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Job openings rates down in 12 states in April 2022

July 05, 2022

Job openings rates decreased in 12 states, increased in 6 states, and were little changed in 32 states and the District of Columbia on the last business day of April 2022.

Job opening rates by state, January 2020 to April 2022

Apr 2022
Job openings rates by state, seasonally adjusted, April 2012 to April 2022
StateJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020Sep 2020Oct 2020Nov 2020Dec 2020Jan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021Sep 2021Oct 2021Nov 2021Dec 2021Jan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022

Alabama

4.5%4.5%3.6%3.4%4.6%4.1%5.0%5.1%4.9%4.9%5.0%5.3%5.5%5.7%5.1%6.1%6.2%6.6%6.7%6.7%6.6%7.1%7.4%6.9%6.8%6.9%6.9%7.3%

Alaska

6.56.56.04.72.12.75.66.16.66.76.76.96.66.97.47.56.78.17.812.013.99.59.410.59.49.79.78.4

Arizona

4.95.04.34.34.64.74.75.35.35.45.15.65.06.06.16.46.96.56.96.76.77.06.87.27.27.27.96.8

Arkansas

4.74.43.84.03.73.54.44.44.44.64.84.95.25.15.55.85.86.26.16.16.16.46.26.46.66.47.26.8

California

4.44.23.63.03.73.84.33.94.04.24.24.14.24.54.85.25.35.56.26.16.36.56.56.96.37.06.96.6

Colorado

4.34.33.73.93.93.64.03.73.84.24.14.24.94.85.06.46.97.67.67.36.87.27.17.57.76.77.17.2

Connecticut

3.84.03.83.33.53.73.63.53.53.83.63.83.94.35.65.55.95.46.26.15.45.66.26.06.26.46.56.0

Delaware

4.54.54.14.34.55.14.84.84.54.94.34.55.75.35.56.36.55.96.47.87.06.66.26.67.46.87.56.9

District of Columbia

3.64.13.33.92.73.75.14.13.33.94.13.74.24.24.35.65.46.15.26.05.95.15.55.25.65.35.85.9

Florida

4.64.44.13.33.73.94.44.34.54.74.64.74.85.35.25.55.86.07.36.96.97.66.56.97.16.97.77.1

Georgia

4.84.63.43.74.85.25.65.55.25.35.56.46.66.36.47.07.47.57.78.48.28.48.28.07.78.48.18.1

Hawaii

4.34.03.22.74.33.74.53.53.25.85.65.34.85.15.26.56.16.48.26.76.59.48.58.97.47.37.07.6

Idaho

4.85.04.44.84.54.34.74.44.45.05.05.15.05.35.65.86.27.37.68.37.67.56.87.57.27.67.06.4

Illinois

4.04.13.63.03.53.74.43.83.94.34.44.74.64.45.25.55.66.16.36.66.96.86.47.07.57.37.58.0

Indiana

4.74.53.73.34.34.24.94.44.74.74.94.65.04.75.86.26.76.96.96.66.97.17.28.17.56.87.07.3

Iowa

4.64.43.43.43.63.94.53.94.34.54.54.55.05.05.35.86.05.66.76.56.57.07.27.87.36.87.07.7

Kansas

4.54.73.54.14.04.14.64.44.24.74.74.84.84.85.65.45.75.65.95.46.16.66.46.56.56.66.67.3

Kentucky

4.74.34.64.15.15.65.45.04.95.35.34.95.95.66.27.97.57.48.28.17.47.97.17.67.67.59.98.5

Louisiana

4.44.73.63.64.74.55.05.24.85.25.14.95.35.55.65.85.96.66.56.67.07.36.87.47.07.17.27.4

Maine

4.64.84.14.23.83.94.24.15.04.74.44.45.05.46.16.56.36.47.48.17.36.26.67.17.97.37.37.0

Maryland

5.65.24.04.34.75.35.95.15.25.35.34.95.56.26.58.17.66.87.47.27.37.67.07.37.36.97.67.6

Massachusetts

4.24.73.73.53.44.24.44.03.94.24.24.04.24.75.65.66.06.17.57.27.47.47.37.27.07.97.77.8

Michigan

4.64.53.32.83.55.35.35.14.84.35.05.26.26.56.17.57.77.78.18.07.98.07.67.57.77.67.57.6

Minnesota

4.43.93.63.33.43.74.53.93.74.44.23.84.24.54.45.66.46.26.56.16.57.86.57.58.37.47.67.5

Mississippi

4.34.43.33.64.64.75.15.45.35.25.55.24.95.66.26.36.86.66.56.66.57.06.67.16.87.07.36.6

Missouri

4.04.13.53.43.84.34.94.13.94.44.34.64.54.95.35.85.85.76.46.56.57.87.27.47.36.97.27.1

Montana

5.45.24.94.54.74.04.74.55.05.25.35.35.56.06.36.76.97.27.98.58.08.37.98.48.28.58.37.8

Nebraska

4.64.53.94.23.34.05.04.34.44.55.14.84.95.05.25.76.06.26.56.46.56.96.66.97.76.47.17.7

Nevada

4.84.04.13.54.15.35.54.85.35.75.04.75.66.06.76.77.77.78.17.77.17.67.67.67.37.97.27.1

New Hampshire

4.75.14.94.54.54.74.64.54.44.74.64.75.05.66.06.77.27.38.47.67.96.97.78.18.38.47.97.4

New Jersey

4.54.43.94.14.35.14.84.04.85.25.25.24.75.77.06.46.36.66.86.96.66.76.06.46.86.36.36.3

New Mexico

5.35.14.24.54.34.24.24.45.15.04.95.05.55.86.36.56.76.97.36.67.17.87.27.47.47.77.67.3

New York

4.23.93.53.33.63.84.43.83.53.73.53.63.64.24.55.55.55.36.35.75.85.76.66.06.06.15.95.7

North Carolina

4.84.83.93.84.44.65.04.55.05.44.75.46.26.16.66.56.17.07.47.46.96.97.48.47.07.48.27.8

North Dakota

5.25.04.44.04.33.94.34.24.24.44.54.75.15.15.36.16.16.56.96.77.17.37.27.47.47.07.47.8

Ohio

4.44.43.53.94.54.84.54.34.24.54.44.54.65.25.45.75.85.86.85.97.07.27.26.96.76.96.96.9

Oklahoma

4.64.44.14.85.04.65.15.14.34.95.15.05.35.66.26.36.06.56.65.76.97.06.97.16.76.68.17.1

Oregon

5.25.54.64.04.04.44.84.95.14.95.75.05.26.06.46.26.76.46.96.86.07.46.97.77.37.57.56.9

Pennsylvania

4.44.13.74.03.94.44.44.34.44.84.54.34.65.36.26.67.36.76.97.06.56.36.67.98.06.78.06.1

Rhode Island

4.54.34.03.84.65.64.34.03.75.14.34.34.95.46.17.06.36.68.06.96.97.36.97.27.47.48.07.8

South Carolina

4.74.54.54.24.65.15.05.35.65.65.65.96.16.46.46.67.46.47.67.87.67.97.68.67.77.78.77.4

South Dakota

4.94.53.54.12.63.54.34.14.75.05.05.35.25.45.66.86.06.26.76.77.57.57.17.57.77.17.17.8

Tennessee

4.24.94.53.64.84.84.94.64.64.74.75.05.55.65.86.36.86.46.56.56.87.07.27.07.57.67.67.7

Texas

3.93.93.12.43.23.43.43.84.74.44.34.34.54.95.65.86.16.66.56.76.26.76.66.96.76.67.16.7

Utah

4.54.74.24.84.64.04.04.14.24.24.84.84.45.25.15.35.96.36.96.96.47.16.67.27.06.86.96.0

Vermont

5.14.84.34.94.74.52.84.44.95.24.04.74.75.36.27.57.67.37.27.87.87.57.27.77.47.78.08.0

Virginia

5.15.05.04.24.15.05.05.24.65.25.15.45.26.25.86.36.46.47.16.98.06.67.07.17.27.17.87.4

Washington

5.34.43.52.73.73.83.43.63.64.04.34.23.84.85.05.25.45.56.25.86.06.26.26.16.06.86.66.0

West Virginia

6.45.85.05.25.45.76.96.66.66.56.56.86.67.56.27.17.37.47.87.56.77.87.57.57.68.08.07.6

Wisconsin

5.14.74.03.94.24.35.84.24.14.34.34.34.04.75.66.26.46.57.16.77.57.07.16.97.57.37.07.9

Wyoming

5.85.85.35.02.62.24.04.64.65.55.25.85.26.16.16.46.46.77.09.79.47.97.99.07.88.38.17.4

The largest decreases in job openings rates occurred in Pennsylvania (−1.9 percentage points) and Kentucky (−1.4 points), as well as Alaska and South Carolina (−1.3 points each). The largest increases in job openings rates occurred in Wisconsin (+0.9 percentage point) and in Iowa, Kansas, and South Dakota (+0.7 point each). Over the month, the national job openings rate decreased (−0.3 percentage point).

In April, Kentucky had the highest job openings rate, at 8.4 percent, followed by Alaska (8.4 percent), and Georgia (8.1 percent). New York had the lowest job openings rate (5.7 percent), followed by the District of Columbia (5.9 percent), and Washington, Connecticut, and Utah (6.0 percent each).

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 "State Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2022." We also have more charts featuring data on state job openings, hires, and separations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rates down in 12 states in April 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/job-openings-rates-down-in-12-states-in-april-2022.htm (visited September 26, 2022).

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