Job openings rate in April 2008
June 11, 2008
On the last business day of April 2008, the job openings rate was 2.6 percent. The job openings rate was unchanged from March.
The job openings rate remained essentially flat from August 2006 through September 2007 and then began trending downward. In March and April, the rate has been at the lowest point since mid-2005.
These data are from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: April 2008," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0787. These data are seasonally adjusted; data for the most recent month are preliminary. Job openings include only those jobs open on the last business day of the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate in April 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/jun/wk2/art03.htm (visited July 24, 2016).
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