Job openings in February 2013
April 10, 2013
There were 3.9 million job openings on the last business day of February 2013, up from 3.6 million in January. The number of job openings in February was the highest number since May 2008.
|Industry||February 2012||January 2013||February 2013 (p)|
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Professional and business services
Education and health services
Leisure and hospitality
Over the month, job openings increased in health care and social assistance (+93,000, within the education and health services industry), accommodation and food services (+57,000, within the leisure and hospitality industry), and state and local government (+30,000, within government).
The number of job openings in February 2013 (not seasonally adjusted) was up over the year for total nonfarm and total private, and was little changed for government. Job openings increased over the year for construction, finance and insurance, accommodation and food services, and state and local government.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. For additional information, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — February 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0625. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: February 2013 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in February 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130410.htm (visited December 02, 2016).
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