,000 710,000 734,000 857,000

Jun 2014

125,000 352,000 320,000 460,000 634,000 674,000 739,000 916,000

Jul 2014

142,000 305,000 330,000 410,000 601,000 630,000 784,000 908,000

Aug 2014

194,000 348,000 327,000 363,000 840,000 705,000 840,000 967,000

Sep 2014

152,000 265,000 312,000 395,000 589,000 708,000 779,000 941,000

Oct 2014

180,000 376,000 301,000 363,000 598,000 671,000 801,000 956,000

Nov 2014

176,000 277,000 285,000 374,000 508,000 631,000 711,000 970,000

Dec 2014

169,000 277,000 281,000 411,000 544,000 707,000 846,000 1,041,000

Jan 2015

196,000 317,000 326,000 422,000 609,000 806,000 817,000 1,034,000

Feb 2015

169,000 339,000 301,000 432,000 666,000 748,000 829,000 1,072,000

Mar 2015

192,000 260,000 323,000 424,000 533,000 733,000 811,000 1,101,000

Apr 2015

160,000 392,000 332,000 444,000 598,000 725,000 912,000 1,224,000

May 2015

165,000 337,000 334,000 453,000 548,000 701,000 882,000 1,233,000

Jun 2015

181,000 283,000 294,000 392,000 575,000 659,000 913,000 1,112,000

Jul 2015

197,000 360,000 379,000 447,000 827,000 751,000 1,027,000 1,165,000

Aug 2015

197,000 336,000 315,000 398,000 679,000 689,000 950,000 1,092,000

Sep 2015

184,000 300,000 315,000 397,000 697,000 701,000 985,000 1,105,000

Oct 2015

191,000 337,000 322,000 436,000 672,000 790,000 945,000 1,208,000

Nov 2015

136,000 346,000 258,000 403,000 560,000 764,000 995,000 1,283,000

Dec 2015

219,000 399,000 304,000 427,000 642,000 750,000 931,000 1,199,000

Jan 2016

221,000 356,000 321,000 405,000 715,000 751,000 1,079,000 1,301,000

Feb 2016

234,000 334,000 318,000 390,000 702,000 762,000 903,000 1,244,000

Mar 2016

237,000 311,000 337,000 410,000 702,000 827,000 979,000 1,488,000

Apr 2016

243,000 370,000 399,000 424,000 665,000 754,000 993,000 1,054,000

May 2016

174,000 327,000 362,000 446,000 712,000 742,000 983,000 1,163,000

Jun 2016

207,000 322,000 374,000 415,000 714,000 792,000 989,000 1,139,000

Jul 2016

205,000 349,000 379,000 479,000 700,000 753,000 1,002,000 1,268,000

Aug 2016

223,000 367,000 333,000 399,000 658,000 793,000 963,000 1,103,000

Sep 2016

197,000 344,000 320,000 413,000 706,000 738,000 993,000 1,205,000

Oct 2016

189,000 321,000 298,000 408,000 670,000 765,000 1,092,000 972,000

Nov 2016

218,000 344,000 316,000 464,000 625,000 777,000 1,095,000 1,213,000

Dec 2016

270,000 391,000 338,000 389,000 692,000 763,000 1,093,000 1,055,000

Jan 2017

236,000 397,000 371,000 402,000 635,000 735,000 1,078,000 1,007,000

Feb 2017

262,000 341,000 360,000 436,000 638,000 887,000 1,107,000 997,000

Mar 2017

294,000 338,000 400,000 442,000 684,000 752,000 1,040,000 1,031,000

Apr 2017

318,000 467,000 388,000 470,000 624,000 847,000 1,035,000 1,037,000

May 2017

271,000 352,000 349,000 443,000 675,000 842,000 992,000 1,008,000

Jun 2017

253,000 373,000 406,000 480,000 675,000 847,000 1,115,000 1,238,000

Jul 2017

332,000 363,000 394,000 442,000 701,000 856,000 1,019,000 1,134,000

Aug 2017

242,000 318,000 423,000 451,000 798,000 877,000 1,066,000 1,118,000

Sep 2017

297,000 429,000 427,000 466,000 736,000 774,000 1,031,000 1,127,000

Oct 2017

276,000 420,000 423,000 461,000 763,000 829,000 1,021,000 1,297,000

Nov 2017

262,000 372,000 417,000 431,000 911,000 886,000 999,000 1,026,000

Dec 2017

213,000 358,000 377,000 475,000 970,000 906,000 1,052,000 924,000

Jan 2018

205,000 398,000 436,000 452,000 873,000 926,000 1,052,000 1,124,000

Feb 2018

228,000 406,000 436,000 532,000 827,000 905,000 1,081,000 1,138,000

Mar 2018

225,000 396,000 426,000 547,000 900,000 935,000 1,150,000 1,213,000

Apr 2018

199,000 328,000 451,000 526,000 1,032,000 974,000 1,139,000 1,232,000

May 2018

272,000 371,000 470,000 491,000 973,000 974,000 1,139,000 1,238,000

Jun 2018

246,000 381,000 475,000 526,000 1,003,000 1,071,000 1,176,000 1,271,000

Jul 2018

221,000 430,000 488,000 558,000 1,020,000 1,024,000 1,157,000 1,276,000

Aug 2018

225,000 435,000 501,000 610,000 876,000 994,000 1,158,000 1,341,000

Sep 2018

246,000 353,000 469,000 538,000 978,000 1,074,000 1,206,000 1,352,000

Oct 2018

314,000 435,000 500,000 536,000 1,080,000 1,039,000 1,192,000 1,363,000

Nov 2018

282,000 412,000 501,000 554,000 1,103,000 1,050,000 1,228,000 1,313,000

Dec 2018

271,000 380,000 435,000 532,000 986,000 1,102,000 1,258,000 1,391,000

Jan 2019

175,000 433,000 458,000 576,000 881,000 1,077,000 1,254,000 1,472,000

Feb 2019

214,000 334,000 480,000 575,000 861,000 988,000 1,112,000 1,424,000

Mar 2019

217,000 368,000 476,000 573,000 860,000 1,023,000 1,187,000 1,435,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

In March 2019, there were 1.4 million job openings in professional and business services and 1.2 million in health care and social assistance. Leisure and hospitality was the only other industry with more than 1.0 million job openings in March 2019.

Professional and business services has had over 1.0 million job openings in most months since 2015. The number of job openings in health care and social assistance surpassed 1.0 million in two months in 2015 and has been above that level in most months since mid 2016. Job openings in leisure and hospitality have been over 1.0 million most months since mid 2018.

The retail trade industry is the only other industry that has had more than 1.0 million job openings in any month during the last decade. It was above the 1.0 million level in five months during 2018, though it has been below this level recently.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Job openings data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — March 2019." Also see more charts on job openings, hires, and separations.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 7.5 million job openings in March 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/7-point-5-million-job-openings-in-march-2019.htm (visited September 16, 2019).

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