Job openings number 3.9 million in September
November 29, 2013
There were 3.9 million job openings in September 2013.
|Industry||Sep 2012||Sep 2013|
Trade, transportation, and utilities
Education and health services
Professional and business services
Leisure and hospitality
Note: Total includes mining and logging, information, ﬁnancial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
In September 2013, there were 735,000 job openings in trade, transportation, and utilities, 725,000 in education and health services, and 672,000 in education and health services. The number of job openings in manufacturing and construction were 252,000 and 113,000, respectively.
The number of job openings increased over the year for total nonfarm and total private, and was little changed in government. Over the year, the number of job openings increased in several industries but decreased in nondurable goods manufacturing and federal 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 — September 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2196. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: September 2013 (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings number 3.9 million in September on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131129.htm (visited December 21, 2014).
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