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Job openings increased to 11.0 million in December 2022

February 03, 2023

The number of job openings increased to 11.0 million in December 2022, up from 10.4 million in November 2022. July 2022 was the last month in which this figure exceeded 11.0 million, when there were 11.2 million job openings.

Number of job openings by industry, January 2001–December 2022
Month Total nonfarm Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information Financial activities

Jan 2001

5,234,000 12,000 241,000 445,000 955,000 166,000 239,000

Feb 2001

5,097,000 8,000 253,000 420,000 962,000 147,000 263,000

Mar 2001

4,762,000 18,000 188,000 436,000 687,000 130,000 301,000

Apr 2001

4,615,000 18,000 226,000 354,000 848,000 171,000 223,000

May 2001

4,425,000 15,000 224,000 327,000 721,000 108,000 265,000

Jun 2001

4,361,000 10,000 174,000 324,000 714,000 114,000 266,000

Jul 2001

4,447,000 12,000 178,000 308,000 677,000 115,000 257,000

Aug 2001

4,024,000 13,000 127,000 266,000 580,000 117,000 248,000

Sep 2001

4,071,000 11,000 167,000 338,000 606,000 67,000 261,000

Oct 2001

3,707,000 11,000 141,000 265,000 647,000 73,000 212,000

Nov 2001

3,775,000 7,000 164,000 230,000 630,000 91,000 212,000

Dec 2001

3,677,000 17,000 124,000 231,000 612,000 101,000 204,000

Jan 2002

3,699,000 15,000 129,000 262,000 616,000 92,000 306,000

Feb 2002

3,436,000 17,000 110,000 261,000 545,000 99,000 163,000

Mar 2002

3,612,000 4,000 139,000 243,000 623,000 94,000 224,000

Apr 2002

3,471,000 8,000 120,000 245,000 562,000 97,000 229,000

May 2002

3,457,000 6,000 136,000 239,000 527,000 110,000 208,000

Jun 2002

3,412,000 8,000 140,000 250,000 569,000 69,000 245,000

Jul 2002

3,367,000 7,000 102,000 256,000 567,000 95,000 180,000

Aug 2002

3,517,000 8,000 114,000 231,000 575,000 81,000 200,000

Sep 2002

3,301,000 6,000 142,000 240,000 507,000 67,000 170,000

Oct 2002

3,479,000 9,000 126,000 211,000 565,000 73,000 276,000

Nov 2002

3,514,000 7,000 110,000 228,000 504,000 90,000 228,000

Dec 2002

3,169,000 4,000 111,000 230,000 470,000 61,000 219,000

Jan 2003

3,441,000 5,000 107,000 201,000 555,000 80,000 210,000

Feb 2003

3,229,000 6,000 92,000 191,000 538,000 71,000 194,000

Mar 2003

3,099,000 4,000 90,000 209,000 509,000 81,000 203,000

Apr 2003

3,108,000 5,000 138,000 187,000 513,000 55,000 206,000

May 2003

3,289,000 10,000 104,000 196,000 536,000 57,000 210,000

Jun 2003

3,390,000 8,000 112,000 197,000 566,000 71,000 210,000

Jul 2003

2,981,000 10,000 136,000 186,000 485,000 61,000 238,000

Aug 2003

3,190,000 6,000 112,000 220,000 565,000 64,000 233,000

Sep 2003

3,091,000 8,000 79,000 194,000 533,000 95,000 213,000

Oct 2003

3,305,000 7,000 105,000 223,000 515,000 92,000 220,000

Nov 2003

3,324,000 6,000 118,000 242,000 554,000 63,000 241,000

Dec 2003

3,414,000 9,000 135,000 243,000 628,000 84,000 199,000

Jan 2004

3,424,000 9,000 170,000 238,000 546,000 76,000 275,000

Feb 2004

3,532,000 6,000 125,000 231,000 590,000 89,000 269,000

Mar 2004

3,525,000 9,000 149,000 249,000 629,000 79,000 220,000

Apr 2004

3,511,000 10,000 146,000 269,000 600,000 85,000 256,000

May 2004

3,710,000 9,000 150,000 288,000 650,000 101,000 250,000

Jun 2004

3,337,000 10,000 116,000 265,000 620,000 88,000 222,000

Jul 2004

3,814,000 9,000 124,000 283,000 702,000 98,000 286,000

Aug 2004

3,541,000 8,000 148,000 267,000 602,000 85,000 266,000

Sep 2004

3,821,000 9,000 112,000 260,000 758,000 89,000 312,000

Oct 2004

3,943,000 9,000 148,000 279,000 665,000 98,000 275,000

Nov 2004

3,472,000 11,000 146,000 242,000 532,000 63,000 246,000

Dec 2004

4,074,000 11,000 175,000 269,000 684,000 99,000 278,000

Jan 2005

3,804,000 11,000 144,000 283,000 643,000 89,000 284,000

Feb 2005

3,965,000 10,000 166,000 280,000 764,000 75,000 269,000

Mar 2005

4,044,000 13,000 167,000 286,000 747,000 89,000 243,000

Apr 2005

4,159,000 10,000 134,000 289,000 781,000 103,000 299,000

May 2005

3,797,000 13,000 120,000 268,000 710,000 75,000 226,000

Jun 2005

4,062,000 12,000 134,000 256,000 740,000 106,000 280,000

Jul 2005

4,256,000 13,000 151,000 290,000 757,000 97,000 315,000

Aug 2005

4,142,000 13,000 156,000 294,000 758,000 110,000 299,000

Sep 2005

4,352,000 20,000 153,000 330,000 784,000 124,000 315,000

Oct 2005

4,184,000 13,000 182,000 270,000 768,000 105,000 346,000

Nov 2005

4,248,000 16,000 177,000 354,000 784,000 115,000 315,000

Dec 2005

4,282,000 13,000 158,000 324,000 703,000 108,000 406,000

Jan 2006

4,397,000 13,000 171,000 319,000 718,000 125,000 435,000

Feb 2006

4,325,000 16,000 163,000 354,000 738,000 123,000 360,000

Mar 2006

4,732,000 16,000 180,000 354,000 918,000 124,000 373,000

Apr 2006

4,790,000 15,000 183,000 366,000 795,000 146,000 394,000

May 2006

4,463,000 16,000 158,000 296,000 826,000 137,000 343,000

Jun 2006

4,614,000 20,000 170,000 343,000 826,000 128,000 375,000

Jul 2006

4,394,000 13,000 175,000 297,000 699,000 146,000 243,000

Aug 2006

4,710,000 18,000 189,000 340,000 779,000 163,000 297,000

Sep 2006

4,737,000 17,000 165,000 336,000 854,000 157,000 279,000

Oct 2006

4,591,000 18,000 163,000 345,000 821,000 148,000 306,000

Nov 2006

4,645,000 17,000 140,000 313,000 796,000 166,000 318,000

Dec 2006

4,620,000 17,000 139,000 335,000 863,000 165,000 282,000

Jan 2007

4,763,000 15,000 266,000 337,000 897,000 150,000 228,000

Feb 2007

4,699,000 12,000 261,000 346,000 787,000 182,000 283,000

Mar 2007

4,962,000 18,000 184,000 377,000 860,000 173,000 349,000

Apr 2007

4,689,000 15,000 182,000 349,000 865,000 155,000 234,000

May 2007

4,657,000 15,000 168,000 363,000 736,000 185,000 280,000

Jun 2007

4,859,000 11,000 174,000 353,000 816,000 170,000 295,000

Jul 2007

4,598,000 14,000 183,000 360,000 813,000 155,000 297,000

Aug 2007

4,546,000 12,000 163,000 320,000 803,000 129,000 318,000

Sep 2007

4,652,000 14,000 137,000 320,000 786,000 118,000 262,000

Oct 2007

4,636,000 12,000 166,000 280,000 759,000 105,000 263,000

Nov 2007

4,646,000 14,000 143,000 317,000 781,000 126,000 231,000

Dec 2007

4,545,000 19,000 145,000 307,000 728,000 110,000 257,000

Jan 2008

4,624,000 14,000 158,000 287,000 788,000 72,000 396,000

Feb 2008

4,279,000 16,000 136,000 268,000 664,000 66,000 236,000

Mar 2008

4,225,000 13,000 104,000 256,000 647,000 87,000 254,000

Apr 2008

4,035,000 14,000 101,000 271,000 649,000 87,000 204,000

May 2008

4,194,000 15,000 167,000 278,000 706,000 77,000 211,000

Jun 2008

3,830,000 17,000 134,000 239,000 607,000 92,000 183,000

Jul 2008

3,749,000 28,000 117,000 238,000 630,000 68,000 200,000

Aug 2008

3,674,000 23,000 79,000 249,000 659,000 77,000 205,000

Sep 2008

3,222,000 13,000 111,000 214,000 471,000 60,000 201,000

Oct 2008

3,377,000 13,000 73,000 239,000 640,000 70,000 141,000

Nov 2008

3,231,000 13,000 70,000 189,000 584,000 64,000 199,000

Dec 2008

3,146,000 13,000 64,000 164,000 536,000 57,000 224,000

Jan 2009

2,738,000 18,000 41,000 116,000 509,000 69,000 130,000

Feb 2009

2,864,000 9,000 82,000 136,000 454,000 68,000 186,000

Mar 2009

2,534,000 7,000 47,000 117,000 444,000 48,000 140,000

Apr 2009

2,295,000 8,000 24,000 88,000 339,000 34,000 102,000

May 2009

2,549,000 9,000 46,000 92,000 547,000 38,000 165,000

Jun 2009

2,503,000 5,000 61,000 99,000 450,000 44,000 150,000

Jul 2009

2,232,000 3,000 45,000 91,000 301,000 40,000 117,000

Aug 2009

2,338,000 4,000 58,000 116,000 422,000 37,000 120,000

Sep 2009

2,487,000 7,000 64,000 127,000 376,000 57,000 181,000

Oct 2009

2,406,000 7,000 55,000 128,000 335,000 69,000 135,000

Nov 2009

2,503,000 7,000 65,000 152,000 366,000 37,000 183,000

Dec 2009

2,568,000 6,000 77,000 181,000 417,000 57,000 142,000

Jan 2010

2,837,000 8,000 58,000 146,000 454,000 86,000 172,000

Feb 2010

2,666,000 13,000 73,000 162,000 468,000 75,000 150,000

Mar 2010

2,679,000 12,000 84,000 157,000 501,000 53,000 163,000

Apr 2010

3,153,000 17,000 85,000 176,000 445,000 73,000 226,000

May 2010

2,988,000 17,000 78,000 184,000 486,000 80,000 214,000

Jun 2010

2,801,000 14,000 74,000 201,000 473,000 58,000 197,000

Jul 2010

3,082,000 12,000 102,000 218,000 481,000 97,000 208,000

Aug 2010

2,999,000 15,000 52,000 183,000 446,000 84,000 235,000

Sep 2010

2,918,000 16,000 77,000 185,000 433,000 64,000 221,000

Oct 2010

3,235,000 21,000 67,000 194,000 508,000 59,000 233,000

Nov 2010

3,211,000 22,000 88,000 232,000 492,000 74,000 257,000

Dec 2010

3,058,000 19,000 46,000 197,000 526,000 80,000 204,000

Jan 2011

3,104,000 30,000 65,000 221,000 560,000 86,000 237,000

Feb 2011

3,226,000 19,000 51,000 216,000 640,000 68,000 207,000

Mar 2011

3,261,000 34,000 65,000 214,000 569,000 108,000 201,000

Apr 2011

3,259,000 26,000 77,000 231,000 623,000 95,000 235,000

May 2011

3,179,000 18,000 109,000 216,000 640,000 107,000 194,000

Jun 2011

3,455,000 14,000 68,000 207,000 668,000 94,000 211,000

Jul 2011

3,623,000 27,000 85,000 224,000 678,000 107,000 260,000

Aug 2011

3,329,000 22,000 98,000 232,000 566,000 107,000 176,000

Sep 2011

3,774,000 24,000 87,000 250,000 630,000 117,000 178,000

Oct 2011

3,619,000 21,000 82,000 228,000 681,000 115,000 233,000

Nov 2011

3,565,000 24,000 84,000 228,000 744,000 95,000 177,000

Dec 2011

3,768,000 30,000 79,000 243,000 687,000 110,000 209,000

Jan 2012

3,909,000 25,000 89,000 250,000 666,000 88,000 247,000

Feb 2012

3,616,000 26,000 68,000 243,000 647,000 95,000 193,000

Mar 2012

3,979,000 20,000 91,000 316,000 696,000 100,000 246,000

Apr 2012

3,793,000 17,000 113,000 248,000 634,000 104,000 211,000

May 2012

3,835,000 22,000 92,000 302,000 624,000 84,000 223,000

Jun 2012

3,911,000 19,000 62,000 301,000 633,000 105,000 231,000

Jul 2012

3,735,000 14,000 88,000 257,000 671,000 75,000 228,000

Aug 2012

3,809,000 18,000 117,000 267,000 744,000 91,000 256,000

Sep 2012

3,882,000 15,000 95,000 248,000 774,000 95,000 300,000

Oct 2012

3,775,000 13,000 106,000 270,000 547,000 86,000 256,000

Nov 2012

3,878,000 17,000 97,000 254,000 683,000 104,000 248,000

Dec 2012

3,970,000 17,000 129,000 250,000 802,000 86,000 264,000

Jan 2013

3,923,000 18,000 120,000 252,000 745,000 77,000 227,000

Feb 2013

4,004,000 28,000 137,000 283,000 648,000 108,000 300,000

Mar 2013

4,076,000 16,000 116,000 257,000 734,000 99,000 323,000

Apr 2013

3,988,000 20,000 113,000 243,000 796,000 66,000 252,000

May 2013

4,145,000 19,000 120,000 248,000 817,000 101,000 311,000

Jun 2013

4,150,000 20,000 131,000 216,000 894,000 104,000 308,000

Jul 2013

3,885,000 23,000 104,000 221,000 727,000 105,000 334,000

Aug 2013

4,085,000 24,000 112,000 285,000 766,000 71,000 245,000

Sep 2013

4,128,000 19,000 128,000 268,000 810,000 100,000 253,000

Oct 2013

4,222,000 21,000 137,000 294,000 779,000 125,000 260,000

Nov 2013

4,119,000 18,000 156,000 316,000 800,000 114,000 214,000

Dec 2013

4,121,000 23,000 119,000 294,000 825,000 113,000 242,000

Jan 2014

4,127,000 24,000 155,000 261,000 816,000 111,000 209,000

Feb 2014

4,373,000 26,000 139,000 286,000 878,000 107,000 248,000

Mar 2014

4,388,000 35,000 125,000 282,000 942,000 105,000 265,000

Apr 2014

4,566,000 25,000 116,000 275,000 955,000 114,000 272,000

May 2014

4,747,000 32,000 119,000 294,000 937,000 113,000 286,000

Jun 2014

4,982,000 31,000 155,000 318,000 953,000 101,000 347,000

Jul 2014

4,846,000 31,000 149,000 296,000 937,000 112,000 297,000

Aug 2014

5,349,000 32,000 127,000 322,000 1,180,000 111,000 343,000

Sep 2014

4,914,000 30,000 116,000 310,000 921,000 103,000 279,000

Oct 2014

5,012,000 34,000 149,000 294,000 946,000 86,000 370,000

Nov 2014

4,843,000 31,000 139,000 327,000 880,000 126,000 292,000

Dec 2014

5,130,000 20,000 139,000 307,000 911,000 107,000 284,000

Jan 2015

5,344,000 15,000 147,000 321,000 976,000 111,000 313,000

Feb 2015

5,466,000 13,000 171,000 309,000 1,061,000 130,000 337,000

Mar 2015

5,210,000 16,000 165,000 322,000 908,000 110,000 277,000

Apr 2015

5,598,000 14,000 152,000 323,000 987,000 109,000 368,000

May 2015

5,563,000 15,000 158,000 324,000 1,005,000 109,000 339,000

Jun 2015

5,248,000 18,000 145,000 291,000 958,000 113,000 280,000

Jul 2015

6,056,000 19,000 147,000 336,000 1,257,000 125,000 348,000

Aug 2015

5,467,000 14,000 143,000 314,000 1,034,000 116,000 320,000

Sep 2015

5,488,000 18,000 122,000 315,000 1,050,000 116,000 316,000

Oct 2015

5,773,000 16,000 136,000 314,000 1,080,000 112,000 327,000

Nov 2015

5,708,000 17,000 123,000 298,000 1,025,000 70,000 361,000

Dec 2015

5,845,000 18,000 158,000 334,000 1,050,000 111,000 414,000

Jan 2016

6,012,000 12,000 169,000 321,000 1,065,000 111,000 351,000

Feb 2016

5,770,000 12,000 193,000 325,000 1,080,000 94,000 334,000

Mar 2016

6,129,000 11,000 206,000 336,000 1,063,000 89,000 326,000

Apr 2016

5,803,000 12,000 178,000 387,000 1,095,000 84,000 349,000

May 2016

5,777,000 11,000 176,000 353,000 1,081,000 114,000 331,000

Jun 2016

5,742,000 11,000 178,000 363,000 1,077,000 90,000 320,000

Jul 2016

5,962,000 9,000 210,000 344,000 1,060,000 80,000 342,000

Aug 2016

5,677,000 11,000 186,000 326,000 1,013,000 79,000 361,000

Sep 2016

5,868,000 15,000 260,000 326,000 1,032,000 102,000 357,000

Oct 2016

5,591,000 11,000 219,000 299,000 1,012,000 85,000 311,000

Nov 2016

5,971,000 21,000 204,000 345,000 981,000 82,000 357,000

Dec 2016

5,964,000 26,000 183,000 369,000 1,071,000 81,000 398,000

Jan 2017

5,617,000 27,000 161,000 371,000 981,000 88,000 390,000

Feb 2017

5,923,000 26,000 190,000 369,000 1,037,000 70,000 345,000

Mar 2017

5,811,000 19,000 175,000 394,000 1,097,000 86,000 359,000

Apr 2017

6,091,000 30,000 207,000 373,000 1,018,000 102,000 441,000

May 2017

5,826,000 26,000 172,000 347,000 1,052,000 110,000 364,000

Jun 2017

6,305,000 27,000 203,000 392,000 1,107,000 112,000 379,000

Jul 2017

6,238,000 29,000 210,000 371,000 1,141,000 98,000 357,000

Aug 2017

6,276,000 29,000 206,000 420,000 1,255,000 120,000 306,000

Sep 2017

6,320,000 26,000 194,000 434,000 1,205,000 106,000 450,000

Oct 2017

6,408,000 29,000 204,000 424,000 1,170,000 91,000 411,000

Nov 2017

6,271,000 27,000 243,000 435,000 1,279,000 97,000 372,000

Dec 2017

6,336,000 23,000 232,000 405,000 1,407,000 125,000 363,000

Jan 2018

6,589,000 27,000 255,000 440,000 1,358,000 128,000 392,000

Feb 2018

6,578,000 29,000 212,000 444,000 1,311,000 132,000 410,000

Mar 2018

6,818,000 27,000 223,000 418,000 1,407,000 136,000 410,000

Apr 2018

6,903,000 35,000 234,000 441,000 1,503,000 174,000 309,000

May 2018

6,996,000 28,000 266,000 462,000 1,482,000 129,000 371,000

Jun 2018

7,237,000 28,000 304,000 460,000 1,475,000 138,000 372,000

Jul 2018

7,196,000 27,000 278,000 460,000 1,459,000 142,000 431,000

Aug 2018

7,211,000 30,000 290,000 499,000 1,290,000 145,000 413,000

Sep 2018

7,340,000 31,000 303,000 476,000 1,507,000 114,000 382,000

Oct 2018

7,365,000 34,000 275,000 499,000 1,471,000 142,000 410,000

Nov 2018

7,558,000 30,000 301,000 520,000 1,604,000 139,000 421,000

Dec 2018

7,435,000 26,000 346,000 466,000 1,391,000 133,000 353,000

Jan 2019

7,473,000 31,000 309,000 430,000 1,415,000 142,000 404,000

Feb 2019

7,058,000 31,000 282,000 464,000 1,254,000 137,000 353,000

Mar 2019

7,320,000 31,000 349,000 433,000 1,298,000 155,000 356,000

Apr 2019

7,224,000 30,000 416,000 462,000 1,331,000 108,000 355,000

May 2019

7,295,000 29,000 362,000 471,000 1,298,000 132,000 381,000

Jun 2019

7,147,000 28,000 305,000 470,000 1,348,000 133,000 380,000

Jul 2019

7,080,000 38,000 321,000 452,000 1,303,000 155,000 372,000

Aug 2019

7,142,000 29,000 325,000 438,000 1,299,000 128,000 380,000

Sep 2019

7,100,000 29,000 333,000 437,000 1,270,000 172,000 373,000

Oct 2019

7,417,000 21,000 320,000 396,000 1,532,000 144,000 422,000

Nov 2019

6,896,000 20,000 241,000 416,000 1,230,000 143,000 369,000

Dec 2019

6,741,000 14,000 264,000 372,000 1,182,000 145,000 329,000

Jan 2020

7,161,000 18,000 293,000 409,000 1,232,000 127,000 425,000

Feb 2020

7,006,000 24,000 303,000 395,000 1,192,000 141,000 417,000

Mar 2020

5,919,000 13,000 230,000 310,000 1,116,000 121,000 347,000

Apr 2020

4,709,000 10,000 208,000 304,000 890,000 122,000 270,000

May 2020

5,441,000 10,000 282,000 317,000 1,050,000 87,000 318,000

Jun 2020

6,039,000 16,000 236,000 342,000 1,094,000 100,000 339,000

Jul 2020

6,621,000 10,000 298,000 414,000 1,250,000 87,000 314,000

Aug 2020

6,315,000 10,000 243,000 469,000 1,181,000 85,000 296,000

Sep 2020

6,494,000 12,000 232,000 476,000 1,140,000 111,000 312,000

Oct 2020

6,874,000 16,000 247,000 529,000 1,193,000 124,000 318,000

Nov 2020

6,844,000 12,000 260,000 481,000 1,231,000 104,000 281,000

Dec 2020

6,938,000 17,000 268,000 467,000 1,290,000 116,000 298,000

Jan 2021

7,232,000 20,000 299,000 522,000 1,381,000 161,000 276,000

Feb 2021

7,860,000 20,000 257,000 577,000 1,473,000 111,000 310,000

Mar 2021

8,480,000 25,000 336,000 751,000 1,667,000 111,000 335,000

Apr 2021

9,265,000 22,000 329,000 865,000 1,773,000 126,000 428,000

May 2021

9,639,000 27,000 308,000 885,000 1,687,000 144,000 396,000

Jun 2021

9,852,000 25,000 321,000 893,000 1,854,000 151,000 350,000

Jul 2021

10,783,000 34,000 337,000 943,000 1,897,000 181,000 540,000

Aug 2021

10,629,000 33,000 362,000 873,000 2,018,000 185,000 466,000

Sep 2021

10,673,000 29,000 348,000 941,000 1,950,000 172,000 438,000

Oct 2021

11,094,000 29,000 392,000 923,000 1,968,000 179,000 445,000

Nov 2021

10,922,000 35,000 366,000 806,000 1,913,000 193,000 492,000

Dec 2021

11,448,000 34,000 359,000 746,000 1,942,000 232,000 470,000

Jan 2022

11,283,000 37,000 383,000 859,000 1,832,000 217,000 502,000

Feb 2022

11,344,000 36,000 383,000 785,000 1,993,000 180,000 453,000

Mar 2022

11,855,000 45,000 426,000 877,000 2,036,000 226,000 508,000

Apr 2022

11,681,000 41,000 440,000 1,017,000 1,886,000 265,000 511,000

May 2022

11,303,000 36,000 405,000 816,000 2,108,000 248,000 524,000

Jun 2022

11,040,000 38,000 353,000 850,000 1,653,000 239,000 622,000

Jul 2022

11,170,000 35,000 353,000 910,000 1,778,000 222,000 641,000

Aug 2022

10,280,000 24,000 386,000 846,000 1,576,000 201,000 557,000

Sep 2022

10,687,000 29,000 423,000 835,000 1,620,000 218,000 472,000

Oct 2022

10,512,000 46,000 390,000 722,000 1,647,000 221,000 604,000

Nov 2022

10,440,000 38,000 331,000 803,000 1,571,000 216,000 568,000

Dec 2022

11,012,000 41,000 413,000 764,000 1,746,000 109,000 581,000
Number of job openings by industry, January 2001–December 2022 (continued)
Month Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Government Federal government State and local government

Jan 2001

888,000 842,000 654,000 310,000 482,000 69,000 413,000

Feb 2001

1,032,000 808,000 601,000 125,000 479,000 63,000 416,000

Mar 2001

901,000 818,000 695,000 142,000 445,000 58,000 388,000

Apr 2001

834,000 708,000 582,000 162,000 490,000 65,000 425,000

May 2001

750,000 812,000 527,000 192,000 486,000 69,000 417,000

Jun 2001

768,000 765,000 447,000 248,000 531,000 63,000 468,000

Jul 2001

756,000 804,000 588,000 242,000 509,000 52,000 458,000

Aug 2001

594,000 847,000 544,000 201,000 487,000 55,000 432,000

Sep 2001

644,000 772,000 540,000 233,000 434,000 54,000 380,000

Oct 2001

576,000 758,000 375,000 192,000 458,000 60,000 398,000

Nov 2001

604,000 733,000 452,000 166,000 486,000 54,000 433,000

Dec 2001

585,000 746,000 434,000 174,000 449,000 47,000 402,000

Jan 2002

592,000 756,000 356,000 165,000 410,000 47,000 363,000

Feb 2002

418,000 766,000 414,000 148,000 498,000 52,000 446,000

Mar 2002

548,000 718,000 410,000 161,000 448,000 54,000 395,000

Apr 2002

541,000 702,000 376,000 143,000 446,000 51,000 396,000

May 2002

567,000 654,000 399,000 158,000 452,000 53,000 399,000

Jun 2002

514,000 760,000 342,000 110,000 405,000 30,000 375,000

Jul 2002

543,000 689,000 376,000 112,000 440,000 49,000 391,000

Aug 2002

617,000 710,000 395,000 140,000 444,000 51,000 393,000

Sep 2002

572,000 712,000 351,000 142,000 390,000 48,000 342,000

Oct 2002

645,000 657,000 382,000 152,000 384,000 32,000 353,000

Nov 2002

590,000 762,000 406,000 162,000 427,000 50,000 378,000

Dec 2002

559,000 635,000 377,000 132,000 372,000 42,000 330,000

Jan 2003

684,000 640,000 392,000 133,000 435,000 58,000 377,000

Feb 2003

623,000 594,000 362,000 172,000 386,000 47,000 339,000

Mar 2003

575,000 582,000 352,000 129,000 365,000 51,000 314,000

Apr 2003

523,000 611,000 371,000 159,000 340,000 28,000 311,000

May 2003

640,000 651,000 430,000 123,000 333,000 44,000 289,000

Jun 2003

660,000 603,000 424,000 136,000 401,000 57,000 344,000

Jul 2003

538,000 540,000 338,000 104,000 345,000 62,000 283,000

Aug 2003

609,000 562,000 389,000 117,000 314,000 56,000 258,000

Sep 2003

583,000 551,000 396,000 105,000 335,000 48,000 287,000

Oct 2003

585,000 612,000 458,000 107,000 382,000 53,000 329,000

Nov 2003

627,000 582,000 438,000 140,000 313,000 48,000 265,000

Dec 2003

634,000 565,000 446,000 144,000 326,000 54,000 272,000

Jan 2004

556,000 613,000 454,000 159,000 329,000 57,000 272,000

Feb 2004

620,000 611,000 467,000 173,000 351,000 53,000 298,000

Mar 2004

570,000 634,000 443,000 176,000 366,000 53,000 313,000

Apr 2004

624,000 625,000 410,000 131,000 353,000 56,000 298,000

May 2004

676,000 625,000 429,000 165,000 367,000 31,000 336,000

Jun 2004

584,000 538,000 466,000 94,000 335,000 49,000 286,000

Jul 2004

686,000 611,000 516,000 168,000 332,000 40,000 292,000

Aug 2004

642,000 601,000 465,000 130,000 326,000 37,000 289,000

Sep 2004

679,000 603,000 524,000 130,000 346,000 50,000 296,000

Oct 2004

777,000 671,000 486,000 150,000 386,000 47,000 339,000

Nov 2004

673,000 626,000 428,000 148,000 358,000 52,000 306,000

Dec 2004

881,000 656,000 471,000 150,000 400,000 57,000 343,000

Jan 2005

732,000 610,000 541,000 153,000 314,000 35,000 280,000

Feb 2005

750,000 632,000 525,000 126,000 368,000 47,000 321,000

Mar 2005

736,000 689,000 558,000 164,000 352,000 42,000 310,000

Apr 2005

714,000 666,000 625,000 183,000 353,000 40,000 313,000

May 2005

663,000 697,000 535,000 140,000 349,000 44,000 305,000

Jun 2005

764,000 695,000 577,000 141,000 357,000 42,000 315,000

Jul 2005

837,000 699,000 536,000 170,000 392,000 48,000 344,000

Aug 2005

777,000 693,000 514,000 144,000 384,000 56,000 328,000

Sep 2005

818,000 719,000 485,000 204,000 399,000 54,000 346,000

Oct 2005

705,000 689,000 505,000 235,000 365,000 44,000 321,000

Nov 2005

783,000 679,000 529,000 130,000 368,000 41,000 327,000

Dec 2005

750,000 691,000 587,000 106,000 435,000 50,000 385,000

Jan 2006

748,000 735,000 634,000 104,000 397,000 47,000 349,000

Feb 2006

770,000 746,000 594,000 84,000 376,000 45,000 332,000

Mar 2006

853,000 723,000 563,000 208,000 419,000 40,000 379,000

Apr 2006

923,000 728,000 676,000 143,000 422,000 47,000 374,000

May 2006

855,000 691,000 545,000 168,000 429,000 47,000 382,000

Jun 2006

919,000 719,000 539,000 163,000 413,000 45,000 368,000

Jul 2006

949,000 630,000 589,000 166,000 488,000 52,000 435,000

Aug 2006

948,000 766,000 571,000 206,000 432,000 39,000 394,000

Sep 2006

911,000 765,000 575,000 207,000 473,000 36,000 438,000

Oct 2006

844,000 776,000 588,000 175,000 407,000 35,000 372,000

Nov 2006

861,000 810,000 616,000 169,000 438,000 36,000 402,000

Dec 2006

795,000 767,000 580,000 234,000 442,000 33,000 409,000

Jan 2007

957,000 757,000 512,000 184,000 460,000 32,000 428,000

Feb 2007

861,000 725,000 554,000 250,000 438,000 36,000 401,000

Mar 2007

1,004,000 768,000 625,000 168,000 435,000 40,000 395,000

Apr 2007

953,000 779,000 563,000 161,000 434,000 40,000 394,000

May 2007

909,000 815,000 584,000 165,000 435,000 43,000 393,000

Jun 2007

959,000 819,000 633,000 184,000 444,000 36,000 409,000

Jul 2007

814,000 735,000 629,000 150,000 449,000 35,000 413,000

Aug 2007

742,000 802,000 635,000 162,000 460,000 48,000 412,000

Sep 2007

845,000 871,000 676,000 174,000 448,000 56,000 392,000

Oct 2007

1,049,000 745,000 608,000 220,000 429,000 47,000 381,000

Nov 2007

995,000 768,000 635,000 183,000 452,000 47,000 405,000

Dec 2007

1,036,000 781,000 582,000 139,000 441,000 61,000 380,000

Jan 2008

988,000 746,000 574,000 187,000 413,000 40,000 372,000

Feb 2008

967,000 806,000 552,000 135,000 430,000 43,000 388,000

Mar 2008

920,000 795,000 583,000 143,000 422,000 53,000 369,000

Apr 2008

838,000 715,000 549,000 185,000 422,000 44,000 379,000

May 2008

821,000 734,000 555,000 190,000 441,000 47,000 394,000

Jun 2008

736,000 761,000 471,000 156,000 434,000 56,000 378,000

Jul 2008

665,000 765,000 440,000 186,000 411,000 57,000 354,000

Aug 2008

659,000 700,000 431,000 208,000 384,000 45,000 340,000

Sep 2008

631,000 611,000 410,000 122,000 379,000 36,000 343,000

Oct 2008

577,000 665,000 409,000 167,000 382,000 51,000 332,000

Nov 2008

527,000 673,000 349,000 178,000 385,000 47,000 338,000

Dec 2008

578,000 621,000 348,000 211,000 329,000 37,000 292,000

Jan 2009

536,000 587,000 241,000 132,000 359,000 61,000 298,000

Feb 2009

533,000 554,000 326,000 148,000 368,000 58,000 310,000

Mar 2009

452,000 514,000 263,000 139,000 362,000 102,000 261,000

Apr 2009

438,000 513,000 273,000 117,000 358,000 51,000 307,000

May 2009

446,000 527,000 296,000 109,000 274,000 25,000 249,000

Jun 2009

405,000 526,000 283,000 156,000 324,000 45,000 279,000

Jul 2009

449,000 533,000 259,000 108,000 286,000 51,000 235,000

Aug 2009

420,000 540,000 198,000 119,000 304,000 31,000 273,000

Sep 2009

464,000 546,000 286,000 93,000 287,000 64,000 223,000

Oct 2009

413,000 527,000 261,000 95,000 382,000 111,000 271,000

Nov 2009

435,000 514,000 279,000 114,000 351,000 94,000 257,000

Dec 2009

432,000 547,000 258,000 123,000 330,000 70,000 260,000

Jan 2010

457,000 618,000 279,000 154,000 404,000 150,000 255,000

Feb 2010

430,000 524,000 266,000 161,000 343,000 121,000 222,000

Mar 2010

390,000 535,000 239,000 136,000 408,000 149,000 259,000

Apr 2010

513,000 514,000 283,000 197,000 623,000 374,000 249,000

May 2010

603,000 507,000 312,000 122,000 385,000 143,000 242,000

Jun 2010

582,000 461,000 329,000 111,000 301,000 87,000 214,000

Jul 2010

621,000 536,000 323,000 159,000 324,000 84,000 240,000

Aug 2010

641,000 491,000 364,000 142,000 346,000 101,000 245,000

Sep 2010

634,000 522,000 317,000 114,000 337,000 86,000 251,000

Oct 2010

652,000 627,000 417,000 111,000 345,000 73,000 271,000

Nov 2010

700,000 557,000 319,000 133,000 337,000 72,000 265,000

Dec 2010

579,000 551,000 352,000 104,000 399,000 91,000 308,000

Jan 2011

538,000 547,000 366,000 117,000 338,000 61,000 277,000

Feb 2011

610,000 574,000 389,000 137,000 316,000 58,000 258,000

Mar 2011

641,000 606,000 393,000 106,000 323,000 54,000 269,000

Apr 2011

590,000 604,000 331,000 106,000 341,000 53,000 288,000

May 2011

585,000 583,000 319,000 111,000 298,000 63,000 235,000

Jun 2011

676,000 619,000 406,000 133,000 359,000 61,000 298,000

Jul 2011

790,000 632,000 363,000 124,000 332,000 70,000 263,000

Aug 2011

669,000 645,000 392,000 92,000 329,000 52,000 277,000

Sep 2011

891,000 618,000 428,000 154,000 397,000 65,000 332,000

Oct 2011

708,000 633,000 429,000 122,000 367,000 76,000 291,000

Nov 2011

667,000 642,000 434,000 113,000 357,000 60,000 297,000

Dec 2011

847,000 635,000 441,000 123,000 364,000 67,000 298,000

Jan 2012

948,000 679,000 453,000 115,000 349,000 66,000 283,000

Feb 2012

747,000 681,000 379,000 141,000 395,000 72,000 323,000

Mar 2012

837,000 693,000 447,000 136,000 396,000 79,000 317,000

Apr 2012

772,000 680,000 481,000 166,000 367,000 77,000 289,000

May 2012

750,000 724,000 458,000 160,000 397,000 67,000 330,000

Jun 2012

774,000 762,000 483,000 153,000 387,000 78,000 309,000

Jul 2012

740,000 681,000 489,000 114,000 379,000 65,000 314,000

Aug 2012

730,000 662,000 423,000 81,000 420,000 95,000 326,000

Sep 2012

694,000 718,000 422,000 139,000 383,000 73,000 309,000

Oct 2012

755,000 704,000 483,000 174,000 380,000 68,000 312,000

Nov 2012

749,000 735,000 499,000 129,000 364,000 55,000 310,000

Dec 2012

697,000 712,000 481,000 125,000 408,000 74,000 333,000

Jan 2013

776,000 628,000 470,000 154,000 456,000 90,000 365,000

Feb 2013

757,000 692,000 520,000 111,000 421,000 65,000 356,000

Mar 2013

750,000 713,000 514,000 159,000 395,000 56,000 340,000

Apr 2013

761,000 716,000 478,000 122,000 421,000 79,000 342,000

May 2013

788,000 686,000 469,000 176,000 410,000 48,000 361,000

Jun 2013

749,000 684,000 489,000 155,000 400,000 50,000 351,000

Jul 2013

696,000 644,000 503,000 153,000 376,000 52,000 324,000

Aug 2013

809,000 753,000 523,000 103,000 393,000 41,000 352,000

Sep 2013

751,000 677,000 550,000 175,000 396,000 53,000 344,000

Oct 2013

819,000 683,000 540,000 169,000 395,000 46,000 349,000

Nov 2013

745,000 662,000 543,000 147,000 405,000 59,000 346,000

Dec 2013

774,000 618,000 585,000 182,000 347,000 44,000 303,000

Jan 2014

713,000 705,000 596,000 148,000 389,000 50,000 338,000

Feb 2014

848,000 733,000 558,000 148,000 402,000 52,000 349,000

Mar 2014

773,000 759,000 571,000 106,000 425,000 60,000 365,000

Apr 2014

842,000 723,000 662,000 147,000 435,000 59,000 376,000

May 2014

857,000 817,000 710,000 143,000 441,000 70,000 371,000

Jun 2014

916,000 849,000 674,000 125,000 514,000 67,000 447,000

Jul 2014

908,000 869,000 630,000 142,000 475,000 62,000 413,000

Aug 2014

967,000 930,000 705,000 194,000 438,000 75,000 364,000

Sep 2014

941,000 885,000 708,000 152,000 468,000 72,000 396,000

Oct 2014

956,000 891,000 671,000 180,000 435,000 74,000 360,000

Nov 2014

970,000 800,000 631,000 176,000 472,000 80,000 392,000

Dec 2014

1,041,000 941,000 707,000 169,000 505,000 76,000 428,000

Jan 2015

1,028,000 918,000 802,000 187,000 526,000 85,000 441,000

Feb 2015

1,082,000 927,000 750,000 170,000 515,000 86,000 429,000

Mar 2015

1,101,000 907,000 719,000 184,000 501,000 83,000 418,000

Apr 2015

1,239,000 1,004,000 720,000 160,000 521,000 94,000 427,000

May 2015

1,235,000 986,000 703,000 167,000 523,000 83,000 439,000

Jun 2015

1,109,000 1,005,000 666,000 192,000 471,000 91,000 380,000

Jul 2015

1,146,000 1,171,000 761,000 198,000 548,000 99,000 449,000

Aug 2015

1,091,000 1,040,000 695,000 206,000 494,000 91,000 403,000

Sep 2015

1,110,000 1,077,000 705,000 187,000 470,000 73,000 398,000

Oct 2015

1,212,000 1,076,000 785,000 187,000 527,000 96,000 431,000

Nov 2015

1,285,000 1,101,000 764,000 140,000 523,000 98,000 426,000

Dec 2015

1,199,000 1,065,000 747,000 208,000 541,000 99,000 442,000

Jan 2016

1,310,000 1,179,000 759,000 220,000 515,000 93,000 422,000

Feb 2016

1,236,000 1,020,000 758,000 230,000 488,000 98,000 390,000

Mar 2016

1,471,000 1,079,000 827,000 226,000 496,000 93,000 404,000

Apr 2016

1,049,000 1,105,000 763,000 279,000 502,000 96,000 405,000

May 2016

1,163,000 1,098,000 743,000 169,000 538,000 99,000 439,000

Jun 2016

1,143,000 1,070,000 794,000 215,000 479,000 86,000 394,000

Jul 2016

1,248,000 1,118,000 757,000 207,000 587,000 95,000 492,000

Aug 2016

1,105,000 1,054,000 803,000 227,000 511,000 100,000 411,000

Sep 2016

1,204,000 1,110,000 739,000 197,000 527,000 110,000 418,000

Oct 2016

985,000 1,238,000 760,000 188,000 484,000 90,000 394,000

Nov 2016

1,227,000 1,197,000 765,000 216,000 577,000 93,000 484,000

Dec 2016

1,081,000 1,200,000 748,000 246,000 560,000 155,000 405,000

Jan 2017

984,000 1,152,000 724,000 242,000 497,000 80,000 417,000

Feb 2017

986,000 1,238,000 898,000 261,000 505,000 79,000 426,000

Mar 2017

1,009,000 1,122,000 749,000 296,000 506,000 83,000 423,000

Apr 2017

1,047,000 1,108,000 843,000 377,000 543,000 83,000 461,000

May 2017

1,010,000 1,101,000 843,000 251,000 551,000 113,000 438,000

Jun 2017

1,237,000 1,169,000 854,000 251,000 574,000 102,000 472,000

Jul 2017

1,131,000 1,156,000 861,000 335,000 548,000 104,000 444,000

Aug 2017

1,110,000 1,167,000 909,000 251,000 503,000 82,000 420,000

Sep 2017

1,113,000 1,146,000 790,000 293,000 563,000 90,000 474,000

Oct 2017

1,323,000 1,136,000 796,000 272,000 553,000 88,000 465,000

Nov 2017

1,034,000 1,118,000 877,000 253,000 535,000 78,000 457,000

Dec 2017

971,000 1,163,000 884,000 186,000 578,000 96,000 482,000

Jan 2018

1,114,000 1,158,000 925,000 211,000 582,000 124,000 458,000

Feb 2018

1,104,000 1,190,000 922,000 232,000 592,000 67,000 525,000

Mar 2018

1,190,000 1,226,000 925,000 224,000 632,000 107,000 524,000

Apr 2018

1,209,000 1,221,000 953,000 233,000 592,000 75,000 517,000

May 2018

1,233,000 1,204,000 962,000 249,000 609,000 104,000 505,000

Jun 2018

1,257,000 1,257,000 1,070,000 231,000 645,000 117,000 528,000

Jul 2018

1,254,000 1,234,000 1,015,000 224,000 671,000 127,000 544,000

Aug 2018

1,320,000 1,251,000 1,008,000 240,000 726,000 125,000 601,000

Sep 2018

1,331,000 1,280,000 1,063,000 237,000 617,000 90,000 528,000

Oct 2018

1,368,000 1,237,000 1,018,000 296,000 614,000 100,000 514,000

Nov 2018

1,342,000 1,253,000 1,016,000 265,000 666,000 116,000 551,000

Dec 2018

1,367,000 1,328,000 1,097,000 269,000 660,000 110,000 550,000

Jan 2019

1,372,000 1,355,000 1,139,000 170,000 705,000 134,000 571,000

Feb 2019

1,378,000 1,224,000 1,010,000 230,000 695,000 128,000 567,000

Mar 2019

1,344,000 1,371,000 1,015,000 251,000 716,000 123,000 592,000

Apr 2019

1,176,000 1,374,000 1,005,000 251,000 716,000 142,000 574,000

May 2019

1,280,000 1,358,000 1,013,000 268,000 704,000 117,000 588,000

Jun 2019

1,279,000 1,300,000 941,000 253,000 709,000 115,000 594,000

Jul 2019

1,266,000 1,296,000 956,000 264,000 658,000 119,000 539,000

Aug 2019

1,265,000 1,328,000 957,000 256,000 736,000 114,000 621,000

Sep 2019

1,234,000 1,228,000 1,017,000 254,000 754,000 116,000 638,000

Oct 2019

1,221,000 1,298,000 998,000 272,000 793,000 128,000 665,000

Nov 2019

1,209,000 1,313,000 972,000 221,000 762,000 118,000 644,000

Dec 2019

1,249,000 1,248,000 941,000 248,000 749,000 89,000 660,000

Jan 2020

1,276,000 1,336,000 949,000 268,000 829,000 152,000 676,000

Feb 2020

1,285,000 1,264,000 968,000 205,000 811,000 118,000 693,000

Mar 2020

1,096,000 1,189,000 644,000 151,000 701,000 123,000 578,000

Apr 2020

844,000 949,000 336,000 135,000 641,000 106,000 535,000

May 2020

912,000 984,000 690,000 181,000 612,000 70,000 541,000

Jun 2020

1,016,000 1,098,000 869,000 262,000 667,000 120,000 547,000

Jul 2020

1,147,000 1,202,000 793,000 272,000 835,000 290,000 545,000

Aug 2020

1,152,000 1,196,000 745,000 229,000 710,000 119,000 590,000

Sep 2020

1,247,000 1,230,000 782,000 239,000 713,000 101,000 612,000

Oct 2020

1,288,000 1,357,000 841,000 241,000 720,000 100,000 620,000

Nov 2020

1,359,000 1,325,000 850,000 218,000 723,000 103,000 620,000

Dec 2020

1,523,000 1,273,000 793,000 203,000 689,000 96,000 593,000

Jan 2021

1,452,000 1,355,000 779,000 243,000 746,000 101,000 644,000

Feb 2021

1,497,000 1,617,000 986,000 281,000 732,000 105,000 626,000

Mar 2021

1,588,000 1,499,000 1,108,000 241,000 818,000 127,000 691,000

Apr 2021

1,660,000 1,543,000 1,201,000 362,000 956,000 149,000 807,000

May 2021

1,730,000 1,706,000 1,350,000 466,000 941,000 134,000 807,000

Jun 2021

1,778,000 1,722,000 1,473,000 392,000 894,000 134,000 760,000

Jul 2021

1,935,000 1,896,000 1,602,000 451,000 966,000 123,000 843,000

Aug 2021

1,892,000 1,797,000 1,718,000 437,000 847,000 135,000 712,000

Sep 2021

1,832,000 1,979,000 1,538,000 453,000 994,000 139,000 854,000

Oct 2021

2,043,000 2,097,000 1,632,000 451,000 935,000 127,000 808,000

Nov 2021

1,904,000 2,125,000 1,666,000 435,000 987,000 151,000 836,000

Dec 2021

2,021,000 2,187,000 1,990,000 362,000 1,105,000 167,000 938,000

Jan 2022

2,078,000 2,146,000 1,698,000 483,000 1,048,000 125,000 924,000

Feb 2022

2,038,000 2,256,000 1,720,000 412,000 1,088,000 162,000 926,000

Mar 2022

2,330,000 2,278,000 1,660,000 426,000 1,044,000 128,000 915,000

Apr 2022

2,327,000 2,152,000 1,498,000 490,000 1,054,000 125,000 929,000

May 2022

2,007,000 2,147,000 1,542,000 442,000 1,028,000 121,000 907,000

Jun 2022

2,127,000 2,222,000 1,494,000 456,000 986,000 114,000 872,000

Jul 2022

1,991,000 2,165,000 1,516,000 454,000 1,104,000 158,000 946,000

Aug 2022

1,812,000 2,168,000 1,397,000 274,000 1,040,000 139,000 900,000

Sep 2022

1,940,000 2,277,000 1,578,000 234,000 1,060,000 181,000 880,000

Oct 2022

1,814,000 2,159,000 1,637,000 289,000 984,000 120,000 864,000

Nov 2022

1,952,000 2,099,000 1,505,000 298,000 1,060,000 137,000 923,000

Dec 2022

1,956,000 2,119,000 1,935,000 266,000 1,080,000 152,000 928,000

In December 2022, the number of job openings increased to 413,000 (+82,000) in construction. In trade, transportation, and utilities, the number of job openings increased to 1.7 million (+175,000) over the month. Job openings increased to 1.9 million in leisure and hospitality, the highest level since December 2021.

In information, job openings fell to 109,000 (−107,000), the lowest number since November 2020, when job openings were at 104,000 in this industry.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2022." We also have more charts on job openings, hires, and separations data.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings increased to 11.0 million in December 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/job-openings-increased-to-11-0-million-in-december-2022.htm (visited June 23, 2024).

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