Job openings by industry, March 2010
May 13, 2010
The number of job openings in March—2.7 million—was little different from 12 months earlier for total nonfarm, total private, government, and most industries.
Within private industry, there were 77,000 job openings in construction, and 510,000 in education and health services.
The number of job openings has trended upward since the most recent trough of 2.3 million in July 2009.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. For more information see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — March 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0643. Data for the most recent month are preliminary.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings by industry, March 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100513.htm (visited October 21, 2016).
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