BLS: Job Openings “Fell” to 6.4 Million in December

Notes: In December there were 6.423 million job openings, and, according to the December Employment report, there were 5.753 million unemployed. So, for the twenty-second 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 “Fell” to 6.4 Million in December

Notes: In December there were 6.423 million job openings, and, according to the December Employment report, there were 5.753 million unemployed. So, for the twenty-second 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 fell to 6.4 million (-364,000) on the last business day of December, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at
5.9 million and 5.7 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and layoffs and discharges
rate were unchanged at 2.3 percent a
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