Hires and separations rates in June 2006
August 10, 2006
The hires and total separations rates edged down in June.
The hires rate was 3.5 percent in June, down from 3.7 percent in May. The hires rate decreased in professional and business services, education and health services, and in the Northeast and Midwest regions.
The total separations, or turnover, rate decreased from 3.6 percent in May to 3.4 percent in June. The total separations rate decreased in construction, government, and the Midwest region.
The hires rate is the number of hires as a percent of total employment. Hires are any additions to the payroll during the month.
The separations rate is the number of separations as a percent of employment. Total separations include quits (voluntary separations), layoffs and discharges (involuntary separations), and other separations (including retirements).
These data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The above data are seasonally adjusted. Data for June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: June 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1363.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Hires and separations rates in June 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk1/art04.htm (visited September 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.