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Job openings rate down in 17 states, up in 2 states in June 2022

August 23, 2022

The job openings rate decreased in June in 17 states, increased in 2 states, and was little changed in 31 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage decreases rates occurred in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania (−1.3 percentage points each), followed by Rhode Island (−1.2 percentage points). Increases in job openings rates occurred in Georgia (+0.9 percentage points) and Ohio (+0.4 percentage points).

States with a statistically significant change from May 2022 to June 2022 in selected job openings and labor turnover measures

Rate of job openings, hires, total separations, quits, and layoffs and discharges, by state
State Job openings Hires
May 2022 Jun 2022 Over-the-month change Level May 2022 Jun 2022 Over-the-month change Level

United States

6.9% 6.6% -0.3 percentage point(s) 10,698,000 4.3% 4.2% -0.1 percentage point(s) 6,374,000

Alabama

6.6 6.7 0.1 149,000 4.2 4.6 0.4 95,000

Alaska

8.5 8.3 -0.2 28,000 6.4 6.4 0.0 20,000

Arizona

6.7 6.4 -0.3 209,000 5.0 4.8 -0.2 147,000

Arkansas

6.9 7.0 0.1 98,000 4.7 4.9 0.2 64,000

California

7.1 6.1 -1.0 1,133,000 3.6 3.6 0.0 623,000

Colorado

7.6 6.8 -0.8 208,000 4.9 4.5 -0.4 129,000

Connecticut

6.7 6.0 -0.7 105,000 4.3 3.8 -0.5 63,000

Delaware

6.7 6.7 0.0 33,000 5.0 4.8 -0.2 22,000

District of Columbia

5.6 5.7 0.1 46,000 3.3 3.4 0.1 26,000

Florida

6.3 5.9 -0.4 588,000 5.0 5.1 0.1 473,000

Georgia

7.3 8.2 0.9 427,000 5.6 5.4 -0.2 261,000

Hawaii

7.1 6.5 -0.6 42,000 5.1 4.8 -0.3 29,000

Idaho

7.0 6.6 -0.4 58,000 5.3 5.0 -0.3 41,000

Illinois

6.9 6.9 0.0 446,000 4.5 4.0 -0.5 240,000

Indiana

6.6 6.5 -0.1 220,000 4.4 4.6 0.2 145,000

Iowa

7.0 6.5 -0.5 109,000 4.1 3.9 -0.2 62,000

Kansas

6.6 6.7 0.1 101,000 3.7 3.6 -0.1 50,000

Kentucky

7.9 7.8 -0.1 165,000 5.1 4.9 -0.2 95,000

Louisiana

7.9 7.6 -0.3 156,000 5.0 5.1 0.1 97,000

Maine

7.0 7.1 0.1 48,000 4.1 4.1 0.0 26,000

Maryland

7.6 7.1 -0.5 208,000 4.1 4.1 0.0 111,000

Massachusetts

8.7 7.4 -1.3 294,000 3.7 3.4 -0.3 125,000

Michigan

7.4 6.7 -0.7 309,000 3.7 4.4 0.7 190,000

Minnesota

7.3 6.9 -0.4 216,000 3.5 3.4 -0.1 100,000

Mississippi

7.0 6.7 -0.3 83,000 4.8 4.9 0.1 57,000

Missouri

7.4 6.7 -0.7 210,000 4.2 4.2 0.0 121,000

Montana

8.2 7.3 -0.9 40,000 6.0 5.3 -0.7 27,000

Nebraska

7.1 7.1 0.0 79,000 4.0 4.4 0.4 45,000

Nevada

7.0 6.2 -0.8 96,000 6.8 4.9 -1.9 71,000

New Hampshire

7.2 6.2 -1.0 45,000 5.0 4.6 -0.4 31,000

New Jersey

6.2 6.2 0.0 279,000 3.9 4.1 0.2 173,000

New Mexico

7.1 6.6 -0.5 60,000 4.6 4.0 -0.6 34,000

New York

5.4 5.5 0.1 552,000 3.4 3.1 -0.3 289,000

North Carolina

7.4 7.0 -0.4 358,000 4.7 5.0 0.3 236,000

North Dakota

7.0 7.2 0.2 33,000 4.2 4.7 0.5 20,000

Ohio

7.0 7.4 0.4 436,000 4.4 4.6 0.2 250,000

Oklahoma

6.9 7.0 0.1 128,000 5.1 5.0 -0.1 85,000

Oregon

6.6 6.0 -0.6 124,000 4.3 4.3 0.0 85,000

Pennsylvania

7.5 6.2 -1.3 393,000 3.3 3.4 0.1 202,000

Rhode Island

7.6 6.4 -1.2 34,000 4.6 4.8 0.2 24,000

South Carolina

7.5 7.0 -0.5 167,000 5.3 4.9 -0.4 108,000

South Dakota

6.8 6.9 0.1 33,000 4.0 4.2 0.2 19,000

Tennessee

7.3 6.6 -0.7 229,000 4.6 4.7 0.1 154,000

Texas

6.8 6.9 0.1 988,000 4.9 4.2 -0.7 568,000

Utah

6.5 5.9 -0.6 105,000 4.2 4.3 0.1 71,000

Vermont

8.0 7.7 -0.3 25,000 4.3 4.0 -0.3 12,000

Virginia

7.2 7.4 0.2 324,000 4.2 4.3 0.1 173,000

Washington

6.1 5.0 -1.1 185,000 3.7 3.7 0.0 130,000

West Virginia

7.4 7.6 0.2 58,000 4.8 5.0 0.2 35,000

Wisconsin

7.1 6.9 -0.2 218,000 3.7 3.5 -0.2 104,000

Wyoming

7.5 6.6 -0.9 20,000 6.0 5.6 -0.4 16,000
Rate of job openings, hires, total separations, quits, and layoffs and discharges, by state (continued)
State Total separations Quits
May 2022 Jun 2022 Over-the-month change Level May 2022 Jun 2022 Over-the-month change Level

United States

4.0% 3.9% -0.1 percentage point(s) 5,931,000 2.8% 2.8% 0.0 percentage point(s) 4,237,000

Alabama

4.6 4.5 -0.1 93,000 3.0 3.3 0.3 68,000

Alaska

7.0 6.4 -0.6 20,000 4.8 4.2 -0.6 13,000

Arizona

4.4 4.8 0.4 148,000 3.3 3.8 0.5 117,000

Arkansas

4.7 4.7 0.0 62,000 3.2 3.4 0.2 45,000

California

3.9 3.4 -0.5 598,000 2.7 2.3 -0.4 409,000

Colorado

4.5 4.0 -0.5 114,000 3.0 2.8 -0.2 79,000

Connecticut

3.3 3.3 0.0 54,000 2.2 2.4 0.2 39,000

Delaware

4.6 5.0 0.4 23,000 3.3 3.7 0.4 17,000

District of Columbia

3.0 2.9 -0.1 22,000 2.0 2.0 0.0 15,000

Florida

5.0 4.4 -0.6 407,000 3.7 3.4 -0.3 314,000

Georgia

5.4 5.6 0.2 269,000 3.8 4.4 0.6 211,000

Hawaii

3.6 3.8 0.2 23,000 2.3 2.6 0.3 16,000

Idaho

5.2 5.0 -0.2 41,000 3.6 3.5 -0.1 29,000

Illinois

3.1 3.8 0.7 227,000 2.6 2.6 0.0 155,000

Indiana

3.6 3.9 0.3 125,000 3.0 2.9 -0.1 91,000

Iowa

4.1 3.6 -0.5 57,000 2.8 2.7 -0.1 42,000

Kansas

3.5 3.6 0.1 50,000 2.5 2.5 0.0 35,000

Kentucky

5.0 5.2 0.2 101,000 3.7 3.9 0.2 75,000

Louisiana

5.0 5.0 0.0 96,000 3.3 3.6 0.3 69,000

Maine

3.8 4.3 0.5 27,000 2.4 3.0 0.6 19,000

Maryland

3.8 3.5 -0.3 94,000 2.7 2.6 -0.1 70,000

Massachusetts

2.7 4.1 1.4 149,000 2.0 2.2 0.2 80,000

Michigan

4.4 3.6 -0.8 155,000 2.8 2.5 -0.3 108,000

Minnesota

3.4 3.2 -0.2 94,000 2.4 2.3 -0.1 67,000

Mississippi

4.6 4.9 0.3 57,000 3.4 3.6 0.2 42,000

Missouri

4.3 4.3 0.0 124,000 3.3 2.6 -0.7 75,000

Montana

5.8 5.1 -0.7 26,000 3.8 3.7 -0.1 19,000

Nebraska

4.0 3.9 -0.1 40,000 2.7 2.6 -0.1 27,000

Nevada

4.0 4.4 0.4 64,000 2.8 3.1 0.3 45,000

New Hampshire

4.4 4.0 -0.4 27,000 3.1 2.6 -0.5 18,000

New Jersey

3.4 3.1 -0.3 132,000 1.9 2.3 0.4 96,000

New Mexico

4.8 4.1 -0.7 35,000 2.7 2.9 0.2 25,000

New York

2.9 2.7 -0.2 252,000 1.9 1.8 -0.1 171,000

North Carolina

4.5 4.7 0.2 225,000 3.3 3.5 0.2 167,000

North Dakota

4.2 4.0 -0.2 17,000 3.1 2.6 -0.5 11,000

Ohio

3.7 4.1 0.4 225,000 2.4 2.5 0.1 136,000

Oklahoma

4.5 5.2 0.7 88,000 3.2 4.0 0.8 68,000

Oregon

3.7 3.9 0.2 76,000 2.7 2.9 0.2 57,000

Pennsylvania

3.4 2.7 -0.7 159,000 2.6 1.9 -0.7 114,000

Rhode Island

3.6 3.8 0.2 19,000 2.4 2.4 0.0 12,000

South Carolina

4.8 4.9 0.1 108,000 3.7 3.7 0.0 82,000

South Dakota

4.2 3.6 -0.6 16,000 2.9 2.5 -0.4 11,000

Tennessee

4.5 4.7 0.2 154,000 3.3 3.5 0.2 113,000

Texas

3.8 3.9 0.1 527,000 3.0 3.0 0.0 407,000

Utah

4.2 3.8 -0.4 64,000 2.7 2.7 0.0 45,000

Vermont

4.0 4.0 0.0 12,000 2.7 2.7 0.0 8,000

Virginia

3.9 3.8 -0.1 154,000 2.7 2.8 0.1 114,000

Washington

3.3 3.5 0.2 123,000 2.3 2.5 0.2 87,000

West Virginia

4.5 4.8 0.3 34,000 3.2 3.5 0.3 25,000

Wisconsin

3.6 3.7 0.1 108,000 2.4 2.3 -0.1 68,000

Wyoming

5.7 5.3 -0.4 15,000 3.9 3.9 0.0 11,000
Rate of job openings, hires, total separations, quits, and layoffs and discharges, by state (continued)
State Layoffs and discharges
May 2022 Jun 2022 Over-the-month change Level

United States

0.9% 0.9% 0.0 percentage point(s) 1,327,000

Alabama

1.4 0.9 -0.5 18,000

Alaska

1.6 1.6 0.0 5,000

Arizona

0.8 0.8 0.0 23,000

Arkansas

1.1 1.0 -0.1 13,000

California

1.0 0.8 -0.2 146,000

Colorado

1.1 0.9 -0.2 26,000

Connecticut

1.0 0.7 -0.3 11,000

Delaware

1.1 1.1 0.0 5,000

District of Columbia

0.8 0.7 -0.1 5,000

Florida

1.1 0.7 -0.4 67,000

Georgia

1.4 0.9 -0.5 42,000

Hawaii

1.0 1.0 0.0 6,000

Idaho

1.2 1.2 0.0 10,000

Illinois

0.3 1.0 0.7 62,000

Indiana

0.3 0.9 0.6 28,000

Iowa

1.0 0.8 -0.2 12,000

Kansas

0.9 0.9 0.0 12,000

Kentucky

1.1 1.0 -0.1 20,000

Louisiana

1.4 1.1 -0.3 21,000

Maine

0.9 0.9 0.0 6,000

Maryland

0.8 0.6 -0.2 16,000

Massachusetts

0.6 1.7 1.1 62,000

Michigan

1.5 0.9 -0.6 38,000

Minnesota

0.9 0.8 -0.1 22,000

Mississippi

1.0 0.9 -0.1 11,000

Missouri

0.8 1.5 0.7 44,000

Montana

1.6 1.2 -0.4 6,000

Nebraska

1.0 1.1 0.1 11,000

Nevada

1.0 1.0 0.0 15,000

New Hampshire

1.0 1.0 0.0 7,000

New Jersey

1.4 0.7 -0.7 28,000

New Mexico

1.8 0.8 -1.0 7,000

New York

0.9 0.7 -0.2 65,000

North Carolina

1.0 0.9 -0.1 45,000

North Dakota

1.2 1.2 0.0 5,000

Ohio

1.0 1.3 0.3 73,000

Oklahoma

1.1 0.8 -0.3 14,000

Oregon

0.7 0.7 0.0 14,000

Pennsylvania

0.6 0.6 0.0 38,000

Rhode Island

1.0 1.0 0.0 5,000

South Carolina

0.9 0.9 0.0 19,000

South Dakota

1.1 0.9 -0.2 4,000

Tennessee

0.9 1.0 0.1 32,000

Texas

0.7 0.7 0.0 88,000

Utah

1.3 0.9 -0.4 15,000

Vermont

1.3 1.0 -0.3 3,000

Virginia

1.0 0.7 -0.3 28,000

Washington

0.7 0.8 0.1 27,000

West Virginia

1.0 0.9 -0.1 6,000

Wisconsin

1.0 1.2 0.2 34,000

Wyoming

1.4 1.4 0.0 4,000

The hires rate decreased in 3 states and increased in 1 state in June 2022. The decreases occurred in Nevada (−1.9 percentage points), Texas (−0.7 percentage point), and Illinois (−0.5 percentage point). The increase occurred in Michigan (+0.7 percentage points).

In June 2022, the total separations rate decreased in 5 states and increased in 3 states. The quits rate decreased in 7 states and increased in 5 states, while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased in 9 states and increased in 5 states.

Nationally, the job openings rate was 6.6 percent in June 2022, which was a 0.3-percentage point decline from the May 2022 rate of 6.9 percent

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. For more information, see State Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2022 and charts featuring state labor turnover data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate down in 17 states, up in 2 states in June 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/job-openings-rate-down-in-17-states-up-in-2-states-in-june-2022.htm (visited December 06, 2022).

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