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Job openings decreased to 10.7 million in June 2022

August 04, 2022

The number of job openings decreased by 605,000 to 10.7 million on the last business day of June 2022. Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.4 million and 5.9 million, respectively.

 Total nonfarm openings, hires, and separations, June 2017–22
Month Total nonfarm job openings Total nonfarm hires Total nonfarm separations

Jun 2017

6,305,000 5,635,000 5,463,000

Jul 2017

6,238,000 5,497,000 5,338,000

Aug 2017

6,276,000 5,519,000 5,334,000

Sep 2017

6,320,000 5,450,000 5,289,000

Oct 2017

6,408,000 5,581,000 5,397,000

Nov 2017

6,271,000 5,494,000 5,283,000

Dec 2017

6,336,000 5,421,000 5,249,000

Jan 2018

6,589,000 5,480,000 5,358,000

Feb 2018

6,578,000 5,644,000 5,307,000

Mar 2018

6,818,000 5,641,000 5,484,000

Apr 2018

6,903,000 5,599,000 5,439,000

May 2018

6,996,000 5,845,000 5,477,000

Jun 2018

7,237,000 5,763,000 5,559,000

Jul 2018

7,196,000 5,676,000 5,595,000

Aug 2018

7,211,000 5,803,000 5,540,000

Sep 2018

7,340,000 5,601,000 5,522,000

Oct 2018

7,365,000 5,867,000 5,641,000

Nov 2018

7,558,000 5,833,000 5,777,000

Dec 2018

7,435,000 5,754,000 5,546,000

Jan 2019

7,473,000 5,778,000 5,600,000

Feb 2019

7,058,000 5,684,000 5,694,000

Mar 2019

7,320,000 5,706,000 5,558,000

Apr 2019

7,224,000 6,010,000 5,773,000

May 2019

7,295,000 5,704,000 5,523,000

Jun 2019

7,147,000 5,769,000 5,570,000

Jul 2019

7,080,000 5,928,000 5,818,000

Aug 2019

7,142,000 5,862,000 5,653,000

Sep 2019

7,100,000 5,954,000 5,750,000

Oct 2019

7,417,000 5,779,000 5,634,000

Nov 2019

6,896,000 5,845,000 5,670,000

Dec 2019

6,741,000 5,941,000 5,786,000

Jan 2020

7,161,000 6,005,000 5,769,000

Feb 2020

7,006,000 6,025,000 5,738,000

Mar 2020

5,919,000 5,222,000 16,336,000

Apr 2020

4,709,000 4,031,000 11,590,000

May 2020

5,441,000 8,145,000 4,732,000

Jun 2020

6,039,000 7,438,000 5,182,000

Jul 2020

6,621,000 6,188,000 5,179,000

Aug 2020

6,315,000 5,998,000 4,833,000

Sep 2020

6,494,000 5,898,000 5,052,000

Oct 2020

6,874,000 6,105,000 5,331,000

Nov 2020

6,844,000 5,885,000 5,677,000

Dec 2020

6,938,000 5,660,000 5,634,000

Jan 2021

7,232,000 5,719,000 5,172,000

Feb 2021

7,860,000 6,028,000 5,400,000

Mar 2021

8,480,000 6,208,000 5,540,000

Apr 2021

9,265,000 6,121,000 5,753,000

May 2021

9,639,000 6,092,000 5,513,000

Jun 2021

9,852,000 6,414,000 5,793,000

Jul 2021

10,783,000 6,556,000 5,874,000

Aug 2021

10,629,000 6,362,000 5,913,000

Sep 2021

10,673,000 6,504,000 6,008,000

Oct 2021

11,094,000 6,460,000 5,852,000

Nov 2021

10,922,000 6,705,000 6,197,000

Dec 2021

11,448,000 6,450,000 6,042,000

Jan 2022

11,283,000 6,426,000 6,044,000

Feb 2022

11,344,000 6,832,000 6,082,000

Mar 2022

11,855,000 6,645,000 6,248,000

Apr 2022

11,681,000 6,527,000 5,965,000

May 2022

11,303,000 6,507,000 6,017,000

Jun 2022

10,698,000 6,374,000 5,931,000

The June decrease in job openings was the largest drop since April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the third-largest decrease since June 2017. The largest increase during this period occurred in July 2021, when job openings jumped by 931,000 to 10.8 million.

These job openings data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Job openings data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2022." We also have more charts on job openings, hires, and separations data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings decreased to 10.7 million in June 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/job-openings-decreased-to-10-7-million-in-june-2022.htm (visited August 18, 2022).

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