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Maryland’s job openings rate increased 1.4 percentage points in April 2023

June 30, 2023

In April 2023, job openings rates increased in 13 states, decreased in 2 states, and were little changed in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The largest increase occurred in Maryland (+1.4 percentage points), followed by Kansas and New Mexico (+1.2 points each). Job openings rates decreased in Maine (−1.1 points) and Virginia (−0.7 point).

Change in job openings rates by state, March 2023 to April 2023
State Percentage point change Job openings rate, March 2023 Job openings rate, April 2023 Statistically significant?

Alabama

0.2 6.0 6.2 Not statistically significant

Alaska

0.8 7.4 8.2 Statistically significant

Arizona

0.7 6.3 7.0 Statistically significant

Arkansas

0.1 6.6 6.7 Not statistically significant

California

0.6 4.7 5.3 Statistically significant

Colorado

0.8 7.0 7.8 Statistically significant

Connecticut

-0.5 5.8 5.3 Not statistically significant

Delaware

0.4 6.9 7.3 Not statistically significant

District of Columbia

-0.7 5.7 5.0 Not statistically significant

Florida

-0.1 6.4 6.3 Not statistically significant

Georgia

0.1 7.3 7.4 Not statistically significant

Hawaii

0.5 5.0 5.5 Not statistically significant

Idaho

0.1 6.3 6.4 Not statistically significant

Illinois

0.1 6.1 6.2 Not statistically significant

Indiana

0.4 5.1 5.5 Not statistically significant

Iowa

0.2 5.5 5.7 Not statistically significant

Kansas

1.2 4.9 6.1 Statistically significant

Kentucky

0.0 6.6 6.6 Not statistically significant

Louisiana

0.1 7.1 7.2 Not statistically significant

Maine

-1.1 7.3 6.2 Statistically significant

Maryland

1.4 5.8 7.2 Statistically significant

Massachusetts

-0.2 6.9 6.7 Not statistically significant

Michigan

0.3 5.4 5.7 Not statistically significant

Minnesota

0.7 5.7 6.4 Statistically significant

Mississippi

0.6 6.2 6.8 Statistically significant

Missouri

0.0 5.9 5.9 Not statistically significant

Montana

0.6 6.7 7.3 Not statistically significant

Nebraska

0.7 5.3 6.0 Statistically significant

Nevada

0.3 6.1 6.4 Not statistically significant

New Hampshire

-0.3 6.5 6.2 Not statistically significant

New Jersey

-0.4 5.3 4.9 Not statistically significant

New Mexico

1.2 6.4 7.6 Statistically significant

New York

0.2 4.2 4.4 Not statistically significant

North Carolina

-0.2 7.0 6.8 Not statistically significant

North Dakota

-0.2 6.3 6.1 Not statistically significant

Ohio

0.5 6.0 6.5 Statistically significant

Oklahoma

0.1 6.6 6.7 Not statistically significant

Oregon

0.2 5.6 5.8 Not statistically significant

Pennsylvania

0.0 6.4 6.4 Not statistically significant

Rhode Island

0.1 6.0 6.1 Not statistically significant

South Carolina

-0.5 7.5 7.0 Not statistically significant

South Dakota

0.0 5.9 5.9 Not statistically significant

Tennessee

0.1 6.9 7.0 Not statistically significant

Texas

0.1 5.6 5.7 Not statistically significant

Utah

0.3 5.8 6.1 Not statistically significant

Vermont

0.2 6.1 6.3 Not statistically significant

Virginia

-0.7 7.6 6.9 Statistically significant

Washington

0.7 4.8 5.5 Statistically significant

West Virginia

-0.5 7.4 6.9 Not statistically significant

Wisconsin

0.5 5.9 6.4 Statistically significant

Wyoming

0.6 6.8 7.4 Not statistically significant

In April 2023, hires rates increased in 3 states, decreased in 4 states, and were little changed in 43 states and the District of Columbia. The increases occurred in New Hampshire (+1.0 percentage point), Kansas (+0.7 point), and Florida (+0.5 point). The largest decreases in hires rates occurred in New Jersey and West Virginia (−0.8 point each) and in Oregon (−0.7 point).

Change in hires rates by state, March 2023 to April 2023
State Percentage point change Hires rate, March 2023 Hires rate, April 2023 Statistically significant?

Alabama

0.0 4.2 4.2 Not statistically significant

Alaska

-0.4 5.9 5.5 Not statistically significant

Arizona

0.3 4.5 4.8 Not statistically significant

Arkansas

0.0 4.3 4.3 Not statistically significant

California

-0.4 3.3 2.9 Statistically significant

Colorado

0.5 4.1 4.6 Not statistically significant

Connecticut

0.0 3.4 3.4 Not statistically significant

Delaware

0.0 5.0 5.0 Not statistically significant

District of Columbia

-0.6 3.6 3.0 Not statistically significant

Florida

0.5 3.9 4.4 Statistically significant

Georgia

-0.1 4.8 4.7 Not statistically significant

Hawaii

-0.6 3.8 3.2 Not statistically significant

Idaho

0.0 4.7 4.7 Not statistically significant

Illinois

0.0 3.9 3.9 Not statistically significant

Indiana

0.3 4.1 4.4 Not statistically significant

Iowa

0.1 3.6 3.7 Not statistically significant

Kansas

0.7 3.3 4.0 Statistically significant

Kentucky

-0.5 4.6 4.1 Not statistically significant

Louisiana

-0.5 4.9 4.4 Not statistically significant

Maine

-0.6 4.6 4.0 Not statistically significant

Maryland

-0.1 4.2 4.1 Not statistically significant

Massachusetts

0.4 3.4 3.8 Not statistically significant

Michigan

0.1 3.7 3.8 Not statistically significant

Minnesota

0.2 3.8 4.0 Not statistically significant

Mississippi

0.2 4.0 4.2 Not statistically significant

Missouri

-0.1 3.7 3.6 Not statistically significant

Montana

-0.4 5.4 5.0 Not statistically significant

Nebraska

0.5 3.4 3.9 Not statistically significant

Nevada

-0.2 4.5 4.3 Not statistically significant

New Hampshire

1.0 4.4 5.4 Statistically significant

New Jersey

-0.8 4.7 3.9 Statistically significant

New Mexico

-0.2 4.2 4.0 Not statistically significant

New York

-0.1 3.1 3.0 Not statistically significant

North Carolina

0.2 3.8 4.0 Not statistically significant

North Dakota

-0.4 4.1 3.7 Not statistically significant

Ohio

0.1 3.8 3.9 Not statistically significant

Oklahoma

0.1 4.4 4.5 Not statistically significant

Oregon

-0.7 4.2 3.5 Statistically significant

Pennsylvania

0.3 3.0 3.3 Not statistically significant

Rhode Island

0.2 4.6 4.8 Not statistically significant

South Carolina

0.2 4.4 4.6 Not statistically significant

South Dakota

-0.2 4.3 4.1 Not statistically significant

Tennessee

0.3 4.5 4.8 Not statistically significant

Texas

0.3 4.3 4.6 Not statistically significant

Utah

0.3 4.1 4.4 Not statistically significant

Vermont

0.6 4.2 4.8 Not statistically significant

Virginia

-0.3 4.4 4.1 Not statistically significant

Washington

0.2 3.4 3.6 Not statistically significant

West Virginia

-0.8 5.4 4.6 Statistically significant

Wisconsin

0.1 3.3 3.4 Not statistically significant

Wyoming

-0.3 5.5 5.2 Not statistically significant

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 — April 2023" and charts featuring state labor turnover data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Maryland’s job openings rate increased 1.4 percentage points in April 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/marylands-job-openings-rate-increased-1-4-percentage-points-in-april-2023.htm (visited July 14, 2024).

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