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Job openings rate 6.0 percent in Vermont, 3.7 percent in District of Columbia, in September 2019

March 04, 2020

The national jobs openings rate was 4.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted) in September 2019. The job openings rate was 6.0 percent in Vermont, 5.9 percent in both Alaska and West Virginia, and 5.7 percent in North Carolina. In New Mexico and North Dakota, the job openings rate was 5.6 percent in September 2019.

Job openings rate by state, September 2019
State Job openings rate Number of job openings

Alabama

4.5% 98,000

Alaska

5.9 22,000

Arizona

5.2 159,000

Arkansas

5.1 69,000

California

4.2 762,000

Colorado

5.1 151,000

Connecticut

3.9 70,000

Delaware

4.7 22,000

District of Columbia

3.7 31,000

Florida

4.6 428,000

Georgia

4.7 229,000

Hawaii

4.5 30,000

Idaho

4.9 39,000

Illinois

4.2 269,000

Indiana

4.8 160,000

Iowa

4.6 77,000

Kansas

5.2 78,000

Kentucky

4.3 88,000

Louisiana

4.5 95,000

Maine

4.9 34,000

Maryland

4.6 134,000

Massachusetts

4.5 177,000

Michigan

4.6 216,000

Minnesota

4.4 137,000

Mississippi

4.6 56,000

Missouri

5.1 156,000

Montana

5.3 28,000

Nebraska

4.9 53,000

Nevada

4.2 63,000

New Hampshire

4.9 36,000

New Jersey

4.4 194,000

New Mexico

5.6 51,000

New York

4.2 435,000

North Carolina

5.7 277,000

North Dakota

5.6 26,000

Ohio

4.7 276,000

Oklahoma

4.7 85,000

Oregon

5.1 104,000

Pennsylvania

4.5 290,000

Rhode Island

5.2 28,000

South Carolina

4.7 109,000

South Dakota

4.9 23,000

Tennessee

4.8 158,000

Texas

4.4 591,000

Utah

4.9 80,000

Vermont

6.0 20,000

Virginia

4.9 211,000

Washington

4.6 171,000

West Virginia

5.9 47,000

Wisconsin

4.9 156,000

Wyoming

5.5 17,000

The job openings rate was 3.7 percent in the District of Columbia and 3.9 percent in Connecticut. The job openings rate was 4.2 percent in California, Illinois, Nevada, and New York.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are not seasonally adjusted. State job openings data are experimental and subject to changes in estimation methods. To learn more, see "JOLTS Experimental State Estimates" and "Job openings and labor turnover trends for Northeastern states in 2018." Also see more charts based on job openings, hires, and separations data. The job openings rate is the number of job openings divided by the sum of job openings plus employment, expressed as a percentage.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate 6.0 percent in Vermont, 3.7 percent in District of Columbia, in September 2019 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/job-openings-rate-6-point-0-percent-in-vermont-3-point-7-percent-in-district-of-columbia-in-september-2019.htm (visited August 10, 2020).

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