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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program produces data on job openings, hires, and separations.

Notices

  • Upcoming Changes to the National Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Data and Press Release Tables in 2023. Read More »

Latest Numbers

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Latest Job Openings Level: 11,012,000(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Latest Job Openings Rate: 6.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Latest Hires Rate: 4.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Latest Turnover Rate: 3.8%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Latest Quits Rate: 2.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Latest Layoffs/Discharges Rate: 1.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

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News Releases

Number of job openings increase in December; hires and total separations change little

02/01/2023

The number of job openings increased to 11.0 million on the last business day of December. The number of hires and total separations changed little at 6.2 million and 5.9 million, respectively.
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November job openings rates and layoffs and discharges rates down in 8 states

01/20/2023

November job openings rates decreased in 8 states and increased in 7. Hires rates rose in 4 states and fell in 3. Total separations rates rose in 6 states and fell in 2; quits rates rose in 5 and fell in 1, and layoffs and discharges rates fell in 8 and rose in 2.
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Next Release

Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for January 2023 are scheduled to be released March 8, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
State Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for December 2022 are scheduled to be released February 15, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Publications

The Economics Daily

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Louisiana had the highest job openings rate in November 2022

Louisiana had the highest job openings rate in November 2022, at 8.5 percent, while New York had the lowest, at 4.5 percent. Twenty-seven states had an openings rate greater than the national rate of 6.4 percent. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Texas: job openings and labor turnover state spotlight

This Beyond the Numbers article will examine these labor market trends in Texas. Using JOLTS total nonfarm state estimates from December 2005 to December 2021, we compare Texas to states with similarly sized economies—California, Florida, and New York—as well as to the United States during the two most recent recessions. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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The “Great Resignation” in perspective

This article examines recent trends in job quit rates, placing them in historical perspective. read more »