Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Job openings increase by 268,000 to 7.4 million in February 2021

April 08, 2021

There were 7.4 million job openings on the last business day of February 2021, an increase of 268,000 from the previous month. For the year ending February 2021, the number of job openings increased by 355,000.

 Job openings by industry, December 2000–February 2021, seasonally adjusted
Month Mining and logging Construction Durable goods manufacturing Nondurable goods manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

Dec 2000

8,000 233,000 301,000 124,000 172,000 502,000 111,000

Jan 2001

12,000 241,000 304,000 141,000 251,000 533,000 171,000

Feb 2001

8,000 253,000 281,000 139,000 220,000 586,000 156,000

Mar 2001

18,000 188,000 249,000 187,000 132,000 431,000 124,000

Apr 2001

18,000 226,000 236,000 118,000 211,000 502,000 134,000

May 2001

15,000 224,000 217,000 110,000 124,000 487,000 110,000

Jun 2001

10,000 174,000 204,000 120,000 129,000 462,000 123,000

Jul 2001

12,000 178,000 191,000 117,000 125,000 409,000 144,000

Aug 2001

13,000 127,000 151,000 115,000 106,000 347,000 127,000

Sep 2001

11,000 167,000 221,000 117,000 99,000 384,000 123,000

Oct 2001

11,000 141,000 155,000 110,000 114,000 417,000 117,000

Nov 2001

7,000 164,000 124,000 106,000 103,000 419,000 107,000

Dec 2001

17,000 124,000 145,000 86,000 89,000 427,000 97,000

Jan 2002

15,000 129,000 161,000 101,000 116,000 399,000 100,000

Feb 2002

17,000 110,000 151,000 109,000 107,000 354,000 84,000

Mar 2002

4,000 139,000 138,000 104,000 152,000 367,000 104,000

Apr 2002

8,000 120,000 143,000 102,000 115,000 331,000 116,000

May 2002

6,000 136,000 148,000 91,000 98,000 321,000 108,000

Jun 2002

8,000 140,000 153,000 97,000 114,000 366,000 88,000

Jul 2002

7,000 102,000 167,000 89,000 96,000 391,000 80,000

Aug 2002

8,000 114,000 147,000 84,000 109,000 376,000 91,000

Sep 2002

6,000 142,000 144,000 95,000 102,000 334,000 70,000

Oct 2002

9,000 126,000 138,000 72,000 111,000 360,000 94,000

Nov 2002

7,000 110,000 136,000 92,000 100,000 308,000 96,000

Dec 2002

4,000 111,000 140,000 89,000 90,000 288,000 92,000

Jan 2003

5,000 107,000 117,000 84,000 96,000 366,000 94,000

Feb 2003

6,000 92,000 117,000 74,000 98,000 337,000 104,000

Mar 2003

4,000 90,000 136,000 73,000 94,000 324,000 91,000

Apr 2003

5,000 138,000 109,000 78,000 85,000 355,000 73,000

May 2003

10,000 104,000 109,000 87,000 94,000 357,000 86,000

Jun 2003

8,000 112,000 112,000 85,000 84,000 347,000 135,000

Jul 2003

10,000 136,000 110,000 76,000 85,000 310,000 90,000

Aug 2003

6,000 112,000 137,000 83,000 112,000 361,000 91,000

Sep 2003

8,000 79,000 123,000 71,000 92,000 349,000 92,000

Oct 2003

7,000 105,000 138,000 84,000 98,000 333,000 85,000

Nov 2003

6,000 118,000 157,000 85,000 113,000 344,000 97,000

Dec 2003

9,000 135,000 142,000 102,000 121,000 405,000 102,000

Jan 2004

9,000 170,000 142,000 95,000 117,000 346,000 83,000

Feb 2004

6,000 125,000 140,000 91,000 96,000 415,000 79,000

Mar 2004

9,000 149,000 153,000 96,000 106,000 399,000 123,000

Apr 2004

10,000 146,000 166,000 103,000 123,000 402,000 76,000

May 2004

9,000 150,000 177,000 111,000 131,000 435,000 84,000

Jun 2004

10,000 116,000 171,000 94,000 140,000 395,000 85,000

Jul 2004

9,000 124,000 177,000 106,000 159,000 435,000 108,000

Aug 2004

8,000 148,000 164,000 103,000 124,000 397,000 80,000

Sep 2004

9,000 112,000 168,000 92,000 157,000 527,000 75,000

Oct 2004

9,000 148,000 182,000 98,000 122,000 462,000 81,000

Nov 2004

11,000 146,000 155,000 87,000 135,000 317,000 80,000

Dec 2004

11,000 175,000 181,000 88,000 150,000 437,000 97,000

Jan 2005

11,000 144,000 190,000 94,000 101,000 440,000 103,000

Feb 2005

10,000 166,000 188,000 92,000 165,000 484,000 115,000

Mar 2005

13,000 167,000 177,000 109,000 135,000 516,000 96,000

Apr 2005

10,000 134,000 207,000 82,000 138,000 536,000 108,000

May 2005

13,000 120,000 188,000 80,000 150,000 455,000 105,000

Jun 2005

12,000 134,000 169,000 87,000 138,000 448,000 154,000

Jul 2005

13,000 151,000 192,000 98,000 142,000 487,000 128,000

Aug 2005

13,000 156,000 204,000 90,000 137,000 510,000 112,000

Sep 2005

20,000 153,000 228,000 102,000 136,000 514,000 133,000

Oct 2005

13,000 182,000 197,000 72,000 178,000 470,000 121,000

Nov 2005

16,000 177,000 227,000 127,000 159,000 505,000 119,000

Dec 2005

13,000 158,000 222,000 102,000 133,000 465,000 104,000

Jan 2006

13,000 171,000 230,000 89,000 159,000 465,000 93,000

Feb 2006

16,000 163,000 245,000 110,000 170,000 465,000 103,000

Mar 2006

16,000 180,000 240,000 114,000 221,000 583,000 114,000

Apr 2006

15,000 183,000 240,000 127,000 171,000 481,000 143,000

May 2006

16,000 158,000 190,000 106,000 164,000 511,000 150,000

Jun 2006

20,000 170,000 220,000 123,000 148,000 540,000 138,000

Jul 2006

13,000 175,000 204,000 93,000 157,000 417,000 125,000

Aug 2006

18,000 189,000 206,000 134,000 159,000 494,000 127,000

Sep 2006

17,000 165,000 215,000 121,000 194,000 520,000 140,000

Oct 2006

18,000 163,000 217,000 128,000 169,000 494,000 158,000

Nov 2006

17,000 140,000 201,000 112,000 177,000 492,000 127,000

Dec 2006

17,000 139,000 222,000 114,000 177,000 544,000 142,000

Jan 2007

15,000 266,000 213,000 124,000 225,000 500,000 171,000

Feb 2007

12,000 261,000 224,000 122,000 137,000 502,000 149,000

Mar 2007

18,000 184,000 237,000 140,000 204,000 474,000 182,000

Apr 2007

15,000 182,000 217,000 132,000 215,000 487,000 163,000

May 2007

15,000 168,000 218,000 146,000 171,000 439,000 127,000

Jun 2007

11,000 174,000 222,000 131,000 189,000 506,000 120,000

Jul 2007

14,000 183,000 233,000 127,000 178,000 498,000 138,000

Aug 2007

12,000 163,000 208,000 112,000 191,000 458,000 154,000

Sep 2007

14,000 137,000 190,000 131,000 165,000 462,000 160,000

Oct 2007

12,000 166,000 165,000 116,000 181,000 442,000 135,000

Nov 2007

14,000 143,000 187,000 130,000 132,000 485,000 165,000

Dec 2007

19,000 145,000 167,000 140,000 166,000 417,000 144,000

Jan 2008

14,000 158,000 170,000 118,000 148,000 450,000 190,000

Feb 2008

16,000 136,000 144,000 124,000 140,000 390,000 135,000

Mar 2008

13,000 104,000 146,000 110,000 122,000 409,000 115,000

Apr 2008

14,000 101,000 161,000 110,000 122,000 427,000 101,000

May 2008

15,000 167,000 164,000 114,000 139,000 450,000 117,000

Jun 2008

17,000 134,000 147,000 92,000 116,000 376,000 114,000

Jul 2008

28,000 117,000 138,000 100,000 116,000 398,000 116,000

Aug 2008

23,000 79,000 144,000 105,000 109,000 441,000 108,000

Sep 2008

13,000 111,000 124,000 90,000 98,000 273,000 99,000

Oct 2008

13,000 73,000 137,000 103,000 82,000 455,000 103,000

Nov 2008

13,000 70,000 107,000 83,000 84,000 417,000 82,000

Dec 2008

13,000 64,000 92,000 72,000 75,000 388,000 74,000

Jan 2009

18,000 41,000 54,000 62,000 59,000 376,000 73,000

Feb 2009

9,000 82,000 72,000 63,000 87,000 323,000 45,000

Mar 2009

7,000 47,000 60,000 57,000 76,000 297,000 71,000

Apr 2009

8,000 24,000 42,000 47,000 58,000 219,000 62,000

May 2009

9,000 46,000 48,000 44,000 68,000 406,000 73,000

Jun 2009

5,000 61,000 45,000 54,000 81,000 299,000 70,000

Jul 2009

3,000 45,000 42,000 48,000 60,000 196,000 45,000

Aug 2009

4,000 58,000 57,000 59,000 76,000 281,000 65,000

Sep 2009

7,000 64,000 70,000 58,000 60,000 261,000 54,000

Oct 2009

7,000 55,000 67,000 61,000 70,000 215,000 50,000

Nov 2009

7,000 65,000 79,000 73,000 67,000 241,000 58,000

Dec 2009

6,000 77,000 94,000 87,000 81,000 299,000 37,000

Jan 2010

8,000 58,000 79,000 67,000 69,000 332,000 53,000

Feb 2010

13,000 73,000 101,000 62,000 68,000 343,000 57,000

Mar 2010

12,000 84,000 95,000 62,000 93,000 348,000 60,000

Apr 2010

17,000 85,000 109,000 68,000 84,000 294,000 68,000

May 2010

17,000 78,000 122,000 63,000 106,000 323,000 58,000

Jun 2010

14,000 74,000 128,000 73,000 81,000 314,000 78,000

Jul 2010

12,000 102,000 142,000 76,000 84,000 324,000 72,000

Aug 2010

15,000 52,000 128,000 55,000 87,000 284,000 75,000

Sep 2010

16,000 77,000 128,000 56,000 85,000 255,000 92,000

Oct 2010

21,000 67,000 138,000 56,000 84,000 333,000 91,000

Nov 2010

22,000 88,000 168,000 65,000 99,000 327,000 67,000

Dec 2010

19,000 46,000 135,000 62,000 89,000 325,000 112,000

Jan 2011

30,000 65,000 145,000 77,000 121,000 353,000 86,000

Feb 2011

19,000 51,000 142,000 74,000 135,000 397,000 108,000

Mar 2011

34,000 65,000 142,000 72,000 109,000 351,000 109,000

Apr 2011

26,000 77,000 148,000 83,000 105,000 401,000 116,000

May 2011

18,000 109,000 141,000 74,000 91,000 431,000 117,000

Jun 2011

14,000 68,000 146,000 61,000 124,000 451,000 93,000

Jul 2011

27,000 85,000 153,000 71,000 123,000 437,000 118,000

Aug 2011

22,000 98,000 165,000 67,000 71,000 396,000 99,000

Sep 2011

24,000 87,000 171,000 79,000 139,000 392,000 100,000

Oct 2011

21,000 82,000 154,000 73,000 163,000 410,000 107,000

Nov 2011

24,000 84,000 158,000 70,000 130,000 497,000 117,000

Dec 2011

30,000 79,000 160,000 83,000 124,000 442,000 121,000

Jan 2012

25,000 89,000 179,000 71,000 146,000 403,000 117,000

Feb 2012

26,000 68,000 165,000 78,000 129,000 389,000 128,000

Mar 2012

20,000 91,000 193,000 123,000 122,000 448,000 126,000

Apr 2012

17,000 113,000 150,000 98,000 144,000 384,000 107,000

May 2012

22,000 92,000 205,000 97,000 142,000 372,000 110,000

Jun 2012

19,000 62,000 189,000 112,000 150,000 377,000 106,000

Jul 2012

14,000 88,000 168,000 88,000 151,000 416,000 103,000

Aug 2012

18,000 117,000 155,000 112,000 143,000 483,000 118,000

Sep 2012

15,000 95,000 141,000 107,000 153,000 496,000 125,000

Oct 2012

13,000 106,000 164,000 106,000 153,000 305,000 89,000

Nov 2012

17,000 97,000 164,000 90,000 130,000 469,000 84,000

Dec 2012

17,000 129,000 165,000 85,000 139,000 507,000 156,000

Jan 2013

18,000 120,000 156,000 96,000 136,000 473,000 136,000

Feb 2013

28,000 137,000 179,000 104,000 112,000 402,000 134,000

Mar 2013

16,000 116,000 174,000 84,000 154,000 472,000 108,000

Apr 2013

20,000 113,000 156,000 87,000 129,000 534,000 134,000

May 2013

19,000 120,000 154,000 94,000 131,000 558,000 128,000

Jun 2013

20,000 131,000 137,000 78,000 111,000 634,000 149,000

Jul 2013

23,000 104,000 122,000 99,000 126,000 488,000 113,000

Aug 2013

24,000 112,000 194,000 91,000 136,000 484,000 146,000

Sep 2013

19,000 128,000 177,000 91,000 139,000 530,000 140,000

Oct 2013

21,000 137,000 178,000 116,000 106,000 530,000 143,000

Nov 2013

18,000 156,000 171,000 145,000 153,000 508,000 139,000

Dec 2013

23,000 119,000 180,000 114,000 164,000 525,000 136,000

Jan 2014

24,000 155,000 168,000 94,000 127,000 528,000 161,000

Feb 2014

26,000 139,000 163,000 123,000 130,000 630,000 117,000

Mar 2014

35,000 125,000 157,000 125,000 132,000 665,000 145,000

Apr 2014

25,000 116,000 172,000 103,000 150,000 652,000 152,000

May 2014

32,000 119,000 175,000 119,000 157,000 625,000 155,000

Jun 2014

31,000 155,000 189,000 129,000 159,000 634,000 160,000

Jul 2014

31,000 149,000 191,000 104,000 154,000 601,000 181,000

Aug 2014

32,000 127,000 185,000 136,000 155,000 840,000 186,000

Sep 2014

30,000 116,000 185,000 125,000 141,000 589,000 191,000

Oct 2014

34,000 149,000 189,000 105,000 151,000 598,000 198,000

Nov 2014

31,000 139,000 202,000 125,000 169,000 508,000 203,000

Dec 2014

20,000 139,000 191,000 116,000 162,000 544,000 205,000

Jan 2015

15,000 147,000 199,000 122,000 156,000 616,000 205,000

Feb 2015

13,000 171,000 194,000 115,000 170,000 681,000 210,000

Mar 2015

16,000 165,000 197,000 125,000 148,000 527,000 233,000

Apr 2015

14,000 152,000 200,000 123,000 158,000 589,000 240,000

May 2015

15,000 158,000 193,000 131,000 163,000 543,000 299,000

Jun 2015

18,000 145,000 176,000 115,000 152,000 572,000 235,000

Jul 2015

19,000 147,000 198,000 139,000 185,000 823,000 249,000

Aug 2015

14,000 143,000 191,000 122,000 163,000 661,000 210,000

Sep 2015

18,000 122,000 185,000 130,000 170,000 678,000 203,000

Oct 2015

16,000 136,000 182,000 133,000 181,000 655,000 244,000

Nov 2015

17,000 123,000 173,000 126,000 140,000 578,000 306,000

Dec 2015

18,000 158,000 185,000 148,000 158,000 642,000 250,000

Jan 2016

12,000 169,000 177,000 145,000 190,000 719,000 156,000

Feb 2016

12,000 193,000 170,000 155,000 208,000 711,000 161,000

Mar 2016

11,000 206,000 175,000 161,000 191,000 705,000 166,000

Apr 2016

12,000 178,000 195,000 192,000 237,000 672,000 187,000

May 2016

11,000 176,000 185,000 168,000 164,000 722,000 194,000

Jun 2016

11,000 178,000 197,000 166,000 170,000 712,000 195,000

Jul 2016

9,000 210,000 198,000 146,000 149,000 693,000 218,000

Aug 2016

11,000 186,000 184,000 142,000 161,000 648,000 204,000

Sep 2016

15,000 260,000 187,000 139,000 165,000 704,000 163,000

Oct 2016

11,000 219,000 184,000 115,000 187,000 661,000 164,000

Nov 2016

21,000 204,000 195,000 150,000 195,000 626,000 159,000

Dec 2016

26,000 183,000 202,000 167,000 205,000 669,000 198,000

Jan 2017

27,000 159,000 212,000 160,000 176,000 639,000 172,000

Feb 2017

26,000 190,000 205,000 165,000 181,000 648,000 215,000

Mar 2017

19,000 173,000 227,000 173,000 210,000 695,000 195,000

Apr 2017

29,000 208,000 203,000 173,000 207,000 649,000 191,000

May 2017

26,000 171,000 195,000 145,000 194,000 686,000 174,000

Jun 2017

27,000 211,000 219,000 174,000 223,000 677,000 218,000

Jul 2017

29,000 210,000 169,000 189,000 205,000 687,000 249,000

Aug 2017

29,000 205,000 241,000 173,000 202,000 779,000 263,000

Sep 2017

25,000 192,000 272,000 162,000 196,000 735,000 268,000

Oct 2017

28,000 204,000 258,000 169,000 146,000 744,000 251,000

Nov 2017

27,000 244,000 260,000 180,000 176,000 906,000 167,000

Dec 2017

25,000 228,000 249,000 164,000 226,000 947,000 251,000

Jan 2018

27,000 252,000 263,000 177,000 208,000 876,000 288,000

Feb 2018

29,000 213,000 280,000 167,000 196,000 842,000 288,000

Mar 2018

28,000 221,000 251,000 173,000 189,000 920,000 313,000

Apr 2018

34,000 235,000 281,000 163,000 190,000 1,040,000 299,000

May 2018

28,000 263,000 295,000 159,000 212,000 967,000 305,000

Jun 2018

28,000 310,000 289,000 170,000 216,000 962,000 296,000

Jul 2018

26,000 279,000 268,000 179,000 227,000 950,000 278,000

Aug 2018

30,000 289,000 291,000 202,000 234,000 801,000 252,000

Sep 2018

31,000 301,000 303,000 173,000 233,000 927,000 343,000

Oct 2018

33,000 277,000 311,000 186,000 212,000 964,000 253,000

Nov 2018

30,000 302,000 317,000 205,000 217,000 1,037,000 323,000

Dec 2018

29,000 341,000 315,000 161,000 181,000 895,000 340,000

Jan 2019

31,000 306,000 283,000 149,000 281,000 807,000 347,000

Feb 2019

31,000 286,000 294,000 176,000 218,000 791,000 265,000

Mar 2019

31,000 347,000 288,000 152,000 218,000 763,000 337,000

Apr 2019

28,000 414,000 292,000 171,000 267,000 757,000 340,000

May 2019

29,000 357,000 290,000 175,000 211,000 751,000 332,000

Jun 2019

28,000 312,000 284,000 184,000 201,000 809,000 335,000

Jul 2019

35,000 320,000 264,000 173,000 162,000 838,000 277,000

Aug 2019

29,000 323,000 282,000 148,000 181,000 803,000 314,000

Sep 2019

29,000 331,000 260,000 177,000 187,000 740,000 343,000

Oct 2019

20,000 324,000 250,000 148,000 259,000 891,000 337,000

Nov 2019

20,000 241,000 269,000 148,000 174,000 717,000 335,000

Dec 2019

18,000 258,000 224,000 161,000 183,000 723,000 301,000

Jan 2020

19,000 296,000 250,000 159,000 183,000 752,000 301,000

Feb 2020

24,000 302,000 252,000 151,000 181,000 734,000 321,000

Mar 2020

16,000 228,000 170,000 132,000 150,000 571,000 330,000

Apr 2020

9,000 220,000 148,000 131,000 159,000 446,000 246,000

May 2020

11,000 281,000 187,000 128,000 140,000 659,000 238,000

Jun 2020

19,000 238,000 169,000 168,000 155,000 658,000 311,000

Jul 2020

15,000 298,000 223,000 179,000 172,000 781,000 296,000

Aug 2020

16,000 250,000 250,000 228,000 197,000 734,000 283,000

Sep 2020

17,000 232,000 270,000 230,000 169,000 674,000 289,000

Oct 2020

21,000 253,000 302,000 243,000 178,000 703,000 278,000

Nov 2020

16,000 261,000 250,000 263,000 175,000 720,000 310,000

Dec 2020

21,000 267,000 271,000 209,000 173,000 764,000 277,000

Jan 2021

24,000 300,000 308,000 228,000 192,000 793,000 323,000

Feb 2021

18,000 266,000 304,000 234,000 202,000 817,000 345,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

 Job openings by industry, December 2000–February 2021, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month Information Finance and insurance Real estate and rental and leasing Professional and business services Educational services Health care and social assistance Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Dec 2000

161,000 208,000 66,000 871,000 55,000 864,000 42,000

Jan 2001

166,000 191,000 48,000 888,000 40,000 801,000 57,000

Feb 2001

147,000 218,000 45,000 1,032,000 57,000 751,000 43,000

Mar 2001

130,000 216,000 86,000 901,000 57,000 761,000 126,000

Apr 2001

171,000 189,000 34,000 834,000 62,000 645,000 49,000

May 2001

108,000 213,000 52,000 750,000 71,000 740,000 57,000

Jun 2001

114,000 223,000 43,000 768,000 49,000 716,000 63,000

Jul 2001

115,000 200,000 57,000 756,000 55,000 749,000 78,000

Aug 2001

117,000 189,000 59,000 594,000 56,000 791,000 62,000

Sep 2001

67,000 211,000 51,000 644,000 55,000 717,000 77,000

Oct 2001

73,000 161,000 51,000 576,000 53,000 704,000 58,000

Nov 2001

91,000 165,000 47,000 604,000 51,000 682,000 65,000

Dec 2001

101,000 162,000 42,000 585,000 49,000 697,000 66,000

Jan 2002

92,000 233,000 73,000 592,000 60,000 696,000 44,000

Feb 2002

99,000 134,000 29,000 418,000 62,000 704,000 59,000

Mar 2002

94,000 191,000 33,000 548,000 46,000 673,000 81,000

Apr 2002

97,000 182,000 48,000 541,000 52,000 650,000 57,000

May 2002

110,000 164,000 44,000 567,000 42,000 612,000 61,000

Jun 2002

69,000 182,000 63,000 514,000 103,000 658,000 44,000

Jul 2002

95,000 150,000 31,000 543,000 54,000 635,000 44,000

Aug 2002

81,000 164,000 36,000 617,000 54,000 657,000 51,000

Sep 2002

67,000 142,000 28,000 572,000 52,000 660,000 35,000

Oct 2002

73,000 216,000 60,000 645,000 43,000 614,000 50,000

Nov 2002

90,000 197,000 32,000 590,000 47,000 715,000 65,000

Dec 2002

61,000 181,000 39,000 559,000 50,000 584,000 43,000

Jan 2003

80,000 163,000 48,000 684,000 50,000 590,000 34,000

Feb 2003

71,000 134,000 59,000 623,000 40,000 554,000 35,000

Mar 2003

81,000 147,000 56,000 575,000 42,000 539,000 32,000

Apr 2003

55,000 153,000 53,000 523,000 47,000 565,000 41,000

May 2003

57,000 174,000 36,000 640,000 50,000 600,000 66,000

Jun 2003

71,000 156,000 54,000 660,000 56,000 548,000 65,000

Jul 2003

61,000 166,000 72,000 538,000 51,000 488,000 49,000

Aug 2003

64,000 188,000 45,000 609,000 42,000 521,000 56,000

Sep 2003

95,000 170,000 43,000 583,000 38,000 513,000 46,000

Oct 2003

92,000 172,000 49,000 585,000 50,000 561,000 63,000

Nov 2003

63,000 181,000 60,000 627,000 49,000 533,000 51,000

Dec 2003

84,000 165,000 34,000 634,000 45,000 521,000 59,000

Jan 2004

76,000 227,000 48,000 556,000 45,000 568,000 77,000

Feb 2004

89,000 220,000 49,000 620,000 51,000 560,000 77,000

Mar 2004

79,000 187,000 34,000 570,000 57,000 578,000 56,000

Apr 2004

85,000 221,000 35,000 624,000 48,000 577,000 38,000

May 2004

101,000 211,000 39,000 676,000 51,000 574,000 54,000

Jun 2004

88,000 179,000 43,000 584,000 42,000 496,000 58,000

Jul 2004

98,000 247,000 39,000 686,000 57,000 555,000 51,000

Aug 2004

85,000 213,000 53,000 642,000 55,000 546,000 53,000

Sep 2004

89,000 257,000 56,000 679,000 51,000 552,000 70,000

Oct 2004

98,000 226,000 49,000 777,000 85,000 586,000 53,000

Nov 2004

63,000 198,000 49,000 673,000 56,000 570,000 82,000

Dec 2004

99,000 234,000 44,000 881,000 66,000 590,000 112,000

Jan 2005

89,000 231,000 53,000 732,000 56,000 554,000 79,000

Feb 2005

75,000 204,000 65,000 750,000 43,000 589,000 81,000

Mar 2005

89,000 214,000 29,000 736,000 67,000 622,000 96,000

Apr 2005

103,000 231,000 69,000 714,000 66,000 600,000 101,000

May 2005

75,000 162,000 63,000 663,000 71,000 626,000 71,000

Jun 2005

106,000 224,000 57,000 764,000 95,000 601,000 91,000

Jul 2005

97,000 252,000 63,000 837,000 64,000 635,000 99,000

Aug 2005

110,000 242,000 57,000 777,000 68,000 625,000 90,000

Sep 2005

124,000 225,000 90,000 818,000 83,000 636,000 73,000

Oct 2005

105,000 296,000 50,000 705,000 79,000 610,000 73,000

Nov 2005

115,000 259,000 56,000 783,000 77,000 602,000 61,000

Dec 2005

108,000 315,000 91,000 750,000 72,000 620,000 71,000

Jan 2006

125,000 297,000 139,000 748,000 81,000 654,000 123,000

Feb 2006

123,000 306,000 55,000 770,000 75,000 671,000 82,000

Mar 2006

124,000 300,000 73,000 853,000 96,000 627,000 64,000

Apr 2006

146,000 335,000 59,000 923,000 75,000 653,000 87,000

May 2006

137,000 265,000 78,000 855,000 79,000 612,000 59,000

Jun 2006

128,000 262,000 113,000 919,000 49,000 670,000 66,000

Jul 2006

146,000 178,000 65,000 949,000 65,000 565,000 67,000

Aug 2006

163,000 225,000 72,000 948,000 70,000 696,000 57,000

Sep 2006

157,000 213,000 66,000 911,000 79,000 686,000 109,000

Oct 2006

148,000 252,000 54,000 844,000 65,000 711,000 92,000

Nov 2006

166,000 249,000 68,000 861,000 74,000 736,000 86,000

Dec 2006

165,000 213,000 69,000 795,000 69,000 698,000 84,000

Jan 2007

150,000 175,000 53,000 957,000 62,000 694,000 83,000

Feb 2007

182,000 222,000 61,000 861,000 70,000 656,000 75,000

Mar 2007

173,000 273,000 77,000 1,004,000 73,000 695,000 88,000

Apr 2007

155,000 152,000 82,000 953,000 72,000 707,000 77,000

May 2007

185,000 224,000 56,000 909,000 66,000 749,000 64,000

Jun 2007

170,000 221,000 74,000 959,000 86,000 733,000 113,000

Jul 2007

155,000 227,000 70,000 814,000 67,000 668,000 70,000

Aug 2007

129,000 240,000 77,000 742,000 79,000 723,000 64,000

Sep 2007

118,000 222,000 40,000 845,000 76,000 795,000 67,000

Oct 2007

105,000 187,000 76,000 1,049,000 71,000 674,000 76,000

Nov 2007

126,000 178,000 54,000 995,000 72,000 696,000 103,000

Dec 2007

110,000 179,000 78,000 1,036,000 69,000 712,000 57,000

Jan 2008

72,000 260,000 136,000 988,000 67,000 680,000 57,000

Feb 2008

66,000 182,000 54,000 967,000 67,000 740,000 66,000

Mar 2008

87,000 176,000 78,000 920,000 67,000 727,000 74,000

Apr 2008

87,000 140,000 64,000 838,000 71,000 644,000 61,000

May 2008

77,000 144,000 67,000 821,000 66,000 668,000 72,000

Jun 2008

92,000 141,000 43,000 736,000 61,000 699,000 53,000

Jul 2008

68,000 143,000 57,000 665,000 95,000 670,000 54,000

Aug 2008

77,000 176,000 29,000 659,000 67,000 633,000 77,000

Sep 2008

60,000 148,000 53,000 631,000 53,000 559,000 56,000

Oct 2008

70,000 106,000 35,000 577,000 73,000 592,000 54,000

Nov 2008

64,000 142,000 57,000 527,000 68,000 606,000 53,000

Dec 2008

57,000 177,000 48,000 578,000 74,000 548,000 50,000

Jan 2009

69,000 96,000 34,000 536,000 66,000 521,000 35,000

Feb 2009

68,000 143,000 43,000 533,000 53,000 501,000 30,000

Mar 2009

48,000 100,000 40,000 452,000 47,000 467,000 24,000

Apr 2009

34,000 76,000 26,000 438,000 47,000 466,000 25,000

May 2009

38,000 133,000 32,000 446,000 40,000 487,000 28,000

Jun 2009

44,000 119,000 30,000 405,000 57,000 470,000 19,000

Jul 2009

40,000 85,000 33,000 449,000 41,000 492,000 36,000

Aug 2009

37,000 92,000 28,000 420,000 52,000 487,000 25,000

Sep 2009

57,000 122,000 59,000 464,000 41,000 505,000 26,000

Oct 2009

69,000 80,000 55,000 413,000 44,000 483,000 17,000

Nov 2009

37,000 143,000 40,000 435,000 40,000 474,000 29,000

Dec 2009

57,000 111,000 31,000 432,000 54,000 493,000 19,000

Jan 2010

86,000 142,000 30,000 457,000 29,000 589,000 22,000

Feb 2010

75,000 117,000 33,000 430,000 63,000 461,000 27,000

Mar 2010

53,000 146,000 17,000 390,000 86,000 450,000 28,000

Apr 2010

73,000 192,000 34,000 513,000 58,000 456,000 28,000

May 2010

80,000 178,000 36,000 603,000 71,000 435,000 52,000

Jun 2010

58,000 159,000 37,000 582,000 53,000 408,000 62,000

Jul 2010

97,000 179,000 29,000 621,000 66,000 470,000 39,000

Aug 2010

84,000 174,000 61,000 641,000 54,000 436,000 45,000

Sep 2010

64,000 194,000 27,000 634,000 53,000 469,000 33,000

Oct 2010

59,000 198,000 35,000 652,000 64,000 562,000 35,000

Nov 2010

74,000 217,000 40,000 700,000 62,000 495,000 28,000

Dec 2010

80,000 180,000 24,000 579,000 59,000 493,000 41,000

Jan 2011

86,000 201,000 36,000 538,000 73,000 473,000 36,000

Feb 2011

68,000 173,000 34,000 610,000 69,000 505,000 47,000

Mar 2011

108,000 166,000 35,000 641,000 59,000 547,000 41,000

Apr 2011

95,000 179,000 56,000 590,000 71,000 533,000 41,000

May 2011

107,000 155,000 40,000 585,000 49,000 534,000 40,000

Jun 2011

94,000 172,000 38,000 676,000 75,000 544,000 81,000

Jul 2011

107,000 183,000 78,000 790,000 67,000 565,000 75,000

Aug 2011

107,000 129,000 47,000 669,000 68,000 577,000 49,000

Sep 2011

117,000 139,000 39,000 891,000 73,000 545,000 66,000

Oct 2011

115,000 176,000 57,000 708,000 64,000 569,000 63,000

Nov 2011

95,000 139,000 38,000 667,000 63,000 579,000 54,000

Dec 2011

110,000 182,000 26,000 847,000 56,000 579,000 39,000

Jan 2012

88,000 159,000 88,000 948,000 55,000 625,000 72,000

Feb 2012

95,000 139,000 54,000 747,000 66,000 615,000 59,000

Mar 2012

100,000 194,000 51,000 837,000 68,000 625,000 49,000

Apr 2012

104,000 180,000 31,000 772,000 61,000 619,000 77,000

May 2012

84,000 166,000 57,000 750,000 68,000 656,000 65,000

Jun 2012

105,000 180,000 51,000 774,000 60,000 702,000 73,000

Jul 2012

75,000 166,000 63,000 740,000 85,000 596,000 65,000

Aug 2012

91,000 205,000 51,000 730,000 66,000 596,000 59,000

Sep 2012

95,000 213,000 87,000 694,000 69,000 650,000 55,000

Oct 2012

86,000 198,000 58,000 755,000 61,000 642,000 54,000

Nov 2012

104,000 187,000 61,000 749,000 68,000 667,000 56,000

Dec 2012

86,000 184,000 80,000 697,000 65,000 647,000 65,000

Jan 2013

77,000 143,000 84,000 776,000 68,000 560,000 55,000

Feb 2013

108,000 244,000 56,000 757,000 61,000 631,000 52,000

Mar 2013

99,000 268,000 55,000 750,000 75,000 637,000 63,000

Apr 2013

66,000 204,000 49,000 761,000 70,000 646,000 47,000

May 2013

101,000 223,000 89,000 788,000 69,000 617,000 47,000

Jun 2013

104,000 248,000 60,000 749,000 69,000 615,000 51,000

Jul 2013

105,000 292,000 42,000 696,000 73,000 571,000 52,000

Aug 2013

71,000 184,000 61,000 809,000 73,000 680,000 94,000

Sep 2013

100,000 213,000 40,000 751,000 68,000 610,000 68,000

Oct 2013

125,000 226,000 34,000 819,000 77,000 606,000 90,000

Nov 2013

114,000 170,000 44,000 745,000 83,000 579,000 81,000

Dec 2013

113,000 188,000 54,000 774,000 81,000 537,000 82,000

Jan 2014

111,000 164,000 45,000 713,000 74,000 630,000 92,000

Feb 2014

107,000 199,000 50,000 848,000 72,000 660,000 74,000

Mar 2014

105,000 214,000 51,000 773,000 80,000 678,000 53,000

Apr 2014

114,000 220,000 52,000 842,000 80,000 642,000 92,000

May 2014

113,000 234,000 52,000 857,000 83,000 734,000 89,000

Jun 2014

101,000 280,000 67,000 916,000 110,000 739,000 76,000

Jul 2014

112,000 236,000 60,000 908,000 85,000 784,000 64,000

Aug 2014

111,000 285,000 58,000 967,000 90,000 840,000 84,000

Sep 2014

103,000 212,000 67,000 941,000 106,000 779,000 76,000

Oct 2014

86,000 305,000 65,000 956,000 90,000 801,000 66,000

Nov 2014

126,000 234,000 58,000 970,000 89,000 711,000 58,000

Dec 2014

107,000 231,000 53,000 1,041,000 95,000 846,000 86,000

Jan 2015

111,000 249,000 64,000 1,028,000 103,000 815,000 87,000

Feb 2015

130,000 253,000 84,000 1,082,000 104,000 823,000 97,000

Mar 2015

110,000 196,000 80,000 1,101,000 92,000 815,000 89,000

Apr 2015

109,000 280,000 87,000 1,239,000 98,000 905,000 72,000

May 2015

109,000 272,000 67,000 1,235,000 96,000 890,000 72,000

Jun 2015

113,000 211,000 69,000 1,109,000 103,000 903,000 67,000

Jul 2015

125,000 243,000 105,000 1,146,000 124,000 1,047,000 69,000

Aug 2015

116,000 239,000 81,000 1,091,000 98,000 942,000 58,000

Sep 2015

116,000 263,000 53,000 1,110,000 95,000 982,000 74,000

Oct 2015

112,000 259,000 68,000 1,212,000 125,000 950,000 77,000

Nov 2015

70,000 293,000 68,000 1,285,000 107,000 994,000 87,000

Dec 2015

111,000 325,000 89,000 1,199,000 126,000 939,000 77,000

Jan 2016

111,000 290,000 61,000 1,310,000 84,000 1,095,000 91,000

Feb 2016

94,000 231,000 103,000 1,236,000 129,000 891,000 74,000

Mar 2016

89,000 254,000 72,000 1,471,000 105,000 973,000 119,000

Apr 2016

84,000 264,000 86,000 1,049,000 122,000 983,000 112,000

May 2016

114,000 268,000 64,000 1,163,000 107,000 991,000 92,000

Jun 2016

90,000 239,000 81,000 1,143,000 99,000 971,000 94,000

Jul 2016

80,000 263,000 79,000 1,248,000 99,000 1,018,000 105,000

Aug 2016

79,000 272,000 89,000 1,105,000 88,000 966,000 96,000

Sep 2016

102,000 271,000 86,000 1,204,000 114,000 997,000 80,000

Oct 2016

85,000 239,000 71,000 985,000 133,000 1,105,000 108,000

Nov 2016

82,000 278,000 79,000 1,227,000 98,000 1,099,000 107,000

Dec 2016

81,000 298,000 100,000 1,081,000 103,000 1,097,000 94,000

Jan 2017

90,000 254,000 133,000 996,000 68,000 1,077,000 85,000

Feb 2017

70,000 283,000 61,000 984,000 133,000 1,105,000 89,000

Mar 2017

83,000 283,000 72,000 1,016,000 104,000 1,017,000 97,000

Apr 2017

106,000 342,000 101,000 1,029,000 91,000 1,015,000 84,000

May 2017

108,000 272,000 88,000 1,016,000 98,000 1,000,000 57,000

Jun 2017

115,000 306,000 65,000 1,246,000 90,000 1,093,000 110,000

Jul 2017

100,000 273,000 82,000 1,118,000 118,000 1,034,000 109,000

Aug 2017

120,000 244,000 67,000 1,113,000 107,000 1,071,000 98,000

Sep 2017

108,000 352,000 92,000 1,123,000 101,000 1,040,000 102,000

Oct 2017

89,000 282,000 127,000 1,316,000 98,000 1,040,000 92,000

Nov 2017

93,000 290,000 96,000 1,042,000 111,000 1,013,000 89,000

Dec 2017

127,000 280,000 89,000 962,000 96,000 1,056,000 90,000

Jan 2018

127,000 314,000 75,000 1,118,000 107,000 1,045,000 92,000

Feb 2018

132,000 338,000 69,000 1,106,000 100,000 1,087,000 121,000

Mar 2018

132,000 320,000 94,000 1,188,000 109,000 1,115,000 99,000

Apr 2018

179,000 221,000 79,000 1,192,000 99,000 1,121,000 108,000

May 2018

130,000 275,000 92,000 1,234,000 104,000 1,102,000 121,000

Jun 2018

139,000 274,000 96,000 1,269,000 139,000 1,131,000 152,000

Jul 2018

144,000 343,000 87,000 1,256,000 111,000 1,122,000 97,000

Aug 2018

145,000 328,000 88,000 1,329,000 124,000 1,128,000 110,000

Sep 2018

113,000 278,000 102,000 1,345,000 85,000 1,202,000 97,000

Oct 2018

138,000 290,000 117,000 1,350,000 95,000 1,143,000 94,000

Nov 2018

137,000 328,000 103,000 1,348,000 96,000 1,166,000 98,000

Dec 2018

138,000 286,000 67,000 1,357,000 103,000 1,208,000 124,000

Jan 2019

140,000 284,000 119,000 1,374,000 119,000 1,230,000 107,000

Feb 2019

138,000 266,000 85,000 1,383,000 110,000 1,107,000 108,000

Mar 2019

151,000 242,000 124,000 1,331,000 113,000 1,253,000 106,000

Apr 2019

114,000 239,000 101,000 1,169,000 128,000 1,253,000 117,000

May 2019

134,000 272,000 105,000 1,272,000 129,000 1,240,000 123,000

Jun 2019

131,000 272,000 109,000 1,285,000 119,000 1,182,000 105,000

Jul 2019

157,000 262,000 111,000 1,283,000 109,000 1,192,000 116,000

Aug 2019

127,000 282,000 103,000 1,277,000 120,000 1,208,000 126,000

Sep 2019

166,000 277,000 92,000 1,255,000 131,000 1,115,000 149,000

Oct 2019

140,000 325,000 98,000 1,207,000 124,000 1,179,000 142,000

Nov 2019

144,000 270,000 105,000 1,208,000 145,000 1,171,000 117,000

Dec 2019

150,000 229,000 94,000 1,233,000 112,000 1,115,000 139,000

Jan 2020

139,000 319,000 104,000 1,285,000 117,000 1,204,000 158,000

Feb 2020

139,000 312,000 104,000 1,307,000 116,000 1,146,000 138,000

Mar 2020

122,000 261,000 91,000 1,042,000 101,000 1,041,000 129,000

Apr 2020

126,000 188,000 59,000 837,000 89,000 857,000 50,000

May 2020

81,000 233,000 76,000 883,000 80,000 881,000 111,000

Jun 2020

104,000 248,000 85,000 1,016,000 92,000 978,000 116,000

Jul 2020

86,000 235,000 74,000 1,184,000 83,000 1,131,000 96,000

Aug 2020

78,000 217,000 73,000 1,155,000 101,000 1,076,000 86,000

Sep 2020

112,000 239,000 75,000 1,235,000 108,000 1,139,000 86,000

Oct 2020

117,000 225,000 79,000 1,225,000 116,000 1,278,000 97,000

Nov 2020

98,000 216,000 70,000 1,261,000 101,000 1,234,000 110,000

Dec 2020

109,000 231,000 65,000 1,478,000 90,000 1,187,000 62,000

Jan 2021

129,000 226,000 80,000 1,404,000 148,000 1,220,000 81,000

Feb 2021

95,000 247,000 75,000 1,390,000 113,000 1,453,000 137,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

 Job openings by industry, December 2000–February 2021, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month Accommodation and food services Other services Federal government State and local government education State and local government, excluding education

Dec 2000

525,000 299,000 66,000 172,000 309,000

Jan 2001

597,000 310,000 69,000 148,000 265,000

Feb 2001

558,000 125,000 63,000 159,000 257,000

Mar 2001

568,000 142,000 58,000 157,000 231,000

Apr 2001

533,000 162,000 65,000 141,000 284,000

May 2001

470,000 192,000 69,000 125,000 292,000

Jun 2001

384,000 248,000 63,000 145,000 323,000

Jul 2001

509,000 242,000 52,000 126,000 332,000

Aug 2001

482,000 201,000 55,000 133,000 299,000

Sep 2001

463,000 233,000 54,000 190,000 189,000

Oct 2001

316,000 192,000 60,000 134,000 264,000

Nov 2001

387,000 166,000 54,000 142,000 291,000

Dec 2001

368,000 174,000 47,000 146,000 255,000

Jan 2002

313,000 165,000 47,000 142,000 221,000

Feb 2002

355,000 148,000 52,000 120,000 326,000

Mar 2002

330,000 161,000 54,000 133,000 262,000

Apr 2002

319,000 143,000 51,000 113,000 283,000

May 2002

339,000 158,000 53,000 138,000 261,000

Jun 2002

298,000 110,000 30,000 133,000 242,000

Jul 2002

332,000 112,000 49,000 140,000 251,000

Aug 2002

345,000 140,000 51,000 138,000 256,000

Sep 2002

316,000 142,000 48,000 116,000 226,000

Oct 2002

332,000 152,000 32,000 111,000 242,000

Nov 2002

341,000 162,000 50,000 141,000 237,000

Dec 2002

334,000 132,000 42,000 107,000 224,000

Jan 2003

358,000 133,000 58,000 129,000 248,000

Feb 2003

326,000 172,000 47,000 136,000 203,000

Mar 2003

320,000 129,000 51,000 107,000 207,000

Apr 2003

331,000 159,000 28,000 129,000 182,000

May 2003

364,000 123,000 44,000 117,000 172,000

Jun 2003

359,000 136,000 57,000 141,000 203,000

Jul 2003

289,000 104,000 62,000 104,000 179,000

Aug 2003

332,000 117,000 56,000 73,000 186,000

Sep 2003

350,000 105,000 48,000 84,000 203,000

Oct 2003

394,000 107,000 53,000 141,000 188,000

Nov 2003

387,000 140,000 48,000 83,000 182,000

Dec 2003

387,000 144,000 54,000 90,000 182,000

Jan 2004

376,000 159,000 57,000 93,000 180,000

Feb 2004

389,000 173,000 53,000 95,000 203,000

Mar 2004

387,000 176,000 53,000 101,000 212,000

Apr 2004

372,000 131,000 56,000 103,000 195,000

May 2004

374,000 165,000 31,000 115,000 221,000

Jun 2004

408,000 94,000 49,000 107,000 179,000

Jul 2004

465,000 168,000 40,000 102,000 190,000

Aug 2004

412,000 130,000 37,000 99,000 190,000

Sep 2004

454,000 130,000 50,000 113,000 183,000

Oct 2004

432,000 150,000 47,000 127,000 211,000

Nov 2004

346,000 148,000 52,000 109,000 197,000

Dec 2004

358,000 150,000 57,000 108,000 235,000

Jan 2005

462,000 153,000 35,000 110,000 169,000

Feb 2005

444,000 126,000 47,000 96,000 225,000

Mar 2005

461,000 164,000 42,000 111,000 199,000

Apr 2005

524,000 183,000 40,000 113,000 200,000

May 2005

464,000 140,000 44,000 98,000 207,000

Jun 2005

486,000 141,000 42,000 103,000 212,000

Jul 2005

436,000 170,000 48,000 152,000 192,000

Aug 2005

424,000 144,000 56,000 114,000 214,000

Sep 2005

412,000 204,000 54,000 118,000 227,000

Oct 2005

431,000 235,000 44,000 107,000 214,000

Nov 2005

469,000 130,000 41,000 122,000 204,000

Dec 2005

517,000 106,000 50,000 150,000 235,000

Jan 2006

511,000 104,000 47,000 125,000 224,000

Feb 2006

512,000 84,000 45,000 127,000 204,000

Mar 2006

500,000 208,000 40,000 139,000 240,000

Apr 2006

589,000 143,000 47,000 138,000 236,000

May 2006

487,000 168,000 47,000 124,000 257,000

Jun 2006

473,000 163,000 45,000 135,000 233,000

Jul 2006

522,000 166,000 52,000 164,000 272,000

Aug 2006

514,000 206,000 39,000 147,000 247,000

Sep 2006

467,000 207,000 36,000 159,000 279,000

Oct 2006

496,000 175,000 35,000 110,000 262,000

Nov 2006

530,000 169,000 36,000 138,000 264,000

Dec 2006

496,000 234,000 33,000 129,000 280,000

Jan 2007

429,000 184,000 32,000 130,000 298,000

Feb 2007

478,000 250,000 36,000 143,000 259,000

Mar 2007

537,000 168,000 40,000 133,000 262,000

Apr 2007

486,000 161,000 40,000 127,000 268,000

May 2007

520,000 165,000 43,000 133,000 259,000

Jun 2007

520,000 184,000 36,000 130,000 278,000

Jul 2007

559,000 150,000 35,000 118,000 296,000

Aug 2007

572,000 162,000 48,000 143,000 270,000

Sep 2007

609,000 174,000 56,000 154,000 238,000

Oct 2007

532,000 220,000 47,000 124,000 257,000

Nov 2007

532,000 183,000 47,000 130,000 275,000

Dec 2007

525,000 139,000 61,000 132,000 249,000

Jan 2008

517,000 187,000 40,000 109,000 263,000

Feb 2008

486,000 135,000 43,000 133,000 255,000

Mar 2008

509,000 143,000 53,000 123,000 246,000

Apr 2008

488,000 185,000 44,000 124,000 254,000

May 2008

483,000 190,000 47,000 132,000 262,000

Jun 2008

417,000 156,000 56,000 122,000 256,000

Jul 2008

385,000 186,000 57,000 120,000 235,000

Aug 2008

354,000 208,000 45,000 94,000 246,000

Sep 2008

354,000 122,000 36,000 110,000 233,000

Oct 2008

355,000 167,000 51,000 108,000 224,000

Nov 2008

295,000 178,000 47,000 103,000 235,000

Dec 2008

298,000 211,000 37,000 104,000 189,000

Jan 2009

206,000 132,000 61,000 109,000 189,000

Feb 2009

296,000 148,000 58,000 108,000 202,000

Mar 2009

239,000 139,000 102,000 89,000 172,000

Apr 2009

247,000 117,000 51,000 87,000 220,000

May 2009

268,000 109,000 25,000 87,000 162,000

Jun 2009

264,000 156,000 45,000 98,000 181,000

Jul 2009

223,000 108,000 51,000 59,000 176,000

Aug 2009

173,000 119,000 31,000 105,000 168,000

Sep 2009

260,000 93,000 64,000 64,000 159,000

Oct 2009

244,000 95,000 111,000 111,000 159,000

Nov 2009

251,000 114,000 94,000 98,000 159,000

Dec 2009

239,000 123,000 70,000 80,000 180,000

Jan 2010

257,000 154,000 150,000 90,000 165,000

Feb 2010

239,000 161,000 121,000 74,000 149,000

Mar 2010

211,000 136,000 149,000 92,000 167,000

Apr 2010

255,000 197,000 374,000 87,000 162,000

May 2010

260,000 122,000 143,000 91,000 152,000

Jun 2010

267,000 111,000 87,000 83,000 131,000

Jul 2010

285,000 159,000 84,000 84,000 156,000

Aug 2010

319,000 142,000 101,000 77,000 167,000

Sep 2010

283,000 114,000 86,000 66,000 185,000

Oct 2010

382,000 111,000 73,000 90,000 182,000

Nov 2010

291,000 133,000 72,000 84,000 181,000

Dec 2010

312,000 104,000 91,000 98,000 211,000

Jan 2011

331,000 117,000 61,000 96,000 180,000

Feb 2011

342,000 137,000 58,000 69,000 188,000

Mar 2011

352,000 106,000 54,000 88,000 181,000

Apr 2011

289,000 106,000 53,000 105,000 184,000

May 2011

279,000 111,000 63,000 70,000 165,000

Jun 2011

325,000 133,000 61,000 130,000 168,000

Jul 2011

288,000 124,000 70,000 83,000 180,000

Aug 2011

343,000 92,000 52,000 83,000 194,000

Sep 2011

362,000 154,000 65,000 103,000 229,000

Oct 2011

366,000 122,000 76,000 108,000 183,000

Nov 2011

380,000 113,000 60,000 104,000 193,000

Dec 2011

402,000 123,000 67,000 106,000 192,000

Jan 2012

380,000 115,000 66,000 104,000 179,000

Feb 2012

320,000 141,000 72,000 106,000 218,000

Mar 2012

398,000 136,000 79,000 108,000 209,000

Apr 2012

404,000 166,000 77,000 102,000 188,000

May 2012

393,000 160,000 67,000 111,000 219,000

Jun 2012

411,000 153,000 78,000 112,000 197,000

Jul 2012

424,000 114,000 65,000 120,000 194,000

Aug 2012

364,000 81,000 95,000 127,000 198,000

Sep 2012

368,000 139,000 73,000 116,000 193,000

Oct 2012

429,000 174,000 68,000 89,000 223,000

Nov 2012

442,000 129,000 55,000 105,000 205,000

Dec 2012

415,000 125,000 74,000 118,000 215,000

Jan 2013

415,000 154,000 90,000 110,000 255,000

Feb 2013

468,000 111,000 65,000 140,000 216,000

Mar 2013

451,000 159,000 56,000 120,000 219,000

Apr 2013

430,000 122,000 79,000 114,000 229,000

May 2013

422,000 176,000 48,000 129,000 232,000

Jun 2013

438,000 155,000 50,000 118,000 232,000

Jul 2013

451,000 153,000 52,000 108,000 216,000

Aug 2013

429,000 103,000 41,000 139,000 213,000

Sep 2013

482,000 175,000 53,000 128,000 215,000

Oct 2013

450,000 169,000 46,000 125,000 224,000

Nov 2013

462,000 147,000 59,000 132,000 214,000

Dec 2013

504,000 182,000 44,000 115,000 187,000

Jan 2014

505,000 148,000 50,000 112,000 226,000

Feb 2014

485,000 148,000 52,000 117,000 232,000

Mar 2014

518,000 106,000 60,000 135,000 230,000

Apr 2014

570,000 147,000 59,000 136,000 240,000

May 2014

621,000 143,000 70,000 122,000 249,000

Jun 2014

598,000 125,000 67,000 172,000 276,000

Jul 2014

566,000 142,000 62,000 149,000 263,000

Aug 2014

621,000 194,000 75,000 97,000 267,000

Sep 2014

632,000 152,000 72,000 161,000 235,000

Oct 2014

604,000 180,000 74,000 131,000 229,000

Nov 2014

573,000 176,000 80,000 135,000 257,000

Dec 2014

621,000 169,000 76,000 132,000 296,000

Jan 2015

716,000 187,000 85,000 157,000 283,000

Feb 2015

653,000 170,000 86,000 158,000 271,000

Mar 2015

630,000 184,000 83,000 143,000 275,000

Apr 2015

648,000 160,000 94,000 146,000 281,000

May 2015

632,000 167,000 83,000 150,000 289,000

Jun 2015

599,000 192,000 91,000 170,000 210,000

Jul 2015

692,000 198,000 99,000 167,000 282,000

Aug 2015

637,000 206,000 91,000 150,000 253,000

Sep 2015

631,000 187,000 73,000 127,000 270,000

Oct 2015

708,000 187,000 96,000 174,000 257,000

Nov 2015

678,000 140,000 98,000 163,000 263,000

Dec 2015

670,000 208,000 99,000 173,000 270,000

Jan 2016

668,000 220,000 93,000 162,000 260,000

Feb 2016

685,000 230,000 98,000 150,000 240,000

Mar 2016

708,000 226,000 93,000 152,000 251,000

Apr 2016

650,000 279,000 96,000 143,000 262,000

May 2016

651,000 169,000 99,000 153,000 286,000

Jun 2016

700,000 215,000 86,000 128,000 266,000

Jul 2016

651,000 207,000 95,000 204,000 288,000

Aug 2016

708,000 227,000 100,000 140,000 270,000

Sep 2016

659,000 197,000 110,000 136,000 282,000

Oct 2016

652,000 188,000 90,000 114,000 280,000

Nov 2016

658,000 216,000 93,000 150,000 334,000

Dec 2016

654,000 246,000 155,000 147,000 258,000

Jan 2017

651,000 246,000 78,000 154,000 268,000

Feb 2017

806,000 260,000 75,000 146,000 289,000

Mar 2017

654,000 287,000 83,000 148,000 278,000

Apr 2017

759,000 371,000 86,000 174,000 286,000

May 2017

778,000 254,000 111,000 164,000 271,000

Jun 2017

738,000 252,000 103,000 142,000 326,000

Jul 2017

755,000 336,000 103,000 156,000 279,000

Aug 2017

796,000 253,000 82,000 164,000 294,000

Sep 2017

663,000 288,000 93,000 160,000 307,000

Oct 2017

729,000 271,000 89,000 148,000 300,000

Nov 2017

790,000 257,000 79,000 164,000 296,000

Dec 2017

795,000 190,000 100,000 165,000 318,000

Jan 2018

839,000 217,000 118,000 167,000 291,000

Feb 2018

797,000 234,000 63,000 198,000 326,000

Mar 2018

832,000 217,000 108,000 185,000 338,000

Apr 2018

854,000 224,000 74,000 190,000 327,000

May 2018

846,000 250,000 104,000 171,000 327,000

Jun 2018

915,000 235,000 117,000 200,000 333,000

Jul 2018

930,000 225,000 125,000 197,000 364,000

Aug 2018

892,000 240,000 123,000 220,000 376,000

Sep 2018

960,000 239,000 88,000 208,000 324,000

Oct 2018

918,000 283,000 108,000 223,000 297,000

Nov 2018

917,000 276,000 116,000 218,000 337,000

Dec 2018

960,000 271,000 114,000 236,000 312,000

Jan 2019

1,024,000 179,000 124,000 209,000 365,000

Feb 2019

885,000 233,000 131,000 192,000 358,000

Mar 2019

918,000 240,000 125,000 230,000 360,000

Apr 2019

905,000 241,000 142,000 216,000 364,000

May 2019

902,000 267,000 114,000 213,000 363,000

Jun 2019

847,000 260,000 113,000 232,000 357,000

Jul 2019

853,000 264,000 124,000 233,000 364,000

Aug 2019

829,000 260,000 115,000 221,000 403,000

Sep 2019

852,000 253,000 114,000 236,000 392,000

Oct 2019

848,000 255,000 134,000 244,000 415,000

Nov 2019

853,000 233,000 118,000 237,000 409,000

Dec 2019

785,000 251,000 97,000 231,000 425,000

Jan 2020

769,000 281,000 131,000 270,000 417,000

Feb 2020

807,000 208,000 122,000 255,000 394,000

Mar 2020

519,000 158,000 123,000 209,000 377,000

Apr 2020

295,000 134,000 106,000 183,000 345,000

May 2020

627,000 198,000 75,000 206,000 353,000

Jun 2020

802,000 278,000 121,000 184,000 371,000

Jul 2020

762,000 299,000 286,000 156,000 360,000

Aug 2020

741,000 266,000 118,000 205,000 376,000

Sep 2020

751,000 277,000 101,000 210,000 398,000

Oct 2020

792,000 266,000 103,000 228,000 369,000

Nov 2020

749,000 243,000 103,000 207,000 377,000

Dec 2020

685,000 205,000 98,000 217,000 344,000

Jan 2021

657,000 265,000 79,000 294,000 347,000

Feb 2021

761,000 275,000 83,000 177,000 375,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Over the month, job openings increased in health care and social assistance (+233,000); accommodation and food services (+104,000); and arts, entertainment, and recreation (+56,000). The number of job openings decreased in state and local government education (−117,000); educational services (−35,000); and information (−34,000).

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — February 2021." Also see charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings increase by 268,000 to 7.4 million in February 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/job-openings-increase-by-268000-to-7-4-million-in-february-2021.htm (visited April 18, 2021).

OF INTEREST
spotlight

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

triangle