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Wyoming had the highest total job separations rate in August 2022

October 28, 2022

Wyoming had the highest total job separations rate in August 2022, at 7.7 percent, while New York had the lowest, at 2.5 percent. Twenty-seven states had a total separations rate greater than the national rate of 3.9 percent.

Job openings and labor turnover measures by state, August 2022

Job openings and labor turnover measures by state, August 2022
State Job openings Hires Total separations Quits Layoffs and discharges
Rate Level Rate Level Rate Level Rate Level Rate Level

United States

6.2% 10,053,000 4.1% 6,277,000 3.9% 5,976,000 2.7% 4,158,000 1.0% 1,460,000

Alabama

6.4 143,000 4.6 95,000 4.8 101,000 3.5 74,000 1.1 22,000

Alaska

11.9 43,000 10.1 32,000 6.9 22,000 4.7 15,000 1.6 5,000

Arizona

6.6 218,000 3.8 116,000 4.6 142,000 3.4 104,000 0.9 27,000

Arkansas

6.2 87,000 4.1 54,000 4.9 65,000 3.4 45,000 1.1 15,000

California

6.2 1,163,000 3.6 637,000 3.1 547,000 2.1 377,000 0.9 152,000

Colorado

7.2 222,000 4.4 127,000 4.0 116,000 2.6 75,000 1.1 31,000

Connecticut

6.4 114,000 3.3 55,000 3.1 51,000 2.1 35,000 0.7 12,000

Delaware

7.2 36,000 5.8 27,000 4.5 21,000 3.2 15,000 1.1 5,000

District of Columbia

5.6 45,000 3.3 25,000 2.9 22,000 2.0 15,000 0.8 6,000

Florida

6.0 605,000 4.3 407,000 4.5 427,000 3.2 306,000 1.0 97,000

Georgia

7.4 388,000 5.7 275,000 5.9 286,000 3.9 188,000 1.8 86,000

Hawaii

6.6 43,000 4.8 29,000 3.4 21,000 2.3 14,000 0.8 5,000

Idaho

7.3 65,000 6.0 49,000 5.0 41,000 3.4 28,000 1.2 10,000

Illinois

6.1 396,000 4.3 259,000 3.2 192,000 2.1 127,000 0.9 53,000

Indiana

5.0 169,000 4.1 131,000 3.7 119,000 2.6 84,000 1.0 33,000

Iowa

5.8 97,000 4.2 66,000 3.4 54,000 2.3 37,000 1.0 15,000

Kansas

5.2 76,000 3.6 50,000 3.2 45,000 2.2 31,000 0.9 12,000

Kentucky

7.6 161,000 5.1 101,000 5.2 103,000 3.7 72,000 1.1 22,000

Louisiana

6.8 140,000 4.8 92,000 5.0 97,000 3.5 68,000 1.1 22,000

Maine

6.9 47,000 4.4 28,000 4.1 26,000 2.8 18,000 1.1 7,000

Maryland

6.9 204,000 4.9 134,000 3.8 105,000 2.6 72,000 1.0 26,000

Massachusetts

7.0 278,000 3.4 127,000 3.5 128,000 2.5 93,000 0.7 26,000

Michigan

4.6 210,000 3.9 170,000 3.0 131,000 1.9 82,000 0.8 34,000

Minnesota

6.2 192,000 3.9 114,000 3.3 97,000 2.3 67,000 0.9 27,000

Mississippi

6.7 83,000 5.1 59,000 5.4 62,000 3.6 42,000 1.4 16,000

Missouri

5.0 154,000 4.1 120,000 3.8 111,000 2.8 81,000 0.8 22,000

Montana

8.3 46,000 5.9 30,000 5.7 29,000 4.0 20,000 1.4 7,000

Nebraska

5.2 56,000 3.6 37,000 3.8 39,000 2.5 26,000 1.0 10,000

Nevada

6.9 108,000 4.8 70,000 4.2 62,000 2.9 42,000 1.1 16,000

New Hampshire

6.6 48,000 3.5 24,000 4.7 32,000 2.8 19,000 1.0 7,000

New Jersey

5.5 245,000 3.1 133,000 3.4 146,000 2.4 102,000 0.7 31,000

New Mexico

6.1 55,000 3.6 31,000 3.9 33,000 2.8 24,000 0.8 7,000

New York

5.0 501,000 3.1 293,000 2.5 237,000 1.6 150,000 0.7 67,000

North Carolina

6.3 322,000 4.6 223,000 4.8 229,000 3.3 160,000 1.0 46,000

North Dakota

5.5 25,000 4.2 18,000 3.7 16,000 2.3 10,000 1.2 5,000

Ohio

5.5 320,000 4.2 230,000 3.8 206,000 2.4 134,000 1.1 63,000

Oklahoma

6.8 124,000 4.7 80,000 5.3 90,000 4.0 67,000 1.1 18,000

Oregon

6.2 131,000 4.2 84,000 4.4 87,000 3.1 61,000 0.9 18,000

Pennsylvania

5.8 371,000 3.2 194,000 3.3 195,000 2.3 137,000 0.8 50,000

Rhode Island

6.4 34,000 4.2 21,000 4.2 21,000 2.8 14,000 1.2 6,000

South Carolina

7.2 174,000 4.8 108,000 5.3 118,000 3.6 81,000 1.2 28,000

South Dakota

5.8 28,000 4.4 20,000 3.3 15,000 2.2 10,000 0.9 4,000

Tennessee

7.0 243,000 4.7 151,000 4.8 157,000 3.4 109,000 1.3 41,000

Texas

6.5 936,000 4.4 600,000 4.5 604,000 3.4 465,000 0.9 122,000

Utah

6.3 112,000 4.4 74,000 4.8 81,000 3.5 59,000 1.0 17,000

Vermont

7.1 23,000 4.6 14,000 6.0 18,000 4.0 12,000 1.3 4,000

Virginia

7.2 318,000 4.2 171,000 3.8 155,000 2.6 108,000 0.9 37,000

Washington

5.5 206,000 3.5 122,000 3.2 113,000 2.2 77,000 0.7 26,000

West Virginia

7.8 60,000 5.0 35,000 4.7 33,000 3.4 24,000 1.0 7,000

Wisconsin

5.4 167,000 3.9 114,000 3.6 107,000 2.4 72,000 1.0 28,000

Wyoming

8.9 28,000 6.7 19,000 7.7 22,000 3.9 11,000 3.2 9,000

In August 2022, job openings rates were above 8.0 percent in three states: Alaska (11.9 percent), Wyoming (8.9 percent), and Montana (8.3 percent). Michigan had the lowest job openings rate, at 4.6 percent. Twenty-nine states had a job openings rate above the national rate of 6.2 percent in August 2022.

Alaska and Wyoming also had the two highest hires rates in August 2022, at 10.1 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively. Thirty-two states had a hires rate above the national rate of 4.1 percent.

In August 2022, 28 states had a quits rate above the national rate of 2.7 percent, while 21 states had a layoffs and discharges rate above the national rate of 1.0 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 — August 2022 and charts featuring state labor turnover data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Wyoming had the highest total job separations rate in August 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/wyoming-had-the-highest-total-job-separations-rate-in-august-2022.htm (visited February 06, 2023).

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