BLS: Job Openings “Edged up” to 7.3 Million in October

Notes: In October there were 7.267 million job openings, and, according to the October Employment report, there were 5.855 million unemployed. So, for the twentieth 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 up” to 7.3 Million in October

Notes: In October there were 7.267 million job openings, and, according to the October Employment report, there were 5.855 million unemployed. So, for the twentieth 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 up to 7.3 million (+235,000) on the last business day of October, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little
changed at 5.8 million and 5.6 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at
2.3 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was little change
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