The number of job openings in the US dropped to 7.449 million in April 2019 from 7.474 million in the previous month, missing market expectations of 7.479 million. Job openings declined in professional and business services (-172,000), but increased in federal government (+22,000) and educational services (+20,000). Meanwhile, hiring jumped by 240,000 jobs to a series high of 5.937 million. Job Offers in the United States averaged 4402.42 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.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 6700.00 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 5818.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 5600.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-15 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.581M 7.479M 7.31M 7M
2019-04-09 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.087M 7.625M 7.550M 7.1M
2019-05-07 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.488M 7.142M 7.24M 7.2M
2019-06-10 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.449M 7.474M 7.479M 7.4M
2019-07-09 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.449M
2019-08-06 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.7M
2019-09-10 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 75.00 224.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 90.00 205.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -15.00 19.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 3.00 5.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 222.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1695.00 1693.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 27.00 271.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156758.00 156645.00 156949.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5888.00 5824.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.76 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.71 109.16 109.61 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.96 106.06 106.96 26.02 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7858.00 7343.00 7858.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7449.00 7474.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 58577.00 40023.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.38 23.31 23.38 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.19 4.22 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.04 22.02 22.04 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129695.00 129778.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26981.00 26915.00 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]


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. 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. United States Job Openings - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7449.00 7474.00 7626.00 2264.00 2000 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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