Job openings, April 2012

June 20, 2012

There were 3.4 million job openings on the last business day of April, down from 3.7 million in March.

Job openings level and rate, total nonfarm, seasonally adjusted, January 2007–April 2012
Job openings level and rate, total nonfarm, seasonally adjusted, January 2007–April 2012
MonthJob openings
LevelRate

Jan 2007

4,602,0003.2

Feb 2007

4,483,0003.2

Mar 2007

4,707,0003.3

Apr 2007

4,498,0003.2

May 2007

4,479,0003.2

Jun 2007

4,690,0003.3

Jul 2007

4,404,0003.1

Aug 2007

4,491,0003.2

Sep 2007

4,536,0003.2

Oct 2007

4,275,0003.0

Nov 2007

4,396,0003.1

Dec 2007

4,256,0003.0

Jan 2008

4,229,0003.0

Feb 2008

4,035,0002.8

Mar 2008

4,016,0002.8

Apr 2008

3,942,0002.8

May 2008

3,931,0002.8

Jun 2008

3,773,0002.7

Jul 2008

3,786,0002.7

Aug 2008

3,647,0002.6

Sep 2008

3,209,0002.3

Oct 2008

3,383,0002.4

Nov 2008

3,149,0002.3

Dec 2008

2,988,0002.2

Jan 2009

2,842,0002.1

Feb 2009

2,794,0002.1

Mar 2009

2,590,0001.9

Apr 2009

2,315,0001.7

May 2009

2,409,0001.8

Jun 2009

2,391,0001.8

Jul 2009

2,186,0001.7

Aug 2009

2,268,0001.7

Sep 2009

2,487,0001.9

Oct 2009

2,400,0001.8

Nov 2009

2,392,0001.8

Dec 2009

2,432,0001.8

Jan 2010

2,728,0002.1

Feb 2010

2,571,0002.0

Mar 2010

2,669,0002.0

Apr 2010

3,167,0002.4

May 2010

2,843,0002.1

Jun 2010

2,666,0002.0

Jul 2010

2,919,0002.2

Aug 2010

2,924,0002.2

Sep 2010

2,772,0002.1

Oct 2010

3,030,0002.3

Nov 2010

3,057,0002.3

Dec 2010

2,902,0002.2

Jan 2011

2,860,0002.1

Feb 2011

3,012,0002.3

Mar 2011

3,189,0002.4

Apr 2011

3,014,0002.2

May 2011

3,077,0002.3

Jun 2011

3,241,0002.4

Jul 2011

3,366,0002.5

Aug 2011

3,152,0002.3

Sep 2011

3,501,0002.6

Oct 2011

3,408,0002.5

Nov 2011

3,274,0002.4

Dec 2011

3,540,0002.6

Jan 2012

3,477,0002.6

Feb 2012

3,565,0002.6

Mar 2012

3,741,0002.7

Apr 2012 (p)

3,416,0002.5

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary
 

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings, April 2012.

Job openings decreased for total nonfarm, total private, and government as well as in manufacturing, professional and business services, and state and local government.

Although the number of total nonfarm job openings declined in April, the number of openings was 1.0 million higher than at the end of the recession in June 2009.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1244.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings, April 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120620.htm (visited November 23, 2014).

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