4.0 million job openings in November 2013

January 23, 2014

There were 4.0 million job openings in November, little changed from October. The number of job openings was little changed over the month in total private industry and government, as well as in all industries and in all four geographical regions.

 

 

Job openings, by industry, seasonally adjusted, January 2012–November 2013
MonthConstructionManufacturingLeisure and hospitalityEducation and health servicesProfessional and business servicesTrade, transportation, and utilities

Jan 2012

77,000255,000431,000636,000674,000573,000

Feb 2012

74,000259,000417,000659,000668,000569,000

Mar 2012

96,000324,000433,000680,000786,000641,000

Apr 2012

67,000254,000452,000674,000668,000552,000

May 2012

70,000302,000441,000701,000746,000608,000

Jun 2012

77,000310,000451,000717,000751,000584,000

Jul 2012

70,000271,000461,000657,000625,000566,000

Aug 2012

79,000257,000420,000651,000709,000613,000

Sep 2012

83,000242,000378,000712,000609,000648,000

Oct 2012

100,000265,000438,000667,000661,000618,000

Nov 2012

96,000271,000481,000691,000649,000731,000

Dec 2012

95,000242,000453,000670,000575,000704,000

Jan 2013

104,000253,000453,000579,000690,000645,000

Feb 2013

116,000274,000488,000672,000709,000644,000

Mar 2013

108,000271,000500,000687,000692,000669,000

Apr 2013

99,000243,000468,000662,000731,000715,000

May 2013

102,000237,000477,000660,000632,000784,000

Jun 2013

120,000210,000483,000665,000685,000712,000

Jul 2013

99,000234,000493,000670,000664,000655,000

Aug 2013

109,000268,000514,000732,000658,000694,000

Sep 2013

112,000256,000550,000675,000629,000726,000

Oct 2013

127,000302,000513,000654,000736,000688,000

Nov 2013(p)

139,000297,000560,000669,000707,000716,000
Footnotes:

 

(p) Data for the most recent month is preliminary.

 

 

In November, job openings numbered over 700,000 in both trade, transportation, and utilities and professional and business services. There were 139,000 job openings in construction and 297,000 in manufacturing.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. For additional information, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — November 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0039. Charts depicting job openings, hires, and employment separations data can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: November 2013 (PDF). Note that data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 4.0 million job openings in November 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140123.htm (visited December 18, 2014).

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