The number of job openings in the United States decreased slightly by 54,000 to 10.5 million in November of 2022, compared with market expectations of 10 million, suggesting the labor market remains strong. Job postings have slowly declined since reaching a peak of 11.9 million in March of 2022. Over the month, the number of job openings fell in finance and insurance (-75,000) and in federal government (-44,000) but increased in professional and business services (+212,000) and in nondurable goods manufacturing (+39,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires was down by 56,000 to 6.1 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 114,000 to 5.9 million. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 5090.45 Thousand from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 11855.00 Thousand in March of 2022 and a record low of 2232.00 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. United States Job Openings - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 9900.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

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United States Job Openings



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-30 03:00 PM Oct 10.334M 10.687M 10.3M 10.4M
2023-01-04 03:00 PM Nov 10.458M 10.512M 10M 10.1M
2023-02-01 03:00 PM Dec 10.458M 10.23M 9.5M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 percent Dec 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 256.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 220.00 202.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Unemployed Persons 5722.00 6000.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Employed Persons 159244.00 158527.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.20 percent Dec 2022
Job Vacancies 9756.00 10752.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Job Offers 10458.00 10512.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Job Quits Rate 2.70 2.60 Percent Nov 2022
Job Quits 4173.00 4047.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Employment Rate 60.10 59.90 percent Dec 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10458.00 10512.00 11855.00 2232.00 2000 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
US Job Openings Fall Less than Expected
The number of job openings in the United States decreased slightly by 54,000 to 10.5 million in November of 2022, compared with market expectations of 10 million, suggesting the labor market remains strong. Job postings have slowly declined since reaching a peak of 11.9 million in March of 2022. Over the month, the number of job openings fell in finance and insurance (-75,000) and in federal government (-44,000) but increased in professional and business services (+212,000) and in nondurable goods manufacturing (+39,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires was down by 56,000 to 6.1 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 114,000 to 5.9 million.
2023-01-04
US Job Openings Drop in October
The number of job openings in the United States dropped by 353,000 to 10.3 million in October of 2022, roughly in line with market expectations, and suggesting demand for workers started moderating amid a softer economic outlook and higher interest rates. Job openings decreased in state and local government, excluding education (-101,000); nondurable goods manufacturing (-95,000); and federal government (-61,000). The number of job openings increased in other services (+76,000) and in finance and insurance (+70,000). Over the month the number of hires and total separations changed little at 6.0 million and 5.7 million, respectively. Within separations, quits (4.0 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.4 million) changed little.
2022-11-30
US Job Openings Above Expectations
The number of vacancies in the United States unexpectedly rose by 437,000 to 10.72 million in September 2022, up from 10.2 million in August and easily beating market expectations of 10.0 million. The level of openings remained close to record highs seen at the end of 2021, which could add to inflationary pressure coming from raising wages to attract and keep staff. Openings were up in several industries with the largest increases being reported in accommodation and food services (+215,000); health care and social assistance (+115,000); and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+111,000). Meanwhile, job openings decreased in wholesale trade (-104,000) and in finance and insurance (-83,000). Elsewhere, the number of hires was down by 252,000 to 6.33 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations declined by 370,000 to 5.69 million.
2022-11-01