October 11, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012

Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted, August 2012(1)
Industry Job openings Hires Total separations


3,561,000 4,390,000 4,354,000

Total private

3,192,000 4,087,000 4,042,000


82,000 308,000 312,000


255,000 233,000 248,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605,000 888,000 876,000

Professional and business services

708,000 934,000 935,000

Education and health services

657,000 505,000 480,000

Leisure and hospitality

414,000 731,000 721,000

Other private industry (2)

471,000 488,000 470,000


369,000 302,000 312,000

(1) Preliminary.
(2) Other private industry includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.

These data are featured in the TED article, Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, August 2012.



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