The number of job openings surged by 101,000 from the previous month to 9.026 million in December 2023, the highest in three months and above the market consensus of 8.75 million. During the month, job openings increased in professional and business services (+239,000) but decreased in wholesale trade (-83,000). Regarding regional distribution, job openings rose in the South (+115,000) and the Northeast (+12,000), but fell in the Midwest (-22,000) and the West (-4,000). source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States increased to 9026 Thousand in December from 8925 Thousand in November of 2023. Job Offers in the United States averaged 5314.82 Thousand from 2000 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 12027.00 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 February of 2024.

Job Offers in the United States increased to 9026 Thousand in December from 8925 Thousand in November of 2023. Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 8300.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 7000.00 Thousand in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2024-01-03 03:00 PM
JOLTs Job Openings
Nov 8.79M 8.852M 8.85M 8.75M
2024-01-30 03:00 PM
JOLTs Job Openings
Dec 9.026M 8.925M 8.75M 8.69M
2024-03-06 03:00 PM
JOLTs Job Openings
Jan 9.026M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 percent Jan 2024
Non Farm Payrolls 353.00 333.00 Thousand Jan 2024
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 317.00 278.00 Thousand Jan 2024
Unemployed Persons 6124.00 6268.00 Thousand Jan 2024
Employed Persons 161152.00 161183.00 Thousand Jan 2024
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.50 62.50 percent Jan 2024
Job Vacancies 8363.00 8262.00 Thousand Dec 2023
Job Offers 9026.00 8925.00 Thousand Dec 2023
Job Layoffs and Discharges 1616.00 1531.00 Thousand Dec 2023
Job Quits Rate 2.20 2.20 Percent Dec 2023
Job Quits 3392.00 3524.00 Thousand Dec 2023
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 percent Jan 2024

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
9026.00 8925.00 12027.00 2232.00 2000 - 2023 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
US Job Openings Unexpectedly Rise
The number of job openings surged by 101,000 from the previous month to 9.026 million in December 2023, the highest in three months and above the market consensus of 8.75 million. During the month, job openings increased in professional and business services (+239,000) but decreased in wholesale trade (-83,000). Regarding regional distribution, job openings rose in the South (+115,000) and the Northeast (+12,000), but fell in the Midwest (-22,000) and the West (-4,000).
2024-01-30
US Job Openings Fall More Than Expected
The number of job openings decreased by 62,000 from the previous month to 8.790 million in November 2023, marking the lowest level since March 2021 and falling below the market consensus of 8.85 million. It was the third consecutive month of declines in US job openings, reflecting the ongoing easing of labor market conditions. During the month, job openings decreased in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-128,000) and in federal government (-58,000). On the other hand, job openings increased in wholesale trade (+63,000). Regarding regional distribution, job openings fell in the South (-128,000), the Northeast (-29,000) and the West (-7,000) but rose in the Midwest (+102,000).
2024-01-03
US Job Openings Lowest since March 2021
The number of job openings decreased by 617,000 from the previous month to 8.733 million in October 2023, marking the lowest level since March 2021 and falling below the market consensus of 9.3 million. During the month, job openings decreased in health care and social assistance (-236,000), finance and insurance (-168,000), and real estate and rental and leasing (-49,000). On the other hand, job openings increased in information (+39,000). Regarding regional distribution, job openings fell in the South (-289,000), the Midwest (-193,000), the West (-83,000) and the Northeast (-52,000).
2023-12-05