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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Tuesday, August 2, 2022     USDL-22-1583
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                                JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – JUNE 2022

The number of job openings decreased to 10.7 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau 
of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.4 million and 5.9 
million, respectively. Within separations, quits (4.2 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.3 million) 
were little changed. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and 
separations for the total nonfarm sector, by industry, and by establishment size class. 

Job Openings

On the last business day of June, the number and rate of job openings decreased to 10.7 million 
(-605,000) and 6.6 percent, respectively. The largest decreases in job openings were in retail trade
(-343,000), wholesale trade (-82,000), and in state and local government education (-62,000). 
(See table 1.)

Hires

In June, the number and rate of hires were little changed at 6.4 million and 4.2 percent, respectively. 
Hires were little changed in all industries. (See table 2.)

Separations

Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Quits are generally 
voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of 
workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated 
by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers 
to other locations of the same firm.

In June, the number and rate of total separations were little changed at 5.9 million and 3.9 percent, 
respectively. Total separations were little changed in all industries. (See table 3.)

In June, the number of quits was little changed at 4.2 million. The rate was unchanged at 2.8 percent. 
Quits decreased in construction (-51,000). Quits increased in state and local government education 
(+14,000). (See table 4.)

In June, the number of layoffs and discharges was little changed at 1.3 million. The rate was unchanged 
at 0.9 percent. Layoffs and discharges decreased in wholesale trade (-26,000), finance and insurance
(-25,000), and in federal government (-4,000). (See table 5.)

The number of other separations was little changed in June at 367,000. Other separations decreased in 
real estate and rental and leasing (-9,000). Other separations increased in transportation, warehousing, 
and utilities (+9,000); durable goods manufacturing (+6,000); educational services (+3,000); and in 
federal government (+3,000). (See table 6.)

Establishment Size Class

In June, the job openings rate increased in establishments with 1,000 to 4,999 employees. The hires rate 
decreased in establishments with 1,000 to 4,999 employees and in establishments with 5,000 or more 
employees. For a more in-depth description of the JOLTS establishment size class estimates, please visit 
www.bls.gov/jlt/sizeclassmethodology.htm.
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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimates for July 2022 are scheduled to be 
released on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
     
Last Modified Date: August 02, 2022