October 13, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Job opening, hires, and total separations rates in August 2009

Job openings, hires, and total separations rates, seasonally adjusted, August 2008 and August 2009
Series August 2008 rate August 2009 rate

Job openings

2.6 1.8

Hires

3.4 3.1

Total Separations

3.6 3.3

These data featured in the TED article, Job opening, hires, and total separations rates in August 2009.

 

 

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