The number of job openings in the US fell 561,000 to 6.8 million in November 2019 from a revised 7.361 million in the previous month and well below market expectations of 7.233 million. It was the lowest level since February 2018, as openings slumped by 520 thousand in the private sector and edged down by 42 thousand in the government. The largest decreases were in retail trade (-139,000) and construction (-112,000). The number of job openings fell in the South and Midwest regions.

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4487.54 Thousand from 2000 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 7626 Thousand in November of 2018 and a record low of 2264 Thousand in July of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Job Openings - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 7100.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Job Offers in the United States to stand at 6800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 6600.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United States Job Openings

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6800.00 7361.00 7626.00 2264.00 2000 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-09 02:00 PM Aug 7.051M 7.174M 7.191M 7.1M
2019-11-05 03:00 PM Sep 7.024M 7.301M 7.028M 7.0M
2019-12-17 03:00 PM Oct 7.267M 7.032M 7.018M 7.1M
2020-01-17 03:00 PM Nov 6.8M 7.361M 7.233M 7.1M
2020-02-11 03:00 PM Dec 6.8M 7.0M


News Stream
2019-12-17
US Job Openings Above Forecasts in October
The number of job openings in the US rose to 7.267 million in October 2019 from an upwardly revised 7.032 million in the previous month and above market expectations of 7.018 million. The number of job openings increased in retail trade (+125,000), finance and insurance (+56,000), and durable goods manufacturing (+50,000), but fell in nondurable goods manufacturing (-36,000), information (-33,000), and arts, entertainment, and recreation (-26,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, hiring dropped by 187,000 to 5.764 million.

2019-11-05
US Job Openings Lowest since March 2018
The number of job openings in the US fell to 7.024 million in September of 2019 from an upwardly revised 7.3 million in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 7.028 million. It was the lowest level since March of 2018, due to drops in all 4 main regions. The number of job openings edged down for total private (-262,000) and was little changed for government. The job openings level decreased in health care and social assistance (-124,000), retail trade (-102,000), and federal government (-19,000) but rose in information (+25,000).

2019-10-09
US Job Openings Fall to 1-1/2-Year Low
The number of job openings fell to 7.051 million in August 2019 from a downwardly revised 7.174 million in the previous month and below market expectations of 7.191 million. It was the lowest level since March 2018, mainly driven by a decline in the Midwest region (-183,000). Job openings decreased in nondurable goods manufacturing (-49,000) and in information (-47,000). Meanwhile, hiring dropped by 199,000 to 5.779 million in August, due to decreases in the private sector.

2019-09-10
US Job Openings Below Forecasts in July
The number of job openings fell to 7.217 million in July 2019 from a downwardly revised 7.248 million in the previous month and below market expectations of 7.311 million. The job openings level declined in wholesale trade (-55,000) and in federal government (-11,000), but increased in information (+42,000) and in mining and logging (+11,000). The number of job openings were down in the South and Northeast.

2019-08-06
US Job Openings Fall Less than Expected
The number of job openings in the US were little-changed at 7.348 million in June 2019, compared to a revised 7.384 million in the previous month and market expectations of 7.317 million. Job openings declined in leisure and hospitality (-93,000), but increased in real estate and rental and leasing (+38,000) as well as state and local government education (+20,000). Meanwhile, hiring fell by 58,000 jobs to 5.702 million.

2019-07-09
US Job Openings Below Forecasts
The number of job openings in the US dropped to 7.323 million in May 2019 from 7.372 million in the previous month, missing market expectations of 7.470 million. Job openings declined in construction (-65,000), transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-60,000), and real estate and rental and leasing (-49,000); but increased in other services (+77,000). Meanwhile, hiring fell by 266,000 jobs to 5.725 million.


United States Job Openings
In the United States, job openings refer to all positions that are open (not filled) on the last business day of the month. Job openings are part of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The survey collects data from around 16400 nonfarm establishments including retailers and manufacturers, as well as federal, state, and local government entities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The JOLTS assesses the unmet demand for labor in the U.S. labor market and gained attention in 2014 as favorite labor market indicator of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 145.00 256.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 139.00 243.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 6.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -12.00 58.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 211.00 205.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1731.00 1768.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 202.00 124.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158803.00 158536.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5753.00 5811.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.72 0.74 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.00 19.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 107.53 107.59 107.59 25.99 points [+]
Labour Costs 112.00 111.30 112.00 17.00 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6465.00 7626.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6800.00 7361.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32843.00 44569.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.79 23.77 23.79 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.57 22.41 22.57 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.34 5.03 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.60 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 61.00 61.00 64.70 54.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 131755.00 131562.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 26992.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]