Job openings in April 2010

June 11, 2010

In April, the number of job openings increased to 3.1 million and the job openings rate increased to 2.3 percent.

Job openings levels and rates, seasonally adjusted, April 2009–April 2010
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Since the most recent trough of 2.3 million in July 2009, the monthly job openings level has risen by 740,000. The job openings level increased in April for total nonfarm and total private. The level decreased for government. The number of job openings was little changed in most industries. The level increased in the Northeast and the West.

These data are from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. More information can be found in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0773. The job openings rate is computed by dividing the number of job openings by the sum of employment and job openings and multiplying that quotient by 100.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in April 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100611.htm (visited October 01, 2014).

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