BLS: Job Openings “Edged down” to 7.0 Million in September

Notes: In September there were 7.024 million job openings, and, according to the September Employment report, there were 5.769 million unemployed. So, for the nineteenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (almost 5 years).…

BLS: Job Openings “Edged down” to 7.0 Million in September

Notes: In September there were 7.024 million job openings, and, according to the September Employment report, there were 5.769 million unemployed. So, for the nineteenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (almost 5 years).
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of job openings edged down to 7.0 million (-277,000) on the last business day of
September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations
were little changed at 5.9 million and 5.8 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and the
layoffs and discharges rate were
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