Job openings rate, December 2009

February 18, 2010

The job openings rate (seasonally adjusted) was little changed in December, at 1.9 percent. The rate has been 1.8 percent or 1.9 percent since March 2009.

Job openings rate, seasonally adjusted, January 2001–December 2009
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In December, the job openings rate increased in State and local government and decreased in the Midwest.

Over the 12 months ending in December, the job openings rate (not seasonally adjusted) decreased for total nonfarm and total private and was unchanged in government. The job openings rate also decreased over that period in educational services and in health care and social assistance, as well as in the South and Midwest regions.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: December 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0169.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings rate, December 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100218.htm (visited April 24, 2014).

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