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Tennessee had largest increase in job openings rate in July 2022; Pennsylvania had largest drop

September 28, 2022

The job openings rate increased in 4 states, decreased in 5 states, and was little changed in 41 states and the District of Columbia on the last business day of July 2022. The number of job openings increased in 6 states, decreased in 5 states, and was little changed in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Over the month, the national job openings rate and number of job openings were little changed.

The largest increases in job openings rates occurred in Tennessee (+1.4 percentage points), California (+0.7 point), and Washington (+0.6 point).

States with significant changes in job openings rates, June 2022 to July 2022
States Change in job openings rate June 2022 job openings rate July 2022 job openings rate

United States

0.1 percentage point(s) 6.8% 6.9%

Tennessee

1.4 6.9 8.3

California

0.7 6.4 7.1

Washington

0.6 5.1 5.7

Florida

0.5 6.2 6.7

Massachusetts

-0.5 8.0 7.5

Kansas

-0.6 6.7 6.1

Vermont

-0.9 8.0 7.1

Arkansas

-1.0 7.1 6.1

Pennsylvania

-1.2 6.8 5.6

The largest decreases in job openings rates occurred in Pennsylvania (−1.2 percentage points), Arkansas (−1.0 point), and Vermont (−0.9 point) on the last business day of July 2022.

The largest increases in the job openings level occurred in California (+152,000), Florida (+55,000), and Tennessee (+51,000).

States with significant changes in job openings levels, June 2022 to July 2022
States Change in job openings level June 2022 job openings level July 2022 job openings level

United States

199,000 11,040,000 11,239,000

California

152,000 1,192,000 1,344,000

Florida

55,000 623,000 678,000

Tennessee

51,000 240,000 291,000

Washington

26,000 187,000 213,000

Michigan

23,000 301,000 324,000

Hawaii

5,000 44,000 49,000

Vermont

-3,000 26,000 23,000

Kansas

-10,000 101,000 91,000

Arkansas

-14,000 100,000 86,000

Massachusetts

-18,000 317,000 299,000

Pennsylvania

-83,000 437,000 354,000

The largest decreases in the job openings level occurred in Pennsylvania (−83,000), Massachusetts (−18,000), and Arkansas (−14,000).

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 — July 2022 and charts featuring state labor turnover data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Tennessee had largest increase in job openings rate in July 2022; Pennsylvania had largest drop at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/tennessee-had-the-largest-increase-in-job-openings-rate-in-july-2022-pennsylvania-had-largest-drop.htm (visited December 02, 2022).

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