BLS: Job Openings decreased to 5.0 Million in April

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of total separations decreased by 4.8 million to 9.9 million in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Despite the over the month decline, the total separations level is the second highest in series history. Within separations, the quits rate fell to…

BLS: Job Openings decreased to 5.0 Million in April

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of total separations decreased by 4.8 million to 9.9 million in April, the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics reported today. Despite the over the month decline, the total separations level is the
second highest in series history. Within separations, the quits rate fell to 1.4 percent and the layoffs and
discharges rate decreased to 5.9 percent. Job openings decreased to 5.0 million on the last business day
of April. Over the month, hires declined to 3.5 million, a series low. The changes in these measures
reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and effor
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