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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
JOLTS JLT Program Links

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


Next Releases:

  • Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for May 2022 are scheduled to be released July 6, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • State Job Openings and Labor Turnover data for May 2022 are scheduled to be released July 20, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

JOLTS News Releases

April job openings decrease; layoffs and discharges edge down to series low


Job openings decreased to 11.4 million on the last business day of April. Layoffs and discharges edged down to a series low of 1.2 million, while hires and total separations changed little at 6.6 million and 6.0 million, respectively.
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April job openings rates down in 12 states, up in 6; quits rates down in 10, up in 4


April job openings rates decreased in 12 states and increased in 6. Hires rates decreased in 3 states and increased in 2. Total separations rates decreased in 9 states and increased in 5; quits rates decreased in 10 and increased in 4; layoffs and discharges rates decreased in 5 and increased in...
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JOLTS Databases


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JOLTS Publications


  • JOLTS Basic (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview) Form (PDF 24K)
  • JOLTS Temporary Help/Professional Employer Organization Industry (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview) Form (PDF 23K)
  • JOLTS Education Industry (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview) Form (PDF 23K)

JOLTS Frequently Asked Questions


JOLTS Special Notices

  • Revisions to the JOLTS Estimates
    With the release of January 2022 data on March 9, job openings, hires, and separations data have been revised to incorporate annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) seasonal adjustment factors. Tables showing the revisions from 2017 through 2021 can be found using this link:
  • Changes to JOLTS series codes
  • JOLTS Metropolitan Statistical Area research estimates are now available
  • JOLTS establishment size class data methodology
  • BLS identified errors in the JOLTS federal government estimates for January 2020. These errors also affect total nonfarm, government, and all four regions. These errors have been corrected with the July 7, 2020 release. More information on these corrections as well as a complete list of corrections in this news release and in the JOLTS database can be found at
  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and August 2017 JOLTS data
  • With the release of January 2009 data on March 10, 2009, BLS implemented improvements to the methodology used to generate estimates of hires, separations, and job openings from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program. These changes were designed to improve the measurement of hires, separations, and openings and to more closely align the hires and separations estimates with monthly employment change as measured by the BLS Current Employment Statistics (establishment) survey. All JOLTS historical series were revised to incorporate the new methods. For general information about the improvements in our methodology, please see (


Other BLS Programs

  • Business Employment Dynamics—quarterly data series of job gains and job losses statistics, generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program.
  • Current Employment Statistics (National)— monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.
  • Current Population Survey— monthly data on the labor force, employment, unemployment and persons not in the labor force. It also provides monthly data on job losers and job leavers and biennial data on displaced workers.
  • Mass Layoff Statistics— reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs.

Other Useful Links

  • CareerOneStop— a source of helpful job search information.
  • America's Career InfoNet (ACINet)— helps people make more informed career decisions. America's Career InfoNet is ideal for job seekers, employers, human resource specialists and workforce development specialists.


Contact JOLTS

Contact Us

For additional information concerning the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), contact a JOLTS staff member at:

  • Email: Contact JOLTS staff by email
  • Telephone number: (202) 691-5870
  • Fax number: (202) 691-6645
  • Postal address:
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics
    Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Suite 4840
    2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20212-0001

Survey participants who need assistance in completing their monthly report, call 1-800-341-4620.


Latest Numbers


Latest Job Openings Level:
11,400,000(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data

Latest Job Openings Rate:
7.0%(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data

Latest Hires Rate:
4.4%(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data

Latest Turnover Rate:
4.0%(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data

Latest Quits Rate:
2.9%(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data

Latest Layoffs/Discharges Rate:
0.8%(p) in Apr 2022 Historical Data


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